Monday, April 21, 2014

easter chick

Easter Sunday.

For Easter brunch, I decided to go with a fresh white, cool mint and shiny gold theme. I mean, you can't go wrong with wearing a "white-heavy" outfit on Easter. It's just so crisp and the outfit really came together (despite me getting ready in 20 minutes, haha). The cardigan was VERY light and the perfect length to go with the peplum top. I also cuffed my pants for a more fitted and chic look. 

Easter was very fun! We spent the day at our friends' beautiful new home and had a fabulous brunch, complete with an INTENSE egg hunt. It made me feel like a child for a few minutes :P

Here's the details:
-statement necklace, Banana Republic
-mint peplum, Express
-pointelle cardigan, Express
-skinny jeggings, Abercrombie + Fitch
-gold watch, Kate Spade
-white aviators, Xhilaration (Target)
-bow bag, Kate Spade
-espadrille wedges, Tory Burch 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

festival look

Let's live and be free.

In honor of Coachella being this weekend, I put together a simple little boho festival look that you could wear out to any "free-spirited" event! While this isn't my typical "everyday" style, I do quite like it! It is very summery and just gives off this casual, but interesting vibe.

And yes, my hair is GONE. *sigh* I was really wanting to grow it a mile long, but it had ideas of its own. It was actually quite damaged (from a year of being bleached and dyed blue, then dark brown to wash out the blue, then slowly highlighted back to my natural >_<) So maybe it's a good thing that I ended up chopping it. So, I went into the salon about a week ago, and I tried to save as much of it that I could… only cut off about two inches. But then, when I got home- I realized that it looked SO uneven. The layers were just bad, bad, bad. So I had to go back and get rid of all the layers… which was like, 10 inches! O_O But it's all good! I actually really love it. I feel so refreshed!

Here's the details:
-beaded headband, Deepa Gurnani
-white aviators, Xhilaration (Target)
-dainty necklaces, LaSoula and Danielle Stevens
-lace cami, Abercrombie + Fitch
-sheer vest, Pins + Needles
-double belt, Anthropologie
-layered bracelets, Madewell
-beach dress, Express
-gold flip-flops, J.Crew

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

diy dreamy fort

Welcome to my little world of stars and dreams…

When I first moved into my apartment, I knew- I had big plans for this space. I wanted to do something a little on the unconventional side; something DIFFERENT. So, I bought 60 yards of cotton, one very long string of lights and some various craft supplies- and set off to work! This project ended up taking me quite a long time. There was a lot of troubleshooting involved, but in the end, I made it!

Also, I'd like to address some concerns people have about the safety of this project:

 It is VERY important, if you do this, that you buy lights that DO NOT get hot. Even so, when you string the lights, make sure the light does not touch the fabric directly. The lights I bought from Amazon (link here) are very nice and do not put off any heat. I leave them on for about 5 hours each day and they do perfectly fine. Therefore, I do not consider this project to be a fire hazard. There is no fabric over by the stove, and the fabric hangs very high above where any candles would be lit. HOWEVER- obviously this isn't an "ordinary" room set-up, so of course it's not exactly practical. But, I just wanted to do something fun! I only plan on living here for another year or so, so it's quite temporary.

But I hope you guys enjoyed seeing the making of my dreamy little ceiling. It is truly magical and brightens up my days (and well, quite literally- my nights).