photos by Jared Smith
I’m not exactly what you’d call “fancy” when it comes to my closet staples. As it turns out glue guns and paint pallets are my biggest audience on a day-to-day basis, and they aren’t too impressed with designer duds. I’m more of a “How many different tasks is this outfit equipped for?” kind of gal. To give you a better visual, we’ve created a mini photo parade on how to stay versatile while keeping cool and budget friendly in my two summer uniforms with Gap Styld.by!
I’m actually not joking about the parade part. We’ve got everything here today folks: flamingos, pineapple cups, emails, sequin hearts, cotton candy… the list goes on.
For those of you that loved my DIY gold foil brushstroke pillow, you’re in luck! You can now buy the kit to make your own tote bag version (or just keep on making those pillows!) with our DIY gold foil brushstroke kit in collaboration with Brit + Co! Best news yet? It’s less than $20 so you can make all of your friends grab one too for a very shiny craft night or afternoon brunch plans.
You can shop your kit here with custom color tote bags and all! Once you finish your project, be sure to tag it with #mysugarandcloth so we can follow along!
photos by Jared Smith
Did you guys ever go through the super oversized bag trend that happened a few years ago that felt a little something like this after about an hour into shopping? Well, I really, really embraced that phase. It spoke to my inner hoarder tendencies in a way I can really only explain to people that love to watch a lot of the A&E channel. Alas, I’ve since toned down my “am I going camping, or am I going to grab coffee and not come back for three days?” look, and have since found other alternatives to feed the habit and I’m currently obsessed with this bucket bag from MZ Wallace.
Between it and the one Jared had made for me for Christmas by Jed Foronda, I’m pretty much golden. Of course I still have my token supplies I always tote around, and am happy to share what’s in my bag and my favorite things to hoard with anyone who will listen, BUT there’s also a really awesome giveaway to go along with that…
photos by Ling Wang Photography
No one ever said dates have to be super elaborate or expensive to be memorable. They also never said being newly self employed was easy, so it’s a good thing there are equally fun alternatives to the “just like the movies” dates that people tend to forget about, like biking to a picnic spot in one of your favorite neighborhoods as a couples day date idea, because that’s the kind of budget we’re on!
I’m also not referring to the Pinterest picnics where someone miraculously packed a fine china cake stand with perfectly iced cupcakes to place next to their dapper, model boyfriend who would never actually be caught dead sitting on a monogrammed cashmere throw in matching outfits in public. No, this is a real life couples day date that you can actually pack in a bicycle basket with your (equally dapper, that part was true) boyfriend and can still be just as cute and thought out as any.
Obviously you’ll need a cute bike to start out, so Brooklyn Bicycle Co. will be giving one lucky reader $499 for a bike of their own! Click through to see how I packed our real life picnic and enter the giveaway, plus I need to show how I put my DIY polka dot bicycle basket to good use…