Thursday, July 24, 2014

feeling to keep

I can't lie. Pipe + Row got me feeling myself!

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Today I started my first boxing class. Why didn't I start sooner?! I feel so much, have a pep in my step, and got out some much needed aggression.

For me, I go into the gym looking and feeling like shit. However I aim to leave feeling good and better about myself. Loving my body and trying to stay in a better head space the rest of the day. One way to feel better is to look good.

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If you get anything from this blog, besides learning how to shop for the low-low, I really just want people to love themselves better. Whether it's going to the gym, to museum, seeing a movie, or writing on your own blog. And I want people to be more confident about the way you look. If you think you look good and you feel good, screw everyone else's thoughts. They ain't worth money so why listen?

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Shoes (Target) x Dress (Pipe + Row)
Necklace (Goodwill) $1.00 x The Famous $4 leather jacket

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pipe + Row

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Although Fremont is so far from home for me, I can't help but adventure out there from time to time to do a little shopping and investigating. If you ever visit Seattle or actually live in Seattle, Fremont is fun neighborhood with great food and even better shopping.

Lucky for me one of my friends Jan, who is a stylist and beauty human, works at this great boutique tucked away in Fremont called Pipe + Row. She invited me to come down, get styled, and most importantly play a little dress up.

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I wasn't planning on buying anything but let's be honest that's a lie. I couldn't help myself! Pipe + Row is like a slim down, more on point Zara or Top Shop. Similar in price but unique pieces that you can't find anywhere else. Pipe + Row carries not just Seattle artist and designers but expands from coast to coast. I am talking Los Angeles to New York and then some.

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I got a great sweater and dress but the piece I was craziest about is the amazing mesh top. I won't lie, it makes me look like I work out, when we all know I don't. But come on, do all girls wear yoga pants really ever go to yoga?!

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Don't forget to check out Pipe + Row in person or follow along on their FacebookInstagram and website!

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Shoes (Timberlands) x Pants (Top Shop)
Tank Top (H&M) $5 x Top (Pipe + Row) $50
Jean Jacket (hand-me-down) x Necklace (Goodwill) $1.00

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

minimalist

Black and white. The anti-colorblocking. Can't go wrong with either of those colors.

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I saw this crop top at Top Shop and loved it! However, it was $44. No good. So I just made my own for only $9.

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People always ask me why don't I sell the clothes I make. Well for one: I'm still learning. And second: author and writer Austin Kleon once said you should always have one hobby or love that you don't make any money from. An art that keeps you sane and bubbling with inspiration. Making clothes is that for me. I do just for fun. I mean, yes I make things for friends or give them items I've made that suit them better but it's purely for fun.

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But hey, maybe in the future.

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The top I made was really easy. First, I found this great fabric at District Fabric in Fremont. I used another crop top I already know for the frame of this shirt. Traced it and cut around. Simple, easy, guttersnipe.


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Shoes (Nordstrom Rack) Calvin Klein x Pants (Top Shop)
Shirt (guttersnipe DIY) x sweater (hand-me-down)
Jacket (H&M) $15 x necklace (forever 21)