The ultimate in feminine style, easy, washable, wearable, and adjustable sizing, drawing inspiration from the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto-and even the traditional farm dress. Great for cool days and hot summers. Layer or wear with bare legs. Beautiful Simplicity.
Explore these fashion ideas and beautiful designs…
Do you love the deliciousness that is a toddler in a bathing suit? For your cuteness needs for today! Naturally I love to see that handsome surfer taking a stroll along the beach, but one of my favorite sights is a baby in a swimming suit. Adorable!
Check out these trending cuties, as well as a great pattern by Ruby Jean Clothing (below) and our fabric selections for the cutest of suits!
Lydia is a favorite designer of mine, and she has a great selection, we are in love with her Chinese wood cut fabrics, particularly popular for the inclusion of tigers as voted by our jury of toddlers and primary school fashionistas!
Cute swimsuit fabric can be hard to come by, depending on your skill level you need to get a pattern that will work for your suit, allover scattered is great for the novice. So far, the best places I have found are Spoonflower, you can order many of the artist designed fabric in a swimsuit appropriate material (sport lycra). However, Fabric Fairy has an entire section of swimsuit fabric so it’s easy to find, and lots of fun patterns as well.
DIY How to Make a Suit Yourself!
The creative guru Delia has an amazing precise and easy to follow tutorial for a baby suit, great instructions and step by step photos! Please see the link Basic Baby Swim Suit Tutorial by Delia Creates.
For a unexpected pop with pale or dark skin, wear red.
Add mint leaves to your amazing thermos, enjoy the feminine and sexy look of a Nanette Lepore swimsuit —kimono fabric style…
Sexy not dowdy…
For the sporty type, or prepster, feminine, but simple
love her yellow polish, remember always wear a hat for at least some of your day at the beach in order not to look 107 by next week and protect yourself from skin cancer
Love these beautiful beach blankets and towels
Full coverage with a boho flair….
add desi style bangles with this beautiful bright pattern sort of cover up -via mara hofmann
here are a few amazing bookshelves featuring books, of course, pictures, sculptures, decorative pieces, treasured finds, with the perfectly imperfect amount of things, space and staggered or neatly stacked composition..
so declutter that clutter, and artfully arrange…
Decide on a color theme…..here we have natural colors, white and blue, add natural objects like stones or shells sparingly..and lots of white space….
Don’t throw out all the old books, treasure the most attractive, or sentimentally meaningful, look for single bookends at flea markets, final sales and thrift shops…
Embrace color, mix and match titles, add a small ceramic piece in brights or softer colors…a small painting…
Beautiful coral, metal sculpture in gold tones, whimsical elements, staggered heights, and shapes make this a patterned stage for enjoyment
Paper the back of a boring shelf, or paint it a bright or rich color. Note the use of transparent materials, lattice vase, glass and sculpture with negative space. Air plants make a hardy and beautiful addition to your curated shelving. Classic, Asian and chic modern come together to make a mesmerizing tableaux.
An office set up that makes you want to go to work at your desk..love the neutrals + metallics + cozy blankets
Make the most of white space, and vary your book arrangements, mixing stacking with rows, add textures, wicker, stone, porcelain and wood make for an interesting vignette.
Stone, metal, wicker and beautiful wood sculpted by nature. The designer has added air plants, as well as modern + rustic style, giving the space a gallery look.
An eclectic look —a shelf can hold your prized editions, art collections: combine antiques, natural elements like feathers, carefully selected stone items or shells. Add textile, wicker, sculpture leaving some staggered space between…..for a touch of green, usually succulents, air plants + cactus stand up best to these kind of arrangements…
soon ladies, we can have bare legs…so happy…enjoy these pretty, happy styles…
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I must say when one of my friends asked me to do a trending style look book feature on the blog, I had a little trouble locating pictures of truly beautiful couture that was not worn by underfed sulking teen models. My other issue was finding images that were from other times of the year besides fashion week.
This look book once again features style for women, with the idea in mind that one does not need to forget one’s pants in manner of Beyonce to be glamorous. Sorry B, but you are a grown lady and should try pants. xxoo
Well, this lady has style! I think she rather forgot her tights when packing and opted for her boyfriend’s trouser socks, but cause she is so delightful it totally works as does her eyewear. I am a sucker for French street style meets crazy art teacher + librarian. Hope those shoes are not too pinchy.
I would be friends with her just because she wears white sneakers with velvet skirts and does not need to be all exposed to be awesome. She probably knows a lot about Bauhaus architecture or some such.
OMG! Forever 21 meets awesome Siouxie and the Banshees style. Special thanks to this young lady for her natural look and unbashed adoration of plaids. Watch out for tram!!!
Okay, of all the women so far, she has it the most perfectly perfect. Chiffon skirt + leather jacket so lovely. And so pleased to see natural looks prevailing.
I completely had this skirt in high school. She is so glamorous.
That’s a Kate Spade skirt. I am in love, if one can be with a skirt, which I am certain is a possibility.
Monochrome classics –I just do not like the silly shoes as they seem quite wobbly and rather red light district, but otherwise this is a great outfit. As much as I am loathe to admit it, there are many moments when high heels can make you look stupid or in the very least terribly mistaken of the terrain, rather than sexy.
This is from Harper’s Bazaar Fashion week street style feature. I have dreams about really fantastic non existent dresses and other style items, and I swear this is just like one of the featured fancies in my dreams. And the purse, and the nails. So lovely!
Burberry continually surprises me with the richness of their seasonal color schemes and texture.
Gucci borrows a little from the imagination of India. Ironically, I am quite certain you can find something of equal beauty for a fraction of the cost from a seamstress or dressmaker in India.
Valentino…loving the amazing muted corals, greens, and whites and patterning.
Source . Style week in Copenhagen
Hair ring by Moore Seal
pinks, rose, mauve, hot pink, neon pink, petal pink……
I used to think pink was not really a color for grown women, but black make one look worn out or older so here are some highlights from my favorite pinks…from the world of fashion & style…
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