It has been so long since I have done a Designer DIY post (find them all HERE) so I am really excited to be sharing this one with you because it’s really simple! I saw the necklace in Vogue a couple of months ago in a Jimmy Choo ad (the pic above the the left) and immediately made the necklace in the picture above on the right. Since then, I have seen this style of necklace popping up all over the place… click HERE to see them in every price range, from no-name designers starting around $40 to high-end designers topping out the thousands. Mine cost under $5 to make and I have been wearing it a lot more than I expected to… it looks great on it’s own for more dressy looks and I have been layering it with shorter gold necklaces for a really casual feel that I’m loving! Click here to get the DIY and see how to make it!
After I did my post on this easy maxi dress at the beginning of the summer, I played around with it a bit to simplify the process and make a couple of improvements. I had bought a ton of really bold patterned fabric over the winter and I wanted to use it up this was definitely my go-to dress for the summer. I used McCalls 6558 as a starting point and you can get all the details about the original dress from the other post or you can follow this post for the new and improved version! Click here to see more pictures and see how it was improved!