Favorite DIYs of January 2015

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We think staying inside to escape the cold has made some bloggers super creative because the DIYs we were introduced to this month are nothing short of incredible!
DSC_0031These adorable bee cloches are the perfect way to add a little bit of sunshine and warmth to the dreary winter day!

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DIY-Travel-Mug7-600x900Keep your beverages hot and sassy with these DIY travel mugs!

dip-dyed-diy-blue-green-stationery-set-10Make your letters and notes pastel and personalized with this dip-dyed watercolor stationery.

Fall-For-DIY-Watercolour-TablewearThis watercolor tableware is almost too pretty to eat off of, even with the use of non-toxic porcelain paint!

SAG Awards 2015 Fashion Recap

The stars shone at this year’s SAG awards. With awards season in full swing, it’s hard to focus on anything but the beautiful gowns that all of these talented celebs were donning. camila-alves-sag-awards-red-carpet-2015Camila Alves looked like royalty in a deep purple dress.

emmy-rossum-sag-awards-red-carpet-2015Emmy Rossum kept it light and airy with a pewter dress and lace skirt.

Julianne-Moore-sag-awards-red-carpet-2015Julianne Moore stunned in this emerald dress that had just the right amount of embellishment.

Keira-Knightley-sag-awards-red-carpet-2015Mommy-to-be, Keira Knightley kept it loose and feminine in an aubergine dress with mesh paneling.

 

gretchen-mol-sag-awards-red-carpet-2015Gretchen Mol kept it classic with an airy light grey number embellished in a sea of beads.

 

DIY: Leather-Trimmed Sailor Mirror

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Want to add an edgy element to your home, while also brightening your space? Check out our latest DIY which uses a rustic tray, a plain mirror and some sassy leather trim to create a chic decoration that is sure to be the fairest on your wall! DSC_0069
What You’ll Need:

Tray
Mirror
1 1/4” Stamped Animal Leather Ribbon
Scissor
E6000DSC_0070DSC_00751. Glue your leather trim down the middle of the bottom of the tray, and up five inches.

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2. Then wrap the leather around the top of the mirror, with about a foot for hanging of trim hanging loosely at the top.

DSC_00773. Glue the trim to the other side of the mirror. Cut any excess trim leather.

DSC_00834. Place E6000 on the back of the mirror and place it inside the tray.

DSC_00855. Let your mirror dry overnight before hanging.

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Emergency Snow Day Activities

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The East is about to be hit with a blizzard of epic proportions! For many this means school cancellations and work closings. And if you’re lucky enough to have a snow day, but don’t know what to do with your glorious day off, here are a few of our suggestions.

fdede48c8d54602e4ba4c72c4b766779 (1)Build a blanket fort. Hide from the cold, and embrace your inner child by making a cavernous fort using sheets!

10-shadowpuppetsIf your electricity kicks out, the fun is just beginning! Let the shadows do the talking with a shadow puppet theater!

b1beed8ce44637a116f1115227e7360a (1)Craft the perfect hot chocolate. With an entire day to spend however you want, and the snow beating at your windows and door, fight away the freeze by creating the perfect hot chocolate.

06df92a029c1c18856245c3f52963136Bring the outdoors indoors by making beautiful snowflakes out of paper!

 

Mirror DIY Roundup

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Notice that your wall space is looking a little bare? Spruce it up with some multi-purpose wall decor! Mirrors are a great way to freshen up an empty wall, they instantly make your room look bigger, and they reflect light making your room look brighter too! But don’t settle for just any average mirror, check out these DIY options to add even more personality to your pad. DIY hollywood vanity mirror 12

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Mirror Mirror Inspiration

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Maybe if the Evil Queen from Snow White cared a little more about decor, and less about dominating the land as the fairest one of all, she wouldn’t have taken that beautiful mirror for granted! Mirrors add interest to any room, and can help your space feel lighter and brighter. Check out these inspiring mirrors and let us know which of the picks below gets your vote for fairest in the land!
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Closet Envy Inspiration

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It’s still January, which means that we’re still going strong on the resolutions that we made a few weeks before! Clear out your mind by clearing out your clutter this weekend. Need a gentle push? This is all the inspiration you need to organize your closet, and make it worthy of a lifestyle blog!
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Winter Dress Inspiration

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It’s frigid out, but that doesn’t mean that your style goes into hibernation. There are still ways to rock that dress or skirt, it just takes a little extra layering! Before you pack away your favorite pieces, take a look at these styles that will help you look cool while staying toasty. Just add sweaters, tights, socks and a wool jacket; and kiss frostbite goodbye!f8c3e801b4ebc490a05cfb864c852416

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Berlin Fashion Week Street Style

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Paris, Milan and New York aren’t the only spots to check out the hottest fashions for the upcoming season! Berlin Fashion Week is going strong, and dare we say that these street-style looks are going even stronger?
04-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-04A little bit of home away from home, these NYC socks paired with fresh white sneakers are a fun way to show off your feet!

04-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-10No fashionista is completely dressed unless they have their trusty phone! How else are you going to get those Instagram-worthy snaps?

05-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-04Our love of furry jackets knows no bounds this season, so we obviously adore this.

 

04-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-11Let’s look past the coziest-looking sweater and quilted Chanel bag for a few seconds, and put some serious attention on that pompom!

 

05-berlin-fashion-week-fall-2015-street-style-01Sportswear is in, in a big way. Rocking that sports bra outside of the gym is totally in style, and honestly, it makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier!

 

DIY: Pompom Hat

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The ultimate in winter accessories this season? The pompom hat. From fashion bloggers to tiny toddlers, the pompom hat has taken over the city by polar vortex. And we’re all in. Who cares about hat hair when you’re rocking a classic beanie topped with a fun and funky pompom? Our favorite thing about this trend? It’s so easy to DIY. So grab a basic beanie, a fluffy fur pompom; and prepare to be both stylish and toasty at the same time!

DSC_0797What You’ll Need:

Basic Beanie
Large Fur Pompoms
Needle & Thread

DSC_08021. Place your pompom at the very tip of the hat.

DSC_08002. Use a heavy-duty needle to sew it into place. Try not to get the fur caught in your stitches!

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