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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Bag of Bones Inspiration

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The skeleton is a classic symbol of Halloween, but sometimes creepy and cool intersect and we’re left with accessories we want to wear well past the scariest night of the year! There’s something inherently intriguing about skeletons and bones. Whatever the reason is, we’ve definitely got them under our skin!
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These insane exoskeleton shoes by shoe designer, Janina Alleyne, are sharp.

d8daeecc211aabf2cc063238f5d430e5This skeleton bracelet is a subtle accessory for the obsessed.

 

 

7fa33275eeb810957aaffc5f3d9437bcSkeletons go sartorial with this golden bodysuit!

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This shirt is business in the front, and spine in the back!

8d843521da19b78aafe67676ed0e7be8Anyone who loves a tight hug will love this skeleton belt!

 

Clever Costume Inspiration

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Halloween isn’t only the time to get creepy. It’s also the perfect occasion to get clever! Check out these pun-tastic costumes, and get inspired to make your own hilarious creation!

638fccc3319b42eef1fe1e42b1ce76fcThis social butterfly costume is #winning in our books!

nrm_1411491135-50-shadesGet literal and literary with this fun 50 Shades of Grey costume!

Deviled-EggsA clever costume for couples who have an appreciation for a classic food pun.

Spice-GirlsSpice up your life with actual spices! The best part about this group costume? There are more than five characters to go around, and no one has to fight over who gets to be Baby Spice.

8c6a26da0a1ce442aff308167f95f398With a Taco Belle costume, you can still dress up as a princess while also being hilarious! Everyone wins.

Modern Myth Inspiration

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Myths and fantastic creatures were often used to explain the unexplainable. While modern science has unraveled many of the mysteries that once puzzled our ancestors, it’s fun to step back in time to an era where mythical beasts roamed in the dark shadows, and mystical magic could be summoned for good and evil, especially around Halloween! During Halloween we can pay homage to these characters by translating their signature looks into costumes that are out of this realm. Take a look at these breathtaking examples of myths made modern!b23f6f0c906fb5ee779c8e6f80d56f6a

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Trend Alert: Caped Crusaders

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This fall we’re falling for a trend that has us feeling almost superhuman. This season let’s leave the emblazoned letters to the superheroes, but try their capes on for size. These elegant alternatives to jackets and coats are the perfect solution for those who prefer a little mobility in their outerwear. Not only are capes sophisticated and stylish, they’re also supremely comfortable. They also look perfect paired with a mini-dress or with tucked in jeans and killer boots for the ultimate in fall style. cfe2aa69e41081f36ea93ef6f328afae

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GildeDIY Necklace Roundup

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Sometimes you need a little bit of bling to really set off your outfit, and what’s better than having an envy-worthy necklace on? Having an envy-worthy necklace on that you made yourself! Check out these gorgeous, gilded beauties, and make one today!.diy-layered-necklace-final1Love the layered charms on this beautiful necklace from College Fashion!

photoWhy not wear a knot like this one from the Sweet Survival?

ispydiy_ribbonwrapnecklaceAdd a different texture to your basic chunky chain with a ribbon!

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Use up that embroidery floss from your summer friendship bracelets to make this awesome necklace!

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Sometimes all you need is a hint of gold, in those instances, this is THE necklace.

Go Bold, Go Gold Inspiration

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If you want to go bold, your metal of choice should be gold. Gold is an editorial favorite, and has always been used to signify some of the most luxurious aspects of fashion, while also being used to create super natural looks. The shine and sparkle of gold is reflective and adds an element of magic to anything it touches. georgia_may_jagger1

 

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DIY: Punk Rock Studded Collar

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This year add some serious punk-rock style to your Halloween costume with a collar DIY that can be easily created with a few simple studs and a collared shirt! Need more edgy DIY materials? Check out our Punk Rock Halloween Shop! DSC_0456 What You’ll Need: Black Collared Shirt 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 8mm x 13mm Metal Spike With Screw 10mm Two-Tone Spike Ultra Suede Ribbon E6000 Hole Puncher Scissor   DSC_0457DSC_04801- Take your shirt and carefully remove the collar part. DSC_0482DSC_04842- Take your trim and glue down on the rim of the collar. Let dry. DSC_04853- Punch a hole in the collar and screw in a spike. Repeat this until desired design is complete.

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