Spring Skirt DIY Roundup

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It’s almost spring which means that we’re finally thawing out of our winter gear! After a winter this cold, we’re welcoming the spring and its fashions with open arms, specifically the fun and flirty pants alternative, the skirt. Here are some of our favorite DIYs  for making this seasonal wardrobe staple!

DIY No Sew Shirt Skirt

No sewing machine? No problem! With some fancy twisting and tying you can have yourself a new skirt made of an old shirt!

DIY Draped Skirt from Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily

Another no-sew option from Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily is this draped mini skirt which looks perfect for a beach party!

Lace Skirt from Cotton and Curls

We love this lace skirt from Cotton and Curls! If you’re loving this look, check out our lace and use promo code LACE102 to receive 15% off lace! Hurry, the offer ends tonight (3/9/14)!

Fine and Feathered Maxi Skirt

The problem with maxi skirts is that they’re often too long for shorter ladies and too short for taller ones, so what’s a girl to do? Make her own of course! This great tutorial from Fine and Feathered will make all of your maxi worries moot.

Circle Skirt DIY from My Pink Life

Big, flouncy skirts are totally in this spring. Try your hand at making one with this DIY from My Pink Life!

We’re so excited to ring in spring! What are you most looking forward to do this season?

Spring Embellishment Inspiration

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If you’re going to embrace one trend this season, please let it be embellishments. Embellishments can add dimension and fun to any piece, and they are so hot for spring! You can wear them head to toe on a dress, or opt for an embellished accessory. A little embellishment can make a basic piece a total statement item!

Vogue Marni RTW Spring 2014

These beautiful dresses from Marni are perfect for spring! Florals are always a great embellishment because they can look so natural and add playfulness to your outfit. If you’re really into embellishments, take a look at that gorgeous clutch too!

Miu Miu Spring 2014 RTW

Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 line was all about embellishments! The sequins, pailletes, and strung beads added a lot of movement to the items.

Emilio Pucci Spring 2014

Pucci is no stranger to pattern, color or shape, so of course embellishments were a HUGE part of their Spring 2014 line. Intricately beaded dresses and jackets were central to their show.

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This Christopher Kane sweatshirt is just about the best thing we’ve seen all year. Props for making botany cooler than ever!

Louis Vuitton

The looks at Louis Vuitton were embellished to the max! The fact that most of the embellishments are black keep the looks from being TOO loud.

Which look would you rock, and are you seeing embellishments on your fashion radar for spring?

Paris Street Style

The French are always lauded for their effortless style. Whether it’s their bare-faced beauty or their impeccable ability to layer, they have their fashion game down. Did they bring it to Fall/Winter Fashion Week in Paris this week? We’ll let you be the judge.
Tapestry Coat

Floral Coat and Dress

Flower Print Coat

Floral coats and jackets were so in! Nothing like some beautiful blooms to brighten a drab winter day.

Butterfly Back Sweater

We may not be able to grow wings, but we can fake it with a cool sweater like this!

Orange and Blue Heeled Shoes

These shoes have such a unique heel, and the color combination is so fun!

White Pleated Skirt at PFW
That pleated white skirt is so on trend, and offers unexpected lightness to a cold-weather outfit.

Paris Street Style Anna Dello Russo
Well obviously Anna Dello Russo isn’t going to ascribe to the less-is-more rule, but she doesn’t have to. If your motto is “Be Bold”, she is your style icon.

Paris Street Style Floral Scarf

We love this simple look with the signature French stripes! The added accessories make it even more stylish.

Do you prefer street style or runway looks? Let us know in the comments below!

Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

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Fashion Month is over for this season! That means that all of those gorgeous models can relax, and maybe have a foot soak after all of their runway walking, and designers can a breath a sigh of relief for, like, a minute. Here are some of our favorites from the last week of Fashion Month, Paris Fashion Week !

Chanel Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2014

The Chanel show was probably one of the most talked-about this week! The supermarket setup was unique and the pieces were injected with some fun color during a notoriously desaturated time of year.

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

The looks at Louis Vuitton were slick and modern. With the whimsy and fun of spring over, it’s time to get real and warm. We loved the sleek lines of the collection, and those navy leather pants are on our WANT list until next winter.

Hermes Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

The styles at Hermes played on the menswear-vibe with over-sized coats and baggy pants. We loved the use of leather too.

Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Sometimes it’s hard to integrate runway pieces into your everyday wardrobe, even if they are from the RTW lines. Not so with Miu Miu’s offering for Fall Winter 2014! From hooded jackets to adorable quilted skirts, we can’t wait to wear these styles!

Alexander McQueen FallWinter 2014

 The Alexander McQueen show took our breath away. The looks were reminiscent of an old Grimm brothers fairy tale: dreamy, dangerous, and dark.

Which collections had your vote this week? What about this month? Let us know!

Oscars 2014 Fashion Recap

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The Oscars are one of the most anticipated nights of celebrity fashion. Last night certainly did not disappoint. There were so many beautiful gowns to ogle over that it was hard picking our favorites. Here are some of our most-loved looks of the night!

Lupita Nyong'o in Pale Blue DressLupita Nyong’o looked stunning in her baby blue dress, but it was the headband that the crowd really went crazy for. She looked like a modern-day Cinderella!

Sandra Bullock in Navy Dress at OscarsSandra Bullock looked stunning in this dramatic draped navy blue number. We loved the beautiful sparkling accessories and light makeup. Sometimes less is more!

Jennifer Lawrence in Red DiorJennifer Lawrence brought back that color that made her famous at the 2011 Oscars! The face of  Dior donned a beautiful tomato red dress with mini peplum details.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt  at 2014 OscarsThis famous gorgeous couple looked, well, gorgeous. We loved Angie’s beautiful beaded gown. The shape was modest, but the fabric and strategically placed beading gave it some necessary edge.

Cate Blanchett in Beige Embellished DressBest Actress Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett, looked beautiful in an embellished flesh-tone dress. We could see a DIY version of this look using beads and pailletes.

Which look was YOUR favorite last night? Let us know in the comments below!

Upgrade Your LBD

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The little black dress, or LBD as it is affectionately referred to, is a staple in almost every woman’s closet. It’s versatile, classic, and you can wear it over and over again! Sometimes though, your LBD needs a little TLC in the form of an upgrade. Check out these super simple ideas to turn your LBD into a SATULBD, or Super Amazing Totally Unforgettable Little Black Dress.

Flared Dress with Beaded Trim Collar

Alice and Olivia Dress4″ Embroidered Beaded Floral Lace2″ Embroidered Pearl  Beaded Trim

This dress has a very classic shape, and will look great for any occasion. The flared skirt gives the bottom interest, but what about adding a little something to the top? Glue beaded trim to the collar of the dress for some sparkle. We love the subtlety of black trim, but a contrasting color would look great too!

Cutout Dress with Lace

Topshop Black Dress, 6″ Chantilly Floral Lace

Remember when cutout dresses were having a total moment last summer, and everyone was walking around with missing sleeves and backs and sides? If you’ve suddenly realized that your cutout dress from last season isn’t going to make the cut this time around, DIY a more modest option! Just sew lace into the inside of the dress where the cutouts are! Your dress will leave more to the imagination, while still looking super flirty!

High Collar Slim Fit Dress with Buttons

Newlook Black Dress, Metal Mask Button, Metal Fashion Button, Two Hole Metal Concave Button

This slim-fitting dress is already beautiful, but it’s pretty basic! We think the way to go is buttons. Give the dress a military vibe by putting two rows of small buttons down the front. You can also have a single line of buttons on the back of the dress for an eye-catching feature that is more discrete. As they always say, business in the front, button party in the back.

What does YOUR little black dress look like, and how do you style it to keep it fresh?

DIY: Tassel Fringe Pumps

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Over the weekend we had a taste of spring, and we seriously can’t wait until this snow is behind us. There’s less than a month left until the season begins, and we are putting some spring in our step for this week’s DIY, literally. These pumps are adorned with gorgeous tassel fringe in fun, floral colors, making them the perfect segue into one of our favorite seasons. So what are you waiting for? Make this DIY today and kiss winter goodbye!

Materials for Tassel Fringe Pump

What You’ll Need:

Nude Pumps

Napoli Loop Tassel Fringe (Fuchsia) #39680

32mm Carnation Rosette (Hot Pink) #70453

25mm Carnation Rosette (Hot Pink) #76455

E-6000

Scissors

Sobo Glue

Measuring Tassel Fringe to Cut

1. Count 5 tassels on your tassel fringe trim. This is how much you will need for each shoe.

Gluing Tassel Fringe

2. Turn your fringe over, and put Sobo Glue after the 5th and 10th tassel. Let dry. You will notice the glue is white, but it dries clear.

Cutting Tassel Fringe

3. Once the Sobo Glue is clear and dry, cut a little past the fifth and tenth tassels. These two pieces will be the backs of each shoe.
NOTE: If you see your trim fraying, add some more Sobo glue to the edges and let dry.

Gluing Tassel Trim to Nude Pump

4. Put E-6000 on the back of your fringe, and place the trim on the back upper part of the heel. When gluing down the trim, make sure you place the middle tassel in the middle of the shoe back. Hold the trim in place for a few minutes so it does not slip off and let it dry.

Gluing Rosette Trim to Side of Shoe

5. Take two of the larger rosettes and place one on the end of the trim and one on the opposite side. Glue down with E-6000.

Gluing Rosettes to Edge of Trim

6. On the right shoe place two smaller rosettes on the outside right of the shoe under the larger rosette to make a triangle of flowers. Let dry.

Gluing Rosettes to Side of Shoe

7. On the left shoe place two smaller rosettes on the outside left part of the shoe under the larger rosette to make a triangle of flowers. Let dry.

Finished Tassel Fring Pump in Nude

This fun, floral footwear is just the thing you need to shake off the winter blues! So get a pair of pumps, a section of fringe, and start DIYing your heart out!

Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

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Milan Fashion Week may be over, but we’re not done drooling over the looks we saw just yet! Italy has some of the most stunning and unapologetic style, so we knew this week was going to be pretty epic. Some of our favorites are listed below!

Moschino Fall Winter 2014

Moschino is no stranger to pushing the envelope. This season Jeremy Scott pulled in some iconic characters and brands in both media and food for his show. Spongebob, McDonald’s and Froot Loops all made an appearance at this show; and while we may not be brave enough to wear these come next winter, we appreciate the ingenuity.

Prada Fall Winter 2014

Prada was on on fire with it’s saturated color palette, smart geometric shapes, and shearling accents. The shapes were strong, masculine and boxy, with colorful shearling to help take the edge off of some of the powerful pieces.

Pucci Fall Winter 2014

Of course the styles at Pucci featured some unforgettable patterns, their signature aesthetic, but we were really drawn in by the exquisite draping. The looks were very wearable, and would look fantastic on a fiercely confident woman.

Missoni Fall Winter 2014

The styles at Missoni were, dare we say, cozy? The abstract geometric prints in subdued shades, and the basic collared henleys made for a practical and wearable collection. Plus their sweaters looked so warm and welcoming, even with their modern design. They would have made the perfect addition to this year’s winter wardrobe!

Marni Fall Winter 2014

The Marni show might not have been your cup of fashion tea with it’s obtuse silhouettes and mixed bag of prints, but if you can rock it, why not? Each piece was more a work of architectural art, than wearable fashion and that’s totally fine with us. We loved the bold use of fur, shape and feathers this time around, and we can’t wait to see how style bloggers embrace these looks next year.

Which looks did you love this year? Whose collections do you keep coming back to? Let us know!

Tassel Fashion DIY Roundup

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Tassels used to conjure up images of old dusty libraries with curtains that weigh more than a small car. They were seen as antiquated and out of style. Now tassels are back with a bubbly vengeance, and they’re making their way into your closet!

Tiny Tassel Bracelet from Maize Hutton

This cute bracelet from Maize Hutton is so colorful, and a perfect addition to your spring jewelry box!

Tassel Shoes from Honestly WTF

These tassel heels from Honestly WTF are such an amazing upgrade to a basic pump! This look is so easy to DIY with cord and single tassels.

Vanilla and Lace Tassel Accent Skirt

The tassels on this skirt from Vanilla and Lace add a fun and whimsical feeling to this already feminine piece. We love how they add just a touch of color to an all-white canvas.

The Sweetest Occasion Tassel Necklace

These tiny tassel necklaces from The Sweetest Occasion are so easy to make. You can make a bunch to coordinate with any outfit!

Gina Michele Yellow Drop Earrings

These tassel earrings from Gina Michelle are gorgeous! Their skinny style and long length makes them look so sleek.

Would you rock tassels on your clothes, or do you prefer keeping them on decor only? Let us know below!

Sochi Style

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For the last two weeks athletes from all over the world have been competing to bring their country pride and recognition. It’s been a blast to see such committed athletes using their talents, but there’s another component that we can’t leave out. The fashions! Now that the Olympics are winding down, take a look at some of our favorite fashions from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony France

Leave it to the French to look totally chic and stylish with minimal effort. The khakis with the gray pseudo-blazer jackets are perfect! That’s some seriously timeless style.

Norway Curling Team Pants

Norway’s curling team did not stray away from daring fashion choices this week! Their pants were boldly printed, and they practically stole the show!

Meryl Davis and Charlie White Ice Dancing

Meryl Davis and Charlie White not only got the gold, but also featured some of the more ornate costumes to hit Sochi! The embroidered vest and the bedazzled dress, we couldn’t WISH for more from our Olympians.

Kaitlyn Farrington US Olympic Snowboarder

Olympic gold medalist, Kaitlyn Farrington, wore a fantastic quilt-inspired jacket that had the perfect amount of homespun Americana.

Canadian Fashion at Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Oh Canada, those mittens. We are so smitten with those maple leaf mittens, and the red and black jackets with toggles look pretty sleek and stylish too!

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski

When it comes to style trailblazers, we need to look no further than the commentators. Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have been the shining stars of the Sochi Olympics. From pink blazers to sequined tops, they’ve really turned Olympic fashion on its head. We hear they even coordinated their outfits!