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Ikat: It’s Not Just for the Curtains Anymore

We all know and love the look of ikat in our homes: curtains, rugs, bedding, throw pillows and blankets….  We can’t get enough!

{Completely swoon-worthy curtains, Eric Cohler via Cote de Texas}

Ikat is a dying pattern (similar to tie dye) that originated in southeast Asia, and it’s been popular in home design for a while.  But it’s now popping up in fashion all over the place:  

This dress would be great dressed up for work or dressed down for a summer party, I DIE!  {Carmen Marc Valvo, Saks Fifth Avenue, $340}

DVF wrap in ikat?  Yes please.  {Capela Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, Bloomingdales, $258.75}

A great choice for the office or Sunday morning (I think this dress would look better with a tan!) {Sheath Dress, Anne Klein, $148}

Great for summer date night!  {Print One Shoulder Dress, The Loft, $98}

I love this tunic by St. John paired with white jeans — looks fab (sorry for the small picture). {Ikat Tunic, St. John, $237}

I love this easy, sophisticated look.  I can seen a colorful tunic, white jeans and flops easily becoming my go-to summer uniform!  {Ikat Print Poncho, Gucci, Saks Fifth Avenue, $635}

{Ikat Strappy Wedges, Burberry, Bloomingdales, $495}

I love these two ikat bags by DVF — the orange one may be an early birthday gift to myself!

{Ikat Open Tote, Diane von Furstenbrg, Bloomingdales, $98}

{Nancy Ikat Shopper, Diane von Furstenberg, Neiman Marcus, $185 (sorry for the little image)}

This ikat scarf would look great with a jean skirt, tank top and flops!  It also comes in pink and black colorways.  {Ikat Diamond Print Scarf, Piperlime, $35}

Will you be wearing ikat this summer?  Keep your eyes peeled — ikat has arrived!

Buy This, Not That — Shoes!

I have had a few requests to expand spark!‘s recurring “Buy This, Not That” series to fashion.  So, welcome to the first edition!

Flats are so popular this Fall, so I have narrowed my BTNT shoe selections to loafers, moccasins, and ballet flats.  Also, I am showcasing my new fave bargain brand — Me Too. Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

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[Miu Miu Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue, $450]

BUY THIS!

shoes[Me Too Swann Cap Toe Ballet, DSW, $39.94]

LOVE THIS?

shoes4[Kate Spade Sabrina Loafer, Saks Fifth Avenue, $225]

BUY THIS!

shoes2[Me Too Nexi Patent Leather Penny Moc, DSW, $44.94]

LOVE THIS?

shoes7[Demi Flats, Kate Spade, $225]

BUY THIS!

shoes8[Wanted Wild Flats, Piperlime, $35]

LOVE THIS?

shoes5

[Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Letteke Canoe’ Moccasin, Nordstrom, $450]

BUY THIS!

shoes6[Sperry Top-Sider Marina Moccasin, Nordstrom, $97.95]

LOVE THIS?

shoes9a[Beverly Feldman Rosetta Flat, Nordstrom, $179]

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[Zigi Soho Petunia Suede Flats, DSW, $49.95]

LOVE THIS?

shoes11 [Miu Miu Velvet Ballet Flats, Saks Fifth Avenue, $315]

BUY THIS!

shoes12[Jeff Campbell Haley Flats, Norstrom, $94.95]

Happy Shoe Shopping!

Runways to Rooms

RUNWAY…

 kayunger

[Belted Graphic Dress, Kay Unger, Saks Fifth Avenue]

TO ROOM.

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[Powder Room, Coastal Living]

RUNWAY…

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[Cap-Sleeve Color Block Dress, BCBG Max Azria, Saks Fifth Avenue]

TO ROOM.

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[Master Bath, House Beautiful]