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My (not-so-secret) Secret

As fall is in full-swing (despite the 80 degree temps as of late), scarves are beginning to take over my wardrobe. I have about as many scarves as I do necklaces, re: A LOT. Despite this, I feel the need to mix-it-up every now and again. This video has been my pocket ace for awhile now, but I am choosing to share the inspiration!

For me, the modern one loop and the european loop were staples before this gem. Now I favor the celebrity, the magic trick, and the fake knot. In fact, a few girls at work were interested in how I tied my scarf in such a “cool” way last week. Well baby I’m not born with it, it’s Wendy’s Look Book ftw.

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Maybe Now I’ll Ride My Bike More

Confession: my bike has been parked in the exact same spot since August 2010. It’s been locked to a rack outside the place I lived last year (not telling where, in case one of my many, wonderful readers knows how to break a ULock).

I’ve been extremely lazy and have left it there, in the EXACT same spot, for nearly 12 months now. Not that I don’t like biking–it’s very useful and handy sometimes, even enjoyable I bet. It’s just that it mostly scares me, because I’m not very good at it.

I feel like you need to be a very confident and aggressive biker to survive here in Minneapolis–named the best city for bikers in the US this year, it’s definitely not the for the faint of heart.

Also, I refuse to NOT wear a helmet when I ride because that’s just dumb. I spent a lot of tuition dollars investing in my noggin and I want to protect it when I’m wobbling down the street on my violet Huffy. However, I’m also extremely slighty vain and think I look so dorky in my helmet that I can’t bring myself to wear it in public. What does one wear with a helmet anyway? Romper? Jeans and a graphic tee? I can’t pull off the one-leg-rolled-up look like some. Not that all people look dumb on bikes, this is just my personal cross to bear.

So I won’t ridemy bike sans helmet+but I wont flaunt my helmet in public=I can only ride my bike indoors? This, coupled with the fact that MetroTransit in MSP is SO darn handy (slightly sarcastic), means I’ve neglected and avoided my bike for almost a year. I mean, I check on it from time to time to make sure it’s still there–it was, as of about 2 weeks ago. It’ll need new brakes, tires, hell reflectors too probably. Like I said, I’m avoiding it until I really need it (most likely never). Or find someone willing to buy it (takers? It’s cute, kinda).

BUT, that may change now that I discovered this little gem:

Yes, your eyes do not deceive! It is a bicycle mounted wine rack! GENIUS! The clever wino  behind this etsy shop may have given me the motivation to go unlock and *gasp* RIDE my bike for the first time in a year! Now I just need to dig out my helmet and find a suitable outfit… Romper that matches my helmet? Forever 21 anyone?

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DIY Necklace: UPDATE

You may remember back in March, when I wrote about a super cute DIY necklace! I found the idea on PS I made this and it looked like this:

Well I got around to doing-it-myself finally this afternoon!

My attempt/interpretation was not so adorable, unfortunately. In fact, it looked a little gaudy to me. I was using a few long strands of costumes pearls and a lonely broach from my jewelry collection just like they pictured, but it just wasn’t working. (No offense to the PS version, I sucked at recreating their cute work!)

As I was pranced around my room wearing it and trying it on with clothes, I really couldn’t see myself wearing it for real. And that was kinda the point. To remake/redesign my pearl strands so I’d actually wear them.

So, I decided to try something different. I modified the design a tish and LOVED the results.

I had noticed the strands kept twisting up as I was working with them. Annoyed before, I had kept trying to untwist them. But (post-DIY-fail) when I was experimenting, I gave in and let them curl into each other. The result was pretty cute! With some tweaking and prodding, I was impressed with what it looked like!

Even more exciting, I ended up with two necklaces! The lengths were uneven so they worked better as two separate pieces! One is a plain pearl curl and the other has my broach as a garnish, is a little more flashy.

(I was focusing on getting good pics of the necklaces with my crappy webcam so I’m making weird faces, don’t judge)

I’m really excited about these new pieces! Can’t wait to find the perfect outfit to debut them with!

What do you think?

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