Thursday, January 29, 2015
My love of vintage shopping started young. Back in junior high I told my dad I "needed" a new pair of jeans and he took me to the nearest thrift shop. It wasn't long before I realized that secondhand jeans and tees weren't quite as cool as vintage dresses from the 50s and 60s. On a budget in college my vintage shopping became even more pronounced as I discovered the wonder of eBay auctions for 99 cents and the plethora of amazing thrift shops near my college campus. Lately quality vintage seems harder to find and higher priced, but I still love those nearly one-of-a-kind finds. I'm being more picky with my vintage purchases, but I haven't abandoned the hunt completely...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
So my Halloween costume for the forseeable future will probably be a Girl Scout. I did get that sweet vintage Girl Scout dress in the fall (which I am still planning on wearing less costume-y sometime) and now I've added to the uniform with this vintage Girl Scout camera. I'm still missing an official sash, bow, and hat but I can continue to cheat with other alternatives in my wardrobe. Today I'm just playing with the camera and longing for some GS cookies.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If any themes emerge in all my home inspiration searches and collections they are: books and color. I love pictures of bookshelves and I adore homes with loads of color. Here's a few of my favorite pins from all over. Sources on my Pinterest.
I've spent several days under the weather and while I'm beginning to feel better, my energy is still low and my mind unfocused. I can never decide what the worst part of being sick is--the pain of the illness itself or the way your mind starts to feel like it's wrapped in cotton wool. Anyway, all that to say, I don't have much to write about today's photographs or outfit--not that there is much to say other days!
Rebecca Minkoff backpack
Monday, January 26, 2015
wearing this sweater
While I had long hair before my pixie cut I've never been very good at styling it. I don't know how to french braid, get perfect loose waves, or until recently: fishtail braid. One of my goals this year is to learn more ways to style my hair and first up is a fishtail braid. It's not a very complicated process, but it is tricky enough on short and fine-r hair and I know I still need some practice. At least this style looks good messy so if it doesn't come out perfect it will still look good. I'd like to try this style as milkmaid braids when my hair is slightly longer.
-divide your hair into 2 sections
-take a small piece from the outermost side of one section (in these pictures: the right side/back of the head) and add it to the other section
-repeat on the opposite section; i.e. take a small piece of hair from closest to your face and pull it across to the section by the back of your head
-continue the process using as small pieces of hair as possible
-repeat until you reach the ends of your hair