Sunday, February 26, 2012

Outfit: Fur and Dots

cardigan: Forever 21, thrifted
dress: thrifted
shoes: Report, Plato’s Closet
cameo: Pinky Noodles on etsy

This is my favorite little black dress ever. I use it a lot for layering cardigans or sheer dresses over. I love the way it fits, and the fact that I got it for $5 at Goodwill! As you can see, my favorite hair style lately is just piling all my hair on top of my head with a just a jaw clip. It’s definitely time to redye it, so I’m doing exactly that sometime in the next few days. I’m excited for more vibrant purple all over. I’ve actually gone so long without redying that my bangs are completely my natural hair color. I haven’t had that much of my natural color since freshman year of high school!

Also. I must give credit to my boyfriend, Andrew for helping me pick out an outfit today. It was one of those times where everything I put on seemed to clash or look silly, so he made some suggestions. He actually pretty much put together this whole outfit!

How awesome is my cameo today?! It’s one I purchased from Pinky Noodles on etsy. She has some really amazing cameos, settings, and supplies. She designs most of the cameos herself, which is amazing to me. Check out some of the others I purchased from her:
I love all of these. They’re really well made, and so detailed. The cameo with the hands says “Je ne regrette rien” on the banner. It means “ I regret nothing” in french. It’s actually been one of my favorite quotes for awhile, after reading about the song “Non, je ne regrette rien” by Edith Piaf in the book ‘Jailbird’ by Kurt Vonnegut. I’m really excited to make some lovely brooches/pendants out of these gorgeous cameos!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lovely Things

I am madly in love with these purses from Betseyville. I saw a picture of the purple one online ages ago, then today searched for similar ones. I was super excited when I saw all the different colors it came in, and then super sad when I realized none of them are for sale any longer. I'll think I'll keep my eyes open on ebay until one pops up for sale.
This typewriter dress is amaziiiiing. I think high fashion gets too crazy sometimes, but this collection by Mary Katrantzou is really fun stuff. Check it out.

 These Cosmic Dolls by Requiem Art are amazing!
To Infinity!
Cosmic Dals' favorite toys

This recipe for Cake Batter Bark looks crazy delicious! A couple days ago, my friend Stacey and I threw a birthday party for her brother. We bought birthday cake flavored Oreos, cake batter ice cream, andddd cupcakes! We also have a habit of making insane cake batter shakes at my house. So yeah, I like non-cake items that taste like cake. A lot.
Okay. This last one is a weird one. Taxidermy Necklace! I know. It’s creepy, it’s macabre. That’s exactly why I like it!
Taxidermy Mouse 'Game Head' Style Necklace in PinkThis is from a shop on Etsy called Morbid Curio Taxidermy. She makes quite a few jewelry pieces, and some statues. Most of them involve mice or rats. To be honest, if they were cheaper, I’d probably buy one. And don’t worry, none of the animals she uses were killed for this purpose. They were already dead or frozen (for reptile food).

Put Glitter on All The Things!

After falling in love with the galaxy rings in my last “Lovely Things” post, I decided “hey, I bet I could make those!”  (I find myself saying that phrase quite often.) So, I stocked up on some glittery nail polish, grabbed some of my glass cabochons, and got to it. I experimented with layering different layers of nail polish until I liked the final result. Thank goodness for nail polish remover; I was able to start over and redo whichever ones didn’t turn out perfect!
I found it pretty relaxing to paint on layers and layers of nail polish while I watched some netflix. Remember how I scored an extra pair of awesome shoes a couple weeks back? I decided to paint them with lots and lots of glitter! I originally got the idea from Kaylah at The Dainty Squid. Funny enough, that blog post is the one that made me fall in love with those shoes enough to order them online! She uses modpodge mixed with glitter in her DIY, but I found that layers of nail polish worked fine. I painted them afterwards with two clear coats of acrylic paint, just in case.
By this point, I just couldn’t stop painting things. (The excessive nail polish fumes might have helped that!) I ended up painting my cell phone case with lots of purple glitter, even sticking on a little astronaut, and painting a speech bubble. I loved the way it looked, but unfortunately it didn’t hold up well to daily use. The case is rubberized, which made it difficult for the nail polish to stay on. Oh well! 
I plan on making some more galaxy necklaces/rings and maybe selling them in my shop! They’re pretty fun to do, and I really like the look of them.IMG_3215

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Outfit-Intergalactic Planetary Space Commander

I really love outfits with a theme to them, like costumes. For example, today I’m a space cadet from the future! I really love sci-fi, especially the cheesy novels/movies from the 1950’s-1960s. I’d love to steal some of the outfits from old sci-fi movies.
dress: thrifted, Goodwill in Alaska
shirt: Old Navy
leggings: Forever 21
boots: T.U.K.
fireflower pin: Pixel Party
space commander pin: handmade
necklace: bead store

The boots I’m wearing are my favorites ever. Last year, I decided I desperately needed a pair of badass black boots. I couldn’t find any that were what I wanted, until I stumbled onto T.U.K.’s website. I emailed the company to see where I could get the specific boots in Portland. There was only one store that sold them. When I got there, they only had one pair left and it just happened to be in my size, and on sale! So, obviously, these boots and I were destined to be together.

I made my space commander pin by taking one of my dad’s old Air Force pins, painting the blue stripes black, and adding a Saturn sticker.

Also, everyone in my home galaxy wear two watches. What, you earthlings don’t? How peculiar.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Lovely Things

This Galaxy Ring from Etsy.
Lately I've been digging glitter on things a bit more than I usually do, especially if it's purple or blue glitter. Here's some other neat ones:
Technicolor Northern Lights Ring in Silver  Rainbow Glitter Ring

This DIY for Mounted Toy Animal Heads
I would love to try this out when some dinosaur heads. I have quite a few extra triceratops and brontosauruses (brontosauri?) lying around.
Color In Dress
This Color-In Dress
This would be so fun to do. I really love the ideas of clothes that you can customize yourself.
Imperial Forces Wallpaper
This Flocked Star Wars Wallpaper
Ohmygoodness. This is actually for sale. And it's textured?! If I had a house where I could put up wallpaper, I'd be pasting this all over the walls right this second.

This scientifically-accurate print by Teagan White

So that's some of the loveliness the internet showed me this week. Hope you all are having a lovely day!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thrifting Day!

A week or so ago, me and miss Stacey had another one of our amazing Portland thrift store adventures. Here’s some of the sights we saw:
The above pictures are from an amazing shop called Magpie. They always have amazing window displays, not to mention the best selection of jewelry. Do you see all those cameos?! I wish I could give them all a home. Sigh.
These are from Vintage Pink. I was so in love with all three of these items, but they were a bit spendy for me.
And here’s some lovely street art for ya:
And last, but not least: Here’s some of the great things that I ended up bringing home:
Isn’t that owl adorable?! I freaked out a bit when I saw it, mostly because my mom used to have the same exact one. It was always sitting on her trinket shelf while I was growing up. I also couldn’t pass up that creepy mannequin head for $5! I plan on dying her hair purple and giving her some better bangs. That red/white stripey fabric in the background is an awesome apron. I’ve been wanting a cute apron for awhile. I might dress this one up with some ruffles, and add some fun pockets!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day of loving love thusfar. Andrew and I are going to Cinetopia for dinner and a movie. It's a fancy smancy theater with a restaurant, wine bar, and the comfiest theater couches ever. They'll even serve you drinks and food while you watch the movie!

Also, I got a Valentine's Day present for you, internet! For today and tomorrow, you can get 50% off your whole order from my etsy shop. Just use HEYVALENTINE as the coupon code at checkout. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Outfit- Birthday!

dress: Guess, thrifted
cardigan: Fossil, thrifted
tights: Hot Topic
belt: ebay
shoes: Plato’s Closet
necklace: handmade by me

Yesterday was my 23rd birthday! It was a lovely day, one of my best birthdays in recent years! I made a crazy delicious Chocolate Stout Cake with Raspberry Liqueur frosting and raspberries on top. I had some of my wonderful friends over for a party, which included multiple rousing games of Apples to Apples and an all out Nerf Gun war.

I’m in love with my birthday dress. I picked it up last week when Stacey and I did some thrift store shopping. After I found this dress, Stacey ended up finding a pastel pink lace dress from the 1950’s! We plan on dressing up together sometime this week for a fancy smancy night on the town.

The tights I’m wearing are pretty fun ones. They make it look like I have jewelry-style garters tattooed above my knee. I picked them up for a dollar on Hot Topic’s clearance rack. Sadly, they’re pretty
cheaply made, and they were already getting holes and runs in them by the end of the night, so I probably won’t be wearing them again. Good thing they were just a dollar!

Also. My lovely boyfriend, Andrew, took pictures with me. Check out his snazziness!
IMG_2933IMG_2943IMG_2938IMG_2934IMG_2944It was hard to get pictures of us together, since this kept happening:
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Oh dear.  That’s what I get for purchasing him weapons as Christmas presents. tsk, tsk.