Hello fashion darlings! I have many new fabulous finds for style-savvy minds. For starters, I just visited this lovely vintage store, stocked to the brim with one-of-a-kind finds in jewelry, shoes, clothes, and hats. It was impossible to take it all in on one visit. From owl-necklace monocles to 1920's-and-beyond dresses, this store packed a visual punch!
Nestled between two unsuspecting stores along Sunrise Blvd. near the heart of Fort Lauderdale lies Jezebels Vintage and clothing shop, full of girly treasures and feel-good finds. The store was laid out with a visual feast for your eyes at every turn; I need to return just to make sure I didn't miss anything (which, for a fact, I know I did: my favorite piece was an owl necklace monocle, jeweled with beautiful blue stones). My other favorite piece was found at another fun boutique store, called Francesca's, located at the Galleria Mall in Sunrise, a little further down from Jezebel, and it was a critter tape-measure/pin cushion. It was delightfully crafty and kitschy. As a designer, a two-for-one package is something we are hard-pressed to pass up on. The company that designs them, Natural Life , also makes button rings, seen hereI am very eager to try my own hand at doing this, my button jar contains some of the most beautiful buttons, vintage and new!
For spring, I have become a big fan of natural inspirations to help update my wardrobe with color and pattern (something I was notoriously lacking this past fall). But, thanks to J.Crew, Victoria's Secret, and Target, I have been fortunate to find some animal prints without cutting into my budget. So, if you're looking for ways to really get excited about spring and summer, throw one of these on, it's impossible to feel anything but fabulous in any of these finds.
Shoes: Target, $17.99, Swimsuits; Victoria's Secret PINK collection, $15.50-$49.50; Shirt and Scarf: J.Crew, $34.50- $69.50.
That's all for now, fashion babies! On to more projects! Speaking of which, here's my try at the button ring: it was fun, fast and easy to make: all you need is a few buttons (any shapes, sizes are ok and mix and match colors for a funky look), grab a thin piece of elastic band (approximately 1/4" in width) and measure a small piece around your finger. Cut that length with a little extra to overlap by simple hand stitching (could also be done on the machine for a quicker method) and once the elastic ring is sewn, sew through all the buttons through one hole, and down another. Try using button thread if you have it, it's sturdier. If not, just double the string before you start. When you're done, knot it a few times and viola! A fun, fast, easy accessory that you added to your own wardrobe!