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3 DIY Accessories to Make Your Look Pop

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We love shopping as much as the next gal — ahem, maybe more… — but there is something to be said about a good DIY project. It’s important to encourage your creative side. And every time you pull the piece out, there’s that wonderful sense of accomplishment.

In our effort to make 2015 the most stylish year, ever, we’ve found three DIY accessories that will have all of your girlfriends asking, “Where did you get that?” Continue reading 3 DIY Accessories to Make Your Look Pop

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Fashion Blogger: Styled By Kalack

Canadian stylist Kike, has a great fashion blog, “Styled By Kalack” and she featured some LightInTheBox accessories in her post! Her photos are absolutely gorgeous! The purse, earrings and necklace are all from LightInTheBox.com.

She loves “recycling” clothes, wearing a dress as a skirt, a dress as a blouse! Using clothes in unique ways, is budget friendly and a super clever way to get the most out of your wardrobe. Guess which is which in this outfit she has put together?

The colors she has chosen are bright and perfect for any summer evening. Here are some of her BEAUTIFUL photos! To see the entire post go here.

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Save Some $$$ With DIY Projects!

Holiday season is long over and your wallets are probably feeling a lot lighter after all the shopping :( Here are some projects you can complete around the house to save some shopping trips AND $$$!

iPad/Laptop Stand

Now THIS is a cool idea.  Not only can you save tons of money on a fancy stand, you can have a customized case that looks and seems a lot more comfortable to use!

Materials: 

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • fabric scraps for the flower
  • self covered button
  • polyfill
  • a stone or weight
  • cardboard

How-To: Click here!

Embossed Wallet

A nice twist from those boring plain leather wallets.  Plus, I guess if you’re bored on the bus one day, you can “doodle” on your wallet to pass some time!

Materials: 

  • Small candy tins, such as Altoids tins, emptied and cleaned
  • Aluminum foil tape
  • Scissors
  • Plastic spoon
  • X-Acto knife
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Pencil
  • Empty ballpoint pen (optional)
  • Sharpie markers in assorted colors (optional)
  • Cardstock (optional)

How-To: Click here!

Egg Art

Ok, so this project is for kids, but I would totally have fun with this.  After you create the paint-filled eggs, you can toss them at anything (hopefully just a canvas) to create your own version of splatter art!

Materials: 

  • Egg shells with a small opening at the top (washed and dried)
  • Egg shell halves
  • Washable paint or sidewalk paint
  • Strong glue (hot glue gun is best)

How-To: Click here!

Crated Furniture

I feel like with crates, you can hold a lot more things rather than buying a whole set of chest drawers…

Materials: 

  • Top MDF Board (approx 40cm wide, 140cm long, 2cm thick)
  • Back board, plywood or MDF (approx 140cm long, 60cm wide)
  • Some wood to construct a bottom frame
  • 8 crates (i´d also try to create the drawer functionality by making an
  • interior frame structure and adding sliding rails, that the crates could lean on (and be pulled out from).
  • 4 fun furniture legs (perhaps chopped off from an old piece)

How-To: Click here!

Ideal Birthday Cake

Perfect 2-in-1: cake AND present.  Also, as a cake, everyone will have something they like!

Materials: 

  • Empty 2 liter bottle (with the top cut off so it sits flat)
  • 8 soda cans of your choice
  • 12-14 mini candy bars of your choice
  • wide ribbon for the cake
  • thin ribbon for the top
  • candle
  • cake plate
  • tape

How-To: Click here!

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls have always been my favorite dessert…now if I can just get off my lazy butt and actually make them =)

Ingredients: Click here!

How-To: Click here!

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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!

Arm Party Inspiration

Arm Party: Layering Bracelets

2013 is a great year for accessories. “More is More” is the mantra especially with wrist-wear. Layering bracelets is a great way to make a splash as we get closer to spring! Let these great looks inspire you for some savvy accessory shopping to bear some bling on your arms! Don’t forget that watches make for great wrist candy and can be layered along with your bracelets!

For a feminine addition to a casual outfit, stack some bracelets on your arms for an edgy chic that will set you apart!

To give your color some POP! Whether you are color-blocking or going monotone – Big Colorful Bracelets are a Superb addition.

Make it pretty! Layered Bracelets are a great way to add a trendy flare to your formal event! Use a thick cuff or stick strictly to pearls! Either way you’re sure to shine.

If you are an Arm Party Queen share your tips and photos with us!