For the bracelet, the finished size was supposed to be 7.5 inches, but mine was closer to 8. It was way too big for my wrist, so I re-did each side removing 7 beads in the process. After that the size was just right.
This weekend I pulled out my old jewelry making supplies and put together a few small projects. First up was this bracelet and earrings that I think go well together: I got the inspiration for these projects from Fusion Beads. The bracelet I modified by replacing the mauve bead with this teal one and swapping the accents for silver. I also used a bit of hot glue to hold the side beads in place because they were sliding all over the place.
Now that summer has officially hit the Pacific Northwest, I decided to try out a style I had been seeing everywhere, the Maxi Dress. This particular one is from Old Navy and I found it to be a great staple that I can easily dress up with different accessories. On this particular day, I wore it to work with a cropped jean jacket from Old Navy, a wide brown belt from Anthropologie, and some bracelets I made myself. (Which you can’t really see in the picture.)
I feel that this worked for my shape because I was able to balance my proportions with a cropped jacket on top, and accentuate my waist with the wide brown belt. I was worried about the knit fabric hugging my hips so I ended up buying the dress a size larger than I could have and brought it in at the waist with the belt. This way, it skims nicely off of my curvier parts and provides the shape I want.