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!!

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!

See the Light

Howdy!!!

I decided to do a quick outfit post today that’s very flower power with a splash of creepy. 🌸

The Ghost shirt is new and I paired it with my vintage floral skirt and daisy hair clips. I’m not used to wearing black so I really tried to bring some color into it. πŸ˜ƒ

I like the dichotomy between the happy florals and the creepy shirt! It makes it interesting.

I’m wrapping up my weekend with a trip to Barnes & Noble to peruse aisles of books…I hope you all had a happy weekend! ☺️ Bye for now!

Bug Life

Howdy doooo! 🐞

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?

‘Til Next Time!

Back in the USSR

Hi!! πŸ˜€

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! β™₯️ 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. β™₯️

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)! πŸ˜€ My skirt I bought off Amazon along with the shoes, the socks are from Forever 21, and the sweater is from H&M.

Hope you enjoyed reading! Seeee you next time!