4 Ways to Embellish Your Hair: Braided Bun with Metal Buttons

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The first DIY in this installment of the 4 Ways series is perfect for a formal event! This up-do is messy enough that recreating it is simple, but also stylish enough to wear to prom or even a wedding! We love using these metal seashell buttons for the warmer months, but feel free to play around with any shape or style! You can also use crystal sew-ons for a look that dazzles. DSC_0180

Materials:

Metal Shell Button

Metal Conch Button

Metal Sun Button

Metal Hair Pins

E6000

DSC_01811. Remove the shank on the back of the buttons with a set of pliers.

 

DSC_01892. Apply glue to the back of the button, and then add the clip directly on top. Let the clips dry overnight

DSC_0278-23. Take a section of the front of your hair and either braid or twist to the back of your head.

DSC_0281-24. Make a ponytail with your remaining hair.

DSC_0283-25. Combine the end of the braid and ponytail into a bun, securing with bobby pins as you go.

DSC_0284-26. Add the button hair pins into the braid or twisted part of the hair.

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Spring Hair Trend Inspiration

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Looking to upgrade your current ‘do? Take a tip from the 2015 Spring catwalks, and imitate some of the hottest runways styles! From metal hardware to real red roses, this season’s styles are sure to have something for everyone!
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LanvinAdding an edge of gold to your hairstyle can add a dose of glamour to your look, and adds interest to messy hair.

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dolce-and-gabbanaFlowers and hair are almost a match made in heaven! Whether they’re made of leather or picked straight from the garden, they add a natural touch to your style.

bottega-veneta-bunBarrettes are anything but boring when you add beading, gemstones and the like. Add them to a pony or loose chignon to finish off a basic hairstyle.

 

Trend Alert: Culottes

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Skinny jeans have been the stand-by pant silhouette for years now, and while they are a staple in our closet, sometimes we need a pant that’s a little more roomy. Enter culottes. These wide-legged cropped pants are making a comeback baby! Not only are they chic, they’re also one of the first types of pants to be acceptably worn by women because they were shaped like a skirt, while giving women the freedom to ride horseback astride a saddle. We love this style because it’s versatile, unique and modern; and we know you’ll be seeing it everywhere this spring!   PFW-Street-Style-Day-7

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DIY: Horned Pendant Necklace

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We love mixing materials to make pieces that are truly unique. For this week’s DIY we took inspiration from the festival styles that are all the rage this time of year and mixed metal, stone and leather to create a necklace that will look great will all of your bohemian outfits this season!

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What You’ll Need:

Braided Leather Bolo

Metal Tooth Pendant

Cord Ends

4.5mm Steel Rolo Chain

Faux Leather Fringe

Lobster Claw

4mm Jump Rings

8mm Jump Rings

2 Pliers

Scissors

E6000

DSC_01221. Take your cord and cut evenly in half for each side of the necklace. We made ours 7 inches long each.

DSC_0125 2. Add end caps to each end. Total of 4 end caps.

DSC_01343. Cut your chain into two pieces. We made ours 4 inches long. Add jump rings and attach to the cord ends.

DSC_01364. Take your leather cord again and cut a piece. We made ours 6 inches long. Add end caps to the ends.

DSC_01355. Take your tooth pendent and add to the cord. Now attach jump rings to the end caps and attach to the other ends of the chain.

DSC_01436. Cut a 4 inch piece of fringe and add glue to the rim and roll to create a tassel. Once dried add a jump ring and attach to cord where tooth pendant is.

 DSC_01427. Lastly, add jump rings to the top of the necklace and a lobster clasp.

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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: 

Dress

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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