I hope everyone had an awesome holiday! I had some followers send me their looks from their 4th of July get-togethers and I must say you all looked fab! For this occasion, I wanted to put together something that looked festive but not costumey. There were things I KNEW I wanted to have: #1. a star headpiece #2. hand-made button earrings. I decided to hit the craft store to see what would inspire me. Let me how you how I pulled my 4th of July outfit together to MAKE IT WORK!!!!
After searching for several days I finally found the perfect star appliques. Since I don’t really have anything in my closet that is red I figured this was the missing link. All you need is three items: appliques, fabric glue (super glue) and bobby pins.
I dabbed a bit of glue in the center of the star. I placed the curvy side of the bobby pin in the glue. I know most would put the flat end in the glue to ensure the tackiness, but I would rather the star lay flat against my head.
Ta Da! 3 beautiful star pieces dying. I suggest letting them dry for a solid 20 minutes before touching. Then go back in and glue again. * Make sure you don’t glue the pin shut! You need it to open to place in your hair!!!!!
Now on to my earrings. I shuffled through hundreds of buttons til my eyes locked on these beauties. Anchors PERFECT! Nautical is so in and I know I’ll wear them all the time in the future. This time you need: buttons, glue, and tooth picks.
Since you are dealing with such small buttons I suggest using toothpicks as your tool so you don’t glue yourself to the table or something! Again let the earrings sit for a solid 20 mins before you start messing with them. Then for security, do an extra dab of glue to ensure it is set!
THE FINAL LOOK:
Today is the day of the party. I knew I wanted to have my hair all the way up to showcase the stars and my earrings. I opted for a side braid into a messy bun. I just love how the look turned out when the stars were added. It really showed off my hair style and brought an extra pizzaz to the back of my look. *I feel a real fashionista thinks about how she looks from ALL angles.
I honestly got 5 compliments on my earrings. They are not a showstopper piece but definitely an added detail that is always appreciated.
Red Stars: $3
Backs of earrings: $3.98
(Glue, Boobby pins, Tooth picks- I already owned)
Final cost: $10.96!!!!!
Again, I hope this makes you rethink itmes in your closet work! As always, I love to hear from you! Let me know if you need help figuring something out. Make sure to check in later in the week about the perfect nude lipstick combination I found!!!! whoop whoop- Love you all! xoxo, Loftiss
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