Sunday, September 29, 2013

What I Wore: Little Blue Owl

This outfit was almost entirely thrifted!
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Sunglasses: Zenni Optical

My wonderful Ma bought this sweet little necklace for me before flying out for her visit in Michigan. I think we have a Charming Charlie at one of our nearby malls now, but I've only ever shopped at one in California with her! It's a pretty neat store because they organize everything by color. Makes it easy on me! My owl collection is starting to really grow. I totally dig it that when people see owls, they think of me. Oh, and don't mind the little bit of dirt under my nails. My Aunt Ethel calls them "busy fingers." I totally love that--because I sure have been busy!

The leaves are really starting to show their colors, and as you can see they are starting to fall. Our weather has been simply amazing this weekend (in the 70s). I had so much fun down at Art Prize. I will probably be showing off photos next week, but I'm not 100% sure because: I shot everything on film! I have been really trying to get back into film, especially for some of the learning process with my courses through NYIP. After I finish this unit, I'll be diving into the section that really gets into developing black & white film yourself. I've done this before in my high school photo class, and I really miss it. Seems like as good an excuse as any! I'll be trying to collect up as much black & white film as I can now, so if you see any good deals, please let me know. (: Enjoy these last couple days of September!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fav Fridays #2

Friday's here! I've been so excited for today. I've got lots going on. I'm going to hang out with my parents and see Art Prize, join up with a bunch of non-blood family to show support for Fleurs et Riviere, an art prize entry by David Dodde that is extremely controversial. Most everyone I've come across love his entry and are just as upset as I am that he has been asked to decommission it early. I say most, but I really couldn't tell you anyone I've met that actually doesn't like it. But, hey, he's already made the top 100 and the free publicity of this controversy might have helped that! If you live in Grand Rapids and would like to show your support, please vote #55175!

David is the beardy artist with the sweet shades. I really like this shot, because it shows off the movement of the flowers and petals. It doesn't look like a Hawaiian shirt to me. It looks like flowers being blown in the wind or drifting down a lovely river. But, then again, I see La Grande Vitesse as a moving piece, not just hunks of red metal. Ha! 

Okay, as usual, I totally love a post by the ladies of A Beautiful Mess. Are you kidding, though? A white chalkboard wall! I am so going to do this someday. Especially if I have kids. Although, explaining to them that they can only draw on certain walls will be crucial. But, I want to draw on my walls too! Different chalk murals for different seasons or whenever I just need a change... I can think of so many great ideas already. Ha!

I love tea. I love ginger. This perfume sounds like it could actually be a "me" scent. I wear perfume on occasion these days, but it is so overpowering. This is natural, plus, did I mention how much I love tea?

Seriously, I am going to buy these in every color. Oh my goodness. These are some of the most perfect, adorable, dainty little fox rings I could ever dream of owning! Ha, alright, I'm done gushing. I'm just now learning I'm totally in love with wearing rings.

Imagine, waking up early on a chilly autumn morning, making the perfect cup of coffee, and drinking it out of this mug. Ahhhh. Maybe it's just my love for red-wing blackbirds, but this vessel is the coolest.

Well, I hope I will remember to take lots of photos of art prize for you, but we'll see if I do! I'm so glad the weekend is here. I hope you have a great one yourself!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

What I Wore: Shades of Brown

This outfit is almost entirely thrifted @ Goodwill!
Necklace: Modcloth
Tights: Modcloth

What gorgeous fall weather we are having. It's been raining quite a bit, and the temperatures have been hanging steadily in the 60s. I am content. Leaves are starting to change colors, and a few are even falling! Most everything is still green, however. I don't mind. I hope autumn lasts a long time this year! I am definitely not ready for snow. Ha. Perish the thought! 

I have to just take a few seconds to thank my mother again for helping me resize this skirt. I fell in love with it at my favorite Goodwill this spring, but it was almost too big to even hang onto my hips. I prefer my skirts to be at my natural waist line. She patiently helped me fix this and a few other wardrobe refittings I needed done. What a great mom. (: She is actually up in the air making her way to me as I type! I can't wait to spend time exploring this year's Art Prize with her and my father. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!