Leocadia K.

modern art inspired jewelry

3 Ways to Wear Linen Overalls

StyleCait SherrickComment
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I've been on the hunt for olive green linen overalls for years. Two years to be exact. So when I went to Target to buy mascara, decided to casually browse the clothes section first (c’mon ladies, I know you do it too) + saw these, I grabbed them without a second thought. I tried them on to be sure, texted my sister, texted my best friend, instagram storied them (yep, I know you do all that too) + eventually bought them after finally grabbing my mascara.

I’ve been wearing them any chance I can get for a variety of summer events + outings, so I thought I’d feature them here + share a few ways you can easily style them too.

Don’t have olive green linen overalls? You can totally use these same combinations with any pair of overalls, shorts, jeans or even skirts. Don’t have a striped shirt? Try a different pattern. Don’t have any LK jewelry? Wear something you already have.

The whole point of my style posts is to offer you a fresh way to look at your clothes. Old or new. Trendy or not. Take what you need, adapt what you want, leave the rest.


1 // NEUTRAL TANK, COLORFUL ESPADRILLES, TURQ ROLL TURQUOISE CUFFS + JANE NECKLACE

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2 // STRIPED T-SHIRT, MINIMAL SANDALS, PANAMA HAT + TURQ CURVE TURQUOISE CUFF

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3 // BATHING SUIT, FLIP FLOPS, SUN HAT (NO JEWELRY)

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How to Clean Brass Jewelry

CareCait SherrickComment
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Brass. We all love it for its gold tones, light weight + budget friendly qualities. It's an easy, artistic alternative to gold...until it tarnishes, right?

I hear you.

Tarnished brass jewelry doesn't bother me as much as it bothers some. I like how a patina gives it character, makes it unique + shows that you love it enough to wear it often, but I definitely prefer when it looks fresh, shiny + gold.

More than one person has asked me how to clean it over the years, so I thought it was time to create a tutorial of my own + post it here for ease of access. This tutorial is quick, easy + it requires only two standard kitchen ingredients that you probably already have at home.


INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 a lemon

  • 1 tsp of baking soda*

*adjust according to juiciness of lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

// Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into a small bowl.

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// Add 1 tsp of baking soda. It will fiz A LOT, but it will settle down as you continue to stir.

// Keep stirring until you have a paste. Add more lemon juice/baking soda, if need be.

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// Apply the paste to your brass jewelry with a soft cloth or your fingers + rub. I mostly used my fingers + rubbed until I saw a noticeable difference in color.

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// Re-apply + repeat as necessary.

// Rinse off the paste + dry your jewelry.

// For an added shine, buff your jewelry with a soft polishing cloth.

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Mala Beads + Necklaces

Living Life Creatively, New Products, Spiritual Practice, StyleCait SherrickComment

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’m not only deeply inspired by modern art, but I’m also an avid yogi. I’ve never been much into traditional jewelry, so even though I’ve been practicing yoga for 17 years, I’ve never once owned a set of mala beads. Not because I don’t see their value, but because they’re just not really my style.

Abstract designs? Those are my style. Reinterpreted lines, shapes + proportions? Yep, those are totally my jam. Jewelry you can’t get anywhere else? I’m all about it.

My design idea for these necklaces was to make reinterpreted versions of a set of mala beads. I took a traditional mala design, deconstructed it, assembled it so that the proportions were new and different, but the end result still looked enough like a mala that you’d get the reference + I strung it all on my signature chain.

While my malas aren’t meant for counting your breaths, prayers or meditations, they still send the same message. Take a moment to breathe, repeat your positive thoughts, be mindful when you make decisions, infuse yourself into your accessories.

They might not be paintings, standalone sculptures or coffee table books, but these necklaces still portray very large concepts in new visual ways + that’s what makes them modern art.

My malas are some of my original designs + they’re on sale this week. Shop them here.

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