Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Keys To Surviving: Maternity Style 101

If your anything like me you don't want to sacrifice your style just because your pregnant, but you also don't want to spend the amount of money that they charge for decent looking maternity clothes. Since this is my 3rd go around Im no stranger to the whole maternity wardrobe battle.
I seriously don't want to walk around looking like I'm about to do yoga all day or like Im a big fat present with a bow over my belly, now I'm just venting...

1st Trimester

This one is fairly easy since you don't grow too much during the first trimester. Of course we as women notice when any of our jean begin to feel a little tighter and it seems like a huge deal but for the most part we can still wear our normal clothes. Towards the end though to give your pants a little bit more life take a rubber band or hair tie, loop it around your button hole and secure it on your button.  It should look like this 
Photo via Pinterest

2nd Trimester

One of the things I highly enjoyed doing once my body started to battle my wardrobe was invading my boyfriends closet. His Shirts became my dresses, lucky for me he has a decent sense of style and his wardrobe only consists of black and white. It's also good for covering up if you're showing just a little and don't want anyone to know, or if your stuck in that "i just look fat not pregnant" stage.
In my boyfriends Shirt

3rd Trimester

Now this can go for mid-late 2nd trimester too and it is really the only Maternity clothing item i suggest buying. Maternity pants. You're definitely going to need them. I still hate spending much money on them because honestly you'll only be wearing them a few months. I usually go on ebay and look for something thats cheap and suits my style. For everything else just stick to stretchy and breathable materials

Maternity jeans $11 on ebay

Hope this helps! I'd love to hear feed back and see photos!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Easy Biscuit Pizza

Easy Biscuit Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

 Step 1

Pre-heat your over to 425. Mix all your dry ingredients (excluding cheese lol) in a large bowl

Step 2

Add in your oil and milk and mix by turning lightly with your hand, knead once or twice

Step 3

Lightly spray a baking sheet and flatten dough on top by gently flattening with your hands, i suppose you could use a floured rolling pin but i like the rustic look of doing it with your hands

Step 4

Add sauce, then cheeses. Pop in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned. 

Voilla all done!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DIY TeePee

Hey guys!
So I was looking to revamp my sons room, I really wanted to get him a tee pee but they cost a pretty penny that I don't have. So I did a little research and this is what I came up with, I'll link some of the original tutorials that I looked at through the tutorial. Its the lazy DIYer tutorial

DIY Teepee

What you'll need:
4 Sticks 2x1x6ft
Elastic
Tshirt (cut in strips)
Canvas/Fabric
Staple Gun or Needle and thread

Step 1- Gather your sticks
This is pretty self explanatory, I got mine pre-cut from Lowes about $1 each stick
Step 2- Secure with elastic
This part of the tutorial I saw over on A CUP OF JO and the type of elastic she used it better suited for this project but I couldn't find it and didn't have the patience to keep looking. I used some sort of flat bun jee elastic, tied it, then cut the ends.
Step 3- Separate to desired size
Push the bottom of the sticks out to create the structure of the tee pee. I made mine to fit in the corner of my sons room.
Step 4- Cover and secure
Take a white tshirt and cut off the bottom seem, then cut 2 strips and wrap them under and over the wood pieces and elastic, make sure to cover the elastic.
Step 5- Cover with Fabric
This will probably be the hardest part depending on how you choose to secure the fabric
Drape the fabric over the wood(btw I used a drop cloth), Start securing it from the back first
Staple Gun: which was my method since I am lazy and impatient, start stapling from the top and make you way down for a total of about 4 staple per piece of wood
Thread: With a needle and thread secure the wood on top middle and bottom of the wood pieces

Note: When I was done with this I had some extra fabric hanging from the bottom of the tee pee so I cut off the excess cut a triangle and stapled it to the top of the tee pee opening, this is optional but I liked the look of it better

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Faking the Sun

With this New York City weather trying to kill us me and my skin have been craving for some sun. The sun refused to cooperate so I decided to take a little trip to Duane Read and try to capture some sun myself. I researched dupes for Benefits Sun Beam and was hoping to find one when I went shopping but couldn't find one so I settled for this. Physicians formula Glow-Boosting pressed  shimmer bronzer, while it did give me a soft golden glow it wasn't as much as I was hoping for. The packaging is pretty cool and convenient for traveling and throwing in your purse. I think once I actually have a tan it'll look really good. If you're looking for something  subtle like in the photo you can click here to see the product.

Editors Note: Still looking for the sun

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fashion Tips

As I was endlessly surfing the web out of sheer boredom I cam across a list of fashion tips. Heres the round up of the ones i found most interesting.

“If you don’t have time to try on jeans in the store, try the Neck Method: You can determine your size by placing the waistline of the jeans around the diameter of your neck. If the waistline of the pant comfortably meets at back of your neck, then the jeans will fit.”— Sarah Ahmed, Creative Director, DL1961 Premium Denim

Snap clip-on earrings onto flats for an instant evening shoe, or onto shirt collars for DIY embellishments

Break in stiff or too-snug shoes by slipping them on with socks and blasting your feet with a hot hairdryer.

Use shaving cream and a washcloth to remove liquid makeup from shirt collars.

There’s nothing cooler than sticking to a signature style you know looks good on you. Slaves to fashion are never chic!

For more tips and tricks, this is the original post. Stay Warm!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hope you all had a pleasant Halloween! Me and my beau were Sally and Jack Skellington and we loved it! Here are some pictures, I also posted the link for the tutorial I used, mine didnt come out as perfect as the girl in the tutorials but I was still pretty pleased with myself. I also have an awesome style feature for an up and coming model you can get his contact info right below his feature.
Contact: MMG Management 2122538353 ex 249
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Friday, April 26, 2013

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

DIY Leather Clutch

Recently while I was going through the March issue of Vogue magazine I noticed this cute leather Celine Clutch and I was inspired to make this simple DIY for you guys.

DIY Leather Clutch

Materials
Leather
Fabric
Cereal Box
Marker
Scissors
Glue 
Bobby Pins

Step 1
Trace cereal box twice


Step 2
Draw two tabs on the bottom rectangle about an inch. I didn't measure them I just eyeballed it. They dont need to be perfect they wont be showing. Now draw a flap on top ( I decided to eliminate it in my final clutch but if you want yours to serve as a flap then make sure its an inch or two wider than mine)

Step 3
Draw tabs on your top flap


Step 4
Cut it out

Step 5
Cut out the front and back. Glue fabric to one side of cardboard. Glue cardboard to bottom part of the clutch




Step 6
Glue flaps for top and bottom, hold it down with bobby pins until the glue settles



Step 7
Glue Side tabs by placing the glue at the edge of the inside lining. Fold in the tabs and fold bottom of clutch over. Make sure everything is aligned and lay something heavy on it for about 20 minutes or so. I set my Vogue on it. With all those ads it was heavy enough.

Step 8
Slide the other piece of cardboard inside. Now you can tuck in your top flap or not its up to you.





Enjoy Errrrbody!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lavoz For Qu3st

I recently made a vest for Qu3sts new music video Revolutionary Affiliates.


Go check out the full video!!!! Oh yea and Im in it too!! Woop woop!

Qu3st- Revolutionary Affiliates

Hope you enjoy!

Tutu Dress Made for a Princess

My daughter who Ive mentioned in previous posts turned two last week! I ended up making her this cute little tutu dress, it was super easy only took about 45 minutes. I took a look at a couple of youtube posts before I got started. I've posted the links to the ones I found most helpful at the bottom. Best part?!?! It Cost me less than 10 dollars!


Tutorial 1 by Tuttie Cutie Tutus

Tutorial 2 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Monday, July 2, 2012

Dipped Shorts

I've been on a constant search for months for cute, affordable not-so-kiddy shorts for my 1 yr old. I was able to find a thing or two from the childrens section in H&M but for the most part it was a huge fail. Then a little light bulb went off and here we are. I took a pair of my 2 year old sons old jeans that didnt fit him anymore and made it into shorts for my daughter. This is a simple DIY that im sure many have done before and can be done for anyone not just a child. ENJOY!


Dipped Bleach Shorts 

Materials
Old Jeans
Scissors
Bleach
Glass container

Step 1:
Lay those suckers out

Step 2:
Cut off the legs. Remember to add length so that you can fold them when you are done

 Step 3:
Fill your containter with bleach, enough to cover how far you want the bleach to go(remember it will bleed a little). DIP DIP DIP (hold for a count of about 30 sec)

Step 4: Lay them out to dry

Step 5: Wash. Fold. Put 'em on.

My little princess modeling them for you 


Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Year New LaVoz

Hey guys, I know I started off the new year with just a simple DIY but I wanted to introduce you guys to my new layout. Unfortunatly I have not had enough time in my schedule to go out and do all the street style shots that I originally had planned for the page, but like they say when one door shuts another one opens. Well let the door fling. Are you ready for it? I'm so excited! I'll be doing small features on people all over New York with awesome style as well as my DIYs ofcourse and more to come in the near future!


This weeks how-to:
Leather Faux Bow-Tie
Materials
10"x4.5" piece of fabric
4"x1" Strip of fabric
Glue
Safety pin/Ribbon
Step 1:
Gather your materials and apply glue along a short edge of your fabric.
Step 2:
Fold over the opposite edge and press down so the glue will stick. Let dry.
Step3:
Start folding accordian style down the center. Make sure the top and bottom edges are facing you. Wrap your fabric strip around the folded center

Step 4:
To secure it add a dot of glue and press down.

Step 5:
Take your safety pin and slide it in between your fabric strip and bow. If you'd rather use a ribbon instead of the safety pin and tie it around your neck feel free. They both get the job done, you would just slide it in here



I was inspired by Levensky to make a studded leather bow tie. You dont need to put studs but it you do I suggest putting the studs on before you assemble the tie. Good luck, hope you enjoyed! Dont forget to send pictures of your DIY projects to Crissy@lavoznyc.com







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