Valentines for Your Valentine

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We love basically any excuse to give cards, and Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day to give cards to people you care about. Luckily, the internet was made for card-givers. There are so many beautiful cards to choose from by designers and artists, that we almost wish Valentine’s Day wasn’t just one day of the year. The clever cards below are some of our favorites.
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Artist Spotlight: Paula Kovarik

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Looking for a textile artist to inspire your DIYs this weekend? Enter Paula Kovarik, an artist who uses her knack for design to create incredible quilts. The quilts feature intricate and organic designs with influences from science, history, and anything else that happens to inspire Kovarik. Once in the world of corporate communications, now she spends her time creating beautiful works of art that have garnered awards and national attention!roundandrounditgoes_paulakovarik.2012

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Lovely Library Inspiration

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Everyone loves a good adventure, but right now most of us would rather escape the cold weather than go exploring outside. Not to mention our homes are looking particularly inviting during this chilly season, especially since some of the best adventures can be had in the coziest nook of the home with a book! The libraries below will have you ready for a weekend indoors curled up with your favorite books.
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All-White Wardrobe

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This winter we’re seeing white, and it’s not just on the snow-covered streets. A new trend has taken the slippery sidewalks by snowstorm, and that is head-to-toe white. From the coat down to the boots, fashionistas are rocking all-white ensembles. Mixing whites isn’t off the table, making this look easy to style. The only foreseeable problem with this style? Keeping your pieces pristine! But if the dry cleaner isn’t an issue, why not rock it? GcYrbt75yuxRy0f-PNWmEob2

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DIY: Collared Blouse with Sew-Ons

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If you have a party to attend, or you’re looking to jazz up an outfit for your Valentine’s Day date, we have a DIY that will add a bit of flash to an ordinary piece! Make your outfit more exciting by taking a collared shirt or tank up a notch by adding rhinestone trim and sew-on pearls.
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What You’ll Need:

Collared Shirt
10mm Glass Pearl Beads
8mm Glass Pearl Bead
1/8” Metallic Rhinestone Chain
Needle and Thread
Scissors

DSC_01241. Sew the end of the rhinestone trim to the tip of the collar.

DSC_01272. Cut the trim to your desired length.

DSC_01333. Then repeat on the other side.

DSC_01414. Sew your pearls onto the tip of the collar above the rhinestone trim. Repeat on the other side.

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Spring Couture Week 2015 Recap

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Couture Week is one of our favorite events of the year because we get to see some of our favorite designers pull out all of the stops to make truly extravagant pieces. Here are a few of our favorites from the past week!KIM_1287The tunic-like jackets and skirts at Chanel were awash with color.

KIM_0081Elie Saab’s beautiful dresses were taken right out of a fairytale. The colors were soft and washed out, but the drama was in the floral beaded appliques.

 

KIM_0481The pieces at Armani Prive were inspired by bamboo, and had a very Asian-influenced vibe.

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The looks at Atelier Versace were daring and decidedly feminine, with floor length gowns in bold colors and spiraling cutouts.

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

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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.

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