Look, I spent my high school years in the South, so I’m no stranger to the allure of the pearl. But after having lived the Yankee life for the past ten years, these days I prefer to wear my pearls with a twist. That means instead of an heirloom strand, I opt for gumball-sized earrings or a modern two-finger ring. Even better? A perfectly slouched white t-shirt sewn with a carefree smattering of pearl beads that subtly catch the light like a handful of lustrous confetti.
If you’ve been following along for the past three months, you’ll know that one of my resolutions for 2017 was to go for a year without buying any clothes or accessories. I did, however leave myself a bit of wiggle room in the form of this important caveat: I’m allowed to make myself things to wear. This blog is called Homemade Banana, after all.
I think my love of jewelry has been well documented here, so it should come as no surprise to you that sometimes my baubles get in the way of my work. That is, often my many rings and/or bracelets get in the way of my typing and I end up slipping them off for a few hours of the day. I keep reaching for a cute little ring dish in which to safely store my accessories atop my desk, so rather than go out and buy one, I decided to make my own.
Straw bags are set to become the accessory of the season—and it makes perfect sense. They can easily be dressed up or down, they smack of vintage charm while remaining completely neutral and they subconsciously transport one’s mind to a charming picnic in the park, even if one is actually just walking to work in a slightly gloomy city.
Happy Friday, lovelies! Valentine’s Day is just four days away, which means it’s time to tell those special people in your life how fond you are of them. To that end, I’ve put together these cheeky little downloadable valentines that can be easily emailed or printed and mailed to the fellow fashion lovers in your life. And always remember: I love you more than Giambattista Valli loves tulle!