4.02.2012

Make it Better Mondays: Embellished Brooches

Tank: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted, Heels: Rebecca Minkoff, Brooches: DIY

Hey lovelies, I hope you all had a great weekend. I had the weekend off and celebrated my anniversary  pretty much the entire time...enjoyed every minute of it. 

I wanted to start off this week with a new series on the blog. So I present to you, Make it Better Mondays: a feature that will focus on taking something old you may already own and finding a way to give it a new life in your wardrobe. 

The brooches on my tank are from a shirt I found at the thrift store sometime last week. The previous owner had cut holes all along the side seams and ruined the shirt but I fell for the embellishments that were on the shoulders. I knew it would be simple enough to turn them into brooches that I could pin and have fun with. 



Here's How to Make it Better 
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1. Supplies: Embellishment, felt, scissors, glue gun, pins
2. Cut off embellishment from shirt
3. Attach the pins with glue and place felt on top to hold it all together
4. Pin your new brooch & wear!
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Hope you enjoyed this
xoxo erica

31 comments:

  1. What a great outfit!! <3 it:) and what a brilliant idea with DIY:)

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  2. so cute outfit! I like how u personalized the top!:) kisses!

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  3. I'm glad to hear you had such a great weekend Erica and I love the look so much, you look amazing!

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  4. such a cool idea! I do think I need to do some DIY-stuff, too, soon ;)

    xoxo Jen

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  5. This is a fabulous new feature! And looks great - lovin' those shoes too :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. They look just like the belong there!

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  7. I love this dress!! And those shoes OMG!! <3<3

    Thanks for stopping by!! I love your blog and I am a new follower!

    xoxo
    Natalie

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  8. so class... i have just found you and love your blog..i now follow you :)

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  9. love it sooo nice

    check out my new post
    www.fashion-footprints.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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  10. You are so clever, I like your idea and the result is great!:)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  11. this is awesome! Such a cool idea. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so happy to find yours! I noticed that you just got a Canon Rebel! I have one and love it. Happy anniversary!
    xo,
    Natasha
    paper crowns

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  12. SUCH an awesome idea! It totally transformed your tank into a new shirt completely!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  13. Thats such a great idea, nice look ! :D
    x Martine

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  14. I have never worn a brooch. Is that weird?

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  15. Look how smart you are! What a clever idea- and I love the top and the skirt! Super cute combo

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  16. I love the outfit!
    -Charlotte
    http://incharlottesshoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. You look great ! And that's a really nice idea :> And your skirt is just adorable.

    Satu
    - Indie by Heart

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  18. such a fun idea! love it... and those shoes!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  19. Super cute look! Love your skirt and the embellishments!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  20. wow you look amazing!
    the top is gorgeous, great DIY :)
    xxx

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  21. So cool! I want to make some! Adds a lovely vintage effect :)

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  22. Lovely pictures! you look very cute.

    www.fashionsaveur.blogspot.com

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  23. oooh love the embellished brooches!
    xx
    -S
    Ginger and Lace

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  25. Wow, that's a great idea!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  26. Love this look. Everything goes together perfectly. Very well put together and everything. ^_^

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  27. i love your shoes!!! and what a great diy! i'm going to have to try it out!
    xo
    annette
    www.iheartvintagecouture.com

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  28. those look great with your tank! it adds a really cool touch :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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