Your first purchase for spring should be a pair of wear-with-everything sandals.
As if I wasn’t already anxious for spring, today is supposed to be in the mid-50s. In Wisconsin. In March. I think a wardrobe overhaul is in order, with plenty of pastels and bright yellow accents.
- Embroidered Dress, Juicy Couture, $300
- Patent Color Watch, ASOS, $44.76
- Cocktail Stirrers, KegWorks, $4.75/set of 24
- Japanese Floral Rose Bowl, Kate Spade, $60
- Gumdrop Stud Earrings, Kate Spade, $38
- “Whiskerlo” Flats, Stuart Weitzman, $355
- Alligator Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane, $90
- Bow Belt, Ted Baker, $69.83
- Boardwalk Tote, J.Crew, $59.50
- Passport Holder, Miu Miu, $215
- Lacquered Flower Ring, Forever21, $6.80
- Stripe iPhone Case, Kate Spade, $40
With its lightweight wood beads and color-blocked accents, Kate Spade’s Rosewood Dot Necklace is a fun piece for spring – and an even better DIY project.
You will need:
- 13 wood beads (I opted for smaller beads than the original version.)
- 14 gold beads
- flexible beading wire
- length of chain
- nail polish to lacquer half of 6 beads
- 2 crimping beads
- crimp tool
Choose your lacquer color to paint the beads. I used Revlon’s “Minted” polish.
Wrap tape around the beads so you get a clean line. I taped each one to a toothpick, then poked the painted beads into a cardboard box to let them dry undisturbed.
If all went well, you should be able to peel off the tape gently to reveal a straight line. Use a little bit of nail polish remover to get rid of any smudges.
String the beads in the following order: unpainted, gold, painted, gold, and so on.
Attach the beaded strand to the chain, add a clasp, and you’re done!
- Cleaning makeup brushes was long overdue
- The aftermath of Friday’s snowfall
- A necklace I made on Saturday (DIY post coming soon!)
- Too playful to sleep
- Smitten with new Kate Spade goodies
- Looking forward to wearing my necklace with this mint shell
I’m satisfied with my new purse. Bacon is satisfied with his new box. Win, win.