Friday, September 16, 2016

Take it all in

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Moving across the world has been such an adjustment. I have enjoyed the self discovery over the past few months, from growing and meeting new friends to finally doing art again. Though I hate everything I make at least for a few days, then look at it again and begin to enjoy it. Ah, the troubles of art. But besides 'finding myself' I have been thinking about life back in the states a lot. These photos which I shared on instagram, but not on here are a perfect segue to talk about what I've been feeling lately. Because I am sure you definitely care. *Sarcasm*

I can't begin to tell you how soft my heart gets when it comes to thinking of the past. I think this melancholic feeling is just heightened from getting older. Being a year older this past August, just means another year in the past to reminisce on. I look back and miss so much. But I look back with this idealist vision of the way things were, yes some parts of my past were magical..growing up in a beachside town, silly nights with my friends, etc. But I was really so miserable in high school I had to do my junior and senior year at once just to get out as soon as I could.

It's a funny thing to consider, the past, the future, the present. For some reason we always want and need something, rather than just being content with our lives as they are. The bright side is, this urge drives you to continue to move forward in life, but I constantly have to remind myself how important it is to appreciate the present. Because nothing truly exists other than the current moment. And how beautiful the breeze is, your breath, and the sights and sounds of the very moment you're living in, in that very moment. Take it all in, one thing at a time. Take one single minute and think about it...promise it will make you feel a little differently than you'd think.

So to celebrate the now-ness and the super chell-ness we should all be living...enjoy this chell playlist I made.


Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman

Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman
Bohemian whimsical beach style shot in gorgeous natural hike of fort funston in san francisco, marin, california on Bryn Newman by John Thatcher and urban outfitters understated leather collaboration jacket shot in venice beach california on bryn newman


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fashion Hacks (One is so good I almost don't want to share it!)

This post is full of so many life hacks it makes me giddy. Are you ready? There are three pretty ingenious hacks coming your way. Okay, well two are ingenious, the other one is nothing special. 

1. Use a hair tie, fence, ledge, and your iPhone camera timer to get those OOTDs when you're alone. Yup, I am that big of a loser. I just never have time to get OOTDs lately and I wear a cute outfit to work, swear I'll remember to shoot it over the weekend, then forget what I wore. So now I am trying harder to document my outfits when I wear something I like. P.S. when tying your phone to the fence, be careful and make sure there is something like a little ledge for your phone to sit on or that it's wedged in the fence for extra support.

2. KEYCHAINS ON YO SHOES. I am going to fully proclaim that this is my ingenious invention. If you look closely at my feet (remember I shot these alone in an alley using a hair tie to tie my phone to a fence so the detail shots are definitely subpar) you will see I have some neat keychains clipped onto the loops of my shoes. I did this a few months back with some fur pompoms, but was inspired by the idea of leather tassels too. I happened to find these gorgeous white and black leather tassel keychains in Witchery on sale for $20, lucky for me! The shop attendant was so confused when she asked, "Cute! You got two tassels, one for you and one for a friend?" And I responded, "Nah! Both for me and my shoes." Now, I am thinking any kind of keychain could be perfect. Next up I am thinking acrylic filled shapes for lots of jangly flair to pair with my pins and badges on my leather jacket. Putting keychains on your shoes is an ideal way to spice up your everyday black boots and basically have a brand new pair of shoes with the swap of a cheap accessory!

3. The not so hacky, life hack, is these vintage pants. I got these pants probably over a year ago and kept thinking about throwing them out. I couldn't figure out what to wear with them! I cuffed them, trimmed and tailored, and still couldn't figure out what to pair with these trousers. Finally, this Rolling Stones tee proved these are truly my favourite pants. I am now on the hunt for every pair of vintage trousers I can possibly find! They look really cute for a night out with a lacy bralette and blazer too! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

where'd ya go?



Sorry I have been so MIA lately. From Splendour in the Grass and various music sets, to trying to look for creatives to collaborate with while working a full-time job (that basically consists of 3 jobs within it), I've been busy! But good news is I am painting again and still discovering tons of jams for you.



Monday, July 18, 2016

My Bedroom Makeover With Urban Outfitters #UOhome



I've lived out of my parent's house now for over 5 years which is crazy to think about because I still feel like I am just a tall child, with adult responsibilities. I have always wanted the perfect room, but was never satisfied. Actually I think my quest for the perfect bedroom dates back to childhood. For some reason we either never finished decorating or I was never fully happy with my bedroom. Even when I had the A-frame ceilings in San Francisco and then moved to a beautiful and massive room with gorgeous hardwood floors, I never decorated to the point where I felt happy with my bedroom. Until now. I got to team up with Urban Outfitters to make my new room in Australia, truly my own.

On Monday after a long day of cancelled flights and delays at the airport, I walked into my Surry Hills bedroom feeling a bit drab. After our long weekend in Melbourne I looked at my plush pillows and cozy pom pom trim duvet from Urban Outfitters with a feeling of serenity – thinking to myself, "This is what bedrooms are supposed to feel like." *Give it a week until all of my clothing ends up on the ground and feels like chaos again!

I can't wait to continue to customize my room and post updates. Plus get a few professional photographs for you to see! I just couldn't wait any longer to share the updated room.

P.S. The recipe for the most tranquil and cozy bedroom goes as follows.

2. Choose all beige, cream, white, and tan colored items. Or shop Urban's Desert Tone's collection.
3. Add tassel and pompom everything.
5. Add pillows
6. Don't forget dashes of gold accessories, filled with plants or hanging on the wall!
7. Definitely don't leave out the tunes, every tranquil room should come equipped with vinyl.
8. Sprinkle in bits of you and your memories. Photos, things that remind you of family, or skulls!
9. Add pops of color.
10. Last but certainly not least – Jump in your bed, pour a glass of wine (in a sippy cup so it doesn't get on your white sheets), pop on some netflix, and enjoy.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ch ch ch changin

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It's been 2 weeks since I moved to Australia! And if you follow me on snapchat (newms) you've probably already deduced that I have lost my mind. But in the true spirit of why I have moved, I have embraced every single ounce of weird in my body, so deal with it.

I am living in Surry Hills and couldn't be happier. Sydney is incredibly charming, the architecture, design, and (most importantly) food are my favorite aspects of the city so far. My biggest fear is that I'm not sure I'll ever be able to make it to all of the restaurants and cafes I want to eat at! Life is hard (sarcasm).

Once I finally move my floordrobe into my actual wardrobe and build my bed I'll begin the regular scheduled blogramming (blogging, instagramming, programming, wow!). Plus I'm excited to share some photos of how I redid my room by partnering with Urban Outfitters. In the meantime enjoy my favorite tunes on Spotify as of late!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Escape - A Day In Napa With L'Oréal


A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend the day in Napa with L'Oréal! It was so beautiful I couldn't believe it. I have been to Napa and Sonoma a few times, but this was one of the most beautiful locations I have ever seen. The views were unbelievable and I was excited to finally wear this jacket from Le Tote

FROM THE GRAM


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bohemian Prints x Tune Up Tuesday


On today's issue of Tune Up Tuesday I have curated a few songs that have put me in the mood to boogie. All are very much Linus approved because if your booty starts shaking so does his. And by that I mean he is jumping on you trying to play, but maybe that's because dogs don't understand the concept of dancing and think humans are strange creatures. Unfortunately I won't be able to tell you exactly where to get this look since the dress is from a small boutique in Melbourne, but if you want to shop similar styles below, go for it! Hope you enjoy the music. P.S. Scroll down and look at this GORGEOUS ring from Dualatias with amethyst and a tiny little labradorite stone, amazing!