Beaded Bracelets DIY Roundup

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Whether you’re a jewelry-making expert, or a total novice, beads are a medium that anyone can use! They’re easy to work with, but also come in a huge range of colors, shapes and sizes! Our love of beads knows no bounds, and we like to include them in almost any DIY that we make. That being said, we think this weekend should be filled with DIYs using beads! Check out this collection of beaded bracelet DIYs to create an elaborate arm party on your wrist!
Final-Paracord2These bracelets from Brit + Co. feature beads and parachute cord in fun contrasting colors!

beadbracelet13We love the stacked look of the beaded bracelets from Honestly WTF!

4c1172a265f9ae3864d7adb0016792e4This beaded bracelet from Flamingo Toes has just the right amount of sparkle!

bluestonebracelettitleThis blue stone chip bracelet from Fall for DIY is a beautiful way to use up loose stone chips.

92This leather bracelet from Poppy Talk is perfect for making a piece that’s a bit more rugged!

Bohemian Beaded Inspiration

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One element of bohemian style that we can’t get enough of is the beading. Whether it’s on a bracelet, an embellished poncho, or even braided into a carefree hairstyle; we simply can’t get enough. We don’t know if it’s the subtle shine, the sound it makes when it clusters together, or just the weight it gives. There’s just something almost magical about it. But enough gabbing, these bohemian beaded looks can speak for themselves!

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Trend Alert: Mad About Mod

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This fall we’re falling back into the swinging 60s with short a-line dresses, knee-high boots, and bold graphic prints. Fashion always has a way of reverting on itself, and reinventing the old in a new way. This coming season we’ll be seeing classic mod styles with “modern” additions. Think more metallics, sparkling embellishments, and a diverse color palettes.

gucci-fall-winter-2014-show34Gucci knows how to modernize the trend with leather in an unexpected powder blue and go-go boots.

dsquared2-fall-winter-2014-show30DSquared2 has it down pat with a slinky blush mini and hair that’s as high as the heavens.

downloadSaint Laurent put the edge into this ’60s style with this all black ensemble.

Mod-SquadLouis Vuitton stayed classic with ’60s silhouettes in neutral colors. This style is super wearable and glamorous all at once!

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We love the bright mustard of this Carven two-piece ensemble. And when it comes to boots, it’s go tall or go home.

 

Beyonce’s Best Looks

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September 4th not only marks the beginning of NYFW, it also happens to be, diva-extraordinaire, Beyonce’s birthday! As a salute to Queen Bey we are taking a look at some of our favorite outfits from her concerts. She happens to love Swarovski and lace almost as much as we do!

beyonce-3-feb-4Leather and lace met when Beyonce performed at the Superbowl with this fierce black body suit.

BeyYellowGMAAHWBeyonce kept it vibrant with a fun crochet and fringe minidress.

470424095Keeping it classy across the pond, Beyonce opted for a sparkling, green gown for the 2014 BRITs.

beyonce_black_belt_with_largeStaying on the sequin train, she lit up the night with this incredible gold top!

 

 

White After Labor Day

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Every fashionista has heard the age-old rule that one shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. But why is this a rule, and more importantly, why should we listen? Rules are made to be broken after all, especially in fashion! Although you may not want to wear an all-white maxi dress with a big floppy straw hat, there are ways to work in white, all the way into next summer!

9f7221dc4982655c62b73cfd767f6d20A white top never goes out of season! If you want to keep rocking those delicate eyelets and crochet-trimmed tops, add some fall color, and a dark blazer. 8530af3e06546ce038942d5644793613Keep that white blazer out by pairing it with darker, black pieces.

ead9fab4c33fc7acaba45ed09ca0e6a7Keep rocking those white jeans by pairing them with fall staples like flannel, and a pair of leather booties.

See? Wearing white after summer ends is easy!

 

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!