JennifHsieh is a space for my rambling thoughts and snaps of my everyday style. I'm based in Astoria, Queens and I share a home with my two derpy cats and my equally derpy fiancé.

Triple Threat

Lame title, I know, but I have three T's for this post: Tutorial, Tags, Thank Yous.
1) Tutorial: Sweater [Vest] > Circle Scarf
(The scarf I'm wearing in my last post.)
This is ridiculously simple and easy (and cheap!) I went to my local dollar store and they have a tiny little rack of unwanted clothing. I was looking through and found a Le Tigre men's sweater vest! Even though it was too big I couldn't pass it up (plus I loved the color and it was only $1!) Trying it on back at my dorm I realized it was massive so I decided what the heck, I'll just cut it up into a circle scarf!

I didn't get around to hemming the scarf due to my lack of thread and needle but I'm satisfied with my simple, cheap, and cozy circle scarf. Ridiculously easy, yeah? :) Here's another picture of the final result:

2) Tags

The always beautiful Indy tagged me to fill out a list of the 10 things that make me happy:

1. Hugs from behind
2. Food. Lots of it.
3. Surprises (the good kind)
4. The warmth of the sun on an otherwise freezing day.
5. Earmuffs
6. Being in a darkroom developing pictures.
7. Finding money in random places
8. A shoulder to cry on
9. Random Text Messages
10. Instant Film

3) Thank Yous for Awards
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the following people for giving me these delicious awards!

Thank you to The Owl's Closet (you are always so amazing) for the Over the Top! award.

1. Where is your cell phone? next to me (desk)
2. Your hair? up in rare a ponytail

3. Your mother? loving and stubborn
4. Your father? loving and difficult
5. Your favorite food? oh goodness, i can't just name one!
6. Your dream last night? can't remember
7. Your favorite drink? bubble tea :)
8. Your dream/goal? to have a small cafe in nyc. and to be happy.
9. What room are you in? dorm room
10. Your hobby? photography and sketching
11. Your fear? regret
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in the presence of those i love.
13. Where were you last night? at my friend's suite
14. Something you aren't? hungry (for once)
15. Muffins? oooh blueberry!
16. Wish list item? topshop giftcard! ooh or urban giftcard! :)
17. Where did you grow up? michigan, florida, california, new jersey.
18. Last thing you did? study!
19. What are you wearing? sweatshirt and leggings (my comfy study gear)
20. Your TV? none in my dorm room.
21. Your pets? betta fish! <3
22. Your friends? sleeping or studying or far far away
23. Your life? complicated but i'm satisfied :)
24. Your mood? tired and a little bit stressed.
25. Missing someone? of course
26. Vehicle? none for me!
27. Something you're not wearing? underwear! haha kidding. just socks.
28. Your favorite store? forever 21 and urban outfitters
29. Your favorite color? oh goodness, i have a few. dark green, deep red, white, black, gray, navy.
30. When was the last time you laughed? only a second ago.
31. Last time you cried? a few days ago.
32. Your best friend? :)
33. One place that I go over and over? my laptop haha
34. One person who emails me regularly? my friend from ny
35. Favorite place to eat? don't make me pick! 

Thank you to the beautiful Sybil from Animated Confessions for the Princess Award. You're such a sweetheart! :) For this award I have to fill out the following:
Name an author you love - there are way too many to name!
If applicable, name an author who highlights - with like...a highlighter? i'm confused haha 
Books you love - children's books (they're so innocent but at the same time so meaningful), classics, and romances are my guilty pleasure.
Something that always excites you - amazing friends and even more amazing food! 
Something you hate - gossip. leave the drama at the door :)

Thank you to Theresa from Despising Life is so Passe for the Best Blog Award (definitely check out her blog. her posts are so much fun to read).

Thank you to both Sonya and s3r3nity for the Beautiful Blogger Award! You guys are absolutely amazing! :)
Thank you to Michalina for the Ms. Brightside award! Your blog is the cutest and always a great read.
And another Thank you to The Ocean in Your Bedroom for the Haute Mess Award. You've got the most amazing style.

Finally, a huge round of thank yous to Nina, Gizelle, English Rose, and Fhenny for the Happy 101 Award! I love all of you ladies! :)

You guys are all so amazing. And here's a BIG thank you to all my new followers and supporters. This blog wouldn't have been such a success and inspiration to me if it weren't for you guys. Therefore, I'm passing all of these awards onto you guys...EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU BLOGGERS. It takes time and effort to post no matter how big or small your blog is. You guys deserve it. Until my next post (I promise it'll be soon). :)


  1. i was a bit shocked to see that the vest was vintage le tigre and you were cutting it, but the end result is FAR cuter than the vest would have been. this color is beautiful! you are too creative - genius!


  2. That is a GREAT DIY!!!! Love it. And congrats on all your blog awards!!! You totally deserve all of them!

  3. You chopped up Le Tigre!! Kidding, don't give a rip, and plus it looks adorable. And you're adorable, as always. I understood tagging and giving awards, I'd give you five more :)))

    love, love,

  4. i love diys :) great scarf! dont' you love it when you get more than you bargain for? a sweater vest AND a circle scarf.

    xx lue

  5. super genius and creative. lol. :) love the color too dear..

    GREAT idea.
    love your blogg.. <3
    adding you to myy blogroll.


  7. Yeah Lauren Moffatt's collection is wonderfull for this summer, plus, the lookbook is funny and adorable.
    I may do a collage soon.
    Nice, nice DIY!!
    Big kiss from Spain!

  8. cutting the sweater into a cirlce scarf = GENIUS!
    love that ouitfit so much :)

    also, congrats on all the awards!

    ♥ Hannah



  9. Hi Jen! You're solovely and your blog is delicious, I can't stop coming here several times {a day!} Hahaha. Congratulations for all your Blog Awards! You do deserve them!

    And, the food talk, I am just like you: always hungry, eat everything and love to eat! Hahaha...

    Lots of love, Larysse.

  10. ooo I'd never have thought of creating a scarf that way! loves it

    congrats on the awards :)

  11. So that's how you make an amazing circle scarf. o: So easy!

    Congrads on the blog awards, you deserve them!~

  12. Congrats on all your blog awards!! Luv ur DIY too!! Hope u had a lovely wknd! xxx

  13. You're brilliant.
    I love love love DIY fashion posts,
    and this is the best one I've seen in ages.

  14. That DIY Circle Scarf is super cute thanks for sharing, congrats on all the awards!

  15. congrats jen on the awards. you deserve it!!

    thanks for the simple tutorial. that's so clever and it looks great on you un-sewn. :)

  16. What a great idea for a circle scarf - it's obvious, but I would have never thought of it myself. So thanks! The best DIYs are the most simple.

  17. gahh now i feel the need to cut up some shirt that i don't like anymore and drape it over my cold neck!!! genius! :)

    you're so cute<333

  18. Great idea! Oh and congrats on so many awards! :)

    nicely done!

  19. Great tutorial! Congrats on your awards, too - well done!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment <3

  20. Congratulations on the awards, Jen - you so deserve them! And I adore you for posting this DIY Circle Scarf Tutorial - I am definitely going to try making one of my very own!! :)

  21. SO great - i've been gushing over burgundy recently. what an amazing idea!

  22. If it was too big to wear, of course you did the right thing! What the heck - it looks fab now.

  23. Every single one is so well deserved - congratulations dearest

    thanks so much for your wonderful comments - apologies for the ridiculously late reply!

    Stay safe and chic darling,
    English Rose x

  24. awesome DIY and WOW so many awards!! you totally deserve it!


  25. oooh nice diy! and i'd love to steal your tights :D

  26. That is such an excellent idea! I am definitely going to try it!

    Thank you for the music suggestions! I am going to take some time this week to preview everything that I am not familiar with!

  27. cute idea! thanks for sharing :) i love your blog!

  28. Congratulations on all those awards, you totally deserve it! Haha I love the tutorial, so easy to do! You could take the top half and make some kind of crop top...or not.

  29. That's pretty cool how you made the scarf..I kinda want to do that with my unwanted clothing now!

  30. love the idea!
    a great DIY
    totally awesome
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for your sweet comment, i really do appreciate it!


  31. Wow.. you are so creative to create that scarf.. nice job! =D

  32. jen...ur DIY was so great its so useable heheheh
    and the tights ofcourse so adorable as always :)


  33. hey dear, you've got an award. check my blog! ;)

  34. hey dear, you've got an award. check my blog! ;)

  35. what a gorgeous idea. I love such creative DIY-projects.

  36. That's a fabulous DIY Jen. Did you cut the label and attached it in the scarf? It's vintage.

    Congrats on the awards too. You truly deserve them. xoxo

  37. Great DIY!!!

    Congrats in your awards ;)


  38. Great tutorial! ;)) kisses

  39. Fantastic tutorial, you're super talented!!

  40. That DIY is pretty creative, and he result is great. Just for 1$!! Amazing!!
    I´m glad that I disover your blog full of great inspiration :D!

  41. Omg amazing tutorial !! I gotta try this ! xxx

  42. Omg amazing tutorial !! I gotta try this ! xxx

  43. ingenious! :D
    i love it!

    congrats on all the awards! totally deserve all of them!
    and thanks for the support too..

  44. You are SO CLEVER. You totally deserve every single award :) :) Congratulations!!! <3 xo

  45. Wonderful job on the DIY dear! I can't sew a thing and I wish that I could! Congrats on your awards, too!

  46. woah ! that's ALOT of awards to post up ! congrats for all of them !
    and loved ur circular scarf tutorial ! i think its very simple but a nice end effect :D

    thanks soo much for dropping by at my blog :D
    hope you'll check out my new post up now :D

    love . michelle @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

  47. wow, it's raining awards here jen! you totally deserve it. that DIY is so inspiring. i wanna try it!


  48. omgosh, u found it for just $1?? what a steal! love how u turned this into a circle scarf:D congrats on all ur awards! thank u for the kind words:D i love ur answer to #12, btw:)

  49. This is SUCH a great idea! Definitely one to try!


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