I more or less swore off stretch bracelets sometime around 2006. I was at an out-of-town concert to see several bands I adored – the Summer of Ska tour or Ska is Dead or Summer of Dead Ska, whatever, who knows, it was a combo of similar words – and I was really, really excited to be there. In true I’m young … Keep reading…

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Oh boy, if you thought I did a lot of jewelry tutorials before, just wait. We were without electricity for about 15 hours yesterday, and I spent much of the air conditioning-less period crafting to keep from going crazy. Now that I have enough light to snap a photo, it’s time to start sharing the tutorials! Up first: three DIY mixed-metals stretch … Keep reading…

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The lace-up clothing trend doesn’t seem to be fading, and I am thrilled. I actually feel a little odd calling it a trend at all since it’s far from new, but that’s a fashion feud for another day. Not only does lace-up clothing offer a fun peek of skin, but it creates loose-fitting clothing, AKA my favorite style of apparel. Some people … Keep reading…

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Purse charms are incredibly popular, and for good reason: they add a touch of personality to any handbag or backpack. A tassel USB charger shows you’re fun and practical, while a Fendi purse charm shows you’re… I don’t know, insane? Cruella de Vil IRL? Painfully, offensively wealthy? (Take your pick.) If you’re looking to add some quirk to your purse without spending, … Keep reading…

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