PJA + Urbanity vol. 2

I had a blast playing dress up with Urbanity, so I went back for another shoot! Jessie Marie and I were practically in shock when we discovered these Chanel heels fit me! Given this opportunity, I thought it might be fun to try a Parisian look.PJA U ChanelM2 11-11-13 PJA U ChanelL 11-11-13

This cropped Miu Miu sweater is absolutely adorable! Not to mention very tiny! I’m glad it had enough stretch to it. To achieve that “I’m just going for a romantic stroll along the Champs Elysees” look,  I paired it with this shimmering Erica Tanov skirt. Très chic!PJA U ChanelL6 11-11-13 PJA U ChanelD 11-11-13

And now, for a shoe close up! Amazing, non? I’m estimating they’re from the late 1980’s or the early 1990’s. The supple leather with that pop of printed satin makes for a simply superb shoe!PJA U ChanelS 11-11-13And yes, you can find all of these treasures at Urbanity! Be sure to scope out their online store and keep your peepers peeled for future PJA + Urbanity collaborations!

<3, PJA

DIY it!

As you know, I’m always looking for ways to recreate my favorite trends on the cheap. This week, I would like to introduce a new segment DIY it! I’ll pick some of my favorite DIY links and share them with all of you.

Leather itself has a certain luxurious appeal, but quilting makes this textile feel absolutely opulent. Maybe it’s because we associate it with the infamous Chanel bag or maybe it’s because it adds an unexpected cool element to your overall look (or both!). quilted motoShredded Sweater + Quilted LeatherKENZO Black quilted leather sweater + GIVENCHY  black pleated stretch cady skirt

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Although, it would certainly be nice to afford that Kenzo sweater or a real Chanel handbag, this beauty on a budget needs to find another alternative. Lucky for me (and you), Liz over at Cotton and Curls shows us how to update a basic sweatshirt with quilted leather patches. The tutorial is super easy to follow and it doesn’t even look like she made it herself!

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Image curtesy of Cotton and Curls.

Find the tutorial here. While you’re there, check out her other amazingly easy tutorials and get crafting!

<3, PJA

Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet!

In other words, Happy Bastille Day! Ok, so I know it’s not until tomorrow. I was just so excited about my Polyvore set!Bastille Day

Vive la France!

<3, PJA