DIY: Tough Puppy Spiked Collar

Every puppy deserves a cool collar,and if you’re a crafty diyer you’ll love this neon spike collar that we’ve crafted just for Fido! Prepared to see a little more pep in your pooch’s step when you go for your morning walk!
DSC_0168What You’ll Need:

14mm Metal Buckle #21237

20mm Vinyl Braid #49140

8mm x 7mm Sew-on Mini Metallic Plastic Spike

Scissor

E6000

Needle

Thread

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1. Take your vinyl braid, and loop it through the buckle. Put the middle piece of the buckle through the vinyl so it is able to move back and forth. Push through the other end of the buckle and sew the end piece to the back.DSC_0179

2. Make sure to measure the collar around your pet to make sure the collar length is not too small or too big. Cut in place. Take the end and fold over and sew in place so the ends do not frill.DSC_0186

3. Lay out your vinyl collar and glue on spikes for embellishment.

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How to Survive at Fashion Week

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Ah Fashion Week. The spring and summer shows of September are one of our favorite times of the year. The air is electrified, the energy is the chaos of a thousand Starbucks coffees, and the influence makes its way throughout New York City. If you’re lucky enough to be able to attend, here are a few tips to make it all go smoothly.

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Always keep bandages, bobby pins, and other essentials in your bag. Many fashionistas favor sky-high heels over flats, and if you’re in that category, definitely bring some foot protection.

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Stay hydrated! Running from show to show can be pretty tiring, and those glasses of champagne probably don’t help much either. Keep water handy at all times.

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Remember a layering piece. Sometimes September can be remarkably cold, make a layering piece a part of your outfit to ensure that the only shivers you get will be inspiration-induced.

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Don’t forget to put down your phone. So much of Fashion Week has become about capturing that first shot and being the first to post it on Instagram, but don’t forget to be present too! Watch that runway strut, take in the shapes, colors, sounds and energy. Trust us, there’s nothing like Fashion Week in the city, and you definitely want to be there for it.

Man’s Best Friend DIY Roundup

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We feature a lot of DIYs for your home and your outfits, but what about your non-human other half? If your pup needs some pampering, create a DIY that you know they’ll love!ropeball2Does your dog chew up toys almost as fast as you can buy them? Make this rope ball to give them hours of enjoyment.diy-modern-pet-bedWith this modern pet bed will have your puppy saying sayonara to your bed for those nights when you want to have some extra room to stretch.

07_bowtie If your pup is a prince, don’t forget to deck him out in this adorable bow tie!

Screen-Shot-2012-01-13-at-11.07.00-AM-700x712Class up your daily walks with a leash that will make all of the park avenue puppies green with envy.

dog fenceKeep your space separate without the eyesore of the usual white dog gates.

Favorite DIYs of August

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This August was filled with fantastic DIYs for home decor, fashion, you name it! As the last full month of summer, these beauties embrace the fun and carefree spirit of the season!

 

DIY_Nail_Polish_Marble_Tray_8We love this beautiful marbled tray DIY. Beauty items that can beautify your home too? Sign us up!

DIY-Faux-Fur-Bag-11Ring in the fall weather, and keep your greens warm with this faux fur bag.

6a00d8358081ff69e201a511f21af6970c-800wiEmbrace the copper trend with these gorgeous copper letters!

14922703836_1c567b92fd_zKeep it classy with a leather and charm bracelet, that has a little bit of edge.

bugplates1Add a cute creepy crawly to your tea time with these vintage saucer DIYs!

Emmys Style Recap

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We love awards shows because of the talent, the entertainment, but mostly the fashion! This years Emmys did not disappoint in the slightest, with dresses in almost every shape, color and style represented!

true-detective-lead-actor-nominee-matthew-mcconaughey-with-wife-camila-alves-who-wore-a-zuhair-murad-gownThis power couple looks incredible. The blue and black suit looks modern and dapper on Matthew McConaughey, while Camila Alves’s white cutout dress looks chic and stylish.the-normal-heart-nominee-julia-roberts-didnt-take-home-the-award-for-best-supporting-actress-in-a-miniseries-but-she-did-lead-our-best-dressed-in-this-beaded-elie-saab-dressThis beaded dress worn by Julia Roberts is the perfect playful length! lizzy-caplan-emmy-awards_195334966585.jpg_gallery_maxLizzy Caplan looks radiant in this dramatic black and white gown!

scandal-best-actress-nominee-kerry-washington-looking-radiant-in-pradaKerry Washington’s orange with peakaboo black skirt, has a gorgeous subtle shimmer with subtle beading.mad-men-nominee-jon-hamm-and-jennifer-westfeldt-wearing-marchesaJennifer Westfeldt looks radiant in a rich raspberry Marchesa dress, with gold details.

DIY: Dyed Polka Dot Pillow

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Polka Dots are a classic style that’s super playful, and can give your pieces a lot of personality! But why relegate dots to your closet alone? Bring them out of the wardrobe and into your room with a quick and easy DIY that allows you to add polka dot accents to make your space instantly friendlier!

DSC_0259What You’ll Need:

Pillow

Rit Dye (powder or liquid)

Circle round sponge

Q-tips

DSC_02611. Dip your circle sponge into the dye. If using powder dye, use enough water to make a thick liquid for a more concentrated dye.

DSC_02642. Press down on the pillow with the sponge creating a circle dot. Repeat this all over the pillow.

DSC_02743. Take a q-tip and dip in dye. Add a swirl around the circle print you just created. Let dry. DSC_0282

Summer to Fall Fashion

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The days are getting shorter, and the nights chillier. Soon we will have to unearth those fall pieces that lay dormant in our closets, and replace them with the crop tops and neons of summer. But not quite yet. There are a few ways to keep wearing your summer favorites past their “wear-by” date.
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Keep it layered. Fall is all about layering! Add a jacket to that romper, a scarf to that tank top, and a cardigan to that sundress. Once you’ve added one layer, add another! Take a tip from the Olsen twins and pile it on!

Tights and dresses are a winning combo. Keep your legs warm, while still rocking your sundresses by pairing it with tights!
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Bring on the boots. The easiest way to make any look more cold-weather appropriate is to add a pair of boots! Stow those sandals and think of all of the money you’ll be saving on pedicures.
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Add interest with heavier materials. Remember that layering tip? When you’re layering, pick fabrics that contrast with the ones you wear in the summer. Add leather jacket to a light cotton dress to instantly transform it into a look that’s darker, edgier and perfect for fall.

No-Sew Pillow DIYs

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Pillows are one of the absolute easiest ways to add new energy to a room. They’re also one of our favorite methods of introducing color trends into a room! Making a pillow to spruce up your home is easy enough for those of us with sewing machines, but if you don’t have one handy, not to worry! All of the DIYs below can be created without a sewing machine!

gold-hello-pillowSend a message with a metallic screen-printed pillow!

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Calligraphy is a trend that’s taking the design world by storm! Keep your space current with these fabulous calligraphy cases!

DIY-No-Sew-Pillow-CoversWith this tutorial any fabric can become your favorite pillow case without any needles or thread involved.

431This DIY features a 3d flower that will make a statement on any sofa!

NoSew-10This ruffled pillow DIY will instantly add femininity to your space.

Dotted Decor Inspiration

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When it comes to patterns for the home, polka dots aren’t a very common pick. Floral, stripes and other geometric patterns take the stage, while polka dots are often thrown in as an exciting accent. And while we love all patterns equally, from herringbone to zebra print, we want to show a little extra love to polka dots this week because we think it puts the fun in functional!
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If you don’t know if you can handle polka dots, why don’t you just sleep on it for a few nights.

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Brave decorators use wallpaper. Only the bravest us polka dot wallpaper.

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Play with patterns by adding contrasting styles to one room. It’s an easy way to add movement and I interest to your room.

 

160fc62ec209dade7dd3c9d184a4ffbbBe bold with different patterns AND contrasting colors.

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Play up the playful side of polka dots by mixing them with pastels.