Ewww, is it really Monday? Gross. Just when Saturday and Sunday were starting to feel so good...Monday came a' calling. This weekend FLEW by, right? I mean, wow.
This weekend was one of the most fun I've had in a long time, seriously. I had not one, but TWO girls' nights out (Friday and Saturday) and it was so great to be able to laugh hysterically and be silly with friends. Oh, and this weekend also gave me a chance to debut some of my new summer clothes, which was super exciting.
And I got some new shoes. Blam.
One thing I noticed whilst out and about...ikat textiles and patterns were everywhere. Bags, shoes, scarves, the list goes on. I even took note of several storefront displays at some of the local home decor shops that featured ikat pieces.
So obviously, I became curious...have you guys been seeing a lot of ikat lately?
If you aren't familiar with ikat, here's a brief rundown:
-The exotic motif with ancient roots looks fresher than ever, energizing furnishings and accessories- even with this season's runway shows (which explains why we're seeing it more and more in mainstream department stores.)
*Collage courtesy of Design*Sponge
-Ikat is a method of weaving that creates artistic images on textiles, kind of like one of those paint-by-numbers things, but with thread instead of paint : )
-It was developed in Western Asia during the first millennium AD, which explains its cool tribal appeal.
I've seen it before, (maybe even last season), but it seems the ikat trend is gearing up once again for summer 2010.
I'm down for ikat. Will you be?
By the way, we do have a winner of the fabulous flat iron giveaway. Congrats to Kitchen Belleicious on her new toy and many thanks to all of you that participated! More fun giveaways to come VERY shortly ; ) Be excited.
Be blessed, lovelies-