Parsons x Teen Vogue Assignment: Bracelet DIY!

For almost a full year now I have been taking an online fashion course ran by Parsons- The New School for Design and Teen Vogue! One of my assignments was to design a possible product and calculate the cost to make it, profit, and the retail value for it.

My design:  Updated bracelet

I decided to take my old pearl bracelet and give it a modern twist. I wrapped ribbon around the bracelet in a slightly overlapping pattern and then sealed the ribbon around the bracelet using glue. I didn’t realize that my product was slightly expensive to make!

Original Ribbon Bracelet Idea

One roll of ribbon $3.00
Bracelet $5.00
Superglue $4.25
.5 @ $10 $5.00
Total Production Cost $17.25
20% profit $3.45
Total Cost Plus Profit $20.70
Estimated Retail Price $24.00

Improved Ribbon Bracelet Idea

One roll of ribbon (from Amazon) $1.50
Bracelet (cheaper material such as plastic band) $2.50
Krazy Glue $3.00
.33 @ $10 $3.30
Total Production Cost $10.30
20% profit $2.06
Total Cost Plus Profit $12.36
Estimated Retail Price $24.00

I never was a big fan of math in school, but learning how to calculate product costs and my profit was interesting and fun.Now, I can say I know how to calculate those details if I decide to start my own business or assist friends and family members with their ideas. I also liked trying to figure out how to cut costs in order to save money, but still profit! Using a different type of glue and using a different product underneath the ribbon cut the cost dramatically.

Try it out with your own DIY products! Tell me in the comments all about your item, the cost, and any additional info you would like to share 🙂

New Twists, Old Romper

Good morning beautiful people ❤IMG_20160609_132626

It finally seems like the warm weather is here to stay in Baltimore! I recently got twists in my hair as a protective style to help my hair grow.

On the first of August or the end of July I will take them out and hopefully my fro will have grown a lot.

Since the weather is so pretty, I decided to wear one of y favorite clothing items, my lightweight blue and white patterned romper.

IMG_20160609_141204The romper is not only stylish and comfortable, it is also really cool so I do not overheat while wearing it even if the sun is shining down on me. I paired my romper with black sandals and my usual pearl bracelets.

In one photo I am in front of a big bush with beautiful pink flowers and in the other picture posted I am in my friend’s room, trying to do a model-esque shot 🙂

I hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you are. Remember to keep your head held high and stay positive! ❤

Tribal Print & Black

This past weekend was a much needed mid-semester break from school. I had a 5 day break where I was able to leave my college and go home to visit my family and boyfriend.

Over the break I went to church and had an awesome time! This post is about the outfit I wore there.

I still have my long Marley twists in my hair, but I decided to change it up a bit. I decided to pull it back into a half ponytail and half down style.

I love using my clothing for multiple purposes. For example, this tribal print shirt is actually a bodycon dress that I rolled up to look like a shirt.tribe

I paired my tribal print piece with a black asymmetrical skirt. I love this skirt!

It’s my first asymmetrical piece and I just love the cut and how it looks on me.

I paired this outfit with black booties, black and pearl earrings, and pearl bracelets. I also wore light brown lipstick!

This was a chic and comfy fall look perfect for day and night

What are some of your clothing items that can be used in different ways? Do you have any asymmetrical items?

I hope you lovelies have a great weekend! ❤ ❤

Boho Chic

Happy May everyone! The weather is gorgeous here in Maryland!

bohoI can finally lose all of those layers! Next week is final exam week and on Tuesday I am out for my summer break! I am so excited 🙂

It is also supposed to be in the 80’s next week so I am looking forward to that as well ❤

This outfit is inspired by the lovely weather and imagining I am on a lovely tropical beach.

My boho chic outfit comes in many parts. The multicolored pattern skirt I am wearing is actually a dress.

boho chicI rolled the uppermost part of the dress down and tucked it behind my woven brown belt. I then paired my new skirt with a denim and lace button up shirt.

I tucked my shirt in my skirt and viola, a stylish boho chic outfit. I paired this outfit with blue lace TOMS.

I wore my hair in my wavy hairstyle and added a silver studded headband to it for a touch of sparkle!

You all know I love my pearls, so I wore a pearl necklace, pearl bracelets, and pearl earrings with this outfit.

What does your boho chic outfits look like? Leave a pic or comment below to show off your chic look ❤

Casual Chic Look

Who doesn’t love looking stylish while still being comfortable? I know I do! So, in this post I will show you my casual chic look.

In my hair I am wearing a silver, studded headband and for my jewelry I am wearing two pearl bracelets and two earrings. I recently purchased this hooded sweatshirt with the words Tokyo on the front and sleeves.

I am totally addicted to this sweatshirt because it is warm, stylish, and also very comfortable. I paired my Tokyo sweatshirt with gray skinny jeans.

Skinny jeans can be dressed up or down and that’s what makes them awesome pieces. I then finished my outfit off with black booties!

They have a small heel on them and they come to my ankle. They are easy to walk in and make me look and feel super chic.

This outfit is comfortable, laid-back, and stylish…a perfect Casual Chic Look ❤

Note: Tokyo sweatshirt and Booties from Rainbow, Gray skinny jeans from Forever 21 ^-^