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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Milan Fall Fashion Week 2015

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Some of the most iconic fashion houses show in Milan, and it’s always a treat when Fashion Month makes its way over to Italy for that reason. This season was no exception as some of our favorite designers showed us, once again, why Milan is one of the Meccas of fashion.
Gucci-rtw-fw15-runway-40Gucci embraced an androgynous aesthetic that we don’t normally associate with Italian designers. With cuts that strayed from the norm, Gucci seems to be going for a look that is less sexy and more subdued.

dolce-gabbana-fw15-mfw-runway-79Dolce and Gabbana brought in the good maternal vibes with a focus on family, specifically the tie between mother and child. Young babes held hands with model mothers along the runway for a show that definitely pulled at the heartstrings.

missoni-fw15-mfw-runway-30Missoni channeled interior design with this collection, specifically with a heavy use of marbleized prints.

moschino-rtw-fw15-runway-14Moschino is not a fashion house to shy away from pop culture. This season’s collection featured some of our favorite Looney Tunes in primary prints that are certain to bring back the nostalgia of the 1990s.

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Inspired by technology and communication, the pieces at Versace were busy and bright and filled with their iconic Greek Key pattern and the new circular emoji for a collection that was #current.

 

DIY: Stud Earrings

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Studs earrings are a great way to add a simple touch to your outfit without going overboard, and with so many different nailheads and buttons, you can make a pair of earrings to go with any outfit! Here we’ve created three sets of stud earrings for almost any occasion. Whether you want to look preppy and classic with a plain white pair, or edgy with a gold spike; these simple accessories will elevate your outfit.

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What You’ll Need:

10mm Hot-fix Flat-Top Pyramid Stud

8mm x 7mm Sew-On Mini Metallic Plastic Spike

8mm Round Hot-fix Epoxy Nailheads

E6000

Earring Stud Bases

Pyramid Studs

DSC_0581Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply pyramid stud. Let dry.

Gold Spike Studs

DSC_0583Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply gold spike. Let dry.

White Studs

DSC_0584Take your E6000 and place a dot on the blank earring base. Apply white nailhead. Let dry.

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London Fashion Week Fall 2015 Street Style

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Londoners are known for their eclectic yet effortless style, and the most stylish were in attendance at LFW. Although next year’s trends were shown indoors, out of the streets we saw which trends really resonated this season. What did we see in abundance? Colorful outerwear, backpacks, military-inspired jackets, and patches galore!

 

gty_lfw_day_4_ss_02_150224Keep bare legs from freezing with fun printed hosiery.

gty_lfw_day_2_ss_10_150224A military-inspired jacket paired with a bohemian suede fringe skirt scream 70s chic.

LFW-Street-Day4-2Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t accessorize your eyes with fun sunglasses!

 

LFW-Street-Day3-3We’re seeing patches everywhere, and this coat is sending us all the right signals.

 

gty_lfw_day_1_ss_03_150224Forget the boring handbag, and try an edgy backpack on for size!

 

LFW-Street-Day3-30cLook sharp and neat in an outfit that’s color-coordinated.

London Fashion Week Fall 2015

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London Fashion Week just wrapped, and there’s something special about the designers that show across the pond. There’s an effortless coolness to the style there, and we can’t help but covet the pieces we saw. christopher-kane-tait-rtw-fw15-runway-33

christopher-kane-tait-rtw-fw15-runway-04Christopher Kane creating an unabashedly sensual collection for Fall 2015. From the overt embroidered dresses to the more subtle uses of striking color in unexpected places, this collection was daring indeed.

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burberry-prorsum-rtw-fw15-runway-16Burberry Prorsum’s Fall offering channeled the bohemian 1970s with ample use of suede, fringe, and florals.

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Peter-Pilotto-rtw-fw15-runway-33The designs at Peter Pilotto were inspired by an unlikely source: board games. Each element of the board game, from the playing path to the pieces, were captured in the garments.

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topshop_unique_rtw_lfw_fall47Topshop Unique’s collection this season featured pieces were cool, casual, and, most notably, easily wearable. A sweet dandelion printed blouse could be paired with a colored leather mini for a look that can be worn effortlessly by style stars and the rest of the fashionable population.

 

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emilia-wickstead-rtw-fw15-runway-162At the Emilia Wickstead show the looks didn’t steer too far away from what the designer is famous for: elegant design with modest yet modern cuts. We’re sure to see the British elite wearing the soft pastel pieces from Emilia Wickstead this fall.

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j-w-anderson-rtw-fw15-runway-low-res-06According to J.W. Anderson, the 1980s are the next big thing. Bold circular belt buckles, slouched boots in bright colors and ruffled outerwear made waves in a 1970s dominated seaon.

 

Academy Awards 87th 2015 Recap

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Although there could only be one winner per category, if there were an award for best dressed last night, we wouldn’t be able to stop at just one Oscar.
emma-stone-oscars-red-carpet-2015Emma Stone sparkled in a chartreuse Elie Saab gown. The pastel dress paired with the bright peach lip really got us revved up for spring!

scarlett-johansson-oscars-red-carpet-2015 (1)Scarlett Johansson wowed in a Versace halter gown and statement earrings.

dakota-johnson-red-carpet-2015-oscarsNewcomer Dakota Johnson stole the show in beautiful red dress with an embellished shoulder.

cate-blanchett-oscars-red-carpet-2015Cate Blanchett went for drama with a long black gown with a striking blue necklace.

lady-gaga-oscars-red-carpet-2015Lady Gaga didn’t only blow us away with her performance, but with her voluminous dress and striking red gloves.

lupita-nyongo-oscars-red-carpet-2015Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a pearled gown.