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The Intern Diaries: DIY Resort to Real Life

If there’s one thing I’ve developed an obsession over since I became a Lucky intern, it’s Resort 2013. We always want what we can’t have, right?

Cue an iconic episode of The Cosby Show, in which Theo Huxtable longs for a beautiful (but expensive) dress shirt made by big fashion designer Gordon Gartrell. His sister Denise swears she can make an exact replica for cheap, and ends up creating a mis-matched masterpiece of homemade proportions. I feel your pain, Theo. I also feel your DIY determination, Denise.

I picked a few of this season's resort collections I’m particularly fond of (Marc Jacobs, Friends and Associates, Carven, House of Holland, Chris Benz), and decided to venture down the easiest road to DIY-land to make all of our resort dreams come true.

Just call me Denise Huxtable.

Click through to see how to you can bring some great looks from Resort 2013 to your closet quickly, easily, and for under $50.

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As someone who owns two sequin dresses, with very few occasions to wear them, I jumped at the idea of bringing all the glitz to shirts I could wear every day. Click through to try my DIY.

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Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

What you have:

Plain tee shirt

Scissors

Sewing kit or needle and thread

What you need:

Sequin strips

How to:

This one’s super easy.

1. Gather all supplies.

2. Lay out your tee.

3. Lay down strips of sequins exactly where you want, and pin generously in order to secure for sewing.

4. Flip shirt inside out–be careful not to prick yourself on the pins!–and begin sewing individual strips onto the shirt. It’s more practical to sew on the outsides of the strips, but since the sequins will hide any thread anyway, feel free to sew zigzags the inside width of the strips for extra security.

5. Once all the strips are sewn on, unpin them.

6. Flip your shirt right side out.

7. Sparkle in your DIY shirt.

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House of Holland is my favorite resort collection so far. He managed to dress up my favorite kind of summer whites and staple pieces with perfect stripes, vibrant colors, and pom-poms. So many pom-poms. Click through to try my DIY.

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House of Holland Resort 2013

What you have:

White collared dress or blouse

Scissors

Sewing kit or needle and thread

What you need:

String of pom-poms

How to:

1. This works best if you line up your string of pom-poms along any kind of edge on your blouse or dress. For example, the edge following your buttons or (depending on the blouse or dress) along the bottom hem line.

2. Pin those pom-poms right where you want them.

3. Turn your blouse or dress inside out.

4. Sew! Since the string that the pom-poms are on is thinner, you'll have to be extra careful to make it neat. If you can, a small sewing machine would work wonders.

5. Turn it right-side out again.

6. Shake your pom-poms, shake your pom-poms. Your whites just got a make-over.

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I became instantly infatuated with these pumps from the Carven Resort 2013 collection. They’re a colorful, fun, and simple way to add a dainty touch to plain heels. Click through to try my DIY.

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Carven Resort 2013

What you have:

A pair of plain pumps or flats

Hot glue

Scissors

Sewing kit or needle and thread

What you need:

Same-color fabric or cloth (or) same-color ribbon

Sewing kit

Hot glue or Gorilla glue

How to:

1. Try to match the color ribbon or fabric that you select as close to the color of your pumps as you can.

If you’re using fabric or cloth:

2. Measure out how much fabric or cloth you want to be able to tie. Take into account exactly what kind of bow you want to be able to tie, and how wide you want it to be.

3. Cut the fabric or cloth into two rectangular sections (the width and total length of how you want it to look when around your ankle).

4. Line the two large strips up on top of each other. Make sure the two sides that you want to use are facing each other.

5. Sew together the two strips along the longer sides and one of the shorter sides.

6. Since it’s inside out, you’ll want to maneuver your fingers so that you turn it out the right way.

7. Once it’s facing correctly, sew up the one short edge that wasn't originally sewn up.

8. Find the center point of the fabric, and apply hot glue to it.

9. Attach and hold this center point to the inside of your pump, right behind the center of where your heel would fit.

If you’re using ribbon:

2. Measure out how much ribbon you want to be able to tie. Take into account exactly what kind of bow you want to be able to tie.

3. Once you’ve done that, find the center point of the ribbon, and apply hot glue to it.

4. Attach and hold this center point to the inside of your pump, right behind the center of where your heel would fit.

5. Hold until you’re sure it’s secure.

6. Slip your heels on and tie away!

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