Color Story: Rose Gold

Precious metals have been making a comeback in all arenas, be it jewelry, fashion or decor. And while silver and gold have always been the most popular choices, there’s one metal that’s making its way into the limelight. We’re talking about a warm hybrid between gold and copper: rose gold. This gorgeous shade has the tiniest hint of pink, making it metal with a lot of feminine appeal.

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tumblr_lqz2mjW36b1qf73dwo1_1280Rose gold is a great color for an evening gown. Yellow gold may look too bold with sea sequins, but on a rose gold dress, they look just right.

8a0db1be6492bc562c7bc44d767ecac4A popular choice for soon-to-be brides, rose gold is a fabulous base for engagement rings.

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6b19a465dbc9649a8e8f7be0cb41b305The easiest way to add rose gold to your home is through hardware, we can’t get over the beautiful selection of pendant lights available in this slightly peachy shade.

DIY: Pearl Embellished Sunglasses

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Sunglasses can put the finishing touch on an already chic outfit, and really highlight your best features with frames that suit your face. This DIY is all about taking a simple pair of sunglasses, and transforming them into a stylish statement. We’ve used classic accents like pearls to embellish our circular frames, but you can use anything from rhinestones to studs if you’re looking for something more glamorous or edgy.

Materials for Pearl Accented Sunglasses6mm Faux Pearls in Gold and Silver

8mm Faux Pearls in Gold and White

 Hot glue or E6000

Gluing Small Gold Pearls to Circular Sunglasses1. Take your pearls and create a design on each side.

Adding Glue to Top of Sunglasses2. Take the smaller pearls and create a frame going on top of the sun glasses.

Sunglasses with Pearl Accents 3. Fill the center of the sun glasses with more pearls.

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DIYing in the Great Outdoors

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After a particularly chilly and snowy winter, there is no  better time to head outside and enjoy the great outdoors than now. We’re at a pivotal point in spring when summer is just around the corner, and the possibility of adventures is just outside of our doorsteps! But what about our DIYs? How do we still get projects done and stretch our creative muscles when we’re outside?

Photography- The great outdoors offer an unmatched canvas for future DIYs that need photos. Take photos to use in upcoming DIYs to make them even more personal!

Sailboat Watercolor by Etsy ArtistPainting- Watercolors are great for carrying around because they aren’t as messy as acrylics and oil paints. They’re great for painting outdoor scene s like flowers in a park or a beautiful oceanscapes.

Organized Embroidery FlossEmbroidery- Embroidery is a precise hobby that often takes a number of different types of thread. Pick a pattern that only uses a few colors to make it more mobile.

Yarn Organized by ColorKnitting- Knitting is a great hobby that helps to relieve stress, but summer isn’t usually the best time for knitting new scarves. Make yourself an open weave cardigan or cover-up instead!

Bracelet making may seem hard on a sandy beach, but our tip is to leave the beads at home. Focus on friendship bracelets for a soothing summer activity.

Summer Sunglasses DIY Roundup

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Summer is only a few weeks away, making this the best time to get your summer essentials prepped! And everyone knows a perfect summer day at the beach, park or pool isn’t complete without a pair of fabulous sunglasses. These sunglasses DIYs are a great way to personalize this summer standby. 001-chained-sunnies-dream-a-little-bigger1These chained sunglasses are rockstar chic, and easy to make with a few feet of chain.

Polka Dot SunglassesPlain sunglasses get a retro upgrade with polka dots!

Embroidered SunglassesThese embroidered sunglasses from Honestly WTF are created with real thread! How crafty!

 

Fruity SunglassesThese summer fruit sunglasses are perfect for a day at the beach in the tropics.

DIY Doughnut SunglassesYes, these doughnut sunglasses from Studio DIY ARE the sweetest things you’ll see all day.

 

 

White Hot Summer Fashion Inspiration

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New Yorkers are known for wearing a lot of black. It’s the most universally flattering shade, helps you look svelte and can be dressed up or down, but when summer hits, black gets put on the back burner to make way for white. Wearing white not only helps keep you cool because it reflects light, but it also looks fantastic with bronzed summer skin, and is another neutral that you can pair with almost anything.
White Dress and Gladiator SandalsBe a bohemian with a loose summer dress paired with gladiator sandals.

Tory Burch White Dress

 

White Blouse and JeansStay structured and stylish with a tailored dress, or a revamped and studded button-down.

 

White Dress with Black HatEmbrace the crop top and maxi trend with an all-white ensemble, save for a dramatic black hat.

 

White ResortwearFrolic through surf and sand with this ultra-chic cover-up.

How will you be rocking white this summer?

 

DIY: Father’s Day Bow Ties

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Do you need a gift for your fashion-conscious father or husband? We have the perfect gift to send dad off with style, and the best part is that this completely customizable gift is easy to make yourself! Check out these DIY bow ties we created just in time for Father’s Day. Materials for DIY Bowties

What You’ll Need:

35mm Imported Floral Jacquard

2” Striped Grosgrain

1.5” Ombre Grosgrain

Scissors

Needle and Thread

Button Fastener

Cutting Striped Grosgrain Ribbon1. Cut 3 inches of striped grosgrain, and put it aside. You’ll be using this strip for the center of  the bow tie.

Folding Grosgrain Ribbon2. Take your longer piece of grosgrain, and fold one end of your striped grosgrain into the center of the ribbon.

Folding Ribbon into Bow3. Fold the other side over to meet the other piece.

Sewing Ribbon Into Bow4. Squeeze the center, and sew into place to secure the bow tie.

Folding Grosgrain Ribbon5. Fold your 3″ piece up horizontally, and wrap it around the center of the tie.

Measuring Grosgrain Ribbon6. Measure the bow tie around a neck, leaving an extra inch.

Sewing Snap to Bow Tie7. Fold the corner tip of the ribbon to the center, and the other corner tip to the center. Sew the male side to the tip.

Sewing Snap to Bow Tie8. Sew the female end to the back of the center of the bow tie.

Completed Grosgrain Bow Ties

Make these bow ties in an assortment of styles for any occasion! Use trendy trim and ribbons to keep your dad stylin’!

 

Fashions from the 2014 Tony Awards

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Today we’re giving our regards to Broadway, and taking a look at the beautiful gowns worn at the 68th Annual Tony Awards! The styles were more subdued than at other award shows like the Grammys, but still stunning in their own right.

Vera Farmiga at the 2014 Tony AwardsVera Farmiga looked beautiful in this black dress with subtle mesh paneling.

Maggie GyllenhaalThis feathered frock worn by Maggie Gylenhaal was exquisite. The subtle beaded bodice paired with the seemingly floating feathers really made this cream dress a standout.

Idina Menzel at the 2014 Tony AwardsSongstress and star, Idina Menzel went with this burgundy, duo-chromatic color to really pop off the red carpet!

Emmy Rossum at the 2014 Tony AwardsEmmy Rossum looked like a silver siren in this beautiful dress.

Anna Gunn at the 2014 Tony AwardsAnna Gunn brought the sparkle with this gold sequined number paired with matching metallic accessories.

 

 

Men’s Fashion Inspiration: All in the Details

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When it comes to men’s fashion there seems to be a lot less variety. While women can try on every trend from bold neons to crop tops, men usually have a more subdued style. Fortunately, there are elements that any guy can play around with to get a unique style that is all his own. It boils down to the tiny details. By adding unique elements in the way of accessories, men can easily add charisma to their classic looks. Layered Styles

Bracelets with Jacket on Man

 

Rolex Watch with Beaded Bracelets

Jil Sanders Canvas Oxfords

Suspenders and Hat Fashion

Trend Alert: Embroidered Floral Fashion

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This year embroidered fashions have blown up! Ornate flower arrangements grace shoulders and sleeves, and bring a vibrancy and texture to even the most basic of outfits. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good print, but embroidered patterns offer a three-dimensional element that really captures our attention.

Embroidered Shoulder of JacketEmbroidery can be done on the entire piece, or just as an accent.

Blue Embroidered Top The addition of the matching blue sequins adds a subtle shine.

Embroidered Evening DressWe see this style on casual, bohemian-style dresses, and heavily beaded evening dresses!

White Embroidered DressWhen paired with geometric patterns, this style looks like an updated twist on the classic embroidered shirts from Mexico.


 

Espadrille Flats DIY

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We love the look of canvas flats for warm weather, but sometimes they need a bit of an upgrade! We took a pair of basic flats and gave them a warm-weather makeover with some jute trim and colorful appliques!

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What You’ll Need:

 1/4” Jute Braid – Dark

2 2” Bullion Beaded Appliqué

Canvas Flats from Rainbow $12.99

E6000

Scissors

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1. Place glue around the bottom of the edge of your shoe platform.

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2. Glue a row of jute trim to the bottom of your shoe.

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3. Glue another row of jute above the first row of trim.

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4. Glue your applique onto the center of the front of the shoe, and let it dry. You can also sew your applique on for added security.

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