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In this category, do-it-yourself fashion, I share:

  • do-it-yourself fashion ideas
  • easy tutorials that even a beginner can make
  • tutorials for DIY projects that you can do with your children or with the whole family.

DIY is my favorite way to spend my pastime. Since the birth of Pinterest, it got even easier to find projects that you can do at home.

In this chapter, you will find videos, blog posts, and easy and comprehensible tutorials.

I found out that it is also a great way to:

  • boost your creativity
  • save money
  • feel inner reward
  • find something that will make you feel happy about your skills
  • have time to yourself
  • it is like manual meditation

Do You Know How To Upgrade Old Clothes In A Few Seconds? Upcycling with Miele

What do you with your old clothes? Do you toss them in a bin (and let them rot in a landfill) or leave them in a charity collection bin? What if you chose the third option = upcycling? In this article, I will show you how to upgrade old clothes with iron-on transfers from Miele.

Miele is an independent, family-owned company (established in 1899) manufacturing premium quality appliances for domestic and professional use. Its focus on durability, energy efficiency, performance, ease of use, design, and service makes it one of the most sought-after brands.

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DIY Tutu Skirt For You and Your Daughter

I used to take ballet classes when I was small and what I liked about them the most was my tutu skirt. It made me feel like a ballerina. And when I saw this skirt online, I knew I had to try to make it myself. It was fun, especially because I could not wait to see Chloe-Sofia’s reaction. At first, she did not want to wear it. But then I made one for myself and she changed her mind. As one of my friends like to say, she is in her monkey see, monkey do stage. This tutorial is simple and takes maximum 45 minutes.

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Pearl High Heels Tutorial

This is an easy and budget-friendly tutorial. I noticed that pearl high heels were really popular last summer. And as I did not want to spend money on something that is just a trend, I decided to make my own pair.

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Floral Dress & DIY Embellished Handbag

I am a big fan of embellished bags, shoes and jackets. And acrylic gems are both affordable and easy to find in stores.  All you need is an all-purpose glue, a packet of acrylic gems and your old clutch.

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DIY Pearl Denim Shorts

I have been eyeing pearl denim shorts for months now. The first time that I saw pearl denim was during an event that I attended a few months back. The girl, who wore them, looked relaxed, understated and chic. She had this “je ne sais quoi” aura about her and I fell in love with that look. By the time we reached summer, I noticed pearl denim everywhere.

The nice thing about pearl denim is that it is not about the age but about …

Video Tutorial: African Wax Print Heels

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Hi everyone,

I hope your week is going well. After two weeks I finished my first video tutorial. I used Filmora software which is very user friendly and once you learn how to use it, it can make wonders. Have you ever tried making videos? I have been blogging for more than three years now and vlogging is a completely new sphere.

Chloe-Sofia was not at home last weekend, I could work on the video but I really don’t know how I …

DIY Pompoms – Customize Your Handbag

Pompoms are so versatile. They are easy to make and perfect to customize just about anything. From heels, sandals, handbags to a T-shirt, pompoms are the way to go. And how to make your pompoms?

I used a pompom maker because it is fast and easy. You can also make your pompoms with a cardboard. It is supposed to be easy but I did not succeed to make them as pretty as with a pompom maker. It is up to you which method you choose but I find that pompom maker makes them perfectly round and even. …

DIY Flower Crown – Summer Must-Have

I would like to share with you fast, easy and affordable flower crown tutorial. It took me 20 minutes to make it and I spent CHF14 ( $14) in our local flower shop. I ended up choosing real flowers over silk ones as those, that I found, were too expensive and not nice enough. In free weeks, I am going to be at Paléo Festival which will be the best occasion to wear my flower crown.

It is my favorite summer music festival of the year. Besides music, Paléo is about the atmosphere. It …

Lace Hem Jeans – Summer DIY

I really enjoy wearing lace tops and dresses in summer. The other day, when I was going through my old clothes, I found a pair of white jeans that I have not put on for two years. I was about to give them away when I got an idea to customize them with a bit of scalloped lace. It turned out to be a fast and an affordable way to refresh my old jeans. And I still can’t believe how many compliments I receive every time I wear them. 

Here is what you need to make your own lace …

Do-It-Yourself Embroidered Denim Jacket

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Have you noticed how popular embroidered denim jackets are right now? Besides fishnets, embroidered denim is the way to go if you want to look fashionable. And as embroidered denim jackets often come with a hefty price tag, I decided to make my own for less than $20. All you need is an old denim jacket, iron-on patches, iron, thin blanket, thread and needle. And it will take you less than an hour.

Étant donné que le denim brodé est …

DIY Slogan T-shirt Inspired by Dior

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I love Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books. Besides being funny, beautiful and smart, Ms. Adichie’s work will make you laugh and cry when you expect it the least. Half of a Yellow Sun made me weep like a baby when I got to the end while The Americanah feels so bitter sweet and personal that I have been reading in bits and pieces for several months. Isn’t it funny how certain books can touch something deep inside and make us ponder our own existence? My current plan is …