Hello, everyone! I hope you all are doing well and are ready for the first March edition of Weekly Wednesday! It's hard to believe that it's already March. Time flies, I guess--and the older you get the faster it goes. This week, I'm stepping outside of the box for our roundup. Normally, I stick to a theme or a category, but today, I thought it'd be fun to mix it up with a multi-category post with clothing and jewelry! I've also tried to match the jewelry to the clothing ;) So, if you're ready, lets get started!
Item #1 is from idea2lifestyle
I saw this skirt and knew right away that I wanted to include it in this week's roundup! I like the richness of the green color as well as the flowy nature of the fabric and skirt design. It's also really adjustable with the drawstrings on the sides--they can create a little bit of bustling.You can create your own way of wearing this skirt with the strings--you can shorten it completely, shorten one side, make it a dress, etc. The detail around the waist is wooden beads, silver bells, and peacock feathers. This piece is detachable so the skirt can be washed without damaging the details. The linen fabric is very breathable and earthy and lends itself well to the flow desired by the designers. The designers are very thorough in describing their item and give suggestions on how it can be worn.
Item #2 is from PricklyPearCo
Normally, I don't feature my own items, but I thought this would go really well with the skirt above. It's very bohemian and closely matches the beads on the skirt. This necklace is a longer necklace, so it goes with the flowy nature of the skirt and is also definitely in fashion now. The silver rectangles give it a feminine flair while still being fairly minimal. A set of earrings comes with this necklace as well as an additional free set. Three items is definitely a plus.
Item #3 is from DressbyGS
Two things drew me to this dress: (1) the pattern and (2) the cut. I really like three-quarter sleeves because I tend to get cold, so this keeps me at a Goldilocks temperature--not to hot not to cold. The blue and red colors both pop but in a way that they're balanced out and neither is competing for your attention. There is some green in there as well to add a little more balance. I love that it's a shirt dress (or what I would call a shirt dress). They are always comfortable and fitted enough to look very classic. I'm one of those people who CAN"T stand for clothes to be skin tight or really fitted--I like to breathe. I had to tell that to one of the ladies that helped me with a prom dress in high school. She had these clamps and fixed the dress to where it ideally should've been tailored. I looked at my mom and then back at the lady and said, "I can't breathe!" and she replied, "You aren't suppose to." As you can guess, I didn't get it tailored, and it fit fine--and I could breathe. Sometimes fashion isn't worth suffering for. Back on track here! The dress isn't too short like a lot of dresses I see these days (oh I sound old). It has a very feminine touch with lace detail on the bodice and the tie around the waist. I'm also loving the rolled, cuffed sleeves as well as the open collar. Another interesting tidbit about this piece is that the fabric, "Mirabelle," is a 1962 Liberty archive design that was reintroduced in Classic Tana for Fall/Winter 2006. I'm loving this dress!
Item #4 is from VillaSorgenfrei
Since the previous dress is really fresh and feminine, I thought this would be a lovely necklace to go with it (on a shorter chain by request). The teardrop bulb is handblown with baby's breath and greenery inside. The flower and greenery would continue the feminine feel of the dress and bring a real touch of nature to the floral fabric. I wish I could learn to blow glass; I think it'd be very interesting but challenging. This piece is small but it's enough to make a statement.
Item #5 is from THIMBLEandACORN
First off, I love the simplicity of this top. It's slightly fitted but still loose enough to be comfortable. The top is made from linen, so it will soften and form to your shape over time. The slight crinkliness gives it a very natural feel and look. I like that the material breathes really well, but the wrinkles that come from washing and drying really get at me--I probably shouldn't leave it in the dryer until I get around to it, or I guess I could let it air dry. The maker has used French seams throughout this piece, and let me tell you, French seams can be a pain but look beautiful and encase the entire seam.
Item #6 is from FreshyFig
I saw these and thought they were really neat looking--not something I've seen before, which I like. Uniqueness is always an eye catcher. I really think this would pair well with the linen top because of the detail on it and the simplicity of the top. It's not too much but enough to add a little something if you wanted to dress up the top a little bit. These pendants are called cloisonné enamel pendants. Cloisonné is an ancient technique in the decoration of metal objects using vitreous enamel (Wikipedia).
Item #7 is from Jitterbuggin
I mentioned I don't like anything really really fitted, but I am drawn to this top. It's not a top so tight I wouldn't be able to breathe, though. The sleeves are a little bit puffy but in proportion with the rest of the top. If you didn't have that fullness, you wouldn't be able to move your arms very much. The darts at the waist create very flattering lines that give the illusion of a nipped waist. All of the lines in this blouse are very classic and give a minimal yet feminine look.
Item #8 is from Splurge
Continuing with the minimal feel from the blouse, I thought these earrings would pair really nicely. They are modern with their geometric design, but their lines flatter the blouse. The beads are natural hematite coated in a matte green coating that allows the color to have a slight sheen/iridescence. I love matte finishes :) At the bottom is what looks to be a teardrop shape that gives a little bit of a curve to the straight lines.
Item #9 is from FiestyFashion
This top is very simplistic with the dandelion as its only detail--print wise. This shirt is both fitted and unfitted which allows for a comfortable balance. You've got tighter sleeves from the elbow down with the dolman sleeves. Dolman sleeves are cut in one piece with the body of the garment, so you don't have irritating seams oddly placed. You also get a flowy nature to the shirt that adds an elegance a regular long sleeve top doesn't always have.
Item #10 is from TheManerovs
Since the dandelion top is very feminine and still minimal, I felt that this rose ring would make a lovely accessory. The color from the white on the top is carried further with the ring. This piece is sculpted from a silver sheet and features 14k gold on the petals. The edges of the petals are polished while the inside is in a more raw state (whiter). The gold won't flake off as they have been soldered to sterling silver like a plating would. Very gorgeous for any occasion!
I hope you've enjoyed this out of the box edition of Weekly Wednesday. Let me know if there's a category you'd like to see me do a roundup on! Suggestions are always welcome! If you'd like, please share, tweet, tag, etc. And finally, remember to head over to your favorite handmade sites and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.