Posts Tagged ‘tribal’

Style: Tribal + Floral


It’s been a while since I’ve done a style post. I miss these because they motivate me to get dressed in the morning, even when I have no place to go.

I’ve been digging mixing tribal with florral. Besides the fact they’re both all the rage these days, I love the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine so to speak.

This outfit isn’t outright tribal, but the western themes and the statement necklace make my mind go there.

Outfit details:

  • earrings: thrifted
  • necklace: handmade
  • cardigan: thrifted
  • top: thrifted (last weekend!)
  • belt: thrifted (last weekend!)
  • skirt: handmade at Sewing Summit
  • shoes: thrifted

(I’m pretty sure this outfit falls in the under $20 category.)

Can we make this combo a meme together? Hashtag your tribal and floral outfits on instagram using #tribalandfloral. I will be.

Sponsored Tutorial: Tribal Leather Vase


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This month is focusing on Americana. Let’s talk about that movement for a minute. Americana is one of those many-faceted movements that tends to get pigeon-holed into one very specific thing. When I was younger, Americana was to me a specific distressed style with stars, stripes, dusty blues and muddy reds, and Norman Rockwell front and center. It’s more than just that. America is a melting pot of a million different cultures and histories, and its art movement is indicative of that. My favorite part of Americana showcases the history and culture of the West. It’s my blood. I have Apache on my dad’s side (the cheek bones are a giveaway, no?) and my great-great-great grandfather on my mom’s side settled Salt Lake city.

You can see how vastly different each piece above is from one another. But each tells stories of my personal history, so they work together. Any one of these would look fantastic next to my leather piece, a tribute to the connection I have on both sides with the southwest and Native American cultures.

The Golden Nugget by J.R. Eyerman reminds me of fond memories of visiting family in Las Vegas. I hated the smoke-filled casinos, but I loved gawking at all the beautiful type and bright lights. It was also in Las Vegas that my Grandfather struck out on his own (at 15!), which was a huge turning point for him.

The skis by William Swartz  represent my fond memories in Park City, Utah. My grandparents had a condo and it was SO seventies ridiculous. It was decorated to the brim with old ski posters, macrame and shag rugs. I remember getting snowed in one weekend where we spent an entire day trying to skis with equipment identical to the image above. It was impossible!

The aspens by William Hook remind me of driving and hiking in the canyons on Sunday evenings with my family.

Another facet of Americana is craftsmanship. wants to showcase their amazing framing craftsmanship this month as part of their Americana theme. Their framing craftsmanship is really amazing. You can see for yourself in’s craftsmanship video. I got goosebumps the first time I watched it.

Do you have any Americana in your home? Would you like to make some with me? Follow the instructions below to make your own 2-d leather sculpture.

Tribal-Inspired Leather Sculpture


  • 2-3 ounce veggie tan leather
  • ink, fabric paint or sharpie
  • sharp scissors
  • brush
  • pencil
  • tape
  • template
You can find leather at Tandy Leather or on Ebay. Use the above search terms to find the right kind. You don’t have to use paint, you can use a sharpie instead. I felt like paint was more legit.

Style: Comfy Shoes


I’ve had these shoes in my closet for some time, and they don’t get as much attention as they should. They’re so comfy.


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