Feb 26, 2014
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
Feb 23, 2014
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.
Feb 4, 2014
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.
black and white
Jan 30, 2014
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.
black and white interior
Jan 13, 2014
That lip color.
(Source: chanelbagsandcigarettedrags, via polkadotsandplaid)
inspo makeup lips pale pink
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Source: emmas designblogg
Jan 6, 2014
Welcome to 2014
Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday & new years. Mine was incredibly low key. I spent Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve solo. Just with my cats, good music, and some whiskey. It’s the first time I’ve ever spent the holidays alone. I was bummed at first, but now I think it might have been the best decision I’ve made for myself in a long time. It was a great time to unwind, think about how crazy this year has been, who I have in my life now and how to move forward with what I have.
I’m not a resolution girl. But I am a goal-orientated girl. This year I decided to create a faux maniphesto. I wrote out some words I want to live by and stuck the poster in my bedroom.
Simplify, everything. What I eat, my style, my abode, the amount of possessions I one, what I do. Everything. Get it down to the true, purest, most functional form. Like this interior space, everything is simple. I purged probably half the stuff in my apartment on New Year’s Eve.
Grit. I’ve have a tentative side project that I was trying to think of a name for. I thesaurus-ed my way into finding the word “grit”. It’s my new favorite word. It’s about having a backbone. About being strong willed, and getting shit done. Make more. Do more. Just do it. Grit encompasses all the things that are said on Jan 1st.
I want to be thrifty & stay as home-made as possible. These things kind of go hand in hand. Keep it cheap and reuse things that already exist. I’m upping my DIY game and want to cook at home more consistently.
Venture. Go to new places, cities, countries (get a proper passport), see new things. But also just get out of my apartment more and walk around the city. See new local haunts, meet more people. Go out of my comfort zone. I think this word can also tie into business, like, create opportunities to create.
Lastly, I need to love myself. Amour-propre. I’m self-critical and self-conscious to the point where it prevents me from going out in public or putting my work out there. I need to let that go. Learn to trust myself. I’ve also been dealing with boy problems (it’s like high school right now). A lot of men are asking me for things I’m just not ready to commit to (like relationships, not sex, I’m okay with that). I want to care a bit less what other people want/expect of me, and try to think about what I want. Which has been surprisingly difficult for me.
Simplify, grit, thrifty, homemade, venture, amour-propre.
This blog will need to modify a bit if I want to keep up with it. Fashion blogging just isn’t my thing. I can’t make time for the amount of work it requires. And I lost my photographer. I still want to touch on it (I love styling) but I need to find a different way. It needs to be simple.
Anyway, that’s where I’m at.
How is everyone else doing with the start of 2014?
(Source: allthingsstylish, via adieu-tristesse)
Oct 1, 2013
So I did some shopping.
Nothing like retail therapy. I was saving money for the last couple months to cover deposit and new rent for a place and as it turns out, I did so well saving that I had some extra money. I was going to spend it on some furniture. Buuuuuttttt, I was feeling a little down about my wardrobe once it started to rain everyday. So, I spent probably too much money on some clothes late last night.
But it’s okay, because I will feel fabulous and I don’t need new furniture (I just wanted some). I ended up purchasing quite a lot from ASOS, which shouldn’t be too surprising due to the wide range of fall items. Got some cute skirts that I can wear with thigh-highs and cozy sweaters, which I also picked up. I loved turtlenecks last year, and I still plan on wearing them this fall.
Also, picked a couple things up from Zara: this charmingly sexy lingerie inspired flannel dress, and a new pair of shiny cut-out ankle boots that I’m hoping to rock with ankle socks all fall and carry over into spring.
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patent ankle boots
Oct 1, 2013
What the Hell I’ve Been Doing
It seemed just like yesterday that I was romping around the Seattle streets wearing shorts (without nylons) and a muscle tank. This week I’ve worn several jackets, used an umbrella, and shuddered from being too cold. So what the hell happened?
The biggest and most substantial event was moving out. I know people have been creeping my twitter tweets and my instagram photos, wondering why “we” moved into a seemingly smaller place. Well, we didn’t. Matt, the lovely boy who has taken care of me for over 3 years and takes photos of me for this blog, and I have decided to part ways. It was the right time. That’s about as far as I am willing to go into it on the internet.
As a result, we both had to find our own place and leave the Palace of Light (the old brightly-lit loft). It took a couple days to get settled. I made a huge effort to get unpacked and start making it feel like home to make my life easier, emotionally and logistically.
I need some new things. Like a couch that has proper legs, a nice rug, an actual coffee table. Better storage. And I really, really, want to paint the bedroom dark dark navy blue almost black. It doesn’t get much light as it is - and I think it would make it feel luxurious and cozy.
But since I hadn’t spent money on clothes in nearly two months, I decided to drop some cash on fall pieces as I was feeling a bit uninspired to get up and dressed each morning. And that’s not a fun way to begin your day. I’ll do a post of all the items coming to soon to my closet, gotta keep the content going :)