La Di Da

So tonight I didn't really feel like posting anything, but I haven't done an outfit post in ages. So this was a carefree shoot. I think I focused more on interesting shots then anything. Enjoy.



Collage it!

I wanted to thank you guys for some of the lovely comments on my FFBF Dream Job post. Since some of you requested to see my work, I've decided to put some of my pieces up. I hope you enjoy them.
 I am pretty obsessed with nature, it seems to be the main theme in all of my work. Something about the way wood looks really gets to me. Anyways, this is a "living" piece in my living room. It's always growing and changing with me. There is a lot of who I am up there.
 This is a recycled piece. It's a tea light holder that I absolutely hated. I found an advertisement with colors that I adore, ripped it up and pieced them back together. Now it glows soft pinks and yellows when you light it.
This is my baby, my uke. I wanted to personalize her in someway, but didn't want to do anything pricy. I was looking thru Vogue one day and came across this georgous photo shoot, very 60's Hitchcock. Then a couple pages later found the "unbearable lightness" heading. Seemed like fate to me. Before I had the chance to add it to my uke the picture got slightly water logged due to a rogue radiator. If anything, it helped by wrinkling and aging the picture. It's one of those things I look at and go "Everything just fell into place with this one."
This is my attempt at a "Mustache Tree". Vintage photos of fine outstanding men with glorious facial hair from the Penn Dutchman, and some strategically placed tree branches. Le Sigh. 
This last piece was the hardest to shoot. It is the entry way into my apartment. I have vintage keys hanging from my ceiling on red string. The idea came from these two things:
This lovely photo by Matt Chaboud for Strange Tree Groups production of The Mysterious Elephant and...

The music video for "If You would come back Home" by William Fitzsimmons. Enough said.

Well I hope you enjoy my work. Thanks for stopping by!


Falling into English

Oh My!
Looks like the Brits have finally captured my heart. Here are a few looks I'm excited about for fall.

Fur collar coats


Vintage Coach
3/4 Sleeve Dresses

Fall can't get here fast enough.


FBFF- Dream Job

This weeks topic asks us, what's your dream job? Mine is definitely a dream because I've never really thought about actually doing it for money. It's always been a relaxing, creative activity that I've kept for myself.

1.Fess up- If you could do anything professionally what would it be? 
I would be a professional Collage artist.

2. What draws you to this? 
Something about organized clutter really makes me excited. The fact that you are overwhelmed with items, and yet there is a underlying theme or you are telling a really beautiful complex story.

3. When did you first start dreaming about this idea?
 I think I first started creating collages in college. I've always thought they were really fun to make, but never thought of doing it seriously...for money.

4. What's holding you back from going all in? 
I'm not really sure there is a market for collage artists. 

5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest. What's one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream?
 I think I can create more collages more frequently for other people, not just myself. I think once I start doing that, I could try to sell them at some of the local shops in my area...and then who knows.

Here are a few of my favorites

(these are not my own work...unfortunately.)

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This weeks FBFF is all about nails Which is hard for me since I never do mine. I get pretty picky with my nails and the second they chip, it's time to take off the polish. But I put that aside today and came up with this:
It's my version of "newspaper" nails. I think typewriter font on nails looks lovely, but I got to thinking what else could you use besides newspaper. I scrounged up some old sheet music and a 1950's Vintage Vogue Magazine. They worked out just as well as news paper did. 

Here is what you need:

Rubbing Alcohol
Base Color (preferably light, I went with a peach and a gold)
Sheet music, printed picture. Cut out the sections you want to use.
Clear Top Coat

Step 1: Paint your nails a base color

Step 2: Stick your nail in rubbing alcohol for about 10 seconds.

Step 3: Place your cut out on your nail and press down for 15 seconds. Then slowly peel the cut out off your nail.

Step 4: Paint your nails with a clear top coat...and your done!

Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful tutorials at Lifestyles of the Thrifty and Shameless!



DIY Framed Necklace Holder

I love the idea of keeping jewelery on display, but I hate it when things look cluttered. I've been slightly obsessed with collecting longer necklaces as of late and find those are the hardest to display with out things ending in a tangled mess. So I put together this super cute, super simple necklace holder. I first ran across these "framed" necklace holders about a year ago and have wanted to make one every since. Here we go!

What you need:
Picture Frame (any size,  or color)
Paint/spray paint
Nails and hammer
Step 2: Hammer nails into frame.
Depending on how many necklaces you have, evenly space your nails.
Step 3: Paint the frame.
My frame was originally gold. I wanted something a little more shabby chic, so I painted it white. 

Step 4: Hang and add necklaces. And your DONE!

See?? Super simple, super cute! Enjoy making your own...


Just because

Just because you had a productive day...
DIY for the ones you love.

Step 1: collect sweets
Step 2: Express your self.
 I've been into Pablo Neruda for a bit, he's always been my go to when I've lost my way with words.
Step 3: Packaging. 
I always have some sort of yarn or ribbon lying around. Everything looks better with a bit of dressing.
Step 4: Deliver. 
I like to type up little "Hello" notes with clues on them that eventually leads to the goodies. Nothing better then some sweets after a little hunt.



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