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

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

Drop The Stone & Romance The Wall!

JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY! Its common knowledge by now that we LOVE repurposing, it’s really what we’re all about here at DIY2EMC. But sometimes the art of repurposing can be a bit labor intensive. Sometimes, like this one, its as easy as pie! Aside from looking uber-expensive yet being ridiculously not, this DIY wonder changes the entire look of the room as well as the bulb, making it the dually-est purposed light bulb we’ve ever had the pleasureRead 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

Wrangle Your Accessories – Hen House Style!

We’ve shown how simple it is to organize your jewels and showcase your most coveted pieces with style, but did you know what’s good for the goose is also good for the earring? Oh yes kiddies, now you can have the same organization but now with more chicken wire! Ready to take your princess pretties to hen house chic with ease? ThenLets Do The DIY Thang, shall we? First you’ll need an empty frame, a roll of chicken wire, wire cutter, staple gun & staples, hot glueRead more

Say Bye Bye To Tarantula Eyes

We’ve spent more money on lash combs that we’d care to admit and have repurposed every last safety pin in the house when we’d lost our lash comb (yet again.) All in the endless pursuit of natural looking lashes rather than an eye full of spider legs. EWWW. Yes, we know that they were all the rage last season and on every runway from Chloe and Lanvin to Valentino and Mui Mui’s during their ‘11 Fall campaigns. Personally, we think they’re aRead more

Keep Your Umbrella High On Grass

We mean wheat or your garden variety grass, of course. From the mind of Junjie Zhang, a true eco-conscience genius, comes an awesome facilitation of simple indoor gardening. Ancient Chinese philosophy states that respecting the principles of nature is paramount to human survival in this world. Those currently living in heavy storm zones can do just that by still enjoying a bit of the outdoors all the while staying dry indoors, thanks to the coolest umbrella stand we’ve ever seen. The trick is the speciallyRead 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