Monthly Archives: March 2013

Style Your Knits: Umbre Lovre

Need more reassurance that summer is right around the corner? How about taking a fresh look at my Umbre Lovre pattern from the Holla Knits Spring 2012 Collection? I’m going balls to the wall on the super summery knit – BOARDWALKS! BEACH COVER UP! Take that, chilly temps.

Umbre Lovre - Boardwalk Style

Umbre Lovre on the boardwalk is super easy with shorts, wedge sandals, a silly hat, and a big beach tote full of knitting and beach snacks.

Umbre Lovre - Beach Style


Umbre Lovre is knit up in cotton, which makes it nice and cool as a beach cover up, too! Here I throw it over my polka dot bikini and wear it in the shade WITH spf 50 sun screen, too, because you can never be too careful with this Dutch skin.

Inspired?! Snag Umbre Lovre and knit this fun top up dreaming of the beach weather soon to come!

Style Your Knits: New Girl

I can’t just let everyone else have all the fun! Ann Leachman took her cabled pullover from cold weather to warm weather wear, and I thought it would be even easier to take my New Girl skirt into summer as well! And since here in the Midwest we are all still bundling up against this early spring freezing spell, I thought it would be nice to look at tank tops and flip flops and dream.

New Girl - Super Simple Summer Style

This skirt is so fun you barely need anything else to make your outfit pop. Throw it on with an easy solid color tank, comfy flats and matching sunnies and you are ready to hit the town looking amazing!

New Girl - Date Night Summer Style

Take your New Girl on a date night by pairing it with a flowy, see through top with fun textured bandeau top underneath. Strappy sandals, a small shoulder bag, and a fun geographic necklace complete this fun summer night look.

Inspired to knit up your own New Girl before those temps start rising? Snag it now!

Style Your Knits: Holla Back Tank

The knitter’s conundrum: how to wear your knits year-round? Cozy wool sweaters translate into summer about as well as skimpy tanks do in winter! I’m always up for a challenge, so I wanted to see how my Holla Back Tank could work in all climates. I invited Allyson and awesome Holla Knitters Elsha and Jamie to style it up their way with the help of Polyvore. Let’s revisit this hot tank, shall we?

Holla Back Office
I wanted to de-sexify my Holla Back Tank for a change. Layer it over a long sleeved blouse and add cropped pants for a casual daytime look with a hint of polish. Ok, so this one won’t work for everyone’s office dress code but it would totally fly at my workplace! Yellow pants pop against blues and neutrals and coordinate with the button on the tank. A long necklace sparkles and doesn’t interfere with your collar.
A night out with the Holla Back tank.
Jamie had this to say about her fun party look: “I’ll admit, it’s been a long time since I’ve gotten all dressed up for a night on the town so I’m a bit rusty on my party fashion. I know the tank’s on point and everything else I picked because I liked it. The outfit is pretty subdued color wise, but I feel each piece has a lot of character.” (Also check out her bonus look!)
A Day at the Beach with the Holla Back Tank
Elsha says “I live in Southern California, land of sunshine and beaches! I also happen to live about 3 blocks from the water, so staying cool and comfy is a must. The Southern Belle in me requires a big, floppy hat at all times when I’m out enjoying the sun!”
Holla Back Tank Casual Summer
Allyson writes: “I’m officially embracing this bandeau top thing, and Emma’s Holla Back Tank is a great bandeau top cover! Styled here simply with bright jeans and dark, casual accessories, the back of this awesome tank will surely get tons of hollas!”