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.

 

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

Camping Trip DIYs

Labor Day Weekend is right on our heels, and with the end of summer comes the last opportunity to take in the great outdoors with a summer camping trip! Obviously a weekend away without the right supplies can put a damper on any vacation. Check out some of these camping must-haves that you must-make for yourself!

img_94771Make a DIY stove to create the most delicious s’mores this summer!

tumblr_m5mm6kILYm1r9qdx1o1_1280Save space in your car by leaving your citronella candles at home. Use sage in your next fire pit!

enhanced-32158-1397313702-1Keep your matches dry, and make it easy to start a fire with this match holder made from a baby food container!

enhanced-buzz-7333-1396983572-19Make a mini tackle box using a tic tac container!

DIY-Painted-Walking-SticksHike in style with these painted walking sticks!

 

Yard Sale 2014

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As summer draws to a close, we’re fulfilling one of our favorite warm-weather traditions: the yard sale. Our annual Yard Sale is probably a little different than the ones you’re used to though. This one is happening rain or shine, and everyone can join in on the fun because it’s all online! During our yard sale you can receive 15% off trims by the yard, and stock up on the trims that will get you through your winter DIYs. Just use coupon code YARDSALE102  to receive the discount from now until August 22.

DSC_0484Check out our gorgeous beaded trim, to use for embellishing evening wear or dramatic decor!

DSC_0405Don’t forget to pick up some fringe from home decor  for your throw pillows!

03.17.14-9Grab some grosgrain for a year’s worth of birthday bows!

DSC_0390Make bold belts with our vinyl trim and braids!

DSC_0798Velvet is the perfect material for all of your fall and winter DIYs!

So what are you waiting for? The best yard sale of the summer is only a click away!

Trend Alert: Cool Cobalt Blue Decor

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With autumn on our tail, you’d think we would be starting to think about warm, earthy colors, but in 2014 we’re moving away from the home decor status quo. This fall we’re going to see a spike in cool saturated colors making its way into homes, specifically the striking cobalt blue. This gorgeous shade works perfectly in almost any room. It’s relaxing in your bedroom, enticing in a living room and clean in your kitchen. It’s a beautiful color to use on your walls, or, if you’re just trying it out, as an accent color. Pair it with yellows for a high contrast look, or with different shades of blues and grays for a more muted approach.

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DIY: Monogrammed Leather Accent Tote Bag

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Canvas tote bags are practical and great for running errands. But truth be told, they’re a little plain. Make your tote bag stand out with classic details that will instill your DIY creation with a preppy and sophisticated vibe, and avoid the question of paper or plastic once and for all.

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What You’ll Need:

Canvas Tote
Faux Leather Bias Binding
E6000
Scissors
Fabric Pen
Flatback Crystal Rhinestones

 

DSC_00711. Glue the faux leather trim on top on the canvas handles of your tote.

DSC_00882. Once the glue has dried, use E6000 to glue the trim across the top of the bag.

DSC_00903. Use small pieces of the trim to cover the edges of the bag.

DSC_01084. Write your initials, favorite word or phrase out lightly in pencil, and when you’re happy with the marks, go over it with your fabric pen.

DSC_01145. Finish your tote off with some sparkling accents by adding small flatback rhinestones to the top and bottom of your design!

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