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While we’re watching your sticker picture snaps come in for the contest I thought we could all do with a little bit of fun prettiness (and I really just wanted an excuse to do more colour wheels!) from styles in our Summer and Lightweight collections.
One summer style that is a big favourite with Dreamers and will always remind me of a box of crayons are the Dream Sneakers. They hide under high tops and their ankle band of colour just pops over lower shoes. And they come in packs of two pair!
Now, sometimes you need more than little sneaker socks. Lightweight arm warmers and even an OTK after the jump! Read more »
I don’t know how spring is going elsewhere, but here in the Pacific Northwest March came like a lion and left like a lion and only now, in the middle of April are we really starting to see springy, warm-sun days. This kind of weather calls for arm warmers—they can add a pop of colour to an outfit in the morning and tuck away easily into a pocket or bag later in the day. One of my favourite arm warmer standbys are the Harajuku Arm Warmer, which comes in a rainbow of colours.
(from top left, going clockwise: Emerald Green, Dark Cyan, Purple, Red, California Orange, Yellow)
Not only do they come in twenty five (!) colours, the Harajuku Arm Warmers are the perfect balance of warm and lightweight. They’re short enough to stuff in a jacket pocket when it warms up and the open space for fingers means I can easily slip them down to wash my hands.
Lovely as they are, they aren’t the only arm warmers that have their own pretty rainbow. Two more great spring transitional arm warmer rainbows after the jump!
Looking up crafty sock ideas to share with you all I found an almost endless ocean of inspiration! It was hard to pick just one DIY idea this week, but turning socks into arm warmers is a perfect blend of fun and useful. We’ve got a couple ways to do it and some links with even more ideas!
Now, for something far more useful, turning one long sock into two cozy arm warmers. You can do it with two socks (matching or unmatching) too, which means you can keep the cuff, but if you’re using widowed socks or the Crafty Bundles, then you likely have just one sock to work with. But I like these kind of warmers a lot as the weather starts getting warmer and everything doesn’t have to be so snug.
The how-to, with links to more tutorials after the jump! Read more »
I was going to write about our Vices collection, but it looks like everybody stocked up before making resolutions! So how about some sparkle for the new year? Because for me, sparkle is a vice.
It’s too late to suggest socks and accessories for new year parties, but sparkle shouldn’t be confined to just beginnings. The shine of a new year, like a treat still in its wrapper, sort of begs for sparkles and shine. But rocking a little glitz can help keep up the hope a year began with into the following months.
I can think of nothing more appropriate than the sparkle of rhinestones to kick off a new year. Silver sparkles dress up basic leggings and little net gloves—because basics don’t have to be boring.
For leg warmers we have a nice gradient of shimmer, from the delicate stripe of shine, to bold stars, or an all out lurex marl, heavy on the sparkle. You can choose your level of sparkle:
Thigh highs, tights and more after the jump! Read more »
I may be one of the most sock-obsessed people I know but I recently realized that my latest (past few years) obsession has been with hand warmers. I wear them every day at this time of year and during most mornings for much of the rest of the year to keep the chill away.
Although I have the option of keeping a pair of everything we sell, I usually don’t want most things in every color… except these, and several other warmers. Not that I actually do have any of those in every color but I gladly snagged the latest shade of the Wool Fingerless gloves when I saw them.
The shade previously known as merlot is now purple marled and you can see here just how very different they are, both are beautiful, but definitely not at all the same.
There was some uncertainty as to how we would handle these, nevermind they arrived when we were at our holiday busiest this month… a time when taking pictures of sock-like goodness is hard to accomplish, between being so busy with orders coming in and going out and very limited daylight & presence of mind. But I was able to fit these in and am enjoying their warmth even as I type this.
I idn’t find this particular pair to be very itchy, but some of these wool warmers are until they are washed. I usually just use some shampoo and my favorite smelling condition softens them nicely.
Right after New Years we will be adding even more yummy gloves and warmers…
I can hardly wait to get my mitts on them!!!