Around here celebrations actually begin in May with our wedding anniversary and then Mother’s Day..But now here comes June, with a grandbaby’s first Bday, Father’s Day and then our Quebec holiday on the 24th. July will also be filled with even more…Is it any wonder I just adore summer?!
The weekends have been sunny and the kidds popping in and out- all this making me super busy but super happy! This Sunday morning, just like with Mother’s Day, I’ll be off to the cemetery, this time to spend some time with my dad…no coffee for him…I’m bringing a small glass of wine in a thermos; just the way he’d like it.
As for styling it up, I’ve loved me some color this week and a bit of history that goes with Polka Dots. Since I happen to teach this subject, I guess it would be nice if I gave you a bit of history behind the Polka dot!
Did you know any print with circles or dots was ghastly and a big No No upto the 1800’s? That’s right- people back then feared anything that reminded them of the pox or the plague- and that included dots of any sort! It was only afterwards that the Polka dot got its name from a peasant dance that originated in the Czech lands in the 19th c. Ever since that, a whole Polka mania emerged and the dots became uber famous- especially in America (think Marilyn and Minnie Mouse!).
Let me know if you love learning about history of fashion and textile and I’ll be happy to post more!
And- because it’s crazy sunny and yet a bit breezy…Montreal weather is just up in the air; once cold, once hot lol! Here’s to styling sweat joggers with an imitation scarf top in bold bright colours. Don’t you just love those? You can also create this same look with a real scarf. It’s always so good!
It’s also Slow Fashion Season– and once again I’ve joined the movement! As a fashion teacher, it’s also my duty to form our fashion leaders of the future…and this means awakening them to all the newer and non-harmful ways in which they can be part of this creative industry. I encourage everyone to do their part and have fun with it along the way. This does not mean giving up all fashion…just trying to style it up a bit more sustainably, as well as you can. Go check out Slowfashion.global to learn more.
Are you ready for the weekend? What are you styling up?
Let’s see what my FAVOURITE FASHION DIVAS from last week’s Linkup Party wore!
I’m all over this green dress styled by Cheryl of Cheryl Shops- How amazing is this color on her!
Let’s get a move on the PARTAY shall we?!!
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Happy Father’s Day to all the Men in your lives that will be celebrating!
NOTE : Please come by this Monday for my Collaboration Post with the Thrifty Six and our Boho Looks.
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You won’t want to miss my INTERVIEW with the ever-so fabulous Sheila of Ephemera Blog– where we talk Fashion, Ageism and so much more!