Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How to Wear it Wednesday 8.05.15

It is impossible to ignore.  Most stores were already packing up Summer merchandise Fourth of July weekend to make room for... Back to School!!  Yes, it is the season of madly searching for that one color of folder that is on the list, but somehow is the one color that the stores are not carrying this year.  To tell you the truth, I am a little bit frightened. If a jumbo book cover is the same as large, then we are all set.  If it is not, then luckily I am in possession of a lovely sewing machine and a couple of bottles of fabric glue.  Alterations are no problem in this house!

This week, I had a little bit of guidance from Miss Kee.  We picked out a few back to school necessities.  All of these items are handmade.  A headband from our shop is featured, but this week, the outfit is built around the lovely gold dress that Kee fell in love with.

Upcycled Headband from Feath & Kee

The bow for this headband is made from recycled fabric.  I dyed the nylon that the headband is made from to achieve a shade that can not be easily duplicated.  The end result is a one of a kind headband in Pantone's color of the year for 2015, Marsala.

Gold Sequin Dress from Rag Robes Collection

So when Kee was helping me find an outfit, she saw this dress, and that was the end of the story.  This gorgeous dress from Rag Robes Collection will make even the most glamorous little girl happy.

Ruffled Tights from She Runs Like a Girl

Custom made, and available in capri or ankle lengths, these ruffle tights from She Runs Like a Girl are so cute!

Handmade Leather Shoes from Li'l Aussie Shoe Co.

These awesome shoes from Li'l Aussie Shoe Co. have soles made from vibram rubber for flexibility and durability.  They are custom made, and you can even choose the thickness of the sole when you place your order.

Alpaca Coat from Acurruca

Oh so soft!  This coat from Acurruca is made from 100 % natural Alpaca wool.  It is custom made to order, and you can request different shades.

Sandwich Wrap from Pipsqueaksbags

This adorable sandwich wrap from Pipsqueaks Bags combines eco-friendly and cuteness.  It also doubles as a place mat once it is unfolded.

Insulated Lunch Bag from Carried Away Bags

Adorable and functional, this lunch bag from Carried Away Bags has plenty of room for your wrapped up sandwich and lunchtime snacks.

Recycled Crayons from Blue Bird Sews

These recycled crayons from Blue Bird Sews are sure to be a favorite!  They come in their own hand sewn carry bag.

Small Backpack from Creatures of Delight

Last, but certainly not least, this sweet little guy is perfect for toting essentials to and from school in style.  Each backpack is handmade with latex and rubberized canvas.  The artist signs each one.  Find him at Creatures of Delight.

I hope that everyone enjoys these last few precious weeks of Summer.  See you next week!

-- Jessica

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