A Fall Introduction

Hello there fellow Redemption readers,

As the leaves change color, turning into a deep auburn or a rusted orange, and refreshing summer lemonade is replaced by endless cups of coffee to get your days going and running, we have decided to make a few changes with redemption as well.

New stock will be in representing the best of fall times, Redemption has started a new company Boho Pretty , check it out any time, and of course there is me.

My name is Camille Sarabia and I will be the new blogger for Redemption. Feel free to think of me as your guide through road of fashion, new exciting and daring trends, accessorizing, details and anything fashion forward. As a bonus, I will add in a little beauty tips, DIY’s and How To’s. So keep an eye out for your favorites.

First before we get started, I would like for you to know a little about me.

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I am currently a college student, studying Magazine Journalism at Indiana University, trying to make my place in this world. That means rigorous classes, extensive homework and waking up and 7 a.m., which I’m sure many of you know plenty about.

However, writing and fashion is my creative outlet to escape. I am currently sitting outside on a wooden table under a red umbrella. It’s 9:13 a.m and I’m all set with my green tea and cute little iPad to do what I love best: write and write about fashion. Honestly, I’d rather not be anywhere else.

Here are a few facts about me:

1. I am not an athlete and have come to terms with that about myself.
2. I am 5′ tall and wear size 5 shoes.
3. I love anything vintage, bohemian, classy and original.
4. I have slight obsession with leather boots. I currently own 5 pairs.
5. I fell in love with fashion, clothing, designs and everything apart of it when I was fifteen, but I have since learned that is not the brands, the trends, or how you wear it that makes the look; it is you. It is your air of confidence, it is feeling good and beautiful in your own skin and it is taking charge to be that woman that you want to be.

Please let me know if you have any ideas that you would like for me to touch on. I welcome anything and everything. I can’t wait to start exploring the world of fashion and beauty will all of you.

Much Love,

Redemption

& Camille Sarabia

DIY Sequin Elbow Patches

Hello Redemption Style readers!

Do you have a sweater that needs a little sequin therapy? Well we have the perfect solution for you and your plain sweater! The blog called “In The Fashion Loop” has a simple tutorial on how to make and sew sequin elbow patches onto a sweater to make it more vintage inspired, while still being trendy! Check it out here:

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Love that tutorial? You can see more on the “In The Fashion Loop” blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest!

❤ the Redemption Team

DIY Aztec Print Shorts

Hello Redemption readers!

We found another great YouTube video for you to see! We love DIY projects, and this one is super cute and easy to do!

If you’re looking for a fun summer activity to spice up your wardrobe, look no further than this video tutorial on how to make a plain pair of jean shorts go from plain jane, to fabulous!

Vloggers from PopSugar Fashion on YouTube report about the latest fashion trends that you need to know! They made this video tutorial on how to make printed denim shorts, and we absolutely LOVE IT! Watch the video below:

We hope you enjoyed that video, because we sure did! If you would like to see more tips from PopSugar Fashion, check out their YouTube channel!

Thanks for reading!

❤ the Redemption Team

DIY American Flag Shorts

Hello Redemption readers!

The 4th of July is TOMORROW, and we can’t wait! We thought we would give you one last little holiday tip, just for the occasion!

Are you still struggling to find a cute outfit that shows your American spirit? Well look no further! We found this super cute DIY tutorial on how to make your own American flag shorts on Pinterest! Check it out here:

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Girlsguideto.com is a great blog, and we love their tips and crafts! Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!

Have a great July 4th!

❤ the Redemption Team

Christmas Garland

For our final Christmas DIY we created garland out of upcycled sweaters.  We used four sweaters from Goodwill in holiday colors (two cable knit and two argyle), along with paper shape templates and yarn.  You will also need a needle and thread.photo_11_large

First, we found paper templates of a star, candy cane, and Christmas tree via Google and used Photoshop to size them.  Then, we created our own flag template with a ruler and some paper.  The shapes can be as small or large as you want them, but we went with each one being about 3″ tall.  Use the paper templates to cut out your sweaters in the various shapes.  We didn’t really plan how many of each shape and color, since we wanted a more organic look.  Our only stipulation was that we needed twice as many flags, since they were going in between each shape.

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Once we had finally cut out all of our shapes (there were around 50 for all of the garland we wanted), we measured how big each strand needed to be.  We didn’t measure or anything, just kind of eyeballed it.  After cutting the correct size, we placed our shapes along the yarn while trying to make them uniformly spaced and having a relatively even amount of each shape/color.  Finally, we just stitched each flag onto the yarn one or two times to keep it stable.

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That’s it!  This easy DIY only took an afternoon, but brings so much cheer to the store!  If you try this DIY yourself, make sure to share it with us on Facebook and Twitter!  Happy Holidays!

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DIY Picture Frame Sign

This was a fun little project the ladies at the shop did to bring more attention to our Vintage Collection.  Thought it was lovely so I thought I would share.
Click on the Image to see how you can make your own!
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I’m thinking I would like to make one with Hudson’s Name for his Nursery.
I will keep you posted, of course:)
Let us know if you decide to make your own! Would love to see pictures.
xoxo