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What Did One Hand Say To The Other?

“Hey, who does your ink?” Check out these animal hand tattoos by Héctor Serrano for some kid-friendly fun. Fab stocking stuffer. [A+R Store] Keep reading »

DIY Project We May Actually Tackle Over The Holidays

Remember our old friend Este Lewis, the 25-year-old artist who makes ultra cute wallpaper out of images of everyday objects like candy dots and pencils? That little busy bee is at it again with one of the most interesting and easy — albeit time-consuming — projects ever: She’s made a scented curtain out of tea bags! (Insert dirty jokes here.) We actually think this is a great idea for when you’re sitting around bored during the holidays. Plus, it’s better for you than chain smoking, so much more modern than making a quilt and it delivers aromatherapy benefits while you work, which you’ll need after you’ve been bickering with mom/dad/Uncle Nick, etc., all day long. All you need are 200 tea bags and some glue and/or needle and thread. Click the link for the full instructions. [Time Out New York] Keep reading »

How To Create A Visual Vignette To Bedazzle Your Home Decor

Sooo Christina Aguilera‘s home was featured recently in InStyle. (Check out her massive shoe closet here.) What really struck me, though, was her love of vignettes, which she used to display some of her treasured possessions like shoes and past performance costumes. I kind of like to think of vignettes as the adult version of dioramas, and who didn’t like creating those when they were in school? They’re perfect for occupying a little space in a room, on a table, or in a bookcase. After the jump I have some tips for adding a vignette to your decor. Keep reading »

DIY Style: Make New Shoes Out Of Your Old Ones

In today’s shoe revamp news, we bring you two genius, DIY ways to jazz up your tired, old shoes. (Yesterday, we talked about boot add-ons, FYI.) The first DIY option seems a little hipster-y to me, but it’s way adorable: Turn your Keds (remember those?) or similar sneaks into saddle shoes. Just be sure to buy fabric paint; you wouldn’t want a rainstorm to wash away all of your hard work! And the second I’m really into, mostly because I have a pair of cowboy boots eating up space in my overstuffed closet: Just chop off the top part of the boot. Check out the finished products, above. Got any more for us? [Undeclared Panache] Keep reading »

Style 911: Is It Possible To Make My Tight Pants Bigger?

“I gained about 8 pounds (which I am totally fine with, BTW), but one thing that is annoying me is the fact that my skinniestjeans simply won’t button anymore. I can get them on and since they have a bit of stretch they look fine on my legs, but no amount of twisting and turning and laying on my back will allow me to button them. Is there anything I can do to get them to fit again. You know, besides losing weight?”–Rebecca

Actually Rebecca, we suspect you’re not all alone out there. A couple of suggestions, after the jump … Keep reading »

How To Make Inexpensive Clothes Look Classier

Sometimes it’s hard to understand why designer clothes cost as much as they do. Admittedly, a decent chunk of the price discrepancy between non-designer and designer items has everything to do with the fancy labels. But another part of that astronomical price tag is legitimately deserved. Designer clothes, after all, are simply made well. The finishes are superior, the fabric more expensive and the general quality far and away beyond the average wear-it-once frocks you find at stores like Forever21. That said, four digits for a cocktail dress is still quite a lot to wrap one’s head around. So here’s one for all the ladies (and gentlemen) who are appalled at the idea of spending much on clothes but still want to look classy. Take the jump and you’ll find five really easy tips for making cheapie items look far more expensive than they are. Keep reading »

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