We had 100 Style Guide submissions this month and we were blown away with all the amazing titles and styles. Each month after the challenge is over, Amber and I share our list of favorites with each other before we pick a winner and honorable mentions. We normally have many which overlap, but this month - we only had one! And that was Brooke's winning Style Guide! It's always fun to see which ones we each choose and I'll be sharing below four honorable mentions from both of our selections.
Although our selections didn't overlap, we both loved the creative styling and modern sensibilities of one of our new curators - Charlotte of Etsy shop The Vintage Vogue Story. This stunning collection below uses a very limited color palette to gently guide the eye through and creates a soothing mood, like a quiet misty morning. One can just admire the gorgeous earth centered styling, but then you read the title and it all pulls together. What a wonderful collection, Charlotte - now I'm singing that John Mayer song!
Next we're taking a little stroll through a garden that has been lovingly tended and nurtured by mom in this collection by Cinne of By Cinne Worthington. You can almost smell the sweetness of a big bouquet of flowers and I love floral motifs that punctuate this collection. Who doesn't like a little petal pizazz to feel the anticipation of summer and the blossoming of all things lovely? Gardening on Earth Day is ideal and Cinne's shopping guide is filled with items which mom will be sure to enjoy - Earth Day and every day! Really lovely eye, Cinne!
In her collection below titled Child of the Earth and Sea, Jill of Etsy shop Be Something New takes us back to nature. Using sand tones as a base, Jill primes her style guide canvas and pulls in items which all share a beachy, earthy quality. Her collection celebrates the organic spirit of Earth Day and highlights gift ideas for the all natural mom! Mother's Day is right around the corner, so it's not too early to start planning ahead to find that perfect gift. Feeling inspired and see many gifts that my mom would surely enjoy - great selections, Jill!
In this collection here, Alexandra of Etsy shop Terra Dei Farm gives us a peek into her world of living and working on a farm. This is a gal who understands what Earth Day is all about because she lives it each and every day! Close to nature and the bounty that the Earth has to share, Alexandra has curated a style guide which illustrates exactly what her title spells out All Good Things. What more is there to want? A wonderful assembly of items set on a background which is filled with some warm sunshine! Simply gorgeous, Alexandra!
Keeping in line with our tradition, we're finishing off our Style Guide Challenge with a collection by Jenn of Etsy shop Palimpsestic. We always look for the beat from Jenn as she has a natural talent for telling some very entertaining stories through her style guides. She's always coming up with something new and fresh as she adds her own unique spin to the challenge theme. What's up this month? Well, Jenn has captured a picture of mom back in the day when she was a flower-power kind of gal! Are you smiling yet? How clever, right? This is why Jenn is our official resident stylist and we always love ending our challenge post with a peek into her world. Thank you for always playing along, Jenn - you're the best!
We'll see you back here in another month as we jump into May (whoa, it's almost May???). Thank you to all the very, very talented Style Guide curators for their amazing collections. Don't miss the whole list of 100 shopping guides and know you can always count on us to help you connect with some of the best shops on Etsy!