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DIY Feather Sandals

DIY Feather Sandals

I think most of us would agree that these Jimmy Choo Kamelia Shimmer Feather Sandals are to die for. One thing is undeniable: they will kill your wallet at $2,300. I love the feather detailing on the peep toe, so I pulled these out of my DIY inspiration file when I came across a pair of nude Kork Ease Bette while sandals switching my winter clothes for my spring wardrobe. I realized that despite their versatility and comfort, a different…

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DIY Faux Cowhide Rug

DIY Cowhide rug after

My recent move landed me in much larger office slash guest bedroom, and instead of replacing the my beloved 5′ x 8′ West Elm rug, I decided to DIY a faux cowhide rug for the office half of the room. I love using area rugs to define spaces, which is especially helpful in cities like New York, where you often have a combined living room / dining room etc. I was inspired by these:      via House of Mosely…

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DIY Shredded T-Shirt

DIY Shredded T-Shirt

Since you’re all probably feeling sluggish from Passover feasting and / or Easter Candy, this week’s DIY, a Shredded T-Shirt, is super easy. However, it is time consuming if you’re going for the delicate mesh look (which is why retailers charge $$ for these), so I recommend doing this over a two nights worth of catching up on your DVR. Honestly, I found the process calming, I’m guessing in the way that knitters describe their love for making scarves. When…

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DIY Fringe Armlet

DIY Fringe Armlet

The season is upon us, so rather than scrambling to find Festival accessories, let’s keep making our own! Now that we have our flower crown, we’ll need another eye catching accessory for day two (or three). Give your head a break from heavy lifting and beautify your biceps with a super easy three step DIY fringe arm bracelet. Also known as the armlet, this boho luxe look is the perfect addition to nearly any spring or summer ensemble and this…

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DIY Flower Crown

DIY Flower Crown Easy

Spring is the time of year to let you inner flower child out. What better way to set her free than with a custom reusable flower crown headband handcrafted by you? This kind of flower crown will last past your easter best through festival season. Want to make a flower crown? You’ll need: 24″ long thick floral wire 82″ long thin floral wire Faux flowers of your choosing 1 bottle of superglue 1 Roll of flower tape (optional) A pair…

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DIY YSL Chain Jeans

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When I saw these $1,500 Saint Laurent Chain Embellished Jeans, I knew I would make them mine. Well, I knew that I would one day make my own, so filed them into my DIY queue and kept them in the forefront of my thoughts when denim sale shopping.  That day has come.…

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DIY No Sew Turban Headband

DIY No Sew Turban Headband

I’ve made it no secret that I am a lover of the urban turban, not only for bad hair days, but as a hat sub in these freezing temps. After experimenting with a few methods, I present to you the easiest, most perfect DIY turban headband that requires no sewing whatsoever. Oh, and it re-purposes old garments! Wanna make own urban turban? You’ll need: 1 Old top, skirt, or dress with some stretch (cotton jersey will do) 1 pair of…

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DIY Lamp Revamp

Lamp Update After

After about 15 years, this monkey lamp was looking a little dark and a little sad. It was living in the shadows at my mom’s house, and my recent move which came with a new dark corner for him to live in inspired me to give him a makeover and take him with me. I was never able to let him go; he’d gone through college with me, and I can’t resist the hear no evil speak no evil see…

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DIY Refurbished Chanel Bag

DIY Chanel Bag Refurb after

My first ever Chanel piece, a classic chain strapped quilted lambskin was handed down to me by my mother a decade after she picked it up in Paris. It has been with me through good times and bad, and was by my side during some major milestones. Suffice to say, this baby was well loved. Like the Velveteen Rabbit, she was in need of some serious TLC. When I brought her in to the Chanel boutique and the bag doctor…

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DIY Bow Shoulder Sweater

Bow Shoulder Sweater

Make it Monday is happening today since most people I talked to today thought it was Monday anyway with the holidays falling in the middle of the week. We’ll be recreating this much sought after sold out bow shoulder sweater because your old pullover needs and upgrade and you have gift ribbons galore thanks to Santa. This is a simple, no mess DIY project perfect for champagne sipping during a snow storm, and when you’re all done, pop it right…

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