A Summer Wardrobe Booster Shot
To borrow a baseball metaphor, Summer has rounded second base and is heading to third. If your summer wardrobe could use a boost to get you through the next few (or several) warm weeks, I have a few suggestions. All are pieces that can transition into fall with the addition of a jacket or sweater, and won’t look dated come Spring.
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Summer Wardrobe Refreshers
Above, a striped popover top. Wear now with white jeans, later with dark wash or trousers and a navy blazer. Sure, blue stripes are a perennial, but the green pops and feels fresher. Offered up to size 24.
What to wear out to dinner on the terrace? This simple lace top is 100% cotton (the camisole too!) so will be cool and comfortable. The streamlined shape will layer well under a sweater or jacket later on. Available up to US size 18. (In black also.) For those who are interested in the skirt, it’s HERE.
This silk top is SO pretty in person! It’s interesting enough to be the focal point of an outfit, will also layer well if needed. There’s also a dress in the same print.
Speaking of dresses, this easy shift dress is much better in person than it looks online. The fabric has a little crispness to it, so you could dress up for a summer wedding, or dress down for apéro by the water. The color is a bright coral, would look great with gold or turquoise jewelry. It’s also on sale…50% off! Here’s the same color in a similar style in Plus.
And here’s something that would look fabulous with it…
This cotton scarf (now sold out, still available in the cool colorway) is from the Chic At Any Age Shop. It’s large enough to wear as a wrap. Josephine sources her beautiful and budget-friendly scarves from the marché near St. Tropez.
Summer Style Trends In Paris
Ochre yellows continue to be on-trend for fall. The gathers and button details on this knit top take it up a notch from an ordinary tee.
Cap sleeves tend to divide the masses: people either love or hate them. If you’re in the “love them” camp, this is an updated version of the silk cap sleeve tee that Eileen Fisher offered a few years back. This time it’s made from sustainable Tencel, and is offered in several colors. Royal blue is another color that seems to be making a strong showing for fall. In Plus, it’s available in a soft nude pink.
Have you added any fun summer wardrobe refreshers lately?
Upcycled Motherboard Jewelry with High Gloss Resin!
Make a geek chic set of jewelry for Back-to-School! Everyone loves to get some new clothes, shoes and backpacks when it's time to head back to school...but what about some geek inspired wearables! Make an upcycled motherboard pendant and earring set to wear or give as a gift to another totally geek chic person! If you have some old computers or electronic parts laying around, this is a perfect craft!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: (aff links)
Motherboard or other electronic parts
Heavy Duty Scissors
Envirotex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Resin
Disposable work surface, gloves, mixing cups and stirring sticks
Jewelry Hardware (bails and chain)
Begin by using some strong scissors to cut the motherboard pieces into little squares. Cut at least 3 pieces in the desired shapes.
Place painters tape on the backside of the computer piece and tape it gently on a work surface. The tape elevates the piece and lifts it slightly off the work surface, which is important when doing the resin.
Read the directions for the Envirotex Lite Pour-on High Gloss Finish. It comes in 2 bottles, one resin and one hardener. When they are mixed properly they make a clear, super shiny finish.
Mix one part of the resin and one part of the hardener according to the package directions. Mix for 2 minutes, then pour into a second cup and stir for 1 more minute with a new stirring stick. For these 5 pieces I only needed about a 1/2 ounce total. Then pour the resin on the surface of the upcycled motherboard pieces. The resin has amazing surface tension so quite a bit can go on top without spilling off. Let the resin dry and cure overnight.
The next day they are ready to attach to jewelry. The raised resin is shiny and smooth.
Next get out the jewelry hardware; earring hooks, chains, jump-rings, and bails.
The bails need to be attached to the backside of the motherboard pieces with E6000 glue.
Then let the glue dry for at least 4 hours, I let them sit overnight just to be safe.
Add chain and earring hooks to the bails on the earrings.
Then add a chain for the pendant necklace. They are so pretty! I love green and gold together!!!
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