Tag: DIY Fashion

Oscar 2017 Fashion Roundup

The 59th Annual Academy Awards marked the end of award season this passed Sunday. And though it proved to be a more interesting show (hint hint: the biggest blunder in Oscar history), the fashion never failed to make us swoon. We picked our favorite looks of the night.. AND to make it even more fun, we pulled products inspired by the looks so you can create your own versions!

Here ya go!

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Best Actress winner, Emma Stone stole the show in this metallic gold, fringe Givenchy gown. Shop our metallic fringe trim!

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Kate Bosworth was a vision in this J. Mendel ballerina, tulle gown. We love the accent of velvet!

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Emma Roberts took the plunge in Armani. Use our beaded rosette trim for this bustier look!

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Selma Hayek stunned in this illusion black lace Alexander McQueen gown. Shop our sequin embroidered black lace trim!

 

Nina Dobrew oscar.jpgNina Dobrev had all eyes on her in this sheer Dior number with elastic straps. Shop our elastic to accent your pieces!

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And last but definitely not least, Janelle Monae in Elie Saab Couture. This gown is just WOW! Shop our rhinestone appliques to get this look!

 

 

 

 

DIY: Pom Pom Beanie

Pom Pom Beanies are everywhere this winter. Why empty out your wallet for one, when you can DIY! Select from one of our many faux fur pom and attach it to a beanie! We broke down the steps for you to make it even easier!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Fur Pom Pom 

Thread 

Needle

Scissors

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Step 1: Thread the loop attached to the pom pom with a threaded needle. beaniepompom-2

Step 2: Make several knots to ensure hold.beaniepompom-3beaniepompom-4

Step 3: Insert needle (with pom pom attached) into the top of the beanie.beaniepompom-5

Step 4: Pull needle through the inside and turn the beanie inside out. beaniepompom-6beaniepompom-7

Step 5: Sew the pom pom onto the hat from the inside, knotting the thread when finished.beaniepompom-8

Step 6: Cut the remaining thread with a scissor. beaniepompom-9beaniepompom-10

Not so hard, right?

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to check out our Youtube tutorial!

DIY: Rhinestone Beanie

Trend spotting from NYFW? RHINESTONES! Add a great detail to your beanie with this DIY! (Because, a little glitz never hurt anyone!) A needle and thread is all it takes for this fun look!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Rhinestones 

Needle

Thread

Scissors

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Step 1: Place in the center and sew using threaded needle until secure.

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Step 2: Add gold rhinestones on both sides.
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Step 3: Add silver rhinestones next.

You’re all set!

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

DIY: Patch Beanie

The winter months can seem a bit long and dreary. (No better time for a DIY project, duh!). Make your cold weather accessories fun and unique with our customizable beanies. Just pick your custom patch and beanie color and follow these easy steps for application!

What you’ll need:

Beanie

M&J Bicycle Iron- On Patch

Iron

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Step 1: Place patch wherever you desire on the beanie. beaniepatch-2

Step 2: Carefully, with a hot iron press firmly down on the patch and surrounding area.

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Step 3: Hold for 20 seconds. Check to make sure it is firmly in place. beaniepatch-4

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and…. Voilá! You’re done!

Customize your own beanie here!

Be sure to watch our Youtube tutorial!

 

Nautical DIY Roundup

Nautical style isn’t just for the open sea! Bring a little bit of sand and salty air back from the beach with these fun DIYs!
NauticalInspiredToteWe love this canvas tote DIY from Lil Blue Boo. It’s perfect for taking to the beach or pool this summer!

dresser2You need a steady hand and artistic eye to pull off this dresser upgrade, but the results are worth the effort.

3611-1These rope heels are not only easy to DIY, but they look like a million bucks!

IMG_6651Let this little lantern light up your summer nights! It’s the perfect decoration for a beach-themed party!

525561d1697ab06b1a0008a2._w.540_h.357_s.fit_A simple TV tray table gets a nautical upgrade, and makes the perfect end table to display vacation photos!

 

4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts: Ruffled Lace

Lace shorts have been seen on style blogs and in stores all over the country, and we absolutely adore this trend! The light and airy look of lace with a relaxed pair of denim shorts is the ultimate salute to summer. We chose a ruffled trim to capture the carefree nature of the season, but you can pick any style you like. You can even mix up the color with black lace on red shorts for more of an evening look.

DSC_0277What You’ll Need:

Light Wash Blue Jean Shorts
Frilly Ruffled Lace Fringe
Needle and Thread

DSC_02781. Turn your shorts inside out, and line up the lace trim where you want it to go.

DSC_02842. Sew the lace trim around each leg opening.

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To find more inspiring materials to work with, check out the 4 Ways shop!

Top 5 Emerald D.I.Ys

Emerald has been ruling the runways therefore it is only necessary to incorporate the “it color” into our lifestyles. Many bloggers have been creating emerald infused pieces and we’ve rounded up 5 that we particularly love.  The following D.I.Y’s will make everyone around you green with envy.
Click on the images for the tutorials on each piece.

VJuliet Emerald Bib Necklace
Bliss-athome Emerald Decorative Storage Box
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Glitter_N_Glue Emerald Green Button Ring
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HonestlyWTF Emerald Woven Charm Bracelet
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Kittenhood Featuring Vixy Blue’s Emerald Heart Brooch

A big thanks to VJuliet, Bliss-athome, Glitter_N_Glue, HonestlyWTF and Kittenhood for the inspiration.

DIY Chain Tassel Earrings

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By Roseann

We’ve all seen chains used in about every which way possible these past couple seasons, but you know I just feel that my jewelry box isn’t saturated enough with them.  So, on that note, I would like to give a simple tutorial on how to make a great pair of earrings by creating your own tassel using chains.

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. First cut your chains into pieces, you can make them the same length or different lengths as I have done; my longest piece is 4”.  Be sure you have an even number of pieces.
  2. Divide them how you like so that you have equal pieces for each earring.
  3. Thread the hat pin through the ends of your chains and then add the bead cap.
  4. Cut the hat pin down so that you have only about an inch of it sticking out through the bead cap.
  5. Using the pliers create a small loop as close to the bead cap as possible.
  6. Connect the loop of the hat pin and the loop of the earring hook together and wrap the remaining wire of the hat pin around the loop several times to secure.
  7. See, wasn’t that easy?

Instant Denim Update: DIY Zipper Inserts

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By:Roseann

For this weeks blog, I would like to address that pair of jeans in our closets that haven’t done us any good but take up space.  You all know that you’ve got at least one of those, I happen to have several.  The pair I chose to work with still fit great despite a couple of holes, the problem I have with them is that they just look a bit dated.  So, here is my effort to revive a pair I’ve kept around solely for cleaning my apartment.

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Decide where you’d like the placement of your zippers.  I decided to start the first 6” from my knee. I then measured 7” up at an angle and marked a straight line with chalk. Then created a parallel 7” mark 2 ½” above the first.
  2. At the beginning and end of each of your mark make a perpendicular mark ½” long.  Should look like a small T.
  3. Cut on the marked lines and the ½” perpendicular.
  4. Turn your jeans inside out and fold back the sides of your slashed line ¼”.
  5. Pin and press with an iron.
  6. Turn the jeans right side out and pin the zipper from the inside.
  7. Hand stitch zipper in.  Pay special attention to the ends since they are unfinished.  It is best to do a buttonhole style stitch to keep the denim from unraveling.
  8. Wear and enjoy.

Fringe Conspiracy: DIY Fringe Vest and T-Shirt in One

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By: Roseann

I recently came across a brief interview in Indie Magazine with Berlin Designer Paula Immich.   The interview was regarding a recent collection called “Mit Haut und Haar” (i.e. “with skin and hair”).  In this collection Immich used flocks of hair in seams and collars.  Sounds Bizarre right, however the effect is quite whimsical.  Her collection got me thinking about material and how so often we are used to seeing them manipulated and used in only one or two different ways.  Take chainette fringe, it has been used in such a costumie way, I always think flapper or Vegas every time I lay my eyes on it.  So I decided to do a DIY Paula Immich using chainette fringe, although I live in NYC I still don’t know if I can pull of wearing synthetic hair around my shoulders.  Boring, I know.

Materials:

Directions

  1. Fist locate where the bust point would exist on the T-shirt and mark from the inside with a pencil.
  2. Find the center point of your shoulder seam and mark a straight line from the bust point to the center marking of the shoulder.
  3. Measure how long this line is and subtract that measurement from 20.
  4. Using the measurement found above, find center back of the neckline and measure down mark with a pin.  Now measure from the pin 3” to each side and draw a line from that mark to shoulder center.
  5. Cut along this line.
  6. Cut the 1 yard of fringe in half, careful not to let it fray and pull apart. It helps if you tape the edges.
  7. Starting 1” from the beginning of the cut pin the fringe between the two pieces.  The fringe should be short 1” on each side.
  8. Now stitch together. Basically here we are creating a bust and back dart in one, so you want to start and end with a slight diagonal so that the intake transitions smoothly with the rest of the t.
  9. Wear and enjoy.