Cause I Am An American Girl | As Seen on DIYREADY.com

Guys, not sure if I’ve mentioned it enough times yet, but I am a blogger over at DiyReady.comWhat’s that!? Yes, DIYREADY.COMWell for the fourth I was inspired to DIY my own little getup. So I begged my bosses to let me my bosses begged me to craft this little post for our loyal readers. CLICK IT:

make your own 4th of July Hat with @itsa_Lisa of itsaLisa.com | DiyReady.com

When it comes to dressing up for the holidays I like to keep it low key: thematic, but not over the top. So I opted for 2 classic American looks, and topped them with a sun-hat covered in an American Flag Scarf to pull the look together

Look 1: (above) I am wearing a LBD with a fancy ruffled slip. My “southern” or “at the races” look, if you will. (Now where’s my Mint Julep, Y’ALL!?)

Look 2: (below) A plain white tank, denim cutoffs, bikini top, and artfully placed aviators. My “west coast” look. Cowabunga.

 

make your own 4th of July Hat with @itsa_Lisa of itsaLisa.com

And WHERE oh WHERE did I get this FABULOUS AMERICAN FLAG SCARF!?!? Scarves.com, that’s where!

>> Shop their own RED RUSTIC AMERICAN FLAG SCARF HERE!!! <<

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How to Make Your Birkenstock Sandals POP!

sky blue sandals for summer! #DIY itsaLisa.com

I painted my Birkenstocks sky blue for summer. 🙂 Why did I do this?

Because originally they were taupe nubuck which reminded me too much of human skin, and I didn’t really want to wear flesh on flesh. ((They didn’t look awful, but I just wasn’t having it.)) And being the savvy thrift shopper that I am, I literally found these shoes for $2 at a shop in Oregon (thank you Newberg Friends), so if something went wrong while painting them, I had nothing to lose (yet so much to gain!)

How to Make Your Shoes Pop! Tutorial:

All you need is these 3 essentials:

  • 1 giant blob of happy colored paint
  • 1 pair of boring old shoes (find them at a THRIFT store (Helloooo Salvation Army, Goodwill, or your local thrift)!
  • 1 ordinary paint brush

Now sing along with me while I color my world with the chaos of trouble ♫♪

sky blue sandals for summer! #DIY itsaLisa.com

One, Two, Paint the shoe.

sky blue sandals for summer! #DIY itsaLisa.com

Three, Four, Paint some more. 

sky blue sandals for summer! #DIY itsaLisa.com

Five, Six, Clean up shit.

sky blue sandals for summer! #DIY itsaLisa.com

Seven, Eight, They look great! 

sky blue sandals for summer! #DIY itsaLisa.com

Now you’ve got fancy fresh feet to just in time for summer! Let me know how your own pair turned out in the comments below. 😉 You know you want to.

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3 Scarf Tricks You Have Got to Try!

Guest post on Fashionado.net, by Lisa Loperfido

3 Scarf Tricks You Have Got To Try!

Everybody loves scarves. They make the perfect accessories for, well, anything. Here are three tricks you might not have thought for using your scarves to their fullest potential.

1. Have you ever been in a hurry to get to work, but your clothes are all soiled from endless nights of partying with no time to launder in between? Throw on a scarf! A big loop-de-loop will cover that red wine right up.

2. Want to rock the infinity but all your old scarves are boring “rectangle” shaped?… Click here to keep reading on Fashionado.net!

5 Scarves Every Lady Must Have!

Guest Post on Lady M Presents, by Lisa Loperfido

Jessica Alba Scarf Style

Let’s be honest, you probably own a lot of scarves. They are one of the best accessories because of their style and versatility, plus they’re pretty. The beauty of the scarf is also due to their being the ultimate accessory to your wardrobe staples. … Take Jessica Alba for example; have you ever seen her NOT looking fabulous in a scarf? One of the most recognized scarf-wearing-celebrities knows how to make an outfit rock with the addition of… Click here to keep reading on LadyMPresents.com!

How to Look Great This Spring While Staying Warm!

guest post on CPHBLONDE.com, by Lisa Loperfido

Black Outfit with a Scarf Color Pop

Spring is around the corner, and that means Tulip Season!!! SO, what is your plan for staying warm and dry while enjoying the beautiful spring season this year?  Let’s take a hint from the lovely tulip. It remains in a bulb all year, and finally in the cool months of spring we see its gorgeous head poke through the surface and blossom into a bright and beautiful flower that pops against its grey surroundings.

Take a style queue from this natural marvel and stand out in your own bright colours this spring! You have probably been wearing…  Click here to keep reading on CPHBLONDE.com! 

Spring Fashion Trend: The WHITE OUT

Guest post on Daisys-World.com, by Lisa Loperfido
Spring Fashion: THE WHITE OUT

With Spring just around the corner, you might be in a frenzy for a fresh new look! Lucky for you Spring’s trends are as chic and fresh as ever! One of my favorite looks is the white-out. Polar opposite to the black-out, but with just as much attitude! To wear this look mix and match any of your white pieces, use different textures, and add a pop of color to break it up. The best color for you to add this spring is… click here to keep reading on Daisys-World.com!

5 Ways a Pashmina Scarf Will Come in Handy

Guest post on Rizanoia.com, by Lisa Loperfido

5 Ways a Pashmina Scarf Will Come in Handy!

Is there such a thing as the perfect wardrobe accessory? Opinions vary here, but the scarf puts up a reasonable fight. You see, a scarf not only keeps you warm, stylish, and covered up; it is also a practical accessory to carry around and use whenever you find yourself in a fix… Click here to keep reading on Rizanoia.com!