Matchy Matchy

The matching separates trend for Spring Summer 2013 is really cute.

Here are some of my favorites, links below!


From L-R:

& Other Stories, ASOS

Nasty GalChristian Siriano S/S 2013

Creatures of Comfort, ASOS

Oasis S/S 2013, Zara


There are no words for the frustration I feel when having to rip a project and start again.




Oh Beyoncé, you’re too much.




D.I.M Belt Quick Fix

I’ve had this lovely Monsoon leopard print skinny belt for a while but slowly the patterned side started detaching from the leather underneath. It was beginning to look very tatty.

So for a quick and easy fix I used studs to join the 2 parts back together and now it’s good as new!

It’s too simple, I just measured the belt and spaced the studs evenly across it, I used about 10. Then with a leather awl I punched the holes, fitted the studs and was done!

One thing to be careful of is that the prongs of the studs are well pushed in so they don’t snag off any of your clothes.




Another option would have been to glue but that might not have coped with all the stretching and bending a belt goes through as well the studs.

Embroidered Jumper

This jumper from Zara caught my eye, seems like a really simple and cute way to personalise a plain sweater.

zara jumper 1

zara jumper 2

D.I.M. Gold Skirt

Some terrible phone photos of a skirt I made over Christmas with vintage gold fabric, rush photography but it turned out great.


Just came across Frances May, waaaaay out of my budget but fits the bill for the simple styles I’m craving right now.






Big Hats, Big Bows and Leather Jackets

Even though these looks come from Yves Saint Laurent’s SS 2013 ready to wear collection (see all here) they are definitely winter appropriate too.

Bonus: The bow would be so easy to recreate.




Video Tutorial: Paper Heart Bunting

I first saw this idea on Oh So Crafty and there are hundreds of other variations online, but here is a short video tutorial on how to make paper heart bunting.


D.I.M. Laptop Sleeve

This was a laptop sleeve I made for a friend, didn’t take pictures as the process was a bit trial and error, but will definitely be making more.

Hope it fits!