Jetset in a Jumpsuit

Jetset in a Jumpsuit

It is finally time to talk about my favorite of all wardrobe staples: The black jumpsuit. The black jumpsuit is the “Little Black Dress” (i.e. LBD) of the every-day woman’s world. You can wear a properly tailored black jumpsuit so many different ways, which places it firmly in the ‘must-own’ column, and can justify a higher price, along with a place of honor, in your closet. My first piece of advice for finding the perfect black jumpsuit is to take on the assumption that you will not find the perfect fit right off the rack. Assume you will need to have this piece of clothing tailored. This actually makes finding this essential piece of clothing a lot easier since you can focus on style and fabric now, and worry about how it fits later.

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DIY Lace Embellished Sweater | Beginner Level Sewing Video Tutorial

I’ve had this incredibly soft (and now very worn-in!) sweater for about 5 years and every Fall, when I pull it out of storage, it somehow feels even cozier than the year before! So many fond memories of playing in the snow in Germany, sipping hot cocoa by a bonfire at a friend’s farm and curling up with a good book during a Winter storm is attached to this sweater for me.

This October I started thinking about how I could give it a little update without compromising the comfy factor! (i.e. nothing that would make the sweater unwearable for entire Winter weekends spent cuddling on the couch!)DIY Easy Eyelash Lace Embellished Sweater Sewing Tutorial >Beginner/Easy< #RKCSouthern

My first thought was to add some delicate eyelash lace to the neckline. I found the perfect lace in a pretty, dark gray on Etsy about 2 weeks ago HERE.

DIY Easy Eyelash Lace Embellished Sweater Sewing Tutorial >Beginner/Easy< #RKCSouthern

I cut two pieces to the size of the neckline…

DIY Easy Eyelash Lace Embellished Sweater Sewing Tutorial >Beginner/Easy< #RKCSouthern

DIY Easy Eyelash Lace Embellished Sweater Sewing Tutorial >Beginner/Easy< #RKCSouthern

…And pinned it every couple of inches to the inside edge of the sweater…

DIY Easy Eyelash Lace Embellished Sweater Sewing Tutorial >Beginner/Easy< #RKCSouthern

DIY Easy Eyelash Lace Embellished Sweater Sewing Tutorial >Beginner/Easy< #RKCSouthern

…then I sewed it down with a simple hand stitch. The whole process took maybe 30 minutes.

DIY Easy Eyelash Lace Embellished Sweater Sewing Tutorial >Beginner/Easy< #RKCSouthern

See the entire video tutorial below!

Do you like to embellish old pieces of clothing or do you prefer to buy something new to make fresh memories in when your favorites wear out?

Show me your wardrobe updates and favorite DIY projects by tagging me @southern.in.the.city!

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Blush, Black & Gold NYE Party

I love creating mock tableaus for inspiration when I’m planning a party. Even if I end up changing my outfit or party table layout, making a ‘practice’ run always gets my creative juices flowing! Today I’m sharing with you a little NYE party decor and outfit inspiration I shot last weekend at my house. Scroll to the end of the post for details on where I found all the pieces for the entire look. I hope you enjoy!

Scream Queens inspired NYE table and outfit

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