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!

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!

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

The Nerd Next Door

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…πŸ’™ I don’t know why but I have this obsession with butterflies! Especially in my hair.

Top: formerly a turtleneck from Forever 21 but I modified it…by “modified” I mean I took a pair of scissors to it, snip snip snip // Skirt: Forever 21

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! πŸ’œ