If you love unique smartphone cases that protect your coveted devices stylishly, but object to paying upwards to $50 and $100 for mere plastic – I’ve found the DIY project for you to try out this weekend! While pursuing Ebay.com, I found DIY blogger Aimee Santos of Swellmayde, and discovered a pretty cool DIY Marble case tutorial that’ll cost you just a few dollars and could make a great personalized gift for others too. I plan on trying out variations of this smartphone case DIY project this weekend …and so should you!
Check out the step by step instructions below:
- marble print contact paper
- craft knife
- metal ruler with cork back
- clear cell phone case
1. Place your cell phone case on top of the backside of the contact paper. Trace around it.
2. Cut out the cell phone shape using your craft knife. Use the metal ruler for the straight edges. Be sure to find a metal ruler with a cork back to be safe (the ruler should not slide around as you are slicing).
3. Peel off the backing of the contact paper. Then, carefully place the sticky side of the cut contact paper onto the cell phone case. Press well to prevent air bubbles.
4. That’s it! You now have a creative and stylish smartphone case that doesn’t cost you a ton of cash!
Are you inspired by this stylish DIY project? Would you like to see more on DivasandDorks.com? Share your thoughts below!
Why travel the globe in search of the chicest wearables that any girl would love, when you can find it all at CES 2015! We walked miles of exhibit floors and searched high and low to find functional and fashionable wearables filled with innovation and equipped with style to match. What we found was a mix of fitness, entertainment and chic beauty all wrapped up in four fashionable favorites found at CES 2015 below:
Stellé Audio Earbud Locket
Giving headphones a major makeover, Stellé Audio launched a new smart necklace that includes Bluetooth technology to double as earbuds and a hands-free phone device. A set of headphones nest within a crystal locket necklace, which also features a built-in microphone for hands-free calling and wireless premium sound to listen to your music on-the-go. The necklace hits the market in February and is availble in two different styles: onyx and seabreeze. Stellé Audio Earbud Locket, available in February, stelleaudio.com.
Healbe GoBe automatic body manager
Taking fitness tracking to the next level, Healbe is launching a watch that monitors your body health in real-time. The watch measures calorie intake, calories burned, heart rate, stress level, hydration level and sleep status all through FLOW technology, which measures the glucose in your cells through your skin. Say goodbye to tracking those calories on your own. Healbe GoBe automatic body manager, $299, healbe.com.
B&O Play H8 headphones
B&O debuted the first-ever noise cancelling and wireless headphones at CES this week. The stylishly-designed headphones feature a touch interface to control music and volume that even works while wearing gloves. An active noise cancellation feature that can be turned on or off to better listen to your music. B&O Play H8 headphones, $499, beoplay.com.
Swarovski x Misfit Shine set
Swarovski collaborated with wearable tech brand Misfit to design the Swarovski Shine collection, a set of chic fitness- and sleep-tracking jewelry. The collection features nine pieces, including watches, pendant necklaces and bracelets all using Misfit’s activity tracker, which detects steps taken, calories burned, distance walked and sleep quality in sync with the Swarovski x Misfit app. Swarovski x Misfit Shine activity tracking set, $199, and necklace, $149, available for pre-order on misfit.com.
Looking for more breaking news and gadgets, gizmos and more found at CES 2015? Visit DivasandDorks.com all weekend long and even connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more today! You don’t want to miss the action from the largest tech trade show in the world – it’s CES 2015!
CES 2015 is winding down, but no CES show would be complete without the stylish runway preview known as FashionWare. During WebMD’s FashionWare Show at CES 2015, models wearing high-tech products aimed for the stylish strutted down the catwalk on a crowded Las Vegas convention center stage. From jackets with built in GPS to LED-lit dresses that show your latest tweets, the tech world is trying its hardest to be fashionable.
The MeU display is built into the vest and can send messages, show logos and feature LED messages (for promotional use of course!)
The fashion show, which was hosted by Project Runway alum Nick Verreos, highlighted both eye-popping and conspicuous wearable technology, like a belt with hidden phone chargers and pieces from the Misfit Swarovski fitness tracker collection that counts your steps.
This dress syncs up with your smartphone and displays incoming call alerts, social media alerts and other messages directly on the embedded screen.
This one-sleeved dress displays a falling pedal animation. While there isn’t much use for having a display like this on a dress, it’s all about personalization and adding personality to what you’re wearing.
The XOO Belt is a high-end accessory that charges your smartphone and other gadgets. It was designed in collaboration with British fashion house Casely-Hayford, a favorite brand of celebrities like David Beckham and Benedict Cumberbatch.
This dress is color sensitive. By touching any color to a sensor trigger at the top of the dress, the LED lights (which cascade across the fabric) change. While some of the ensembles on the catwalk were in the flashy spirit of the fashion world, and not for casual everyday use, Verreos believes technology will come to clothing in a subtle, useful way.
“Fabrics will eventually become high tech, too; a sweatshirt could become warmer and thicker in the cold and then lighter when you want it to,” Verreos said. “You could control all of that by an app. There are all types of wearables that could really impact fashion.
What do you think? In what ways would you like to see technology influence fashion (or vice versa)? Share your thoughts on these designs and your ideas on what fashionable tech means to you below.
Looking for more breaking news and gadgets, gizmos and more found at CES 2015? Visit DivasandDorks.com all week long and even connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more today! You don’t want to miss the action from the largest tech trade show in the world – it’s CES 2015!
If you’ve recently purchased a new smartphone, next generation tablet or laptop then chances are – you’re looking for stylish designer accessories that will protect your tech and reflect your sense of style. I truly believe that a woman’s technology collection is an extension of her personality and I take accessorizing my gadgets very seriously! (LOL) Did you know that many of your favorite designers are taking their talents to technology? Designers like Kate Spade, Nanette Lepore, Ana Sui and Isaac Mizrahi have a bevy of “techcessories” for every fashionable techie on and off the runway. Discover one of my favorite designer laptop accessories and see why it’s the designer laptop accessory every girl needs this Christmas below.
I found the CFDA designer collection of accessories at Best Buy and I just couldn’t resist a new Isaac Mizrahi gold trim laptop sleeve for my MacBook Air. When it comes to durable accessories that can protect my investment (plus add a little style to my closet) – this is it! Not only is it a chic sleeve but it can also work with practically any look as a stylish oversized clutch bag. (In the clutch, you better believe I’ll wear this as a cute envelope clutch bag and go!)
Undoubtedly, what I love most about this laptop sleeve is the distinct details. From the gold trim zipper to the gold zipper handle “I” – everything about this accessory compliments the overall sleek style that any girl wants to have while traveling with her laptop in tow. Leave the briefcase and big totes behind when you’re carrying this sleeve (I mean, something as chic as this deserves to be out and center, relishing in all the attention that it deserves.)
Even if color is your thing, the Issac Mizrahi laptop sleeve offers a bevy of floral colors on its interior padded pocket, and also comes in vibrant pink and black with gold polka dots. All three designs/colors are available for $39.99 and makes the perfect stocking stuffer gift for any stylish girl on your holiday gift list.
In addition to stylish laptop sleeves, Isaac Mizrahi, Ana Sui, Kate Spade and Nanette Lepore has a variety of smartphone cases and tablet covers for the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S4/s5, iPad mini and more! Discover more CFDA Designer smartphone accessories you can only find at Best Buy online and in store and buy it in time for Christmas today!
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
By now, you’ve heard about the newest mobile app that turns social media content into a shopping experience – COSIGN. Have you ever shared your favorite shopping find online, and the next thing you know, it’s become your friends newest purchase? If you love shopping and sharing your favorite brands on social media, why not get paid for it! With the new mobile app, COSIGN you can share and tag your stylish picks, when someone buys it from your share – you’ll get paid!
In celebration of the new app that turns your social content into currency. COSIGN is rewarding consumers in more ways than one! Wouldn’t it be nice to be rewarded for your everyday social activity, simply by sharing the brands that you love. Because, you’re more than a consumer, you’re an influencer. This season, COSIGN is rewarding influencers with ’12 Days of Christmas’ giveaways all-month long!
For the first time ever, COSIGN is giving influencers like you a chance to win tons of amazing prizes! From now until December 24th COSIGN will be revealing the 12 Days of Christmas “Gift of The Day” – Today’s gift reveal is an amazing $100 Giftcard to the must have style subscription box – MODABOX! With MODABOX, you can grow the bottomless closet you’ve always wanted with speciality curated fashion items picked by a stylist to suit your unique style-personality. From jet-setter to socialite and even moms-on-the-go, MODABOX has you covered!
Enter to win a $100 MODABOX Gift Card plus the rest of COSIGN’S 12 Days of Christmas giveaways by signing up to become the first to know when the app hits iOS and Google Play stores below!
Stay tuned all week long as COSIGN (along with some pretty fabulous bloggers) reveal the remaining ‘COSIGN 12 Days of Christmas’ giveaway items (over $1,000 in prizes). For more information visit COSIGN.CO to see and shop the latest trends and turn your social media content into commerce. Sign up at cosign.co to be the first to know when the app is available for download for your smartphone today and don’t forget to get social with the new app that pays and connect with COSIGN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Let’s face it! Holiday season is great time of the year! It’s actually one of my favorite times of the year simply because everyone is so hopeful, cheerful and the bounty of holiday parties are endless. Keeping up with the holiday invites and chic attire can be a challenge during the holiday season. You have to make strategic style choices that keep you looking fabulous while avoid overspending on new holiday-inspired fashion and mountainous dry cleaning bills at all costs. That’s why I’m so happy to share my secret to looking amazing during the holiday season, as an official brand ambassador for Dryel I’ve been able to save, while keeping stylish all season long!
With brand new red packaging and a new, improved bag Dryel is the go-to for every stylish girl on the go this season!
Dryel is the at-home dry cleaner that uses the power of steam to clean and deodorize clothing – all in your own dryer. The patented Dryel cleaning system truly fits my on-the-go lifestyle! From last minute travel, to dressing for a special occasion Dryel quickly refreshes and renews clothing in as little as fifteen minutes. Dryel safely and thoroughly cleans clothes, protects colors and preserve shape without using any harsh chemicals.
Dryel can be used on most dry clean only items, but its also great for cleaning other items like stuffed animals, table linens and more.
I love mixing and matching patterns, textures and colors – all in the name of holiday fashion and with Dryel quick cleaning, it makes remixing looks easier than ever. Dryel is definitely my secret for keeping my looks fabulous all season long. The starter kit (MSRP: $6.99) cleans up to 10 garments while the refill (MSRP $8.99) cleans up to 30 garments – cleaning my favorite sequin and satin frocks for a fraction of the cost of a typical dry cleaner.
Not only do I use Dryel to clean and freshen up hard to clean frocks, but it works wonders on eliminating wrinkles in hard to iron pleated skirts/dresses and livening compacted clothes fresh out my suitcase too! Can you believe my favorite sequin dress went from suitcase-to-camera ready in minutes?
From holiday parties to filming on set – Dryel keeps my favorite clothes looking camera ready, no matter what!
Dryel is easy to use, cost effective and it extends the life of your closet – what more could you ask for? Clothes look newer, longer, with no fading, shrinking or stretching. You’ve seen how I keep my holiday style chic without breaking the bank with Dryel, now how about you? You can find Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner at retailers like Walmart and Target or get social and connect with Dryel on Facebook and Pinterest today.
I love sports and I absolutely love representing for the home team! With the NFL Football season in full swing (and my Detroit Lions doing exceptionally well this season – might I add…) then you know how excited I was to check out some of the best selling NFL gear from the official online store of the National Football League – NFLshop.com. Ladies, you do not have to sacrifice style to support your beloved NFL teams. You can browse a selection of shirts representing your favorite squad today and find the perfect one to wear for the next big game.
Prove you are the #1 fan of the Detroit Lions in this Holy long sleeve and tank top set. The mesh long sleeve top features a bold team logo and raglan sleeves, while the tank has a small logo on the hem. This cute combination can be worn separately or together for a look that is 100% Detroit Lions-inspired.
2. Detroit Lions Jazzed Up Short Tee
Amplify your game day excitement with the Jazzed Up women’s short sleeve top. This officially licensed tee offers a classic fit and is printed with a gorgeous NFL team logo accented with faux blue and clear crystals on the front. This particular tee is no longer available online but you can find a similar (long-sleeve) version (in white) online here.
Rep for the home team in the trendy and stylish burnout Detroit Lions T-Shirt. Designed by actress Alyssa Milano the tagless v-neck tee highlights the Detroit Lions logo and script using distressed screen print graphics.
4. Detroit Lions Foil Screen T-Shirt
Ladies Lions Long Sleeve Tri-Layered T-Shirt. This team colored t-shirt features a screen print team name and logo on the front along with white sleeves. This particular shirt is no longer available, but you can find a similar version online here.
NFLshop.com is stocked and ready with an arsenal of versatile apparel and accessories that can accommodate anyone on your holiday shopping list — Men, Women and even those hard-to-shop-for Tweens. Be it a new look for the big game, a night out on the town, or rocking down the high school hallways, there are new looks for everyone on your list.
With a huge collection ranging from t-shirts to tank tops, you can find just what you need to maintain a stylish look while you root your favorite NFL on! As the official shop of the NFL, NFLshop.com offers all the stylish NFL gear you will ever need!
There’s plenty of items from Men’s, Women’s, and Tweens/Juniors collections – everything is available on NFLshop.com, making it a one stop shop for all holiday your big game and holiday gift-giving needs. I’ll be rooting on the Detroit Lions during the big game versus the Chicago Bears, but the Dallas Cowboys / Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers / Seattle Seahawks games will also take place too.
What NFL teams will you be rooting for on Thanksgiving day or what team are you looking forward to supporting with your NFL style soon?
Target and TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie hosted a private event in celebration of TOMS for Target. Throughout the evening, guests including Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba enjoyed entertainment and family-friendly activities, including DIY gifting stations, all in a farmer’s market-inspired setting. Guests also had the opportunity to be among the first to shop the collection and share in the spirit of giving – for each item purchased, a donation will be made to a person in need.
Just in time for the holidays, Target has partnered with TOMS on a limited-edition collection of home goods, apparel, accessories and shoes for women, men and children. Similar to TOMS’ One for One® giving model, for each item purchased, a donation will be made, with the potential to provide more than 11 million meals, blankets and shoes to those in need.
Jennifer Garner doing a little shopping for good…
By purchasing one blanket from the TOMS for Target collection, you will be providing warmth for those in need as TOMS will provide one blanket for every purchase made.
The TOMS for Target collection features more than 50 items, consisting of home goods and apparel and accessories for women, men and children. With all items under $50, TOMS for Target will be available Nov. 16 at all Target stores and on Target.com. To follow the buzz and join in on the conversation, use #TOMSforTarget.
Photos: David Crotty/PatrickMcMullan.com
There’s no better feeling than looking up on a rainy day and knowing that you don’t have to let a little rain ruin your style. Designer raincoats, rain boots and umbrellas are more stylish than ever before and there are tons of options (at every price point) for every diva. Looking to upgrade your rainy day wardrobe? Check out these stylish rain boots options to brighten your day below.
Signature style is always en vogue. MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Fulton harness rain boots feature a brilliant metal designer logo disk on the side and a shiny rubber vamp. ($119.99 BUY)
BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD
Weather the storm and turn heads in these Kamik rubber rain boots. These waterproof boots are knee-high and feature slightly padded footbeds, offering protection from the elements and a comfortable fit. A vivid red color gives these boots a chic look. ($40 BUY)
STYLISH RAIN BOOTS
These stylish studded boots are waterproof and ready for Fall and Winter rain and snow days. ($29.95 BUY)
Rainy days don’t seem nearly as gloomy when you’re sporting these Ted Baker London floral-print rubber boots.Rainy days don’t seem nearly as gloomy when you’re sporting these Ted Baker London floral-print rubber boots. ($150 BUY)
Gorgeous In Green
Columbia offers a wide variety of outdoor performance footwear, outerwear, sportswear, and accessories. Columbia products are engineered using the best technologies and highest quality materials, providing you with innovative products that are functional yet stylish and a great value. A classic, made-in-America rain boot is perfect for stomping through puddles, digging clams and anything else you can think of doing in the rain. ($50 BUY)
The Burberry Tall rain boots are a staple for any stylish closet. Made with liquid-clear rubber reveals the checked lining of an Italian-made rain boot. These boots are great for not only rainy days, but the snow as well. Cute enough to wear out or to work too. Undoubtedly the perfect rain boot for all! ($225 BUY)
What are your favorite stylish rain day boot designs? Looking to add any of these rainy day options to your closet? Share your stylish thoughts below.