DIY Tassel Earrings

This week’s DIY was inspired by a reader’s request, asking us to recreate a pair of vintage Yves Saint Laurent tassel earrings. Tassels?! No need to ask us twice. Hanging from a belt, off a bag, or from the ears . . . tassels are high up in our favorite jubuliant accessories category, alongside the ever-so exuberant pom pom. And the best part about these simple yet elegant tassel earrings is that they are completely customizable!

You’ll need:

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3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013

Dear Phillip, you had me at your first look this season: an embossed pink neoprene coat with a detachable leather bib. And then you continued to woo me with cross-body bags, motorcycle jackets, denim covered in custom patches, angora sweater dresses, and over-the-knee sandal boots. This cool-girl persona you’ve so masterfully created?! I want to be her.

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Braided Updo

We can’t think of a more romantic do than a pretty crown of plaits, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. For those of you that may be intimidated by this seemingly complex style, all it takes is sections of braids (the messier, the better) and a handful of bobby pins to help them stay in place. And for someone with shoulder length hair, I can even rock this look thanks to this tutorial from the ladies at The Beauty Department. Happy braiding!

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Vita Fede

As much as I love wearing bracelets, I tend to stray away from bangles – they’re a nuisance and make too much noise, mostly because they’re usually too big for my small wrists. Designed by Cynthia Sakai, Vita Fede‘s collection of modern and sophisticated hinged bracelets have convinced me otherwise. Not only are they available in different sizes, they are incredible comfortable and weighty . . . and have been a permanent staple in my jewelry rotation. Honestly, obsessed!

(Vita Fede Jewelry available here; image by HonestlyWTF)

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