Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I was helping a friend move today into her new apartment and I have a show later tonight. So I need something I can change into really quickly. To be honest, I just changed my shirt and added a statement necklace.

Dyed my hair again. It came out kind of purple/pink but I am really liking it.

Also my friend Hollis is in this incredible new band called "The Flavr Blue." Their EP and music video dropped today. Check it out!

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Boyfriend Jeans (Married to the Mob) $16.00
Belt (Salvation Army) $1.50
Shirt (H&M) $6.00
Necklace (Goodwill) $1.00

Monday, July 23, 2012

mix it up a bit

It's only been my first day back from Brave New Voices and I am already missing it. But this feeling happens every year and sadly, it goes away. 

In my fashion world tho... I am working on a new DIY and waiting for the newest issue of Nylon to do a new challenge. I have yet to do laundry. But I deiced that was a good thing. It's a fashion challenge in its own way; work with what you got. 

mix it a up a bit.

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boots (Target) $30.00
leggings (American Apparel) $16.00
shirt (Forever 21) $12.00
flannel (Goodwill) $2.50
necklace (goodwill) $1.99

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Now back to regularly scheduled programming.

Brave New Voices this year was so epic! So much happened. So much love, support, inspiration, and all that great cheesy stuff. I of course will be experiencing serious withdrawals.

However it does feel good to be back home!

I missed sleeping in my own bed. Of course the second I landed back in Seattle my allergies got the best of me, so tonight I have a date with a box of tissues and my bed. Post more later.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pen Pals: the little things

Working, driving, running errands, house sitting, and packing. I haven't been able to focus on one thing lately, which isn't bad. Just over whelming at times. However after a very long and stressed filled day I come home to a tiny wonderful package waiting for me. From my pen pal.

I am pretty lucky.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All Vinyl

I need more vinyl in my life! (Like most people need more cowbell...) Last night I went to a great DJ basement dance party at Barboza on Capitol Hill. It was 4 different DJs only spinning ONLY classic vinyl records. It was amazing!

Nothing can touch the sound of vinyl. That crisp, sweet crackle sound it makes. Plus throw in some of Seattle's best DJs and it's a party!

I of course wanted to dress like I was in the 50's. Plus be able to wear something not only I could dance in but also sport a dress I can twirl in. No skirt does the job better than my "minnie mouse" skirt.

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Gold shoes (Nordstrom Rack) $25.00
"minnie mouse" skirt (Goodwill) $3.00
Black Shirt (Old Navy) $4.00
Door knocker earrings (gift)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sun(burn) Dress

Ugh. I don't know if any of you saw the photo I posted of my horrible sunburn I got on Saturday. Yes, I was the stupid pale Irish Girl who sat in the sun for 5 hours without ANY sunblock.

Trust me, I already feel stupid.

On the other hand, I had a great weekend. Saturday I went to a crazy punk rock party (not my scene what so ever), then Sunday hung out with Gabby, later went to a BBQ at the famous Bear Creek Studios with Gabby and Kim.

And right now I am getting ready to go to a Rookie Mag meet up in Seattle. I'll make sure to take photos and post them later. (Also post photos from this weekend too...)

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Shoes - Timberlands
Dress - (H&M*) $12.00
Jacket - (Freebie) Dumpster Diving
Necklace - (H&M) $3.00

*So my sister and I for the most part have different taste. She's more preppy and well I am not. However ever once and awhile our taste cross. For example we both bought this dress. This has happened before with a pair of jeans and a pair of shoes.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

DIY: Zipper Straps (Racerback Shirt)

It's Saturday! And I have to work... but if you don't and want something to do, well here is my latest DIY.

I had some left over lace from the "lace sides" DIY so I used it...

What you need:
Lace (or any fabric.)
Sewing machine (or sewing supplies)
A long zipper (any fabric store. Coast me $3.50)
3 small strips of a strong fabric

1. Fold the fabric in half & pin down.

2. Sew making a seam.

 3. So basically you make a tube top. (Those are my mom's hands- Thanks mom!)

4. You are now going to make a hem. fold about half an inch over and pin.

5. Now 3 the small strips (about an half an inch long and an inch wide) Place on in the back where the seam is and two in the front. These are your place markers for the straps. Where you going to sew the zipper too.

6. Un zip the zipper. Pin the zipper to the smaller pieces of fabric. Sew the zipper into place.

7. Now my favorite part: Wear it! You can unzip it all the way, to the middle or all the way up.

You can add a zipper to a tube top you already have or make the shirt part out of any cool fabric. I just had extra lace.

I am actually going to make this shirt again with another fabric!