I’ve found it. Finally.
The ever elusive unicorn that is…my style spirit animal. My style Patronus, if you will.
Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock for the past few years because Sincerely Jules has been blogging since 2009, and I’m only now just discovering her. The epitome of California chic – her laid-back style is effortlessly chic, an understated mix of urban edge and SoCal playfulness. New school & old school. Modern & classic. Did I mention the girl’s all for rocking sneakers over heels? Le swoon.
Aaaanyway, style wifey just launched the Spring/Summer 2014 line for her equally ah-mazing t-shirt line and it’s invoking all kinds of warm weather feels. Pineapples, flamingos, palm trees…yes, please!
You can see the whole Spring/Summer 2014 Sincerely Jules line here: http://sincerelyjules.bigcartel.com
So…a few weeks ago, this happened:
I thought my shirt kind of looked like a curtain. Turns out, it did. Whilst on vacation in Hawaii, I was delighted [slightly horrified] to find out that the hotel’s curtain fabric of choice was nearly identical to my shirt fabric of choice! Great minds.
Ever since then, I’ve been hooked on florals. And, just in time, because it’s one of spring’s biggest trends. Now, we’re not talking about your grandma’s delicate, dainty pastel florals, no, this season it’s all about the vibrant, in-your-face blossom that daringly toes the line between awesome and awful, the kind that’ll make you ask yourself, “Wait…DO these look like curtains?” If your answer is “yes,” then you, my friend, are on the right track.
For more ways to wear bold florals, click HERE.
How would you wear the awesome blossom trend?
//SHOP THE POST//
Clockwise from top left: Topshop floral check tee | Forever 21 chill out floral tee | J. Crew track pant | BooHoo tapestry skirt | Jeffrey Campbell “Alva” floral loafer | J. Crew merino sweater | Dolce & Gabbana shoulder bag | Gap floral bomber jacket
I came across this great DIY project on the blog, I Still Love You, where they created this fantastic braided necklace out of an upcycled tee. I switch up my bracelets more than I do my necklaces, so I created a bracelet version. It’s a super easy, fun accessory for spring/summer that’ll add a pop of color to any outfit!
1) From the t-shirt, cut 4 pieces: 3 long strips (no wider than 1 in.) & 1 rectangular piece (about 2×2.5 in.)
2) Stack the 3 long strips and sew a couple stitches to secure them together.
3) Braid the 3 pieces together, then sew the two ends together.
4) Wrap the braid around 3 times. Take the small rectangular piece an wrap it around the point where the 2 ends of the braid meet. Secure by stitching the 2 ends of the rectangle together, being careful not to sew the rectangular piece to the braid.
5) Turn the rectangular piece inside out & position so that it hides where the 2 ends of the braid meet.
6) Stack them, mix them….rock your new bracelet!
To mix it up, you can:
– mix your t-shirt fabrics (ie: print + color, multiple prints, multiple colors)
– switch out one long piece of fabric for ribbon
My #1 favorite trend for spring….just makes me so happy inside:)
LIKE|THIS: MULTIPLE BOLD COLORS AT ONCE
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