Happy Monday, readers! Do you like how I added the exclamation mark to hopefully add some enthusiasm to Monday? I’m not sure if it’s working, but it’s worth a try, right? The weekends always pass so fast, but I’m still managing to sneak in some crafting here and there, including this tassel necklace that I made a few weeks ago. Maybe it’s just me, but I think crafting is good for the soul and mind. I probably would have made about 100 of these tassels because it was so relaxing, but alas, errands and chores were calling! A short and sweet post today, readers. Ta-ta for now!
Elephant print button down: Gap ($7 marked down from approx $50)
Cardigan: Banana Republic ($27 marked down from approx $80)
Pants: Banana Republic ($20 marked down from approx $90)
Shoes: Vince Camuto via Marshall’s ($25 marked down from $100)
Tassel necklace: made it! Tutorial available here.
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’ve been checking out more and more online tutorials on Pinterest lately, and have been finding a ton of great jewelry projects. I generally look for ones that are straight forward and not overly time consuming, because I love being able to start and finish something in one sitting! Many of the crafts include using materials that I already have laying around, or that are fairly low-cost materials. In the case of this tassel necklace, the thread came in a package of approximately 20 different colors of thread for about $4. I used a jump ring and a chain that I got at Michael’s, both of which probably came to about $5 for a bag of rings and three chains. You really cannot beat the price of a good DIY! Check out the tutorials on Pinterest if you’re interested! And, of course, always look for coupons online before heading to your local crafting store, or check out your local Dollar Store for crafting supplies.
2) As you all know, I’m a fan of Banana Republic sales. The pants I have gotten there are virtually indestructible and can be found for great prices. Lately, I’ve been waiting for the 40% off their sale section sale; pants are generally less than $20 at those sales, so check them out. The one thing I have noticed is inconsistency within the stores on their price tags. Always check their price tags twice, and compare tags of the same items. Additionally, when you go to pay, make sure that what they are ringing matches the tag. I’ve pointed out errors numerous times lately, which leads me to believe that they are tagging things quickly and then they are not updated in the system. One pair of shoes I found was still coming up as $60 in the system but were $9.99 on another pair I saw on the shoe rack. When I pointed it out at the register, the cashier noted that the markdowns from the day before weren’t put on every shoe and that she would double check the price. Sure enough, the tag was wrong. Definitely double check these things, readers!
Anyone else have DIY jewelry tips? Happy Monday, readers. Thank you so much for stopping by!
23 replies to “totally tasseled”
Great outfit and an equally awesome Keith Haring background!
Thanks! We are really lucky to have two of his beautiful paintings!!
On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
Super cute!! I love everything!! shoes, sweater, top etc.
Looking great as usual ..! Thanks for the tips, wow! You are really smart n thorough shopper 🙂
Super duper fun tassel necklace!
And I am adoring the Keith Haring backdrop – were you at an art gallery?
You are- great eye! Would you believe we are lucky enough to have two of his murals at my work?! I get to pass them everyday, which is so cool!!
On Monday, May 5, 2014, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
Awesome tips, lovely!!! XO
Love the tassel necklace! How fun and original! Love it!
Super sweet outfit!
Wow, Melissa, I really love your lovely DIY necklace, its super cool, You look fantastic!
I adore that Gap button-down. Those tiny elephants are so cute!
The necklace is really match with your outfit. Your look is awesome as always.
Fresh & lovely! xxx
Very cute look! Love it!
Love the whole look and of course the cardigan and the necklace as well! 🙂
You look so cute! The tassel necklace is such a great idea too and goes perfectly with the cardigan! xx..Cortneybre…
Love your hair today! Annnnd I love Pinterest 🙂 DIY jewelry is my fav, hope to see one of your creations soon! 🙂
Love love the outfit and your hair is gorg too
how cool is this color, I totally adore the combination on this look. xx
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How did I miss this one?? OMG, love the colors on your…!!!
Oh wow! The necklace turned out beautifully!!
Cute outfit and love that nail polish shade 🙂
Thanks you guys!! I’ll work on posting more DIYs soon!! xo 🙂 !