Wednesday, March 30, 2011

they knew not whither she was gone

Shepherdesses are my current inspiration. These photos were taken by my boyfriend.

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skirt, shirt, boots - thrifted ; shawl - gifted ; crown - DIY'd

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New post on the inspirations page!

Monday, March 21, 2011

every path has its puddle

Spring's rainy days don't bring me down - they promise lush green grass, buds on the trees, and gorgeous flowers to come. In fact, rainy days are my favorite.

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It's so nice not having to worry about getting my shoes dirty whilst photo-taking! Wellies are made for the mud! I love hearing the mud puddles splash and squelch under my rubber boots.

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After dark nails in fall and winter, I am craving light pastels for my fingertips. I was thrilled when I found Essie's "Lilacism." Not only is it the perfect pale purple, lilacs are my favorite flower. (Also, Essie is one of the nail-polish brands that are "Big Three Free," meaning no Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, or Toluene.)

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dress, trench coat, purse, scarf - H&M ; sweater, umbrella - thrifted ;
boots - Liberty of London for Target ; tights - Target

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New post on the Inspirations page!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

the wind longs to play with your hair

I'd like to take this post to talk about hair. As you probably know, I have unruly curly hair. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that just a year and a half ago it looked like this:

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More recently, it has looked like this and this:

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Today it looked like this:

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Whhhhat?!? It's straight! Why? Because the fabulous people at Misikko sent me a beautiful Hana Flat Iron to review! Now, let me tell you - I've only had my hair straightened about three times in my entire life. Each time took forever (and two times were in a salon). It took me about fifteen minutes (not even) to achieve this straight look with this iron. I loooooove the results! My hair was so sleek and silky - I couldn't keep my hands off of it all day. Not only does the Hana Flat Iron work quickly and effectively, it also has some other nice features including:
  • ceramic plates
  • an adjustable heat settings (140-450 degrees F)
  • an independent on/off switch
  • a sleek, streamlined design that is easy to hold
  • it's fast heating
  • a two-year warranty
  • it's pink!

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The people at Misikko are very friendly and pleasant to work with. My package arrived much sooner than I expected and it even contained a few extra goodies. I would definitely recommend Misikko to anyone looking for any professional hair styling tools. They boast a wide variety of sleek ceramic hair straighteners, hair dryers, curling irons, and other hair care products.

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Thanks to my boyfriend for taking today's pictures.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

one knit wonder

It smells like spring outside today. So much so that it prompted me to run down to my basement and carry up some of my spring clothes. I played dress-up for a while and then decided it wasn't quite the time to go out in any of those outfits. So, I decided I'd show off my latest knit creation.

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I want to wear this scarf every day for the rest of my life! The dimensions are perfect and the size of the stitches are nice and big. This only took me about a week to knit, and I used four skeins of yarn at $3 each, so that means that the whole thing only cost $12.

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sweater - Target ; pants - H&M ; shoes - Famous Footwear ; scarf - DIY'd


Saturday, March 12, 2011

learning to dance in the rain

I thought I'd try and brighten up the dreary day with fun accessories in bright certainly made standing in the freezing rain more fun!

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coat - H&M ; tights - Target ; shoes - thrifted ; scarf - vintage ; umbrella - vintage

Friday, March 4, 2011

you took the time to figure me out

A friend at work gave me a Goodwill gift card over the holidays and I used it to buy this amazing vintage dress. I uncovered it today whilst room-cleaning and decided to dress up. I would so wear this dress to prom...if there were such thing as prom for old people.

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This ring was a recent DIY project...if you could even call it a project - it was so easy! I found the bow and some ready-to-be-DIY'd-rings at a craft store, and then I just hot glued two of the rings on the back of the bow. Voila!

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dress - vintage ; belt - thrifted ; tights - Hanes ;
shoes - vintage ; necklace - vintage ; sunglasses - Target ; ring - DIY'd
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