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Easter Egg Succulent Planters

Easter Egg Succulent Planters by Aaryn West

As much as I love egg salad, this year I decided to do something a little different with our Easter Eggs. Since my husband and I have an pretty sizable succulent garden, the idea of creating planters out of pretty little egg shells seemed like a great idea. Thank you Pinterest.

The trick is to skip the hard boiling process and simply save your discarded egg shells from throughout the week. Just be careful to crack them in a neat circle up at the top, which is actually not all that difficult to do. You can color and decorate your shell any way you see fit. I used a mish-mash of crayons, nail polish and neon food coloring for mine.

Easter Egg Succulent Planters by Aaryn West
Easter Egg Succulent Planters by Aaryn West
Easter Egg Succulent Planters by Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Blog, Inspiration
05 Apr 2015

Fall ’15 Print Trends: Mixed Menswear via Aaryn West

Fall '15 Print Trends: Mixed Menswear via Aaryn West

There seems to be something invariably more masculine about Fall prints than in the Springtime. This patchwork mash-up of traditional menswear motifs is the perfect example of that notion. Staying within a limited color palette and keeping your print elements small will allow for maximum harmony in this mixed print trend.

Joseph, Thakoon Addition, Etro all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
27 Mar 2015

Fall ’15 Runway Trends: Geometric Stripes

Fall '15 Print Trends: Geometric Stripes via Aaryn West

Clean geometric shapes are carefully arranged and layered in these densely packed stripes for Fall 2015. While it may sound a little generic at first, we find it to be quite a versatile trend. Throw a few Moroccan or African elements in for a tribal feel, or take a more optical approach for a Memphis vibe. You could even have it merchandise with your 70’s group by adding in a simple and clean daisy shape to one of rows in your stripe.

Temperley London, Arthur Arbesser, Etro all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
24 Mar 2015

Fall ’15 Runway Trends: Nouveau Floral

Fall '15 Print Trends: Nouveau Floral via Aaryn West

Take a more simplified approach to your Fall floral designs, as seen here with these stylized Art Nouveau inspired motifs. One delicately detailed flower is repeated throughout the design in a simple, yet compact, layout, which keeps the eyes moving but doesn’t overwhelm the viewer. We actually see it as a subset of a larger Fall 2015 trend rooted in Interior Design, which we’ll explore further a little later on in our review of Fall collections.

Wes Gordon, Rachel Comey, Issa all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

Posted by:  aaryn
In:  Trends
18 Mar 2015