Whats in my suitcase: Shanghai

Hong Kong has a ridiculous number of public holidays, you’d be mad not to book them out with city and beach breaks well in advance. This weekend I’m heading to Shanghai. I’ve wanted to go there for ages so can’t wait. This is what I’ll be taking with me – along with my favourite Whistles black bodycon dress and sequin, lace and leather mini shorts (a girl can never have enough shorts). Oh and probably my black DIY tassel earrings, they’re great for travelling because as soon as you put them on you feel a million bucks, no matter how tired or hot you are. As you can see I picked a palette of brights with some basics thrown in.

Whats in my suitcase: (left to right, top to bottom) black suede flats, DIY Dries Van Noten Inspired Jacket, thrifted yellow frilled skirt, asos floppy fedora, Korean brand pink mini dress // DIY Jil Sander Inspired Pink silk maxi skirt, thrifted breton top, white sheer tee, black and tortoiseshell cat eye sunglasses, mac lippy, DIY rug skirt, Zara wedges // Mango bootines, DIY cobalt mini skirt, DIY pink mini skirt, DIY lace cami, Whistles Jeans.

DIY Dries Van Noten Inspired Dip Dye Jacket

As soon as the gorgeous Bianca of Il Etait Une Fois posted these pics of Dries Van Noten’s dip bleached denim, I knew I just had to DIY my own version of the jacket with bleached sleeves. This is possibly the easiest DIY I’ve done in a while – and just involved soaking the cuffs of a thrifted denim shirt in some bleach overnight until they had became bright white. 

Wearing: DIY jacket, Country Road White Singlet, Lace Shorts designed by me, Mango boots, Mac lippy.
This was my Dries Van Noten inspiration:
And here’s a few pics of how I did it. Hopefully quite self-explanatory. Using undiluted bleach, and wet the sleeves before dipping the ends into the bleach. Leave them there for a few hours or overnight.

DIY Neon Pink Pom Pom Necklace

My gorgeous friend Natalie of Canned Fashion hinted to me recently that she had done a fabulous DIY – and I stumbled upon its gloriousness on Grazia.it in these amazing pics taken by the ever-talented Vanessa Jackman. How rad is this neon pink pom pom necklace? Hoping to get the 411 on the tutorial from Natalie herself sometime soon.

DIY Two Way Shirt

Found this cute Uniqlo shirt over at Shini’s blog Park & Cube (literally my visual sugar). How good! If you dont have a Uniqlo near you why not make one yourself by adding some button and button holes to a shirt?