Wednesday, August 24, 2011

later on

late summer

Yep, August is about to end. I know, how did this happen? It's been a lovely summer, and these last glorious days are so perfect! No humidity, perfect temperature.... BIG SIGHS ALL AROUND. I've been spending it well, though - lots of "family dinners" and patio outings and even a visit to the History Center last night with Alli, Erin, Maggie and Maria! Tonight, a double date at a new restaurant.

I've been contemplating making a list of essentials and sorting my clothes out - keeping what fits on the rest and trying to sell the rest... and then working on finding what remains. Does this sound too intense? I think it sounds like FUNFUNFUN, but will possibly be spendy.

Dream late summer wardrobe? Long skirts (yep, still looking for the right one. May have purchased two - jury's still out on those), hats, sandals, everything with the possibility of layering.

(clockwise from left: Jigsaw straw hat, Monsoon maxi skirt, John Lewis bracelet (out of stock), Tory Burch clutch, Car Shoe espadrilles, Michelle Mason tank top)

(clockwise from left: Sequin rope necklace, MiH Jeans chambray tunic (out of stock), ASOS orange sunglasses, Madwell leather purse, Swedish Hasbeens)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I was poking around on etsy this morning and practically swooned when I found these dried & preserved moss pendents from Mr. Lentz. If you can't tell, I've been particularly taken with forests and plant-life as of late.

LHR13's outdoor spaces board on pinterest has also been inspiring - I wish I had less of a black thumb and more of a yard to garden. Maybe someday!

p.s. I've got a few posts planned soon - hopefully with more illustration-y goodness!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

busting out

Friday, Friday

Do you guys read BUST magazine? Yes? Well check out this month's issue to see a little illustration by yours truly! I worked with the supremely awesome Erin to create a piece accompanying an op ed on the uber-famous Rebecca Black. After drawing lil' Rebecca's face over and over again, I started to feel a little attached to her... I know she chose to be in a music video, but give the lady a break, folks! I certainly don't think she's some kind of "sloot", just a teenager who maybe doesn't have the best taste in who to pick to produce her music & music videos.

But again, I'm sooo sososooso honored to be featured in BUST again. If you've never picked up this magazine before (be still my heart), please go check it out! They have some absolutely fab articles and fashion spreads. I always get good etsy recommendations through them!

Look, there's my illustration again:


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

lake placid

Woah. Did I really forget to post about the trip to Alli & Alex's cabin? Yes? What gives! I can't even express how excited I was to get away to some sort of cabin-type thing for a long weekend over the 4th of July - cabin-type things have been my favorite kind of vacation for as long as I can remember! I've been majorly pining to make it out for the family trip to Beaver Island in Michigan for awhile now, but haven't yet been able to swing it. And so, AlliAlexCabinTime was the 100% perfect substitution.

And now, a list of things accomplished:
//book reading
//chill tubing
//sea cucumber hunting

//cattan settling
//firework lighting
//watermelon & feta salad eating


the salad

Monday, August 1, 2011

hot house
(left: vintage scarf, j crew blouse, UO backpack, omg jeans, UO shoes. right: charlotte russe hat, forever 21 dress, UO backpack, minnetonka moccasins)

Dang. It's hotter 'n a hot thing that is hot these days! I seem to remember there being snow on the ground and not being happy about it but COME ON. Living in the tropics of Minnesota isn't that great either, especially without any A.C. in our apartment.

Here are some wardrobe photos, as I am too frazzled to post anything else. The images you see where I am standing next to a glorious air conditioner were taken while doing my yearly stint as resident assistant for MCAD's Pre College Summer Sessions - so I stayed in the dorms and blasted the AC and put my mattress right next to said AC. It was, I can assure you again, glorious.

(left: vintage dress & belt, UO shoes. right: h&m cardigan, target shirt, vintage necklace, coach purse, omg jeans, UO shoes)

orange nails