Khaki Clothing Inspiration

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When it comes to summer style, many of us want to jump to extremes. And while we all love a dose of neon, there’s something refreshing about a cool neutral that look like it was taken right out of safari. We’re loving khaki for summer because of its versatility and neutrality. Plus it can make you look like you’re the most stylish glamper on the planet. So whether you’re rocking a light jacket, a pair of pants or even a dress; embrace the khaki this summer.Ralph-Lauren-Spring-2015main.original.585x0The looks at Ralph Lauren killed it in khaki with accents of lemon yellow!

1aba36ee200b81f2f39342c5cd884442This jumpsuit from Altuzarra had the perfect pocket ratio for a style that’s utilitarian chic.

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Independence Day DIYs

This Independence Day, make your backyard party a blast with these simple DIYs! From decorations to party games, infuse your party with some stars and stripes to make it a real patriotic party!

669e827410d33d05fc5262e1924cb8f7 (1)Make your party a blast with these fireworks garlands!

stars-and-stripes-napkins1Salute the stars and stripes with these beautifully dyed blue napkins!

DSC2219-4Make an American flag that will hold up through all sorts of weather, and add instant appeal to your porch with this flag printed wooden pallet.

ring-toss-july-4th-gameAdd some fun to your backyard party with these DIY carnival games!

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Centerpieces don’t have to be elaborate. Adding accents to basic white pillar candles makes for a patriotic and minimal centerpiece. Use citronella candles to work double duty and keep bugs at bay.

DIY: Sew-On Chain Earrings

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If there’s any season to whip out your most outrageous looks, it’s definitely summer. Summer is the time for extremes: neons, brights, lavish accessories, dewy skin. And when it comes to accessorizing for the season, we like to wear one or two pieces to make a huge impact. Make your summer outfit shockingly stylish with a neon jewel and chain earring!

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Materials:

4mm Metal Chain

Assorted Acrylic Sew-on Jewels

Pliers

E6000

Jump Rings

Blank Earring Base with Hole

DSC_02651. Measure your chain how, and cut it to the length you want it to dangle.

DSC_02662. Take your pliers and unhook the links.

DSC_02693. Attach one side of the link to the jump ring and connect to the blank earring base hole. Close jump ring.

DSC_02734. Glue your sew-on jewel and to the center of the base. Let dry.

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Natural Iridescent Inspiration

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Iridescence is an almost magical phenomena which occurs when the surface of an item reflects different colors at different angles. You may have seen iridescence used in fashion recently, especially where accessories are concerned. We’ve been seeing iridescent accessories everywhere, and it’s another case of art imitating nature. Check out these photos of iridescent inspiration that come in the form of animals, insects, minerals and more!
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Summer Wreath DIYs

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To all of us who still have holiday lights up, tis the season to refresh your outdoor space! March into summer with a vibrant approach to your outdoor decor. Cheer up your doorstep with these sunny and fun summer wreath DIYs!on doorMake a sweet summer sunflower wreath using felt and coffee beans. Yep, coffee beans.

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shell wreath 1Hit the beach to get the materials for this sea-inspired wreath DIY.

Flip-Flop-Frenzy-Summer-Wreath-mommylikewhoa.com_Fun footwear is central to this bright and cheery flip-flop wreath DIY!

Patriotic-Wreath-by-Blooming-Homestead4A patriotic wreath is great for any time of year, but particularly perfect for Independence Day!

Urban Patio Inspiration

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Summer in the city is a glorious thing. The weather is perfect for exploring, there are plenty of events and festivals happening on any given day, you can rock your favorite outfits without hiding behind layers of wool, and everyone just seems a little bit friendlier. But, despite the intoxicating pull of the city, you’ll find yourself wanting to hang back every once in a while and relax at  home while still enjoying the season. Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of living in most cities is the lack of personal outdoor space. Luckily, there are a tons of ways to make that tiny patio or balcony an at-home oasis this summer!
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DIY: Rhinestone Button Pins

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If you ever need to add temporary elegance to an outfit without cutting, sewing or drastically altering a piece; this is the DIY for you! We used an array of rhinestone buttons to create pins for a cardigan. You can add these pins to a blazer, a canvas bag, or a hat! We love the instant dose of sparkle these flashy pins bring, and the fact that they’re removable and reusable doesn’t hurt either.DSC_0131

What You’ll Need:

Moonstone Rhinestone Button

Crystal Star Rhinestone Button

Dark Crystal Rhinestone Button

Rhinestone Heart Button

Five Petal Rhinestone Flower Button

Blank Pins

E6000

Wire Cutter
DSC_01341. Take your wire cutter and cut off the shank part of the button.
DSC_01362. Put some E6000 on the blank part of the pin. Take a button and put on top. Let dry.DSC_0212

The LWD

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We all know about the classic LBD, the little black dress, but what about it’s fun and flirty summer-specific cousin, the little white dress. This season bloggers, bohemians and beachgoers are going crazy over the little white dress. The ideal LDW is light enough to use as cover-up on beach vacation, can be dressed up to wear to dinner out, and comfortable enough to be worn when exploring the cobble-stoned streets of any exotic city. Whether it’s slinky, lacy or flowy; there is a LWD that deserves a spot right next to the LBD.

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DIYs for Dad

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Need a gift for dad this weekend? Check out these awesome DIYs that any dad would love! They’re sure to make any man melt, especially when he knows they’re handmade! homemade-rosemary-mint-shaving-cream-topFor the father who likes to maintain a memorable mustache, make a shaving cream that’s great for irritable skin.

54eb36ebe4623_-_gift-baskets-ketchup-bbq-rub-s3If your dad loves to grill, make him a kit that’s perfect for his pastime.

photo (7)If your dad has a favorite craft brew, turn those old boxes into cool coasters that look great on any table and keep the water rings away!

diy-leather-luggage-tagMake sure dad’s thinking of how much you love him whenever he flies with a DIY leather luggage tag!

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If you know your way around a sewing machine, this Waxed Canvas Backpack makes an impressive DIY gift!

DIY: Wire Silk Headband

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Keeping your head feeling and looking cool during the summer doesn’t have to be hard! We created an adorable silk headband that hides a secret weapon. Inside the headband is a wire allowing you to manipulate the headband however you want! It also makes the fit completely customizable. You can keep your hair out of your face while the summer heat is blaring, all while looking totally chic.
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2” Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon

16 Gauge Wire

Needle and thread or sewing machine

Scissors

 DSC_00661. Measure the Dupioni ribbon around your head leaving extra in order to twist once wrap is complete. Once you have your measurement, duplicate the same piece you create to have two pieces.DSC_00692. Start to sew the pieces together.
DSC_00713. Take your wire and create a loop. Twist the wire ends together.
DSC_00774. Insert wire into the ribbon before sewing up the last few inches.

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