How to Style a Basic Tee

T-shirts are a “must have” in everyone’s wardrobe.  They are extremely comfortable, they can be dressed up or down, and they’re pretty much a classic staple that can be worn years to come.
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pgsCollageSunnies: JCP// Tee: HERE// Blazer: Thrifted// Jeans: American Eagle// Purse: New York// Watch: TJ Maxx// Bracelet: Charlotte Russe// Heels: Target// Scarf: Forever21// Lipstick: MAC’s Ruby Woo

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leopardsmall2leopard3lepcollageEarrings: New York// T-Shirt: HERE// Skirt: DIY (Tutorial HERE)//Purse:  Charming Charlie// Heels: Target// Lipstick: NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice
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Tshirt: HERE// Sunnies: Charlotte Russe// Earrings: Charlotte Russe// Skirt: DIY (Similar tutorial HERE…Use the underlining to the skirt in this tutorial)// Jacket: Don’t Remember// Heels: JustFab// Clutch: DIY (similar tutorial HERE) Lipstick: NYX Lip Cream in Morocco

So ….SOUND OFF!!! Which look was your favorite? Comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

(Special THANK YOU to Adrienne for collaborating with me. Such a ridiculously sweet person. Hope to do this again in the future!  XOXO)
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Sweater Weather

My goal every year Fall and Winter rolls around is to find a few sweaters that I eventually fall in love with.  A statement sweater that I personally like is difficult to find, so I absolutely was ecstatic when I came across this one.
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Did I mention that my shoes were only 15 bucks?!  Yep! Strangely enough. My Target had their Fall shoes on CLEARANCE!  I went crazy.  I don’t have many red shoes, so when I see some that I really like at a good price, I gotta snatch them up.
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Sweater: Charlotte Russe
Leggings: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: Aldo
Earrings: Target Clearance
Booties: Target Clearance
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High-Waist Pallazzo Pants

Pallazzo Pants were so popular way back when and they have came right back around again.  Depending on the fabric that you choose, they are very light, comfortable, and they definitely make a fashion statement.
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The pattern that I chose to make my Pallazzo pants was McCall’s M6515. I’m so sorry. I totally forgot what type of fabric I used for my pants, but it is light, it has a lot of movement, and it feels silky against my skin.
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These are great for day and night.  You can wear them to work with a button up, a fitted top, or a turtle neck.  If worn at night, a crop top would make it more appropriate for dancing at a club, hanging out with the girls, or a bar. However you wear it, keep it sexy.
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Enjoy the tutorial.  Please support my channel by liking the video. If you have any suggestions for upcoming videos or tutorials, comment below. I would love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by. God Bless! XOXO


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Halloween Special: Cats

Since I started sewing clothes back in April (2013), I decided that I wanted to include my children in my sewing endeavors as well. I’m excited to be adding their fashionable photos to my blog.
kidsOk, so this year I thought it was ambitious, but I really wanted to sew my son and daughter’s Halloween costume. It took me a total of four days to complete both costumes but it was all worth it in the end. My daughter chose her costume. She wanted to be a cheetah and my husband chose for my son to be a lion. The patterns that I chose to make these costumes were McCall’s M6105 (Lion) and McCall’s MO308 (Cheetah).lionpatterncheetahpatternMy daughter (4 yrs old) was a witch last year and won the costume contest last year from a costume that I bought from Walmart. This year I am proud to say that she won again!  I was super excited for her. She played it cool when her name was announced. All the parents were looking at me at the time so I had to scream in my head. My son who is 2 years old was on the run most of the time so I didn’t get many pictures of him, but I will list what I have below.  Btw, I did do both of my kids’ and my own makeup also.  Comment below and let me know what you or your kids are going as a this year.
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Illusions

Are you trying to lose weight but the pounds aren’t falling off fast enough?  Are you losing the weight, but can’t seem to tell?  This skirt is for you! Last year, the illusion dresses was pretty popular.  It gave the illusion that you were slimmer than you really were.  Celebrities were seen everywhere on the red carpets and events sporting this look.celebs

This pattern gives the same effect, but the best part is, it’s customizable!  I was able to choose whatever print I wanted; solid or bold. (View D)
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Leopard Printed Fabric: JoAnn Fabrics
Top: Thrift Store
Clutch: Shop My Clozet
Heels: Charlotte Russe
Heel Sleeves: Shop My Clozet

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Go Bold or Go Home

Since Fall is my favorite season, I am going all out when it comes to my style.  I have been really into black and white lately. Every black and white printed fabric that I see, I have to have.  I found this bold cotton fabric at Hancock Fabrics at an amazing deal and was super excited to be making some pants with it.
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These pants are definitely easy to make.  The instructions were easy to follow and the outcome is amazing.  I will definitely be making another pair, so keep a look out for another bold print of these pants.  I would love to hear what style you are looking forward to wearing this Fall.  Comment below.
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BLACK TOP: Target
PRINTED PANTS: DIY
SHOES: Charlotte Russe
MATTE FAUX LEATHER CLUTCH: Shop my Clozet

Thanks you guys for stopping by and supporting my blog.  Hope you guys are inspired to sew staple pieces in your wardrobe and don’t be too shy to play with prints.  If you decide to make some high-waist, bold printed pants, tag me on Instagram (@cheapbutchic).  I would LOVE to see your creations.
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Transitioning into Fall: Circle Skirt

Fall is my absolute favorite season.  I love EVERYTHING about it. The smell, the food, and ofcourse, the clothes. So since Fall is around the corner, I decided to bring you the perfect Fall transitioning piece. Circle skirts are the best transitioning piece when it comes to Fall fashion.  They are perfect paired with bare legs or colored tights.

DSC_0165The pattern that I chose for this skirt is awesome for those that have never sewn a thing in their lives.  The steps in this pattern is extremely easy to follow and this skirt is so fast and easy that you may want to make more than one. I know I am!
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Jean Button-Up: Target Clearance
Black Scarf: New York Vendor
Ethnic Printed Skirt: DIY
Clutch: Shop my CloZet
Shoes: Target Clearance
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Sexy Back

Hi everyone!
In the midst of this heat, our skin needs to breath. So when I saw the pattern to this sexy top, I knew I had to have it.
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Just like with every tutorial that I show you all, it’s pretty easy to make and won’t take you long at all. You can easily make this top with any printed fabric, but I chose a white satin fabric. I wanted to keep my sexy simple.
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If you have not yet subscribed to my channel, please support my DIY’s by subscribing and also follow me Instagram @CheapbutChic to see all of my other DIY’s that I have created outside of blogger land.

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WHITE SATIN TOP: DIY
NAVY BLUE PANTS: H&M
NEON PINK, LASER CUT-OUT HEELS: Shoedazzle

BTW, I am excited to let you know that I am launching my revamped online store in the Fall; September 1st.  I will do a blog post on it soon and there will be a giveaway coming also.  So stay tuned for that. Follow @shopclozet on Instagram to get a hint of what will be in my “cloZet” for you to have.  Thank you ladies and gents for your continuous support of this blog.  And as always, comment below, I would LOVE to hear from you.
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