Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lets Get Festival

We are well into the festival season, and I am a painfully long 27 days away from my own festival road trip up the east coast for Newport Folk Fest. The best part of festivals (besides the music of course) is the style you get to see there.

Colors and prints and patterns, galore! Modern day hippies, and 1960's babes.

all images from google searches, pinterest, and tumblr.

When it comes to festivals, the more mis-matched the better. Eclectic is the way to go. load on the jewelry and the bohemian headbands. 

So what do I plan on rocking for my weekend jaunt? A mix of my own designs, some thrifted items, vintage jewelry, and a decent amount of patchouli!

My Festival Wish-list.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT :: Embroidered top of my own desisn :: Free People Dress :: Free People Feather Necklace :: Urban Outfitters Shorts :: Dr. Martins  :: Hand Made headband, own design

and share your own styles!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Evening Looks for Summer

After a long hot day in the sun ignite your evening style in such a way that you have no choice but to light up a room. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Short & Sweet

Style Guide: Short & Sweet
By Kandron

This time of year, especially in Miami, I’m trying to get away wearing as little clothes as possible and still look classy. Here are a couple styles that keep it both short and sweet: Read more

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Style

For those of you who live in really hot places, dresses comfortable but cool is the only way to go. Here it has been so hot and dry. So the best way to keep cool is shorts, skirts, and dresses. A light skirt is so breezy on a hot day. Flowly loose fabrics and cool colors. Underneath are some examples on outfits to stay cool. :) Read more here.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Prints

Leopard spots, polka dots, zebra stripes, light florals and Aztec prints. Prints are bigger than ever this June/July and I couldn't be happier. I know everything thinks that when you have really loud (sometimes borderline obnoxious) prints they have to be the star of the show but move aside paisley print-- you have to share the spotlight with even more graphic prints, tie-dye and bold colours. Read more…

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Style At the Beach

Since living in Southern California, the beach or pool have been the go to spots for us as a family so I decided to do my summer style for a day at the beach! When I go to the beach I always like to have a hat or something on my head.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Style at Work

Summer style at work can sometimes be a challenge. The weather warm out and you want to be comfortable, but not reveal too much skin. One of the best ways to achieve comfort and style during the summer at work is by wearing a dress. Read More Here

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Items on Etsy

After a week of brainstorming, making as many things as possible, and two craft shows, I've finally been able to post some new items in my etsy shop!

These items are all handmade with a lot of love and care. Hopefully they'll go to fabulous new owners soon.

The Clutches ::

These canvas clutches close with a zipper, feature a strip of crochet detailing embellished with pearls, and measure approximately 8in by 5.5in

The Bracelets ::

Some more recent etsy listings are my crochet pearl bracelets. They come in a set of three, fit most normal sized wrists and look awesome by themselves or layered as a stack or with other jewelry. These can be made custom too, with different colors by special request.

I'm always looking for shops to check out on etsy, and feedback about my work, so share your pages and let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

All Wrapped Up

While in the middle of reorganizing the other day I Found a pair of plain silver hoops, that I just don't see myself wearing. So what better way to spruce them up, and make them summer worthy then with a little DIY loving.

So grab a pair of forgotten hoops and some scrap pieces of learn how to make your own!

1. strong fabric glue (I use Fabritac)
2. a pair of hoop earrings (any size)
3. DMC cotton embroidery thread


1. The first and most important thing to do is to pick your colors! You can use as many or as few as you want.

I picked a pale cream, a light orange, a bright red, and a dark brown.

2. To start wrapping, take s piece of the cream thread and the fabric glue. Put a small strip of glue in the inside of the hoop and push the thread into the glue. Place another strip of glue onto of the thread and carefully start wrapping the thread tightly around the earring.

***REMINDER :: for everything you do to one earring, make sure that you do the exact same to the opposite side.

3. After the string is wrapped approximately one inch down the hoops, cut the end short so only about a quarter of an inch is unwrapped. Put another dab of glue on the hoops inside and press down the end string. 

4. After the cream thread is all wrapped then take the orange thread and the red thread and repeat the previous steps. Each color should measure about one half an inch. To start each color, just put some glue on top of the end piece of the previous color and continue wrapping.

5. These earrings are all about symmetry. So to keep all the colors even, after wrapping the cream, orange, and red once each repeat the previous four steps and wrap each color again starting on the other side of earring back. 

6. To finish wrapping the earrings, take the brown thread and begin it like the other colors. Wrap until it hits the beginning of the other color. Then, cut the thread just long enough that it reaches the inside of the hoop, put a dab of glue on the metal and smooth the thread in so that it's ends are hidden.

If you liked my new tutorial, be sure to check out more how-to links here on IFB!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Easy Breezy Summer Style

In summer, the best way to dress tends to be the easiest way. Throw on some cutoffs and a loose tee, a cardigan for the breezy days and your cutest pair of kicks for walking all over town.
I threw on this simplistic outfit before running out the door for a morning in the city with my father. The light colors and cool fabrics are perfect for the both the sun and the shade.

What are your go to outfits this summer?