Super Easy Porcelain-esque Ornaments!

Obsessed with the look of porcelain ornaments but not so much the price, we set out to make our own. With a few simple items we already had in the kitchen and the craft room we made these awesome dual purpose ornament/gift tags that are just as adorable as they are customizable. Wanna see how we made our gifts look like a million without spending a dime? Then READ ON thrifty creative ones! First and foremost, these are NOT salt dough ornaments. Close….butRead more

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

Frugal Flip – Black Friday Comfort

Black Friday – Like the Black Pearl, its name evokes cautious fear and spending exhaustion just thinking of it. But unlike it’s fictional counterpart, Black Friday is very real and very exhausting. Fighting the crowds over ‘Deals of the Century!’ and waking at ungodly hours just to stand in line for hours in the cold is what this festive day is all about. It’s hard to  think about style when you know what lies ahead and comfort at all levelsRead more

Frugal Flip – Zadig Et Voltaire

One of the most incredible moments one can have shopping is the realization that you can remake a coveted piece of couture at a fraction of the cost. Take this  oh-so-swoon-worthy, festively gold patched sweater by Zadig et Voltaire. The original, as gorgeous as it is, packs a whopping $470 price tag. OUCH. Beyond our price range but not our style, we decided to remake this little winter wonder ourselves. Ready to get your holiday couture on without blowing your budget?Read more

Frugal Flip – Black & Tan Bliss

Now that the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween are gone, it’s time to shift our focus to all of the holiday soirees bound to come our way. With a myriad of parties, dinners, year-end client meetings and more, staying warm while staying in fashion doesn’t have to be a challenge. Above we have a wicked Polyvore style board featuring day to night  ensemble that’s as powerfully sexy as it is stylish. However, it’s also a bit too pricey for ourRead more

Frugal Flip – Cold Weather Cool

Now that it’s getting cooler (in most of the States atleast) it’s time to start letting the hemlines drop and bring those winter staples out of storage. But who says covering up meant you had to ditch style? Not us at DIY2EMC, and of course we’re going to show you how to stay spot-on trendy without racking up charges on the card. At Fashion Week, the hottest fashion houses were Mad for Plaid  and the puffer vest has yet toRead more

See, Flip, Love…With Threadflip

Because we spend our days re-purposing items we already have, it is a common misconception that we are opposed to indulging in new pieces now and then. (In fact, we prefer more ‘now’ than ‘then’) Our passion for fashion is one that we embrace whole-heartedly but sometimes the monthly budget doesn’t allow for a brand new splurge and we’ve got to bring our frugal prowess into the mix. When that itch needs a scratch we hop over to our new favoriteRead more