Tuesday, July 31, 2012

my bar

I recently acquired two floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, which called for rearranging all my current bookshelves. (I think I'm up to ten now?) I really really love rearranging, organizing, and decorating. I hate having the same furniture layout for too long; I just get bored with it. So I decided to spiff up my little bar area!
I got the "This Fabulous Century" set of books from the Goodwill bins. Each books covers a different decade, with hundreds of amazing black&white photos. Also, each of those lovely french advertisements are from different thrift stores.
I picked up those labeled decanters for $2 at Value Village.
Dessert flavored vodkas foreverrrrr. (To be honest, please don't try Cupcake's vodka. They normally make wine, and they should stick to that. On the other hand, Pinnacle's dessert vodkas are absolutely perfect.)
Wine shelf....because I'm fancy.

Friday, July 27, 2012

outfit- optical illusion

I just had three days in a row off from work, and it was the best thing ever. I did some rearranging of my apartment, (check out my fancy smancy bar shelf behind me!) hung out with friends, and chillaxed. It's been super hot lately and our apartment lacks air conditioning, so I've been wearing less clothing than usual. I even wore shorts this week, which happens maybe once annually. This outfit has been the first time I've ever left the house baring my errr... midriff. Does that count as midriff? That tiny bit of skin? Either way, it was a good, comfy outfit for a humid summer day.
bandeau top: ebay
lace vest: Goodwill
skirt: Gottschalks in Alaska
shoes: thrifted
necklace: handmade from old watch necklace

In high school, I used to draw crazy, checkered patterns on paper and color it in with black pen. It took up much of the free time I had during class ( I read/work/take quizzes abnormally fast). I was so happy when I found this skirt because it was like someone had took my little trippy patterns and made a fabric out of them. It's one of those pieces of clothing that I will probably never get rid of. Here's a picture of me wearing it years ago, in high school. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

instagram lately

1. druzy necklace 2. batman cupcakes!
3. cute puzzle erasers 4. off to work
5. chair pin 6. brownie pops
7. rainbow led glitter magic wand 8. Friday the 13th
8. doughnuts! 9. to do list for a day off

I'm gradually realizing that my instagram mostly consists of cute desserts and my necklace/collar combinations. Totally okay with that.

Monday, July 23, 2012


I just wanted to show you guys a tiny little project I did over the weekend.  Last week, Stacey and I went to Small World Surprises, a store at Cedar Hills Crossing that sells cute asian toys, stationary, plushes, etc. (Hello Kitty galore! It's insane.)
I ended up buying some glittery glow-in-the-dark stickers, amongst other things. (I can't resist weird stationary and puzzle erasers) When I got home, I wasn't quite sure what to put the stickers on. I ended up grabbing some black construction paper and cutting it to fit in an extra picture frame I had lying around. I painted the frame black with silver glitter, then arranged a little scene on the construction paper. I really like how it turned out, and it looks awesome when it's glowing!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

outfit: jumper

shirt: thrifted
romper (turned jumper): ebay
knee-high socks: Target
chair pin: HModine on etsy

I feel silly. Halfway through taking these pictures, I somehow pushed a series of buttons that set my pictures at the lowest quality. Forgive me of my pixels!

I bought this jumper on ebay, and was deeply disappointed when I opened the package and found a romper.  I think some people can rock the romper/jumpsuit look, but I definitely can't pull it off. So, a few snips and stitches later, that romper became a jumper!

In other news, I got a new car this week! (Well, technically, it won't be in my possession until Saturday). I've had a khaki-gold 1991 geo prizm for a couple years now. I have a love-hate relationship with that car. I hate everything about it, but I'm thankful that it was a somewhat good, dependable car for longer than I thought it would last. My new car is a 2000 honda civic, black with purple-tinted windows. Perfectttttt.

Monday, July 16, 2012

miscellaneous Portland goodness

Just wanted to share some random pictures from Kendra and mine adventures in Portland.
This sticker seemed perfect after finding that 'dead birds' painting at the art museum.
Why yes, I do like your Dali!
Mac's Mac&Cheesery. That's a bloody mary with cheese flavoring on the rim, by the way. If you think that sounds delicious, then you're right.
mini mini macaroons
oh, Portland. You would.
Discovering that guacamole actually goes great with hot dogs.
My little sister has an owl named "Henry" that she takes on her travels and takes pictures of in random locations. Isn't he cute?!

Friday, July 13, 2012

outfit: cosmos

I wore this outfit on the day Kendra and I went to the art museum. I love this skirt. I wish I had dresses, shirts, blankets, pillows, everything, made of this fabric. It's soft and sheer and pretty. When I walk, it flows three feet in the wind behind me, leaving galaxies, stars, and nebulas flying behind me everywhere I go.
dress (worn as shirt): Charlotte Russe
skirt: Romwe
boots: Sheikh
ring: Forever 21

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Portland Art Museum

My little sister, Kendra, just moved to Oregon from Alaska! She’s been staying with me this week, then she’s off to camp for a month or so, then moving down to Eugene. I’m really excited that she’s going to be just a short drive away from me, so we can hang out more often! On Tuesday, we headed downtown to visit the Portland Art Museum. I’ve lived here almost four years now, but have somehow never been to the art museum! It’s a damn shame, and I’m glad I finally went.IMG_1201
The European Art Gallery, or as I fondly remember it "Way Too Many Baby Penises"
This was one of my favorites of the European pieces. Amongst a room of portraits of holy figures and beautiful lords and ladies, here were... two dead birds.
This was a neon-painted TV covered with Japanese monsters, giant gems, and random toys. It was the tackiest thing I've ever seen, and thus I was instantly in love with it.
This one was titled "Alaska", though Kendra pointed out that it wasn't nearly as cold, dark, and depressing enough to be called that.
And last but not least, my very very favorite thing in the entire museum. It's at the top floor, and was one of the last things we saw. A giant miniature (oxymoron?) city of glass and lights. It was beautiful and perfect and looked like the setting of a utopic sci-fi movie. When I got home, I did some research and found out it is titled "City 0000" by Mike Kelley, and was inspired by the city of Kandor from Superman comics. (How perfect is it that Kendra just happened to be wearing a Superman shirt?!)

Monday, July 9, 2012

outfit- picnic

Last Friday, Andrew and I decided to have a little picnic on a lovely, sunny day. We picked up some delicious sandwiches, green apple Italian soda, and yummy chips. It was really nice just to relax in the grass for awhile and not worry about anything.
dress: Forever 21, Plato's Closet
shoes: thrifted in Alaska
necklace: my shop