Fashion Blogger Challenge – Tori from Fashion, Trends & More

Those of you who are familiar with our blog know how much we’ve been looking forward to the spring. Since we hail from the West Coast, it never stays cold for too long and sometimes we forget exactly what season it is. However, in some parts of the United States, winter is still in full swing and it can get difficult to look chic in cold, snowy weather. While some of us choose to bundle up in heavy coats and layers, others may wish to go for a more fashionable route. That’s why at iLoveSexy Blog, we are sharing another Fashion Blogger Challenge on how to rock the perfect winter-to-spring transition outfit. Our Fashion Blogger Challenges are designed to help inspire our readers to style trendy outfits using different items from our website. And this week, we will be featuring Tori from Fashion Trends & More. A stylish Philly girl, Tori has put together a gorgeous black ensemble with our Polka Dot Thigh Highs. For more information on how she styled this outfit, please check out her blog post and all the other gorgeous outfits she’s styled.
 

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Who says you can’t go bare in the winter? Tori originally styled this outfit for a Valentine’s Day date night, but this outfit works wonderfully for both winter and spring as well. Straying away from the usual red and pink hues found on the romantic holiday, she decided to go with an all-black outfit instead. And why not? Black is classy and always in style and she keeps it interesting by keeping the focus on the polka-dots. The vintage Doc Martens give this outfit its casual feel while the lace socks adds that little touch of romance. And of course, don’t you just love that extra pop of red on her lips? We sure do!

 

What do you think of Tori’s outfit? How would you style the polka-dot thigh highs for your own outfit? Share your thoughts, questions and comments with us in the comment box below. For more fashion inspiration and trend reports, please pay a visit to Tori’s blog and leave her some love.

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DIY Feather Headband

Birds of a feather often flock together. And this week, at iLoveSexy Blog, we are flocking towards our lovely DIY feather headband that we’ve created for this week’s tutorial. Now that February is over, we will be entering  the spring of this year towards the end of March. Just like last year’s trend, feathers are going to be hot this year, which is why you don’t want to miss this week’s DIY. Our DIY feather headband is spray painted gold for a dramatic, rustic feel and pairs beautifully with gold lingerie. Colors like black, red and white are often seen in lingerie, but why not bring gold to the bedroom for a truly luxurious look? From the runway to the retail stores, gold is a sophisticated color that truly never goes out of fashion. For our top gold lingerie picks you can rock with this headband, stick around until after the tutorial. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your lingerie with this elegant accessory, let’s jump right in and get started!

DIY Feather Headband - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Headband
Feathers
Spray paint
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

 

DIY Feather Headband - Step 1

1. Spray paint an even coat onto the feathers. Repeat as necessary until you have the opacity you’d like.

 

DIY Feather Headband - Step 2

2. This is how our feathers looked after two coats of spray paint.

 

DIY Feather Headband - Step 3

3. Take a pair of scissors and cut the quills off the feather to make them more pliable when gluing them against the headband.

 

DIY Feather Headband - Step 4

4. Dispense the hot glue in sections and press the feather onto the headband until it is securely adhered.

 

DIY Feather Headband - Step 5

5. Make sure to overlap your feathers to avoid any quills sticking out. To cover up any gaps, you may cut some of the feathers into sections and glue them over any exposed areas.

 

DIY Feather Headband - Finished 1

DIY Feather Headband - Finished 2

Simple and quick, this DIY feather headband takes only a matter of minutes to complete and makes a fun fashion project. There’s nothing quite like going all out with your lingerie and dressing up to the nines. Check out these gorgeous selections of gold lingerie you can dress up in.

DIY Feather Headband - Lace Overlay Satin Corset

Lace Overlay Satin Corset

 

DIY Feather Headband - Golden Goddess

Golden Goddess

 

DIY Feather Headband - Baroque Temptress

Baroque Temptations

Temptation is never far away whenever there’s gold involved. A most precious asset, gold has been lusted after across cultures for thousands of years and continues to be coveted today. Bring a little gold sparkle to your bedroom today with the DIY feather headband and its golden lingerie accompaniments. Which one of these gold lingerie selections was your favorite? Will you be recreating this week’s DIY? Please let us know what you thought of our tutorial for the week in the comment box below and share with us any creations you’ve made from our past tutorials. We will be back next week with more ideas and inspiration for creative crafting!

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DIY Hair Bow Tutorial (No Sew)

2014 has finally arrived and we could not be more happy to welcome in the new year! We hope you have had a wonderful and restful vacation. Now that we’re back in the office and ready to begin the new year, it’s time for some big changes here at iLoveSexy Blog. The holiday season just came to a close and we have been brewing many wonderful ideas to help get you prepped for the upcoming Valentine’s Day in February. Now we know that Valentine’s Day is still many days away, but starting from this week’s DIY tutorial, we will be coming up with love-themed Valentine’s Day gift ideas! While people primarily like to spend money on flowers, chocolates and lingerie, we, at iLoveSexy, believe that the best gifts come from the heart. This week, we have created a tutorial for you to create these charming and dainty DIY hair bows, which will make wonderful gifts to friends and loved ones for the holiday and for the upcoming spring. And to make things quick and easy for you, we will be doing a no-sew method. So grab your favorite pattern and your other materials and let’s get started!
 

DIY Hair Bow - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Material of your choice
Alligator clips
Tape measure
Hot glue gun
Scissors

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 1

1. Take a tape measure and measure out around 11 x 6 inches of fabric. Use scissors to cut according to your measurements.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 2

2. Fold over a small strip on one side of the fabric. Use hot glue to attach it.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 3

3. Once you have made the fold, this is how your piece of fabric should look like so far.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 4

4. Fold over the top and bottom of the fabric and dispense hot glue to attach it. This is how it should look like after you have done so.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 5

5. Take the edge that has not been glued and fold it over. Fold the other side over, making sure that there is a slight overlap and dispense hot glue to keep it attached.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 6

6. Scrunch the bow evenly, such as you would when folding a paper fan. Each fold you create, dispense a little hot glue in the center to secure the pleating.
 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 7

7. Cut a small strip of fabric a few inches thick. Fold it in half and use hot glue to keep it attached.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 8

8. Wrap the small strip of fabric around the center of the bow, leaving a small space in between the bow and the strip. Dispense hot glue to attach it.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Step 9

9. Once the hot glue has dried, you may take an alligator clip and slip it between the fabric strip.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Finished1

There you have it! Aren’t these hair bows simply adorable? Perfect as accessories or gifts, these bows can be used in a variety of ways. If you’d like, you can even skip the alligator clips and glue them on a headband instead. Or give it a masculine twist by clipping them onto bow tie clips, if you have a special man in your life that you would like to make these for.

 

DIY Hair Bow - Finished2

And this is how the DIY hair bow actually looks in use. Hair bows have been as popular than ever and when worn with a chic sock bun, the look is fun, flirty and fresh. Super feminine and elegant, this fashion accessory looks amazing on a variety of hairstyles.
 

When it comes to giving gifts, it’s truly the thought that counts. And what could be more thoughtful than giving a handmade gift this year? We hope you have enjoyed our first Valentine’s Day DIY tutorial. If you’re having trouble deciding what to get your loved ones or friends this year, you’re in luck because we have many goodies planned out for you over the next month. Are you a fan of these DIY hair bows? Will you be making any for the upcoming Valentine’s Day or spring season? Please share your ideas and let us know what sort of patterns you will be making with this tutorial. And if you have any comments, questions or suggestions, we would love to hear them! Check back again next week for an all new DIY tutorial and more ideas for Valentine’s Day.

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