Braids Braids Braids

Braids Braids Braids. 

Braids are a great way to make any hairdo more sophisticated. French braids, fishtail braids, braided buns, side braids, all braids, everywhere braids  ect ect ect.

Soooo many options. So to start, here is a superrrrrrr easy half-way up braid look. I’ll be posting more soon. Yes, soooon. I will post often, I WILLL. Someday I’ll get the hang of this.

What you need: Hair brush, hair spray, bobby pins, small tiny elastic hair band, and of course, hair.

1. Take a small section of hair from right above the ear, leaving some hair at the top.

2. Braid it and secure it with a tiny elastic hair band.

3. Repeat on the other side.

4. Cross the two braids in the back. If your hair is long you may have to wrap the braid around the other some more. Pin it up. It looks best if the pins are hidden.

5. Spray hairspray all around the braids to keep it in place.

SUPER easy and sophisticated half way up look. ;D

Peace.

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Romping About

This post is all about rompers and the latest product of the someday Julie fashion industry.

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Yayy, yes, another sewing project. For those of you who are familiar with sewing, i used a dress pattern for the top part, but switched the skirt with shorts. Often times, i draw my own patterns, but i just loved the pattern for the top and had to use it!
Thats thing about sewing, you can make it however you want. Switch the sleeves, change the mini skirt for a maxi skirt, or anything at all! Never forget to be creative and add your own touch to anything you make.

For anyone who wants to sew but doesn’t know where to start, try following a pattern for something simple like an a-line skirt, then move on to more difficult things. This is a great way to learn on your own, and soon enough you’ll be so familiar with the shapes that you can draw your own patterns. The terms are ussually the hardest to understand when first starting to sew, like slip stich, boning or gathering. Luckily, google has all the answers, and if not you can ask me.

Back to rompers,
Rompers are great in the summer. They can be classy and fancy or flowery and flowy or anything at all. The best part is that they are so comfortable!

Enough writting, here’s some pictures!

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Thursday Brunch

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Ate this delicious waffle with strawberries, bananas and honey at an amazing tea house/cafe called Tea Connection in Buenos Aires. Orange juice and coffee added for the perfect thursday brunch!

Me comí un waffle divino con fresas, bananas y miel en un café/casa de té que se llama Tea Connection, aquí en Buenos Aires. Es una franquicia que hay por toda la ciudad y es BUENISIMA! Jugo de naranja y café para el brunch de jueves perfecto!

Peace

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DIY Scrunchie

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This scrunchie is super easy to make. All you need is scrap pieces of fabric, a pair of scissors, and a hair tie. I used a little less than 1/4 of a yard of each color, but that depends on how thick the fabric is and how full you want the scrunchie to be.

Esta colita es super fácil de hacer. Todo lo que necesitas son pedazos de tela de cualquier color, tijeras y una colita de pelo. Yo usé un poquito menos de 1/4 de yarda de cada color, pero eso depende en el grosor de la tela y como quieres que te quede la colita.

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1. Cut the fabric into little rectangles and cut a tiny hole in the middle of each rectangle. Mine are about two inches by one and a half inches (2in x 1 1/2 in).

1. Corta la tela en rectángulos pequeños y abre un agujerito en el medio de cada rectángulo. Los míos son como de 5 cm por 3cm.

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2. Cut the hair tie and string on the rectangles.

2. Corta la colita e inserta los rectángulos. 

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3. Tie the hair tie back together and spread out the rectangles.

3. Amarra las puntas de la colita y separa los rectángulos.

4. Wear it.

4. Listo!

Julie

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Mango Goodness

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There’s nothing like a fruit smoothie for breakfast. I learned that from my best friend. Every time I went to her house we had smoothies for breakfast: strawberry, blueberry, banana and my favorite, mango. It tastes like heaven on earth!

The recipe is very simple. Just chop up a whole ripe mango, add some milk and a little bit of sugar (or Stevia, to make it healthier). If you want you can add some ice or some chia/line seeds to make it a power smoothie!

It’s a great breakfast or snack option, make sure to give it a try!

 

No hay nada como un smoothie de frutas de desayuno. Aprendí eso de mi mejor amiga. Cada vez que iba a su casa nos tomábamos uno de desayuno: de fresa, moras, bananas y mi favorito, mango. Sabe a cielo!

La receta es muy fácil. Solo corta en pedazos pequeños un mango maduro, agrega leche al gusto y un poco de azúcar (o Stevia para que sea más saludable). Si quieres puedes añadir hielo para que quede más espeso y semillas de chia o lino para hacerlo más nutritivo.

Es una excelente opción de desayuno o merienda, no te quedes sin probarlo!

Love,
A

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Hi, This Is Summer

I finally finished my sophomore year of college and a seriously overcommitted and insane semester.  This means it’s time for swimming in lakes, sewing, tanning, actually eating well (no more cafeteria food), and relaxing. More importantly, however, it means this blog will come back to life. No more overcommitting myself, ever.

As much as I wish I were walking the cobble stone streets of Buenos Aires, or visiting my family and eating lots of cheese bread in Brasil, I suppose that Georgia, USA can be pretty decent. Though the vast open spaces and lack of noise sometimes drives me crazy, I think we all need a long stretch of summer full of nothing to do but have walks with dogs that chase squirrels and tranquility.

And so summertime ensues.

 

Por fin terminé mi 2do año de universidad y un semestre loco con muchas cosas que hacer. Esto significa que llegó el tiempo de nadar en lagos, coser, broncearme, comer comida saludable (no más comida de cafetería) y relajarme. Lo más importante es que también voy a tener tiempo para actualizar el blog. No más saturarme de compromisos, nunca!

Por mucho que desearía estar caminando en la calles de piedras de Buenos Aires, o visitando a mi familia y comiendo mucho pan de queso en Brasil, supongo que Georgia, USA es bastante decente. Aunque a veces los espacios enormes y la falta de ruido me vuelve loca, creo que todos necesitamos un verano lleno de nada para hacer y pasear con mis perros que persiguen ardillas como locos.

Y así empieza mi verano.

 
 
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More posts to come ASAP

Julie

 
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Sunset from up above

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There are few things in life more beautiful than sunsets. I just love watching the different colors in the sky: it’s like a work of art. I collect sunset pictures: at the beach, in the city, in different countries, and last week I had the chance to watch a beautiful sunset on a plane, up in the sky. I was traveling from Atlanta to Miami… I saw this beautiful Florida sunset and I just had to take a picture.

Hope you enjoy them.

 

Hay pocas cosas en la vida más lindas que los atardeceres. Me encanta ver los distintos colores en el cielo, son como una obra de arte. Colecciono fotos de atardeceres: en la playa, en la ciudad, en distintos países, y la semana pasada tuve la oportunidad de verlo desde un avión, arriba en el cielo. Estaba viajando de Atlanta a Miami y vi este hermoso atardecer y supe que tenía que tomarle una foto.

Espero que les guste.

 

A

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Project Paint-Your-Vans 2

I finally finished my custom-designed ultra-cool ombre vans! It took me only 2 days to do them.. It could have been just one but I started at midnight on Saturday so I had to finish the other shoe on Sunday.

This time I decided on doing something simple – ombre shades of purple. Simple enough for starters (like me), but very nice looking. I used only 2 colors of paint. Dark purple, and hot violet/fuchsia (I don’t really know how to describe it), and mixed them to get the “ombre” effect.

It was SO fun to do. I wore them the next day and got many compliments. They look so fresh and original!

Here are some pics of the process…

First, the paints and the white canvas shoes.

Next, one shoe half done. Notice that I hadn’t mixed the colors just yet.

First shoe done!

 Now the second one..

Final result!

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Project Paint-Your-Vans

Lately I’ve been obsessing with custom-paint vans. I think it’s a great idea to express yourself through your shoes, and sometimes you just can’t find a pair that especifically suits your personality. But that’s no problem! Because you can paint your old Vans, Converse, Keds or similar types of shoes. You just need white tennis shoes, fabric paint, a paintbrush, and a little creativity.

Here I have a few pictures I found on Google while looking for some inspiration. Soon I’ll be posting my own painted shoes and the painting process too. It shall be a fun weekend!

By the way, the shoes I bought for this project are not Vans or Keds. They are a cheap version of those. You don’t need a specific brand to do this! Just buy a pair that fits. The cheaper, the better! (Because you can buy and paint more :))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**These are not my pictures*** I found them on Google :)

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