Friday, August 29, 2014

How to lengthen/embellish your shorts

          Summer's almost over and it already starts to feel as if it's mid November! (I'm glad I took these photos before sweater weather settled in). So, as a nostalgic ode to our beloved season, I thought I should post a tutorial that's perfect for a person who dislikes garments that are too...revealing. After all, it has to be summer somewhere on this planet, doesn't it?
          I've always loved high-waisted pants. They're comfy, they flatter my waist and I don't have to worry about pulling my pants up all the time. After many searches, I came across some lovely pairs at Bershka and I decided to buy a pair of shorts and a pair of mom jeans. I had tried them on, but when I got home, I realized the shorts were, well, too short for my taste, but I had an idea of making them longer and here's the tutorial.

What you need:
  • Lace trim(about one meter)
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue (if you'd like to sew it, go ahead, but it's easier with glue)
  1. Measure around each of your thighs to make sure you use enough lace, if the shorts are elastic (like my pair). If the shorts don't stretch, you can measure directly around the hem of every leg.
  2. Consider the seam allowance, then cut your lace trim.
  3. Glue the lace trim on the inside of every leg, as it's easier to remove. You can also sew it, but you have to make sure that you don't ruin the original seam.

Not only they're longer, they're also cuter.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dexter update

          Oh, our little cat is growing so fast! It's been 3 months since we brought him home and he already feels like he's always been part of the family. I love him dearly, I love cats and I've always wanted one (hence, the blog name), although it's a new experience and let's admit it, young cats are sooo crazy! Dexter could be cuddling next to me, then, out of the blue, he could run like mad into a random room. He hates posing. I mean, everytime I try to get the right shot, he is either moving or hiding and I end with blurry photos. He's like "Haha, silly human, you can't fool me!" and after I turn off the camera, he's so still. However, I somehow managed to snap to photos and I love them.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Floral kimono

Self made kimono // T-shirt and bag from New Yorker // Vintage shorts // Necklace from C&A // Sandals from Deichmann

          It's so hot right now, I don't even want to go outside until the sun sets. As a person with sensitive skin, I have to avoid the sun as much as possible, even though I wear half a bottle of sunscreen at a time, haha. That's why I don't like revealing too much of my body. Well, I know it's summer and everyone gets tanned, but I'd rather not, because I like my skin cancer-free. 
          I love kimonos because they are so light, but they still offer enough coverage and when I saw this fabric in a store, I knew what it would become. It gives a boho touch to every plain outfit, there's nothing not to love about it. I think I'll just sew more these.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Instagram - July

1. Dexter acting as he's innocent. 2. Drowning in my own tears.
3. Lovely little bunny (not mine, though). 4. My niece, Iulia, feeding Dexter. 
5. My new gel nails. 6. Macarons (coconut, rose, jasmine and pistachio flavoured).