6 Outfit Ideas for the DIY woman in your life (plus a bonus off-day outfit)

Whether you’re on the market to upgrade your work wear, looking for a mothers’ day gift, or you’re shopping for a fearless DIY friend, it’s important for women to have clothes that are comfortable and that fit well. Today I’m sharing 6 days worth of DIY friendly outfits and I’m sharing one of my favorite “off day” outfits as a bonus! Scroll down to see photos of each piece!


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MONDAY: Graphic Tee + Stretch Denim Workpants

DIY List Tee

Who wants to wear a plain black t-shirt when you can wear a graphic tee that speaks exactly to your craft? This DIY List Tee is equal parts comfort and style.

Work Pants for Women

These pants do it all and they’re designed to fit a womans body. They have pockets, reinforced demin, and they’re stretch. What’s not to love?

*Dovetail Workwear kindly gifted this product


TUESDAY: Utility Shirt + Classic Denim

Utility Shirt

You can never have too many pockets when working on a DIY. They’re comfy, stylish, and functional.

THE Classic – Levi’s 501

There’s a reason why these are a classic! These jeans can be worn while tackling a project but transition to everyday wear for running errands, spending time with friends, or for dinner out.


WEDNESDAY: Work Shirt + Sweats

Shirt Jacket

This “Shacket” is heavier duty so it would be great to wear for warmth, style, and comfort. This one is chambray with a flannel lining.

*Dovetail Workwear kindly gifted this product

Sweat Pants

Sometimes you just want to be comfortable. When that’s the case there’s no better option than a pair of comfortable sweat pants!


THURSDAY: The perfect ‘fit for painting

Cotton Twill Coveralls

Coveralls are perfect for painting! They keep you and your favorite clothes free from paint! Another perk is that you don’t have to worry about if you get paint on them or not.

*Behr Paint kindly gifted this product

Sporty Sandals

Wearing appropriate close toe shore sis important when handling heavy materials and machinery but i think it’s okay to wear something a little more comfortable when painting indoors or working on crafts.


FRIDAY: Pocket Tee + Comfortable (yet durable) Pants

Pocket Tee

T-shirts are life and a pocket tee makes an already perfect item of clothing more perfect. This tee is soft, stretchy, and comfortable.

Jogger Work Pants

The comfort of a jogger with the performance of a work pant! I mean come on, this combination is what dreams are made of.

*Dovetail Workwear kindly gifted this product


SATURDAY: Classic Tee + Classic Shoes

Ringer Tee

Yes, I’m recommending not one… but two graphic DIY tees. Every DIYer deserves a fun uniform and this DIY definition tee is too cute not to have.

Classic Sneakers

These are great for when you’re on the go — whether it’s a trip to Home Depot or Home Goods it’s important to have a comfortable (and on trend) shoe.


Sunday: Bonus outfit for a day off

Babydoll Dress

It’s important to take a day off from DIY, work, or projects to just enjoy and rest. Sunday brunch, church, or time with family are some of my favorites! Why not come up with an excuse to dress up?

Ankle Strap Heels

Heels aren’t for everyone BUT they’re definitely a favorite for me. These transition well from spring into summer and into early fall.

DIY Accent Stool – Repurposed Barstool

I purchased two barstools back in 2011 for $6.00. I’m sure you’re asking me why I still have those stools, but honestly I knew that I would be able to put them to good use at some point. I originally purchased them to move into an apartment my senior year of college, but that ended up falling through and I moved back home… But for some reason, I kept the stools.

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Fast forward to 9 years later, I finally knew what I wanted to do with the barstools, I wanted to repurpose them into accent stools for my bathroom.

I ended up using supplies and tools that I already had at home so this project literally cost me $0.00 out of pocket. I’ll admit that it did take a bit of time to cut down the legs, sand, stain, prime, and paint… but I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Here’s the before and after!

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If you’re interested in completing a project like this at home here’s what you need. I’ve also outlined the steps for you below. CLICK HERE for a visual of my entire process.

Tools/Supplies

Method

  1. If your stool is assembled, use your drill or screwdriver to take it apart.
  2. If required, cut down the stool legs to your desired length.
  3. Using your sander and 80 grit sandpaper, sand the wood pieces you plan on using in your finished stool. You want to make sure there’s no paint or gloss on the wood pieces.
  4. Once all the old paint or gloss is removed, re-sand with the 120 grit sandpaper. This step ensures a smooth finish for the stain, paint, and polyurethane.
  5. Stain the legs of your stool and let dry completely.
  6. While your stain dries, prime the top of your stool.
  7. After the legs of your stool have dried, tape of your legs at the desired height using painters tape.
  8. Once legs are taped off, use a foam roller to paint primer to the top half of the stool, remove painters tape, and let dry.
  9. After the primer is dry, retape the legs and paint the legs and stool top with your desired paint color. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet and let it dry for 2 hours.
  10. After the paint has dried, re-tape the legs and paint the top and legs on final time. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet and then let the paint dry completely.
  11. Once the paint is dry, use a foam roller to coat the stool in an initial layer of polyurethane on the legs and top and let dry for 20 minutes. Recoat two more times.
  12. Let the stool dry overnight to cure.
  13. Once dry, reassemble the stool!

Kiddie Gourmet: Veggie Pasta with Meatballs and Mozzarella

When my baby started eating solids I knew that I wanted to introduce her to as many flavors, textures, and ingredients as I could.

I did a lot of research on baby food and came across quite a few companies that prepared flavor and nutrient packed infant meals (Yumi, Little Spoon, and Nurture Life to name a few). I loved that these companies provided healthy, organic, and flavor packed meals but the reality is that I just can’t afford to spend upwards of $7.50 PER MEAL! While the price tags for these food plans might work for some people, the reality is that we can’t afford that. I don’t even spend $7.50 per meal on our adult meal planning.

I was determined to come up with some easy meals that I could make in bulk, freeze, and that wouldn’t break the bank! I package my meals in these amazing wide mouth 4oz canning jars I got on amazon (and I love that they’re freezer friendly and reusable). Processed with VSCO with  preset

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