Posts Categorized: Style

Round ups + Style / Friday, 26 May 2017

Lars’ Favorite Neck Scarfs

I’ve received many a request to do a roundup of my favorite neck scarfs/neckties/neckerchiefs, so I’ve scavenged the internet to find Lars’ Favorite Neck Scarfs! Neck scarfs are a great addition to any outfit, adding a pop of color, a splash of pattern, or a quirky touch. If you’re feeling hesitant about the trend, just grab an old bandana and give that a go! On the other hand, this is such a simple way to up your wardrobe game and try something new so just tie one on!

Above Scarf: Black and white dot scarf from Bando Love the graphic feel!

Continue to see all of Lars’ favorite neck scarfs! 

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Round ups + Style / Friday, 19 May 2017

Lars Clog Resource Guide

Favorite clogs for summer When I was a kid I dreamt of owning a pair of red clogs with flowers painted on them. As luck would have it, I found a perfect pair at an outlet when I was a teenager. Sadly, I’ve since misplaced them. In the meanwhile, clogs have made a comeback, so they are now easier to find. I’ve been lucky enough to find a couple of pairs here and there at flea markets and now you can also easily find them online. I’ve gathered up a list of some of my favorite styles, so you too can pretend you’re living in Scandinavia. From neutral leather to metallic, you’ll be sure to find a style that fits your fancy. We’ve chosen a few from our favorite clog shops and added a few others to round out the pack.

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DIY + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 10 May 2017

DIY Painted Rainbow Sun Hat

DIY Rainbow Painted Sun Hat

The sun is starting to shine and it’s making me wonder why I even tolerate winter. And then I remember my obsession with tights… Nevertheless, this California-bred girl loves the warm weather! I’ve never quite jumped on the tanning bandwagon, perhaps due to disappointment with sunless tanning lotions. Or maybe it’s because of an abundance of adorable swimsuit coverups and sunhats. It’s hard to find the perfect hat for the summer, so we took matters into our own hands and made our own! The power of craft! This DIY Painted Rainbow Sun hat is a perfect balance. It’s a classic rattan, wide-brim hat, and did we mention it’s from Ikea? But underneath, there’s a peekaboo rainbow! Surprise surprise! It’s super simple and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Hat’s off to you!

DIY Rainbow Painted Sun HatContinue on for the full DIY

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Design + Life + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

How to make a style board

How to make a mood board with Mae Mae Co on The House That Lars BuiltHow to make a mood board with Mae Mae Co on The House That Lars Built
I’m thrilled to introduce a guest contributor for today, Megan Gonzalez. Perhaps you’ve seen her work with her company, MaeMae. I’ve been a fan of her beautiful work for quite awhile now and I’ve long been impressed with the style boards she creates and features on her site for each client (and the movie she created?! It’s a must watch!). They are in itself beautiful works of art. As I’ve been featuring more and more style boards here for different projects (remember Becca’s wedding inspiration board?), I thought it would be wonderful to hear from the expert on how to create them for your own projects.

Hi! I’m Megan and I run MaeMae, a creative studio located in Minneapolis, MN. Since I was in elementary school, I have collected magazines tears, notes and drawings from friends, and postage stamps. When I got my first computer in college I filled folders on my desktop with photos and designs I found online as well as scans and photos of pages from books I discovered at the campus’ library. Now if I didn’t have the job I do, I think we’d label this all compulsive hoarding… but fortunately I get to put all of these found and collected objects and images to good use in my work! Read on →

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Crafts + DIY + Projects + Style / Friday, 21 Apr 2017

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Paper flower graduation taselDid you have to wear the terrible traditional graduation cap and gown when you graduated? If you graduated from high school and/or college, you most likely did. I’m all for customs and traditions, but man, couldn’t we wear something that resembled something other than a large garbage bag? It is such a momentous occasion and involves lots of photos. We decided to add a bit of pizazz with a fun paper flower graduation tassel!

If you’re graduating in the near future, have a friend who’s about to take the leap, or maybe a daughter or niece, this paper flower graduation tassel is perfect for the occasion. We’ve provided both PDF and SVG files for the flower so you can easily print them off or use your machine cutter. This way, you’ll be able to take your next steps into the future with confidence even Elle Woods would be proud of! “What, like it’s hard?”

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Fun fact: For graduation in Sweden, female students all wear white dresses and males wear suits! Can we please jump on that bandwagon?

Bright pink and other fun colored caps and gowns can be found here!

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