Favorite DIYs of May 2015

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Get ready to get crafty! We’ve put together a list of our favorite DIYs from the month. 6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d10e5a73970c-800wiThis tulle skirt from ABM is not only perfect for a spring date, it’s also easy to make!

Trinket-Dishes-2-600x900Studio DIY created these adorable trinket dishes that are perfect for anyone who constantly misplaces their keys.

egg-cup-planters-4-2These egg cup planters from Sugar and Cloth are perfect for succulents and summer seedlings!

DIY-Tissue-Paper-Art-8Make this colorful art from Design Sponge using tissue paper to create those cool abstract shapes!

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There’s nothing negative to say about these negative print foil prints from Damask Love!

Spring and Summer White Denim Inspiration

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After Memorial Day we all get the green flag to whip out our summer staples, and one of our go-to’s happens to be a classic pair of crisp white jeans. This favorite can be skinny, straight-legged, or flared; but its guaranteed to get serious use in the summer months. How will you be styling your white denim this season?3719b83b7b711233ba5c03f80ef5045d

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DIY: Beach Hat with Ribbon Detail

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This week make yourself a hat that you’ll be using every weekend this summer! Take a simple canvas hat, add a little embellishment, and you have a fun accessory to bring to the beach. We used a striped grosgrain, but you can use anything from jute to beaded trim to personalize your headpiece! DSC_0039

Plain Beach Hat

1.5” (38mm) Stripe Grosgrain

E6000

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DSC_0040 1. Glue the beginning of the ribbon to the back of the head.

DSC_0042 2. Continue glue around until you reach the point where you started.

DSC_0044 3. Cut the extra ribbon, but leave a little extra to fold over.

DSC_00464. Glue the final piece down so it connects to the other piece. Let dry.

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Balmain Best Of

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Swedish fast-fashion giant, H&M, just announce a collaboration with Balmain, a fashion house known for its elaborate intricacies. In anticipation of this exciting collaboration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from Balmain. Which is your favorite, and what do you hope to see from this upcoming collection?

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Spring Fashion Essentials

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This spring there are a few essentials we think everyone should have in their closet. These pieces are timeless, fun, and perfect for the season! Which items are on your spring essentials list?
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During spring florals transcend the the landscape and make their way into closets everywhere. Celebrate the season with a blooming floral piece, whether its a skirt, blouse or a full dress!

f0a7199c49dd934b615be86efdedf4efWhile white is usually a go-to for summer, we’re totally into breaking this style out a little early; especially when the ensemble is all white like this one.

8fb64b0568d78479890a597b40e2744cA wide-leg palazzo pant is just the thing you need to keep you comfortable and stylish this season!

4bb2ecd8e94cc00d8690b89265974726Stripes are a classic pattern that often pops up right around spring, and this spring is no exception! We love the clean lines and the casual-chic style associated with this particular pattern.

fb471f5e28c6044a432ce1e73d258d56 A super saturated skirt is a must for a vibrant spring outfit! Pair it with a contrasting color for a bold pop, or mix it with neutrals to let it really shine.

 

Met Gala Recap

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Last night was one of fashion’s favorite events: the Met Gala. This year’s theme was China: Through The Looking Glass, and it definitely brought out some daring looks.

554821287df477df32ed0630_met-gala-2015-rihanna-dress-breakoutRihanna stunned in a couture dress created by Chinese designer, Guo Pei.

1430782824_solange-knowles-zoomSolange Knowles wowed the crowd in a dynamic, circular Giles dress.

 

karen-elson-met-gala-2015-best-dressedKaren Elson looked stunning in a vibrant red gown with an embellished gold bodice.

bee-shaffer-met-gala-2015-best-dressedBee Shaffer was the picture of elegance in her deep red gown.

fan-bingbing-met-gala-2015-best-dressedFan Bingbing looked absolutely elegant in a sequined gold dress, but it was the embellished cape that really stole the show.

DIY: Pompom Scarf

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This Mother’s Day make your mom something as bright and colorful as her personality! We used a basic coral scarf as a base, and embellished it with pompom trim in fun colors! This scarf would look beautiful paired with a floral dress and sandals.

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What You’ll Need:

Scarf

1 3/4” Pom Pom Fringe

3/8” Pom Pom Fringe

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

Needle and Thread

ScissorsDSC_04041. Evenly fold your scarf in half. Take your loop fringe and wrap around the end of the scarf about 7 inches up.

DSC_04052. Cut and sew in place.

DSC_0412 3. Under the loop you just sewed, take another pom pom fringe and wrap around scarf end and sew in place.

DSC_04184. Take your last fringe and wrap around the two you just sewed. Sew in place.

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Tulle Skirt Inspiration

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As it turns out, according to Google, tulle skirts are one of the hottest things in fashion, and we can see why people love them! Not only are they fancy and feminine, they’re also relatively easy to DIY. Although they’re definitely attention-grabbing, tulle midi skirts aren’t a hard piece to pull off if paired with confidence! Here are some of our favorite ways to style them.2e48160f7e4f4f6dbc336d7343af84f9

 

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Coachella Fashion Inspiration

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The season’s biggest festival, Coachella, just ended, but it has definitely set the tone and trends for upcoming music festivals! The event usually brings out the best in bohemian fashion, and it seems like the free-spirited style is only heightened each year. This year we saw no shortage of fringe, crop tops and intricate accessories. Here are some of our favorite looks from this year! 54ac5a25be12c_-_elle-00-street-style-coachella-opener-h-elh

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