Archive of ‘How-To’ category

7 Ways to Make Your Wardrobe Look Waaay More Expensive Than it Actually Is

I’m a budget-shopper, you’re a budget shopper. But no one wants to actually look like they’re wearing a $4.99 blazer, no? They key to looking well-dressed is making sure you’re choosing excellent items for their value, that you can spice up with a bit of budget-friendly DIY prowess. Here are 7 ways you can look […]

6 Unexpected and Chic Color Combos for Fall

Autumn is now in full swing, and sometimes I need a little inspiration of some color combinations in my outfits that veer away from a standard plaid, maroon, mustard, brown, and dark rinse denim. (Fall I feel is always a rut for me. Just sayin’.) Just because it’s not Spring doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate […]

Alteration 101: How to Make a T-Shirt Dress Bigger

Hello all! I apologize for my week-long absence…things have been just crazy with Lil Tot going back to school and getting back into the school routine. And I have an announcement to make soon – can’t wait to share! I snapped up a Stylestalker Space Jam T-shirt style dress from Shopbop in February – I […]

Take a Free Mini-Crafting Class with Craftsy!

Craftsy is an online destination for craft-based classes and video tutorials that teach you real-world skills…all in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Ranging in price from $14.99 – $39.99, these classes cover sewing, knitting, cake decorating, quilting, gardening, and much, much more. If you’re not ready to sign up […]

DIY That Style! Lupita Nyong’o’s Chic Sheath and Textured Clutch

Lupita Nyong’o burst onto the scene in 2013 with her amazing performance in 12 Years a Slave, and has since shown off her amazing style on red carpet after red carpet. Her signature look is bold color, great shapes, simple silhouettes, and matching. This outfit is no different – and is super-simple to DIY. Here’s […]

Spring Clean Your Closet with Goodwill’s Help

Image source Spring is finally here – and that means Spring cleaning! I always head to my closet first and foremost to do a major purge this time of year. It’s cathartic and frees up my mind to get rid of lots of old junk that has accumulated – and that I no longer wear […]

DIY Chocolate Chip Cookie Macaron Coin Purse

While I was in Tokyo last year, I picked up another felt macaron coin purse kit. (I think I’m a little addicted!) I made a cute little half-and-half cookie macaron coin purse the year before, and within 6 hours of hanging it from my handbag, I promptly lost it somewhere on the streets of Tokyo. […]

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