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.

 

Watercolor Decor DIY Roundup

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Inspired by the beautiful colors of spring, we love the light and playful look of watercolors. They’re the perfect pastel accents to your home if you want to breath seasonal life into your space without using florals. These decor DIYs are great weekend projects to get you revved up for the coming spring.    watercolor1sMake this cool watercolor teacup to hold trinkets and jewelry, or use it as a base for a candle.

DIY-watercolour-clock_feature-690x948Liven up your living space with a timepiece that’s also an art piece.

1500079875-adrienne-robertson-2Welcome spring with a bouquet of paper blooms that will last til next season! bedroom_accessories1Update your room with a fun piece of watercolor art that’s as pretty as it is easy to make!

 

 

 

Watercolor Pillow Inspiration

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Paint doesn’t just go on the walls! It can become an element in your decor on its own, especially on pillows and bedding! From the bold brushstrokes to the texture, paint is quickly becoming one of our favorite styles to use for textiles. It’s an easy to put into any room to add an touch of lightness.
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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.

Home Trend Alert: Herringbone

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When it comes to hot home decor pattern trends, herringbone is our front-runner. We love this pattern in almost any iteration, from hardwood floors to cozy comforters. It also an easy pattern recreate to make a piece of wall art.e8015ea4c1e0de146c9c2e181263642f (1)

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Herringbone is perfect for adding personality to rooms on the walls and on the ground! It isn’t too busy, looks elegant, and is still playful.

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836c711fca05f05b599bccc19089d816Herringbone makes for a great pattern for textiles. It’s classic, but can be made spunky and fun with the addition of different colors!

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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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