Candyland

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Awhile ago, I saw this cute photo (pictured above) on Pinterest and wanted to emulate the outfit in the future…well, the day has arrived!

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The patterns are flipped, but same concept! 😉 I went with pattern-mixing again, because it’s fun and unusual. The colors remind me of candy, to boot.

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It probably goes without saying that I reeeeeally love hair barrettes. They’re cute and add something to any hairstyle! This gold one I’m wearing is one I’ve had for a long time – so long that I can’t even remember where I got it. It’s one of those barrettes that goes with anything.

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I’m hiding…from no one, apparently?

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Really love this outfit! Definitely has that summer look to it.

I hope everyone is enjoying their (ideally) carefree summer days! I am for sure, and I’m looking forward to getting some LED candles to put in my backyard to line along part of the fence (they’re fake candles, so no fire concerns) to create a nice ambiance whilst sitting in my backyard at night. I like being able to enjoy summer nights underneath the huge tree in my backyard. Not sure how well they will turn out in photos, but I’ll try! ❤

Happy Thursday! 😀

 

 

 

Strawberry Fields

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Hello there! 🙂

I’d like to take a moment to CELEBRATE. My friend unexpectedly gave me a cute little tripod for my phone! This means an easier way to take photos (it’s so hard to take photos by yourself without a tripod of some sort!) 😛

So…it’s summer of course, and what better way to celebrate than with fruit? Not just eating it, but also wearing it. I haven’t worn this skirt in a looooong time…I finally brought it out again and made it more interesting by pattern-mixing!

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This skirt is cute, but tricky as to what to pair it with. I didn’t want a solid colored top, so I went with polka dots and a black bow belt. Somehow, it really all works together, in my opinion!

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There was no way I could wear this outfit without my strawberry hair clip, of course! I’ve noticed I’ve been scrambling for new outfit ideas as of lately, so I’ve been getting super creative so my outfits look more fresh and different.

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This has nothing to do with anything, but I wanted to post a photo of the newest creation in my Etsy shop! I went all out this time and slathered the ring with all sorts of gems and little cute things. ❤

I hope everyone is having a happy Sunday!

 

 

Jutti Flats!

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Since I was a kid, I have always had a fascination with Jutti flats. I’m really drawn to the traditional ones! From Wikipedia:

“The jutti (Punjabi: ਜੁੱਤੀ) or Punjabi Jutti (Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਜੁੱਤੀ) is a type of footwear common in North India and neighboring regions.”

 

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There’s just something about these shoes that I can’t get enough of. First off, I love flats in general, but these have such a princess-like vibe to them, and the colors and embroidery are just amazing. I’ve wanted to buy a pair of traditional ones for a long time, and I found some on Ebay for $20!!

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I know I’m all about colors, but for my first pair, I wanted ones that would go with pretty much anything I wear, so I went with gold. Next time, I’m going to buy pink ones, most likely. These are being shipped to me from India, from an online Indian shoe store on Ebay and they shipped them out in less than 24 hours! Very fast. I’m super excited and will most definitely do a blog post on them when they arrive. ❤

Happy Friday! 🙂

 

Photos: Courtesy of Pinterest and Ebay

 

Art Overload!

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Exciting news!!!

My dream came true, and I was given the opportunity to display my jewelry in a store! It’s being displayed at a patio furniture store called The Patio Place here in my city. I feel super fortunate to have been given the chance to do this!

It was a fun new experience for me, because I had to come up with my own consignment agreement (which I had no clue what that was), and after lots of research, I came up with my own, and myself and the owner signed off on it.

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And here it is in the store! Words can’t express how exciting this is to me…I’ve always wanted my jewelry displayed somewhere! ❤ It really goes to show that if you believe in yourself and work hard, it pays off sometimes unexpectedly!

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As you can see, I had to mark the occasion with one big, cheesy smile and a thumbs up! Hahaha! 😀

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Moving along to other artsy things, I came across sheets of wood in my garage. I found a square one, which I plan to paint either a beach or mountain scene on it, but this sliver of a wood piece I drew a silhouette of the Taj Mahal on. Not bad for my first try at painting on wood, I think! I just need better brushes.

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Another piece of art I did recently was this. I feel most comfortable using Prisma color pencils, and they’re my favorite medium. I love blending and layering color upon color. This is “Sunset Over Madera County.” It appears as a pretty scenic view of a sunset, but for me it’s a personal piece with a lot of symbolism, meant as my own expression of inner closure towards someone very dear to me. Heartbreak, basically. 😛 That’s the beauty of art, isn’t it? It can appear so simple to an onlooker, yet have a deeper meaning to the artist. ❤ I tend to struggle to express my emotions at times, but art allows me to.

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I love this quote and wanted to share it! 

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week! ❤ I always feel great when I create a lot of artwork. I can’t imagine my life without it. Whatever your passion in life is – go for it! It makes a huge difference in our well being, I can promise you that. Have a great Wednesday!

 

 

If You Have Ghosts

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I am STILL overjoyed about last night!!!!! I will try to calm down…hahaha!

Last night, I went downtown to see a much-anticipated concert I’ve been dying to go to, because I’m a huge fan. I went to see Ghost, and if you haven’t heard of them, they’re a Swedish heavy metal band that is very controversial for both their attire and song lyrics.

They played at a small venue, in-between touring with Iron Maiden. This was a stand-alone show, and lucky me, they came to my city!

For my outfit, I had to wear my Ghost shirt! The picture is from their debut album. I was super happy I went with a white and pink ensemble, because nearly everyone at the concert was wearing black!

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Can’t go without my girly accessories as a final touch! 

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These guys are AMAZINGLY talented. They’re very interactive with the crowd, and they know how to own the stage effortlessly! I was insanely happy and even emotional (LOL) because I never thought I’d get the chance to see these guys live, much less in my own city.

Also, I totally became a dreamy-eyed, lovestruck sap when the lead singer sang a few lines of a song and was walking slowly towards my end of the stage, staring right at me. My life feels complete now?? ❤ LOL!

What a night I’ll always remember! I’m still floating above the ground today! 🙂 Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!