Tempting Timepieces

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When it comes to adding decor elements to your home that are both stylish AND functional or adding an accent to your outfit that looks chic while also helping you get through the day, we look to the timepiece. Whether a clock or a watch, these timely pieces will never go out of style no matter how digital we become. Check out this inspirational items that will have you hoping someone asks you for the time! Colorflash 3 clock by Mareike Böhmer Graphics

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The jewelry piece to covet: Bulgari's watch inspired by Cleopatra and Elizabeth Taylor.

 

 

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Jean Dilemma DIYs

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Have you ever fallen in love so deeply that you overlook the bad, and highlight only the good? And then you get home and realize that the fit/shape/cut/color is all wrong? We’ve all fallen in love with a pair of jeans, that by all intents and purposes is perfect, except for one little setback. But one tiny problem can’t stand in the way  of true love, right? Right. With these simple DIY fixes, all of your jean dilemmas are a thing of the past. AND you won’t have to spend a dime on therapy afterwards, retail therapy that is.

Learn how to make your jeans a little more rough around the edges with this denim distressing DIY!

Does your favorite denim need darning? If your go-to pair needs a helping mend, use this DIY to make them almost brand new!

created at: 08/19/2013If your pair is picking up dust as you walk, use this DIY to hem those jeans like a pro!

If your jeans fit everywhere but your waist, it may be time to take them in at a side seam.

pink pants headerAre your jeans making you feel blue? Dye them with this DIY, and your friends will be green with envy!

DIY: Embellished Jeans

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to update your basic blue jeans, look no further than this DIY! It’s so easy, and there’s absolutely no sewing involved. Just place the gems and studs where you want to add some pop, heat them up with glue, and you’re ready to hit the town in style!DSC_0662 What You’ll Need:

 4mm HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud
6.5mm Hotfix Cone Shaped Stud
SS10 Hotfix Swarovski Pearl
Jeans
Iron

 DSC_0663 1. Lay out your jeans and place the iron-on studs and pearls to the desired areas. We laid the studs and pearls out in a denser pattern at the top and faded them out to the middle of the jean.

DSC_0665 2. Place your iron on top of studs and pearls to heat up the glue. The heat will attach the studs and pearl to the jean.

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Denim Days Inspiration

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Lately we’re really feeling jeans that are jazzed up. With the holidays right around the corner, adding a little sparkle or flair to your pair makes them all the more festive. Last year we were all about the embellished sweater, but this time around we think its time that the jeans got a chance to shine! We love the look paired with a basic tee or sweater that really lets the look of the embellished denim shine through.
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Pearl embellished Jeans. These are fabulous I love them.

These embellished jeans from Abercrombie are not only cute, they are on sale: $38.50, down from $128.

 

Embellished Jeans DIY Roundup

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Denim jeans are a fashion staple, but sometimes your average pair seems a little basic. Check out these fun DIYs to make your spare pair into a statement pair!
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Add a little sass to your cuffs with studs!

Clothing-Texture-6Adding texture to a pair of jeans is easy with a needle and thread!

10438565764_2b3113cf83_zGlam up your pair with a sequined pocket!

Dotted Jeans

Mix in some pattern play with a fun dotted pair!

 

Color Story: Cognac

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When it comes to fall colors, there’s one that is almost always in our homes, on our feet, and dominating the landscape. We’re talking about a neutral that goes with almost everything, and imparts an undeniable classic flair: cognac. The color is like its namesake; woodsy and warm with a hint of masculinity.  Cognac Glasses by Rikke Hagen for Normann Copenhagen | Serving | Vertigo Home

 

 

 

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2014_10_19_DamselinDior23-159-EditCognac is the perfect shade of brown for leather accessories like bags and boots. A pair of cognac boots and skinny dark-wash jeans are a match made in heaven for fall.

 

I should style my sofa better. The distressing should be accomplished by the kids soon. :s

Leather Sofa LoveWant to make your home feel cozy, rugged, and also somehow luxurious? Enter the cognac leather couch. This warm color makes your home inviting, especially when used on such a statement piece in the room.

indoor reception - photo by Next to Me Studios - ruffledblog.com/san-diego-loft-wedding/While cognac may seem to take a backseat to other fall wedding colors, don’t be fooled! This beautiful brown makes its way into wedding decor through leather and wooden accents.

Street Style Sighting: Camel & Black

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When it comes to dressing for fall and winter, there’s one color combination that will stand the test of time and trends. We’re talking about a pairing of neutrals that is so classic that it can make almost any outfit instantly chic and worthy of a street-style photo. Yes, we’re talking about camel and black, an enduring combo for those days when figuring out color palettes is just too tiresome, or really any day for that matter. That’s how hot this color combo is.

 

5a2c1b72335d5f448dfaff69ddfe88b1Wearing all black, topped off with a camel-colored wool jacket is a popular way to rock this trend.

860ae9bd039d9bd80933ee42100a19d8 Why stop at two neutrals, when your can freely wear the entire spectrum? Add some cream and beige to the mix!

jacey-duprie-michael-dumler-damsel-in-dior-on-abbot-kinney-new-york-171Don’t be scared to add a little gray to the mix. It will still look incredible, we promise.

83af9caa7a8177f75b411e0de28663afA camel cape is just what you need to stay on top of the biggest trends for fall!

d2d78968e76fa21ec6f5145313be7045If you’re not into the tailored look, try a more casual approach. It works just as well!

48th CMAs Fashion Recap

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The world’s most famous country crooners got together last night to honor their most epic talent. But the songs weren’t the only hits that night! All of the stunning singers looked phenomenal dressed to the nines, but here were some of our favorites from the biggest night in country music!
slide_380224_4502372_freeHost, Carrie Underwood, shines in a beaded nude dress.

rs_634x1024-141105164336-634-nicole-kidman-keith-urban-cma-awards-2014.jw.110514Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were the ultimate cool couple. We loved Nicole’s floral embroidered dress. It added a hint of bohemia to an otherwise formal event!

rs_634x1024-141105154614-634-lucy-hale-cma-awards-2014.jw.110514Actress and rising country star, Lucy Hale stunned in a striking crimson number.

rs_634x1024-141105171250-634-tim-mcgraw-faith-hill-cma-awards-2014.jw.110514Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were chic and stylish in black ensembles.

rs_634x1024-141105143608-634-kellie-pickler-CMAs.ls.11514Kellie Pickler rocked the sheer paneled trend in this beautiful navy beaded gown.

DIY: Geometric Elbow Patch

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This week we’re taking a cue from the nerdy-chic trend that tends to pop up around fall when school is in session! If you’ve ever had a boring sweater that needed a subtle upgrade, this DIY is for you! We’ve taken regular elbow patches that were already super-chic, and updated them with a fun geometric print. You can use this tutorial to create all different styles of elbow patches too! Try a floral stencil for something a little more feminine or paisley for a look that’s pretty and pretty! DSC_0189

 

What You’ll Need:

Sweater

Suede Cowhide Elbow Patch

Stencil

X-acto knife

Ruler

White pencil

Needle and Thread

DSC_01941. Turn your suede patches over so that side you want to show on the sweater is facing downward, and draw an oval circle by the edge of the patch to prevent excess cutting.

DSC_01972. Stencil on the design with your white pencil, and make sure to not stencil in anything past the white oval circle you made before.

DSC_02043. Carefully cut out the shapes you created with your knife.

DSC_02054. Figure out where your elbows would be placed in your sweater. Sew on each patch in that elbow area.

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Professor Patches Inspiration

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When sitting in a college classroom, most people look to their classmates for fashion inspiration. You see a cute bag across the way, a nice pair of boots on your neighbor next to you, but rarely do you look at the person at the very front of the room. We’re talking about the older professor in the stereotypical tweed jacket with the suede elbow patches. We’re taking a cue from that academic style, and imparting it into some of our favorite fall fashions in the way of elbow patches! Elbow patches instantly add a little something to an otherwise typical sweater or cardigan.  Sequin Patched Shirt

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