good for a too-80s vintage sequin top… via philip lim.
I always wanted to try covering my own journals with pretty paper or material. You can add a ribbon and a button to tie it shut. Very pretty.
DIY Leather Bow Cuff
I made a black on of these a while back…I’m not sure where I originally fount the tutorial, might have been Tumblr ^_< well I decided to post it anyway! Tute Via Melissa Esplin :)
There’s a gray bird on my shoulder, its the truth, its actual, everything is satisfactual! Zippadedoodaa…
Yes, the bold shoulder is in full effect. Try your own take on this dramatic “Dynasty” style by updating and embellishing with delicate feathers and edgy gems. Nothing says decadence like a little splash of a statement shoulder!
Secure to blazers, tee shirts or dresses by adding safety pins, or velcro. Get creative with color combinations and sparkly gems! Hit up www.mjtrim.com for all your razzle dazzle shoulder needz.
PS- go big or stay home!
What’s not to love about Cartier’s Charity Love bracelets? In 2006, Cartier partnered with 24 high-profile and big-hearted Celebs including the likes of Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, and more! Each satin cord signature bracelet has a dedicated Charity partner in a corresponding color, where the proceeds will benefit.
My version of the delicate bracelet inspired by this wonderfully chic and charitable initiative just so happens to be in Sarah Jessica Parker’s hue in blue which has partnered with UNICEF. Hit up your local hardware store for small key rings and hex nuts for your version. Be sure to singe the satin cord knots with a very quick burn using a lighter- but be careful! Safety first!
CHEVRON: ˈsh evrən. Noun. A line or stripe in the shape of a V or an inverted V. Use this translation and interpret you own chic representation and prepare for Craft-off! The chevron pattern became popularized by adorning sleeves of uniforms indicating rank or length of service, but more recently have taken over the Fashion and Interior worlds with the bold markings. Givenchy’s SS10 collection is ALL about the Chevron in B/W hues, where as bright dressers were spotted on Design*Sponge, and cool ‘n casual tanks from Club Monaco keep us feelin’ flirty!
Pick up some retro Barbershop-inspired Paper straws. Glue together was a few dabs of hot glue to make your chevron pattern. Trim straws to desired length and shape, glue together (feel free to trim again), and poke a little hole in the top where your earring wire can slide through.
P.S.- Show off your Chevron & your true colors ‘cuz you are J’amazing!
Neutral tones are making noise this Spring and we hear them calling our name. These soft hues of beige, buff, tan, and sand speak a soft and delicate tone while screaming sophistication. This season, Fendi’s shoe combined the perfect platform with wrapped accents that we cannot stop oogaling! Channel you inner prima ballerina whether your dating, dancing or looking picture perfect and pirouette-ready.
For your version of this eye-catching statement shoe, pick up a pair of nude heels. Here are some of my favs: Hit up Macy’s for cute Guess & Jessica Simpson styles also check out Aldo, Steve Madden P.S.- (Mine are Zara). Once you pick the neutral shoe best for you, pick a sheer stocking that will complement. Snip off the legs, and get creative with wrap methods. Play is safe and stylish… P.S.- stay neutral!
We are all giddy and ruffling our feathers to kick off the summer season. Keeping cool and looking good is easy, breezy and effortless with the help of our light-hearted friend, the ruffle! Whimsical breaths of girlish charm show a playfulness and elude to an anything-goes-attitude! Mixing the ruffle with the ever-popular asymmetrical trend results in a summer crush that wont let you down.
Purchase a pack of white tees (the more tees, the more ruffles you can create). Cut off a few inches from the bottom hem. The wider the panel, the larger the ruffle. Cut off one sleeve with sharp fabric scissors for the asymmetrical neck. Scrunch, pin, and sew to the diagonal neckline. If your tee is too loose around the underarm, add a few stitches or pin it to achieve the perfect fit!
Falling for this seasons top 2 trends are inevitable. The color of CAMEL and the essential CAPE have captivated our hearts. Anyone and everyone knows this sophisticated hue is the preferred palate that will complement your Autumnal look. I’m loving them all… Chloe, McQueen, and Stella McCartney each have a fab version. And don’t forget essentials available at Shopbop and H&M. The curse of Camel is something that we all wish to be cast with.
To create a camel cape of your own, simply find a camel blanket or even a large piece of fabric, in the perfect shade. You can use any type of material… soft cottons, heavy fleeces, or nubby knits. Make a pattern, follow the lines, and cut your neck opening. Glue back the edges, creating a clean, finished, hem. Sew 2 buttons on both sides. This will be your arm hole opening and also a nice detail to add a bit of shape and help it drape.
P.S.- Be a caped crusader… and cruise through the season in camel!