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Easy DIY: Crop top

You're not going to believe this, but I actually got around to doing a project for my DIY capsule collection! I decided to tackle a fairly easy task first: a crop top. Now, technically it only required extremely basic cutting and sewing but just humor me here, mmkay?I found a cute little oxford shirt at Atomic Number 10 and decided it would make a perfect crop top. Here's what I did:1. Gather...

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I Dream of DIY

Every few months I do this weird thing where I decide on a certain "look" for the season: Disco Housewife, Downtown Powerbitch, Rocker Pageant Princess, etc. It rarely pans out ('cause really, who can afford a new wardrobe every few months?), but it's fun to play around with these little capsule collections in my head.This time around, I'm still loving the '70s secretary look, and I feel like even if...

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How to: Design a simple business card

I returned from the IFB Conference with a stack of business cards, which I thought was fantastic. If you have a blog, a website, or especially a business (no matter how small), you should have business cards. While they seem like a holdover from simpler times, there are a few reasons why handing a small square piece of paper to a potential client, contact, or friend is still an...

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My DIY photography lightbox

After doing research for the product photography how-to post over at StyleSampleMag.com, I decided to try my hand at building my own bootleg lightbox. It was pretty simple, and I had most of what I needed just laying around the house: 1. Find a box. Cut holes in it. I used scissors (an X-acto knife probably would have worked better) to cut out opposite sides of an old shipping box and a smaller "flip...

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Just call me Theo

Since last week, I: Wore the new AllSaints top I bought in the sale. I love wacky asymmetrical draping, but FriendBoy immediately said "You're wearing Theo's shirt!" It is now officially known as my Gordon Gartrell. Hit the Jodi Arnold event at The Limited. Due to underestimating traffic (I don't know how I did the rush hour thing every day), I missed the fashion show, but did manage to snag the tunic I wanted...

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