Can I just say how much I ADORE Etsy? I have had so many great experiences connecting with vendors and working them on custom projects. And most of them are excited about their crafts and just as generous as they can be. Rebecca of Lockhart Wrks saw my post last week and sent me these amazing Double Dagger earrings as a thank-you. And they are amazing. I built this entire outfit around them and kept it purposely simple to let them shine. They’re quite big, but so lightweight and easy to wear. I’m smitten. It’s true.
I know some of you are Etsy vendors yourselves, and many others have shopped the site. Have you made any lasting connections? I also know Etsy is the most established, but that other online marketplaces connect buyers with artisans. Any other favorites?
I lost my leopard scarf. I think I’ve had that thing for six or seven years and I can’t believe I was so careless. When I arrive at my destination and remove my coat, I typically shove my scarf in my coat sleeve and drape the coat over my chair. It must’ve slipped out and gotten left behind. I missed it almost immediately, and hunted around for a replacement. This Nordstrom one is a bit more washed out than my old one, but I might actually like it BETTER. Soft, thin, huge, goes with everything. Maybe not so much of a loss after all.
Last week, I had two marvelous clients, both of whom owned loads and loads of jewel-toned clothing. And I talked about gray as an alternative neutral to black, and how it would let the jewel tones really shine instead of sucking the life out of them. And then I wore this: Black and jewel tones. Because the outfit just fell together so nicely, and because style “rules” are made to be bent and broken. Though I totally deserve an earful from my clients for my colorful hypocrisy.