In honor of Earth Day, we’re inspired to find fashionable, eco-conscious items. At Lilac And Lilies, we just have to look at our accessories to find innovative designers on a mission to leave a light carbon footprint. We love the incredibly fun bracelets from Alex and Ani, Pura Vida, and Made with Love. Wear alone or stack up on the trend. You’ll look and feel great about these eco-friendly brands.
We are thrilled to welcome Kendra Scott’s latest collection of jewels to our shop. The Marrakech Collection was inspired by Morocco circa 1970’s, when free-spirited icons like Yves Saint Laurent, The Beatles, The Stones and Jean-Paul Getty spent their summers in the country’s trendy hippie mecca. It exudes a feel of boho-chic fashion, rich Moroccan culture and stunning architecture.
Go to Marrakech:
Imagine majestic mountain ranges, lush gardens and ornate mosques against the backdrop of a turquoise sky in Africa’s “Red City” with new colors and silhouettes rich in color and texture. Vibrant tangerine captures the desert sunlight while opulent mystic stones gleam under the moon with iridescent radiance. Vivid new teal and orange stones merge with favorites like lustrous abalone and classic black and white for mixes that contrast and compliment.
Let gypsy queen Talitha Getty be your muse in jewels bountiful with bohemian flair. Metal framing inspired by soutache, a French braiding technique used in fabrics, adorn new silhouettes that emulate the Moroccan lanterns seen speckling the streets of the city. Paying homage to traditional squash blossom necklaces, mega statement necklace hail with haute hippie aptitude. Never before have zebras been so inspirational, with necklaces and earrings bearing the unique silhouette of the beautiful and wild animal. Like the mosaic of color and patterns seen on the Spring/Summer 2014 runways of the Marrakech Collection radiates with global, psychedelic spirit.
Call it coral or call it salmon pink, these shades are easy to layer with, mix and match and look great with all skin tones. Keep it in the peachy family with bronze accents, or match with a bright blue for a bolder look.
Easter is this weekend and it’s time to dig in to some crafty activities. I love these Ombre Easter eggs. At first sight, these went straight to the top of the decoration to-do list. It’s an easy project that can be used to decorate a mantel or as a centerpiece for a long table. I chose one color of dye and created a variety of shades by leaving them in the colored water for different amounts of time, creating the ombre look. Try 30 seconds, then 1 minute, 1:30, 2 minutes and so on. There’s no exact science, so have fun!