Daydreaming Casually With Glam Visions

Well, for my last post of 2011 I leave you with a casual ensemble that I loved simply because of the easy colouring. I slipped into this outfit for crafting comfort. The colour block aspect was an afterthought, nonetheless it inspired me to don my DIY fringe chain necklace.

I have been truly blessed with new ventures this year, and as mentioned before also looking forward to the New Year, one that will hopefully include conquering fears, new exciting responsibilities, and allowing more of those daydreaming thoughts to manifest into a triumphant reality.

Of course, as majority of people tend to do, the making of promises to ourselves, some may even have resolutions that they may hold, however I prefer continuing to create personal life/career goals that I know will be practical for my lifestyle. I do challenge myself with some new goals, with the hope of succession. Yet, if I also deviate away from them I know that it is still okay.

I hope that whatever you choose whether it's a long term or short-term goal, (or merely considering the thought of what you want to accomplish during the year) that you do it in your own way. Your plan, your time-line. Without comparison of others ... your goal cannot be wrong, because it's your's and your's alone.

Here's relaxed and casual me, and my version of a modernised vintage-glam twist; also better known as, what I wore to a holiday dinner with friends. 

Have a Happy New Year lovely readers!

Fringe Necklace How To: 
Materials Needed:
Fringe trim/running yardage
Metal chain
Metal embellishment-Trim2 (optional)
Jumpring (2)
Pliers
Wire Cutter
Scissors
Needle
Thread


Fringe necklaces DIY 
Prep: With measuring tape calculate how long you want your necklace to hang overall. This number will be divided into 2 parts, one measurement for (neck) chain, and the other for the fringe trim. This necklace is a pull-on style. My measurement was approx. 29" total. I wanted 13" for the fringe trim, and 16" for the chain. This measurement can vary depending on how long or short you want your necklace.

To start: Cut metal chain at 16" long. Next, add a jumpring to each end of metal chain, slightly leaving an opening. Set aside. Take the fringe trim cut at 13" long, on the face side of the trim fold back each end at 1/4" in toward wrong side of trim. Use needle and thread to sew the edges together (by creating several loops and knots) to reinforce each end. Cut excess threads.
Fringe jewellery DIY Bloggers
Take the metal chain with attached jumpring end and use the slightly opened area to insert one jumpring into each side of folded fringe trim end. Use pliers to securely close the jumprings. Voila! You have a fringe chain necklace.

*To add a second embellishment to the necklace lay a strip (exact amount of fringe measurement minus 1/2") of trim#2 to the front top-edge of the fringe trim. Attach each end of trim#2 to the jumpring of metal chain of necklace. Lay necklace flat, and mark where you prefer trim#2 to be positioned. Use needle and thread to sew every 2-3 links of trim#2 along the front top-edge of fringe trim. (See images)
DIY Fringe Necklace



The goods: Tank-H&M, Fringe necklace-DIY/Ladyofashion, Charcoal skinnys-rolled up Express, cardigan-F21, Wedges-Debenhams -(similar,) Vintage fur lapel-SF, Patent leather boots-Diba/gifted, Dress-China showroom, Bangles-vintage, Vintage brooch-seen here, Tights layered- Selfriges, H&M.
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"Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
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33 comments

  1. Love the necklace in the first set of picks---- Can't wait to see what 2012 brings!  Happy New Year!!!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the first outfit. The colors are perfect, and you look amazing. I hope you have an amazing New Year!! xo

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  3. Oh, that last look is spectacular on you! Adore! 

    Happy New Year, lovely! May it bring you joy and prosperity!

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  4. love the colors!!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  5. Green and pink is not normally a combo that I would think would go very well but it looks absolutely fantastic here!

    -LAURA xxhttp://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  6. Gaspar Adriana30 December, 2011

    Thank you for your comment! Also your outfits are way unique and I'm loving the fur on your recents posts!

    la-perdita.blogspot.com

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  7. I couldn´t agree more with Gandhi, and adore to have met you this year.
    HAPPY 2012, my dear friend!!!

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  8. Thepvdhjournal30 December, 2011

    I never really make a list of resolutions either, but I think this year I will actually make a list. Rather than resolutions I think it will be more of things I want to achieve. All my best! 

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  9. Love the use if color in your first outfit and your fun tights in the second one! Happy New Year darling!!

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  10. Oh to Be a Muse30 December, 2011

    that diy fringe necklace is perfectly done, and i love your little fur shawl. that's great for holiday parties!

    Happy New Year!

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  11. Emerald looks gorgeous on you!

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  12. Happy new year! :) Great outfits! :)

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  13. Sounds like a good plan ... Thanks, enjoy the New Year! -xo

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  14. Thanks so much! Me? I love colour, and glad to get the thumbs up from you dear! :-) -xx

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  15. So happy that you like the necklace. I will definitely be wearing this to more parties. Happy New Year. -xx

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  16. Likewise my sweet friend, you are very inspiring.  ;)

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  17. Thank you doll, I hope you bring in the New Year with a fabulous bang! -xo

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  18. You're so sweet, thanks Kirstin. wish you a very Happy 2012. xxoo

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  19. Pink and Green = Automatic Win.

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  20. Gorgeous necklace and I adore the use of colour in this outfit. Happy new year.

    tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  21. That fringe necklace is stunning & you look super chic in your second outfit! :) Hope you have a spectacular NYE & New Year's!

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  22. I love the combination of blue & green together, your blue shoes are the finishing touch in that outfit! Happy New Year!!

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  23. GlamChameleon31 December, 2011

    And I love the first look cause of that pretty and simple coloring!:)
    Happy New 2012 Year dear, may all your wishes come true!!
    kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  24. Thank you. Happy New Year!!

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  25. Thank you dear! It has already been incredible, and looking forward to more...  Enjoy New Year's! -xx

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  26. Clara Turbay01 January, 2012

    In this new year 2012 i wish you continue doing this excellent job with every post.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  27. GlamKitten8801 January, 2012

    The colors of that outfit really are gorgeous.  I can see why you love it so much!  Happy New Year, love!  Looking forward to seeing more in the coming year. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  28. Hey !
    Nice color blocking, I think the colors look great together, plus, your necklace is amazing !
    Happy New Year :)

    xoxo

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  29. Really love the first outfit. It's perfect. Love the shoes and the colour of the top.

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  30. Thanks dear! Hope your New Year's was amazing. -xx

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  31. Love your accessories, that fringe necklace in particular is absolutely fabulous!

    xo Gillie
    http://grassettagillie.blogspot.com

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  32. It's true I think we are always comparing our successes to others, but really stepping away from that and assessing your own need in your own ways with your own wants is key. I'm thinking of plans too and I'm excited in this new year! LOVE YOU LOVE YOU LOVE YOU!

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