|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.
Kim Alston says
What a great DIY! Great job! I love the cork wallet and your sandals are so cute. You look great. Have a wonderful week.
Love the DIY cork wallet – so fun! And you look so cute…love the dress and love those fabulous shoes 🙂
The Other Side of Gray
Yuen Lim says
I actually like that dress! It must be super comfortable (:
The Craziest Paradigm – a 'lil bit of rust & stardust
JUST STOP WITH BEING SO CUTE! Woops, sorry. It's just that you always look so dang good!
I love this, totally need to make my own!
Fabiola Tinelli says
I'm in love with this look, perfect silver touch!
Such a cute DIY! And I love your wedges. 🙂
xx lexi @ glitter, inc.
Anything with a cinched waist can't really look like a trash bag; but I totally get your logic when spending someone else's money. haha.
Chic on the Cheap
Your clutch turned out so cute!!
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Miss Hannah says
Super cute, easy outfit! Awesome that you made the clutch!
Ileana Marcel says
You've got some skills! Great clutch! And loving that denim jacket! So timeless.
Lauren @ Style of Ones Own says
Great job on the DIY! I think this is still a really cute look with the jacket and heels. I didn't get a 'bag' vibe at all! 😉
Style of One's Own
I love your simple look!! And that wallet is so dang cute!
haha im totally the same way with gift cards! i'm all "yea why not", and then it barely gets worn half the time. ah well. and that's such a neat idea for the cork purse! very crafty
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Gena Palmieri says
That cork clutch is adorable! In love..
Blush and Blossoms
lucia m says
Looking adorable as always…..& that DIY purse is incredible!!!
Wow, amazing job you did for the DIY wallet!
Jody Beth says
That wallet is incredible! And hey, the dress looks good with the top over it, not too "baggy". 😉
FASHION TALES says
It came out so cute!:) /Madison
Katie Miller says
I love the wedge shoes! Some of my other favorite are these womens shoes. Awesome!
Pia J says
Great wallet – can't believe it is a DIY – very cool.
Lala H says
love how you paired this dress with a jean jacket it looks really cute and your shoes very nice! you look great!
Sandy a la Mode says
yayy those shoes, i love those shoes! 🙂
Girl I love your DIY cork wallet! Soo cute! And that $40 gap gift card was very well spent! This dress will get you through the summer and it looks adorable with the denim jacket!
That's so cool! I saw this cork clutch on sale at J.Crew the other day for like twenty bucks and I'm kicking myself for not getting it….I'm crazy when I shop too! xx
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