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Flower Crown Tutorial with Selma

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Hello coachella baby!!!!  I rarely dress boho or carefree just because It’s not really my style and it’s not practical toshow up to see clients in a crop top and cut off daisy dukes.   HOWEVER, when festival season hits, you bet your sweet Lana Del Rey I’m rocking a beautiful kimono and a pair of Ozzy Osbourne inspired shades for as long as I can!  Since I am just as confused as the next hippy wanna-be, I thought I should learn how to make a groovy flower crown and teach you Do-it-yourselfers how to make your own coachella crown.  Ok, so my bestie Selma Alameri and I teamed up with Adelaides in La Jolla to trick out a serious piece of head swag.  In case step by step pics don’t cut it, we are giving you our first EVER YouTube video tutorial on DIY flower crowns. Check it out! Flower Crown Tutorial

Now, for the fashion…. Selma has a little bit more of a safe style so she wore a pleated neutral maxi, long boho necklace, big heart sunnies and a beautiful braid tied into a messy bun.  She wore ankle white gladiator flats because we all know rule #1 about Coachella fashion= No High Heels!  We’re here to jam to the tunes and check out the fashion, not to irrigate the lawn.

My Coachella clad look consisted of a pair of rolled hudson shorts, a for love and lemons velvet oxblood paisley top, an oversized scalloped hem kimono and black gladiator flats.  Oh, and don’t forget my ozzy shades.  I accessorized with my hottie tottie jewelry designer friend Skova accessories.

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Inspired yet?  Keep checking back this week for our top Coachella outfit picks.  Get excited, SUPER excited! We got creative babes! Hope you enjoy the tutorial as much as we did!

Peace, Love, and a big fat KISS!

– Summer + Selma

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PREP: Get your tools and materials! You will need a handful of selected flowers, pipe cleaners, wire cutters/pliers, heavy rustic floral wire for the base, floral tape (green) to attach the flowers, scissors, and floral glue (optional) .

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STEP 1:  Take 1 of your pipe cleaners and make a loop at the end, then secure by twisting it at the base of the loop

STEP 2: Take another pipe cleaner and twist it to the un-looped end of the other pipe cleaner. Wrap it around your head to make sure the size is right. I would suggest making it a little bigger because the flowers add extra width.

STEP 3:  Take a large piece of wire and start at the base of the looped pipe cleaner and wrap around several times to secure. Now you’re ready for the fun part!

STEP 4:  Begin cutting and arranging your flowers. Decide the general placement of the flowers before you secure them with the floral wire.  Start from the back and begin working forward.  Take your thin green floral wire and secure each flower into place by wrapping tightly around the base several times. (For larger flowers use floral tape for extra hold)

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STEP 5:  Continue by repeated the process of step four until you reach your desired length.  The arrangement of flowers doesn’t have to be perfect. There is no “right way” to arrange them.. so have fun with it and find your own style. You can even just do 3/4 of the crown and wrap the rest with ribbon or hide the remaining wire/pipe cleaner with your hair. 

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STEP 6:  Pull the end of the pipe cleaner through the loop and secure by twisting the end back around itself. Wrap the remaining floral wire around the connected pipe cleaners several times to reinforce the back. (You can even use floral tape) Trim the wire after you’ve wrapped the ends. You may have to shape the crown a bit so it fits just how you like it…. and there you have it – Your custom-made Coachella-ready flower crown!! 

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**SPECIAL THANKS TO Craig and everyone from Adelaide’s for helping us out with this tutorial!** (If you are in the La Jolla area, check them out! They are super helpful there and have the most beautiful flower shop!  7766 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037)

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Clearly I’m nuts for neon and OVERLY excited for Summer fashion.  One staple I always recommend EVERY girl to have in her wardrobe… A classic pencil skirt.  Typically I stick with black, but this white little number was screaming my name.  There’s something about wearing a pencil skirt in a non traditional way that says style…. Be experimental, pick a chic sweater but make sure not to swallow up the skirt.   And wear LOTS of color!  Mix n’ Match, it’s the cool thing to do!

I loved this cable knit mellow yellow ombre sweater that I layered over an ivory crop top.  It kept this look crisp and cool.  If you’re planning to layer on a sweater with your pencil, make sure its lightweight and breathable.  No sweating PLEASE!!! Layer light. Defeats the whole purpose of an effortless look if you’re peeling off your layers.  Try a complimentary pump.  It doesn’t need to be matchy-matchy, just something that belongs in your fashion story.  The shoes were flirting with me so I slipped into them, and completed my look with a white acrylic bag. If you are contemplating buying a neon bright shoe, do it with confidence.  Trust me, you will create outfits you never knew possible by adding some bold feet candy!  Dont take fashion too seriously. Break the rules and most importantly, have fun with your wardrobe!

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** Fashion Tip **

When wearing white: Invest in a nude color spanx.  You never know how sheer the white fabric is.  Spanx not only help with hiding your muffin top but they help avoid panty bunching.

If you simply can’t wear a spanx, (you people totally exist) lol Then buy a seamless panty.  ”Commando” makes an incredible nude seamless panty.  You will get a big THANK YOU from  the girl behind you when you’re pretty pink panties aren’t showing because you listened to me and wore the proper undergarments.

Yay to fashion tips!!

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Skirt: Black Halo / Top: Shae / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bag: Jimmy Choo / Sunnies: Blended Industries