Friday, June 21, 2013

Stolen Paradise

The best thing about this dress is the fact that it remains sexy without the elements of a skintight bodycon dress. I find it hard to wear dresses and skirts where I constantly fear my ass is hanging out, some people can do it without a worry, and I'm positive no ones but is revealed in either scenario, but I am happy numbers like this exist for the sake of remaining sexy and sly. The second best thing about this dress are the sleeves. I don't know if it's because I was raised by hippie parents, or deep down I am from another era, but bell sleeve tunics and pants are my jam. This particular catty number is from Tobi, but I will link a few other bell sleeve dresses that make me swoon at the bottom of this post, along with my song of the day!



Enigma Bell Sleeve Lace Dress - ThreadSence

Any dress from 2DreamersBecome1 on Etsy (I want the middle as my wedding dress ha!)

Last but not least, the Kirksy Dress by Show Me Your Mumu (I want everything this company makes!)

Here's the song I promised.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunny Day

Top - Marshalls
Kimono - Alternative Apparel 
Necklace - Goodwill
Shorts - Salvation Army
Shoes - Cotton On

Friday, June 14, 2013

Items I'm Digging

For me Summer means beach, even if I am all the way in Colorado, I still want clothes I would wear on an evening stroll by the Florida ocean. I want a dress that I can imagine doused in seawater. Whether I was splashed or the tide caught me by surprise and caught the edges of my dress, I want clothes that sing wear me in paradise like the mythical sirens off in the distance. These clothes, especially this dress, (that also comes in a sandy taupe color) remind me of my home that I miss so much, the home that I took for granted. Living in paradise was a blessing, and though paradise can be found anywhere with the right state of mind, these few items bring me back to my days looking over the ocean with a tropical drink in hand. 

Wanette Sandals Aldo Sold Out

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Featured Trend: Statement Necklaces

Be One of a Kind with Kleines Blond

➳egyptian structure ➳african inspired ➳vintage stype ➳handmade in florida

 Have you ever looked future success in the face? It's a rare, but every once in awhile there will be that person that you knew from home or from school, and you have this gut feeling they are going to do something with their lives. This recently happened to me with my dear friend Casey Huth. This hilarious little blonde fashion guru, full of spit and vinegar, recently started making these killer statement necklaces.
Now, we all know that statement necklaces are the trend of the summer, but these tribal boho inspired beauties are unique enough to make any stylish girl want to give up an arm. I have witnessed a plethora of young girls lately who are teetering on the edge of daring, they are wearing short necklaces and I can see deep down that they want to go for it, but they are playing it safe. My advice? Screw that. Never play it safe, if you are going to wear statement jewelry (which you should) you might as well dive into the deep end and buy yourself one of these, before they go from $50 dollars to $1,000 when Casey, aka Kleines Blonde, makes it big. 

Shop her Etsy here
Follow her Tumblr here

Weather Permitting

Summer in Boulder apparently means eighty degrees and sunny one day then sixty and cloudy the next, with guaranteed three pm showers every day. Not that I'm complaining at all, the variety is refreshing and the rain reminds me of my tropical climate back home in Florida, and the overcast skies make for amazing photos, but finding the right clothes for this weather can be a task. Which is why I love this vintage floral dress from Nifty Thrifty. It is made of a light cotton but is long sleeved which makes it versatile for temperature changes, and its the perfect length where I can run errands or get lunch with a friend and not feel uncomfortable. Every girl needs a dress like this, it works for the office with the right shoes or for a casual day on the town. Add a hat or throw your hair up and you're ready to go.

As for my summer essentials, my Nikon FM2 is my number one accessory for this summer as well as my headphones and iPod. Maybe when I get around to it I'll actually make a playlist for everyone that has been asking me for one and share it on here as well.  Casual floral dresses are my next favorite Summer time trend, will floral ever go out of style? Probably not. And I am such a wannabe punk that it feels nice to be a little girly every once in awhile, so more floral and color never hurt my closet.

Want to see what I want in my wardrobe this summer? Check out my Summer Style pin board on Pinterest!

Dress - Nifty Thrifty
Chelsea Boots - Target
Hat - Cotton On
Jewelry - DIY (Will update etsy soon)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Out of Touch

Is it possible to make a summer resolution? Is June sixth months little too late to say, "hey I'm actually going to keep up with my blog from now on?" Probably. But hey, vices, vacations, and work are distracting? Give me a break. After reading The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield, I found myself intensely relating to his examples of making excuses and finding distractions from doing your work (writing, drawing, painting, etc). Whatever it may be, there is a resistance that is attributed as the opposing force to your creativity. For myself I often find that I feel sick, mentally, when I do not do my work, but with so much distracting me I let the resistance win and went through my day to day tasks only to wake up the next morning and do the same thing. My resistance came in the form of focusing my day on when my next shift was at the bar I worked at, what errands I had to run, and what paper I had to write. Even though I had free time in between all of those distractions I still fed the resistance by watching tv or scouring the internet for new trends online (that even though I wanted to blog I probably wouldn't because my resistance had turned into an uncontrollable monster).  

Now I am working to excersize my creative muscles again, it has been difficult but it is like riding a bike, you never forget. Here is the first post of my summer of creativity, with some photos from my recent trip to San Francisco to visit the man behind On my trip I also met the ladies behind Beautiful Savages, these North Dakota natives, clad in Brandy Melville, were welcoming and so very fun. Immediately they asked to take my picture for their blog and I ushered them to join, it's funny to think that techgeeks get together and go on and on about the latest who knows, and when you get a bunch of fashion obsessed girls together it's exactly the same. 

Anyways heres to a summer full of organic mint mojitos, battling my resistance, and working as a fine dining server at one of Boulder's premier restaurants.  Lord help me. 



Photo by Rob Schanz

Photo by Rob Schanz

Photo by Rob Schanz

Photo by Rob Schanz

golden gate bridge

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Liquid Watercolor

Liquid Watercolor and Ink

Liquid Water Color, Oil and  Acrylic about 5 feet by 4 feet