WhatIWore: Nine times out of ten, my philosophy is “why buy it when you could make it.” I come from major DIY roots and I think that’s why I became instant friends with Jenni Radosevich three years ago. A fellow Midwesterner, Jenni has previously penned a monthly do it yourself column for In Style magazine and yesterday, her first book, I Spy DIY Style: Find Fashion You Love and Do It Yourself hit shelves. Last summer, I flew to NYC, stayed at Jenni’s apartment and modeled many of her amazing projects for the book! There are even a few of my own DIY tips sprinkled through out! (Thanks Jenni!) You’ll also see my friends, Christine of My Style Pill and Kim of Eat Sleep Wear featured in the book as well. You might also recognize Alison Dahl and Gretchen Jones too!
I’m so proud of Jenni for her achievement in this relatable and fun book, packed with projects I hope to attempt on my own over the next few months. Whether you’ve never DIY’d or consider yourself a pro - you’ll totally enjoy this book.
Be sure to visit Jenni’s site - I Spy DIY for details on her summer book tour!
WhatIWore: Sometimes you might feel like crafts are getting you down, or perhaps you just need to look at the lighter side of crafts. If that’s the case, you definitely need to read Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris. Also the perfect present for a craft enthusiast or a jaded crafter.
*Full Disclosure: This copy of Simple Times is c/o ModCloth.
WhatIWore: Although I’m not actively seeking them out, it seems like there’s a bit of a shortage on men’s personal style blogs that feature clothes I could actually get my husband to wear. Enter The Midwestyle, full of thrifting advice for guys and everyday outfit photos of the three young men that run the blog based smack dab in the heartland of the good ol’ USA.
I like it! I like it a lot!
(And I was totally tipped off on this awesome site by reading Fresh Everyday)
All photos care of The Midwestyle.