Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Friday, I'm In Love!

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Oh, it's Friday again and I am still not well. I am feeling a bit like this sea monster looking in on the lives of others while I sit on the side lines waiting to be healthy. 

I've been trying to make it through the week and also do something creative or productive to keep my will power going. This week I drew a rough draft of  a logo/t-shirt design for a  bike shop that will be opening up soon called 'Surf Monkey'. I'm hoping it goes somewhere but if not it was fun to work on. I also went to a volunteer meeting for a non-profit called San Diego Victory Gardens. They teach people how to grow their own veggie gardens by actually going to their homes and building/designing their garden with them! Isn't that cool? I can't wait to get involved. This weekend I'm going to hang out with my chickens and try to get some exercise and sunshine. I'm also going to try acupuncture for the first time today. Cross your fingers that it works for me!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Girl With 7 Horses

Check out this awesome photo project by Ulrika Kestere. It's based on a fairy tail about a girl's laundry blowing away in a storm and taking with it the girl's 7 invisible horses. I like the photos, very magical. This shoot remind me of an art project I did while I was in school. I made an owl on the ground out of my clothes. If only I had thought to do a photo shoot! 

Click here to read the fairy tale and see more horses!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Etsy Fav: FeverFew

I stumbled upon a new Etsy fav this weekend. Fever Few is a little gold mind or precious art items. I love that her inventory is so varied and is always changing. The seller also hails from Montreal (home town of my mother's)! Don't you love her girly, animal-centric style? My favorite are the scarves.

printed cotton scarf - cotton voile - Fennec Foxes - 25" x 25"
printed cotton scarf - cotton voile - Fennec Foxes - 25" x 25"
printed cotton bunting - persians and prey
requiem locket - robin
printed silk scarf - artemis - 21" x 21"
printed canvas patch - Mouse Memorial - 8" x 8"

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's Friday I'm In Love!

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It's been a rough week for me because I am still struggling with this sinus infection. Last time I was sick for this long was when I got mono in college and that was much more fun because my best friend had it with me. I'm hoping this weekend will provide me with the kind of rest I need to kick this thing. Hope everyone has a good one! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Flapper Finds!

As I mentioned the other day I'm going to start doing a semi-regular post and flapper style items that I find for sale. Something to bring out the flapper in all of us, you know? It's so fun to mix in little vintage touches to your wardrobe and the 1920's has so much glamour to offer. Plus, I think the styles from this era are coming back in a big way this year. Personally, I have always had an attraction to this era but I never tried to incorporate it into my own wardrobe because the loose fitting and drop waist style clothing does nothing for my figure but- there's more than one way to dress like a flapper! Let's not forget about accessories! So, here's my first flapper post focusing on some flapper accessory finds!

Cloche Hat / Brown Soft Fur

Check out this fur cloche hat. Wouldn't it be lovely with a sheer spring dress or a cropped blazer with high-waist trousers? I think you could wear it well into summer, even pairing it with a silky blouse and some tailored tap shorts. 

1930s 40s OXFORDS / Ivory peeptoe leather and mesh, 8

I heart these oxfords. Don't you miss low heels like this? I wish these were in my size I would wear them with just about everything. Remix Vintage Shoes has a close version of them though if you are willing to spend the bucks for your size and choice of color! 

Vintage Sunglasses Made in the 1970's But Perfect For a Flapper

Check out these little sunglasses for that touch of flapper. How great would these be with a vintage swim suit? I can see it now!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dear Creature Feature

Dear Creatures Spring 2012 lookbook is out and it looks like I am in trouble. Soo many cute designs! Here are my favorites:

I love the slightly 20's inspired pieces that I have seen around, it's too bad they aren't flattering to my body type... but there's more than one way to dress like a flapper! Look for my new semi-regular post, "Flapper Finds" for inspiration... coming soon! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Friday, I'm In Love!

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Cheers to Friday! It's gorgeous here in San Diego. If only the days were longer. Hope everyone has an excellent weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Winter Comfort

Even though the weather is sunny 70 F right now... somethings got me longing for my favorite winter comforts. 

Doesn't this lavender hot chocolate look divine? What a great winter treat. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy just looking at it. 

This rug makes me want to be a cat on a lazy winters day. I would sprawl out and chew on the sides until my owner caught me and then I would get the 'crazy eye', flatten my ears and run wildly down the hall. 

How gorgeous is this hat? I love the blue color. It would be such a nice accent to a winters coat, don't you think?

I keep on looking at this cake all day while I am at work. I feel like Bridget Jones or something. It's so ridiculous! I can't get it out of my head. It makes me want to host a little tea party and play old card games with my ladies. 

I'm also lusting after vintage lingerie. I'd like to put these on and lounge around the house all day eating the above cake and painting my nails a sparky silver. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Business Cards

One of my friends has a business card that says her name and then underneath it says, "Ice cream for breakfast, breakfast for lunch" and it has her contact info. I always liked that. I'm thinking maybe I should get a saucy business card made, too. Although it would probably get more use if I was single. How rad would it be to meet a guy and slip your sassy little card into his pocket? Still, it would be fun to have, don't you think? Maybe I can use it for networking opportunities unrelated to boy chasing...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Steampunk Fairy Forest Wedding

I saw this wedding over at Ruffled yesterday and I just have to share it with you. It is so adorable and well done. I don't even really understand the whole steampunk thing and I usually think it's kind of cheesy and forced looking but this wedding is amazing. I love what their designer came up with for the concept, "It's like a steampunk Zepplin crash landed in a fairy forest". Genius! I love it. You can check it out here.

       steampunk victorian wedding pink and purple from braedon flynn photographysteampunk victorian wedding pink and purple from braedon flynn photography
victorian steampunk wedding from braedon flynn photography
victorian steampunk wedding from braedon flynn photography
victorian steampunk wedding from braedon flynn photography

I especially love this last picture!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Girl Crush: Kate Bush

I have so much admiration for this woman. I have possibly the biggest girl-crush ever on her. She is such an incredible songwriter, vocalist and dancer- I just love her. She wrote many of the songs on her first big album The Kick Inside when she was in her teens and released her debut single at the age of 19. She was also the first woman to top the UK charts with a self-written song. If you don't know who Kate Bush is all you really need to do to begin your love affair with her is watch some of her amazing music videos. Please, I entreat you.

Friday, January 6, 2012

It's Friday I'm In Love!

Seems like everyone was sick this week. I myself, am still struggling with a sinus infection from hell. Turns out I have a vitamin D deficiency! It's actually a relief to find out and finally have an explanation for this 6 weeks of illness. My doctor thought I had mono, despite my insistence that I have had it before. At any rate I'm so ready for the weekend! I wish everyone good health and good cheer!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Collar Necklaces

Even though I am not a big jewelry girl... Lately, I have been lusting after collar necklaces. I especially love this first one and I'm thinking about actually shelling out for it. It's a lot more reasonable than the one I've been lusting over at Anthropologie, yikes! What do you think of collar necklaces- would you wear one?

Collar Hammered Brass Choker

Floral Leather Peter Pan Collar Necklace

Vintage Satin and Pearl Collar Necklace

Detachable Silk Shirt Collar - "Wheat" -  Jen Storey Collaboration

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

NYE 1920's Style

Happy New Year, zomblets!

Did everyone have a good NYE? I went to a 1920's themed party at a cocktail bar. It was really fun getting dressed up for it and and even more fun dancing the night away with friends. It was kind of a last minute decision to go so I had to make due with what was already in my closet but I think we (the O.G. zombie super models) have done ourselves justice. I wasn't very good about taking full length outfit pictures but I did snap a few head shots before running out the door.

I went for the classic 1920's smokey eyes and red lips look. I wanted to do some finger waves but I ran out of time so I just rocked some crazy curls instead. I had a fur collared shrug but combined with the hair it made me look a little bit like a hooker so I ditched it for cable knit shrug with sparkly shoulders, slipped into my Seychelles and flounced out the door! Marnie wore a gorgeous Anthro shift dress (which is really a 60's throwback) but perfectly matched this vintage hat, which I bought from one of my favorite Etsy sellers. The hat is also 60's but it's got that flapper thing going on so I think it worked out. 

Everyone's New Year's resolution: Wear more vintage hats! 


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