Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Something New and Sparkly - Corsages in Bloom

Bright Blooms Corsage Necklace, http://www.thetotetrove.etsy.com/

Its not-so-evil twin.

Accessorized with a Mossimo/Target tee, Steve Madden/Ross skirt, and Ann Marino/Marshalls sandals.

When I saw these ribbon flowers on a display featuring little girls' hair accessory pieces in A. C. Moore, I knew they would make an ideal focal point for a new corsage necklace. So, I grabbed a handful along with some colorful wooden and glass seed beads and got to work. The result was the relatively demure Bright Blooms Corsage Necklace (nothing go big or go home about it) you see above. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it, going as far as to build an outfit around it. Then I made a nearly identical necklace to list in my Etsy shop.

If you're anything like me, then you're probably excited about breaking out your warm-weather wardrobe. Summer clothes are just so bright and fun and inexpensive and easy. When else can you get footwear (flip flops) for $5? Or run out the door unencumbered by outerwear? It's so nice to be able to take a walk or run errands without having to wonder where to put your scarf and gloves. Or worse yet, wondering where you lost your scarf and gloves.

What are you most excited about wearing this summer?


Jewel Divas said...

Summer is okay of it's not 40+ celcius but here in Australia we are now Autumn and quite cold in some places.

The Tote Trove said...

That's right; I forgot you're on the other side of the globe. And sure, summer can be brutal if it's too hot. But I'd take heat over snow any day!