DIY Lucite Clutch

I mentioned recently that I am am loving lucite and after seeing the clutches all over NYFW, I knew I had to have one myself. Unfortunately, these clear little boxes are deceivingly expensive. So… it’s time for another DIY!

Materials: Hinged box (I got this exact one), E6000, Knob, Studs

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1. Drill a hole at the top center of your plastic box with very light pressure. Make sure you use a drill bit that is just slightly larger than your knob. I got an experienced coworker to help me with this.

2. Use wire cutters to shorten the screw on your knob. It needs to be just slightly long enough to fit the washer and nut.

3. Screw it into the hole carefully, add the washer, and then tighten the nut around it.

4. Using your glue, add studs down the side. Be carefully not to apply too much glue or it will ooze out the sides and dry white. Allow to dry over night.

5. Optional, but I added a black leather pouch inside to keep my items hidden. Kind of defeats the purpose of a transparent clutch but hey, different strokes for different folks!

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There are so many versions of this that I’m looking forward to trying. Next up will be this beautiful perfume clutch. Happy crafting!

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Sweater: Forever21 (Almost identical here) Necklace: Gift from Kevin Skirt: River Island Booties: Charlotte Russe Bag: Phillip Lim for Target

I run away to New York City every chance I get. I love the feeling of being in the middle of everything, not to mention surrounded by some of my favorite people. But sometimes it is nice to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. North Carolina has plenty of escapes and this weekend we visited Blowing Rock to see nature’s ultimate display. It definitely didn’t disappoint.

And for all you concerned with my safety… I promise I didn’t climb up the mountain in heels, even if that doesn’t seem too farfetched for me 😉

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Jacket: Junkman’s Daughter (Identical Here) Leggings: Forever 21 Shirt: Old Navy Shoes: Lulu’s Bag: Phillip Lim for Target

My shopping mantra tends to be, if I don’t want to walk out the door with it on, put it back. After shooting outside Junkman’s Daughter for this post, we browsed around inside. All of their clothes tend to be a little, shall we say, different, but that’s what I liked about this jacket. So I walked out the door with it on (after paying for it of course).

I’d been waiting to break out these faux leather leggings from Forever 21, assuming the temps in Atlanta would be fall-like. Not even close; they were in the 80’s. Let’s just say leather leggings aren’t very breathable :/

But as I was running around Little Five Points sweating my booty off, I met a fellow blogger, Jazzi, and we took some photos for her blog: Change of Seamery. Jazzi specializes in altering clothing and I can’t get over how cute her blog’s name is! Y’all will have to check it out.

Luckily, it’s looking like the warm weather is going to stick around until Halloween. I just need to find some blue knee-high socks to complete my Where’s Waldo costume and I’m ready for the festivities!

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