Frills & Lace

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Hellooo!

I bring to you today a real fashion treat I’ve been dying to wear and blog about!

This little number is a vintage piece, and guess what? It’s actually a 1960’s nightgown/robe. So I am totally walking around today in vintage sleepwear, although I have re-styled it into a dress!

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How’s that for transforming a nightgown into daytime wear? 

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The SLEEVES, PEOPLE. That is what initially drew me to this lovely garment, because they’re lace and they flare at the bottom. Plus, the skirt portion is lavender/pink-ish and I knew immediately it’d lay perfectly over my matching lavender skirt I already own and wear frequently.

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It was originally floor length, but I cut it into a mini-dress. I was really nervous about this because it’s vintage and I was worried about how it’d turn out, but I grabbed the scissors and fortunately it ended well.

I’m seriously in love with this little robe, not only because I find it beautiful but because I wonder what life it led before it fell into my hands? There’s a history I’ll never know about it and that’s a big reason why I love vintage items in the first place.

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I love how the color varies depending on what kind of light it’s in. Sometimes it looks more pink, and other times it’s more purple. Either way it works because I love both colors!

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It is ridiculously windy today!!! And I promised my friend we’d go for a walk early this evening?! Oh well, I will brave the elements. Plus, this outfit was made to walk around in! I feel like I’m back in time wearing this.

On a random note, this past week I have discovered a new musical genre I’ve become quite fond of:

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Basically, Viking metal. YESSS!!! This is what I love about Spotify. I end up off the beaten path and find music I never even knew existed. One minute I’m listening to one band, then BAM! I trip and stumble into some other music category and end up liking it, like this one.

I feel like I’m on the way to fight dragons when I have this on in my car…when really, I’m just going to Starbucks to do some work on my laptop.

Isn’t imagination everything, though?

Like last night, for example. I spent my Saturday evening at Barnes & Noble, got myself a drink at the café and went to my favorite section: the travel section. It’s nice to imagine what other places are like. I looked through ones at random: Belgium, Finland, Norway, Turkey. I’m endlessly fascinated by geography, so much that when I was a kid in elementary school, I got in trouble for checking out too many geography books from the library.

Yes, you read that right. I got in trouble for checking out too many books.

I enjoyed reading the Cultures of the World series and I still remember the librarian yelling at me that I was checking out too many books. LOOOOL! So as you can see, nothing’s changed. I’m still a geography nerd. 🙂

Thanks for reading! See ya soon!

An Ode to the Love Witch

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Hello there! Today I bring you two outfits that are inspired by a fictional character in film!

They’re inspired by The Love Witch! Now, I have actually never seen the movie, but the fashion alone caught my eye immediately from film stills. I find myself saving photos of the main character’s dreamy, 1960’s outfits on Pinterest frequently!

First Outfit!

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I love how this gorgeous yellow and white ensemble looks both Victorian and 1960’s simultaneously! The choker is such a nice addition.

My Version:

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Clearly my outfit differs from hers, but the general color palette and the accessorizing is what I was going for!

I’ve had this yellow dress for awhile now and it’s from Goodwill. I loooove lace, so I thought it paired well with the dress et voilà! I added a thick black choker and I realized I created my own variation of the character’s outfit, straight out of my closet.

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Second Outfit!

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This stunning red looks amazing on her! I’m really not a wearer of red very often, but I recently ordered a new blouse from Amazon and decided to give it a try with a matching red skirt I also bought on Amazon!

My Version:

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Mine’s a bit of a darker red, but same idea! I lucked out that my skirt matched almost perfectly with the blouse.

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My car and I are twins! I had to get a picture!!! 🙂

 

I hope you enjoyed the outfit post today! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

 

 

*Film stills courtesy of Pinterest and IMDb

Sunny and Retro

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Hello hellooooooo!!! ❤

So many fun things to share in this post! Where do I start?

First off! My wallet design arrived in the mail! I’m sooooo happy with how it turned out…oh my gosh, people!

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Isn’t it cute?! So, the art is by me, and I glued the little flower charms on it to add more cuteness. I’m in love!

I might, in the future, make some other wallets for my shop. For now I’m just enjoying my new wallet. 🙂

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Today’s outfit is a color combination I really love: pink and yellow.

I am so used to wearing flower headbands, that I wanted something new to wear in my hair. Hence, two clips across from each other, which has a nice retro touch!

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I had a lot of leftover felt from my previous headband I made, so I decided to make a cute pin that looks like a faux belt buckle. Interesting, yes? I glued little charms onto it. Something fun to add to my pink skirt!

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Really love this entire outfit today! It’s bright and happy, which matches the weather and my mood today. 🙂

I’m going to continue trying out the whole one-hair-clip-on-each-side thing. It’s very retro and playful, which is what I’m all about! ❤

Enjoy your weekend! See ya!

 

Happy Heart

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Well hello there!

I hope you all are enjoying your mid-week! As for me, I definitely have been. 🙂

Today’s outfit is from H&M! ❤

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I really love the style of this dress, as it’s very feminine. Paired with the shoes, I think the black adds a punch!

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I looooove the little pink and burgundy floral print! And how the sleeves hang…<3

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I paired it with my daisy headband. Nice touch, no? 😀

I’ll leave you with some inspiration, as I don’t feel like I’ve shared much inspirational writing lately!

The other night, I was talking on the phone with my sister about being in a good mood. I’ve been in a really good mood lately, not for any particular reason, as nothing different has occurred to make my mood this way. So with this in mind, I’ll elaborate!

I told her one thing that makes me feel really good about life in general is keeping a gratitude journal. I write down everything I currently feel grateful for, and it gives me an appreciative outlook. I do mean everything – even down to being grateful for a cup of coffee and writing in detail what I enjoy about the taste of it. The tiniest things do count!

Because you know what? I guarantee if we suddenly didn’t have the tiny things we take for granted, it’d become blatantly obvious that it’s gone. Then we’d think, I should have appreciated it more!

I didn’t sell my sister on the idea of a gratitude journal though…she didn’t seem too impressed. LOL!

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Being happy with what I have at the moment also makes me feel good. Life can change in an instant, so I truly appreciate the quiet moments when I acknowledge and appreciate that my health is good, everything is calm, I have what I need, etc. We never know when something can change!

I hope this post inspired you! See ya! ❤

 

Metal Mermaid

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Hello everyone and welcome! 🙂

My outfit today is a combination of mermaid and doom metal (that’s my beloved Ghost shirt I’m wearing), and the headband is new!

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It’s made out of buttons and felt fabric. I’ve never worked with felt before, and I really love how it turned out! Mermaid vibes!

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To match, I wore my gigantic made-it-myself seashell statement ring. ❤

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Ghost just released a new single this past week called Rats, and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It’s been on repeat in my car for the past few days. I can’t wait for their new album in June!!!

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My friend and I went to a fancy fruit stand late this afternoon, and I matched the interior. Nice photo opportunity or what?

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Someone on Etsy sent me a message asking if I could make one of my rings into a pin. I decided to make my first pin this weekend, and I like it! It’s in the shop now, and I’m currently sporting it on my laptop bag:

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Pretty, no? 😀

Hope you enjoyed your weekend! ❤

 

Busy Bee

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Hello again!

Could it BEE any windier today?! (haha, you’ll understand the pun later!)

The weather was nice and warm earlier today, and literally out of nowhere, by the time I got out of work, I walk outside all obliviously and I’m hit with a gust of wind.

It was tricky getting these outfit photos, but I really wanted to take them because red and yellow are a combination I don’t typically wear, n’est-ce pas?

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Evidence of the struggle: here is a picture of my phone falling. The wind hit really hard and WHOOSH! The phone, while attached to the tripod, went tumbling down. But the cool thing is that the timer continued to count down and it caught an awesome live-action still!

Now, back to the outfit!

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My outfit is a nice hodgepodge of many things. To me, my outfit:

  1. Reminds me of something Disney-esque.
  2. Reminds me of the 70’s.
  3. Makes me want ketchup and mustard.

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The downside: I’ve been charged at by bees two days in a row. In fact, it’s getting ridiculous!!!

The first incident was yesterday during my lunch hour. I typically eat in my car with the windows rolled down, and suddenly I hear the sound of doom.

Bzzzzzzzz…

It was a yellow jacket, at MY side of the window. Terrified, I literally rolled across the center console of my car, over the passenger seat, and out the door. It happened so fast…suddenly I was outside of my car. The question now was: where was the bee? Fortunately, it wasn’t in my car, as I thoroughly checked and then spent the rest of my lunch with the windows up.

But then when I came back into the office, a honeybee came charging at me as I walked in. Then, today on my break!

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I think bees are attracted to bright colors, and I also heard they’re attracted to sweet smelling hairspray/lotion/perfume. So I’m pretty much an airport for bees.  😦

I’ve been staying a busy bee myself lately, having just finished and released a new textbook at work (yay!), and brainstorming ideas for new artsy creations. I’m trying out my first wallet design!

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Zazzle.com makes it really easy to get my artwork printed on things! I plan on gluing rose charms to the blank pink strips above and below the picture, to add some pizzazz to the overall look. Once it’s complete, I’ll be sure to post photos! ❤

Enjoy the rest of your week! See you next time!

April Showers

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…better bring some amazingly pretty May flowers!!!

Hi, all! Like my umbrella today? Since I’m wearing a lavender ensemble, I thought I’d stick with the color palette and what not. 😉

It’s an interesting rain today, that’s for sure. It’s warm outside, which is great because I’m only a fan of warm rain, but consequently, it’s rather humid. Oh well; I’ll take it!

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This umbrella is pretty cool, isn’t it? I bought it at H&M sometime last year. Love the roses.

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I get so caught up in flower headbands, that I sometimes neglect my simple black velvet bow headband. It’s subtle, yet still adds a cute touch!!! Also, a matching black velvet choker.

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My little pin is back! I showcased it in a previous blog post, and this sassy lady is back to attack. Attack oncoming passersby with her unabashedly quirky fashion sense, that is…

I got this pin from The Tote Trove, and she sells the cutest items ever! ❤ I love this pin especially, because it’s just so cute and a nice conversation starter. The colors went well with my skirt today, so it all came together perfectly.

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I know, I know…another new pair of shoes from B.A.I.T. footwear! My other matching pair is off-white, and now I have them in black. I just can’t get over the cuteness and the old fashion vibes these shoes have! ❤

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I thought I would include a close-up of my makeup today, which I’m totally loving! Keeping with the purple look, I used a mix of silver with purple, and black in the crease. I don’t even know where the eyeshadow palette is from because it was a Christmas gift, but it’s awesome!

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So, our front door and the screen door finally got painted white! I can’t get over how much I love the new look of the house. It looks so happy and cute, and I love walking through the front door!

The fence still needs to be painted white, but that will happen soon. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed reading! See ya!