Winters are, well, I wouldn’t say rough here in Santa Barbara, and I find a light weight cable knit sweater is essential for those (slightly) brisk winter days. I paired the sweater with a modern pendant necklace by Jill Michael, slouchy booties, and distressed jeans. Of course, the piece to resistance, is this fringe purse I found while out shopping at Chapala and Parker. I love the playfulness of fringe and the tooled scallop pattern I’m semi-obsessed with. What are your essentials for a Santa Barbara winter?
Fall is officially upon us and I’m obsessed with this vegan moto jacket. Its pretty much goes with everything and adds a certain edge to any ensemble. I paired it with a low key blue button down, delicate gold necklace by Jill Michaels, wayfarers, ripped jeans, comfy mocs, and a ladylike beaded purse.
Santa Barbara is certainly scarf country, it never gets quite cold enough for a coat, so my winter uniform consists of great sweaters that go with everything (hello black and white) and lots of scarfs. This one, from Chapala and Parker, is a cozy infinity style. I paired it with classic aged jeans, a gray T, wood bangles, a grey clutch, and houndstooth toms.
A while back I showed you how to make daisies into earrings, a necklace, and sprinkled throughout your locks. Jess Wilcox and I shot this second look, with moody, fall, jewel toned flowers, and a ruby red lip.
For the earrings I used a funny little flower called gomphrena (the name needs some work). And for the ring, I found the most amazing purple passion vine flower. This flower looks like its from another planet, no? You can find the instructions for making the ring and earrings here.
This time round, I made a dramatic flower collar or necklace. I used pink and red ranunculus, blue muscari, lavender clematis, and light pink gomphrena from Florabundance.
Use the chicken wire as the base to hook your flowers into. I bunched 3 or 4 flowers together, and then wrapped the stems together with floral tape. I made several bunches like this and then I attached them to the chicken wire. Using floral wire, I attached the chicken wire to the lace ribbon. And tada! A flower necklace.