Carly is a DIY’ing frugal fashionista who’s always looking for high style on a low budget. She re-interprets fashionable trends for the creative everywoman.


DIY Jewelry: Evil Eye Ring

Lately it seems Evil Eye-inspired jewelry is everywhere, beside being a popular motif it also carries significant cultural and religious meaning. The Evil Eye is affixed to anything that is perceived to attract greed, envy or ill-will to ward off these negative emotions. In the Middle East, the Evil Eye is called Nazar, and it …

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DIY Jewelry: Alphabet Pasta Stud Earrings

Stud earrings in your favorite initials or lucky numbers are everywhere lately. Unless you know how to work with metal – and have a soldering torch – they’re pretty tough to mimic the look. However! This DIY jewelry project lets you fashion your own facsimile for a fraction of the cost using some alphabet pasta …

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DIY Jewelry: Friendship Bangle Bracelets

DIY friendship bangle bracelets

A MODERN ADULT-WORTHY UPDATE TO A CHILDHOOD CLASSIC Have all of you fashionistas seen the lates from Mercedes Salazar? She has taken the ubiquitous friendship bracelet to the next chic level: turning it into a bangle to add to your stack of arm adornment favorites. It’s your old BFF – with a new adult twist! …

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DIY: Washi Tape Barrettes

DIY Washi Tape Barrettes

Please give a big welcome to the latest member to the we heart this team, Carly of Chic Steals! She’ll be sharing her amazing and fashionable DIY’s with all of us. So stay tuned – you’ll be a DIY diva in no time! ~ Stef and Tyna With washi tape coming in so many amazing …

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