Shopping | Diaper bag dilemma

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Never in a million years I thought it would be so hard to find a good looking diaper bag. Did I say hard? Let me rephrase that, it is in fact impossible to find a good looking diaper bag. Seriously, they don’t excist! If you are on the search for one, just like me, I feel for you. All there is to find are backpacks, ugly printed/weird fabric messenger bags, unisex bags (when is a bag ever suitable for men ánd women?).

Sorry for my rant, but after several weeks of searching there is nothing more to it. The only ones I did liked a tiny bit were over 350 dollars. And who’s going to spend money like that on a diaper bag when you can buy an entire –ok half– wardrobe for your baby for that amount? Not me.

So after I was done looking at green/purple/yellow printed bags I decided the diaper bag just wasn’t for me. I started looking at normal bags that would easily function as a diaper bag. I mean, all you need is a decent sized, gorgeous bag with multiple pockets inside. An easy to clean lining is also a plus, otherwise you will be crying when a bottle of milk/juice/whatever explodes in your bag.

Not all of the above are totally approved as diaper bags, but that doesn’t matter. I like them, and I wouldn’t mind walking around with one of them. My eye goes out to the dust pink one from JCrew.

What do you think? Have you ever bought a diaper bag or are you just as lost as I am?

Shopping | Welcome to Cape town!

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A couple years ago a certain girl named Blair Waldorf set the record straight about capes. You have to have one! Just google ‘Blair Waldorf cape’ if you never watched Gossip Girl (which you should start NOW then) or if you never payed attention during the show ;).
Anyway, capes are the way to go this Fall. Easy to throw on over any outfit and gives a sophisticated look to whatever you are wearing. I selected a couple of my favorites and now it’s down to making a decision. Which color or material? Oh boy, decisions decisions… 

Model image | Netaporter

DIY | TOMBOY sweater

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This is not the cleanest DIY, but definitely one of the easiest and coolest as I may say so myself.  Printed sweaters are right on trend this season, but why pay way too much for something you can easily make yourself with a €10 H&M sweater?
Anyway, these are the instructions

What you need
– A sweater (I used this one)
– Clothing dye. (I used the super easy and SEI Tumble dye spray)
– Tape
– A Garbage bag
– Smaller transparent sandwich bags

Step 1
Choose a font of your liking for the text (I chose a random American Highschool font) and choose a word or text you want to use. Print the text and cut out the letters to make a paper mold.

Place your sweater on a flat surface, with a garbage bag underneath to protect the surface, which in my case was my floor. You will spill (unless you are a superhuman) and therefore this step is pretty crucial.  Choose where you want to have your stripes and how many (I did 3 stripes) and start taping the sleeve. I put the transparent bags between the stripes to make sure no dye would leak trough.
Remember: The places without tape are the ones that are getting dyed. Just saying. ;)

Spray the paint on the sleeve. I recommend doing one side first and let it dry. When the front is dry, you can easily dye the back without getting strains on your sweater (or floor).

Step 2
Place the paper mold you made on the sweater and check if it’s placed correctly. Make sure the rest of the sweater is covered up, because you don’t want to end up with paint splatters on your sweater. I taped the paper mold to my sweater, as well as the loose paper insides of the ‘O’ and the ‘B’. If you don’t do that, the ‘wind’ of the spray paint will blow them away.

Step 3
Carefully spray paint the text straight from above so you won’t spray underneath the mold. Let it dry for a minute or (carefully!) blow it dry with your blowdryer. Remove the mold.

Step 4
Let the sweater dry completely and wash it inside out. Let it dry et voila; you’re DIY sweater is ready to shine!

 

Outfit | TOMBOY

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I know I said I would post the instructions of the DIY asap, but I was too eager to wear the sweater so here’s an outfit first. I love the combination of the masculine sweater and the frill skirt, a combination which you see quite often nowadays and this might become my fall uniform.  I’ve never been a fan of the transition into fall or anything colder really, but with an uniform like this.. I might become a sucker for fall.

ps; Is anyone familiar with a Fujifilm X10? I’m doing something wrong, since my pictures aren’t sharp at all. Tips are more than welcome!

Sweater H&M DIY | Skirt Zara | Boots Uterqüe | Necklace H&M