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How To Buy Vintage Clothing: A Complete Guide for Beginners

For serious fashion fans, vintage shopping can be one of life’s greatest joys. Often all about the thrill of the hunt, there are few things as …

20 Repurposed Sweater Projects You’ll Actually Want to Make

Oh, the sweater. It’s an item that is so often repurposed into strange felt animals, confusing capes, and other oddities. But, sweaters happen to be pretty darn versatile in the world of DIY, especially in the winter months. So, we took it upon ourselves to dig deep into the depths of the web to …

Turn A Thrifted Blanket into a Weekender Tote

A thrifted, Southwestern-style blanket gets a new life as a chic weekender bag. As color addicts, our favorite detail by far is the neon stitching along the sides and straps.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Thrifted blanket or rug<br>• yarn<br>• leather<br>• scissors<br>• Needle<br>• large buttons<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on A …

15 Sweatshirts You’ll Actually Want to Leave the House In

Somehow, sweatshirts have become accepted by the style community as suitable everyday outerwear. That’s right, sweatshirts aren’t just for the gym anymore, and we have to say we’re totally OK with that (can’t you tell!?). Especially since so many of these traditionally casual tops have been given …

How to Turn a Blanket into a Top, Take Two!

We swooned over Kinsey’s crocheted blanket poncho a few months ago, and now we’re loving this cardigan blanket hybrid top.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>blanket<br>• Cardigan<br>• scissors<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Sincerely, Kinsey

Throwback DIY: How to Make a Scrunchie

The ultimate hair accessory of the 80s and 90s is back: DIY-style. Now you can easily sew your way to a totally rad ‘do.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>fabric 10 x 50cm<br>• elastic cord 15 – 20cm<br>• Safety Pin<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Small Good Things

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And the 2013 Halloween Costume Contest Winners Are…!

Dudes, you’ve outdone yourselves this year. We thought last year’s submissions were creative, but this year has knocked it out of the park. After combing through hundreds of handmade costumes, outrageously awesome makeup ideas, and some of the cutest kid costumes ever, here are our top 3</b> …

The Top 5 Beauty Bloggers, According to You!

Last week, we posed the question: Who is your favorite makeup blogger? We asked this because we’ve found that you all seem to love our beauty-related roundups and posts, and we wanted to know what other folks out there you love to check out. Well, the votes are in, and we’re happy to present the …

5 Ways to Style a Statement Bag (+ Win a $150 Gift Card!)

On the fence about splurging on a statement bag this fall? Us too. That’s why we were pumped when the folks at Maple and West decided to team up with us on this giveaway. Not only do we get to show you 5 different ways you can style up your bag, we’re giving one lucky winner a $150 gift card from …

10 Ways to Beautify Your Brows

So your everyday beauty routine includes skincare and makeup, but do you ever regularly turn your attention to beautifying your brows? ‘Casue if you think there’s not much more to it than prudent plucking—guess again. These 10 eyebrow tutorials will introduce you to the wonderful world of …

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Be a Boho Babe in this 5-Strand Headband

This boho-chic headband is a perfect fall accessory. We love the mix of textures and colors, especially that pop of gold!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>gold braided cord<br>• leather strip<br>• leather cord<br>• glitter strand<br>• multicolored ribbon<br>• piece of elastic<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Sincerely, Kinsey

How to Bling Out a Basic Tee — No Sewing Machine Required!

Our absolute favorite way to rock this season’s coveted metallic trend is with sequins. The small, shiny bling adds effortless sparkle to any outfit, usually in the form of an accessory like chic drop earrings or a shimmering wrap bracelet. But since we like to shake things up around here at Brit …

How to Customize an Old Suitcase for Your Holiday Travels

Travel home for the holidays in style with this suitcase DIY. Just use Mod Podge to layer on magazine clippings, photo prints, or even printed Instagram snaps to customize an old, hard-shelled suitcase.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>suitcase<br>• magazine pages<br>• glue (mod podge)<br>• scissors or an exacto knife<p><b>Ready</b> …

3 Retro Hairstyles with a Modern Twist

Ready to go retro? For our next hair hack, we’re taking our marketing maven Cecelia on a journey through the ’30s, ’50s, and ’70s. You might think that some of the typical retro styles are a little <i>too</i> vintage, but we assure you that you can totally modernize them with a few subtle twists of your …

Pucker Up For Winter With DIY Sugar Lip Scrubs

It’s time to step up your beauty game for winter, so naturally, the first thing you should do to prep is…raid your pantry! No joke—pantry essentials like oils and sugar are key to natural exfoliating. We showed you how to use these ingredients to create face scrubs to suit your skin type, and now …

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12 DIY Nail Art Ideas For Thanksgiving and Fall

In case you didn’t already know, we’re nuts about nail art! It’s such a fun way to express yourself, and the creative options are virtually limitless. As we were scouring the World Wide Web for some new ideas recently, we found so many clever and cute designs for fall and Thanksgiving. Check out a …

Easy Backpack Restyle

Sincerely, Kinsey shows us how easy it is to restyle a boring backpack. Even if you don’t have fabric dye handy, a slew of shiny trims and cords will do the trick!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>plain white backpack<br>• dark brown fabric dye<br>• water<br>• various trims and cords<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Sincerely, …

Obsessed With My Vans

I bought my Céline leopard print Vans a few months ago, completely unaware that they would become a fixture in my wardrobe. Identical to Vans but elevated with luxury finishes, this new incarnation comes in an array of exotic skins and colors, including python and printed pony hair. At this point, …

Republicans attack president's 'phoney apology' over Obamacare rollout

Obamacare once again dominated the Republican oppposition's weekly address on Saturday despite President Barack Obama's attempt to move the debate on to energy policy in his own address. While the president chose to discuss domestic oil production and energy efficiency, the GOP maintained its …