I don’t know about you, but January always leaves me pining for the Summer Sun (which I spend most of August complaining about). I’m never satisfied with the weather. It seems, my seasonal “the grass is always greener” attitude is in full swing at the moment. As a result I’m sharing my “beach basics” shot on our retreat to Anacortes this past August. Hitting the beach is all about looking your best with very minimal effort. For me, this begs for Iko Ino’s Traffic chain, Pamela Love’s Five Spike Earring, a sexy-surrealist Man Ray Lip Cuff from Nora Kogan and my favorite one piece that absolutely needed a moment. So, turn on your happy light, scroll through, and maybe-just maybe summer won’t feel so far away.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
It feels great getting settled into our new home at 1422 34th Ave (still in Madrona). We are still setting up the space and taking some much needed time (reopening January 27th) to work on our web store and other time-sucking endeavors such as, inventory and financial planning. It’s not all rhinestones and puppies around here! But, alas, you can’t let calling insurance companies and researching point-of-purchase solutions get you down creatively! So, out came the Star Wars t-shirt and racing stripe denim. My current favorite hat silhouette is a big round crown with a small or mid-sized brim (partially inspired by Dustin’s Jonboy look). I have been a die hard fedora wearer for many, many years and still love me a tomboy hat BUT this proportion is so fresh. It feels Wild West mixed with a little school girl. Annie Oakley meets Madeline! I’m investing in a few incarnations this year (black and brown, large and small brim).
As per usual, the jewels are all over the place today. I started with the gold Parnassus Necklace by Wanderluster (looks like spiky sun rays). Then came the Nora Kogan Matchstick Necklace in red (of course!) and a rhinestone and chain tangle by Lulu Frost (you can barely see it high on my neck). I also threw on a crazy plastic skull necklace from Goodwill and some Chanel. Why not?
Double cuff action. A Jedi gets to break rules and wear two cuffs at once. But, you can too, if you want. I opted for copper and sterling. I wanted to fight symmetry by adding a sterling silver Native American cuff and an HM yellow gold shark tooth cuff on my left wrist.