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DIY | Custom Phone Case
I am so excited to announce a super fun DIY collaboration with Casetagram today! 

As some of you may have noticed by my improved Instagram photos, I just bought my first Iphone ever! And to celebrate: I am collaborating with the fabulous people of Casetagram and designed my own custom case. 

It was extremely easy and a lot of fun to do: 

I decided to use my ‘mug’ design and first drew it on paper. Then I took a picture of the drawing and uploaded it to the Casetagram website. (you can also use a scanner or draw it on your computer of course)
I always love to use this design, because I can mix the houses, and really create a ‘theme’. And the best part is that if you don’t like windmills ;) you can also do a Paris theme!

And if you are like me, and can’t choose which design you like best, just design 4 cases at once :
And if you’re not really in the designing mood to design your own case, feel free to use any of the above designs by clicking here.

And as a treat Casetagram is offering you a special 10% discount to order your own case! Just use the code: LANACASETAGRAM10

Here’s me showing off with my pretty new phone and case  :)

DIY | Quick Shelf Restyle
As you may have noticed from my Unclutter post the other day, I am in a bit of a cleanup vibe ever since I came back from New York. 
And my worst and messiest room: my workspace, kept bugging me this entire time.
Because it is very hard to make a room look tidy when it has so much stuff in it. So I decided to paint everything white to have a nice clean base. And that helped a LOT! Everything looked so much better and cleaner than before. 
But the new problem was that the room had gotten pretty boring.. And that is when I came up with this DIY. I just gave small items color accents, and tried to use craft materials for it!

So here is a very easy and extremely fast way to restyle those boring whites shelves!

1. Take some shelfs (they can be poorly painted like mine :)
2. Supplies: Ribbon | Wood glue (or any other strong glue that dries clear) | Scissors
3. Apply the glue onto the wooden shelf.
4. Carefully place the ribbon on the glued sides of the shelf, and press to secure. Let it dry, before you place your items back on the shelf. 

DIY | Picture Frame Restyle
There are a lot of picture frame upcycle/restyle projects online that are amazing. And I love all of them! But what I do miss is a project to match frames and to give them a simple twist. 

So I decided to also post a picture frame restyle project, but a very simple one and adjustable to any taste!

Here’s how:

Plane Picture frame | Paint | Paint Brush | Ribbon | Glue (I used fabric glue, but all-purpose glue would also work)

1. Remove the glass from the frame and apply two coats of paint.
2. Place your ribbon on the frame and measure. Cut the ribbon in the correct size.
3. Apply the glue on the picture frame.
4. Place the ribbon and press to secure.

All done!

I started my suitcase outfits series, because I have been living out of a suitcase in New York City for the last two months. But what I probably should have anticipated is that I could not resist buying some new cute pieces! 
But having a few new dresses does not mean that I don’t just love to mix and match. And I just got really into the spirit of it, which means that every item I own right now is a new challenge of trying new ways to wear it!
Take this maxi dress for instance, as soon as I noticed it in the store, it just screamed different fun styles at me :)

So here are three ways to wear a maxi dress:

Dress by Burlington | Shoes by VanHaren | Earrings by Lana Red 

CLASSIC- Take the dress as a simple base and add a waistband or bow to the waist to show of those curves!

Dress by Burlington | Shoes by VanHaren | Blazer by Forever21 | Earrings by Lana Red 

COLOR BLOCK- Add a pop of color to the top of the dress by adding a jacket or blazer. I choose to wear a blue blazer for a more fancy occasion, but a short leather jacket would also work really well with this look.

Dress by Burlington | Shoes by VanHaren | Necklace by Forever21 | Earrings by Lana Red 

CASUAL- Maxi dresses don’t always have to be worn maxi! It is very easy to shorten your dress by wearing shorts underneath your dress and fold the bottom of the dress into the elastic band of the shorts!
This makes the dress more suitable for those warm days and at when it gets chilly at night, just wear the dress down again!
Combine with a long necklace and ribbon to add a little bit of detail.

Inspirational Tuesday
These pictures are from Vogue Russia and I just love the styling! 

I know that it’s spring and I keep seeing everyone getting ready for the flowy summer dresses, but there’s just something about these outfits that make me want to stick to black and white today :)

Have a lovely tuesday everyone!

Sometimes I Wish I Was A Cat..

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This is Wolfgang(Wolf), and Wolf likes to lay down and eat and sometimes lick his paws. And sometimes when I am very busy, Wolf makes me a little bit jealous because I would also love to eat and  lay down on the couch, just like him :)

How are you handling those busy days?

Happy Saturday everyone!
Image found here

I have a pretty important presentation at school tomorrow, and I am still working on the finishing touches. Deadlines can be so stressful sometimes! even if you have everything planned out, it sometimes still comes down to the last seconds.
But even though I am stressing out right now, I still realize that I am stressing out because I can do what I love :)

Have a lovely (hopefully calm) wednesday everyone!
Black & White

I am a person that loves color, but there are some of those days that it seems like nothing in your wardrobe or interior matches. Today was one of those days, and instead of fighting it and keep trying to let everything match, I decided to accept it! 
Because there is one combination with all the answers that always works: black & white. And it might sound boring but trust me, you can bring live and creativity to this lovely combo!

Here is some inspiration for your black & white days:

- Fabulous Rug found on joinerynyc
- Pretty Striped Dress found on  Modcloth
- Secret Finch Earrings found on TillyBloom
- Beautiful Chalkboard Kitchen found on esdemventana
- DIY Shoe Restyle by Lana Red :)
- Gorgeous Print Clutch found on elizaparker
- Dipped Toile Dessert Plate found on anthropologie
- Very Original Wolf Pup Dog Drawing found on CreationsByCarrieD

Feather Snowball DIY
Here’s the last Christmas Week Tutorial. It has been such a fun week, and I just love all the christmas decorations in my home! I hope that you have enjoyed this christmas DIYweek as much as I have, and please let me know if you have any more christmas DIY wishes!

Today I am sharing a very easy 2-minute DIY with you, to create that pretty and fast last-minute christmas decoration:

Just take an empty snowball, a couple of feathers in the color you like. And just place the feathers inside the snowball. Use a pretty ribbon to hang the snowball in your christmas tree!

All done!

Snowflake Necklace DIY
Christmas doesn’t just mean that you should decorate your house, you should also treat yourself to something pretty to wear! 
And do I have the perfect solution for you! Because even if it’s cold and your are wearing you biggest jumper, you can still wear this little beauty!

Here’s how you can make your own snowflake necklace:

1. Download the Free Printable Template and trace the shape onto shrink plastic.

2. Cut the shape out of the shrink plastic and use a perforator to make a hole in the top of the snowflake. Place the shape in the oven and follow the instructions on the shrink plastic pack.
Hang the snow flake on your necklace

All done!