Sheath Dress with Leather Details

When Balmain hit the runway for the Fall fashion show this year, it had everyone’s attention.  Every single detail within each garment was beyond amazing. Every piece was literally wearable art.
Vogue Foundation Gala Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015Although I am no where near as designed oriented as these high fashion designers, I was truly inspired by them.  I loved the colors and textures that each design carries.
milblogOlive being one of the hottest colors for Fall, I wanted to create a simple sheath dress while incorporating a simple detailing of leather.  I can sort of picture Kim K. wearing my dress. Can’t you? LOL! (Only in my dreams)
mil1blogAs for the dress, I used New Look’s 0167, view B. (I found it at a yard sale)  I basically made the dress exactly how the instructions stated. I looked at it and just thought it was quite boring so, I had some extra leather laying around so I decided that I wanted to incorporate it in the dress somehow. I played with a few designs, but ended up with this one.  I cut the shoulders of the dress apart and added the leather.  I understitched the neckline for the main part of the dress, but for the leather, I topstitched.
mil3blogI really loved how this dress came out. It looks a high-end, designer dress, but of course we all know that it wasn’t.  I purchased 2 yards of the fabric for $5/yd while in NY and the leather was scraps that I found laying around my house.
mil4blogmil6quotemil5Dress: DIY// Necklace: JCP// Heels: Target

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the dress.  Comment below.
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DIY iPad Sleeve by Victor + Alexander

So my little brother is back from college!  Yaaayy!!! I asked him to come up with a DIY gift for the guys in our lives and I LOVE it.  It’s simple, easy, and it actually looks store-bought.  My husband will definitely be getting one of these.
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I love this style of iPad sleeve because it’ sleek, modern, and it looks quite classy. And guess what?  It’s actually a “Look for Less”.  He found the idea from a company called Hard Graft.  It is priced at $114.  Can you believe it?  YOU can make this for about $5!!!  Saving you $109. What?!?!?! (Remember to use coupons when shopping!)
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What’s special about DIYing gifts is, you can customize the materials to match the person recieving it.  So….if you actually wanted to gift this to a woman and or anyone with maybe a kindle or another tablet, you can change up the measurements and you can use a different colored felt.  There are so many bright colorful felts in the fabric store, so you’ll have fun customizing this project.
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Transitioning into Fall: Circle Skirt

Fall is my absolute favorite season.  I love EVERYTHING about it. The smell, the food, and ofcourse, the clothes. So since Fall is around the corner, I decided to bring you the perfect Fall transitioning piece. Circle skirts are the best transitioning piece when it comes to Fall fashion.  They are perfect paired with bare legs or colored tights.

DSC_0165The pattern that I chose for this skirt is awesome for those that have never sewn a thing in their lives.  The steps in this pattern is extremely easy to follow and this skirt is so fast and easy that you may want to make more than one. I know I am!
1Black and white is a must have trend for Fall so I chose this black and white ethnic printed linen fabric. I absolutely love it! It’s color is toned down, yet the print is so bold. The fabric and pattern were both purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.
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Jean Button-Up: Target Clearance
Black Scarf: New York Vendor
Ethnic Printed Skirt: DIY
Clutch: Shop my CloZet
Shoes: Target Clearance
DSC_0198DSC_0183DSC_0179DSC_0203Comment below and let me know what your favorite thing about Fall is. Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you decide to make this skirt, I would love to see.  Tag me on Instagram @Cheapbutchic and follow me there for all other DIY’s and other crafty things I’m creating.  Also, If you haven’t yet, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.  God Bless. XOXO

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Shop my CloZet

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you already know the AMAZING news that I have to share. If not, allow me to enlighten you.  I decided to revamp my online shop and decided to sell accessories that I have in my closet. No, these are not used items.  All items will be carefully handmade by me and will be made to order.   I will be tailoring my shop to each new season to provide the best quality items for you as a consumer to look your best.  My shop has been closed for a little while now because i have been working long and hard coming up with fashionable items to upgrade your closet.  My shop is set to open on September 1, 2013.
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To describe my NEW shop, I would simply describe it by stating that its “A modern take on afforable luxuries. Classic pieces to upgrade your clozet and to keep you ahead of today’s current trends.”

So allow me to first introduce you to my handbags.  I will have a permanent collection and I will have a seasonal collection.  The seasonal bags will only be short-lived.  They will last for only that season.  So, if you have your heart set on a bag, you better hurry up and grab one before they are all gone.

The Seasonal Clutches
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The Permanent “cloZet” Collection
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I have also included in my shop, Heel Sleeves.  Heel Sleeves are an inexpensive way to upgrade any pair of heels.  They come in all different colors and styles. Heel Sleeves are an easy way to transform your entire look.  They definitely upgrade a boring pair of heels and they take your outfit up a notch by giving your outfit a pulled together look.  Be a trendsetter in your very own pair of Heel Sleeves.

Here is just a hint of what I will have in store.
Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow Livingontheedge Ruffled UpFringe with Benefits I hope that you join me on this journey of setting new trends.  The items that were pictured and mentioned was just a hint of what I have in my “clozet”.  There is so much more.  Thank you to all of that has supported this blog, my YouTube channel and all other social media sites.  I truly appreciate your support. It means a lot.  Be sure to follow my shop on Instagram
@shopclozet for pictures of other product that will be launched during my grans opening.  See you there!
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