Four Days of Easter-rific Outfits

Easter is one of my favorite holidays!!! Happy Easter, folks! Honestly, it’s because of the pastel colors, Cadbury Eggs and hollow chocolate Easter bunnies. Yes, please! I also made sugar cookies, as you can see above!

This past week, I finally got my Etsy shop going again with new items! πŸ’• These are ring sets (in pairs of two). There’s the Rainbow Bright Set and the Pastel Dream Set. I’m super happy with how these turned out, and it feels great to be creating again. πŸ’•

All of the Easter accessories I wore with these outfits (except for my rings) are from my childhood. I’m so glad I saved all of this stuff, seriously! Wearing things from when I was a kid helps me stay in touch with my inner child now as an adult. (“Stay in touch with”… who am I kidding, I’m still a woman child. I have no shame in that either!!)

I had a lot of fun coming up with these Easter-themed outfits. For a twist, I wore my spike collar, just to add something a bit ironic to the whole cutesy mix! I like the dichotomy! πŸŒ·πŸ’œ For the orange and green ensemble, I was trying to look like A CARROT (note the carrot hair clips and necklace)!

Lastly, check out my new shoes from Dolls Kill!!! I love them sooooooooooo much!

Happy Easter to you!!! 🐰🌸

Taking a Magical Mystery Tour, Banay-Nay Frost in Hand

Whenever I need a boost of cheer, I just reach for The Beatles’ 1967 album Magical Mystery Tour. It honestly lifts my spirits and feels like my soul went through the car wash. All sparkly clean afterwards!!

🎧 Roll uuuuuup…roll up for the Mystery Tour!!!
The Magical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you away…🎧

With such a peppy album opening as that, who wouldn’t be excited to hop on this tour bus? Also, flower-dotted fields and The Beatles in animal masks – where is this tour bus and why am I not on it?

In all seriousness, I really do love listening to this album because it feels like I’m in some kind of whimsical paradise that is both unfathomably beautiful and unsettlingly strange at the same time.

For example, my favorite song on the album is Strawberry Fields Forever. The first time I ever listened to it was in pitch-black darkness, late at night while lying in bed. I thought to myself, This is the most hauntingly beautiful song I’ve ever heard in my life*tears fill eyes*. Then the song ended…well, I thought it ended.

There’s an end segment where the instruments gradually come back into earshot after you think the song’s over, but it sounds like it’s playing in reverse. John Lennon’s voice surfaces in the midst, but pitched lower, and he says either “Cranberry Sauce” or “I buried Paul” (it’s still debated on what he says – it kind of sounds like either phrase to me!)

Anyway, this unexpected assault on my eardrums made every hair on my arms stand up and I felt as if some invisible force was chasing me or something…I threw my headphones off and I could have PEED MY PANTS, I WAS SO TERRIFIED. I turned on all the lights in my bedroom and slept with them on, too.

See what I mean about both unfathomably beautiful and unsettlingly strange? Strawberry Fields Forever still remains one of my favorite songs of all time, because any song that can bring me to tears of pure joy and scare the pants off me deserves a standing ovation in my book!

My outfit looks like I’m ready to board the Magical Mystery Tour Bus. Also, I tried the BANAY-NAY FROST FROM DUTCH BROTHERS 🌷 …

Took that first sip and I swore I saw paradise. It is SO GOOOOOD…the flavor is banana and dark chocolate! Admittedly, I giggled when I said my order aloud. “Can I get a small Banay-nay Frost?” Tee heeeeee!

The Magical Mystery Tour album ends with All You Need Is Love, but I’d like to add, All You Need is Love and a Banay-Nay Frost. Just like the album, it’s paradise…paradise in a cup, that is.

See ya next time!!!

First Picnic of the Year – Thoughts Inside My Huge Hair Dome

I found my new favorite picnic spot!!! I went to Woodward Park and found a grassy hill that overlooks the valley. It was picturesque and I stayed here for a couple of hours. I foresee myself coming back to this spot regularly as the temperatures warm up! ❀️

Spring days are for wonder, daydreaming and reminiscing. As I grazed upon my homemade sandwich, carrots and raisins, my mind breezed back to fluffy feel-good memories of bygone times, like the best coffee drink I ever had (a Raspberry Kiss Mocha), long evening walks in the summer, or the time someone thought I was a Cuban boy. There’s something about spring that makes the mind wander and view everything through a dreamy lens…

I pop a couple of raisins in my mouth and chew, grinning to myself as I wonder, can I possibly remake that legendary raspberry mocha myself at home? The coffee shop I got it at ten years ago closed down. Darn it!!! Sometimes I dream of that coffee drink. In the soul-enriching sun rays of early spring, I believe anything is possible, even re-creating that dreamy coffee beverage myself.

Time for a bite of my egg sandwich. My mind wanders into a new thought aisle. The Cuban boy thing…that was probably the funniest thing I’ve ever been told in my entire life. It set the bar high; I never really cared that people thought I looked like a boy, but GOSH DANG it, it better at LEAST be a Cuban boy now. I close my eyes, listening to the sound of a squirrel running up a tree. If I were in Havana, would I give off Cuban boy vibes? As a geography nerd, I need to research more about the country, as my knowledge is limited. When I think of Cuba, I think of my celebrity forever-crush Desi Arnaz. Also, Cuban sandwiches.

Finally, I take a sip of my iced mocha, envisioning the future summer evening walks I have in store for myself. Many iced mochas will be drank, and I long for the feeling of heat on my skin. My eyes scan the flat, green horizon ahead of me, and just one lone thought now wanders into my head as the scent of blossoms fill my lungs. What exactly is a Cuban sandwich?

I smile to myself, further making passersby think I’m nuts. And gosh darn it, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

🌸🐝

Spring with a Side of Rain

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Ahhh, spring. My favorite season! When I can happily kiss winter goodbye and welcome the blooming blossom trees that look like snow when the petals fall, longer days, walks, and overall more comfortable temperatures. So what happened today before I took these photos?

It rained.

It was just so funny, since I’ve been in such a spring mood, I’m wearing my most spring-like dress, and it POURED.

A rainy Starbucks patio.

It was actually quite fun to watch the storm roll in. Rain is rare here, so it’s a sight to see!!

Some highlights as of lately:

  • I’ve gotten more work for my freelance job (very good news!!!)
  • I had a table set up at Art Hop last Thursday! It was a lot of fun. The weather was warm, it was a relaxing evening downtown, and I had a couple of people buy my homemade cookies and chocolates! πŸͺ🍫
  • I tried the new Iced Golden Ginger Drink at Starbucks, and it’s sooo good. I enjoyed the first one I bought sitting by a pool with my friend at her apartment complex. It was a nice 80 degrees that day!
  • I picked up a new hobby: bird watching. I have binoculars and a huge tree with plenty of birds in it in my backyard, so it’s a fun thing to do on a late afternoon when I have time! Then I try to figure out what kind of birds they are with a little Google searching.
My table at Art Hop! πŸ’•
New spring dresses. I’m so excited to wear them!! πŸ’œ

I love spring!!! πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’• Can’t you tell?

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. πŸ˜‰

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 fromΒ 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 fromΒ 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. πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoyed reading! See ya!

 

 

Sweet as Pastel Mints

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My outfit color palette today totally reminds me of those little pastel mint candies!!! Pink and green? Yes, please!

My friend and I decided to take a short day trip to Casa de Fruta, which is a cute tourist spot filled with yummy fruits, candies, ice cream, coffee, etc. It’s a picturesque little place, to boot!

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These little fruit bars are amaaaaazing. They’re mashed up fruits with coconut and sugar mixed in it! ❀

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Funny how I said in my last blog post about being excited for the blossom trees to bloom. Spring has definitely sprung in these mountains! There were so many blossoms everywhere…it was like walking through a dream…

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It was a lovely day! Nothing recharges me more than wandering around outside on a warm, sunny day. I haven’t been out of town in awhile, so it was a nice little break from the everyday norm.

Enjoy the weekend! See you next time. ❀

Coral is My New Obsession

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That’s not my front door, by the way. I wish it was, though!

I’ve been noticing the color coral frequently popping up in my wardrobe! It’s super springy and pretty, so I can’t get enough of it. I bought a flowy top from Forever 21 yesterday, and it paired well with a coral skirt I already had (also from Forever 21).

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The different coral hues really paired well and created an ultra feminine outfit!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday!

 

 

 

Spring!

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Spring is finally here, and what better way to enjoy it than by being outdoors? I did just that a couple of days ago – took a long walk, sipped an iced beverage, and then sketched while sitting on a park bench. Doesn’t get any better than that! This is seriously one of my favorite times of the year. So long winter – hello warm weather. πŸ™‚

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I took my sketchbook with me and drew a flower…I prefer focusing on up-close, individual still life objects rather than a full-scale drawing. I think because I love paying attention to detail and capturing shadows and highlights, and essentially just drawing exactly what I see.

I hope to fill up this handy little sketchbook with colorful sketches like this one.Β I get in this peaceful frame of mind whenever I submerge myself in drawing, and I love it.

Spring, in my opinion, is a time for personal and spiritual growth that coincides with the changing of seasons. I feel like my mood really lifts at this time of year and I have an extra spring in my step, and my creativity flows easier. I hope you all are able to feel this way as well, and happiness flows with ease into your life!

Happy Wednesday!

 

Beautiful Spring

With the warm weather and sunny skies today, I really wanted to capture the beauty of spring that’s all around us. πŸ™‚

There’s nothing like spending time outdoors and enjoying the sunshine and warmth on one’s skin.

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I really love the dress I’m wearing today! It has an old fashion, prairie-like vibe to it.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday, wherever you are! πŸ™‚