My Spoonflower Fabrics Maker-Submitted Project Showcase

As you may know, I designed some fabrics awhile ago and offer them for sale by the yard through my shop on Spoonflower. At first I created them because I couldn’t find any galaxy-print fabrics that I liked, and I wanted to play with the trending print. After I opened my shop though, people that I didn’t even know began purchasing my designs and using them in their own projects ....more

DIY Ideas from Fall 2015 Fashion Weeks

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week has wrapped up, folks…London Fashion Week is drawing to a close…next up, Paris and Milan. Already some great DIY ideas are surfacing for Fall 2015 and I’ll bet you want to get right on top of those and start thinking about how to incorporate these trends into your wardrobe for the upcoming season. Here are some emerging looks from the runways: Though it’s hard to tell from the photo, hand-stitching some delicate silver ball-chain to the edges of your clothing a la Alexander Wang can look edgy and cool ....more

Chic for the Week – 7

Welcome to another installment of Chic for the Week, where I share a couple shopping picks that I can’t stop thinking about. Actually, Chic for the Weekend might be more appropo. And it’s technically the last weekend before March arrives, so I’m on the lookout for some pale, Springy items to usher in the season ....more

Outfit 2.16.15: Faux Quilting and Faux Sequins

Mismatched rhinestone stud earrings: I forget. Sequins sweatshirt: Romwe (old, similar here or here. Rings: mocha, Shashi solitaire ring in rose gold, Gorjana “G” stackable ring set ....more

DIY Quilted Vinyl Midi Skirt

So it’s still Winter and I wanted a (p)leather skirt – midi length, so demure, yet made of a material that’s a little reminiscent of biker gangs. That’s just how I roll. Midi-length leather and pleather skirts have been a Winter staple for awhile – and I love that the quilting pushes it into Chanel-esque territory without being anywhere near that price-point ....more

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Clockwise from top left: Milk chocolate Hershey’s kiss, Gorjana alphabet necklace, Shashi solitaire ring in rose gold, handwritten note in gold calligraphy pen, Luv Aj The Crown hoop earrings, Chocomize dark chocolate bar with coconut and honey-roasted cashews, Gorjana “G” stackable ring set May you spend it with someone you love today xo Carly FTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you click and buy something through one of the links above. My full Disclosure Policy is here ....more

Last-Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

The big V-day happens to be Saturday this year, and it’s now a countdown to what to get, what to make, how to profess your undying love to the one true person in your life. Here are a couple ideas from my archives if you need something to make last-minute: DIY Ombre Typography Pillows DIY His and Hers Leather-Bound Book Necklace/Keychain DIY French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand DIY Patterned Silver Leaf Photo Frame DIY Faux Geode Quartz Paperweight DIY Healthy Natural Coconut Oil Stick Deodorant And, from a previous year: 15 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone. And, if you’d prefer not to give a THING but instead perform an action and make it a memorable experience instead: Romantic Ideas You Can Do At Home for Valentine’s Day Infographic And, for those wanting to celebrate their singledom, here are a couple great ideas for you too! ...more

January From the Archives

Hello friends! Gee, this past month went by quick, didn’t it? I wanted to try something a little different as a recap and dig back into the Chic Steals archives for Januaries past to share some of my favorite posts with you that you may have missed ....more

7 Affordable Winter Beauty Picks for Fair Skin

So yesterday I gave you a peek inside my $5 newly organized bathroom drawer. Today I wanted to share a roundup of my must-have beauty items to see Winter through to Spring. I’m super-pale and have strawberry blonde hair, so the color palette I use most days is very light creams and beiges, with a bit of baby pink thrown in ....more