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Conversation Heart Balloons

Kate Spade Beau Bag and Lips Sweater

Conversation Heart Balloons

Conversation Heart Balloons

Red Kate Spade Beau Bag

Conversation Heart Balloons

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

Sweater: Macy’s / Skirt: Humble Chic / Bag: Kate Spade / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Bracelets: Coach, Tiffany’s, Ann Taylor, Lily Nily / Rings: BaubleBar, Swell Caroline / Lips: Stila Beso

I am a sucker for a theme so when I saw these adorable coversation heart balloons by Studio DIY, I knew I had to recreate them. And what an easy project! Simply stick 2″ red vinyl letters on to heart-shaped balloons. The best part is, you can customize the messages. What I couldn’t recreate were the still winds :/

With one warm day amidst two winter storms, it had been a while since my legs had seen the sun. I have been on a tanning bed hiatus recently, so Kismet Opulent Body Bronzing Lotion to the rescue! It’s like makeup for your body. You smooth it on and it dries quickly without rubbing off on your clothes and leaves a shimmery bronze finish. Then you wash it off at the end of the night. The best part is that it doesn’t have that icky tanning lotion smell; it actually smells like coconut and lime. Yum!

Unfortunately the nice weather didn’t last. Time to bunker down. Stay warm!

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How To Tie a Square Blanket Scarf

I always love when something that is comfy is fashionable… tennis shoes, leggings, tunic sweaters, and chunky scarves. Yes please! Since picking this scarf up at Forever 21 (in stores), I have gotten a number of questions about how I tie it. Here’s how…

How To Tie a Square Blanket Chunky Scarf

How To Tie A Blanket Square Scarf

  1. Unfold your scarf.
  2. Fold it across evenly to create a triangle.
  3. Grab the two far ends of the triangle, one in either hand.
  4. Cross the two ends behind your head.
  5. Pull them around to the front.
  6. Tuck the two ends slightly under the rest of the scarf and fluff it out until the desired look is achieved.

Voila! You have a cute way to wear the tricky but cozy square blanket scarves.

Some of my favorite plaid scarves are here, here, here, here, and here. Stay warm!

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DIY Lucite Clutch

I mentioned recently that I am am loving lucite and after seeing the clutches all over NYFW, I knew I had to have one myself. Unfortunately, these clear little boxes are deceivingly expensive. So… it’s time for another DIY!

Materials: Hinged box (I got this exact one), E6000, Knob, Studs

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1. Drill a hole at the top center of your plastic box with very light pressure. Make sure you use a drill bit that is just slightly larger than your knob. I got an experienced coworker to help me with this.

2. Use wire cutters to shorten the screw on your knob. It needs to be just slightly long enough to fit the washer and nut.

3. Screw it into the hole carefully, add the washer, and then tighten the nut around it.

4. Using your glue, add studs down the side. Be carefully not to apply too much glue or it will ooze out the sides and dry white. Allow to dry over night.

5. Optional, but I added a black leather pouch inside to keep my items hidden. Kind of defeats the purpose of a transparent clutch but hey, different strokes for different folks!

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There are so many versions of this that I’m looking forward to trying. Next up will be this beautiful perfume clutch. Happy crafting!

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