Tuesday, 31 July 2012


The weather has got me dreaming of cozy knit sweaters and fall colours already, and its way to early for that! We should have at least full month of sunnies and bright colours to enjoy.  Here are a few fun and colourful images pack full of my favourite trends from Nasty Gal's July Look Book, Im hoping they pull me back to a summer mood.

Xo Austere

Friday, 27 July 2012


Theres a new Sam in my life, Actually two Sam's.  Im thinking my sister might not be okay with me posting photos of her adorable new son, so instead you can meet the second best.  
Sam Edelman leopard LOVE!

Monday, 23 July 2012

DIY Inspiration: Cheap Easy Home Goods

I am currently spending my summer visiting and living with my manfriend and while this is extremely fun and lovely there is a downside. His house is most definitely and without a doubt a boys house. The house could maybe be considered functional or even practical for what it is but it could never ever be considered stylish or cute. Therefore, I have made it my goal to try and come up with some cheap and easy home DIYs so that I don't feel like I am living in a fraternity. Above is a collection of images I have been collecting for some inspiration. I will keep you guys posted on how these projects turn out.


Images from The Spell and the Gypsy Collective and Pinterest

Thursday, 12 July 2012

DIY Studded Shorts

Of all the studding I've seen in the past few seasons I feel Versace has done it best. White leather with gold studs, or really just white and gold in general boarders on such a thin line between trashy and classy.  Maybe it really comes down to the wearer more then the garment.  Either way I'd probably kill for the dress in the last photo of my Studded Inspiration post.   Back to the short though, these shorts are my ode to that Versace dress.  Hopefully they fall on the classy side of the line or at least trashy in a cool 90's grunge kinda way.  Tutorial below.
 Xo Austere

Materials Needed: 
A Pair of Shorts or Jeans 
20 Studs  (10 Pyramid and 10 Round)
Needle Nose Pliers
A Stitch Ripper

1. Arrange the studs where you will want them to be place 

2. Starting in the top left corner, gently push the stud into our material to create to small indents from the prongs.
3. Use your stitch ripper to create to small holes in place of the indents you just created.
4. Place the stud into the holes.
5. Looking at the back side of the material use the pliers the flatten each prong down so it is flush with the material. 
6. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 until all of your studs are in place. 
6. Cut one leg of your denim, then fold in half
7. Cut the other leg 
8. if you wish for a cuff as shown, fold your bottom of the shorts of twice.  If you want a frayed pair of cut offs,  put the short through a complete washer and dryer cycle and they will come out nicely frayed.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Lone Ranger

When I saw this lookbook from The Two Bandits on the Spell and Gypsy Collective's blog I nearly had a heart attack. Every single photo is stunning and pretty much perfection. It is rare that I see a collection of photos where I not only want every single item but I want my life to be like every single photo. Oh what I would give to spend my life where layers and layers of amazing jewelry, perfectly tattered clothing, and living in the perfectly little wooden house. A girl can dream.
Hope everyone is having a great week. I'm off for a few days of camping in the hot weather.


Photos from The Spell and Gypsy Collective

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Under The Sea

I'm not shy about my love of anything that has to do with the ocean or water in general, so this campaign for Feline Blush's "Wonderland Couture" jumped right out at me. Not only are the clothes stunningly beautiful, but the movement and lighting provided by shooting underwater is breathtaking. I'm a bit obsessed with every single image.

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