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DIYDULCE DE LECHE COFFEE WITH NESPRESSO

I love the aroma that fills my house when brewing coffee at home. It wakes up all my senses and instantly puts me in a good mood. I have teamed up with Nespresso to share with everyone, their new VertuoLine portioned coffee machine, that brews...

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DIYFRINGE TRIM TANK

Festival season is here! For the past few years, I have attended Coachella to watch my favorite bands perform, but the fashion scene is always so fun to see as well. Fringe and beautiful lace trim details are great ways to complete a festival outfit....

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DIYPEARL STUD EARRINGS

Pearls are so timeless and iconic. They immediately make me think of my mother and my grandmother’s jewelry collection. This season, designers have been taking the traditionally conservative accessory and giving it a modern and fashion forward spin. I partnered with eBay Style Stories and...

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DIYLACE BRA

Living in Los Angeles, the weather is almost always tank top appropriate. It makes a lace bra very essential in my wardrobe. I usually pair it with an open back top or a muscle tank with a low armhole. I think the the little bit...

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DIYMONOGRAM CLUTCH

I’ve always been a fan of the monogram. It’s a great way to give items in your home and wardrobe a personal flair. Here, I teach you how to add your initial to a pouch in a fun and colorful way. It becomes the perfect...

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DIYCELINE INSPIRED PLAID CLUTCH

I love Celine's chic take on plaid, but with the high price point, it's hard to justify purchasing such a fashion forward piece. I played with a few ideas inspired by this collection, but this one was my favorite. Hope you enjoy this plaid clutch...

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DIYVALENTINE’S DAY HEART NAILS

I have been planning to create more beauty DIY’s here on the blog. I hope you enjoy them! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. With love in the air, I wanted to create a fun nail art DIY with hearts. Every time I look...

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DIYCHAIN HEART RING

I wanted to share the second version of the wire heart ring. This one was done with a thin, delicate chain. I love the idea of mixing materials. You can find the full tutorial on eBay Style Stories: here. Full tutorial and steps: here. This post is...

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DIYWIRE HEART RING

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I have been receiving more and more questions about what to make a loved one. To me, nothing beats a handmade gift from the heart.  Since last year's Wire Love Ring was so well received, I created another wire DIY.  ...

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VALENTINE’S DAY DIY ROUND-UP

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I wanted share a few of my favorite DIY's that are perfect to make for your besties and loved ones. 1. Floral Cones // 2.  Macaron Heart // 3. Wire Love Bracelet // 4. Wire Love Ring // 5....

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DIYDOUBLE PEARL RING

I have been so into pearls these past few weeks, that I created a second DIY. After seeing this Anthropologie ring, I was inspired to make a version of my own. I love that it is very reminiscent of the Dior earrings, but reinvented as...

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DIYDELICATE PEARL RING

I have been quite obsessed with pearls lately. See my inspiration in a the previous post (here). For this DIY, I decided to create a tutorial that merges two of my jewelry loves at the moment...

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A LOOK BACK2013 DIY FAVORITES

Thank you to everyone for joining me on this journey! Each of you mean so much to me and are my biggest motivation for this blog. Here's to another great year! I hope everyone dreams big and goes after their goals. I wanted to take...

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DIY STYLEPINK COAT

Hope everyone is having a beautiful New Year!!! It's been a while since I've done a DIY Style post, and wanted to start the year by putting together an outfit to pair with my DIY Bow Heels. I love the idea of playing with masculine...

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DIYBOW HEELS

When I first laid my eyes on these gorgeous bow heels by Aminah Abdul Jillil, I knew that I wanted to recreate a version for the blog. They are perfect combination of femininity and sexiness. And just in case you wanted to add a little...

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DIY KITSNEW COLORWAYS

Thank you to everyone who has supported our DIY Kits! It means the world to me! The DIY Emerald Statement Necklace had such a great response that Wander and Hunt is now offering it in two new colorways. Find them (here). And shop the rest...

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DIYEMBELLISHED CLUTCH

With the holiday season in full swing, I wanted to dedicate a DIY to this time of the year. As holiday party invitations are starting to trickle in, I began to think about the perfect outfit. I always love to pair my holiday look with...

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DIYROSE GOLD POLKA DOT POUCH

I have joined iVillage's 30 Days of HoliDIY, where they feature amazing DIY projects perfect for this season. My favorite type of gift is handmade from the heart, so I wanted a share a DIY that you can easily gift to loved ones. If you...

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DIYTHANKSGIVING RECIPES

My goal this year is to contribute something new to Thanksgiving dinner with my family.  Here are my top contenders (definitely salivating as I type this).  You can tell I have a major sweet tooth if you follow me on Instagram. What are some of...

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DIYGEOMETRIC WIRE NECKLACE

My go to accessory at the moment is a delicate gold necklace, or two layered together. After looking through my DIY gallery, I noticed that I have yet to create a delicate necklace tutorial. I have many that I plan on creating for the blog,...

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DIY KITSFREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

DIY Kits: Statement Necklace // Ear Cuff // Rhinestone Bracelets So happy to announce that Wander & Hunt is now offering free international shipping on our DIY Kits! If you're a person who purchases holiday gifts early, like me, it's a great opportunity to get a...

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DIYDELICATE STONE RING

I am a big fan of delicate gold jewelry, something very present in my jewelry line. I love to stack and layer them and test out new combinations to add a little fun to my outfits. After seeing these beautiful stone rings (here), I knew...

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DIYHEART FLATS

As I continue to define and refine what my style is, I realized that can never say no to a cute pair of flats. I loved the quirky and fun heart detail from Charlotte Olympia Cosmic Collection when I first saw them, and wanted to...

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DIY STYLESTUDDED BOOTS

A few weeks ago, I hosted a DIY event with JustFab and taught some beautiful bloggers how to stud their own pair of boots to get ready for the fall season. It was so fun to take a moment to be creative, and also to...

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diyDIY KITS WITH WANDER & HUNT

For the past few months, I have being working with the lovely team at Wander & Hunt to design a few DIY Kits of my favorite past projects. And I so excited to finally share them with all of you! The number one question I...

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DIYVAMPIRE AND SPIDER WEB NAIL ART

Halloween is just around the corner! It’s such a fun time of the year, and the perfect opportunity to get your DIY on. To celebrate this spooky holiday, I have partnered with eBay to create two easy to follow nail tutorials to get into the...

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BEHIND THE SCENESSWELLMAYDE JEWELRY

When the lovely, Geneva, of A Pair and A Spare, reached out to feature me and my jewelry line on her blog, I was beyond ecstatic. I am an avid reader of her DIY blog, and am always in awe of how each of her...

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EVENTDIY STUDDED BOOTS WITH JUSTFAB

Boot are by far one of my favorite accessories! A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting a DIY Session with JustFab at their headquarters in El Segundo. To kick off the boot season, I taught a few of my favorite LA bloggers...

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DIYSTUDDED BOOTS

It's finally boot season!! I partnered up with JustFab a couple weeks ago to host a DIY Session with some of my favorite LA bloggers and taught them how to personalize their boots by adding their own stud design. Can't wait to show you the...

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DIYPATTERNED NOTEBOOK

I always have a sketchbook in my bag, a habit I have had since design school. I never know when inspiration will come my way and I love to instantly jot down notes or sketch a drawing at a moment’s notice. I have been wanting...

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DIYPRINTED DENIM

I was so ecstatic when the lovely team at eBay asked me to create a series of DIY's for their fashion blog, Style Stories. For the first project, I put together a DIY tutorial for Printed Denim on a pair of white Levi's. I thought...

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DIY STYLECLEAR SATCHEL

I have been an avid reader of Geneva Vanderzeil's fashion and DIY blog, A Pair and a Spare, for a few years now. Her blog definitely ranks as one of my favorites. She creates DIY's that are not only fashion forward and right on trend,...

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DIYSTATEMENT GEM NECKLACE

I am a big fan of statement necklaces. I love how they can elevate an outfit to the next level, especially when worn with very basic pieces like a white t-shirt and jeans. I made this project with the intention of wearing it to NYFW,...

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DIYBRAIDED HEADBAND WITH FISHTAIL

With the summer heat still on high lately, I have been wanting to try a few new hairstyles that can keep my hair out of my face without sacrificing style. Looking through all my inspiration, I found so many fun braids from summer festival photos...

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DIY EVENT DECORCAKE, CUPCAKE & STRAW TOPPERS

One of my favorite things about throwing a party for my friends is the opportunity to have fun and DIY the event decor.  It really can bring the party to life and lets you personalize the whole look and theme.   Here, I have taken...

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DIYWIRE CHAIN BRACELET

This week has been all about simple to make DIY's. I have been wanting to make a simple wire chain bracelet for a while now. I love the idea of juxtaposing thin gold wire against a chunkier chain. I will definitely bring this one to...