Tuesday, October 21, 2014

[diy inspiration] Sweater Weather

I've been haunting my local thrift stores ever since the first day of autumn, hoping to find sweaters to refashion into all of the DIY projects I want to do this year, but I haven't had any luck yet! I guess it's still too warm here in Southern California, but these projects have me dreaming of the cooler weather ahead!
No-Sew Open-Back Sweater at In Honor of Design
Exposed Zipper Sweater at Sweet Verbena
Felted Wool Sweater Blanket at Yellow Suitcase Studio
Felt Heart Elbow Patches at Superficial Girls
Bow Sweater at Love, Maegan...
Sweater Throw Pillows at Stone Gable
Versace-Inspired Pin Back Sweater at Love, Maegan...
Sweater Ornaments at Art and Obsession
Cable Knit Skirt at My Poppet
Shoulder Tie Sweater at Felted
Have you tried any of these DIY's? Are your thrift stores stocking bargain sweaters yet? Leave a comment and let me know!

Monday, October 20, 2014


"The great thing about fashion is that it always moves forward."
R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta

[video] Fall Makeup

As fall rolls around, tans fade, and daylight becomes a precious commodity. As much as I miss the abundant sunshine of summer, I love having the opportunity to change up my daily makeup to match the weather. Here's how I subtly mix deeper autumn tones into my everyday makeup routine.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebolapocalypse: How to Style a Hazmat Suit

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Well, it's official. There have been TWO diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States. If you want to stay ahead of the trends, the time to make an investment in a Hazmat suit is NOW. I mean, you wouldn't want to be the last one on the bandwagon and end up looking like the clipboard guy.
Luckily for you, onesies are already in-- but Hazmat onesies are a bit more complicated. First, you choose your protection level-- A, B, C, or D, with A being the most covetable couture, and D being the best bargain for your buck. Some of these break down further into the categories of gas-protection or splash-protection, but this decision really depends on the toxicity of your environment. You'll be lighting up every room you enter, as most suits are a classic eye-catching yellow, but you can also find them in more subtle black or white tones for formal occasions.
Once you've made a decision about what kind of suit is best for your body type and necessary level of infectious disease protection, you can choose your accessories! The type of respirator, gloves, and boots you choose are where you can really get creative and show off your personality. The combinations of colors and chemical-resistance options-- Teflon, heavy rubber, PVC, Tyvek? --the possibilities are endless! Turn up the volume with steel-toed boots for a more edgy emergency-management look, or don a floor length apron for a dressier feel with extra splash protection. 
This trend is coming in hot! Invest in one of these gorgeous suits before you are stuck repurposing your boyfriend's overdone Breaking Bad costume from last Halloween and find yourself with diarrhea and inexplicable internal hemorrhaging.
In all seriousness, though, you're probably not going to get Ebola. You should worry more about getting the actual flu. Educate yourself.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

[how to] Valfrè Girl Makeup

If you haven't seen Ilse Valfrè's adorable doodles plastered all over Instagram and Tumblr, you must be living under a rock. Valfrè's artwork has taken the internet by storm, with her drawings depicting sullen and beautiful, as well as incredibly relatable, girls in fantasy contexts. I love the look of these lovely ladies, and thought it would be a quick and easy costume to put together, as Halloween is just around the corner. Watch my video below to learn how to get the look!

 Artwork by Ilse Valfrè

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

insta love :: September

Soft serve with my sister at Souplantation!
OG dollin' and ballin' at Organized Grime. Crop tank from the Barbie capsule collection at F21.

Wow, I really didn't 'gram much this month. Sorry guys!

...and my "September Moments" compilation video:

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

[diy] Henna Pumpkins

If you saw my Pumpkin DIY Inspiration post last week, you know there are tons of ways to personalize your fall decorations to fit your home. These 'henna'd' pumpkins actually require no henna and are super simple to create. I found small faux pumpkins at Walmart for $2.97 each and used a Sharpie I had on hand. Watch the video below to see how I created my pumpkins!

Did you try this DIY? Tweet a photo to @holehx and leave a comment down below to let me know how you decorate for fall!