Frugal Flip – Leather Pants

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past season, you know leather is one of this fall’s hottest fashion staples. But taking the edgy look of leather and making to more real-way than runway is normally no easy feat…especially when the couture trend can cost thousands. But toss in the structure of a chambray shirt, the butter softness of your favorite tan sweater (cashmere optional) and grab your ol’ faithfuls….the classic Chuck Taylors to close. Then pop on a sexyRead more

THE LBD = A LAST MINUTE COSTUME!

Unlike the masses who’ve had their costumes picked out since Labor Day weekend, we often wait until the last minute to decide what attire we’ll don while Trick or Treating. For those of you who love to procrastinate as much as we do, this LBD tip is for you! Whether you want to be frightful or fabulous…the must-have item you already own, a Little Black Dress, is all you really need to get started. Want to channel your inner ‘HollyRead more

Make Your Own Skinny Jeans!

Ahhh the “Skinny Jean”….a fashion forward look  we fought long and hard for years. Thinking they would make our stubby gams look less lean and lengthy and more like a top-heavy turkey leg, we clutched our favorite bootcuts like they were our first born. That is until we actually tried on a pair of skinnies and discovered we’d been wrong all along and purchased them immediately. From that day forward we were hooked. But replacing all of our trusty bootcutsRead more

A Rope Bracelet To Swing With

Whether it’s tribal themed, nautical-esque, or dripping with jewels and neon, Embellished Rope is a trend we can gladly pounce on. But spend our internet, phone & cable bundle cash on one stinkin’ bracelet? Um, no thanks. Lets try this on instead. Pick up some Rope, Crystal Chain, 2 colors of Embroidery Floss, Barrel Cord Ends & Jump Rings, the Clasp, Masking Tape and Gorilla Glue and Lets Do The DIY Thang, shall we! Cut the cord to fit your wrist; not too tight now. Tape the floss of your firstRead more

40+ Ways To Tie A Scarf

As years passed have proved, the winter weather often gets worse before it gets better. But finding new ways to keep warm but not monotonous can be a bit of a challenge. Since purchasing a ton of new scarves isn’t quite in the budget, it’s time to rethink our current selection. Thanks to the lovely mavens over at Scarves.net, we now have 40+ ways to stay stylishly warm this winter and without breaking the bank.  With easy how-to’s and an awesome selection ofRead more

Goody’s QuikStyle Paddle Brush – A Review

In case you missed our post on Influenster and the awesome Holiday Vox Box we were sent, today’s feature is all about the Goody QuikStyle Paddle Brush. Retailing between  $9.99 and $13.99 (depending on the retailer) it’s a bit pricier than a regular paddle brush and the claims of faster drying time, we assume, are why. Speaking of claims, here’s what the Goody QuikStyle Brush says it can deliver: • Absorbent microfiber bristles remove 30% of water for faster styling • Antimicrobial microfiber keeps the brushRead more

Influenster’s Holiday Vox Box Reviews!

To know us here at DIY2EMC is to know one thing……we LOVE getting product submissions for review! Aside from the giddiness we get when receiving these gems in the mail, it allows us to try (and fall in love with!) products we previously didn’t even know about. Thanks to our friends at Influenster, this past holiday was no exception. Filled with all kinds of awesomeness, we’ve spent the beginning of 2013 testing, tasting and loving some amazing and totally affordableRead more

Happy 2013! Never Forget…

                               Whether it’s a butcher, a baker or candlestick maker, EVERYONE NEEDS INSPIRATION. So this year be sure to stay inspired! Regardless of the subject, when you’re inspired, you’re creative. When you’re creative you’re truly living and that’s what life’s all about! So find what stirs your heart, soul & mind and make the BEST out of 2013!Read more

Moisten Your Locks Like Hula Honey Barbie

As the end of the year draws near we can’t help but notice the influence it’s had on us – mind, body and soul. The chill makes us unable to think about anything other than how cold it is, our skin is as dry and flaky as a biscuit and what the year’s worth of product  hasn’t wrecked in our hair the wind, rain and varying temperature has. We can eleviate one of those with the help of our newRead more

My Gold Leaf Be Poppin’, My Mani Is Cool

With the close of 2012 comes a slue dance card punches and several cameo appearances you’ll need to make. If it hasn’t already, soon your FB profile will be slammed with invites to holiday parties, ugly sweater bashes, NYE birthdays, weddings, you name it. And with all the festivities you’ll want to keep those accessories fun, fresh and most important, BRIGHT. So what solves this holiday accessory dilemma? Why a killer mani, of course! So Lets Do The DIY Thang, shall we? First up, wash yourRead more