DIY Present To Myself: P.S. I Made This x Rebecca Minkoff

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Aside from the embarrassing fact that it’s been over a month since I’ve posted (work, moving, travel, sick, general laziness) I’ve still been doing some things that are worth posting about, such as attending the P.S. I Made This… x Rebecca Minkoff “Girls Night Out” Event last Wednesday. I’ve been a fan of P.S. I Made This… since college, and although I general just browse the DIYs rather than doing them, I thought it would be fun to attend and also- cuts the cost of getting your own tools and materials, heh (IT’S NYC, WE ARE ALL BROKE HERE.)

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There was an assortment of cute treats¬†(definitely shoved a whole brownie in my mouth because I came alone and I am terrified to eat in front of others)¬†and prosecco (definitely inhaled the whole cup in one sip but that’s more because I didn’t want to hold the cup anymore.) The invite mentioned the DIY would be hats, but I didn’t know what to expect and was afraid of crochet flowers being involved for some reason, so I was glad to see plain ball caps on a table. I beeline for a black one.

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The three stations feature feathers, rhinestones and gems, and pom poms. I want to make a hat I will actually wear, so I of course go the black-on-black route.

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Step 1: Glue pom pom on hat. Easy enough.

I’m done! Or so I think, until I look around and see other people going in on the decorations and then feel like a huge lame-o. I’m wishing for some sort of leather cord or rope to braid and attach, but all I see are gems and feathers. What does an accessory minimalist do aside from internalize a minor panic attack?

BLACK. ON. BLACK.

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I ask the staff at the rhinestone table if there are black rhinestones. I am in luck. I proceed to use an entire container’s worth of tiny black rhinestones on lining where the bill meets the rest of the cap with this handy little heat set tool. Other attendees are astonished at how patient I am and how detailed my hat is. I was happy to hear this, because I assumed everyone would want to kill me for taking up space/time (again, I am alone, so going in on this line of tiny rhinestones allows me to briefly strike up conversation with people without being super obligated to carry on.) I am no newcomer to rhinestones (peep aka BUY the 8-Ball I made for Trouble & Bass’ Anniversary here!) and they are a HUGE pain in the ass to pick up and place, but somehow also very soothing to just mindlessly attach to things.

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Imagine me doing another pose. No?

The staff also gave me a limited edition Rebecca Minkoff clutch, which was very clutch, but I forgot to take a photo of it. Oops. I want to stay and introduce myself to Erica from P.S. I Made This, but I’m really hungry and feel weird standing around as other people are obviously doing the same and am getting quite a few “why are you taking so long I’m hungry” texts from the bf so, I leave. BUT, according to the RM blog, they intend on doing more events at their flagship store in Soho, and offered discounts in-store, so be on the lookout or just come with me next time!

Also, if you want to buy me this for Christmas, that’d be chill. I didn’t take advantage of said discount because I spent my entire life savings on moving expenses last week, but soon…THIS WILL BE MINE.

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DIY Present To Myself: P.S. I Made This x Rebecca Minkoff