I'm still excited about the Pantone Spring Colors though, and do plan to incorporate as many of them into my upcoming "SUMMER BREEZE" spring/summer wardrobe as possible. I'm planning a few tank tops to pair with bright colored skinny leg trouser style pants. So on Friday I went out looking for some tank fabrics. Wanted something silky feeling, not transparent, with adequate drape that won't stick to me when the temperature soar in just a couple of months. The only thing I was able to find locally that sort of fit the bill was peachskin. Not exactly what I wanted, but it will do until I find a suitable alternative.
I found the Monaco blue and African violet, but was unable to find anything in emerald or nectarine.
I also picked up my favorite shade of green - that I call army, and it will become a tank top as well.
While lurking around I found a nice inspiration tank on Lula Louise's blog, I loved the curved baseball tee hem detail that she added to Simplicity 2599. It's a simple, easy breezy top - just what I want. I love simple pieces that you can get lots of wear out of.
This weekend I made my seasonal trek out for some "snoop shopping". WOW!, the Easter Bunny or somebody splashed paint all over Belks. I got SO EXCITED! If this department store is any indication - basically any and everything goes this spring. Every color, every print, every style. So if you're wondering what to do with crazy prints, patterns and colors that have somehow wandered into your stash - you can definitely use them this spring.
Had I been doing "Real Shopping", I probably would have spent $3,000 on this trek. But of course I was only "play shopping" all the while telling myself - "I can make this", or "I have a pattern just like this".
|Glad I don't have to pay $45 for an infinity scarf|