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.
I, Teri, am a little planter obsessed at the moment!…Any excuse to bring a bit of green into the house and create a pretty pot to go with it, is a good one. For this project I delved back into my childhood memories of poached egg and soldiers, and growing cress plants in egg shells. I had a moment of rediscovery (deep, I know) since not having any use for them since childhood, and I’d totally forgotten about egg cups, which make the perfect little DIY mini face planters! It sprang to mind that the cups needed faces because, of course everything looks better with a face on it these days, right?
This tutorial is so simple to follow and gives you scope to get creative and choose all manner of crazy plants for the hair. The great news is you need very few materials to make this but do make sure you use a fine porcelain pen for the features rather than a paintbrush. This will make it so much easier to get the details nice and neat. Once baked the paint is set onto the egg cups and should be dishwasher resistant dependent on the make of paint you use…
Crepes! Also known as the stuff my Parisian dreams are made of. Without fail, every time my husband and I hop the pond, I manage to indulge in at least one fruit-filled crepe a day. And with good reason, they are light, fluffy, and perfect for both breakfast and snacks, like these strawberry almond crepes and chocolate sauce!
For a simple, May-inspired filling, I’m using fresh strawberries, homemade chocolate sauce and toasted almonds. I love the combination of fresh strawberries and almonds so much that I added in a little almond meal to the crepe batter. If you can’t find almond meal, feel free to substitute with additional flour; however, make sure to add the toasted almonds on top! They provide the perfect crunch that pairs perfectly with juicy strawberries and light-as-air crepes…