Rainy Day

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Hello! 🙂

We’re finally getting some rain here, so the pink umbrella gets to come out again. I love this umbrella; I’ve had many umbrellas before, and this one is the most long-lasting one I’ve owned (and the prettiest one, to boot).

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I’m wearing the boots again, this time with tights, because there’s a cold front rolling in through the weekend and early next week. I think it looks really good (the black tights with the boots).

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So I’m super excited that I found this old necklace I used to wear all the time in like, elementary school! I found it amongst some old jewelry I came across. It’s so cute because it’s very subtle and dainty. They’re tiny beads with little flower charms. It reminds me of being a little kid and loving jewelry so much, even then.

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The umbrella creates so many neat hues on my hair and face. 😛

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I hear there’s supposed to be thunderstorms possibly early next week!! We seldom get that kind of weather so I’m actually looking forward to it, haha.

It’s funny that I like storms now, because I was terrified of storms as a kid. My mom and I got caught on the outskirts of a very rare (for where I live, anyway) tornado when I was 7 or 8 years old, and any time there were storm warnings after that incident, I’d cry.

I don’t mind storms now. Although, when I hear the Emergency Alert System siren go off on the radio or television, I still get chills (residual fear, I suppose). 🙂

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend! ‘Til next time!

 

En Janvier

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Welcome, world! 🙂

I caught a photo of the super moon from the other night – however many nights ago it was – and it was super bright! I managed to get a decent photo of it. ❤

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My start of the year is definitely beginning nicely, I would say! The other day I went for a walk on a different trail, and got myself a hot cup of coffee beforehand to keep warm. This trail is really nice because it’s within the city, so it’s settled in a pretty residential area. Nice for a change of scenery. 🙂

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Today’s outfit!

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Nothing like finding little dead tree particles to keep me entertained!! There’s nothing left of the big tree out front, except for some twigs and berries…

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Today I tried something different: I wore some faux fur boot cuffs! I look ready for treacherous, snowy terrain…

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… jk. Don’t the little cuffs add something to the boots, though? Totally changes the entire look!

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Overall, this is a very fun look, in my opinion. I think it’d look cute too with an entirely pink outfit! Like a snow-Barbie look.

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January is a relaxing, calm month in my opinion because it’s post-holidays, and it’s nestled in a window of time where winter carries on, but there’s that anticipation for spring in the back of my mind in the months to come…

I really tend to romanticize the seasons, don’t I? 

I’m feeling really positive and happy, as it’s the beginning of a new year and I’m just doing my thing, sketching out ideas for new projects, and ordering the materials I need. ❤ Suuuuuuper excited for that!

I’ll leave you with my latest digital art. I titled it Winter Wonderland and I aimed for it to inspire feelings of joy and wholesome fun.

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See you next time! ❤

The Return of the Cheetah Jumper

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Hi there, friends from near and afar!

This outfit is from Sunday, and I was super happy to be wearing my cheetah-print jumper again!!! I haven’t worn it since summer, but I managed to turn it into a winter ensemble with the right additional pieces.

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This gold, shimmery scarf was the perfect addition to the ensemble! I’m thankful I’ve held onto this scarf for so long; I’ve had it since high school, I think.

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Momentarily distracted…

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Okay, you have my attention again!

I think the black tights really looked nice with the jumper. It’s winter and I’m trying to be creative with accessorizing…

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Shortest legs, ever. I know, I know…sandals aren’t exactly right for this time of year…

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I’ve learned that I really love hot pink and cheetah-print! It’s super cute and not really a combination I’d think to put together, but I love it. ❤

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I just HAD to showcase my beautiful iced mocha I got at Yellow Mug coffee on Sunday!!! Isn’t it just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? ❤ I’m typically a no-whip mocha kinda gal. I was feeling particularly daring on Sunday and ordered whip, and the sweet baristas put this yummy chocolate wafer in the whipped cream. 🙂 It’s the simple pleasures in life!

Exciting jewelry news!

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I’m super happy to share that I’ve fulfilled my long-time dream of merging my jewelry with my art!!!

This is my first ring from my upcoming line of rings that will feature my artwork. I’m super excited about it, and you can find it in my Etsy shop here. I really love how it turned out and I can’t wait to create more. I’ve been wearing the ring practically every day, haha!

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I received these beautiful lace blouses I ordered a month ago (the seller included the beige one in my order – for FREE!) and I can’t wait to wear them; however, they’re a bit sheer and will be better for spring. Although, knowing me, I’ll probably end up wearing them now anyway! Aren’t they a dream?!

As I’m writing this, there is a homeless man outside the window at Starbucks about a foot away and he is literally blowing kisses at me and dancing.  He knocked on the window first to get my attention and then began performing. Not making this up, folks…

The song It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is playing here in Starbucks in all its Christmas glory and it oddly enough goes with his dance moves… hey, this is actually pretty interesting!

On that note, I’ll end it here. Til next time! ❤

 

Snow White

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Hello hellooooooooo. ❤

It’s been such a nice weekend, and I hope everyone has enjoyed their own! I finished up my Christmas shopping and went to a sugar cookie/gingerbread house decorating party a friend of mine had going on Saturday night. Silly me, I didn’t even stop to think to take pictures of how my sugar cookies came out!! I was too involved in it and having fun with everyone that I didn’t bother with my phone.

Before all of that though, I took some outfit photos. Can I say that I’m in love with this sweater?

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The camera doesn’t capture it well, but it’s fuzzy. And the princess shoulders are my favorite thing about this sweater!! I used to have a black shirt with princess shoulders, and I wore it so much that it developed holes in it. I’ve never found one like it until this. 🙂

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I’m so glad I made this white flower headband, because I just knew it’d go with so many outfits!! To me, white is totally a winter color! Makes me think of snow.

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The tree in my backyard is officially pretty much bare now…so long, leaves!!! I will not miss the sap you produced and got all over my car. Bye Fe-leaf-cia…

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Time for some inspiration…

Gosh! It really does feel like Christmas now, after going to that fun sugar cookie/gingerbread house decorating party. I like stuff like that; it gets you in the mood for the season.

 

Also, the hostess of the party last night was saying how positive and fun it was just to sit around and decorate cookies, and that Christmas time can bring out the fun stuff we did as kids. I started thinking and realized that it’s really important not to let go of your inner child. As adults, problems and such can easily take over our thoughts and our lives. As children, we were more in the moment, and it probably didn’t take much for us to be happy.

That’s something I definitely don’t want to ever lose. ❤ I think it’s good for us as adults to take the time to do things that bring simple joy and cater to our inner child. Going for a walk, admiring nature, drawing, decorating cookies, etc… whatever you think of that brought you joy as a child, I highly recommend doing so!

…And time for some art…

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A few weeks ago, I drew this lovely Christmas lady, and I ended up using it as my own Christmas postcard. I drew the holly first, which I originally made for the Christmas luncheon flyer at my work, and ended up using the same holly for my own digital illustration and I love how it turned out!!

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This illustration I finished last night, and I’ve been working on it for awhile! As someone who is fascinated by different cultures, I find myself randomly researching traditional dress of faraway lands.

A few years ago, I spent time with a friend of mine who was from Kuwait, and she had some paintings she made of women wearing a gold mask (I didn’t know what they were called at the time). Fast forward to now, and I’ve learned that they’re a style of burqa that originates and is worn by some in the United Arab Emirates. I drew this after doing a lot of research on it and it’s my first try at creating cultural artwork. ❤ Something different!

This is turning into the longest blog post ever, so I’m going to stop here! Haha. I hope you enjoyed reading and have a great start to your week!

See ya! ❤