Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Summer '14 On My Mind


A while back my bestie Gabi over at Vanilla Fringe posted the cutest inspiration post on getting into the Spring spirit. Since the weather has been warming and I can't seem to get that those lazy Summer days at the beach out of my mind, I decided to do a little inspo post with photos from my Pinterest!

I love all seasons, but summer definitely holds a special place in my heart. I can't wait for spontaneous road trip adventures, oversized sunnies and hats, swimming in the ocean, new bikinis, white on white outfits, and searching for hidden gems. I know it's a couple months away - but I'm ready!

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XOXO,
Natalie

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DIY Festival Flower Crown With O'Neill


I am SO excited to share this DIY! It is Spring, and more importantly festival season... so jealous of all you at Coachella right now! I love flower crowns for all types of occasions, but at music festivals these crowns become an essential. 

I did a DIY over on O'Neill woman's blog on how to make two different flower crowns! Check out the full tutorial HERE and look out for the ones I made in Tilly's x O'Neill's Festival Lookbook. 

XOXO,
Natalie


A Sunflower Crown + A Dainty Multi-flower Crown 





Friday, April 4, 2014

Aloha From Paradise




Aloha from paradise! I don't ever want to leave!! Really though, I am writing this post while tanning by a beautiful pool, steps away from the ocean - doesn't get better. By paradise I mean Kauai, the most beautiful and laid back of the Hawaiian islands. I've been here five days, and each has been packed with perfection. Highlights thus far include: a beautiful hike down to a secret beach, snorkeling in warm water among turtles and more fish then I could count, a private yoga session on the beach, and most importantly relaxing under the sun.

My fav purchase before leaving was this Triangl Swimwear swimsuit. You may have seen them splattered all over Instagram, and honestly they live up to the hype!

More pictures to come! P.S. Happy almost weekend!

XOXO


















Sunday, March 30, 2014

Coffee Shops & Sunny Skies



I love a comfy and cute dress, but I like it even more when it's $15. Yep- F21 has been surprisingly killing it lately! Such an easy piece to throw on with a half up top-knot and choker. It was especially perfect to run around in with my bestie over at Vanilla Fringe to grab tea and catch up. 

Check out a DIY here for the lace socks in the outfit. 

XOXO,

Natalie



Dress: F21 (here), Shoes: Converse (here), Jacket: Zara, Choker: Van De Vort, Sunnies: FP (here)




Monday, March 24, 2014

DIY Peacock Chair Facelift & Fabric Tassel Garland


I can't tell you how excited I've been about this post! In the past several months I've gotten to know Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential, and let me tell you she is the sweetest and coolest babe around! Love her!

When we first met, she told me how much she needed a peacock chair for her home. I love searching for gems, so I set out to find her one. Finally, I found not one but two peacock chairs at a vintage store in Palm Springs. We decided it would be fun to give one of the chairs a little facelift to make it stand out and I am obsessed with the final product!

See below for details on the chair as well as a DIY on the tassel garland I made to go with it!! Feel free to do this to any kind of chair you own. The idea is to get crafty and make it unique!

Check out Lauryn's post here






The fabric garland is a fun touch to the chair, but is also so cute hung above your bed, used as decor for a party, or put anywhere in your home. The amazing thing is that since they are fabric they'll last forever!!


Materials:
Fabric (any colors/types! I even used tulle)
Scissors (Make sure they are sharp enough to cut the fabric)
Wire
Twine
Sparkly Yarn 


Step 1: Fold the fabric in half so it is the length of the tassel, but doubled. Cut it into smaller sections to make it easier to work with.



Step 2: Start cutting on the side with the opening. Cut 3/4 inch wide strips, stopping about an inch from the top (where the fold is). I made it so that about 3 to 4 strips made one tassel. On the 3rd or 4th cut, cut it all the way to the top to remove the strips from the rest of the fabric. 


Step 3: Make approximately 24 tassels with a variety of fabrics! It gets a repetitive but it's worth it!


Step 4: Lay the fabric piece flat so that the dull/non-printed side faces up. Roll the fabric, focusing on the middle 2 inches which are not cut. 


Step 5: Fold the rolled fabric in half again. Leave a small opening at the top of the tassel and twist the fabric below it.  


Step 6: Cut a small piece of wire. 


Step 6: Use the wire to secure the twisted fabric, but make sure to keep the opening at the top! Do this to all your pieces of fabric to create approximately 24 tassels.


Step 7: String the tassels onto the twine one by one. I pull the twine through the tassel's opening twice in order to secure it in place. 

Hang it on your new chair, or in a special place in your house and enjoy!


I know this sounds like a lot, but grab a friend and this DIY will be a breeze. If you have any questions leave a comment below. If you would like one specially made, feel free to email me at halfwaytoharmony@gmail.com.

Also check out Lauryn's new book here (it's amazing) and follow her on Instagram here!

XOXO