Friday, February 17, 2012

Craving Spring Color Story

Always, around this time of year, I start to crave the warmth of spring. Although it may be sunny, mother nature fools us with her cold winds and bitter cold!

Here are some images that have been inspiring me lately, and keeping me sane while I wait and wait for flower buds to appear!

Adoring this gorgeous Fedora hat, with lace trim and flower accents. I plan on making something similar for my vintage hat!

This hat was found at

This is my vintage Fedora that I found on
 Since mother nature keeps us Canadians a bright, stark white color almost all year round, I have been obsessed with these makeup cult favorites!

Stila bronzer, NARS blush in Desire, Chanel lipstick in Chance, and YSL lipstick in Lingerie Pink
Another trick to help me think its spring, is to wear a giant flower cocktail ring! These beauties are by a favorite shop of mine, called Blush Envy. Brandi from Blush Envy will custom color a special piece for you, and she is a doll! Plus she just introduced a new Mommy & Me line. Check out her shop here Blush Envy.

Flower rings by
Not just for spring, but any time of year, I like to wear & layer a mix of store bought and DIY jewelry. Here I have a couple of bracelets by Kenneth J. Lane, and a mix of brightly colored wood & gold beaded bracelets that I made myself. Kenneth J. Lane pieces are timeless, but can be expensive. Try searching on ebay for much better deals on new & used cocktail jewelry. The wood bead bracelets cost aprox. $3-$5 each, depending on where you buy the supplies. Try your local dollar store, or a Michael's Craft Store.

Lots of brightly colored flowers are influencing my designs in the shop lately...

Here are a few of the spring designs at Giddy Up & Grow!

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