Goodbye January





I started off this year very productively. I've been pushing myself to work harder than ever. There are so many things I want to be doing, and I'm trying my best, even more so this year. I've had fresh inspiration in the mail, and I've seen more early mornings than I have in months. Though January was not a social month in the slightest, I'd say 2015 is off to an alright start.

L I N K S


Oh my god, you can see the missing key on my computer. Okay so I have a dog and I was working on the floor, and I still haven't figured out how to pop it back on. Anyway, celebrate the weekend with some inspiration and something sweet.









Happy Weekend!


Buttoned Up




Trying to look refined? Aw, those shorts were the first Free People item I ever owned! I actually remembered to put on jewelry too. Things are looking up. Now I'm ready for the cold weather to come back this weekend...

Breathe




Good morning! Just a reminder to take a few minutes for yourself and breathe. Go outside, go near a window. Everything's going to be alright. It's almost Friday.



Valentino Couture









If you've been reading this blog for a minute, you'll know that I'm ridiculously obsessed with Valentino. Today's couture show had me feeling no different. Everything was so fairy tale meets folk musician. Really though, I need to start wearing little flowers in my hair daily. I'm already researching different ways I can get my short hair into a halo around my head. Coincidentally, I've been wanting to make my own wardrobe more ethereal (because why not?), and this collection has given me so much to dream about. Love was the word, and I am definitely in love.

You can catch today's show here.

Images from Style.com

Doodle Every Day






You guys! Guess who figured out the scanner! You may have seen slipped it in photos in the past, but it's not actually mine, and I've never been able to figure it out. Oh my god. This helps so much. 

Illustration wise, I had a few rough days, but I think I pulled through in the last few. Inspiration struck, I guess.

Today I'll be working on more art things and sorting through/editing 600+ photos. I really can't complain.

Scarves





I live for scarves, but I kind of hate the word "scarves." Okay. So I've got this chunky infinity scarf that I've had for a few years, and this little faux fur bit that is actually meant to go on the collar of this coat, but I prefer it like I wear it above. I made some pins last year to stick on my coat, but I've found that they work on a scarf as well. Two birds one stone kind of thing.


Sunday


I hope everyone's been having a nice weekend! I've managed to get quite a few things done in the last few days.


I Sold My Soul To A Black Turtleneck Sweater




If you've noticed the changes I've been making to the blog this month, the last photo will be familiar. That sweater has taken over my life. That outfit has taken over my life. My hair isn't quite long enough to keep in the collar for long, but I'll take advantage while I can. I'm all about hair tucked inside a sweater, coat, etc. Do it. Do they have long hair? Do they have short hair? Keep 'em guessing.

Some Berlin Fashion Week Favorites


This week was Berlin Fashion Week, and I am so ready for next month, as well as working on a few projects of my own. I think the biggest themes I've noticed from the shows below are layering (long and short sleeved tops, like I did as a child???), metallic fabrics (good, good), and fur. I've got to incorporate more (faux) fur in my wardrobe in the future. Big coats seem to be sticking around too, and I'm definitely not mad about it. Here are some shows I've been inspired by:



























L I N K S









Nail Polish Resolution

Also New Year Cleaning Pt. II
I have too much nailpolish. That's it. This is another thing I've been hoarding, and that's ending in 2015. I'm going to use what I have before I buy any more. I might be doing this as an excuse to buy ten different types of glitter polish, maybe. I'd also like to find cruelty free/vegan brands to choose from, if they exist. If anyone knows of such brands, please let me know.

Miscellaneous Favorites



These are a few things I've been enjoying lately:

Carpe Diem Journal - (from Kieryn I) I've been using this as my 2015 blog and art planner, and it's the best. It's got a suede cover and the paper is thick enough to take a bit of watercolor to. I'm in love.

Polaroid - (from Kieryn II) A photo of myself and Kieryn from this day. It's a great memory, and I keep it in my coin purse/wallet so it's always with me.

Lighter - I always post candles, but what about the thing I use to light them? Kind of important.

The Addams Family Complete Box Set - This is my favorite show, and it was also a 20th birthday gift. Someone actually called me Morticia a few days ago.

Tom Hiddleston Coloring Book - (from Kieryn III) This was my joke birthday/Christmas gift from Kieryn, and it's one of my favorite possessions. I'm probably never actually going to mark in it, but it's funny, and I love it.

Art Box - I'm just calling this an art box. It used to have graphite and charcoal in it, but I decided to fill it with things I actually use more. It's really helping keep me more organized/sane. 



Not Serious Ever


This could've also been titled something else, but it was a mouthful. These were totally accidental, but this is what I do with my day. When I need a break, I'll do something stupid for the camera. I recommend that for everyone. Maybe I'll start taking myself seriously one day. Today however, is for silly photos and sorting things out. Mondays.

Doodle Every Day




Oh wow. Okay. I could be a little more pleased with these but I'm not. I really struggled this week! The first is an example of what happens when I hate what I've done and I have a breakdown. These are not looking good, but I've got to stick with the challenge this year, so here you go.

Cat Eyes + Glasses





I wear glasses all the time these days. I don't see as well with my contacts, and it's just too much effort. I've been trying to find a way to do something with eye makeup while wearing glasses for years, and I've finally figured out something that everyone already knows. Cat eyes! I've only just figured out how to wear liquid eyeliner without having it crack and flake off, and it's like a whole new world you guys. I've figured it out! Bring on the big glasses.

Unplanned






Lately I've gotten into the habit of only taking photos for planned "blogger" things. No.

Note to self: Remember yourself and what you do.

I hope you're all enjoying your Friday night.

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