DIY Lace Up Crop Top
Smoggy summer heat making you wish you could walk around in a bikini? Lucky for you, crop tops are in and socially acceptable. Candy from Taylor & Demolish, Erin from Thanks I Made It and I decided to get together and each make a different crop top DIY. Check out their versions and see below for mine- inspired by Alexander Wang Resort 2013.
DIY Prom 2012 x Huff Post Teen: Lace-Up Heels
DIY Prom 2012 x Huff Post Teen: Lace-Up Heels
Part two of my Prom 2012 series with Huff Post Teen is here! Check out the DIY below to create some shoes that are prefect for the big night. These heels make it easy to channel the Alaia look for about $45. You can use any basic sling-black or pump – I got these at H&M.
Holiday Gift Guide!
The holidays can be a busy and overwhelming time, and finding the perfect gifts that fit your budget can add to the stress. This holiday gift guide is here to help with stylish gifts that fit a range of budgets and styles! From sweet hostess gifts and stocking stuffers, to splurges for that special someone, use this gift guide to finish your shopping stress-free. Head over to Everybody is Ugly for special deals on Chictopia Shop products and direct links to buy each item on the guide. Happy Holidays!
The Perfect Stocking Stuffer…
Visit Kit Shop for some last-minute stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and sweet somethings for the crafty and fashion-loving names on your list! Happy holidays friends! XOXO
DIY Louis Vuitton Girly Girl Button Down
Louis Vuitton’s show for Spring 2012 was a dream-like presentation of lady-like girly-ness. This grown up version of tiaras and pastels translated into a beautiful collection of pretty pieces suitable for any girly girl. Wearing pink, lace, tiaras, and gobs of mascara is essentially a daily occurrence for me, so I was instantly drawn to a muted bubblegum pink top with an oversized lace collar. It was easy enough to DIY and I am so happy with the end result! Follow my DIY to create your own version with some thrift store finds, a bottle of dye, buttons and a lace collar.
DIY Stella Bow-Covered Turtleneck with Everybody Is Ugly
Alexa Chung (one of my personal style icons) describes herself as a tomboy. She also describes herself as girly. Not frosted lipgloss and skimpy halter-tops girly, but little girl who climbs trees and scrapes her knees girly with sweet bows, flats, and shift dresses with ruffles. AKA totally chic. Stella McCartney presented some sophisticated duds that gave me some childhood deja vu. This updated version of the sweet girly bows brings glamour and grace to this delicate embellishment. Designed for Spring 2012, the short sleeves aren’t winter-appropriate, and I wanted to rock this look now! Try it out on another huge trend this season – the turtleneck – for a sweet and sophisticated top that is perfect for the holiday season! Hop over to Chictopia’s Everybody Is Ugly to see the DIY steps and more!
Don’t forget to enter to win a free kit! I am giving away a Louis Vuitton Fringe Earring Kit (valued at $20) to celebrate the launch of my new shop – Kit Shop! All you have to do to enter is follow me on twitter and send me a tweet telling me how’d you rock those earrings! I’ll pick the winner on Tuesday, so get tweeting!
I am so so so excited to announce the launch of the Runway DIY Kit Shop! Kit Shop brings you cute little kits of some of my most popular DIY projects – instructions and supplies all packaged up in reusable lucite boxes. It’s everything you need to do it yourself!
Kit Shop is here just in time for holiday shopping – the perfect present for the crafty buddy on your list. Kits start at just $10.
To celebrate the launch of Kit Shop, I am giving away a kit for DIY Louis Vuitton Fringe Earrings (valued at $20.00). To enter to win, just follow@runwaydiy on Twitter and let me know how you’d rock these earrings. The kit can be shipped to you or gift-wrapped and shipped to a friend.
Head over to the store to browse the kits I have available now. More will be added and if there’s a DIY you’d like a kit for that you don’t see on the shop’s site, please email me! Kit Shop can be accessed by clicking the “SHOP” tab at the top of Runway DIY, or directly by visitingwww.runwaydiykitshop.bigcartel.com. Happy DIY-ing!
Burberry Prorsum sent killer coats down the runway for Fall 2011 RTW with heavy duty repetitive buckles. Try mixing the buckle trend into something other than a coat with a DIY kilt made from a wool scarf and three buckles. I love the drapey but structured look of the wrapped scarf with the hardware. It’s pretty easy to complete and the finished product is chic and looks anything but homemade. I can’t wait to wear this with some nubby tights, black combat boots and a fisherman’s sweater!
I Die For DIY: And The Winner Is…
Halloween is over. So depressing. But look on the bright side! That means that you have 358 days to start making next years costume! I got some pretty ridiculously amazing inspiration from Chictopia – they hosted their first ever “I Die For DIY” Halloween Costume Contest this year to find the best of the best in the costume DIY department and the entries were amazing and beyond! I had so much fun judging this contest with A Pair and A Spare, I Spy DIY, and my lovely co-DIY editors over at EIU- Syl&Sam. It was so hard to choose favorites with all the incredible and creative ideas. Congrats to our winners and thanks so much to everyone who entered- you are so inspiring and you made me seriously excited for next year’s Halloween costume- I need to step it up!
I studied graphic design and illustration in college, and the X-ACTO knife was my trusty friend every day of studio. I went through more blades than you can imagine using X-ACTO knives on books, 3-D illustrations and typography projects. X-ACTO reached out to me about thinking outside the box, and showing some creative ways to use their products on fashion-inspired DIY projects. I had so much fun with this and I hope you enjoy it too!
I am giving away 2 X-ACTO gift packs complete with knives and cutting mats to my readers. All you have to do to be eligible to win is comment on the post below with your ideas on how to use X-ACTO knives for other off-the-runway DIYs and follow Runway DIY on twitter or facebook via the links at the top of the page. Unfortunatelty the giveaway is only for US residents- sorry international fans! I love you just as much as my US readers but shipping is pricey! Winners will be picked November 1 and notified by email or on the blog.
DIY #1: Cut Paper Feather Earrings
DIY #2: Spooky Spike Nails
M&J Trimming is a DIY girl’s wonderland, and has always been my go-to source for supplies and inspiration, so being asked to be September’s Blogger of the Month was incredibly flattering and exciting! Take a visit over to the M&J blog to see all 3 DIYs I created for them this month including a Prada-inspired midi skirt.
“Happy Fashion’s Night Out! If you’re planning your outfit for tonight and your looks for fashion week, pick up this month’s Glamour at Walmart for your free copy of Glamour and Revlon’s Blogger Beauty Trend Report for tips on how to DIY the hottest makeup trends! I was so excited to be a part of this project and I think it came out so well – it’s a really helpful tool for any of you that are like me- completely hopeless when it comes to applying makeup. This book gives tips on how to easily replicate makeup trends at home for a look that is wearable off the runway. For the iPad folks out there,click here to download the free Glamour iPad app where you can download the Blogger Beauty Trend Report to watch how-to videos on these trends.”
This simple and classic belt goes with everything, is very easy to make, and the bow is completely removable. Give it a try with any belt you have and any color grosgrain
for a 5 minute DIY.
Do you watch Pretty Little Liars? No? …Oh. Er. Me neither. So lame. But maybe I have a FRIEND who watches it and maybe this FRIEND told me that on a recent episode, Spencer was wearing this totally awesome denim button down with giant holes in the shoulders. Give the cold shoulder while keeping it hot with a DIY Peekaboo Shoulder Button Down.
Channel your inner mod-podge-loving fifth grader! Print images on iron-on paper and collage them onto a skirt. Try pictures of your own or use the PDF below to print out panthers and violets.
Seen everywhere from Chris Kane to the Duchess of Cambridge, colored lace overlays are a fresh take on the dated doily. Try it yourself by painting lace any color and attaching it over a tube top, simple jersey mini skirt, or on a pouch to create your own neon lace clutch.
This super easy DIY updates any old chain bracelet you have lying around. Try with cords, yarn, or string to personalize your own woven chain bracelet.
If the sauna of city smog has got you wondering what to wear, try DIY-ing your own simple and breathable summer dress. One cut and two stitches is all it takes!
Practice your ABC’s with a D&G–inspired alphabet necklace. Randomly space letters, spell out words, or even spell out your name for a bold and modern take on the nameplate necklace. It’s easy to change the letters on the chains, so no choice is final!
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