White After Labor Day

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Every fashionista has heard the age-old rule that one shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day. But why is this a rule, and more importantly, why should we listen? Rules are made to be broken after all, especially in fashion! Although you may not want to wear an all-white maxi dress with a big floppy straw hat, there are ways to work in white, all the way into next summer!

9f7221dc4982655c62b73cfd767f6d20A white top never goes out of season! If you want to keep rocking those delicate eyelets and crochet-trimmed tops, add some fall color, and a dark blazer. 8530af3e06546ce038942d5644793613Keep that white blazer out by pairing it with darker, black pieces.

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See? Wearing white after summer ends is easy!

 

Favorite DIYs of August

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This August was filled with fantastic DIYs for home decor, fashion, you name it! As the last full month of summer, these beauties embrace the fun and carefree spirit of the season!

 

DIY_Nail_Polish_Marble_Tray_8We love this beautiful marbled tray DIY. Beauty items that can beautify your home too? Sign us up!

DIY-Faux-Fur-Bag-11Ring in the fall weather, and keep your greens warm with this faux fur bag.

6a00d8358081ff69e201a511f21af6970c-800wiEmbrace the copper trend with these gorgeous copper letters!

14922703836_1c567b92fd_zKeep it classy with a leather and charm bracelet, that has a little bit of edge.

bugplates1Add a cute creepy crawly to your tea time with these vintage saucer DIYs!

Yard Sale 2014

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As summer draws to a close, we’re fulfilling one of our favorite warm-weather traditions: the yard sale. Our annual Yard Sale is probably a little different than the ones you’re used to though. This one is happening rain or shine, and everyone can join in on the fun because it’s all online! During our yard sale you can receive 15% off trims by the yard, and stock up on the trims that will get you through your winter DIYs. Just use coupon code YARDSALE102  to receive the discount from now until August 22.

DSC_0484Check out our gorgeous beaded trim, to use for embellishing evening wear or dramatic decor!

DSC_0405Don’t forget to pick up some fringe from home decor  for your throw pillows!

03.17.14-9Grab some grosgrain for a year’s worth of birthday bows!

DSC_0390Make bold belts with our vinyl trim and braids!

DSC_0798Velvet is the perfect material for all of your fall and winter DIYs!

So what are you waiting for? The best yard sale of the summer is only a click away!

Tea Party Inspiration

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If you’re looking to have the perfect summer party for you and your friends, there’s nothing better than a tea party! Tea parties combine some of our favorite things from florals, to sweets and teas! They’re also great for soon-to-be brides because they’re the perfect types of parties for a fun and feminine afternoon.

Garden-Tea-Party-Tablescape-600x393We love the tiny tea cup arrangements on each table. It’s a great way to use the tea party theme for a dinner party.

bridal-shower-tea-party-mixA loose leaf tea station is the perfect for a group. They can pick exactly what they want, and herbal options ensure those who can’t have caffeine won’t feel left out!

high-tea-party-inspiration031Sweets and treats are the hallmark of any good tea party. Stock your table with finger foods and petit fours for the event!

d905d1afe81a457be7fbca7d9ed3a031Keeping the environment light with plenty of pastels is ideal for this type of party, and flowers are essential!

9d0d9fa1300fa15ec9bbd7406d9d9ddbMismatched plates are a fun way to add a vintage feeling to your party. Pick up a set at your local thrift store and keep adding on until you have the perfect mix of mismatched pieces!

 

Sheer Street Style

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We’ve been seeing sheer styles all over the city this summer, and with good reason! Dressing with sheer fabrics ensures that you’re covered up, but also allows for a more playful layering style. Sheer pieces are also often airy, perfect for those sweltering summer days.

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We love the bold colors of this outfit, and the smattering of red shapes on the top. This outfit embraces sheer style from top to bottom. And those shoes.

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Sheer is sophisticated when paired with tights and a long dramatic coat. This is a great way to don those sheer frocks when autumn comes a’ knocking.6203de96bc3da5ce396168b2594aa696

While we normally wouldn’t dare wear a bandeau, it looks perfectly pretty when worn under a tucked in shirt. Class mixed with sass.
e4055ceee9dfc3739024bd80efbca295Here’s a patterned sheer dress in a soft pastel. It’s light, comfortable, but still super chic.

 

Tropical Palm Decor Inspiration

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Do you wish summer would last forever? So do we. But there are some simple ways to keep summer alive even when the winter chills sink in! Keep your home subtropic instead of subarctic by adding some bold botanicals to the mix! We’re talking about palm fronds, people. They may not do well in cold weather, but as far as trends go, they’re evergreen!

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Add realistic wallpaper for a room that could pass for paradise.

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Explore unique color combinations.

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Add a subtle tropical touch to your decor in an unexpected place!

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You can keep it green and go gold with elaborate accessories!

 

 

DIY: PomPom Placemats

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Summer is all about having fun, seeing friends and family, going on adventures and bright, bright colors! Embrace the summer spirit by introducing some fun onto your dinner table with these pompom placemats we’ve created. They add the perfect amount of pizzazz to your summer table, and are great for using when entertaining friends!

Materials for Pom Pom Fringe Placemat What You’ll Need:

Placemats

3/8” Pom Pom Fringe

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ScissorsMeasuring Pompom Trim for Placemat1. Lay your pom pom fringe against one side of your placemat, and cut to fit.

Gluing Fringe onto Placemat2. Place a line of glue going down the edges of the placemat, and glue down your trim.

3. Repeat on all sides.

Finished Pompom Placemat

Dinner Party Hosting Tips

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This is the perfect time to hold a seasonal summer dinner party, but hosting your own party can cause a lot of stress. Make sure all of your bases are covered with these tips! e1957243fba2ed0935f350e6c4b7712f

Eating by Candlelight – If you want to introduce candles into your party decor, keep them unscented. The focus should be on the delicious food, not the coconut vanilla scent of your pillar candles, as delicious as it is!

Keep Them Short – Centerpieces should be small and short so that guests have the ability to see each other over the table. You can always showcase taller arrangements on separate tables.c8bed08de87a1c7cc2b4d761c39110f5 (1)

All You Can Eat – Buffet-style dinner parties are all the rage. Why? Everyone gets just what they want, and it’s easy to do!

In the Know – Make sure you check to see if your guests have any serious dietary restrictions. eda8c54d547f92d72e7d75bc34ceffb2

Savory Seasonals – Try to base your menu off what is in season. The ingredients will be at their most flavorful, and the least expensive.

 

 

Rustic Summer Tablescape Inspiration

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When it comes to summer dining, we prefer the casual, rustic approach. The effortless style pairs so well with carefree energy of the season, and we love the mix of natural, earthy elements and florals for a look that isn’t too feminine but also has just the right dash of “pretty”. 544ce6e62aca81f8c8468c8f1bb90ffb

 

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One staple of a rustic dining experience is wooden acccents. A wooden table makes for a great backdrop for bold, beautiful blooms.

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This style also features a lot of greenery. Flowers aren’t the only centerpieces. Leaves and branches play an essential role as well!

tumblr_mlgrdzDpnC1rrqsx6o1_500A rustic-style table is the perfect backdrop for a fresh summer meal!

Color Story: Coral

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This week we’re highlighting a color that screams summer to us! One you’ll find in your brightly colored fruit smoothies, the toes of bikini-clad beach-goers, and dappled on the skin of your summer peaches. We’re talking about coral, a color inspired by the vibrant reef!

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277aea0b1301ee1741b5842eb024bbc4A bright color like this is perfect for celebrations, making it a go-to for wedding and party planners.

 

 

a30d5fb7374216c77ed6b79fe1d54156The lace overlay lends a little demure mystery to a bold coral dress! It’s the perfect color for the warm summer months.

 

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156634421d2f3000cadfbcb7259c7cace7d9c311a66362c064b1a5832dc06cca This vibrant shade is great for adding personality to your home decor. It looks fantastic when paired with blues and green, just like it does in the ocean!