5 Easy Ways to Make Cheap Jewelry Look Expensive and Last Longer

Posted On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Style Guide

I have a confession. I love cheap costume jewelry, especially in the summer. There’s nothing better than buying a pair of cute earrings, rings or bangles from a quick fashion store or an NYC street vendor. However, sometimes the jewelry just screams costume and cheap.

And you know my motto. Just because you’re dressing on a dime, you don’t have to look like it. That’s why I’m sharing five tips to make your cheap jewelry last longer and look way more expensive than it really is. Here’s what to avoid and what to do to make the cheap look chic!

DIY: 3 Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Vintage Jewelry

Posted On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Filed Under: DIY, Style Guide


Though I love a good DIY, if a project has more than 10 steps or requires a ton of tools, I can’t get with it. That’s why I’m all about the quick, easy DIYs anyone of any skill can achieve.

You might remember when I raided my grandmother’s closet for her vintage clothes and jewelry. While I’ve worn some of the pieces, a bit of the jewelry is broken. Fabulous, but broken or just not my style. Instead of tossing them, I decided to remix the broken jewelry.

Check out the easy DIYs below and see how I incorporate the vintage jewelry into wardrobe basics {button down shirt, clutch, strappy sandals} every woman has.

5 Minute DIY: Convert Broken Jewelry Into a Necklace Holder

Posted On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Filed Under: DIY

I absolutely hate throwing anything away. Seriously, before I toss something in the trash, my first question is, “can I use this for something else?”

That thinking led me to upcycle my broken jewelry and create a storage solution for my collection of necklaces. Check out how I reused broken brooches, necklaces and rings as a way to hang necklaces. It’s the easiest DIY project ever.

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Posted On Friday, October 31st, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Thrift Stores


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Posted On Friday, October 24th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY


3 Tips for Caring for Your Costume Jewelry {Dime on a Dime}

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