Hi all! I am so ecstatic to announce that our promotional video for Modify Watches is now LIVE on Chic Steals’ official Youtube channel (if you’re not a subscriber, please subscribe – I’d love to see you there and there are many more videos coming soon)! Check it out above, and let me know what you think – any feedback is welcome
Also, it took a team of talented, dedicated professionals to bring this to life. We would LOVE it and be so grateful if you could help by sharing as far and wide as possible. Click, watch, like, thumbs-up, share – anything will help get the word out and bring recognition to those who spent their time and skills working on this.
Thank you so much to Modify Watches, the awesome production team I worked with, and you, my readers, for being a part of this!
Spring is almost sprung – and what better way to usher out those Winter blahs than with beautiful pops of color? Add a bright center to a faux stingray textured clutch with Tulip Neon 3D Paints from i Love to Create and add a dose of fun into your evening (or prom!) accessories. (Plus it creates the look of elegant stingray skin – without any of the unsustainability and cruelty of the shagreen industry.) (more…)
It’s kind of that in-between time of year, when it’s still blustery and cold, but signs of Spring are already showing. You still need to bundle up, but are craving some pretty colors and happy florals as comfort. With a lot of end-of-year sales going on, now is the time to snap up some great pieces that will work for the months to come. If I could just buy, buy, buy this whole week I could be totally happy with pink, hologram, jewels, and flowers (see wishlist above).
All these chic items are on sale, so hurry snap them up before the prices return to normal!
When I first started blogging back in 2008, Cut Out + Keep was the very first tutorial-sharing site that I joined. I loved its scrappy, can-do attitude and the welcoming community there. I ended up posting 61 projects on the site over time, as well as being featured multiple times as a Crafty Superstar, a DIY Fashionista, and contributing to their online zine Snippets.
So when the founder of Cut Out + Keep Cat Morley asked me to try to DIY TIlda Swinton’s unique style, I said of course! Who could resist a how-to about that avant-garde icon? (Plus, she’s my favorite actress hands-down.) Click on through to find out how you can DIY her edgy look at home:
I just returned from spending 6 days in Honolulu, HI for a family wedding. My husband’s youngest brother was getting married, and Lil Tot was to be the ringbearer on this special occasion. We just happened to leave the day before Portland received a record amount of snowfall (the most snow since 2008!!) and we arrived back the day it melted. C’est la vie, or how they say in Japanese, shouganai. We had to be content with sun, surf, and sand instead. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have been seeing my updates. Here are some of my photos from this trip, which was packed every day from morning to night with family obligations and events: (more…)
My dear friend Lex Casciato, AKA Little Warrior, is an amazing musician and up-and-coming tour de force in the world of music. She is a regular contributor to Chic Steals, curating monthly original playlists for your to stream on Spotify, add some background music to your space, mellow out to, listen to while working on your latest DIY project, and add a little music into your life.
Here’s what she says about this month’s playlist:
Whether single, hitched, or in limbo, we can all appreciate songs that come from the heart and talk about the life pumping organ’s illogical ways. We all know that love is patient, kind, and humble, but we’re human and we live in a world of gray areas. That’s why I love songs that talk about the realistic side of love – that part where our emotions are in flux. We are stoked to be in love, but terrified. We are excited by mystery, but annoyed by the unknown. May we learn to be okay with the margins in our book of life – the areas that aren’t completely filled in and explainable. May these songs resonate with you and give you a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart and nestle into the gaps of the unknown and the constantly changing. More than anything, however, may you know that you are loved.
Described as Portishead and Oh Land meet David Bowie and the Chemical Brothers around a campfire with a drum machine, Little Warrior‘s music advocates peaceful revolution and equality for all. Active on social media, she posts inspirational quotes and upbeat ideas, spreading positivity through images and music.
Hello lovely readers! Today I am over on We Heart This with my tutorial for a DIY Evil Eye Ring. It’s actually so easy to make with a little bit of clay and paint, and rivals anything you can find in a store. Plus if you weren’t aware of the deep history behind this symbol, I’ve shared a little about the cultural significance of it too. Check it out and let me know what you think!