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Giveaway! Taylor Cable Sweater from a+ro!

January 17, 2012

So excited to have such a fun giveaway to start off 2012!
a+ro is a contemporary knitwear line that combines chic comfort with superior quality at an affordable price point.  Fresh from their Fall 2011 launch, a+ro sweaters are already a favorite among celebrity moms such as Jessica Alba and mom-to-be Jessica Simpson that you can buy at sites such as Bloomingdales and Revolve Clothing.
You can see how I styled my Taylor Open Cable Sweater in yesterday’s post! I am telling you, its the softest sweater I now own. I have worn it 7 days in a row. Not kidding. It has gotten me through this cold week in GA:) I am so thankful to a+ro for sending one over AND letting me give one away to one of my readers!
To enter to win one of your own Taylor Open Cable Sweater valued at 150$ (must be an IHOD follower or subscriber):
1) Like a+ro on facebook, and leave a comment letting us know you did so!
(check out the album full of celebrities in a+ro wear!)
Additonal Entries (leave a separate comment for each):
2) Tweet about the giveaway.
3) Share the giveaway on facebook.
example tweet: Just entered the #giveaway over @inhonorofdesign for the Taylor Sweater from celebrity loved a+ro! http://bit.ly/zRIrK8
Giveaway open to international readers, and will run through next Monday night! 
Best of luck!
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Color Files: Gold Rush

January 13, 2012

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Snow flurries hit Georgia this morning! 
I am perfectly happy being snuggled inside with my little ones all day:)
Happy weekend!
Will be back Monday with a new True Beauty Files link up post!
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Rachel Bilson Inspired: Rhinestone Trim Shirt

January 12, 2012

I saw this cover of Rachel Bilson for Nylon Magazine, and thought it was such a fantastic ensemble. She is one of my favorite fashionistas because she pulls everything together so effortlessly without ever revealing too much. This shirt is a really easy DIY that doesn’t take much time, and is a great statement piece to add to your wardrobe:)
Since this is not a shirt that will have much life span, don’t go and use your nicest white button down.
Your Supplies:
White Button down or polo (mine thrifted for 4$)
Black Ribbon (I used a wider grosgrain ribbon that best fit the trim of my shirt)
Multi-shape Rhinestones (I used two packs from Hobby Lobby for a total of $3.50)
Hem Tape
Glue Gun
Total Cost of the shirt: 8$ 
Now being a crafter I had the ribbon, hem tape, and glue gun so you can calculate cost accordingly.
Steps:
1.) Pre-measure your ribbon along the front side of your shirt. 
(I singed the edges of the ribbon to prevent fraying.)
2) Place hem tape along the edge (avoid button holes so that the shirt can still button), and iron the ribbon over to secure. If you don’t have hem tape, hot glue would work.
3.) Place rhinestones in random order along the ribbon using hot glue until you reach the end of the shirt. If you don’t plan on wearing it untucked, only place them till you reach the waistline.
Style your shirt the way you wish and you are done!

There are so many color options you could do for this if you wanted to create a different look. Please not e that this shirt will not endure the washing machine and would need to be hand washed!
 Totally easy and fun to wear! Be sure and share your photos on the IHOD FB page if you try this project! I would love to see them!
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