Category: Guest Blogger

GeneralMojito Ice Cubes with Ashley from Sugar and Cloth

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​I, Ashley of Sugar & Cloth, think we can all agree that watered down drinks aren’t nearly as refreshing as crisp, fresh ones full of … mint! Okay, so maybe not everyone loves mint as much as I do, but in case mojitos ARE your style, then this one is definitely for you: mojito ice cubes! In honor of there never being a mojito casualty again.

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DIYSpiked Watermelon Popsicles

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Hi guys! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again, back with an amazing recipe to beat the end-of-summer heat! Just when you think watermelon couldn’t make the summer any better, they go and get a little makeover and come back looking cute as ever … and with a splash of rum. I don’t know about you, but that’s just as good as a cabana boy in my book.

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These spiked watermelon popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and fully equipped with a clever little rind drip tray built in!

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Ingredients, yields 12 pops:
  • 2.5 lbs of fresh, seedless watermelon (basically half of a small melon)
  • 4 tablespoons (or 2 oz.) of watermelon Monin syrup
  • 8 oz. of light rum (or the same amount of orange juice for non-alcoholic)
  • splash of Sprite
  • small, rectangular cuts of rind the same size as your popsicle molds

Cut the watermelon away from the rind and blend it in a blender. Pour it into a bowl or a pitcher with a spout to make it easy to pour into the popsicle molds, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. ​Pour the mixture into the molds, and insert the popsicle sticks through the rind by making a small slit with a knife. Be sure that the rind fits into the mold just enough to touch the mixture (to be able to freeze into place), but isn’t so small that it falls through the top opening. Then freeze the pops overnight.

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Before trying to remove the pops from the mold, run the tips of the popsicles in the mold under warm water for about 20 seconds. The popsicles will have a soft texture (as does watermelon), so pulling too hard on them will make them break if you’re not careful.  Before serving, you can drizzle a little dash of sugar for extra punch and cuteness!

DIYDIY Flower Crown with Kathleen of INSPIRAFASHION!

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Still don’t have a flower crown ready for this weekend? Don’t you fret! We’ve paired up with festival-frequenter and blogger babe Kathleen of INSPIRAFASHION to bring you this beautiful Coachella approved DIY Flower Crown! A few supplies from the craft store and a little ingenuity is all you’ll need to create the ultimate festival accessory! Follow the steps below and you’ll be spending the weekend with flowers in your hair!

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DIYDIY Mini Dress to Top Refashion with Merrick’s Art!

If you’re feeling crafty and need some inspiration, there’s no better source than Merrick of Merrick’s Art. That’s why we are so excited to team up with her for this fab fashion DIY! Tired of your old shift dresses? Transform them with this easy mini dress to top refashion! It’s the perfect way to re-purpose your old frocks for a look that’s fresh and fab! See below for the full tutorial!

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As you might know, I don’t wear mini dresses. So when I’m shopping, it’s majorly annoying to find and fall in love with a mini dress in a gorgeous pattern or color, cause throwing on a pair of leggings underneath it totally changes the look for me, and not usually in a good way. 

So I was thinking about this annoying situation a few weeks ago, and then I ran across this pin that I’d pinned ages ago and it sparked an idea. Instead of fighting the mini dress, how about I just make it work for me? An easy chop and hem, and suddenly it’s a darling hi-low top that doesn’t alter the gorgeous print, and doesn’t look silly with leggings. 

Such was the case with this darling dress from Lulu*s. A quick refashion and now it’s one of my favorite tops that looks amazing with jeans, shorts, or even a pencil skirt. 

Here’s how I styled it, and a super easy tutorial is at the end of this post!look3
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(Photos by sara walk photography)

This tutorial doesn’t work for every mini dress, but it works for many of them, especially shift dresses that have one color or print all over the dress, like mine. I would love to try it with this navy and white graphic print dress, this amazing neon and mint dress, or even this navy contrast sleeve dress! What do you think??

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Step 1. Start with a mini dress. Try it on and determine the length you want to cut in the front. Add half an inch for seam allowance and mark or pin this spot. Do the same for the back.
Step 2. Lay it profile, flat on the ground, and cut according to your pin marks, making it a hi-low hem.
Step 3. Hem.

(note: mine had a lining, so I did the exact same steps, just making it about an inch shorter on all sides so it didn’t show).

FashionRachel et Nicole present: LuLu*s-lympics Lookbook

If ever there was an Olympic event for fashion, the gold would without a doubt go to stylish sisters Rachel et Nicole! This New York blogger pair has street style down to a science, expertly mixing pieces to create a look all their own. Checkout their latest style adventure, LuLu*s-lympics, inspired by some of our favorite Winter Olympic events! From skiing to ice skating, they’re turning sports into a high-fashion event! And believe it or not, the dynamic duo photographed, styled and modeled everything themselves! Keep your eyes on the prize and take a peek at the full feature below!

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Click through for more fabulous Olympic worthy looks!

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