Monday, May 30, 2011

'Fear No More The Heat O' The Sun'


...for it is FINALLY upon us!  It has been absolutely hellish hot in NYC and I am not complaining AT ALL!

These Timberland boots were an absolute steel from a chance encounter with Marshalls. Can you believe they were only $15?  I had also picked up these babies at the same time!


I'm really craving accessories right now, and I've always had a soft spot for body chains but really never wanted to spend the $100 - $200 some of them cost.  Instead, I went to a bead store, bought some chains and made one myself.  It can actually be worn a couple of different ways!  I'm actually very happy with the way it turned out!

Have you ladies ever been inspired to make your own jewelry?









What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Urban Outfiters
           Orig.: 59.00
           Paid:  $9.99
Suede Fedora: Free People
Boots: Timberland
Body Chain: DIY
Rings: RH - Claw Ring, eBay; NYC street vendor
            LH - Made Her Think; Skull, UO; Free People Shark ToothPin It

85 comments:

  1. we all so excited about the humid weather coming on:)) that boot is such a steal, and that diy chain, very creative, you look country chic girl!!!
    http://mystylebyjoandy.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful! I always try to make things myself but they usually turn out crappy...

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  3. those are great great amaznig boots!!!

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  4. really cute boots...love your rings they are very eclectic!!

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  5. you did a really great job creating that chain. I have always wanted to try and make a necklace for myself but it just never pans out.

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  6. You look just fabulous with this dress! I like the entirely look, beautiful!

    Kisses xXx :)

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  7. Love this look. The body chain is a great DIY! Yes the weather is super hot but i aint complaining (as i sit here in front of my fan) lol

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  8. I used to have that exact tunic in the same color, but I sold it on Ebay! lol. It's also funny that you asked if we're ever inspired to make our own jewelry. I just made some pretty awesome earrings that will be up on my blog at some point. So stay tuned! :)

    xo,
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  9. Love the body chain, and I cannot believe u scored those boots for $15! looking good...

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

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  10. it is still raining and cold here..hope it will get better..nice to hear that you are having nice weather..you look great lady!

    http://cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com

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  11. honey, i totally Heart your Fedora and the color of your dress...you look gorgeous!!!

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  12. iLove the rope on the dress, your nail polish color and boots!!!

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  13. you look so nice! I looove those boots, 15 dollars is awesome!! Also your body chain is fabulous, way to go! I have made my own jewlery but nothing as cool as that! I love DIY, it makes everything feel better, and like you've really accomplished something :)

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  14. Adore those boots!!



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  15. love the shirt dress! so cute and the color is great. i can't believe you got those boots for $15! they're fabulous and they look perfect with that dress. there's something about dresses and combat boots that i absolutely adore!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  16. Those boots are a real bargain!!!
    I love them!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  17. Great look!Love the dress with those boots!xoxo

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  18. Great outfit. Love how the boots toughen it up, and the cut is great for your figure. Great hat too!

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
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  19. Hah! I used to have that little U.O. dress myself. The color looks luscious on you, and I LOVE your body chain. I've been pondering a diy on that sort of thing...I frequently make my own jewelry out of odds and ends from antiques shops.

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  20. Awesome Boots...U have got great legs to carry off such a cute outfit!!!
    Thanks for Following me ..following u back
    Keep Visiting

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  21. $15 for those gorgeous boots?????
    You are so lucky!
    I love the outfit and the surrounding goes well with it!
    xx

    http://jitterbug-r.blogspot.com/

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  22. can't believe you got those shoes for such an amazing price! superb

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  23. Gorgeous boots, and for such a great price! Wow! lots of love from your follower, Veena <3

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hey..you have a wonderful blog and definately a grt sense of style..pls do visit my blog http://trimmingsandlace.blogspot.com/ and if you like pls do follow me..I shall be following you :)

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  25. I am a new follower :) Love it :) and yea i do make some jewelry :) ive mad so many rings and pendants :D

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  26. Love this outdoorsy look! especially the boots

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  27. UHM your dress was a STEAL and you make it look so good!

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  28. very cute i love the drees blue is my color favorit

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  29. Aweosome outfit. the boots are to die for.
    :)

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  30. Hey girl!
    Great steal on the boots--I can see them so many different ways! The color of the dress is gorge, and kudos for DIY-ing the body chain--it looks great! x and o!

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  31. I love your DIY chain and the color combo here!

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  32. I really lke you booties, they're so chique and beautiful :) LOVE the way you wear them underneath that denim dress!

    X, Saar

    www.ethnicspring.blogspot.com

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  33. Aww, I love the first pic! It is soo inspiring. Great post! xx

    http://memoiresdecouture.blogspot.com/

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  34. I also sometimes make my own jewelry. it is fun and indeed much cheaper. I really loove your boots : you're lucky to have bought them so cheap. The photos on the bench are wonderful!

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  35. Hi stopped by, great look and wow the boots only for 15 :O!!! awesome price, great blog following U!!! Love it if U follow, check out my blog :)


    xo Emma

    www.fromcitytocity-emm.blogspot.com

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  36. Sweet boots! And yes I have, I make my own jewelry all the time. Feathers are fun and easy!

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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  37. love the brown boots. brown + blue are one of my favorite mixes right now.

    www.benchesandchandeliers.com

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  38. I adore your boots, especially when nobody wears them in summer. Yours absolytely ROCK.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  39. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I am your happy follower :)

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  40. I'm in awwww of your background shots! So beautiful & amazing. Great colored dress, luv the hat & boots combo ;D red nail polish ~ so chic

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  41. lovely blue outfit looks pretty in that blue nice

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  42. Bravo for your DIY adventure! I must agree, turned out quite well! And those boots for $15? Heck yes! You'll wear them forever. PS-"hot chocolatey", you are amazing! That's hilarious! Can I borrow that phrase, I love it!!!

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  43. Thanks cute! Off course I follow back! lovely blog!

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  44. LOVE the look and i love me some marshall's. their deals are always on point! and btw, it has been so darn HOT in md too. whew! stay cool :-)

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  45. We all love google! Tried again!

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  46. Off course I want to follow each other :)
    Already following, waiting for you ;)

    www.ethnicspring.blogspot.com

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  47. Your boots are so awesome!

    mfashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  48. love your dress, it's awesome!
    so are your boots and DIY bodychain is such an inspiration honey, you are so creative! :)))


    http://wear-a-smile-wear-a-smile.blogspot.com/

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  49. Your dress is hot and I can't believe it was only $9.99! The dress and boots were such a fabulous score! xo

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  50. I make most of my necklaces. It' s fun and cheaper. I love your hat and your boots. You look great as always.

    Wanna enter my Clinique make up kit give away?

    denizsaatcioglu.blogspot.com

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  51. those boots are SO cute!

    i've been wanting to make my own jewelry! i need to take a class or something.

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  52. love the outfit! cute UO dress! love the hat

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  53. that body chain is so unique! yes I also make my own jewelries...those shoes are a steal, wow!you look gorgeous and sexy with those shoes!

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  54. You're rocking those Tims! I make pretty jewelry pretty often, some things can be quite costly and you can make them in a little time for a fraction of the cost.

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  55. i love the colour of this dress on you! and what a bargain! :) x

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  56. your dress's blue and forest's green are very beautiful!!!

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  57. Love your photos! Your body chain looks really cool. I made one myself which can also be worn as a necklace. Unfortunately, it's a bit tarnished so I don't wear it anymore

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  58. Thank you so much for your amazing comment :) I just finished my last assignment for the semester just then but I still have so much studying to do for exams ahh! Just wanted to sneak in a little comment to you though ^_^ x
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  59. thank you dear <3
    yes let's follow each other ,
    already follow you :)

    anyway, i love your shoes so much :)
    it so adorable <3
    and i adore your style :D


    riestyaap

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  60. Great outfit..beautiful dress, i am great fan of shirt dress and the price was ridiculous..truly style on budget!

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  61. Cute dress

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  62. Thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog, It is extremely appreciated. FYI I'm now following your blog as well... And I wanted to say that I have been on a huge DIY chain jewelry kick. Why pay hundies when you can easily DIY for a fraction of the costs. I'm in the process of creating some things right now but have been on a search for the right gem stones and crystals. Keep an eye out ;)

    Thecrystlship.blogspot.com

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  63. Such a cute outfit! Love that color! The hat is fab too, you look great!
    I just made my first necklace :)

    xoxo
    http://mundodealicia.blogspot.com/2011/06/maxi-skirt-outfit-oh-no-train-is-coming.html

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  64. I'd love to follow you! i love blue too ;)

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  65. $15?! amazing find. and that chain looks fantastic! i used to make jewelry when i was younger - i might have to start again!

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  66. Great outfit dear, amazing!!!!!
    Love your dress:)

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    http://therubberdoll.com/

    Kisses from pepa:X

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  67. You rocked in those boots! You did great in your shopping! Love everything!
    PS: Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

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  68. Love the DIY body chain! I want o be talented enough to make one! :/

    http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

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  69. Incredible! Can't believe you made that body chain. So awesome..
    I like your boots and jeans dress
    Very country ;)

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspotz.com

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  70. thats so cool! what a great DIY project, i may have to try it out :)

    xx, theemeraldsun.blogspot.com

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  71. I wish it was this warm when I visited NYC a couple weeks ago. >_<

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  72. that body chain is AMAZING!!! you need to sell those----i would be your first customer ;) totally jealous. you look gorgeous here! and thanks, as always, for the kind words ;)

    xx
    ashley <3

    pursenboots.blogspot.com

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  73. i love your boots! i have some that are similar but $15? what a steal! xx

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  74. I really like the whole feel of this look, the hat and boots make it look like you're going on some exotic adventure, maybe with tropical animals involved. And that color of blue on you... just lovely. Little bit jealous of the $15 boots. Ok, a lot jealous :)
    -PrettyBirdieBrown

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  75. I love those pics, the dress and boots are super =)

    Fashion and Cookies

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  76. I love the outfit! xoxo
    letacchettine.blogspot.com

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  77. Hi,your blog is lovely!should we follow each other?I just did!I will be delighted if you could visit me as well:
    jewellerybijou.com

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  78. looks great! nice idea! I once made a wrist/Hand-chain, because I also didn't wanna pay 100$ for some cheap chains :)

    bisous,
    mia

    heylilahey.blogspot.com

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  79. Yep yep, body chains are the biz! *lol
    I've worn mine about a million times since I got it and I'm considering going back for another. Bought it from CBdesignsNYC... not too expensive because I dont have the time to think about making my own!

    renewvintage.blogspot

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  80. cute outfit, love the boots!

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  81. Love the entire look!!! Love the boots!!!

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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