posted on: Saturday, January 31, 2009
check out this wacky bike that was brought to my next door neighbor's party last week. I thought it was so cool, and the owner is actually really good at riding it. He created it himself using multiple bike parts but doesn't use it as an everyday bike, of course.
posted on: Thursday, January 29, 2009
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There has been a couple of days each week when the sun shines high & bright but the temps are still pretty cold. When tolerable, I will hang in the back yard around my garden, listen to music, & hang with Miss Kitty.
I had another interview this morning with Word Way Press, only they don't have a current position open the owner just wanted to meet me, I suppose it wasn't a real interview except for free lance work. I want to scream these days at the job market, it's like you have to have a PHD to get a restaurant job. I have a bachelors degree with lots of APR & PR experience, even working at my college newspaper, and can't land shiz. I'm not going to get discouraged just more determined. I don't know if I've mentioned this but I am planning a move to Atlanta this summer to open the doors to more opportunity. I h.o.p.e.
My items: bow & locket/vintage, amber ring/Local Colors, Key West.
Savannah's: belt/-Vintage, glasses-thrifted.
This is a photo from a shoot I did with Savannah for her store, which is on hiatus at the moment, and I am not sure if the (dress & coat) have been sold or not. I think the outfit we put together turned out really funky, and I totally love it. I will definitely let everyone know when the store is up & running again because there is some really great stuff! Speaking of Ebay, I sold 5 of 6 items listed & shipped them out today. The black & white docs were hard to let go of but I am glad I have more room in my shoe closet!
posted on: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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I dedicate my entire I Wish Wednesday to this 'storage perfection' dresser. I stumbled across this photo last week & have since peeked at it a couple of times a day. I would love to attempt a DIY project & recreate this fine piece of carpentry, but have a hard time believing that is even possible. Sigh. This is what wish for & to have all my things sorted nicely in those cool drawers.
did I mention my love for home decor?
Cords: AE, Vintage Fence Decor: Found at local thrift, set of 6
Monday was spent designing, printing, & taking care of things around the house. Later I sipped on delicious white wine with some lady friends & watched watched United States of Tara. This called for a versatile outfit I could be comfy in for the entire day, which is what I look for in most outfits. These cords are from American Eagle, and have basically turned vintage. I worked at AE in 1oth&11th grade, and purchased these during that time. To be completely honest, I probably wear these once a week! This blouse rocks as well, I found it at a reconstruction vintage stand at a music festival in Florida, Langerado. I believe it was a dress, but is way better as a trapeze top. Oh and don't expect another outfit until at least Friday because we have been rained in and a trip to Walmart does not call for anything pretty. Have a pleasant night, I am going to Yoga to center myself and get back on track!
posted on: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I was reading on Refinery 29 about the Rio Fashion Week held in complete paradise, a.k.a. Brazil, and was blown away by a couple photos.
The above photo took place in the middle of the jungle on a montain top, during the show there were huge butterflies floating everywhere in the air.
I really enjoyed this interesting runway made from yearbook photos (or so it seems), & not to mention those awesome pants!
I just cannot imagine going to a fashion show this incredible.
(bottom right corner)
from my buddy Sean, thanks dood!
New Shoes! New Shoes!
from Urban. total score-$9.99!
Blouse: H&M. Jeans: Cig BDG. Purse & Hanky: Vintage. Shoes: Urban. Coat: H&M.
I have been taking so many photos, that I have gotten backed up with posting. I like to think that's a good thing, because when life starts going in slow mo one can get down. These photos are from Sunday, which was China's New Years. Four friends and I went to a huge celebration but our fashionably late timing kinda screwed us. There were dragons, frog legs, egg rolls, mini parade, and other cool stuff. They claimed they were too full and our access was D.e.n.i.e.d.
So instead we still went for Chinese food and ate at the best place in town, Swen. The evening wasn't ruined after all, and we had a really grand time! No dragons, but we ate fortune cookies & laughed. That's all I need.
Tonight is Thai.
Thank goodness for kind businesses feeding us cheap food!
Outfit from Friday Night:
Dress/Beau & Eros, Boots/Steve Madden, Purse/Vintage, Feather Earrings/Local 9&10, Necklace/AE from high school
On a chilled out Saturday I half watched Dances with Wolves, one of my favorite childhood movies, while working on InDesign. It is an epic film no doubt, but unless you have around 3.5 some odd hours to dedicate I would save it for a rainy day. I wore the above outfit on Friday night and I guess it let out the Sioux in me into the following day. My only wish is that these awesome moccasin boots were comfortable, and I know you're thinking "What they are moccs!" Well that's what you would think but apparently Steve Madden needs to go to a Native American festival & get the low down on making comfy moccs. I bought them at the S.M. on M Street in D.C. for a real good price so I guess I can't complain but I would like to wear them further than my neighbors party.
Hopefully today brings good things for all.
posted on: Monday, January 26, 2009
makes beautiful sounds & I can say, "a relative of mine help build it, I'm kind of famous"
cruised around on bikes.
Kjo & I in front of president's mansion on UofA campus.
owl, "I'm stuffed"
University's museum, Smith Hall, where i used to have Geology classes.
u of a.
checking out really pretty illustrations of fish.
Me-Dress/Urban, Jeans/Wrangler, Kicks/Urban, Shades/Vintage
Kjo: Shirt/Vintage, Jeans/Charlotte Russe, Shoes/Charlotte Russe, Shades/F21
posted on: Sunday, January 25, 2009
hehe, sorry. Holy Crap was the first thing that came to mind when I spotted these:
Composition Notebook Leggings
These leggings rule. I would totally wear them. I think MIA should or already does have a pair of her own. They come in 10 colors and are found on American Apparel's Ebay store, California Select, which I just found out about. yippy!!
((am I late to this news?? this would be embarrassing))
well, What do you think??
do you agree with my holy Crap or you think they are just too different/wacky?
So I guess I'm pretty bad at making you -blog readers- aware of auctions in a timely manner (sorry about that, just don't want to panhandle). Below are items that I am letting go of via Ebay & there's only about 3 days left so check'em out.
((click links below pictures))
Sleep well Lovelies !!!
posted on: Friday, January 23, 2009
((OUTFIT FROM TUESDAY))
Hat/Vintage- 654 Mile Yard Sale!, BoyFriend's Sweater/Vintage Dior, Jeans/Levis, Boots/Vintage
So this is my version of a menswear inspired outfit, on a daily basis. It's super casual, seeing as how I was hanging around the house & warm because that day was freezing (literally). Later I went out for sushi and had a scrumptious desert afterwards at the house with my sweetie.
Today has been rather crazy, driving an hour & 15 mins. (one way) to an interview in Birmingham at the Urban Outfitters. At this point I have to take whatever is offered and since I have worked for UO & Anthro in previous years I have a good chance at re-hire. Afterwards coming home, riding bike to meet up with ladies for a pleasant Tai meal, riding bikes around quad, talking to media about great great aunt turning 94 (it was this huge production at Denny Chimes, found out last min, oh and had no idea about the media, thanks mom!) going to museum, and riding around some more via bike. The temp reached 75 today!! Gotta love Alabama, but tomorrow it's going to rain and be back to cold, which is to be expected after the glorious day of earthbound sun. Here soon I'm going to eat with a bunch of relatives in celebration of the G.G.Aunt turning ancient (hehe) and then it's party time. My townhome-connected-neighbor is having a party so I don't have to go far to have a good time tonight!
Cheers & Happy Freakin Friday!
posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2009
Completely vegetarian, so easy!!
Served with crispy pita & hummus
After cooking another delicious falafel meal this afternoon I went for a power bike ride around town. It was incredibly smooth since (he) had just got home from the bike spa, getting a nice tune up & new tire (thanks sweetie Dp!). I love my tough mountain bike it suits my riding style very well and with the new bike rack I got for Christmas it's going to go everywhere! Following the bike ride and such I went to Egans Bar to throw some darts. Meghan and I made somewhat of a comeback with multiple bulls eyes, which was crazyness, but in the end-l.o.s.t. Tomorrow I may have good news, as far as a job goes. nothing big, just trying to earn some dough.
Hat/Vintage, Sweater/Urban Outfitters, Purse/Vintage, Jeans/Express,
Boots/Vincent's Boot Shop
This is what I wore on Monday to grab some $1.00 beers at a semi-swanky resturant, The Globe, with a couple gal pals. It was super super cold so I had to wear my wool coat and ended up wearing wool-on-wool-on-wool which is very itchy! I have another outfit to post and will probably get to that later, seeing as how it's another freezing day and HGTV will probably get old.
posted on: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Here goes the debut of my mustard leather fanny pack. I love it, and especially since it was a gift from my dear friend, Emma. She is always thinking about me whether at flea markets or antique shop, and constantly surprises me with amazing gifts. She sent me this fanny pack from her old job in the woods teaching kids about environmental education, and had found it at a very small market. (of sorts) Made by Rachel-X it caught her eye initially with its flashy color, AND THEN turned out to be a fanny. (YES!)
Sweater/Vintage, Fanny Pack/Vintage, Cords/Gap, Shoes/BC Footwear, Shades/Vintage, Scarf as headband/Vintage, Watch/Swiss Army
These photos were taken on Sunday, it was such a pretty day I could not sit indoors. I ate my breakfast outback swinging & listening to the million birds living in the vine cluster that was formally a tree. Speaking of outdoors & my backyard, I have bad news, well for me anyways, my garden does not appear to have survived the freezing temps. I know most all the lettuce is gone, but the collards (my least favorite) will probably make it. I am crossing my fingers for the broccoli to survive, it is very saddening. I tried covering the plants with a tapestry but I think I was too late. I am done pouting, since it's completely out of my hands and in mother nature's.
Hope everyones Tuesday is a swell one!
posted on: Monday, January 19, 2009
Thought I would share one of the DIY Christmas projects I did for a couple of gal pals. I couldn't post them until they had all been given out and now that the holiday season is over and done with, take a lookie:
These Free People stockings were the inspiration for the gifts, but I will admit I don't have the skills to create something nearly as grand.
This is Savannah's stocking made with Laurie Smith fabric, vintage buttons & lace, and some Hobby Lobby beaded trim. My favorite part is the 1st photo with the vintage sparkly ribbon used for the hanging loop.
Megan received this one made from vintage fabric found at a flea market, Hobby Lobby lace (from Halloween diy custome) vintage lace, and pomes from a performace with Meghan's former band, The Bonky Bonks. They threw them all over the place and pack-rat me picked up 5 or 6 for later projects, hehe.
This was for my townhouse duplex neighbor, Andrea. I used Laurie Smith fabric & vintage lace. This was the same fabric I used for my DIY curtains in my last living room.
This one is sorta up-for-grabs. I don't know what's going on, I created this for a special friend but haven't really heard from her in a while. She still hasn't received but we'll see, anyways, it was made from more Laurie Smith material, vintage buttons & lace, and Hobby Lobby pomes.
The story behind all this great Laurie Smith material is great because I scored it for SO CHEAP. I believe $1.99 per yard and it's really great when sewing because it's stiff and easy to hem and iron. Hancock Fabrics no longer carries her stuff but I just love the colors & patterns she works with.
Hope your Monday isn't too dreadful, it's around forty degrees with insane winds so I am sticking to the warm indoors.