Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back To School

This is the first year in about 18 years that I haven't had to stress about a first day of school outfit, and quite honestly I missed that feeling. As ridiculous as it seems the first outfit of the year always felt like it was a fortune cookie of sorts. If you had an awesome outfit, that school year was gonna rock. If you didn't, well, sometime that year you were probably going to fart in front of the guy you liked. All that to say, since I didn't get to choose my outfit this year, I'll post what I would've liked to have worn. Happy schoolin!

1. TopShop Blazer, a blazer paired with heels makes shorts feel academically appropriate. At least for a college campus. You might get some looks but hey at least you're not wearing sweats, a head band, & self tanner to class *shudder*.
2. DIY Galaxy Shorts, I'll be making these very soon, to make all the hipsters fall in love.
3. Polyvore Swing Tank, every other piece makes a pretty big statement so keep the shirt chill. Did I just say chill? Ugh I'm so old.
4. Sam Edelman Spiked Heels, these suckers look like they could weigh 10 lbs each, and looks can be deceiving, but in this case looks are telling the straight up truth.
5. IPad purse, to hold the most important tool in your educational career. Just make sure to bring an extra sheet of paper and a pen- there's always going to be the one teacher that is infuriated by your technological superiority. "Wow big deal, call me out on it!"
6. F21 Cosmetic Bag, to avoid getting pens, lotion, and random make up things all over your purse.
7. Revlon Lip Butter, the only make up worth retouching through the day.
8. Altoids, for the freshest of all breath.

p.s. Look how adorable Lily is! She's rocking that tribal print in the best possible way.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

DIY Nightstand Revamp

Hey Bettys! Guess what?! I spray painted my nightstand! 
It was my first major spray paint project and I think it was
quite the success! I was so excited I didn't even wait the
mandatory 4 hours for it to dry and had it in my room
within 2. And while it did make me infinitely happy it also
may have made me infinitely loopy. Watch out for those fumes.
It took me about 4 cans of spray paint, but the real
genius of it all came together in the hardware. I didn't
really want to replace it so I stole this idea from a
previous post >Brooch Revamp< and went to town
with a coral nail polish.

This was a super easy and relatively fast project. Both
of which I value in a DIY. Mostly because I am both
unskilled and lazy. 
Hope you're inspired!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Hey Bettys! I know I've been MIA for a while since my life
 has been making crazy looptee loops! So here, have some
Instagram photos to help pass the time. My vaca is nearing
it's end and perhaps then, when things slow down I can be
 a little more consistent. Sorry bettys!

[@elispire on Instagram]

Friday, June 22, 2012

Packing Day Outfit

Hey Bettys, just a short one today. It's packing day
so everything is cray cray. (Including my wiley hairs!)
Nevertheless I'm trying to cheer myself by wearing
bright colors. Who says you can't pack all of your
belongings and still rock a mullet shirt. I found this one
at JC Penny for $17. What a steal! Hope you're all
have a fantastic summer day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DIY Neon Brooches

Hey Bettys! News flash: Neon is one of summer's most 
popular trends. So when I saw a new way to re-vamp 
old brooches, I hopped on the chance to incorporate more
 neon into my accessories. This DIY takes max 10 minutes to do and you probably have everything necessary to create it.

I feel like I'd insult your intelligence by adding captions to
 these pictures.So instead I'll sum it up in a sentence: Get a 
brooch, paint it with nail polish.