Dress: Gap (old), Jacket: H&M, Sandals: ShoeMint, Necklace: Stella and Dot, Bracelet: Express, Sunnies: c/o Firmoo, Lips: Sephora Latin Lover, Nails: Essie Geranium, Wallet: DIY
So, not a super exciting outfit for you today but sometimes you just need to throw on a comfortable dress and call it a day. This dress is called “the bag” because of its resemblance to a trash bag. It even has a drawstring waist. Why did I buy a trash bag, you ask? Because my husband got a gift card to Gap from work and since he could care less about clothes he gave it to me! And for some reason I make weird choices when I don’t have to spend my own money. The dress was $40 and I had a $40 gift card, so why not?
But what IS really exciting about this outfit is this clutch that I made! I really love my thrifted cork purse and I’ve always wanted a matching wallet.
I started out with this small, black, sequined wallet that I found at a consignment store for $5.
I followed the DIY Cork Clutch Tutorial from What I Wore* (no longer available) so I’m not going to show you the steps. Jessica did a great job of showing you exactly what to do!
*Sadly, the page no longer exists so but the DIY is still pretty simple.
– Flat wallet or clutch.
– Thin sheets of cork (I used adhesive cork shelf liner (similar here))
– Hot glue gun (even though the cork has adhesive it does not stay on without extra glue!)
– Ruler, scissors, pen
– X-Acto knife optional (I found this useful for cutting off excess cork/glue from around the edges)
Basically, just cut the cork into strips, peel off adhesive back, glue onto wallet in a weave pattern and you’re done! It’s actually a lot easier than it looks! The only difference is I used cork with an adhesive back and Jessica didn’t. But I think it works fine either way. Also, make sure you like the original color of the wallet because it will show through a little bit around the edges or in between the weave. Brown or tan would work best to blend in with the cork.
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