Tuesday, March 26, 2013

yellow spring

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chambray shirt - thrifted (little boy section), chiffon skirt - target, tights - hansel from basel, bracelets - thrifted mostly, shoes - steve madden

I took these pictures at least a week ago, before the official start of spring. And then what do we get for the first few days of spring? Full on winter weather, that's what. My parents' had snow and it's been freezing. But it's finally starting to look like this every day and I can't be happier.

I bought myself a bouquet of flowers today, on an impulse, while picking up wine at TJ's. I think spring is making me crave living, growing things. I've been researching terrariums like crazy and have plans to make a mason jar version. I also went to the thrift store on saturday and found an old glass lampshade, like for a pendant light. It's huge, all beveled glass and aged brass, and I'm going remove all the lighting components and use it on top of some sort of tray or dish for another terrarium. It's so big though, I don't really have anywhere to put it, so I'm also hunting for a pedestal table of the right size.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


shirt & tights - target, skirt & boots - thrifted, sweater - icelandica (reykjavik), crystal - diy

I think I discovered my new favorite hairstyle to keep my hair out of my face at work but not tie it up severely, and not surprisingly it involves braids! I love a good side braid, but whenever I wear my hair in one, all the hair on the opposite side falls out really quickly. But this! This is perfect. I simply divide my hair like usual for a braid, but I then braid one of those sections, before braiding all my hair, using the braid as one of my three sections. It keeps all the loose hair in and looks really neat. Unfortunately it's really hard to take a picture of your own braid, but it's super cute!