One big packet of seeds that cost about $3 have yielded dozens of bouquets which would cost several dollars for each handful.
I'd say that's a chic and savvy way to enjoy fresh flowers throughout the season.
Having a cutting garden is a great way to save money on floral arrangements.
In the winter when not much is blooming I buy a few blooms from the flower shop and then go outside to the Bungalow garden for variegated and unusual foliage to add interest and bulk up the bouquet.
It could be alliums, or rose hips, ferns or twigs anything that accents and enriches the total look will work.
Experiment with natural grasses or lop off small branches of shrubbery, you'll have fun and the weirder the better!
Speaking of chic tips Fiona has a Chic themed post every day for the entire month of September on her fabulous blog How to Be Chic.
I am enjoying her tips immensely and I think you will too.
I bought Shoe String Chic after I read about it on a blog.
It is written by Kerrie Hess and has some wonderful tips and thoughts for saving money and living luxe on a budget.
I decided that I wanted to pass this on.
The lightbulb went on and I thought it might make a great giveaway.
To enter you will need to sign up to follow my blog, and post a comment telling me what makes you feel chic.
I'll draw a name out of a hat (or perhaps a bag) and you'll need to stay tuned to see if you have won.
If you are the lucky winner you can send me your mailing address.
The giveaway will close on September 25th at midnight PST.
Today I am running errands and it's sunny outside.
This is my OOTD...
I'll put on some ballet flats of course
I am breaking that rule about not wearing white after Labour Day!
"Chic is all about creating a style that is uniquely yours...
Don't be a slave to fashion and never take fashion
or yourself too seriously"
Fashion and accessories designer
"Chic is the confidence to follow your own path,
to wear what makes you smile, and to break the rules!"
co president and creative director at Kate Spade New York
I am off to greet the shop keepers and buy a few groceries.
Smiling is so easy when the sun is shining!
I'm eager to read all your comments.