A Dash of D.I.Y.

D.I.Y. in the eyes of a broke, thrifty, fashion loving, wannabe stylist, 17 year old.

Category: Self


I’d like to start off saying I’m sorry. Since I last posted in January, A LOT has been going on! With my high school graduation coming up this Sunday (yay!), I decided it would be a fitting blog post to reflect on what has been going on these past few months that I’d stopped blogging, so I’ve compiled a few pictures taken from my handy-dandy iPhone! I left off last talking about my high school’s Children’s Theatre production, Seussical Jr! The show was so much fun and by far one of my favorite shows to costume.


Shortly after, I was involved in running/designing in my school’s Fashion Club first ever Charity Bash Fashion Show! As an officer of the club, I was honored to be able to help raise over $700 dollars for our school’s charity of choice, The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.

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About Me

My name is Katie Turner and I’m a 17 year old girl. I started doing DIYs so I would be able to express my sense of style, without breaking my very small budget. I’m a frequent at thrift stores, and I even work at one now! I’m constantly on other fashion blogs and websites looking for my newest inspiration. Some of my biggest influences are my mother, Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Jenni Radosevich (I Spy DIY), and my boyfriend who has always kept his unique style no matter what else anybody says.

My goal with this blog is to raise awareness for how easy and money conscious it is to make things yourself! Being in high school with a part-time job means that I can’t afford those amazing sunglasses I saw while looking at pictures of Milan Fashion Week, but it does mean that I can go out, buy a cheap pair of aviators and bling the crap put of them for under $10. Instead of paying $80 for an iphone wallet case, I made my own for under $10 as well!

Well, I hope you like my blog! Take a look around and tell me what you think 🙂 Thank you, it means a lot that you took the time to check out my blog! -K