Bohemian Maxi Dress Inspiration

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When spring and summer roll around, all you want to do is escape the doldrums of winter, chuck your puffy jackets at the slightest hint of sunshine, and whip out the airy and breezy styles that will be your uniform for the warm months. If you’re a fan of ethereal styles, one of the season’s hottest trends will be suit you just fine. Much like fringe, flowing maxi dresses in bohemian patterns and prints are taken right out of the 1970s. What we love about this trend? It will keep you feeling cool and looking foxy.
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Color Story: Scuba Blue

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Pantone’s picks for spring included an aquatic blue that we can’t wait to see this season! From fashion to home decor, this hue is sure to make wave with the design-savvy.
diving-lady-elliot-islandWe can’t be sure where the name “scuba blue” came from, but we imagine it was inspired by the intense greenish-blue of the ocean that only lucky divers get to see in person.

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86819313c1ed96d885ba39953f2830aaThis beautiful greenish-blue looks completely at home in any home. It’s bold enough to add fun to your space, without overwhelming it. And the fact that it’s cool-toned makes it easy to relax in.

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ScubaNot only is it a magnificent color for home decor, scuba blue is also the perfect color to wear at any formal event to really wow a crowd. Pick up a scuba blue gown for prom, and use our rhinestone trim to add a shimmering embellishment.

 

DIY: Button Embellished Shoulder Dress

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As a salute to spring, our latest DIY involves a spring fashion favorite: the dress! The light and sweet dress we used as a base gets an extra kick of personality with an embellished shoulder of buttons. You can also use this technique on your favorite blazer or cardigan!

DSC_0315 What You’ll Need: 

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Shiny Button 4-Holes

Needle and Thread

DSC_0319 1. Lay out your dress. Line up 5 buttons (or an many as you want depending on the size of the button) on one shoulder for placement.

DSC_03162. Once you know the placement of button on the shoulder, you can start to sew each one on. We sewed them on so the buttons are over lapping.

DSC_03243. Repeat on the opposite shoulder.

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Spring Dress DIY Roundup

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There are a few things that happen when spring hits the city. The snow boots are replaced with rain boots. Iced coffee becomes even more popular. The parks become packed around lunchtime. And enviable dresses start popping up like daisies. If you’re skilled with a sewing machine, make these adorable dresses for spring!
IMG_4593 copyMake this bright and breezy knee-length swing dress! It’s the perfect casual dress to spend the day in.

15688793312_527c04a70f_oBe as beautiful as a bloom in this DIY tulip dress. The fun shape of the skirt adds fun and sass to a more modest top.

Jul212013_7981This dress is called the “Day Date Dress“, and it’s no wonder why! The dress is so cute, it would be hard not to fall in love at first sight!

DSC_00971This beautiful ballet-neck dress is ideal for a day on the town during those hot summer and spring spells!

 

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015

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Fashion Month is over, and there’s no better place to end it than Paris, the city of love and impeccable style. Here are some of the collections that we fell in love with, and we’re sure you will too!
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alexander-mcqueen-rtw-fw15-runway-28The pieces at Alexander McQueen were inspired by roses. With tiny ruffles, accents of lace and leather, models strut down the runway like blooming bouquets.

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stella-mccartney-rtw-fw15-runway-31Stella McCartney continued to play with spacious silhouettes that moved gracefully on the models as they sauntered down the runway.

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saint-laurent-rtw-fw15-runway-46Saint Laurent’s show was full of going-out pieces that were fun, flirty perfect for a party!

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celine-fw15-pfw-runway-16The looks at Celine were luxurious and filled with an abundance of different textures.

DIY: Military Patch Embellished Denim Jacket

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We’re seeing patches everywhere these days! On jackets, jeans, backpacks and more! They add interest and color to basic pieces, and are usually packed with personality. For our latest DIY, our passion for patches led us to create a denim jacket decked out in military patches. DSC_0644

What You’ll Need:

Jean Jacket

1st Air Force Appliqué

Central Intelligence Agency Appliqué

101st Airborne Division Appliqué

Black Hawk Appliqué

Embroidered Iron-On American Flag

K-9 Corps Appliqué 

Great Seal Of The United States Appliqué

IronDSC_06471. Place the patches on the jacket in your desired pattern.

DSC_06492. Place a piece of transfer paper over the patches, and iron down carefully. For extra security, stitch patches into place after the glue has cooled.

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 Street Style

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Paris Fall Fashion Week is still underway, but we’re already inspired by the incredible street style we’ve been seeing! From pearl embellished jackets to billowy white blouses, we’re loving everything about PFW. What was one outfit that has already inspired you? olga-karput.nocrop.w1800.h1330.2x (1)

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Spring Outerwear DIY Roundup

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It’s finally starting to warm up, and in celebration of the warming weather, we wanted to gather up a bunch of DIYs that you can rock you start dropping the layered outerwear. Soon enough it will be warm enough to walk outside wearing only a jacket or cardigan, and when that day comes you’ll be prepared with a bunch of awesome DIY outerwear! IMG_2797Upgrade a basic denim jacket with a cool fabric insert!

kimono1If you’re not bad with a needle and thread, this DIY kimono is a perfect pick for you.

IMG_0008Sparkle as you walk down the street with this sequin cardigan DIY!

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Accentuate your waist with a cropped jacket!

Embroidered Patches Inspiration

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This year we’ve seen a resurgence in a sorely missed embellishment: patches. These embroidered pieces of personality are a great addition to anything from a classic denim jacket to a sassy cocktail dress. They’re also the perfect element to DIY with! Adding them to your next piece takes little to no work, with an outcome that far exceeds the effort. We’ve added over one hundred new patches to the site to satiate our need for these embroidered emblems! Check out how the fashion world is rocking this trend, and let it inspire your next DIY!   Untitled-26

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Milan Fall Fashion Week Street Style 2015

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If you’re looking for chic style that embraces feminine power, look no further than the streets of Milan, Italy. When Fashion Week approaches, the most daring dressers emerge to show us how to translate runway ferocity and confidence onto the street. This season we saw an influx of bold all-over color, dressed-up denim, and embroidered embellishments galore!
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