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Faux Graphic Designer

Every once in a while I get the privilege of living a double life. The one where I know what I’m doing when it comes to graphic design and such. Maybe one day I’ll have the chance to take some classes and learn to do everything the right way. I have had a few friends and family that trust me with their specific graphic design needs. I also, had a blast messing around with my own wedding invitations. It is something I really enjoy and have great pleasure in. Now you know, if you ever need something whipped up, holla at me!

Keep in mind, I’m no pro…

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Jewelry Organization

I am all about jewelry, and I am all about organization. I’m currently in the process of combining the two. A jewelry armoire would be fabulous, but I’m not willing to dish out the necessary cash to purchase one. {some day} There are some great ideas out there, many of which have inspired me to come up with my own design concept. It will be a work in progress. Here are some of my inspiration.

jewelry organizer by BoleynsBasement




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Okay, I have spent enough time searching for inspiration. I need to figure the rest out on my own. Then, to Home Depot.

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I heart lace.

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned my love & adoration for lace yet. But, I LOVE LACE! {there, I said it}

I’ve been noticing lots of uniquely styled t-shirts out there. So, how about a little DIY. Nothing a little scissors & a zig-zag stitch couldn’t handle. I also added the scalloped edges to the bottom of my shirt.t-shirt {OldNavy & DIY}, skirt {Macy’s INC}, shoes {Belk Jessica Simpson}, purse {Coach Outlet}

A new t-shirt = a new outfit. Woohoo! :)



DIY Maxi Skirt

I made myself a maxi skirt! Not only are they super in right now…but they are so versatile. They are perfect for my Puerto Rican lifestyle…crazy heat outdoors/crazy air conditioners indoors. There are very few fabrics stores here, but of course I’ve found one. I believe this fabric is almost like a swimsuit material…not easy to work with. {for $5 who’s complaining??}I scoured the web for a tutorial…and this is what I ended up doing:

Turn fabric right-sides together.I used one of my own skirts as a ‘pattern.’ It gave me the basic size/shape. I continued through to the desired length by cutting to the end of my fabric. Giving somewhat of a triangle effect.I sewed the two sides together using a zig-zag stitch.

As for the waist: I double folded the top, and stiched across the bottom edge. I left 2 ” for inserting my elastic.One of the many sewing tricks, use a safety pin to help guide the elastic all the way through. {ignore the nasty nails, they are now painted a nice glossy pink}Once you are through to the other side, stitch the two ends together. Be sure it’s sturdy! (don’t worry about the looks!) Then stitch across the remaining opening. I didn’t photograph the hemming…it’s rather simple: Double fold to desired length and stitch away. I used a zig-zag stitch again.For my first attempt, I’m rather pleased. $5=fabric + $1=elastic + $2 thread + 1.5 hours = $8 new skirt! I’ll take it!Top is from Express and necklace was a gift. It’s SUPER comfy. I have big plans for another maxi skirt…or 2. :)signature



I was pretty much MIA last week. We will blame it on Netflix…Gossip Girl to be exact. I crammed all 6 seasons into 3 weeks. I should be ashamed of myself, but what else is a stay-at-home-wife supposed to do? I’ll get caught up on the ironing this week, I promise. Also, I was healing & pealing from my nasty sunburn.

Anywho, I’m back with a wear no more post that I’m pretty pumped about.

As you already know, from my last skirt transformation, I love skirts. I got rather used to wearing them growing up, and then they were a must during my college days. Thankfully, I don’t have to cover my knees 24/7 anymore. I took my inspiration from this super cute LOFT skirt. The cut and length is perfect for my 5’3″ little self.

I’ve had this New York & Co. skirt for a long time. It’s a size 2, cotton, pencil skirt. (not that it looks very pencil-y on me…

I hemmed it up about 5″+ shaped the sides to taper in a bit + gave it a good iron. Vwa-la!

I’m thrilled to add this gem to my skirt collection.

I’d also like to announce my new found desire to wear lipstick. Up until today, I went for the lip gloss. Blair (from Gossip Girl) has inspired me to rock some lipstick. Here’s to trying new things! :-)blair waldorf, cat eye , gossip girl, hair, harry winston

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