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

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

Tat Yourself Commitment Free

Loving the look of ink is one of our guilty pleasures. The pain and commitment that comes with them, however, not so much. Yet try as we may, we just cant shake our love of cool tattoos and for the longest time we thought the only solution was a batch of temporary ones you’d see in grocery store vending machine. Rocking the same little mermaid as the screaming 6 year old in line behind us though is not a goodRead 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

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

Living The (Repurposed) Charmed Life

We’ve previously shown just how much you can dramatically change the look of a “special piece” in your jewelry box with nail polish. Tuesday’s post featured how to apply this very philosophy to non-jeweled items and as promised, we’re showing you how you can take this super simple revamping step even further. Ready to take your less than desirable pieces and turn them into repurposed perfection? Then Lets Do The DIY Thang, shall we? Regardless of your piece you’ll need a few basics: A desiredRead more

Upcycle With Nail Polish!

We’ve featured the lovely and yet completely versatile powers of nail polish before and today’s piece adds even more to it’s repertoire. We’ve taken a pair of zebra print earrings and transformed them into a pair of super trendy ear lobe accouterment and we, dear kiddies, want to show you how. Ready to rock out with your polish out? Then Let’s Do The DIY Thang, shall we? Aside from your darling little earrings in need of a little up-cycling, you’ll need nail polish remover (if there’s currentlyRead more

Wedge Me Up Before You Go-Go

Once upon a time, amidst the mid 90’s glitter pop, the platform sneaker was all the rage, especially by Spice Girl fans.  However, if you were seen sporting them, you were either embraced by fellow fans or ostracized by clueless anti-fans, various random haters of “Spice World” and of course, the fashion elite. Translation? Not a good look. Cut to the present day launch of Isabel Marant’s Willow sneaker, which instantly sold out and kicked off the trend that everyone and their mama is now embracing. From Chloe to Aldo, Steve Madden to ASH, Marc Jacobs to Top Shop andRead more