These Floral Palazzo Pants are one of my all time summer favs to wear. They are comfy, lightweight and flowy, perfect for summer! AND best of all, these are vintage pants from my Grandmother! So they are extra special to me!
I've actually shot these for this blog before, in 2014- but what feels like a lifetime ago . Chris and I did a little weekend shoot with our friend Lori at a studio he use to work for. You can see that old post, here. Before, I styled the Floral Palazzo Pants for the beach, today, they are styled for the beach to the street! ;) WAAAYYY different! hehe
And you know, lounging in colorful alley ways in East Atlanta Village is what all the cool kids are doing now in days, so here's me in my natural habitat! HAH!!! I kid! Taking these pictures can be so awkward sometimes, but thankfully my husband does this for a living and can get the shot quickly! It just seems no matter what time you go, there are ALWAYS people out in Atlanta.
OH, and this restaurant (the pretty mint wall), Gaja is REALLY good. It's a hip little Korean BBQ bar that doesn't look like much from the outside, but is always bumpkin' on the inside and has really yummy food! It's a hidden gem for sure!
This outfit is my style perfectly. I wish I could wear a version of this everyday. It is 100% comfort but 100% style too. Nothing boring about it. I've always had a 'funky' style, but it has definitely evolved these last couple of years, and a lot in just the past year or so.
Leaving a career in teaching, where I had to dress professionally 5 days a week, to being able to wear whatever I want has been awesome! But also filled with a lot of yoga pants, lets be real.
My style is still a lot the same, but I have incorporated more basics, tee shirts particularly and less structure = lots of flowly things. This outfit is a perfect example. I also think it looks like I should live in Palm Springs! (I wish!)
Get this look : [ hat : Madewell *on sale! // T-shirt : Daisy Natives // Pants : vintage // shoes ; Swedish Hasbeens // handbag : StudiOH, Shoppe! (coming in July*)// Tassel : StudiOH, Shoppe! ]
Psst!: I wonder if I save these Floral Palazzo Pants for my granddaughter if she will wear them and think they are as cool as I do?!
The Rainbow Crosswalk first appeared it Atlanta fall of 2015, in Midtown, at 10th + Piedmont and in my opinion, it was one of the best things that have hit these streets. BUT OF COURSE, THEY (whoever THEY are) took it away after only 2 weeks.
BUT, rumor has it, they are back and here to stay! YAY!!! It makes me happy, because RAINBOWS, but it also makes me proud to live in a Atlanta. To let our LGBTQ community know they are loved and supported in this SOUTHERN city. It's strange times we're living in, but despite differences, one thing southerns are always good at is hospitality. As a southerner and a person who loves to travel, I know it is always nice to be welcomed. And how welcome folks must be flying into Atlanta to look down and see our rainbow painted streets!
I love it.
So in todays post I am sharing with you a pair of Rainbow Pants I made back in 2015, just to ware to the Rainbow Crosswalk. (True story! I don't own these pants anymore :( they got given away in a cleaning spree #regrets!!) Not sure why I didn't share this nearly two years ago, but I saved all this pictures- so here you go! Step by step below :)
***when you wash these, do them inside out :)
Tahhh-dahh! Now your ready to groove across the street at the Rainbow Crosswalk in your Rainbow Pants!
AND if you're not down for a DIY then you can buy these SUPER cute Rainbow Jeans from Modcloth.
Shop this look: [ jeans : Target + DIY // white top : GAP // shoes : Sweedish Hasbeens // heart shaped purse : Kate Spade ]
The Best Acrylic Paints For Canvas + the Best Brand Acrylic Paints for Artist to Use
'What are The Best Acrylic Paints for Canvas?' or 'What is the Best Brand Acrylic Paints for Artist?' are two questions I get asked often. So I thought it was time for me to put together a little blog post about Acrylic paints and what your best options on the market are.
I am sharing with you my personal collection of acrylic paints. With a wide variety of options, from craft-grade paint to professional, something for everyone's budget and skill level.
Golden Acrylic Paints
The Golden paints line is a professional grade paint (aka $$$$) but also VERY good in quality. You absolutely get what you pay for, in a good way. They have a wide variety of color options as well as type of acrylic paints. I most often buy their Fluid Acrylic and High Flow paints. They are more 'liquidy' and the High Flow paint is translucent, great for playing with layering colors.
I also have a few tubes of the heavy body paints and open color jars as well, I just REALLY love the liquid + high flow line. No other brands versions of it compares (in my opinion).
The Golden Fluid Acrylics Titanium White and Titan Buff are my two favorite types/brand of white paint to use. Since it is on the pricey side, I try to buy it in the bigger bottle to get more bang for my buck, as I use a lot of white.
The Golden paint brand is one of the Best Acrylic Paints for Canvas You can buy and can be found at craft stores like Michaels , but they will not have as many fun options in colors. I suggest going to a Binders, Sam Flax or Utrcht type art store. OR there is always Amazon!
Royal & Langnickle Acrylic Paints
Royal & Langnickle is a great company that has been around for a long time, offering a wide variety of products. I actually use to order their line each year for my classroom, back in my teaching days. Their paints (and other products) are good in quality and affordable in price. You can purchase online or in person at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores. (psst! : I love their paint brushes!)
Liqutex Acrylic Paints
Liqutex is a professional grade brand and another one of the Best Acrylic Paints for Canvas and that an artist can use. They also have their *cheaper* Basics line, that is actually still really good in quality. Very comparable to the Golden line of paints, it carries the Heavy Body + soft body paints. But opposite of the Golden line, I like their heavy body paints the best. So I mostly buy (or invest, as these are the pricey ones) in the Liqutex Heavy Body paints.
Deco Art Acrylic Paints
Deco Art paints is a GREAT brand and one that I have been using since high school. I knew them best for their craft paints but in recent years came to learn that they also offer a wide range of products varying in price + purpose. For instance, they carry a line specifically for painting on Patent leather, which was perfect for painting the back of my patent-leather jacket for my wedding! #foreveraBURDEN
I use DecoArt acrylic paints for more than just craft projects, though. They work just as well on canvas and have so many color options at an affordable price. When I want to play around with new color combo or looking for a specific shade thats hard to find, I can usually find something close with DecoArt. OH, and I LOVE the Mister paints. I honestly didn't think I would use them much when I got them, but surprisingly find myself using them often- the blue is my fav!
DecoArt Paints can be bought at crafts stores like Hobby Lobby , Michaels and Jo Anns (psst! : even walmart!!!).
Other Good Acrylic Paint Brands for Artist
Some other great brand acrylic paints that I use regularly are:
I feel like it is hard to come across really good metallics, and these are the best that I have found. The Martha Stewart brand works really well and is a good shade of gold, not too yellowish. The large copper of paint I stubbled upon at Binders during a sale, and really love it a lot!
I try to keep my paints semi organized and buy brand. I would love to have a uniformed way to store them all one day. I really like the clear (makeup) tray I got and the white pegboard. It's just right now, not a lot of space/money to do all the Pinterest goals-studiOH stuff, you know?!
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A Casual Summer Dress with a couple of accessories is all a gal needs to feel 'pulled' together (with very little effort) in the hot summer heat! This fun floral print caftan is one of my go-to frocks to dress up or dress down. ( I was gonna say 'from the beach to the streets' but I wasn't sure if that made it sound like a street walker dress, which is not what I mean -hehe-)
I love this summer dress because it is comfy but also because it reminds me so much of the Mumus my grandmother would sashay around the house in, smokin' her long Virginia Slims and wearing her over sized shades. So chic, so nostalgic. Channeling my inner hip 'ole grannie!
I actually got this dress last year (possibly the year before) from (where else) Target, paired with a belt also from Target and a StudiOH, Shoppe! clutch in the same colors for a little pattern on pattern action. And then keepin' it simple with slip on clogs .
Shop this look
- Dress: Target : similar Blue Caftan style dress from Etsy (just found this shop, LOVE)
- Belt : Target : similar braided belt
- Sunglasses : Urban Outfitters : similar round sunnies
- Handmade clutch : StudiOh, Shoppe!
- Tassel for handbag : StudiOH, Shoppe!
- Clogs : Black Swedish Hasbeens Clogs
- Leather wrap bracelet : Claire Magnolia
Here is a picture of me wearing the caftan dress unbelted last summer. (RIP pink hair!)
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