Posts Categorized: Style

Costumes + halloween + Projects + Style / Monday, 9 Oct 2017

4 easy iron-on costumes

Green house Halloween costumeAm I the only one that tends to get burnt out from all the Halloween hullabaloo before Halloween even arrives? This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy every minute of Halloween prep because believe me, I think about Halloween nearly every single day of the year (sadly, this is true!) But when the end of the month finally rolls around, I realize I haven’t even planned out my own costume! Decorations, parties, festivals, and plenty of other things seem to fill up my schedule (and brain), leaving me frantically throwing a costume together last minute. Well, we’ve come up with the solution. Halleluja! We’ve joined forces with Cricut to create four easy iron-on Costumes! Each adorable Halloween costume can be thrown together in less than an hour! The iron-on vinyl decals can be easily cut out with the new Cricut Maker and ironed on with the Easy Press! Bonus? You probably already have something in your closet that you can easily transform into one of these costumes!

Constellation iron on costume Ants on a picnic blanket Halloween costume Beehive iron on costume

Check out all of the iron-on costumes!

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Costumes + halloween + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017

5 mama and baby costumes

Russian nesting doll mommy and baby costume Artist and palette mommy and baby costumeHalloween is fast approaching and there are few holidays I like more! Spooky and creepy may not seem like the name of the game here at Lars, but we love to go all out! What’s more fun than dressing up?! You’ve probably heard that I’m pregnant (yeah, that’s the bump under my dresses, folks), 24 weeks to be exact, so naturally, we have babies on the brain here! We’ve teamed up with Solly Baby this Halloween season to create 5 amazing costumes for moms and their little ones along with their daily giveaways on Instagram! Each costume has a component for the mom and then a way to dress up the Solly wrap in a coordinating costume for their baby. We are so thrilled with how they all turned out! And even if you don’t have a babe to tote around on Halloween, these costumes would still be amazing! I’m having a hard time choosing, but I think I’m going to go with the Russian doll costume myself! But who knows! They’re all so good!Mushroom and garden gnome baby and mommy costume Chiquita and banana mommy and baby costumeStork and package mommy and baby costume

Check out all the looks and start planning your costume! I’d love to know which one is your favorite? 

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Crafts + DIY + Style / Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

Paper Flower Corsage and Customized Ribbon

Paper Flower CorsageWith school back in session, everyone seems to be back to the grind. However, it’s not all doom and gloom this month! I’ve been noticing the preparation for homecoming festivities at the local high schools and universities around here. Homecoming means football, friends, family, and dancing. It’s a time to celebrate a new year and recognize years past. Something we can all get behind, am I right?!

Paper Flower Corsage

Inspired by the traditional homecoming dances, we wanted to create a beautiful paper flower corsage you could don at a homecoming dance, and even a wedding or other special occasion. Not just any corsage though. This one is entirely handmade out of paper with lovely personalized details to ensure that you can keep it for years to come. We’ve teamed up with Brother to add a personalized ribbon using their P-Touch Embellish ribbon and tape printer. You can display your name, school, graduation date, or whatever catches your fancy on the ribbon! Tucked into the paper flower corsage, this makes a beautiful, customized accessory, and an even lovelier keepsake.

Make sure to check out the full tutorial!
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Projects + Style / Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Hardware Store Necklaces

My dear friend, illustrator Michéle Brummer Everett, has top-notch style and I love to see what she puts together. She is always donning the raddest jewelry. The other day I took a closer look at a piece she was wearing, only to realize that it all made out of hardware store pieces! Rope, tubing, metal pipes, and some embroidery floss. That’s all it is! I love when unusual items can be transformed into something beautiful and absolutely original. We’re featuring a few of her Hardware Store Necklaces here on the blog and pairing them with some fun outfits so you get the feel of the entire look. Clearly, these necklaces are not for the faint of heart, but some bold accessorizing never hurt anyone! Today she’s teaching us how she does it! 

When I first went away to art school in Chicago I discovered Ace Hardware (no this isn’t a sponsored post, just a declaration of love). As a South African who had no experience in midwestern weather I remember running into the small Ace across from my building seeking shelter. The snow kept falling and so I poked around only to discover what I know now…everything I ever needed is sold in a hardware store.

DIY a necklace with items from the hardware store

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Style + This Girl / Friday, 15 Sep 2017

This girl

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I had unofficially retired our This Girl because I didn’t know know if you were digging them or not, but after hearing about how much you missed Her through your feedback, I decided that we we need to bring Her back!

What is This Girl?

I started the This Girl series back in 2011 (here’s the first one!). After spending so much time collecting images on Pinterest, I started to see some color and style connections between interiors, products, and fashion. There were a lot of lovely ladies in wonderful outfits that I loved, knowing I’d never be able to afford them, but I still related to Her in some way and loved creating a world that she resided in. I’m guessing that there’s a This Girl you relate to as well and if you do, let me know! I’d love to hear which one tickles your fancy. I hope you can find some inspiration in this series that will be re-commencing starting….now!

Who is This Girl?

Today’s This Girl is in honor of impending autumn. In fact, it’s raining cats and dogs today here in Utah and I’m wishing I had the perfect rain coat to dash outside.

This Girl  |  Rests here  |  Makes these

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