While not nearly as popular as off the shoulder tops, tie shoulder tops are definitely “a thing” this summer!
I mentioned my love for tie shoulder detailing last month when I wore a striped Madewell top with the cutest ties! I’ve seen a lot more tie pieces since writing that post, so I figured I’d share them! This one HERE is a hybrid OTS/tie top that is absolutely gorgeous. I linked a few more options down below if you’re curious about some other styles 🙂
I took these photos in front of the historic Miners Foundry garage in Nevada City, which now houses a small winery! If you’re not familiar with the area, Nevada County was the heart of Gold Country back in the 1800s and many elements of the Gold Rush are still evident in the landscape and architecture. You can visit old gold mines, see miner’s shacks along the creek, and pan for gold (and most likely not find anything 😉 ). The main street of downtown Nevada City is lined with old timey saloons, barbershops, and stores. I wish I had remembered to take a photo, but this photo HERE gives you a good idea of what it’s about!
Now back to my original point! The Miners Foundry was the first manufacturing site for the pelton wheel beginning in 1879. The pelton wheel was used in hydraulic gold mining (which had already been in use for 20 years prior) to generate energy from moving water (a creek, river, etc) and blast away hillsides using “water cannons”, thereby exposing the underlying gold. As you can guess, it was pretty bad for the environment and was banned in 1884! The pelton wheel inspired what we now refer to as “water wheels,” used to generate electricity.
Am I fashion blogger or a history teacher? Not sure 😉
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