Birds of a feather flock together

The swallow print trend has really taken off this season (pun not intended!)... it started with Mui Mui's print but now all the designers have brought back bird prints, with swallows being a swift favourite! Our feathery friends can now be seen on everything from dresses to blouses to jewellery - and we LOVE it.

The one thing we love about fashion is that it never stands still! And obviously the two of us here at Ruby & the Swallow adore this trend - we thought that it was about time for it to get it's own board considering we gave half our name to this little creature :) The swallow is a whimsical but modern motif, making each piece oh-so-gorgeous with it's timeless print.
An affordable alternative to the Miu Miu swallow pattern // Peter pan collar swallow print dress //
Swallow print tunic dress // 
Swallow print frill sleeve // Michelle Williams in a swallow-embellished,
custom Miu gown with grosgrain bow details, plus subtly glamorous vintage 
Fred Leighton jewels // 
H&M swallow dress

The print works best on simple shapes such as dresses, in either monochrome, brights or muted colors - the style can be adapted to any occasion. Swallow print is perfect for a pretty, casual daytime outfit - team a swallow print skinny tee, and add jeans and a cardi. 

How gorgeous are all of these swallow print items?! Some of our favourites here are dusty pink swallow print headband; the designer cover umbrella patterned with swooping swallows from Woolies at R99,95; and the oh-so-cute swallow print panties from lingerie brand Pull In SA.

We couldn't have featured these gorgeous birds without mentioning their prevalence in jewellery! From our Le P'tit Maison giveaway featured on Monday, you would have seen how much her jewellery features swallows in that vintage, whimsical way - so beaut. Another incredible local jewellery designer is Genevieve Motley, who constantly features swallows in her designs. She hails from Durban and can always be found at the i heart market once a month - find her designs online here.
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Le P'tit MaisonGenevieve Motley

Before you go, remember to enter our free giveaway! 
Visit the giveaway post here and follow these simple steps for your chance at this custom made necklace!

~ Comment on the free giveaway post and tell us what you love about Nicola's jewellery. Check out her full range here. Don't forget to give us your name, surname and email address when you comment so that we can get hold of you! 
~ For an added entry, like her page on Facebook. If you already do, then like ours! :) 
~ This competition will run for a week, and we'll pick the winner at random. 
~ The winner will be announced on the blog and on our Facebook page on Friday. We'll get in touch with you for your details and the lovely necklace will make its way to your post box. 
~ The competition is open to readers in South Africa only. 

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