Monday, May 7, 2012

Wear It Twice: Blue Oasis

Have you ever felt like you were in your element? Or that you had found a great groove? As I write, there is a copy of the Egyptian Book of the Dead on my desk, and a new encyclopedia of the classic world, including a volume devoted to Ancient Egypt. Add these to the fact that I just finished Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid (highly recommended if you have school-aged kids), and I am in a fantastic mood for creating for the pharaohs. I want to surround myself with white linen, turquoise and lapis blues, and beautiful sandy browns.

I thought I would get this week started off with a fun Egyptian collage, and I scoured through some of my favorite items on Polyvore to create a cool desert oasis. I have so many amazing collar necklaces set aside, but the one that caught my eye today is a simple multi-strand lapis piece, made just across the Mediterranean from my favorite place.

Oasis


I couldn’t find any pleated linen pieces that I really liked, but I did find a gorgeous blue and white chiffon wrap dress with a beautiful asymmetrical shape. To this I added some beaded sandals, a peacock feather bangle, and a selection of pretty turquoise and sandy toned earrings.

For an everyday look, I started with an aqua blue pleated top and sandy brown slacks. A leopard print bangle and strappy heels give the bright blue top lots of room. For earrings, I included some simple silver hoops or dangly feather medallions. Each outfit needs a little something extra, so I added a beautiful print scarf from my favorites, and mini messenger bag.

The handmade and vintage variation has lots of beautiful blue beads:

Blue Oasis Treasury


And here are my favorite Polyvore sets featuring some of today’s picks:

359. I've always been pretty independent


Untitled #12


Tree of Life


Meryl Streep


Cleopatra for Ashley



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