photos by Jared Smith
I am definitely no stranger to whipping up my own sugar scrubs here and there, so when method asked me to create colorful eye candy based around their new foaming body washes (have you tried them yet? the sea mist is my favorite!), I naturally had to spruce up my favorite homemade shower must-have! Now not to toot my own horn or anything, but I may be just a teeny, tiny bit obsessed with this DIY sugar scrub sand art inspired by their colorful new line!
I mean, I never thought my inner eight year old self would be shining through all of these years later with a whole new love for sand art, but never say never. Don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t be adapting any sand art themes into my home decor or anything, but it’s fun in small, colorful doses with things here and there (especially tucked away in the shower), don’t you think?! …
photos by Jared Smith
Between our DIY flamingo ring toss, flamingo macarons, this DIY flamingo kimono, AND now today’s style post, we’ve definitely proven that there is no shortage of flamingo prints around the Sugar & Cloth headquarters. What can I say? I love a good sit on a flamingo, or twelve, and particularly while wearing them. So it goes without saying that when Hallmark Signature asked me to choose a card that represents my current Summer state of mind, I obviously had to go with my flamingo signature style through and through.
Not to peer pressure you or anything, but I’m going to throw it out there that nothing quite speaks “put together” like pairing a flamingo skirt with your party going flamingo Hallmark card to match, no? It’s pretty much how I imagine every pristine 60’s housewife (or Pleasantville character, if we want to get super detailed) would show up for a tea party. Clearly I’m really taking this and running with it, but you know me, I like to really commit, so I’ve also rounded up 9 other favorite flamingo must-haves too…
After being on the hunt for the perfect kimono that didn’t have fringe longer than my entire body, or overly weird florals from top to bottom (says the girls wearing a 90’s leaf print above. Oh, the irony…), I have finally decided to make my own.
To start, I needed the actually kimono itself, which I found in the form of what Amazon calls a “sheer cardigan”. No clue why, considering it has no buttons or closures, is knee length, and is almost totally sheer. Alas, I refuse to bite the hand that feeds my Amazon Prime addiction, so I’ll let them call it whatever they want. Around here though, we’re going to call it a DIY poolside pattern kimono, okay?
The great thing about a picnic is that you can pretty much have one anywhere. Of course a secluded grassy hill is ideal, but heck, you can set up in a park nearby or even your own yard if you like! For me, Lee, the best picnics, wherever they may be, include some fresh fruit, fine cheeses, baguettes and a glass (or two) of vino but there are really no rules as to what a picnic should entail, although we highly recommend these 10 pretty picnic products!
I love the idea of making it a proper occasion for a day date with your love or a fun afternoon with some good friends. Of course you could throw everything into a plastic cooler and roll out a tarp, but that’s definitely nowhere near as fun as it would be with some of these pretty picnic products! I mean, have you ever seen a more perfect picnic frock than this gingham one?!…
Well hello again! Lee here, and I’m so glad to be back here on Sugar & Cloth and super excited to be sharing a round-up of one of my favorite trends, FRINGE!
Now I’ll be honest, I’m not usually one to swoon over the latest must-haves or go nuts for fashion fads but fringe might just be an exception. It’s timeless, fun, perfect for twirling and for any summer events you might have on the horizon. Plus it’s made it’s way far outside the flower child festival grounds and into contemporary homes and closets everywhere.
Since fringe can pack a pretty powerful style punch, my approach is to keep it simple and adding just one item is really all you need to give an outfit or a room a swingy boho vibe….
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Most of the time I, Lee, am content to be surrounded by lots of white, black and neutrals. But it seems around this time every year (and just about ALL year around Sugar & Cloth!) I get bit by the bright color bug (which I’ll gladly take over a mosquito any day!). The grass is greening up, the trees are bursting with blossoms, the annual spring flowers have sprouted and I want to participate in this fantastic compendium of color, and these are 14 bold and bright products you need this Summer!
The good thing is that it’s really easy to do! Just by adding one standout piece to a room, such as an amazing red chair, a sculptural pendant or a few fresh art prints you can bring the whole space to life. The same goes for your summer wardrobe too. It could be a great dress, a bright bag or even a swimsuit in a show stopping color that gives your closet the color injection it needs.
Maybe you’re way ahead of me, and are already a connoisseur of all things bright and bold, but if not, this little roundup of all the colorful goodies will get you on track for a seriously super summer!
1. Paper Pendant via Etsy // 2. Gus Modern Chair // 3. Nasty Gal Turn Table // 4. J.Crew Tote // 5. Print 1 // 6. Print 2 // 7. Print 3 // 8. Madewell Dress // 9. J.Crew Sandals // 10. Smeg Toaster // 11. Urban Outfitters Bath Mat // 12. Nasty Gal Sunnies // 13. Zara Yellow Shorts // 14. J.Crew Swimsuit
— Post and image designs by Lee Vosburgh
Lee Vosburgh is an Art Director and editor of the blog Style Bee, a hive for honing personal style and learning to live well with less. When Lee isn’t buzzing about the internet she can be found playing fetch with her corgi Dobby, renovating a 125 year old house or snapping pictures in her hometown of Guelph, Ontario.