Coastal Inspired Summer Outfit {Fashion Friday}

I admit.  It’s been a while since I’ve written a Fashion Friday post.  Summer has inspired me to begin again.  I enjoy writing these posts and sharing them with you. You’ve also shared that you like these posts as well.  So here we go. . . 

“I’m missing the ocean.  I miss the sea.  
The white sandy beaches are calling my name.  
If I can’t go there, I can bring it to me.”      

Today, my outfit is inspired by the beautiful flavors of salty air and aqua blue waters.  My little star fish friend also joins me for Fashion Friday.  White is a color that is a staple in my summer wardrobe.  I’m definitely not afraid to wear white.  White is cool, crisp and classic.  Pair it with any color and you’ve got a stylish summer outfit.  I’m wearing my white capris and white wrap around the ankle sandals.  I added a baby blue tank top and layered it with a crochet crop top.  This top is special to me, because it belonged to my godmother/Aunt Mary Ann.  It’s a beautiful piece I received after her passing many years ago.   She loved the ocean as well, being a avid scuba diver and beach lover.  Her and my Uncle Fred traveled to many shores around the world.  Do you want to know a fun fact about this cute top?  When my Aunt lived in Las Vegas,  she was asked to be in a fashion show.  This is the very top she modeled!  Fashion for me involves the meaning behind the outfit as well.   If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I get my fashion inspiration from beautiful memories and color meanings.   I must feel happy, pretty and joy.  And this outfit does all that!  Do you also like coastal inspired outfits?  Be looking forward to more coastal inspired posts and videos soon. 

Please check out my short video I made of my outfit of the day below.  While you’re here subscribe to our YouTube channel.  Have a beautiful weekend!  

Blessings and Shalom, 

Easy Summer Coastal Chic DIY

Do you ever get in those weird creative moods where you just itch to do some DIY?
Well this project has inch written all over it.   I had a old gold cheap dollar store frame that was a very odd size.  I couldn’t put a 3×5 or a 5×7 or any other size inside it without it looking awkward.
I had just bought some pretty turquoise paint and wanted to see this color splashed all around my family room to help accent my summer coastal chic decor.

So. . . . . this is what the project ended up to be.  A new paint color, old frame and dollar store sea shells and a little ribbon for hanging!

I first started to paint the frame, couldn’t wait!  I used a cosmetic sponge to create that vintage look.

Next, I glued muslin type material which I already had from scraps onto cardboard backing.

I placed the board back into the frame and arranged my sea shells then hot glued them down. 
I  trimmed my ribbon to hang.  All done! 
VERY fun and easy dollar store DIY to do with the kids.  How fun to use your vacation shells from Summer for a memory board. 

Have you made any summer crafts with the kiddos lately?   Post your craft ideas.  
It’s going to be a bright summer day! 

Blessings and Shalom