I've been loving ikat prints for the past several years now. They remind me of the Southwest. Desert sands, cactus forests, snakeskins and the wild frontier! Ikat takes me to a warm, rustic place.
Anyway, so I made a pair of pants out of this cool navy ikat print.
And over the weekend, I plucked up these little boot-sandals in Santee Alley, a fun outside street market in DTLA's Garment District.
Ikat is one of those statement prints that goes with almost anything. And this subtler navy print was calling me to do something with it. I also made these pants in an elegant flamingo print, polka dots and plaid. Yeah, I'm done with making pants for now.
As much as I enjoy ikat, I actually only have one other article in my closet with this style print: a maxi dress of phenomenal proportions and still the most versatile piece I own to date. I definitely plan to have a couple more ikat items, especially since it comes in so many different designs!
Have a fabulous week and come back on Thursday to see my Valentines visuals for the new Year!