Friday, July 6, 2012

DIY| Recycled Denim Tote

I found an old jeans of mine that I haven't worn in years but loved it enough to not never throw it out. I finally came up with an idea to transform my jeans into something new and fun. I have always wanted to make tote bags but I never felt inspired by any of the fabrics I have around the house. I decided to used these old pants to make my tote. The denim has aged but is remains thick. So I was excited to see how it would hold up as a tote. I believe I did a great job that is for my first time.

I was researching where online someone could sell or buy a denim tote bag. To my surprise there is quite a market for these bag. Both eBay and Esty have a large selection of handmade denim tote. The price range on these sites are significantly different. However, you can find the style denim bag for just about any denim lover being offered on these two sites.

Denim Tote
Recycled Denim Tote (Front)
Denim Tote
Recycled Denim Tote (Back)

How to Design a Friendship Bracelet

Friendship bracelets can be created with some many different variations.They make a wonderful gift person they are so easy to personalize. A website that helped me generate and learn new pattern for my bracelets was Friendship-Bracelets. The website is astounding. Its offers tutorials and patterns for just about all different types of patterns you would want to make a bracelet. Tutorials and patterns are categories by skill levels, beginners ( like myself), intermediate and advance.The below picture shows bracelets completed by me (Barely Rooted herself).
Chevron-Purple bracelet and basic striped friendship bracelet

  • Find a pattern within your skill level: Beginner, Intermediate or Advance
  • Select your colors for the strings. Here is where you will have the most chance to personalize your bracelet if you decide to you a completed pattern
  • Lastly, friendship-bracelets site allows you to generate your own pattern for a bracelet which is the most personalized a bracelet can be! 
  • Good luck

Friday, June 29, 2012

African Clothing In Mainstream Fashion

African prints are being integrated increasingly into our fashion and style. The prints once thought to only be featured by African designers for years. Other fashion design groups such Burberry's Prorsum African Print Dress are targeting market because of its potential. African prints are being tailored into bathing suits, pants, tops sets, and especially men suits and lady's dresses.

Burberry dress
Burberry Prorsum African Print 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY | The Red White and Blue | Friendship Bracelet

With four of July just right around the corner. I couldn't help to be inspired by the up coming celebration. I have been learning how to make the very popular friendship bracelets and I decided that using the colors red, white and blue to design a four of July themed bracelet, would be the best project idea for the upcoming celebration. Especially with fire works and celebration; this bracelets just become a cute accessory with your outfit for the day.

Red White and Blue, Friendship Bracelet

Friday, June 15, 2012

Denim Blue | Summer Dress

 I love this denim blue dress. It falls above my knees. For the hot weather, it is definitely one of my favorite pieces to wear because it is so easy to style! I paired this dress with a blue tank and black wooded heels. Its was summer chic with ease. Tell me how do you style your favorite denim blues!