Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Styled by Helen: Pom Poms

Style dby Helen, Scottish Blogger, red hair, ginger style, cat eye glasses, Dundee blogger, Dundee style, Monki shirt, simple white shirt, blue jeans style, topshop jean, yellow belt. skinny belt, belted shirt, milk bag, novelty bag, Skinnydip London bag, Zara brown boots, brown boots, chelsea boots, pom pom necklace, statement necklace, DIY necklace, handmade style, colourful style, colourful outfit, colourful street style, bright ootd
Style dby Helen, Scottish Blogger, red hair, ginger style, cat eye glasses, Dundee blogger, Dundee style, Monki shirt, simple white shirt, blue jeans style, topshop jean, yellow belt. skinny belt, belted shirt, milk bag, novelty bag, Skinnydip London bag, Zara brown boots, brown boots, chelsea boots, pom pom necklace, statement necklace, DIY necklace, handmade style, colourful style, colourful outfit, colourful street style, bright ootd
Style dby Helen, Scottish Blogger, red hair, ginger style, cat eye glasses, Dundee blogger, Dundee style, Monki shirt, simple white shirt, blue jeans style, topshop jean, yellow belt. skinny belt, belted shirt, milk bag, novelty bag, Skinnydip London bag, Zara brown boots, brown boots, chelsea boots, pom pom necklace, statement necklace, DIY necklace, handmade style, colourful style, colourful outfit, colourful street style, bright ootd Style dby Helen, Scottish Blogger, red hair, ginger style, cat eye glasses, Dundee blogger, Dundee style, Monki shirt, simple white shirt, blue jeans style, topshop jean, yellow belt. skinny belt, belted shirt, milk bag, novelty bag, Skinnydip London bag, Zara brown boots, brown boots, chelsea boots, pom pom necklace, statement necklace, DIY necklace, handmade style, colourful style, colourful outfit, colourful street style, bright ootd, bonnie bling, bonnie bling name ring, yellow ring
Style dby Helen, Scottish Blogger, red hair, ginger style, cat eye glasses, Dundee blogger, Dundee style, Monki shirt, simple white shirt, blue jeans style, topshop jean, yellow belt. skinny belt, belted shirt, milk bag, novelty bag, Skinnydip London bag, Zara brown boots, brown boots, chelsea boots, pom pom necklace, statement necklace, DIY necklace, handmade style, colourful style, colourful outfit, colourful street style, bright ootd, bonnie bling, bonnie bling name ring, yellow ring Style dby Helen, Scottish Blogger, red hair, ginger style, cat eye glasses, Dundee blogger, Dundee style, Monki shirt, simple white shirt, blue jeans style, topshop jean, yellow belt. skinny belt, belted shirt, milk bag, novelty bag, Skinnydip London bag, Zara brown boots, brown boots, chelsea boots, pom pom necklace, statement necklace, DIY necklace, handmade style, colourful style, colourful outfit, colourful street style, bright ootd, bonnie bling, bonnie bling name ring, yellow ring
There's been quite a lot of DIYing going on around here lately. What with our marbled knickers, painted cups and the all of jewellery making I've been doing, it's safe to say I don't mind getting my hands dirty. Plus I love learning new crafts and skills. So I'm continuing the handmade trend
with an outfit based around something I DIYed. These photos are from over a year ago, on one of the limited sunny days we had last summer. We'd been asked to be DIY Fashionista's over on Cut Out and Keep and I came up with this pom pom necklace. It's perfect for adding a splash of colour to an everyday outfit. Plus everyone loves a pom pom, right?

The idea of the Cut Out and Keep DIY Fashionista posts is that an outfit is put together around a handmade item and then you share how you made said item. While I've posted a few tutorials on here before, writing up this step by step seemed less straight forward. Which is the reason for the period of time between photographing this outfit and sharing it. It's not that the necklace is difficult to create, in fact it's really straightforward, it was more just typing up the steps. I was worried that I wasn't explaining things clearly and that I was making it more complicated than it needed to be. But, once I stopped procrastinating and concentrated on what I was doing, I managed to pull it together. Plus I had a Kimberley to read over it. You can read my 'how to' in full over on the Cut Out and Keep blog. And, if you decide to give it a go, I'd love to see how it turns out!

Shirt | Monki
Jeans | Topshop
Boots | Zara
Belt | Primark
Bag | Skinnydip London
Earrings and Necklace | DIY
Name ring | c/o Bonnie Bling

And, for good DIY measure, I thought I'd add in a little tutorial on how to make the pom pom earrings I'm wearing in these photos.  They are so easy to put together and the results are super fun.
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1.) Gather supplies. 
You will need:
- super glue
- earring findings
- colourful pom poms

2.) Get gluing.
Pop a dab of glue on the circular part of the earring post and then press it firmly onto one of the pom poms. Hold it there for 10-20 seconds. Repeat for the other earring and then for as many different colours and sizes that you want.

3.) Be patient.
Leave your army of pom poms to dry. However quickly the glue says it will take to set, it's always best to leave for at least 24hours to make sure they're nice and secure.

4.) Show them off.
 Pop them in your ears and wear them with pride. Or why not share some with your girl gang, then you can all look equally fabulous! Twining's winning after all. Or so Kimberley keeps trying to tell me.

Style dby Helen, Scottish Blogger, red hair, ginger style, cat eye glasses, Dundee blogger, Dundee style, Monki shirt, simple white shirt, blue jeans style, topshop jean, yellow belt. skinny belt, belted shirt, milk bag, novelty bag, Skinnydip London bag, Zara brown boots, brown boots, chelsea boots, pom pom necklace, statement necklace, DIY necklace, handmade style, colourful style, colourful outfit, colourful street style, bright ootd, bonnie bling, bonnie bling name ring, yellow ring

3 comments:

  1. Lovely! I love the splash of colour from the pom poms! ❤️

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  2. So cute - I love the earrings almost enough to wish I had pierced ears!

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  3. Hi Helen, is there any chance you'd be willing to sell your milk bag?? I just lost the same exact one and I'd really like to replace it. It's been discontinued by the company and is sold out everywhere.

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