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I SPY DIY STYLE | 3 Spring Dresses

OUTFIT-FASHION, Outfits, Shopping

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Since it’s the dead of winter, my wardrobe has been pretty dull covered by a giant parka, when my favorite beverage asked me to play dress up in outfits styled with their new colorful IT’S MINE Diet Coke bottles, my answer was yes, yes, YES! The crazy cool part is that every 12oz glass bottle has a different design, we are talkin’ millions of unique designs (only available for a limited time). I just happen to love this bottle with black and white and pops of color, surprise surprise, right? I styled a few of my favorite spring dress shapes, A-line, Shirtdress, and Maxi, to bring out the colors and design of the season’s ultimate must-have, my Diet Coke IT’S MINE bottle. I am picturing a warm weather stroll or a garden party, sun shining, Diet Coke in hand…

ispydiy_3dresses1SHIRT DRESS – This shape can sometimes be a little difficult for me to pull off without looking frumpy, but the key is to synch the waist with a belt or tie that gives the dress shape. Also, I rolled up the sleeves and left the bottom unbuttoned a bit to show off some leg so the stripe pattern was not too overwhelming.
Outfit: Dress, bag, shoes, bracelet, scarf, lomography camera 

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OUTFIT: Dress (similar), rainboots, scarf, floral clutch, vintage sunglasses, DIY notebook, umbrellalomography camera 

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OUTFIT | Dress, sneakers, jacket (similar)
PHOTOS BY | Jennifer Brindley 

To get you thinking of warm weather to come, we are giving away a unique Diet Coke IT’S MINE bottle and one of my favorite must-have bags for the season with some fun surprises ($200 value)! To enter leave a comment below with your favorite dress shape!! And don’t forget to grab your own Diet Coke IT’S MINE bottle at major retailers nationwide, while supplies last.

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MY DIY | Copper Pipe Floor Lamp

DIY PROJECT, Home DIY

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Ok, I know I took way too many photos, but this lamp has been a labor of love. Come along on the journey, and hopefully it will make creating your own a bit easier! After I saw this photo, I knew I wanted to make a DIY version, and figured it would be super simple to recreate with copper pipe…and I was almost right. I got all the copper pieces cut at the hardware store, and the copper elbows and caps were no problem, but that center cross piece in the middle was NOWHERE to be found, and so began the mad search. I scoured the internet, and was not willing to buy in bulk from China, so tried a bunch of cross fittings in different materials off Amazon, and after too many tries, still nothing fit. Next, I called around to all the plumbing stores, and after my 3rd call I found a store that sold one…for $20…errr…more than I was planning, but I was too far invested to say no at this point. With the stand pieces set, I was off to find the perfect shade, which I am sure could easily be purchase at the hardware store, but I had it in my mind that I wanted a vintage one. Great news, I scored the perfect pendant while antiquing that was already wired, woot!, (it would have been even better if I had not already bought a lamp kit online). After spray painting the shade copper, the assembly took a matter of minutes! Minus all my trial and error expenses the lamp only cost around $65 (way cheaper if you can find that cross fitting for less). I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! And full disclosure, I still have to add the plug to the end, but I was too excited about it to hold off on posting, plus I might need some adult supervision. Step and supplies after the break…  (more…)


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INSPIRATION | Copper Lamps

DIY PROJECT, Home DIY

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First, thank you for all the succulent ideas, I am doing a bunch of research on plant walls, so stay tuned! Next up, the copper obsession continues, and the lated project on my mind is a copper floor lamp. I have been waiting for all the pieces in the mail, and I think I have everything to make it happen, woot! The plan is to assemble it tomorrow, and I hope it’s as simple as I think…Check back to see if it turns out. In the meantime, I rounded up some copper inspiration. I may just have to make a table lamp to match!

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