I don’t know when I became so obsessed with these boots. All of a sudden I’m ready to give up my first born in exchange for them. I mean, you’d think I’d at least hold out for a pair of Valentino Rockstuds.
I’m a big fan of clever clutches (see my last DIY clutch here) but the Kate Spade and Charlotte Olympia clutches I’m coveting are a bit out of my price range. I was particularly in love with Kate Spade’s magazine clutch back when it was around, so I decided to make one myself. I went back and forth on what cover I should use (this Audrey Hepburn Vanity Fair cover was a close runner-up) and eventually decided on Jessica Chastain’s W cover. But it was a little more difficult than anticipated—the cover was too thick and didn’t mold to the shape of the clutch well. After a frustrating fifteen minutes, I flipped through the magazine and ripped out a photo from Chastain’s spread that’s super similar to the cover. I found that the thinner page worked a lot better. It’s no Kate Spade but if you’re looking for a weekend DIY project or inexpensive statement clutch, I encourage you to try it!
1. Measure the length of the clutch and cut the magazine page you’re using to fit.
2. Brush Mod Podge onto one side of the clutch and smooth the magazine page over that side. Run over any bubbles and make sure the top is flush, then repeat on the other side.
3. Let it dry for about five minutes.
4. Brush Mod Podge over the page. Smooth rough edges around the corners of the clutch and trim any excess around the top.
5. Clean any Mod Podge off of the metal and wait about an hour before opening the clutch. And you’re done!
A baseball tee was the top item on my grocery list for more than a couple of weeks (all right, maybe I haven’t quite grasped the concept of “grocery list” yet). It’s my first step into the sporty trend, so obviously I had to pair it with a full leather skirt and the biggest, sparkliest necklace that I own. Now the only thing on my grocery list is Revenge Wears Prada and bananas.