Project: Velvet Envelope Clutch

Trend: Velvet

We are going to take it way back this week to a handbag tutorial I made in 2014 that was featured by Buzzfeed. The velvet envelope clutch never goes out of style and if you take a gander below, you can see how simple it is to make! It has that special Hollywood glamour feel and makes holding a purse feel like a luxurious experience.

I posted the same bag in silk black velvet on the Etsy shop for anyone interested in their very own velvet envelope clutch!

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Anyone have an occasion coming up?!  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: Minimalist Bride Bag

Project: Minimalist Bride Bag

Happy Thursday fashion friends! With all the wedding buzz going on in my own life, I couldn’t help but make this silk clutch. It was surprisingly easy to make and is the perfect accessory for the minimalist bride. Of course, if you’re not about to walk down the aisle, you can use the same pattern with a different type of material for a night out on the town!  As for the craft-phobic bride, if you want your very own clutch, check out the Etsy store, up in the shop now! 🙂

Wedding planning and daydreams led me to make this fabulous clutch.  Have you ever been inspired to create something in a similar way?  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: Paperless Post Review

Hello lovely readers! This week I’m going to tell you about this amazing online invitation company called Paperless Post. They reached out to me at a perfect time, just as I’m planning my bachelorette party! 🙂

Perfect for any occasion, this company has exclusive e-cards from fashion designers like Kate Spade and Oscar De La Renta. They also have these really cute invites called “flyers” that involve GIF’s and customized pictures.  Have I mentioned all e-cards are completely customizable and fun to make?!

I couldn’t decide between the flyer or the classic card style, check out the samples I made below and let me know what you think!  Which is your favorite?  Do you have an occasion coming up as well?  Let me know in the comments and happy designing! 🙂

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Project: NYFW FALL RTW 2019

Project: NYFW Review

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is a officially over, a time where designers based in New York, show their latest and greatest collections for Fall 2019 Ready to Wear (RTW). Why should we care? These fashion shows predict future trends and provide us designers and DIYers sources of inspiration! I’d also personally like to know what I’ll be wearing next fall and by the looks of it there will be leopard print, there will be purple, and there will be 70’s inspired silhouettes! Many shows from NYFW can be seen online, and after scouring the internet these had to be my favorite. A big thank you to Kate Spade NY, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Brooks Brothers for being so fabulous!

What are your favorite looks from NYFW?  Let me know! 🙂

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Project: Heart Charm Bracelet

Project: Heart Charm Bracelet

Happy almost Valentines Day! Why not show yourself some love by making this Heart Charm Bracelet?  This project is super easy to make and will only take about 15 minutes! The key to mastering any jewelry creation like this is knowing how to unlink the chain by using your tools (in this case, pliers).  This bracelet can be made extra special by adding different charms and colors that have meaning to you! What are your plans this Valentines Day?  Let me know in the comments and as always happy crafting! 🙂

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Project: Bridal Wristlet

Project: Bridal Wristlet

Calling all brides! I’m excited to share with you my very first bridal wristlet made specifically for the Etsy Shop. I got to let my creativity fly with this Beaded Bridal Wristlet, handmade with blue lining for that “Something Blue.” Not getting married anytime soon? Pick a fabric of your choice and make a wristlet using the same tutorial! The bag is great for a night out on the town or can be thrown into a bigger tote bag.

Has anyone ever made anything like this?  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: Jeweled Barrette

Project: Jeweled Barrette

Looking to add a bit of sparkle for your next big night out?  Try making a Jeweled Barrette! If you have a glue gun, hair clip, rhinestones, and about 10 minutes, you should be extra styling in no time.  Perfect for a night out, wedding or another special occasion, these hair clips will make you feel extra special and sparkly all night long! 🙂

Anyone have a big event coming up?  Let me know in the comments and happy crafting! 🙂

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Project: Silver Silk

Project: Silver Silk

As some of you may have noticed, I have been shifting the blog’s focus towards wedding and evening handbags.  I felt it’s something I just had to do as a newly engaged lady! Like a handbag designer’s calling, it hit me while completing my very own wedding handbag. It was so fun and romantic (and sparkly, of course) to make, that I didn’t really want the creative process to end!  Wedding and occasion handbags are a designers dream and whether attending a wedding or actually participating in one, being a part of that experience is pretty magical. All the bags you see here will also be available for purchase in my new Trend-mix Etsy store.

This will still remain my fashion blog with DIY posts, sources of inspiration, and tutorials, but I will begin to focus on the fancy and fabulous occasion purses that dreams are made of.

The following “Silver Silk” bag I created this week is made of this amazing hand beaded silk found in my local fabric store! The rope handle (usually used for holding curtains) is both comfortable and luxurious while adding utility to a very delicate fabric.

Has anyone else ever felt like they had a designer’s calling before? Let me know in the comments and as always, happy sewing! 🙂

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Project: Guggenheim

Project: Guggenheim

This weekend I ventured out to the famous and very fabulous Solomon Guggenheim Museum in NYC. They have several museums throughout the world and thought it was worth taking a look.  Known for its modern art, the museum attracts architecture and art nerds alike because of its unique construction.

Built in a reverse pyramid-like style on the outside, the inside is a gradual and winding pathway to the top.  This exclusive format allows for amazing views, of art, people, light, and structure throughout the entire building. The walls may be lined with art, but the building is a piece of art in itself.

Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956, the construction of the building was actually petitioned against by artists and politicians.  Now that it’s a historical landmark and regular tourist NYC hot spot, it’s not going anywhere!

Has anyone else visited the Guggenheim? What’s your favorite art museum? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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Project: Champagne Glitter

Project: Champagne Glitter

I’m not sure about you, but I can’t quite shake the NYE glitter out of my head, or out of my carpet.  The holiday season brings about velvet, jewels, and glitter and although the holidays are now over, I’m determined to find an excuse to wear my “Champagne Glitter” bag! Anyone else in love with holiday looks you just can’t let go of yet? Let me know in the comments, and as always, happy sewing! 🙂

*Announcement: Not the crafty type?  I recently opened an Etsy store, that will sell the bags you see here! So, if you are sewing-phobic or just a big Trend-mix fan, check out my store! You can get your very own Champagne Glitter bag right here!

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