How often do you hear designers and artists listing Mother Nature as their muse? The natural world we live in offers inspiration to the creative world in billions of different ways, from design to color palettes to patterns. This week we wanted to look at a pattern that’s not only stylish for the season, it’s also an imitation of nature! We’re talking about stripes, the bold no-nonsense pattern that looks great when paired with a full bright skirt or running through a bouquet of flowers. Let these natural stripes inspire your outfit, DIY, home decor, or anything else for that matter!
If you’re yearning for summer, these backyard spaces will have you even more eager to have the season begin. Lazy days spent in any of these backyards are sure to recharge you for the week ahead. From string lights to upgraded sheds,when it comes to making a beautiful backyard space, it’s all about the details .
Swedish fast-fashion giant, H&M, just announce a collaboration with Balmain, a fashion house known for its elaborate intricacies. In anticipation of this exciting collaboration, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from Balmain. Which is your favorite, and what do you hope to see from this upcoming collection?
If you’re a party planner at heart, you’ll love this DIY. Impress your guests with three different place cards; perfect for a tea party, spring wedding, or birthday.
Card Stock Paper
SS16 Light Colorado Topaz
1. Cut a strip of paper about 8 inches long and an inch high. Cut the top in a wave starting from low to curving up to a hump and back down to a curve.
2. Take the end and fold into a Z shape. Repeat on the other size. This will create a little banner.
3. Cut small triangles out of both sides.
4. Take your crystals and glue down in the corners. Let dry.
Card Stock Paper
3/8” Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon
1/4” Reversible Stitched Satin Ribbon
1. Cut your card stock into a rectangle. Fold in half.
2. Punch a hold at the top where the paper is folded.
3. Add ribbon through the hole and tie.
Card Stock Paper
7/8” Paillette Floral Trim
1. Take you paper and cut into a rectangle. Cut the tip of the paper on an angle.
2. Take your x-acto knife and slice a thin line going down the cork. This is where the paper will slip into.
3. Cut a flower of the trim and glue on to of the cork. Let dry.
Let embroidery inspire your weekend with these beautiful works of art using a needle and thread as a brush with paint. We love the diversity of the shapes and colors used, and the way artists pair the thread with such unique canvases.
This spring there are a few essentials we think everyone should have in their closet. These pieces are timeless, fun, and perfect for the season! Which items are on your spring essentials list?
During spring florals transcend the the landscape and make their way into closets everywhere. Celebrate the season with a blooming floral piece, whether its a skirt, blouse or a full dress!
While white is usually a go-to for summer, we’re totally into breaking this style out a little early; especially when the ensemble is all white like this one.
A wide-leg palazzo pant is just the thing you need to keep you comfortable and stylish this season!
Stripes are a classic pattern that often pops up right around spring, and this spring is no exception! We love the clean lines and the casual-chic style associated with this particular pattern.
A super saturated skirt is a must for a vibrant spring outfit! Pair it with a contrasting color for a bold pop, or mix it with neutrals to let it really shine.
Last night was one of fashion’s favorite events: the Met Gala. This year’s theme was China: Through The Looking Glass, and it definitely brought out some daring looks.
Rihanna stunned in a couture dress created by Chinese designer, Guo Pei.
Solange Knowles wowed the crowd in a dynamic, circular Giles dress.
Karen Elson looked stunning in a vibrant red gown with an embellished gold bodice.
Bee Shaffer was the picture of elegance in her deep red gown.
Fan Bingbing looked absolutely elegant in a sequined gold dress, but it was the embellished cape that really stole the show.
If you’re a frequent Pinterest peruser, farmhouse-style rustic kitchens are all the rage, and have been for a while now! There’s something welcoming about a rustic kitchen. Friendlier than a modern style, this type of kitchen begs for cookie-making and family gatherings. From the aged exposed beams to the distressed cabinets, a farmhouse kitchen has personality.
As it turns out, according to Google, tulle skirts are one of the hottest things in fashion, and we can see why people love them! Not only are they fancy and feminine, they’re also relatively easy to DIY. Although they’re definitely attention-grabbing, tulle midi skirts aren’t a hard piece to pull off if paired with confidence! Here are some of our favorite ways to style them.
We’re smack dab in the middle of spring, and to celebrate we’re gathering some of the most fabulous florals to inspire your weekend, whether you’re DIYing or just plain relaxing! There’s something about a new spring bloom that can evoke feelings of fresh renewal after a cold winter, and we’ll take all the defrosting we can get!