To celebrate Independence Day, we’re giving away a Rebecca Minkoff handbag! All you have to do is show your patriotism with a DIY July 4th nail art and the inspiration behind it. Just follow the directions below to be entered to win – one lucky winner will be announced Wednesday, July 11th. Go red, white and blue!
Over here at the RM offices, we’re obviously obsessed with studs. And neon. And fringe, for that matter. So naturally we had to make a DIY combining all three! We grabbed some supplies from M&J Trimming (you can get your own at MJTrim.com) and went right to work. We came up with this studded neon fringe necklace, which is the perfect statement necklace to top off a simple summer dress, breezy t-shirt or collared blouse. Follow the directions below to do it yourself!
1. Cut the neon fringe in half, so you have two 9 inch pieces of fringe. Spread a thin line of glue across the top of one of the pieces, then place the other piece directly on top and press them together. (This is so the fringe will be thicker and sturdier.) Do the same thing with the black fringe.
2. Draw a line of glue across the top of the black fringe. Place the neon fringe directly on top and press down. Let the glue dry.
3. Using your pliers, open a link on one end of the chain. Hook it through one of the loops in the top of the fringe and then close the link with the pliers. Do the same on the other side of the fringe. Make sure the chain is long enough to slip over your head.
4. Unscrew the studs and remove the screws, so you only have the flat studs. Space them evenly along the top of the fringe, then glue them down individually. Let them dry and you’re all set. Now all you have to do is rock it out – won’t it feel awesome to tell your friends you made it yourself when they ask you where you bought it? Cool points!
We lug our cameras around so much that they’re basically as important as our handbags, but we could definitely do without those boring camera straps. So of course it made sense for us to DIY our own! We got some awesome beaded trim and more supplies from M&J Trimming, our favorite craft store, and got right to work. Follow our steps below to make your own!
Supplies: 3 1/2 ft beaded trim, 4 ft twill tape, 2 D-rings, 2 metal clasps, E6000 glue
1. Glue the beaded trim directly in the center of the black trim. The trim is long, so you may have to glue it piece by piece. Let dry.
2. Slightly pull open the sides of the D-ring and slide the clasp onto the D-ring so they are connected.
3. Slide the D-ring onto the end of the black trim, leaving an inch or two on the end. Making sure the black trim is flipped over (with the beaded trim on the bottom), apply some glue to the end of the trim and press it down over the D-ring. Hold in place until it dries.
4. Repeat step 2 and 3 for the other side of the strap. Hook the clasps onto your camera and you’re all set!
Last week, we partnered with StyleCaster and invited a crew of stylish bloggers to the Hamptons for The Morning After Event – 24 hours of laid-back summer fun inspired by the story of the classic Morning After Bag a.k.a. M.A.B. Designed to carry all of of a girl’s essentials for a late-night on the town to the morning after, i.e. makeup, flats, perfume and beyond, the Morning After Bag marks the beginning of the Rebecca Minkoff brand and lifestyle. To celebrate, each blogger rocked Rebecca Minkoff outfits, handbags and Morning After Clutches and competed in a “Morning After Walk Style” competition to see who had the best walk and style after a late night of festivities…
Now the fun really begins…it’s time to vote on your favorite Rebecca Minkoff “Morning After Walk Style!” All you have to do is ‘like’ your favorite ‘morning after’ look from the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Style Facebook Album.
We must warn you, Minkettes, the competition is fierce. Below are the style mavens who are going head to head for the ‘Morning After’ winnings: a Rebecca Minkoff gift card for one of their fans (that could be you!)
Natacha Steven, NYC Pretty, Cheetah is the New Black, De Lune, My Style Pill, Le Style Child, We Wore What, Downtown From Behind, I Spy DIY, Saucy Glossie, Sartorial Girl, WTF Is Up With My Love Life and Pizza Rulez.
May the best walk win!
We have been searching for the perfect pair of summer cutoffs, and finally we just decided to make them ourselves! We grabbed an old pair of shorts, supplies from M&J Trimming and added a feminine touch with a few pieces of lace. It only takes 3 simple steps – so try it yourself by following our steps below.
1. Cut a triangle out of your shorts that is roughly the shape of the lace. Make sure you cut the triangle exactly on the side seam.
2. Cut out a piece of lace in your desired size. You don’t have to use all of the trim – feel free to cut off the edges to get the right shape! Then pin the lace in place on top of the shorts.
3. Thread your needle, tie a knot at the end of the thread, and start sewing the lace to your shorts, pulling the needle in and out. Make sure you sew both the inner and outer edges. Once you have sewn it all down, tie a few knots where you finish, cut off the rest of the thread, and you’re all set. Now show off your shorts!