What is Christmas in July? It is a sale meant to spark some interest in handmade and vintage outside the holiday season. This is usually the time of year that sales drop in many shops on Etsy and for entrepeneurs it’s a difficult time to go through. Most see it as an opportunity to work on their shops so that they’re ready for the holiday season. However, preparation doesn’t bring food to the table and that’s how this sales period was born.
Today’s friday night outfit literally coloured by the theme of Christmas in July. I chose a colour that fits both the holiday season as well as the summer. The main colours in fashion for now are pastels and neon, but there is also a lot of purple shining through. For some stroke of luck I was able to find more than enough purple items to feature today. Also a very important fact about today’s post: every single shop featured is holding a sale! Please check out all these shops and read the descriptions to find out if the discount has already been applied or if you need to enter a coupon code. My main shop Katlix Design is also holding a sale until July 28th and everything is discounted 20%.
Paisley ceramic brooch from CeramicFullOfColours | Swirly felt ring by HoodwinkedOriginals | Raspberry leather journal by Baghy
Siamese fighting fish by BarbaraSzepesiSzucs | Book market print by MyMonography | Plantain plantago lanceolata by WatercolorsByMonika
Lilac baby sandals by Hopphopp | Beaded bohemian earrings by HandmadebyValentina | Oversized floral crown by EllaGajewskaHATS
The paisley brooch is a real eye-catcher, but the strong teal tints are wonderfully softened by a purple hue. It reminds me of lilacs and the sea. The swirly statement ring would brighten up any outfits with these bright and strong colours. Big statement rings are totally hot right now and I would definitely recommend this one. The raspberry journal looks so pretty I don’t know if I would dare write in it. But can you imagine how amazing it must look all filled up with your thoughts, memories and ideas?
I am simply mezmerized by the swirly fighter fish and it’s vibrant colours. It reminds me of the fairy tale of the fish that grants wishes. Unlike the book market photograph that makes me feel all nostalgic with its softness. It is the very recognizable feeling of browsing through stacks of books for the perfect copy. I admit, I have a thing for botanical paintings, so I had no problem choosing a print to feature from this shop. The ribwort plaintain is a really beautiful wild flower and it’s captured beautifully here.
The baby sandals are just ridiculously adorable! Imagine how cute they must look along with a pretty summer dress. The bohemian earrings look so very romantic, they would be perfect for an outfit for a picnic or lunch in a cafe. They look very French and sophisticated. Do I need an excuse though for wearing a gorgeous floral crown? I don’t think I do, I don’t think anyone does. This should be standard everyday wear.
Now it’s time for the friday night outfit:
I chose for the soft white dress from StandardVintage to offset all those bright colours and as a clean basis for my palet. The rest of the items are all in puple hues, but not one is the same colour as the other. Nobody likes their outfits to be too mitchy-matchy, right? Also the sleeves are long which fits nicely in this fickle weather of ours. This is also why I added the deep purple scarf from Econicashop for some extra warmth just in case. Dangling from the neck is this gorgeous amethyst necklace from maggiesjewelry. A nice addition to the lace is this crocheted fiber bracelet from LikeFreja. And to truly complete the outfit I chose this very unique looking and simply fabulous round handbag from dishhandbags.
So that is it for now. Like I said, all of the shops featured today are having a July sale, so it is extra worth your time to check them out. If you aching for more inspiration you can find other friday night outfits on Star of the East blog!