The sun is setting later, the days are growing warmer, and festival season is fast approaching. While I have no plans to attend any festivals (I can actually hear my own heart ripping in two), I have begun to bring out my festival-inspired pieces to help a little with the #FOMO. Festival style is quite possibly one of my favorites because it includes the bohemian vibes that I love so dearly. While my personal style tends to lean more on the city-chic side, bohemian is my first love, and if my home was closer to a beach, I would surely live in bikinis and vibrant maxi dresses 24/7.
I like to prepare for spring and early summer by incorporating light beach sweaters into my wardrobe. One of the worst feelings is enjoying a super warm day, only to end up freezing during the evening and have nothing to provide warmth. With a light beach sweater, you’re fully prepared because it’s light enough to be comfortable during the heat, and warm enough to cloak you from a chill. When I got in touch with Paola, the creator and designer behind Wooden Ships, I completely fell in love with what the company had to offer. Their knits are cozy as they are cute and have quickly become favorites in my closet. I received two pieces from the brand (the second to be shown next week on the blog), and was floored by the high quality of the sweaters. They’re incredibly soft and lightweight, allowing my skin to breathe through the fabric (60% cotton, 40% acrylic).
Wooden Ships operates almost entirely out of Bali, which greatly inspired Paola in her styles and colors. The creative energy in the country provided the perfect space for her to turn her fashion dreams into reality. The brand does not carry stock. What does this mean? It means that each time you order one of their sweaters, you’re receiving a custom piece made just for you, rather than something mass-produced that has been sitting on a shelf for months, waiting to be purchased. While their current “collection” revolves around St. Patrick’s Day – they’re getting ready to release an entire line of their beach sweaters (sign up for their emails here so you don’t miss the release date) which you won’t want to ever take off through the spring and summer. I.E. – perfect for festivals!
Along with sharing about this dynamite company, Paola and I decided that it would be fun for me to host an exclusive giveaway for my readers! At 12:30PM EST today (2/24/17), head over to my Instagram to learn how you can win this “Lane” striped sweater for yourself! Fun fact: you don’t even have to get it in pure snow and black stripes like I did, you can pick whichever size and color works best for you! The rules will be super simple (just follow both of us and tag two friends), so make sure you head over there and start entering! You will love your sweater!
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