Mar 31 2014
About a month ago I joined the ZIIBRA network. It’s a really cool platform that helps support artists. You can watch a video about me and why I got started in the creative field. If you want some of my art, it’s a really affordable way to get some prints and fun gifts every month. There’s some other fantastic musicians & artists also up on the site. Check it out.
Mar 27 2014
Mar 27 2014
Mar 26 2014
The Moodiest of Sleeping Areas
I switched up the linens in the bedroom to be all dark gray and moody. Might be counter-intuitive to do so in the spring but hey, it’s where I sleep. The bedroom gets pretty much no light, I embrace it.
Mar 24 2014
God, I love Pajama Pants
Why do I wear silky, comfortable, pajama-like pants on a regular basis? For days at the office when you have six back-to-back meetings. Days where you’re trying not to ignore the boy you’re seeing because you’re are genuinely busy, well, part of you isn’t sure about it anyway. Days where your cats think it’s funny to gang up on you, one biting your toes, the other laying directly on your face. Those days are the best days to pretend like you’re still in your pajamas.
I hate explaining to people that my life is “so hectic right now.” I genuinely feel that way, but it still feels like an excuse. It’s a justification to be careless with friendships and relationships. It’s me saying that I think my time is more valuable than time spent with you. But what are you supposed to do?
This isn’t meant to be a super serious post. It was going to be an outfit post, ha. I feel like a lot of people fall into the busy trap and don’t even try to get out of it. I think we should all try.
Mar 10 2014
All About Grey
I’ve lived my whole life unsure of how to spell gray/grey. I use them interchangeably. Which is probably not correct. I do realize that I could google myself an answer. But I’m lazy.
My goal this year is to either thrift or DIY most of my household items. But it doesn’t hurt to look. I discovered the Scandinavian Design Center last night, and I could do some serious damage on that site. Some of my favorite items above.
These Pants Make Me Look Tall
Number one styling tip for short ladies. Long wide legged pants are your best friend. Not skinny jeans. These suckers need to get them hemmed, even with heels they are far too long.
Top — Zara, Pants — Zara, Belt — Vintage
I’ve Been Foiled
I mentioned in a couple posts that I was trying to figure out what to with the whole fashion part of this blog. Sharing outfit photos turns into a huge “look at me” post. At the same time, I like documenting what I wear. Like a diary or journal, it’s amusing to revisit after a year passes. I don’t know why I didn’t think of approaching it from a design angle from the get-go. So I finally found some time today to plan out how to shoot outfit shoots quickly in my apartment.
I wore these things out on Friday night. But I can’t find any of the actual items online :( Navy & Black Trim Blouse — Uniqlo, Leather Shorts — Forever 21, Back Seam Tights — Nordstrom Rack, Black Strappy Platform Heels — Topshop.
Apartment Detail Shots
Still trying to figure out what content to put up on this blog. My life lately has been a series of working and celebrating. And I’m horrible about taking photos at actual events. I feel so awkward breaking out the camera. One of the things I’m hoping to get over so I can better visualize/remember my favorite moments. In the mean time here are some more photos of my apartment.
I have some projects in the works for new lighting, changing out kitchen hardware, and bedroom textiles. Also, I really need an additional chair for the living room. I have no idea what I really want. I’m leaning towards an almost loveseat or a giant chair you can sink into. But everything I find in my price range looks too “pottery-barn-ey” to me.
Updated Apartment Post
The lighting in my apartment last weekend was really great so I decided to snap some photos of how the space is coming along. There’s still some things I would like to do. Like replace all the ugly light fixtures withs something more modern/minimal/industrial. I also really want to put down black laminate over the floor in the kitchen. There’s a way to do it without ruining the floor below.
With all that said, this is a rental, and how much work or money do I want to put into a place that’s only temporary. Same logic applies to relationships right? Which is funny, because in the case of this rental, I’m all about making it as much my home as I can while I’m there. But when it comes to dating I stick to the lowest amount of effort since I assume it will be temporary.