Cobalt Blue Fashion & Home Décor

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Cobalt (or royal) blue has to be one of my favorite colors, both in fashion and decorating settings. The rich tone works well year-round, and has a sophisticated yet fun feeling. I’m not sure I have the nerve to paint a whole room cobalt blue, yet I love the idea of incorporating the color into my life with clothing and smaller home accessories.

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Currently Crushing: Laptop Sleeves

Last week I had a technological apocalypse: both my laptop and cellphone decided to kick the bucket. Although my bank account is upset, I’m happy to be the proud owner of a brand-spankin’ new macbook pro, as well as a beauuutiful white galaxy s2 phone. Upgrade!

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Household Tool Transformation

I’m currently taking a few interior design courses, one of which assigned the task of measuring my entire apartment (in anticipation of creating a digital floor plan). Easy enough, right? Only problem was that I didn’t own a tape measure…err to Home Depot I go!

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DIY Jewels from Honestly…WTF

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Lately my watch-clad wrists have been feeling rather lonely, so I’ve been searching (with little luck) for bracelets to keep them company. The hunt stops at honestly…wtf, a serious a goldmine for jewelry tutorials (and more!) that are cool as all hell.  First up? A quick & easy hex nut bracelet.

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Camera Style: Pt 2 (DIY Chain Strap)

Black and gold accessories dominate my wardrobe, so my design crush on this SFK camera strap came as no surprise. As I sat pining over the pricy chain, it struck me: I have a pleather quilted purse in the back of my closet that I haven’t used in years, as well an old pair of black sneaks from my waitressing days.  Weave, cut, add upholstery nails and glue, and voilà! A (free!) homemade version the camera accessory I craved.

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Camera Style: Pt 1

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Cameras are quickly becoming a prevalent part of many a girl’s ensemble, so I love the idea of dressing them up to reflect your style. After all, they hang on your neck or wrist like any other accessory–would you normally wear an unsightly black nylon necklace if there wasn’t a camera attached to it? Many budget-friendly and diy options are available in a range of looks:

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