Saturday, April 27, 2013

take me gently into your arms

Two of my current go-to pieces right here - denim shirt and vest. I am developing quite a thing for vests lately, and have built a nice little collection of about seven or eight that I have been rotating between with almost every outfit. They're so easy to throw on, and they instantly add a brilliant rock and roll vibe to any outfit. This particular vest I am wearing inside out so the sequins are only glimpsed when the fabric falls open just the right way -it's like my little secret.
 dress, hat - H&M ; shirt, vest - thrifted ; shoes - Charlotte Russe

Monday, April 22, 2013

be a mother lover

We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.

~Iroquois Prayer

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

in that moment

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Friday, April 5, 2013

DIY skull cut out tee

So, I guess this really isn't a step-by-step DIY like my other ones, just a little explanation of how I went about it.  I saw this design on a shirt a looooong time ago and then recently decided to just make it already.  I looked up photos of "diy skull tees" online and chose the ones I thought looked the best to model mine after.  I sketched a rough design on the tee in chalk (in the photos you can kind of see the chalk mark where I was going to cut a space below the cheekbone, but I decided against it...I rubbed the chalk off after I took the pictures, haha.), and then cut the pieces out.  See?  Easy!  For finishing touches I simply cut off most of the sleeves, six or seven inches off the bottom, and the collar.  Boom, awesome kick ass shirt, just like that.  If only it were not too chilly to wear out still...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Fab Factor answers: who are you?

Remember a short while back I told you I was considering a question and answer post?  I asked for questions, you asked them...and then nothing happened.  Well, this is the first installment of what I think might (hopefully) become a regular feature on this blog.  Instead of answering all the questions at once, I've decided to break it up and answer a few at a time.  So, here we go, a little bit about me...

Who are you?  My name is Indy.  I was born on September 21st, 1989.  I currently live in Door County, Wisconsin.

Where are you from?  I was born and raised in a small Wisconsin town about twenty minutes outside Milwaukee.

Do you go to school?  I'm not currently enrolled in any classes.  I have an Associate Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Waukesha.  Someday I'd like to earn my Bachelor's, but later after I've had a chance to travel and explore.

What do you like to study?  I love learning about anything, really.  I always have stacks of books from the library on my coffee table about all sorts of different and interesting topics.  I enjoy reading history books (sometime on my travels I'd love to work at a living history museum!), especially about the period of the American Revolution.  In college, my favorite classes were philosophy and anthropology.  I'll probably major in either anthropology or education.

Where do you work? I am the assistant manager at a company that makes wine, brews beer, and distills spirits (kind of ironic since I don't drink, but it's still really interesting to learn about the processes of how it's all made). I mostly work at the wine bar, explaining about and giving out samples of the different wines we make.  My favorite thing to do is work in the distillery because there I get to make little tiny cocktails so people can sample our spirits.  Right now I'm working about one day a week, but once the season starts I'll be working forty five hours over five days.

What do you do for fun?  My favorite thing to do is read!  I'm a bit of a bookworm. (Currently I'm rereading the Harry Potter series.  My best friend will text me, "How's Hogwarts?" or "How's Harry and the gang?" 'cause he knows that's what I'm doing all day.)  As you may be able to tell from my blog, I really like dressing up and taking pictures.  It's not just about getting dressed for the day (which, don't get me wrong, I love that), but I really love playing dress up.  Creating different characters and little worlds for them is something I never really grew out of.  Mostly I'm a loner, but since I've moved up here to Door County, I've made friends with some really amazing people and over the year they've become the greatest friends I've ever had.  I've never really felt like I "belonged" to a group before now, and it's amazing to feel like such an integral part of a  small little collection of people.  Most nights, when I'm not sitting at home reading, you can find me hanging out with them.  Our favorite thing to do is play pool (we are addicted), but sometimes the five of us just like to stay in, make tacos, and talk.

If you'd like to ask any more questions, feel free to do so on this post!  Like I said, I might make this a regular feature, so I'll need lots of questions to answer!
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