Archive for month: September, 2014

do it – nap time spa

27 Sep
September 27, 2014

yesterday after a trip to target, i decided nap time was going to be ME time. i gathered all the essentials, and once everyone was down, indulged in some good ole girl-type pampering. it was no trip to habitude to be sure. but 24 hours later, the effects are still EVIDENT. and i’m inspired to get even more creative next time. like… a hair treatment or… wine. i don’t know. here’s the basics of what i did. that $2 face mask from target- GLORIOUS. go ahead- splurge!

1- keiko is the cutest. and she does great tutorials. and she has a line of cute glasses. THE. CUTEST. everything. wrapped my hair up just like Read more →

do it – vote – stevie nicks shawl contest

22 Sep
September 22, 2014

sooo… a friend on facebook sent me this, and… i don’t know, something about it. first off, when you think of stevie nicks, you can probably 100% picture her style, right? reading articles where she’s commented on how she dresses, it started out as a way to feel safe in front of so many people. fleetwood mac was bigtime when nicks was relatively young. she wore layers and layers as a way of protecting who she was, and it all had that gypsy bohême look, and suddenly, it was… her look.

i’m still not sure… there are over 630 entries. some of them, AMAZING. if you feel like checking it out, i’d love for you to consider voting for my design. i’ve seen designs on there that i think are amazing that have zero votes… luckily there are two prizes. one for most votes, and one chosen by stevie herself.

although i’ve never designed something like a shawl, sometimes it’s just nice to get out of your rut and do something new… don’t you think? thoroughly enjoyable… and clicking through photos of stevie nicks in the 70’s and listening to rumors- i’m all inspired for fall.

want to see some truly amazing pieces- girl on a vine has kimono, shawls, dusters… wow. and she vamps on etsy- beaded, fringed… all beautiful.


make it – inspiration – learn calligraphy

19 Sep
September 19, 2014

i’ve been at a loose end since the kickstarter didn’t fund. there was a bunch of bad news that week… our basement reno went crazy over budget, the year long freelance opportunity i thought was coming, fell through, and then the cherry on top – no go on the kickstarter. it was… painful. all of it. and although in the long run, i DO think things will work out in other ways… i’ve been… down. and searching. trying to focus on things i really enjoy. it’s hard with two very small humans in the house to tackle bigger projects. so, i’ve been hunting down inspiration for things i can do in the 5-minutes-a-day category. enter calligraphy.

i’ve long been a proponent of beautiful handwriting. i think i probably have about 5 different handwriting styles myself. the idea of learning modern calligraphy has been on my radar for a while. Read more →

wear it – hair inspiration – fall

18 Sep
September 18, 2014

my hair pinboard (yes, i’m that girl) is a bit of a schizophrenic mess. long, short, bangs, one length, dark, blond, pink… i’m all over the place. and every time i cut my hair to chin length, i’m always so happy. but every time i grow it out, i’m also so happy. and bored. hair is a boring, boring subject.

BUT! i’ve decided to do something DRASTIC with mine, and would love an opinion. tell me what you think. right now my hair is all one length, all one color (plus some greys), thick and right at shoulder length. do i keep growing, or hack. hack. hack. it’s the age old question. help me decide.

read it – fall edition – september

17 Sep
September 17, 2014

fall is one of my true favorite times to read. it starts getting chilly, and dark. what’s better than settling in with a book? here’s this month’s list. there’s one true, true gem in here. wait, two. ok, i loved a few of these books. alright, let’s be honest, i’m never very harsh in my judgement of books. i loved them all, but there were a couple where upon closing, i thought… oh, i’ll read that again. a few times. i’ve also been downloading COPIOUS amounts of samples to find my next books, but ALWAYS love getting recommends. send me the name of the best book you’ve read this year, and i’ll be your new best friend. unless i’ve read it. then, we’ll just be regular friends. list after the jump… Read more →

wear it – midi skirt – fall

16 Sep
September 16, 2014

just when i think i’m going to get all nuts, and do something drastic with my wardrobe (like the capsule), i round up photos of something i’m craving, and i want them ALL.

these midi skirts seem to have the ease of a dress, but could just as easily paired with a graphic tee as a twin set (let’s be real, i don’t own twinsets FYI, but it’s a nice fantasy). i also think they’d make the transition from warm to cool, SIMPLE. flats or boots, bare or tights, i love a good multi-season garment.

i sometimes think blair sadie bee (top left) of atlantic-pacific is my style unicorn. and i’m quite sure, judging by this write up on the coveteur, she does not believe in anything as minimal as ‘the capsule’. maybe i don’t either.

for more outfit inspiration, check out my board on pinterest.

i want a pony – pattern trend

10 Sep
September 10, 2014

i’m not ashamed to admit in fourth grade that i was OBSESSED with horses. so much so, that my friend and i used to run around whinny-ing and galloping during all of recess. it seemed like a worthy aspiration at the age of 9 to want to be a horse someday. actually, i’d probably still like to be a horse. how amazing would it be to stand around eating, and now and then, run and jump over stuff… oh, to dream.

giddy up! 1- gap sweatshirt, which feels like it was ‘inspired’ by this stella mccartney, but at 1/10 the price, who’s complaining. 2- i love this photo. it’s so… warm and horsey. by rachel hertz. 3- this was a complete pinterest find, and now i’m in love with all their product- by joules. 4- a girl and her horse- so cute. (could not find photo credit, but seems to be somewhere on this site). 5- i don’t remember having horse dolls as a kid, but i might scour goodwill for a few since these are tres cher! 6- not sure about product info- but a solid horse sweatshirt nonetheless 7- this dress is adorable, the end. 8- another cute sweatshirt with horses all over, by finger in the nose 9- i found some horse wellies, but they were pink (and hideous), so i gave you these instead. which would completely work for mucking stalls, AND they’re LIBERTY of london, so posh, too.

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