D.I.Y. Floral Fascinator

    Easy DIY Floral Fascinator
    DIY Floral Fascinator-Bridal Inspiration

    Photos by Sarah Veyna

    Outfit Details:
    Free People Lace Dress
    M.A.C. Lipstick in Rebel
    D.I.Y. FascinatorAs promised, today I’m bringing you a D.I.Y. post and teaching you how to make a floral fascinator. Whenever I think of Springtime fashion, some of the things that come to mind are floral prints and accessories. This fascinator is a great way to add a bit of life to your outfit. Plus, it is very easy to make, and makes for a great accessory for an easter or wedding outfit–or any outfit, really. If you’re interested in adding one to your wardrobe, here’s instructions on how to make your own:


    Floral Fascinator Materials


    1 Hair Clip, 12 Glass Beads, 1 Stiffened Felt Sheet, 3 Fake Flowers in 2 different colors (1 big, and 2 small), 2 Feathers, A Needle, Thread, and Scissors
    Step 1


    Step 1:

    First, you are going to start off by cutting a square piece of stiffened felt in a rectangle that is 3″x 5.” You can experiment with a bigger size, but keep in mind the size of your hair clip if you do, because you don’t want the fascinator to be too heavy and fall off.


    Step 2

    Step 2: 

    Place the clip against your piece of felt, and make sure that the grip of the clip is facing the outside end of the rectangle. Sew on the hair clip to your piece of felt. I recommend criss-crossing your stitches so that your clip is better supported and doesn’t slip off later.  If you want, you may also use glue to add some extra support.


    Step 3

    Step 3:

    Once you have sewn on your clip, turn the piece of felt around and sew your feathers on the opposite side. You will sew a feather on each corner of your rectangle. You want to make sure that you sew your feathers on the end opposite of the hair clip, otherwise your fascinator will be inverted.
    Step 4 and 5

    Step 4:

    Separate your fake flowers from the stems, and get rid of any pieces of plastic in the flowers. You will only be using the fabric petals for this project.

    Step 5:

    Next, you are going to sew on a flower over each feather. To do this, first pull a needle through the felt and all of the fabric petals.
    Step 6 and 7

    Step 6 and 7:

    Before you pull the needle back through the felt, pull your needle through two glass beads. After you’ve sewn on those two beads over the fabric petals, pull the needle through the felt and fabric petals again, and repeat. This will be the center of your flower.


    Step 8

    Step 8:

    Repeat Steps 4 and 7 on the opposite side.


    Step 9


    Step 9:

    Finally, after you have finished sewing on your two small flowers, you’re going to take your bigger flower and sew it right underneath them, creating a “triangle.” Make sure to repeat steps 4-7 as you do this, and you’re done making your floral fascinator!

    I hope that this floral fascinator tutorial was easy enough. However, please let me know if you have any questions. I’m still learning how to develop these posts, and would appreciate any feedback on how to make this tutorial better and more clear. I will make sure to update this tutorial based on any questions that you may have.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and have an amazing rest of the week! I hope that I have inspired you to get crafting this weekend.
    Much Love,
    Helen Grace

    Bright Colors and Bold Prints

    Photos by Marina Wood
    Outfit Details:
    Sunglasses (Thrifted at The Grove Vintage)
    Denim Jacket (Old)
    Chevron Print Dress in Orange (Gift from my Mom)
    Target Black Tights 
    Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs in Tan
    NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick
    It’s hard to believe, but there was a brief period in time when I only wore black. In my teenage years, I was moody and going through a rebellious phase, and I just didn’t want to do anything that was too “mainstream.” For some reason, I thought that I was being original by wearing an all-black uniform. 
    Even though over the years I have become more willing to experiment with color and style, I still carry that “I don’t care what you think” attitude with me. I always make a conscious decision to wear things because I truly like them, and not because they are trendy at the moment. I guess that’s what having a personal style is all about. This bright orange printed dress is an example of how much my personal style has changed in the past few years. It’s bright and fun, and it’s something that I like to wear when I’m in a cheerful mood.  

    I have to end this post by saying that I have an upcoming D.I.Y. post this week, and I’m very excited about it. I won’t tell you what it is, although you may already know if you follow me on Instagram. I started this blog in order to have a creative outlet, and I’ve been doing pretty good on that by posting weekly outfit posts. However, I’m also really looking forward to making the time to work on projects and recipes to share with all of you. Although at the moment, I can’t always post twice a week, I’m going to make more of an effort to do so whenever I do have time. 
    As always, thank you for stopping by my blog. Check back on Wednesday for my D.I.Y. post!

    Much Love,

    Helen Grace


    A Touch of Lace

     Photos by Sarah Veyna

    Outfit Details:
    Black Lace Dress
    ASOS Leather Belt 
    Franco Sarto Pumps
    JewelMint Bangle
    MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
    I wore this black lace dress to a friend’s wedding this weekend. It’s my favorite dress, and I wear it almost every time that I have a special event to attend. I just love the delicate lace detail on the sleeves and throughout the dress. I also love that when I wear this dress, I don’t have to put too much effort into dressing up. On this particular day, I just put on some red lipstick and a bangle around my wrist, and I was good to go. 
    Lately, I’ve been becoming more aware of how much everything around me is changing. Friends getting married is just one of the things that has made me notice how quickly time is flying by, and how everybody around me seems to be transitioning to new phases in their life. I woke up one of these past weekends and suddenly realized how many of my friends have moved away these past two years either for work, school, or to experience living in a different city. 

     What makes it hard to get used to friends leaving is that I’m an extrovert (a socially awkward one), and it freaks me out to think that I’m going to have to get used to spending more time by myself. I claim to be a strong and independent person, yet I’m terrified at the thought of doing something by myself. Don’t get me wrong. I do appreciate my alone time just as anybody else. However, I miss constantly having plans with friends, or having a group of people that I can call when I’ve had a tough day at work and want to grab a beer. Change is scary!
    Regardless of how I feel about change, it’s coming and I’m going to have to learn to embrace it. I just need to remember to stay positive, and hope that things change for the better. I also need to remember that even though I cannot see my friends every day, they are just a phone call away when I need somebody to talk to. I’m also surrounded by a loving and supportive family. What more can a girl ask for?
    As always, thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to be able to report positive changes in my life as I continue to update this blog.
    Much Love,
    Helen Grace