Looking for fun summer footwear? Why buy it, when you can DIY it! We’re rounded up some of the most stylish sandals for spring and summer that you can wear to the beach, a pool party, or just out for everyday errands. From a heeled tassel sandal, to a fun tribal flat; these shoes will carry you through the season and then some. Which sandals are you totally loving this season? Have you ever DIY’ed a shoe before? Let us know about your experiences making footwear in the comments below!
One of the best perks of summer, besides being able to finally whip out our sundresses, is the ability to enjoy the outdoors in a totally different way. We’re talking about heading down to the beach, pool or other comparable large body of water. Now besides sunscreen, a straw hat, and a cute Triangl bikini, there’s only one thing you need to make your beach day a success. A cute cover-up of course!
This week make yourself a hat that you’ll be using every weekend this summer! Take a simple canvas hat, add a little embellishment, and you have a fun accessory to bring to the beach. We used a striped grosgrain, but you can use anything from jute to beaded trim to personalize your headpiece!
Plain Beach Hat
1.5” (38mm) Stripe Grosgrain
1. Glue the beginning of the ribbon to the back of the head.
2. Continue glue around until you reach the point where you started.
3. Cut the extra ribbon, but leave a little extra to fold over.
4. Glue the final piece down so it connects to the other piece. Let dry.
If you’re yearning for summer, these backyard spaces will have you even more eager to have the season begin. Lazy days spent in any of these backyards are sure to recharge you for the week ahead. From string lights to upgraded sheds,when it comes to making a beautiful backyard space, it’s all about the details .
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.
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!
A 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. Keep that white blazer out by pairing it with darker, black pieces.
Keep rocking those white jeans by pairing them with fall staples like flannel, and a pair of leather booties.
See? Wearing white after summer ends is easy!
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!
We love this beautiful marbled tray DIY. Beauty items that can beautify your home too? Sign us up!
Ring in the fall weather, and keep your greens warm with this faux fur bag.
Embrace the copper trend with these gorgeous copper letters!
Keep it classy with a leather and charm bracelet, that has a little bit of edge.
Add a cute creepy crawly to your tea time with these vintage saucer DIYs!
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.
Check out our gorgeous beaded trim, to use for embellishing evening wear or dramatic decor!
Don’t forget to pick up some fringe from home decor for your throw pillows!
Grab some grosgrain for a year’s worth of birthday bows!
Make bold belts with our vinyl trim and braids!
Velvet 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!
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.
We love the tiny tea cup arrangements on each table. It’s a great way to use the tea party theme for a dinner party.
A 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!
Sweets and treats are the hallmark of any good tea party. Stock your table with finger foods and petit fours for the event!
Keeping the environment light with plenty of pastels is ideal for this type of party, and flowers are essential!
Mismatched 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!
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.
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.
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.
While we normally wouldn’t dare wear a bandeau, it looks perfectly pretty when worn under a tucked in shirt. Class mixed with sass.
Here’s a patterned sheer dress in a soft pastel. It’s light, comfortable, but still super chic.