Posts Categorized: Style

Projects + Style / Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

3 DIY Derby Hats with Fiskars

It was this time six years ago that I got my 15 minutes (actually, it was only like 3 minutes, I’m still waiting on the remainder) of fame. I had submitted a paper flower hat design to The Today Show for a Kentucky Derby hat contest. I, along with two other finalists, were brought on to the show to show off our hats and what do you know, June Ambrose and Al Roker named me the winner. Ha! It was all very hilarious. You can see the full video here for proof.

As you saw in the video, I won a HUGE trophy (where to put that in your house? Please advise???) and I’ve been staring at it for 6 years. Derby hats are clearly ALWAYS on my brain. When Fiskars asked us to use their new DIY heavy duty scissors as well as their classic orange-handled scissors, I knew exactly what to do with them. In fact, we made three versions so you have some options. And they’re all made from materials that you probably already have in your house.

Let’s get cracking!

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City guides + Design + Life + Style + travel / Monday, 8 Apr 2019

Copenhagen city guide

I’ve been wanting to share my favorite Copenhagen tips for years now and I don’t know how it’s taken 9 years to do so. Wait, yes, I do! Consider it one of those “never a tourist in your own city” moments, meaning, I experienced it all, just never wrote it all down in one concise list. Well, thanks for your patience! I’ve received numerous emails over the years asking for my recommendations and I’ve given them out, but I always thought that I needed an extra “oomph” to get it out into the world. That extra oomph was our recent trip to Denmark visiting family and revisiting some of my favorite haunts. Guess what? They still hold up! And they’re amazing.

If you’re planning a trip to Denmark, here’s what you MUST do:

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Projects + Style / Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

DIY Shamrock scrunchie

How to wear green on St Patrick’s dayEvery time I hear the word “scrunchie” I 1) cringe 2) hearken back to my oversized sweatshirts and bunches up socks 3) repeat “my lucky srunchie. It helped me pass Spanish.” (Name that movie). So today, now that scrunchies have some way made their way back into our vocabulary, we are making a lucky scrunchie with this DIY shamrock scrunchie, just in time for St. Patrick’s day.

How to wear green on St Patrick’s day

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DIY + Projects + Style / Monday, 5 Nov 2018

Fooled Ya! DIY T-shirt vinyl Collection

Are you familiar with Trompe-l’oeil? It means “deceive the eye” in French for those linguists out there. It’s a technique that makes a painting or design appear three-dimensional through optical illusion. The technique originated in the Baroque period and it’s still going strong today! When brainstorming our second T-shirt (If you missed our Matisse T-shirt line, make sure you check it out), we wanted to create whimsical Trompe-l’oeil-inspired designs, and that’s what the ‘Fooled Ya! T-Shirt Collection’ is all about! No need to add too many additional accessories because these shirts include them for you, Take a look at all the designs and let us know which one is your favorite!

Take a look at all the styles and download the templates to make your own!

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Life + Style / Monday, 29 Oct 2018

Styling your Winter Water Factory for Fall

Perfect Christmas CardHave you seen our collaboration with Winter Water Factory? If not, you need to check it out! Being a new mom, I wanted nothing more than to be able to match with my baby boy, however, I also wanted to make sure that these clothes were perfectly acceptable to wear on their own, whether you have a babe to coordinate with or not. As we head into colder temperatures, it’s oftentimes tricky to figure out the transition so our team got together for our annual Christmas photo shoot (see it here!) and we all donned Winter Water pieces, styled to suit our different tastes. I love how it turned out! Here’s a look at how we each styled our Bugs and Leaves line! How would you wear your Winter Water Factory? I want to see!

Bonus! Today through October 31st, Winter Water Factory is celebrating Hoodieween! Take 30% off all French terry styles with the code BOO at checkout!

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