DIY Designer Inspired Crystal Bee Pumps

It’s officially Spring! Which means craving fresh, new pieces for my wardrobe! Rather than spend a ton of $ on new stuff every season I like to update items I know I already like. You’ve probably seen a lot of the cute little bee motif popping up on the runways, blogs and magazines this year — they’re popular every Spring, but seem to be even more so this time for some reason!🐝 However, I’m not about to drop $400+ on a pair of shoes just because they’re popular! One of the easiest ways to stay current on trends is adding appliques and embellishments to pieces you already own!

I searched Etsy and found dozens of bead and embroidery bee appliques. After choosing THIS design to add to my favorite pair of $40 Nine West pumps I started thinking of other things I could add bead appliques to — scarves, jackets, lapel collars, hand bags or clutches… The possibilities are endless!👠

I’ve rounded up my favorite pumps $29.99 – $89.99 (just waiting to be embellished!) below:

To adhere my bee appliques to this pair of suede pumps I used E6000 glue according to the directions on the bottle.

Have you ever updated or altered a piece of fashion to wear for a new season? Tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love getting inspired by y’all and your amazing ideas!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Arrangements

Today’s video tutorial shows you how to create two Valentine themed arrangements! One with real roses and an edible version with chocolate rose buds. These “boxed” style rose arrangements are gaining huge popularity on Instagram and can run you anywhere from $50$1,500 or more! The little DIY below will cost you about $20!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Above: me, modeling the roses arrangement seen in the video!

Supplies used are listed below:

Boxes, floral tape, floral foam, red cellophane bags, cake pop sticks, double side tape, metallic tape here and here, roses from Private Selection, download printable label HERE.

What do you think? Will you be DIY-ing your own boxed roses arrangement for someone special this Valentine’s Day?

XOXO

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DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

I have a vision in my mind of what the perfect party hat looks like but have never found one in real life! My perfect party hat has sequins and tinsel galore and sits, perched on my head, at the perfect jaunty angle without budging! Watch the tutorial below and find out how I created my dream party hat and how you can DIY your own!

Supplies used:

hairband | tinsel | sequin paper

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

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DIY Printable Photobooth Strip Template

Instagram is great but there’s just something about a Polaroid style snapshot or photo booth strip that’s timeless for remembering and sharing those special moments! DIY your own photo booth strips with your favorite Instagram moments from NYE with today’s FREE printable and PicMonkey tutorial! Tag me on Instagram to show me which photos you use to make your photo booth strip!

DIY Photobooth Strip Template + Tutorial

Download photo booth strip template HERE

This post contains some Amazon affiliate links!

DIY Photobooth Strip Template

After creating your masterpiece, save the image as a .png and print on desired paper. I recommend THIS photo paper.

DIY Photobooth Strip Template + Tutorial

DIY Photobooth Strip Template + Tutorial

Happy 2017! 🙂

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Kitschmas Morning Pajamas + a DIY

A new pair of Christmas pajamas are my go-to gift to myself every year! I seriously spend hours combing my favorite boutiques and sites to find the perfect pair and subsequent countless hours accessorizing it! This year I was with my Mama when I found the pair and was just so tickled with how the whole look turned out!

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas is the one time of year I go all out kitschy and colorful because I love the over-the-top stylings of a retro Holiday. (Lots of bright hues and a white plastic tree are a must!) I hope you enjoy my 60s inspired Kitschmas pajamas outfit! I’ll be posting more photos of my decor later this week 🙂

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Satin Christmas Pajamas

Christmas Morning Pajamas

Palm Springs Inspired Christmas Decor

My blue velvet slippers are some I picked up from somewhere like Sears or Kohls for under $15 maybe 3 years ago. The little fox appliques are from THIS Etsy shop and simply hot-glued onto the slippers! I linked some less expensive, plain velvet slippers below so you can DIY your own fox slippers if you like!

Earrings were custom designed by Chouettes, bracelet is a vintage antique shop find, Ring is vintage and belonged to my great grandmother, rhinestone Holly Pin is from THIS Etsy shop, velvet turban from Amazon (of all random places!) HERE, sequin hanger from Glitter & Bow, Party poppers HERE, Grosgrain ribbon HERE & HERE, Gift wrap and cocktail napkins from HomeGoods, Gift boxes from Target, Gift tags handmade by me.

Lashes by Beth, nails by Jen

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