Well, May is finally here. I don't know about everyone else, but this is about the time of year that I start thinking about summer (even if the Summer Solstice isn't until June 21st). I love the weight and feel of winter clothes, but summer is more my style. Bright reds, lighter fabrics, flashy socks. I feel comfortable wearing loud colors and it puts me in a good mood. This side of me agrees with summer style.
It's always a bit of a toss up as to whether or not April is officially the start of spring. If you live in Colorado like me, April still means that you have a snowstorm or two left before warm weather really kicks in. Thankfully, when I was putting these outfits together it was a perfect day outside, which prompted me to throw together some more outside friendly outfits.
Today I want to touch on something that a lot of people have difficulty with: tying a bow tie. Most people can say that they know how to tie a necktie, but a bow tie can be a little more daunting. I'm not ashamed to say that I was once one of those people. Bow ties are seemingly more complicated, but with a little practice, you'll have them down pat in no time! It's just like tying your shoes... except around your neck.
Every year when St. Patrick's Day rolls around, I get an excitement stirring up inside me. I generally spend all day cooking, making a Guinness Beef Stew, some Colcannon (with bacon added, of course), and lots of Irish soda bread. After that, I love to hang out with friends, drink, and be merry. Maybe it's my heritage, maybe it's the food (and drink), maybe it's just the color green. I can't say for sure, but I love the day!
Everyone has been there: You have something big coming up and you want to look good. Some will tell you that it's all about what you wear, but by paying attention to a few small details and doing some prep work beforehand you can take it to the next level.
Nowadays, the local and online economy is saturated with claims of ‘handmade’ products. Sometimes it’s hard to actually tell if what you’re getting is handmade or not. Much like the ‘natural’ label you see on food, it’s hard to tell if what you’re getting is genuinely ‘handmade.’ Straight from the horse’s mouth, we’re here to tell you the important characteristics to look for in a handmade necktie.