Runway Spring 2013 Trends from New York Fashion Week

4 Trends to Get for Spring 2013

Spring is coming soon and now is the time to get your wardrobe ready for the warmer weather! Get inspired by these runway looks for Spring 2013 from last year’s New York Fashion Week!

Lace is still a hot style for spring – make sure you get a playful dress that lets you enjoy the season!

Stripes whether narrow, wide, vertical or horizontal are a must have for this Spring!

Floral Prints continue from this Fall in Winter in pastel and feminine tones! Get formal and casual looks in this trend!

Tailored Shorts are great items to have a the mercury moves up and the sun shines down!

Which is your favorite trend for spring?

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Make Your Life Easier…With DIY Projects!

Here’s another round of DIY projects!  Reusing your old cuff links to delicious baked goods, you can survive the apocalypse with these projects alone!  Okay, not really :(

Hot Cocoa Popsicles

Yum!
Ingredients (makes 6):

  • 1 3/4 cups (415 ml) whole or 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows

How-to: Click here!

Wine Bottle Covers

Perfect for gift-giving occasions…especially when you’ve forgotten to buy the last material…wine covers!
Supplies:
old unwanted men’s shirt

How-to: Cut the sleeves about 2 inches more than the size of the bottle. Keeping the cuff of the sleeve above, turn & sleeve inside out & stitch the sleeve at the bottom. Turn it upside down & its ready to use.  Style it up with some earrings instead of cuff-link!

Wands

Okay, I admit that wands would not be super useful in an apocalypse, but they DO look pretty awesome and realistic!
Supplies: hot glue, chopsticks, beads, acrylic paint (different shades of brown)

How-to: Click here!

 

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

One thing that I miss from working abroad are Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Lattes.  There are plenty of Starbucks here, but not that drink :(
Supplies:
coffee & pumpkin milk

Pumpkin milk:
Ingredients:

  • 1 c milk (I used almond milk but use any kind you want from half and half to rice milk)
  • 1/4 heaping cup pumpkin puree (more if you really love pumpkin)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice blend, or to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  •  sweetener of choice, to taste (I suggest 2 tbsp agave or 2 tbsp brown sugar or a pinch of stevia to taste; or try honey, maple syrup, etc. to taste)

Optional: pinch of ground nutmeg, ginger, garam masala, cardamom, or other warming spices to taste

How-to: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well by hand or blend all ingredients using a Vita or blender

How-to: Click here!

Rainbow Clock

The surefire way to bring back reading time the old school way!
Supplies: 

  • Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes™
  • Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue™
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Drill
  • Sand paper
  • Cardstock – 12 colors – shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple
  • Protractor
  • Spray paint – black
  • Clock Works Kit
  • Round wood plaque

How-to: Click here!

Postcard Cake

Quite an evil plan, if you think about it: receiving a postcard in the mail with a cake attached, then finding out that it is literally sponge cake.
Supplies (makes 2): 

  • 1 large sponge (yellow paints the best)
  • Serrated knife
  • X-Acto or utility knife
  • Spray paint (brown, yellow, pink or white)
  • 1 tube acrylic latex caulk (brown, cream or white)
  • Spray adhesive (3M Super 77 works great!)
  • Cardboard, kraft paper or scrapbook paper

How-to: Click here!

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Bridal Runways Trends for Fall 2013

With New York Fashion week now over, we are all inspired and excited for the new trends and more affordable versions to start hitting the racks of our favorite shops in Spring 2013. The Bridal Runways are also exciting offering a glimpse into the great trends that will be guiding bridal fashion for the year to come.

Three of our favorite wedding couture designers offer a great insight into three inspiring trends!

Extreme Mermaids from Vera Wang

Short Styles by Marchesa

Dreamy Lace and Gauzy Tulle by Monique Lhuillier

What are your favorite trends of this season?

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Crazy Cell Phone Accessories

One of my favorite things to do is look up crazy gadgets, and wonder, “who in the world would actually purchase these these gadgets??”  Besides that, there seems to be some new cell phone coming out every week, so why not pair the two and look up some crazy cell phone gadgets?  Here are some crazy gadgets I’ve found:

Telephone Handset for Cell Phones

Seriously??  I thought we moved from corded handsets to cell phones for a reason!  I suppose for those who have used both types for long periods of time, it’s a good way to mix the two.  Bluetooth, anyone??

iPhone Windshield Wiper

I suppose have a windshield wiper on your phone would be useful on rainy and snowy days.  However, is it really that useful??  I think it would take infinitely less time wiping away the screen with your hands rather than an extra gadget.  Touch gloves, anyone?

Helmet With Speaker

I can imagine this gadget has a smaller market audience.  That’s what big headphones are for, right?  I can also imagine how weird it would be to walk around with helmet (unless you’re a klutz) bobbing along to your tunes…

Cell Phone Holster

Like the helmet, this cell phone holster would have a smaller market audience.  This holster eerily reminds me of the dreaded fanny packs tourists wore around their waists while on vacation.  On the plus side, this holster can ward away thieves!

Cell Phone Grass Charger

I suppose this grassy charger will be useful for several types of cell phones at once!  Hopefully who ever uses this gadget will not gravitate towards dropping their cell phones in the grass for charging!

Bacon & Egg iPhone Case

Now this iPhone case is just plain evil!  For hungry people, that is!  As a big foodie myself, I would not be following my New Year’s resolution with this case staring at me 24/7!

A Line High Neck Short Mini Lace and Tulle Cocktail Dress

MSN and Seventeen Feature LightInTheBox for Prom 2013!

MSN and Seventeen magazine have featured a LightInTheBox dress as one of their top picks for Prom 2013! Alyssa from Seventeen magazine reviewed several trends for Prom 2013 and chose this GREAT LightInTheBox prom dress for the Lace trend! It has feminine high neckline and see-through back!

They chose a cute pink number! What do you think of their choice?

Lace: High Neckline

We know you’ve already started scouring your favorite magazines, blogs, and shopping sites for the big dress trends this year! Now, let Alyssa show you her picks for the best ways to wear the hottest styles.

Let pretty lace details highlight your face! For a sweet, feminine vibe, find a dress that’s all one color, like this light blush. If you’re going for a more dramatic look, choose a dress with contrasting lace and fabric colors, like black and white.

Alyssa’s Pick: A-line High Neck Short/Mini Lace And Tulle Cocktail Dress, $180, lightinthebox.com