To Style / Summer Fabrics

 

     As the heat index reaches over the 100's today in sunny Missouri, I thought it appropriate to share my ideal fabrics for summer clothing! When the humidity level reaches above 90%, you don't want to be caught outside in polyester (it retains heat in direct sunlight).  

     When dressing for warmer weather, always reach for your cottons and linens first! They are the most breathable fabrics, and your body will thank you later. Then, for when the temps dip below 70 at night, it's always good to have a light knit piece on hand. My favorite is my slightly open weave maxi cardigan from Urban Outfitters! It has just enough weight to give me the warmth I need for evening summer strolls downtown or sitting on the back porch at the lake house, checking out the stars with Bailey. 

     That's my round-up! Is anyone else as obsessed with cotton in the summer, or is it just me? Have a fun Monday, and thanks for reading!

To Dye / Tea Towels

 

      Good morning! A month or so ago, I came across a new (to me) way to naturally dye fabrics. I was mostly drawn to this natural dye because the end result is my favorite color, blush pink. It sounded very unusual that you could get this dreamy shade from avocado pits! But it's the real deal, and it's remarkably simple. Get the how-to below!

Materials:

- about 10 avocado pits

- a cotton tea towel

- water

Directions:

1. Wash off all of your avocado pits, and place in a large sauce pan. Put in your towel, and cover completely with cool water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. Let cool.

2. Let air dry overnight, then wash and dry like normal.

3. Store dye in an air tight jar and enjoy!