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

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

Society Is Wrong…

Fresh faced or filled with MAC – You’re beautiful as long as you’re YOU.  Never let anyone (or any magazine, tv show, movie, song, blog…etc) ever make you feel or think differently.  EVER.Read 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

Fight SAD-ness with Food!

It may be the most wonderful time of the year but sometimes with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays it can truly feel like the worst. We’re more lethargic than normal, maybe even a bit achy at times and often just as gloomy as the stormy weather outside. So what’s up with all the holiday doom and gloom? Don’t worry – you’re not turning into Ebenezer Scrooge. You’re more than likely suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or aptly referred toRead more

An Ode To Moonrise Kingdom

“What kind of bird are you?”. Oh how we love Moonrise Kingdom. Wes Anderson knows how to make an incredible film that’s as stimulating to the eye as it is to the heart. If you haven’t watched it, we highly recommend it. If you have, you know what we’re talking about. For the later, we attempt to pay homage to this fine film with ways you bring a little Moonrise Kingdom whimsy into your lives without having to travel toRead more

Behold The World’s Most Expensive Polish

Although we dont splurge often (we are proud frugalistas, after all) when we do it’s almost always on one of two things – Food……and nail polish. Because the former is necessary for living and we need to live to bring you the amazingness that’s here on DIY2EMC, that one’s a given. Nail polish, however, is our secret shame in the world of paying retail. Given we use it for a plethora of DIY ditties, it seems to justify the full price purchase most ofRead more