Finding balance when dressing for the seasons includes the weight and color of jewelry, shoes, and bags. Rattan, straw, and wicker are among the long-standing favorite materials for summer accessories. Leather always seems too hot to wear or carry in summer.
It is a delight to be able to return to Friday date nights and dinner at the Blackthorn. We’ve missed visiting with friends and dressing for a night out.
I was excited to wear my new shell and rattan earrings, so I put together a floaty summer look. The raffia shoes, woven straw bag, and rattan earrings complement the silk ruana and column of white. I’ve never been a fan of showing lots of skin, so I always enjoy wearing lightweight fabrics that provide coverage.
The handmade and dyed silk ruana was a generous gift from Cybele Boutique here. The tank is here. The pants are several years old, but I got them here. The shoes are from last year. Similar shoes are here.
The lip color I am wearing is Girls’ Night here. I apply it over lip liner and then blot, reapply and blot again. The goal is to stain my lips so as not to have excess travel into lines. My skincare routine is here.
The earrings are now available in several very lightweight rattan styles here. (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.) I chose these because my stretched lobes benefit from a post style and shells are always a summer favorite. I look for earrings designed not to show the piercing.
My talented friend, Suzanne (the designer behind Beauty In Stone Jewelry), is once again allowing me to give away one of my favorites. You can win your choice of rattan earrings from the site here. Comment below to tell me which style you would like to win to be entered in the giveaway. I’ll announce the winner next week.
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