Fur in the summer, a hotly contested trend. Although many dislike it, I had an experience in July that totally changed my mind.
I spent a week in Quebec, exploring the city and eating so much delicious food. And it was ridiculously hot. Canada was experiencing an insane heat wave, and if someone even said the word “fur,” they would burst into flames. But once the heat wave broke, it got chilly. Not winter chilly, but I’ve been spending the summer lounging in 85 to 90-degree weather so anything under 70 degrees feels like an icebox.
I went out for a fancy meal with my partner, sporting The Orchid dress, and I was so glad I had brought The Cuphea Shawl with me. Cute and cozy, the Canadian weather didn’t phase me one bit. So, the next time you see fur in the summer and start to judge, keep traveling in the back of your mind.
Fabrics & Materials Used:
- 1 1/2 yards Pale Green Diamond Embossed Stretch Faux Shearling
- 1 1/2 yards Lavender Polyester Shantung
- 1/2 yard 1.5″ Emerald Single Face Satin Ribbon
This shawl was so easy to sew! It goes together in a snap, and I took some advice from Emily, a poster on the original Cuphea Shawl who made the closures ribbons for those with a bigger bosom than a zipper allows. It worked like a charm and the emerald ribbon was the perfect accent on this elegant piece.
Check out the original Cuphea Shawl for some more inspiration! And are you absolutely DROOLING over those sunglasses? So am I! You can get them from Sassaries, an amazing boutique that offers a variety of high-end, attitude inducing accessories!
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