September may only be days away, but that doesn’t mean the summer vibe has to end. You don’t need to be a Californian to keep that feeling of soft breezes and eternal sunshine all year round.
Create a relaxing atmosphere with hammocks you can lounge in. Bring a little bit of the outdoors inside with planters. Indulge in a bold or dreamy color palette with some fun rugs and sea prints. And if you find yourself losing your heart to the ocean, well—we understand.
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Ok, September is a bit away but it comes fast!! enjoy the colors, smells, foods, fashions and experiences only summer brings.
This Denim DIY is from one of the best blogs in the blog hemisphere Honestly WTF. I love denim, any shape, wash, brand etc… I love when there is a personal touch added. This DIY will help you start the path to owning your own style with your personal touch. Now get busy doing something!! (I added stud vintage earrings to my belt loops)
NOW From Honestly WTF: In case you weren’t able to join us last week at Madewell‘s anniversary event, we’re giving you the breakdown on just one of the many ways we embellished our favorite chambray shirts that evening. So grab a handful of sparkle and let’s get gilding!
- chambray or denim shirt
- assorted buttons
- flat back pearls
- assorted rhinestones
- Jewel-It washable glue
- a pair of flush wire cutters
- a toothpick
- a disposable wooden spoon or plastic container
For shank style buttons, start by cutting off the backs with a pair of flush cutters. Vintage buttons are most commonly made of lightweight metal and plastic so cutting off the shanks is very easy. For embellished collars, make sure there are two sets of embellishments so that the design is symmetrical.
- Squeeze a dollop of Jewel-It washable glue onto a wooden spoon or small plastic container. Jewel-It is the best bonding agent when it comes to gluing hard-to-hold jewels and embellishments onto fabrics. Use a toothpick to dab glue onto the back of a button, rhinestone, or pearl.
Position the embellishment on the tip of the collar and work outwards.
Note that the glue does not set right away and takes quite a while to dry so be careful not to nudge the pieces around too much.
Repeat the same design on the other collar tip and that’s it, you’re done! Allow to dry at least 24 hours before handling or wearing and even though clothing can be washed after using Jewel-It, I would recommend dry cleaning the shirt only.
- Another option is to embellish the pocket of a denim shirt using the same technique. Check out an example here. Happy embellishing!
- (Madewell Chambray Shirt, Bauble Bar Mini Nameplate Necklace, JCrew Crystal Necklace, Bauble Bar Monogram Necklace; all images by HonestlyWTF)
On this 4th of July I celebrate Freedom, Kindness, Diversity and Pride. I extend my gratitude to those who protect me at home and afar and I promise to represent the values we treasure. Being American Strong is being kind, giving & accepting. A person willing to help when asked and contribute if I can. Being American Strong is not in physical strength as much as Human kindness. Pay it forward and do what you can for others and accept what you need with gratitude. It’s a big world spread goodness.
Inspiring Creativity - A Liberatum film presented by illy
Inspiring Creativity is a short film created by Liberatum, directed by Pablo Ganguli and Tomas Auksas, and presented by illy, featuring 21 artists and cultural figures from art, fashion, film, design, technology and music. The film is an insider’s perspective on inspiration from the minds of leading creative personalities including:
Diana Picasso, Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Academy Award nominee James Franco, Joan Smalls, Johan Lindeberg, Jonas Mekas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nico Muhly, Karen Elson, Karim Rashid, Klaus Biesenbach, Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels, Lola Montes Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, Mark Romanek, Tracey Emin, Moby, Paul Schrader, and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman.
Through the authentic interpretation and responses from these individuals, the overall project communicates what inspires creative thinking and behaviors for nurturing inspiration, while provoking thoughts on how culture, society, and technology continue to affect creativity.
Friendship in any language is priceless!
Inspire & Style with Vintage turned 2 today!
Photojojo has an amazing offer for Engineer Prints for only $25 with FREE SHIPPING. This is just a few of the great ideas go to their blog for more inspiration.
Tables-an invitation to converse, share, eat, to bond. I love creating a unique table be it for holidays or special dinners but mostly to celebrate my children’s & granddaughters birthdays. A beautiful table whether it is rustic, modern, charming, filled with color or not leads to beautiful memories.