After a birthday weekend spent laying at the pool and subsequently avoiding the sun altogether (note to self: build base tan before using an “accelerator”), I’m feeling rejuvenated and more inspired than ever. Thus, the DIY is back! I spotted this cool cutout skull tee at Urban Outfitters but couldn’t come up with a way to justify spending $40 on what is essentially half a t-shirt. Thus, I grabbed a black tee from American Apparel (I chose one with a lighter weight—any brand will work) and set about creating a pattern with tailor’s chalk. The sleeves were chopped and a thin strip added along the front neckline to add some interest. What’s nice is the lines don’t have to be perfect with this, just be careful to not pull on the narrow strips on the eyeballs and nose (they’re necessary to retain the shapes).
With B’s help, this came out even better than expected. I paired it with a fun leopard print bra, acid wash shorts and a tangle of brightly colored bracelets to offset the edginess, but that didn’t stop me from feeling like one bad mamba jamba!