Rocker Tee + DIY

The theme of these weeks blog posts appears to be choker tops! I really didn't do that on purpose. But this is a fun post because it has a little DIY project involved! 

I LOVE graphic tees. You can search 'graphic tee' on my blog and see lots of examples of ways I love to wear them. I just think they're so fun and easy to throw on with jeans or leggings, or dress up with sequin skirts or leather pants. Oh the possibilities. 

With this tee, I actually bought two - one in a size M to wear regularly, and one in a size L to cut. Feel free to make fun of me now. I wanted the cut one to be on the baggier side and still have a super relaxed fit after being cut. Plus, depending on how you cut it, you can leave room for your super cute lacy bralettes to peek through, which we all know I am ALL about. I'm not sure where this particular cut t-shirt style started, but I'm such a fan. I've seen it on a few bloggers, but Urban Outfitters also sells pre-cut shirts, so who knows. If you have a great vintage or thrift shop nearby, go digging for some fun old concert tees! I'm a sucker and bought the Zara version, but I had a vision in my head and just had to go for it (plus I don't really have vintage/thrift shops nearby to go hunting for the perfect tee). Again, you can make fun of me now. 

Anyway, this tee just makes an outfit. I paired with my MUST HAVE (seriously, if you don't own these yet, you really need to consider investing in a pair) leggings, fun booties, and a statement jacket. Easy, edgy and done. An outfit that can take you from happy hour and into the night with ease. 

Here's a little diagram and explanation on how I cut my tee to achieve this look:

1. Mark your cutting points. Decide how wide you want your V to be and how deep. Mine is 7" wide and 8" deep. You can put the t-shirt on and mark while it's on your body if that helps. Mark your two collar points first, then from the center of your collar (use the the neck-tag as your guide) mark how low your V is going to go - this mark you make will be the tip of your V.

2. Once you have your markings, start cutting. It helps to the V first. Start at one of your collar points and cut on a diagonal angle to the bottom of your V point you marked, then match your angle as you cut the other side. Then, cut below the ribbed part of the collar. This is the most important part of all. All cutting has to be below the ribbed collar, otherwise you won't have a shirt.

This is one of those things that definitely doesn't have to be perfect. It's meant to be a fun beat up graphic tee sort of vibe. I also feel like it's much harder to explain than the process actually is. And if my oh so excellent instructions didn't do it for you, head to Pinterest or YouTube, or practice on an old tee. And if the thought of cutting a tee yourself is really just too much, you can purchase THIS already cut one and pretend you did all the work yourself. I certainly won't tell :) 

I hope you guys enjoyed this look and the little DIY element. As always, thanks for reading, and please let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see on my blog!


Tee (pre cut here, other options here, here, here) / Leggings (MUST HAVE!) / Jacket / Booties (on sale!) / Purse c/o (on sale!) / Watch / Bracelets 1, 2, 3 / Sunnies

Pink Bomber Jacket

Happy Friday everyone! Gosh it's been so long since I've put a blog post up. I got hit with the nasty cold that's floating around so I've gotten a bit behind. I feel like I'm always talking about being sick, how annoying! I do want to say thank you for all the love and support I received from my last health post. I can't tell you how much it means to me when complete strangers reach out with the kindest and most encouraging words. That love and support makes all of this a tiny bit easier. 

Anyway! How cute is this little bomber jacket!? My bestie got it for me for Christmas and I just love it. Bomber jackets are so hot right now and such a fun wardrobe piece. They're easy to throw on over a favorite tshirt with jeans and head out the door. I've said this before on my blog, but when you have simple pieces that make a statement, it makes putting outfits together so much easier. Jeans and a tee is simple - adding a statement jacket that's easy to throw on, instantly takes it up 3 notches. With bombers being so trendy right now, it's easy to find ones with fun prints or colors without spending a ton of money. I've added a ton of fun bombers in the tool below. Pair with your favorite jeans and tee and you're set! 

Last thing to gush over is this choker. HOW COOL is it?! It clasps in the back and then has two longer tassels that can be worn in so many different ways. The possibilities are endless. Such a fun jewelry piece so play around with. Again, it's an easy piece to throw on and your outfit is instantly taken up a notch. I'm telling you friends, having simple statement pieces that you can just throw on and add to your basics, like jeans and a tee, makes getting dressed so easy. 

I want to hear from you! I have a bunch of ideas for my blog this year as far as content and topic ideas, but if there's anything you want to see please let me know! More health stuff? Less health stuff? Talk to me and let me know! 

Love you all!


Jacket / Tee / Jeans / Booties / Necklace (c/o) / Purse (c/o)

White Sweater

Happy Monday everyone! Holy cow have I been slacking on blog posts lately. I apologize. I have been sick as a dog for the last 4 weeks. It's been a nightmare. 2 ER visits, 1 five-night hospital stay and a whole lot of resting in bed. Being sick is not Crohn's or Cancer related (thank goodness), however because of Crohn's and some of the meds I'm on, my immune system is about as strong as wet toilet paper. It's always been tough for me to fight colds and what not. 

Anyway, let's talk about this outfit. White after Labor Day is a total YES in my book. There's something so crisp about white on white in the fall/winter. Pairing big, baggy sweaters with your favorite skinny jeans and booties is the perfect outfit for fall. Unfortunately the sweater I'm wearing is sold out, but I found an identical one in a really pretty camel color (plus some other similar styles) in the tool below. 

If you follow me on Snapchat (mallorysauer) then you saw Bear, our new family puppy! He's the cutest little thing. I apologize in advance for the oversnapping of his cuteness. I also posted a picture of him on my Instagram and Twitter.

Last, did you see the article 303 Magazine wrote about me? I sat down with them and talked about my blog and my battle with Crohn's & Cancer. It was a honor to be asked to share my story with them and be featured in their magazine. I really want to make an impact and help others as I fight both of these battles. I love being able to share my story and hope that it helps someone in some way. Direct link to the article here.

That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by! 

Photos by Brandon Hill


Sweater (similar style linked, more below) / Jeans / Shoes (similar style linked, more below) / Purse (similar) / Lip color (my fave!)