Posts tagged "DIY"

DIY: Ankle Wrapped Flip-Flops

DIY: Ankle Wrapped Flip-Flops
Summer has got me all full of inspiration. All winter, I wanted to do nothing but burrow in a blanket and watch hockey with some Captain Morgan spiked apple cider. The sun is out and my creative juices are finally flowing again. I can’t exactly call this tutorial original since I saw a picture of... Read more »

DIY: Steampunk Necklace

DIY: Steampunk Necklace
If you’re into fashion subcultures, steampunk is a popular one that’s been floating around for a while. You see it at the Renaissance Faire and you see it at specialty conventions. What is steampunk exactly? Think the World’s Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Think air ships, cogs and gears, corsets with buckles... Read more »

A Paper Dress Gallery

A Paper Dress Gallery
You don’t need fancy fabrics and blinging jewels to feel like a princess. Sometimes all you need is construction paper and tape. I don’t know much about kids or parenting (in fact, I’ve only babysat one time), but this seems like an example of parenting done right. This mom and daughter duo is one part fashion-forward kid... Read more »
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DIY Halloween Costume Gallery

A bat with umbrella wings. In terms of using unconventional materials, this is brilliant.
It’s that time of year again. Halloween is the only holiday where clothes are the main focus and we feel a ton of pressure about what we should wear. Do we go clever? Cutesy? Skimpy? It’s the one time where we can dress as someone other than ourselves (and it’s socially acceptable). Surprisingly, I’m not one... Read more »

DIY: Pocket T-Shirt

DIY: Pocket T-Shirt
Hey guys! I’m coming at you with a super easy DIY today. Seriously, it only took me about five minutes. There’s nothing better to me than a plain grey or black t-shirt. You can pair them with jeans, shorts, skirts and dress them up with a statement necklace or a simple pendant. But sometimes, I... Read more »

DIY: Lace Shorts

DIY: Lace Shorts
Hello diy-ers! It’s been some time, yeah? I have a real excuse this time. I moved. I moved from the green-grass burbs into Chicago city limits. Making clothes and things has been on hold for a while. But now that I’m settled in my new place with my own fabric scissors and my fabric scrap... Read more »
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How to DIY: The Golden Rules and Messing Them Up

First off, I’m not listing steps to this diy because I followed a tutorial from Honestly WTF. I had an omg-moment when I found this diy because I have a necklace just like the one shown. It has sat in a box in my closet since 2007 when I wore it to prom. See? (kind... Read more »

DIY: Braided Fabric & Chain Bracelet

DIY: Braided Fabric & Chain Bracelet
This showed up on my Facebook dashboard as one of those sponsored posts, that no one ever means to click on. But I clicked over to fab.com because I thought these braided bracelets were cute. Lo and behold, they were each $20 and the ones I liked best were sold out. NO SIR. I will... Read more »

DIY: (Holiday) Vintage Manicure

DIY: (Holiday) Vintage Manicure
Are you sick of boring French manicures? Do you struggle with picking  just one color out of your plethora of nail polish bottles? Here’s an easy tutorial for how to paint your nails with a festive flair using 2 hues. This is my absolute favorite manicure a la Dita Von Teese. She nearly always supports her classic... Read more »
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DIY: Garters! (perfect for Halloween costumes)

DIY: Garters! (perfect for Halloween costumes)
Happy Halloween Eve! If you’re in a last minute need to add some sass to an obscenely short Halloween outfit, sock garters (or a belt) are a great accessory. Thigh highs have been my favorite things for the past 2 years but if you’re like me and have normal shaped legs, they tend to slip... Read more »
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    I'm a recent Arts Journalism grad who is interested in all things artsy and uniquely fashionable. I love DIY-ing anything I possible can! Follow me on Twitter @AmyBrueckman

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