Florals and 800 Page Books

Happy day to you all!!! I hope you’ve been enjoying your week. πŸ’œ Today is a fun floral outfit that is just wishing for spring to be here already. 🌸

I figured, let’s brighten up this otherwise cold and cloudy day where I live and put on some brights:

The skirt is a thrift find and the cardigan is from New York & Company!
My hair will eat you.

I’m still trying to be somewhat warm by wearing my boots (if my feet are cold then I feel miserable!) and since I don’t own a pair of pants, boots are a must for me this time of year. πŸ˜€

In other news, I’ve began this book that will probably take the rest of my life to read considering it’s 800 or so pages. The Decameron is a collection of one hundred stories in one book, though!!

It was written in 1353, and the author survived the Black Death (hence why it’s considered such an important piece of literature, because he gives an extremely rare first-hand account of what it was like in the beginning of the book).

The basic premise of the book itself? Ten young people run away from medieval Florence, Italy during the plague to take refuge in the countryside, where they distract themselves from reality by telling each other ten stories for ten days.

Collectively it comes out to around 800 pages (at least the edition I have is around that number!) It will be a long read that will take me through the remainder of the winter, then through spring and summer. I’ve never read a book this long so I can’t tell how long it will take to get through! 😜

What’s the longest book you’ve ever read?! This is definitely the longest for me… 😝

Seeee you next time!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hiiiii! I hope you all enjoyed your Valentine’s Day! I really did because I ate waaay too many conversation hearts, LOL!

Aside from that, I enjoyed Petit Fours (one of my favorite pastries!) I bought these for myself and my mom and sister to enjoy. They’re from Swiss Colony and I highly recommend their yummy products!

I love the colors of Valentine’s Day, so I really played it up today with my pink and red outfit. ❀️ I literally wanted to be Valentine’s Day personified and I think I succeeded! Yeah?

The bottom photo is a sweet and simple illustration I made recently! πŸ’œ How did you all enjoy your Valentine’s Day? I don’t know about you all, but I’m ending the day with pizza! I always get myself pizza on Valentine’s Day. 😍 It’s a tradition!

See you next time!!

Apples to Apples

Happy weekend!!! I am feeling that ‘winter, you have overstayed your welcome…’ and am longing for spring something fierce. The solution is, if you can’t make spring hurry up, then you can just BECOME Spring. Like literally become the season with legs.

Are you a fall, winter, summer or spring person? Which is your favorite? I’ve always loved fall and it being the gateway to the holiday season, but then I know in the back of my mind that winter will soon arrive. Thus, I’ve realized spring is my true soul season because it means winter is over and I can be outside more, enjoying the warmth! Plus, it means summer is on its way and I love the smell of blossoms in the air during spring. πŸ’œ

Check out my new apple hair bows and unicorn necklace from The Tote Trove! I’m so loving these accessories; they add a whole other level of cuteness!

I kind of look like a lost penguin who somehow strayed away from the flock but is still doing well in life.
I’ve had this yellow dress for so long! It’s a thrift find from Goodwill. 😊

Art Hop was an absolute BLAAAAAAAAAST and my Valentine’s Day- themed display table turned out so lovely, I thought! The turn out was really big and there was a lot of foot traffic.

The one thing though that absolutely made my entire evening, was this painting! One of my friends, Phil, was also showcasing his work…and much to my surprise, he had done a painting…of me!

I stood there, mouth agape, and was like…”Is that me???”

He was a bit bashful about it at first, not sure how I would react. I was overjoyed! Honored, happy, and probably the highest compliment I could receive! πŸ’œ

‘Til next time!! 🌸

The Art of Fashion

Hi, and happy Thursday! Today is Art Hop night and I’m super excited. πŸ˜ƒ I wanted to post my outfit beforehand because I reeeeeeeeally love it!

I recently bought a few pastel cardigans from Amazon, and I love how they pair so nicely with the clothes I already have! I love mixing pastels together, and so here you have a soft blue and pink ensemble:

Closeup of my gigantic hair and my ladybug hairclips…love these little guys!!

It’s been I thiiiiiiink…since October when I last showcased at Art Hop? Long time. Therefore, the excitement for tonight is even more so and I have some friends who are also showcasing at the same spot. FUN FUN FUN…

I look forward to sharing how it went in my next post! How has everyone’s week been? Good, I hope? πŸ˜‰ Seeeeee you next time!

Pink & Yellow

Hi hi!

It is a cold, windy weekend with even a thunderstorm warning that came through…exciting!! Fortunately I was able to watch the rain and wind through the comfort of a Starbucks window…

My ensemble today consists of two colors that I think work magically well together! Pink and yellow!

My default pose: thumbs up
New crown ring on the left is a gift from my sis!!!

I love these groovy bell-sleeves: it’s a mesh top from Forever 21 with a pink H&M cardigan over it. The skirt is also from Forever 21. ❀️

It was a productive past week and I made some new Valentine’s Day themed rings for my Etsy shop!! It has been way too long since I made anything new and I’m happy with the outcome. πŸ˜ƒ Cute, no?

I also spent a lot of time on my newest illustration, and I think it turned out great for my first religious-themed piece. I’ve always loved the Virgin Mary, so I knew it was something I wanted to depict artistically eventually.

It also helped that I’ve been reliving the Smashing Pumpkins concert I attended in November by watching the videos I recorded of it, and the backdrops when they sang “Mayonaise” have always stuck with me. So I did my own take on the Virgin Mary.

Photo courtesy of Youtube

Shoutout to the last beautiful backdrop they had up at the end of the song, which I (sadly) didn’t get a photo of on my own phone! Some memories stir the soul and this concert definitely did that for me.

And then my Friday night was made when I was sitting at Starbucks perusing YouTube and saw that Ghost just performed live on a French television show…


And as if that weren’t awesome enough, it followed with an interview of the lead singer completely unmasked, for once.

HIS EYES. ❀️ I’M DYING.

Bye!

Santa Monica

Happy Sunday!! πŸ’œ

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!!! πŸ˜ƒ

It was collectively a beautiful day. 🌸

This cute pigeon walked right up to me and let me take some photos of it… πŸ’œ
Espresso Cielo! Very cute cafΓ© in downtown Santa Monica!

See you next time!!! πŸ’œ

Felt like Being a Cat

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Hi!!

The title says it all.

Felt like being a cat today, and so a cat I was.

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PIN: THRIFT FIND

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I love this outfit because it looks somewhat professional, but the final touch is like, JUST KIDDING, CHECK OUT MY CAT EARS.

Sometimes I wonder how eccentric I will be if I live to be an old lady? Probably very eccentric, to make an honest guess. I aspire to be that little old quirky lady who lives by herself in her cute little house with…no pets, honestly. A nice garden will do!

I hope you all have copious amounts of Thanksgiving food and enjoy your holiday! πŸ˜€Β Share and spread that attitude of gratitude! ❀️

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