DIY :: Black Trim Bikini

DIY Joe Fresh Black Trim Bikini

Since living out by the Beach, its given me ample excuses to purchase new bikinis. I realized that I had to put a stop to it. Naturally, I decided to raid my existing collection of bikinis and decided to give my floral Joe Fresh two-piece a face lift. If you’re an Instagram addict, I’m sure you’ve seen the popular Traingl swimsuits all over your feed. I absolutely love their swimsuits, particularly their piped and neoprene suits. Therefore, I tackled my own version of this DIY black trim bikini.

I had some leftover black elastic trim from another project and took the lazy route for this no-sew DIY bikini project. Read the full article →

DIY :: Rope Chandelier Earrings

DIY Rope Chandelier Earrings

TGIF! Anything exciting planned for the weekend? I believe it’s going to be rainy here in Toronto for the most part, which gives me a guilt-free excuse to stay in, catch up on some magazine reading and DIY projects. I’m sharing an updated version of a DIY earring project I posted over a year ago. I thought it deserved a second attempt and this time, sourcing materials from Wander and Hunt – giving you the chance to get some quality rhinestones and earring-making must-haves.

These DIY Rope Chandelier Earrings were super fun and easy to make. I’ve got to say, purchasing some quality rhinestones make just that much more of a difference when you’re making your own jewelry. The color combination on this pair of chandelier earrings is a perfect step into Fall or an evening out, however, if you pick up some pastel or bright color combinations, it’ll be perfect for this summer weather!

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DIY :: Giant Crepe Rose

DIY Giant Crepe Rose

Bonjour! I’m so excited to share a glimpse of a special project I worked on over the weekend with Shop for Jayu! When Sally asked Marla, Angelic, and I to a part of Shop for Jayu’s Fall/Winter 2014 look book, I was beyond ecstatic. The most exciting part about this project was not only being able to work with a super talented team of creative people, but Sally also wanted each one of us bloggers to create our own concepts and incorporate elements of our style and blog into each shot.

Of course my main focus was to include a fun DIY project for each the looks I came up with. Sharing with you today is my one of my three conecpts - “Romantic Rose Garden”. I really wanted to keep everything simple, but exaggerate the shot with this DIY giant crepe rose, creating an surreal romantic moment. I’ve seen this paper flowers many times, and have always wanted to make a giant one, this was the perfect opportunity.

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DIY Inspiration :: Emotion Calendars

Love Emotion Calendars

Hello! A super quick post today, but a good one! I came across these creative, adorable, and in MY mind, practical life and love calendars by Brigada Creativa. Funny how we keep track of all the important parties, meetings, and numerous to-dos but rarely pay attention to our emotional meters.

I love these life and love calendars. The “Love Life, Day by Day” calendar has 365 hearts for each day, each divided into 4 quadrants, representing: time together, conversation, caress-kisses and sex. Keep track of your heart wellness by filling in the portion daily – hopefully you’ll end up with more full hearts than none! The “How was your day?” calendar, equally as important, tracks your daily emotions by allowing you to fill in the blank happy faces: very good, good, ordinary, bad, or very bad.

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DIY :: {Built-In} Chalkboard/Blackboard Art

DIY Built in Chalkboard

For those of you who celebrated Canada Day yesterday, I hope you had a nice a relaxing day! I took Monday off as well and made it an extra long weekend and managed to catch a lot of vitamin D out in cottage town. I had such a great time! To my America friends, I hope you will be able to enjoy your upcoming Fourth of July weekend as well!

Apologies for not posting this DIY {Built-In} Chalkboard tutorial earlier, I know that I had mentioned it in this post a couple of weeks back, but here it is! I have very high ceilings at home and have been wanting to welcome my guests by my front entrance with a big piece of art for quite some time. However, finding a frame or a canvas about 6 ft tall can be quite challenging. Therefore, I decided to create a DIY built-in chalkboard for some doodling by painting directly on the wall and adding some simple trim border as the frame.

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DIY :: C’est Joli x BRIKA Summer Bracelets DIY Kit

Cest Joli x BRIKA DIY Bracelet Kit

Greetings! I’m EXTREMELY excited to partner with C’est Joli and BRIKA to launch their DIY Summer Bracelet Kit collaboration! Many of you have asked me about these uber cute and bright neon bracelets since I posted them up on Instagram last week. I’m so thrilled to announce that this DIY Summer Bracelet Kit is now on sale at BRIKA for $24!

Clearly, I’ve got some inner love for DIY, but I can’t begin to tell you how simple and genius this DIY Kit is! The bright colours paired with the gold are perfect for summer and ads a pop to any (boring) outfit. I paired my neon yellow version with all black the other day, and I got tons of compliments on it!

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DIY :: Outdoor {thrifted} Floral Garland

DIY Outdoor Floral Garland Tutorial

Greeting you today with this fun DIY project perfect for this nice warm weather. I originally created this DIY Outdoor Floral Garland for my appearance on The Marilyn Denis Thrift Store Show Down a couple of weeks back. I decided to incorporate this simple and affordable project into my own outdoor space. I love the fact that it adds so much colour during the day and when lit up at night, it is so cozy!

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Home Decor :: Celebrate Outdoors {with IKEA}

IKEA Outdoor Decor

IKEA released the most gorgeous “Celebrate” press kit this week and I absolutely have to share this. Summer is all about have a great time outdoors and IKEA has put together a gorgeous outdoor setting to inspire you. Whether you’re throwing a graduation party, a bridal shower, baby shower, or just a reason to get together with family and friends, this beautiful garden inspiration will give you a few ideas to DIY.

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DIY :: Basic Jeweled Sandals

DIY Jeweled Sandals - step by step

I love wearing a basic, neutral sandal during the warmer weather. When it comes to running around the city, a flat, comfy pair of sandals is a girl’s best friend. However, adding a bit of glam to a basis leather sandal can go a long way in terms of dressing up a casual outfit.

I am OBSESSED with the sandals that Joe Fresh came out with this Spring, I bought both – the version I bedazzled below and also the double strap slip on. They are so incredibly comfortable and goes with just about anything. Many of them are now sold out but there are a few good options here,  here and here.

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DIY :: Father’s Day Shoe Shine Kit

DIY Father's Day Shoe Shine Kit

They say that Moms are hard to shop for but I beg to differ! Father’s Day is this coming Sunday and as usual, I ain’t had a clue what to get for the Pops. I typically get my Dad the latest tech gadget, a bottle of fine wine, or some plaid shirts because you really can’t have enough of plaid (insert happy face).

This year, I decided to combine a bit of the usual with something handmade = fabulous plaid shirts from Joe Fresh (I also snatched them for $10 off at $19 a pop) + a quirky DIY Shoe Shine Kits.

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