That place in
snobville Southpark mall that I feel almost embarrassed about entering.
The sales associates know that I, in my ae DIY cut-offs + f21 accessories, don't belong there.
They are always polite and nice, but its that...please-don't-touch-anything-because-you-can't-afford-a single-sock-in-here nice.
I don't blame them really.
Especially when they see my cracker-encrusted tot squealing and touching everything.
Well, my friend and I have braved it anyways to solely drool over their classic boots and trenches. It is important to drool over good designs, my dears. I very often gather inspiration from upscale shops in order to put together more affordable look-alike outfits elsewhere.
...& that is why the DIY part of my brain started plotting when I saw Burberry's new line of studded accessories...
(I took off the old straps a long time ago...that's why you don't see them, fyi:)
flat-back studs (etsy)
tough glue (any craft store)
1. remove the old straps from the handbag + attach the chain
(you will need jewelry tools or pliers in order to open and close the links)
2. begin studding!
There you have it.
It's a Burberry inspired studded handbag.
Simple, clean and chic.
I plan on bringing it with me to the Charlotte International Fashion Week runway show I am attending this Friday night.
This will be the first year (ever) that I am taking part in any Fashion Week event.
Excited is an understatement.
Heck yes I will be sharing the whole experience with you.