ittybittybomb | style inspired by everything


On me: DIY faux fur vest, thrifted dress, F21 tights & hat, Monet brooch
On Zeus: au naturel baby, authentic Chic black kittehh

On behalf of Zeus, I would just like to say that this is a FAUX fur vest and he loves it–but will gladly keep his own! 
I’m beyond ecstatic about reaching a little over 100 followers, I know its nothing compared to the “big boys” but its still so great!  So thank you, yes YOU. 
Check out below to see how easy it was to make this vest! 

DIY faux fur vest

Being a college student on a budget has really helped bring out my creativity. DIY projects are my absolute favorite because it challenges me to be resourceful and helps me focus my energy and creativity on something…which is good because I’m definitely a “hands on” kind of person.

With the recent trend of faux fur popping up everywhere, I never found the perfect vest or within a reasonable price range. After hearing about the book P.S.–I Made This… by Erica Domesek, I jumped into my car and headed to Barnes & Noble to get my hands on it!

This book is so great. It’s simple and so inspiring, the best part–you don’t need a sewing machine! How awesome!

One of the projects was this great DIY faux fur vest that was so easy to make. It seriouly took me 30 minutes at most, to actually make it. I love how it turned out, and I can wear it to have the top rolled like a collar. Its warm, fuzzy, and made by me!

The faux fur was only $10 per yard, and I’m sure you can find sales and deals at your local fabric stores! It’s totally worth making, especially if your on the fence with this trend. I knew I wouldn’t wear it all the time, so why spend $30+ for something that might stay in my closet?

Pictures of me wearing the vest are posted above!

If you try this yourself, let me know! I want to see your lovely creations!

reconstruction destruction

DIY denim vest, F21 lace dress, bow, tights, vintage booties, Mulberry for Target bag

I had to reconstruct a denim jacket for one of my apparel classes and was very hesitant at the beginning, I wanted to opt out to do a trend board but decided to take on the challenge. Who doesn’t love challenges?

I thrifted the jacket for only $4.50! I drew out a spine and ribcage on stencil paper, and after using my X-ACTO knife to cut it out I used fabric spray paint to fill in the stencil. (Be careful with these things, they’re so much fun. I got carried away and started “x-acto knifing” EVERYTHING haha)

I then added exposed zippers throughout the jacket, as front pockets and on the collar. I used bias tape around the arm holes because I forgot to put on my glasses and just started cutting off the sleeves and well, I got a little scissor happy!  I then added the chain to the jacket, which can be used in different ways– as a belt, attached to the zippers, or it can come off completely.

Since I have very basic sewing skills and am not very good at following rules, I just let my fear of the sewing machine go and was actually pleased with how my jacket turned out. I was so worried about how straight my stitching was but when it came down to it, I actually like the raw and rough look that it made. 

This has encouraged me to sew by my own rules. Its helped me embrace my beginner’s mistakes and just play off of the mishaps by transforming them into my own beautiful imperfections. 

So I encourage you to start making your own things or adding your own additions to garments–make them unique and your very own. Don’t worry about following the conventional rules, just have fun with it!

If anyone is wondering, I received a perfect 100/100 for this…yay :)

hey december

Today was such a cold day, but I’m not complaining–I absolutely love this time of year. It means I can layer as much as I want, bundle up in gloves, boots, scarves, beanies, coats, and cuddle! All things that I adore.

After class I met up with some pals to check out the opening of a charming new vintage boutique.

One thing I love about our town, is that it’s always thriving with wonderful new things–new restaurants, neat little shops, and lovely boutiques. So when I first heard that a vintage boutique would be opening up I was beyond thrilled.  Grey Dog  is not just any ordinary vintage boutique, its run out of a beautifully renovated 1973 Airstream trailer. How neat is that?

Walking inside, we were all surprised to find out how big it actually was. It was like opening the door into my very own Narnia–filled with treasures and delightful surprises in every corner!

The owner, Molly Clark, is not only beautiful and sweet–but certainly has an eye for finding quality vintage clothing. Each piece was labeled with the decade they were from, and the quality of each piece was impeccable!

You can truly feel how much love was put into this boutique as well as every thing in it. From gorgeous printed dresses and shoes, to jewelry and bags, everything has its own unique story and Molly is so wonderful for sharing it with her customers. I definitely can’t wait to see Grey Dog grow!

I know where most of my Christmas wish list is coming from, so Santa get ready :)

It was raining at some point…

Vintage Etienne Aigner messenger, thrifted belt & trench coat, F21 top, jewelry, & hat, Target skirt, Marc Jacobs wellies

If you can’t tell, I’m exhausted. It was storming through the night and into the morning, which made it harder to go to sleep and even more difficult to wake up. I distracted myself from doing homework with some of my favorite shows.

These Marc Jacobs boots were a gift from my lovely roommate. She surprised me on my birthday last year and I about died! She was the sweetest roommate for sure! I call them my Ronald McDonald boots because of the crazy pop of color,  but they definitely brighten any gloomy day.

Since I was talking about shows I’d love to share some of my favorites, plus it keeps me from doing work :)

True Blood
These are real vampires and werewolves, way better than Twilight. Don’t let your kiddies watch it though, because it gets a little risqué. I love Eric Northman, and “Soo-kehh”.
Project Runway
What fashionista/o doesn’t love this show? Mondo was my favorite from last season.
A seial killer killing serial killers? Awesome. And because we all have a “dark passenger” riding along with us. 
Gossip Girl 
This show gets so ridiculous and girly at times but I can’t turn away. All the silly drama puts things into perspective sometimes, because life isn’t so serious! Blair and Chuck are my favorite, Serena can go away if she wants.
Boardwalk Empire
Prohibition. Al Capone. Guns. Flappers. And beautiful clothing. Need I say more?
The Walking Dead 
I just started watching this, and can’t get enough! I enjoy zombies except when they run, because those are the worst.
Mad Men
Christina Hendricks. Red hot bombshell. Sometimes the writing can get a little too predictable but the clothes in the show are gorgeous nonetheless. 
Rachel Zoe Project
I love RZ. I die!
Criminal Minds
I had to stop watching this because it made me way too paranoid. I often found my self analyzing people’s behaviors and thinking everyone was a serial killer, I got a little carried away ;)

What are your favorites? Any recommendations?

Stay wonderful!