DIY New York

“It’s Black, It’s White, Whoo!”

April 2, 2010

— Michael Jackson
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I have a new obsession– black and white stripes. Vertical, horizontal, who cares! I think this stems mostly from the fact that I love the way my flowers look on b&w… ha. But also I think they are the most aesthetically pleasing complementary colors. I love how another color will POP next to b&w and look so cool. Or maybe I’ve been watching too much Lost? ๐Ÿ˜›

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This dress was made from 2 LAUNDRY BAGS! It cost 3$. Easiest dress ever, anyone can make it. I will explain later.

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(One moment– have to put my flower back in my hair where it usually dwells.) I love these wool flowers, I’ve worn them all winter, they seem perfect for every season whereas my synthetic flowers seem only OK in the spring and summertime. Funny story though, a guy at work walked up to me… no greeting, nothing:

Guy: You have a flesh eating flower there.
Me: (first thought: There’s a venus fly trap here?) ** I give a puzzled look, I tend to forget what I have pinned into my hair…
Guy: *waves his finger at my hair* Your flower, it is growing out of your head. It must be eating your brains, right?
Me: Ohhh! (*awkward laugh) I suppose so…

It is rather fun to have curly hair though, hair that makes it entirely plausible for a flower to get tangled and just grow in the craziness…

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Purple glittery thread to add detail to the bottom and collar…

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They got it right in the 50s when it came to shoes.

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See how simple? I will have more detailed instructions later on Burdastyle and Cut+Keep, but all I did was stitch together equal strips of b&w and left holes for the head and arms. With a belt, the laundry bag dress has a really cool silhouette. I was very surprised by how well this turned out!

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Look at those shadows.

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I found the other side of my roof! I love my dorm.

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Looking North to the upper tip of Manhattan… Harlem… I love this city.

Also– went to the show taping last Sunday. I have the coolest internship, ever.

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Charles Osgood, the host of CBS Sunday Morning.

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  • Kathryn April 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I love your blog and your dorm shots are amazing.

    My son is a sophomore and thinking of interning in NY – it would be awesome if you could post an article with tips on getting an internship in general (best way to get involve and research, costs vs. benefits etc)and any other advice (hopefully that would ease a Mom's mind about living is such a large city.

  • Kathryn April 2, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I love your blog and your dorm shots are amazing.

    My son is a sophomore and thinking of interning in NY – it would be awesome if you could post an article with tips on getting an internship in general (best way to get involve and research, costs vs. benefits etc)and any other advice (hopefully that would ease a Mom's mind about living is such a large city.