Check out my new hair clips that feature lady bugs…one of my favorite bugs! They’re kind of hard to tell what they are in my dark hair, but they’re lady bugs no less…
So now I have gone from butterflies to lady bugs. Interchangeably, of course!
I’ve been wanting some lady bug hair clips for awhile; I decided to just make them (they are iron-ons, and I glued alligator clips to the back of each). Yay! The day just feels better if you have bugs in your hair.
I am legitimately in love with this pink sweater? It’s the brightest pink I think I have ever seen…it’s even brighter in person, the camera can’t do it complete justice!
I now have four of these sweaters, all in different colors. I own yellow, mint green, blue (haven’t worn that one yet), and now pink. You can find a link to these sweaters here! They are so warm and fun to wear.
I can’t believe it’s almost February! I’m so excited for two reasons: 1) I love Valentine’s Day; it’s one of my favorite holidays and 2) I’m showcasing at Art Hop. I’m doing a Valentine’s Day-themed art display, so it’ll be cute!
Did you all enjoy January? 🌸 I hope so. One month closer to spring, no?
Today’s post is a mashup of an outfit-of-the-day and showcasing a cool antique item I own; I decided, why not give it a photoshoot of its own?!
I have a small collection of antiques, and one that I really love is this tiny porcelain doll. This little gal is a 1980’s, Soviet Union-era toy doll that came to me all the way from Moscow, Russia. ❤️ I’ve had it for a couple of years.
I love her poofy red hair and pink dress. She’s so tiny and cuuuuute! ♥️ I like that she is a bit disheveled but still so dainty; a few dirt smudges and a frayed bow – a little antique from a state that no longer exists. But this fragile doll is like: I’m still here, a little piece of history.
I’m a big history lover; on a particular note, I’ve always been fascinated by abandoned Soviet buildings. I don’t know why. Something about the old concrete structures – scratched, rusted and faded Cyrillic words painted on peeling walls – gives me a mysteriously melancholic feeling.
Do you have any historical things you are drawn to? I have several, but this is just one in particular. I have a few other USSR antiques, but I wanted to showcase my favorite one – the porcelain doll. ♥️
Above is my crazed stalker expression. Isn’t it so seductive and attractive? NOT!!!!!
I added little pink socks to my look and I’m loving my glittery butterfly hairclips (I bought them on Etsy)! 😀 My skirt I bought off Amazon along with the shoes, the socks are from Forever 21, and the sweater is from H&M.
Yesterday in Santa Monica was a blast. The drive down was quite an experience for me. I ended up in a gigantic downpour driving through the Grapevine, which are a strand of mountains you go through to get to Southern California. But I did it!!! 😃
Ahhhh…what a treat it was to wake up early this morning on my day off, fix myself a hot coffee drink, get on YouTube and see that Ghost uploaded a new video.
The Cardinal holding a bouquet of dead flowers. I’m not into romance, but this right here may have made me change my mind. AND we almost wear the same amount of eyeliner, at that! ❤️
I’m really loving my new lace ankle socks!!! I bought them on Amazon. I think they add a nerdy/cute vibe. I’m always down to try some new accessories with my outfits. It can totally change the whole look!
New set of butterfly clips…💙 I don’t know why but I have this obsession with butterflies! Especially in my hair.
Tomorrow is my trip to Santa Monica…fun fun fun. I think a nice trip will provide a fresher outlook. In the meantime, I hope you all have a joyous weekend! 💜
Doesn’t 2019 already feel like a great year? Is it just me? I don’t know but, it feels like good vibes so far. 😉
Fashionably, it’s also off to a great start. I only know how to dress “how I feel”. So what I wear daily is essentially my personal canvas…like, here we all are in our vessels (our human body that our soul ended up in), sailing on the endless sea of existence…what shall I wear today?
I typically always feel happy, so I gravitate towards the sweet colors. Especially lately!
I have been thinking lately about places I’d like to visit that have been rolling around in my head. These places aren’t even far from me so I ask myself, why have I not gone yet?
First! Santa Monica. It’s a done deal and I told my friend, let’s go! I’ll drive. 😀 So next weekend it is! I’ve been many times but, there’s just something about that city. 💜
Second? Yosemite. It’s only maybe an hour away. The world famous National Park is calling to me for some reason, and I’m not even a big fan of the mountains.
See, I enjoy falling in love with places. The vibe a place has, the scents, the overall feeling of energy it gives me. Whether it be a warm coffee house listening to the sound of drinks being made and chatter, the beach, the mountains, or at a concert packed with people and the music pounding in my ears.
On a final note: do you have a food wish list? Foods that you hope to try someday? I do and there are two foods on my radar right now…
1. Barfi (pictured above). This is a sweet treat that is really popular in Pakistan. I’ll have to google where I can find these near me!
2. Vegetarian Borscht. Popular in Eastern Europe and Russia. I don’t know why I want to try this so much lately…maybe because it is winter and it’s a hot soup, but I just do. I know exactly where to get this, as a restaurant near me makes it, and they also have TURKISH COFFEE there, which I also want to try!
If you have any, what is on your food wish list? 😀 Have you tried the foods that are on my wish list and if so, what did you think of them? Do tell!
Hi!! 💙 I hope you are having a great start to your new year, 2019! ⭐️
Did you all enjoy your New Year’s? I really did; I had a little New Year’s Eve party with my mom and sister at home. We had cheese and crackers with a bottle of root beer, and watched the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve countdown. 🎉 Fun fun fun…
Here are two outfits from last week!
I really love exploring the world of colors, and what pairs with them. I remember how much I enjoyed taking Color Theory in college. I could easily spend an hour browsing color palettes on Pinterest, getting ideas for outfits. 💜
I really don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I have started a tradition where I pick out three books to launch the start of the year! And the above book is my first and current read to start off 2019: The Cistercian World: Monastic Writings of the Twelfth Century.
I didn’t know what to expect with this, but I wanted to immerse myself in something that was, hopefully, profoundly spiritual. And boy is that what I got. It’s actually becoming one of my favorite books.
The book is a collection of writings penned by monks, and it’s actually very easy to understand, which surprised me. It’s mostly their thoughts on spirituality and their personal experiences in a monastery. I feel like this book is a gem, like I found it nine centuries later hidden in a tree or something, and I’m getting to see a glimpse inside their world and their thoughts—like a secret friendship.
I wandered around Barnes & Noble a few nights ago, sipping a hot peppermint mocha from the café and perusing the aisles. You wouldn’t believe my surprise when I came across a book for beginning Norwegian!!!
I was so surprised to have found it that I had to get it; I actually plan to study Norwegian after I finish my Swedish course, so it’ll be of good use. The nice thing is that both languages have strong similarities, so I already recognized a lot of Norwegian words.
My newest illustration: Coffee with Friends. This wonderfully weird gal has insects, a rat, and a plant that is apparently alive and drinks coffee too as her friends. Cute, no? 💜