Hello! I know such a lack of updates but I'm still here! I've been sick recently with a nasty cold and have been bed ridden for the past week! I haven't wanted to do anything... it has been terrible! But I am back and hopefully ready to get to work!
Last week I received my little object from The Object Enthusiast. It's absolutely lovely! I even got a cute little air plant with my vessel... however my cat, while I was sleeping, decided to take the air plant out of the pot and chew it to bits. Ugh. So now I'm willfully nursing the plant back to life. I hope it livens up soon!
Anyways, I promise to be more on point with my updates! I have a lot to share with you all and I can't wait! I hope you all have a great week... and HAPPY OCTOBER!
4. skinny low jeans | 5. handbag | 6. brown ankle boots | 7. black ankle boots
My current wishlist is brought to you by H&M! I recently picked up the new fall H&M magazine and immediately fell in love with their new Paris line. I just want to buy everything! Two of the main pieces I love and need from this line are the faux fur vest and the handbag. I don't think I can go through fall without owning either of the items! You should all check out the new H&M Paris line! I promise you won't be disappointed. I'm seriously geeking out about this!
Hello! Happy Wednesday to everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful start to the week! Sorry I've been M.I.A. recently. I had a little break over the weekend, relaxed, and took a day trip into the city.
Being an illustrator I have so many other illustrators that I admire. Today I want to share with you one of my absolute favorite illustrators! Her name is Emma SanCartier and her illustrations always make me so happy! I've always wanted one of her little sculpts of her beasts on my desk and I finally have one! Emma had an art show this weekend in San Francisco so I took my relaxing weekend and drove over to the city to meet her and pick up one of her beasts! I'm seriously so excited. I've admired her art for a while now. You guys should check her out: OddFauna and follow her blog! Her little beasts are seriously too cute to pass up!
I'm kind of in a down mood today. Nothing I'm working on seems to appeal to me, I've been eating very unhealthy, & I'm just so tired. I'm not sure why.
Anyways, I finally decided I was going to dig up and retouch my un-edited photo album from when my friend Verena visited from Austria. We showed her around San Francisco, as well as took her to many interesting places such as the top of Mt. Diablo (which ended up catching on fire two weeks after due to such high heat). The last two photos pictured were taken at the top of Mt. Diablo which has the 2nd farthest visibility worldwide. The mountain is located in Walnut Creek, CA about 25 minutes from my town and is about 3,848' (1,173 m) high.
So I figured I'd jump on the "mood board" bandwagon! I'm currently into creams, beige, dark blues, jean, gold, and sage green. I love such soft tones and lightness in color. Fall is just around the corner and I can't wait to break out all my cream sweaters with my jeans and my gold necklaces! Maybe soon I'll have those booties I've been talking about in the last few posts! ;)
Ah! I can just image the smell of crisp air! Maybe its because of that photograph of the trees or just these colors in general. Or maybe because it's cloudy outside. Either way I love these colors! What about you?
I listen to a very wide variety of music. From Kpop to Country to Indie, I will basically like anything with a good beat! Here are some of the tracks I listen to while I work. Right now I'm on a "ladies" kick. My one friend has the best tracks and I get a lot of inspiration from him. In fact, most of these artists he has introduced to me! I promise you will love every single one of these songs!
---> Live your Life <---
1. "Gun" - CHVRCHES
2. "Those Dancing Days" - Those Dancing Days
3. "Aguas De Marco" - Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim
4. "Dog Days Are Over" - Forence + the Machine
5. "Shake It Out" - Florence + the Machine
6. "The Mother We Share" - CHVRCHES
7. "Recover" - CHVRCHES
8. "Come and Get It" - Selena Gomez
So I've been following Oh So Pretty and her blog is just divine. I absolutely love it and all of her designs. (Did I just ryhme?) She is so inspiring! She recently blogged about Parc Boutique and I immediately fell in love with everything on the site. I'm the kind of girl who loves being comfortable and casual. Simple. I love simple clothing. If you look in my closet I rarely have any flashy colors. Needless to say, my "go-to" colors are beige, brown, black, and grey! My closet is FULL of greys (maybe some light blues). I just can't get enough.
Parc Boutique has exactly what my closet needs. Beiges and greys galore! And everything is reasonably priced! Especially the jewelry! Again, I love how simple and pretty all the pieces are and everything is gold. GOLD I LOVE GOLD! I think I have a new clothing line crush. Thank you Oh So Pretty and Parc Boutique for being so awesomely awesome and sharing your designs with the world!
Oh! And there's those boots again! I need these in my closet so bad! ;)
I recently just got back from a mini vacation! My sister and her fiancé were visiting my Aunt in LA so I decided to fly down and visit as well and I am so glad I did. We all had such a lovely time relaxing by the pool and on the beach... I even went pretty far out into the ocean! I'm so proud of myself.
I always love spending time in LA. It's like spending time in a completely different world. There are so many little inspiring shops that sell beautiful handmade crafts and imported items. I just had to buy those bird tag cards (pictured above). I kept thinking about them and had to turn back... I have no idea what I'm going to use them for yet! The notebook is a beautiful grid book imported from Japan. It is bound with rope so the book lays flat which makes it easier to sketch in. I absolutely love it.
The pen you see pictured last, my Aunt's husband purchased for me! I was so surprised and shocked that I started crying. The pen is a Japanese brush pen and comes with four cartridges. I wanted to use it right away but I have to wait for the ink to reach the brush tip. I can't wait to use it! Thank you SO much!
I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful and amazing people in my life. <3
So I have unfortunately become in LOVE with Free People's new August 2013 line! Why do I say "unfortunately?" Because I am currently broke! But no matter, I'm saving up for these beauties and I can't wait to have them! :3
I have always been a huge fan of baggy shirts, long tunics, and over sized sweaters/sweatshirts. That seems to be the style for fall and I'm so excited! Being comfortable is a plus for me wherever I go so I always look for opportunities to dress up my "baggy" clothing.
What I'm really looking forward to though is... LAYERS!!! Layers have always been my go to style because I come from a small town in Pittsburgh, PA where the temperature can go down to 15 degrees (sometimes even lower)! Yikes! Since I have moved to Northern California the weather is still a bit chilly so layering it is!
Also... I need those admiral ankle boots! Wish me luck on saving! ;)
Yesterday I received a most beautiful handmade necklace in the mail from my good designer friend, Corina Nika (a.k.a. Cocorrina)! I am so excited to finally own a piece from her collection because I was unable to purchase from her previous jewelry line. You can check out her etsy shop here.
The necklace is made out of pure concrete with a splash of shiny gold and mint green (she also has the necklaces for sale in black, red, blue, etc.) It's lightweight gold chain is absolutely beautiful and the necklace itself gives the perfect amount of class and color to your outfit. Plus, it comes in a cute little white box tied with a bow! Corina really knows how to make her customers feel special and puts her heart and soul into everything!
Thank you so much, Corina! :)