Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I am happy to say I made a friend with similar interests. She started her blog in 2011 and has been featured on many social style networks like ModCloth Style Gallery, Chictopia and many more. She has a neat shop on Store Envy and Etsy, where you can snatch some of here quirky finds and loves. She has an eclectic yet retro style direction which comes across smashingly on the internet. This lawyer turn fashionista has great potential in the blogging world and is making her way up the ladder. I got to interview this wonderful lady to get to know her better and share her little corner of the web with you all.
1. What inspired you to start blogging?
Anna: Two friends of mine wouldn't stop hounding me until I did it. Haha. I basically started the blog to appease them.
2. Where are you from?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Anna: Jamaica - that's where the majority of my family lives and I would want to be close to them.
4.What is you favorite item to wear in the fall?
Anna: Over-sized cardigans. The lumpier, the better.
5.What are your favorite TV shows(if any)? Films?
Anna: Right now, it's all about Dexter, Breaking Bad and The Newsroom. I'm waiting impatiently for the new Ghost Busters movie to come out as well as Enders Game.
6. What social media outlet do you feel works best for building your blog community?
Anna: I would have to say Chictopia. It's the first social media tool that I started using when I created my blog and it has really taken off in terms of blog hits and followers in the 13 months that I've been using it.
7.What is your favorite online clothing store to shop with?
Anna: I have so many. It's really hard to choose. I would say it's a tie among ModCloth, UrbanOG and TIL Darling.
8. What styles inspire you?
Anna: The styles that inspire me are the ones that are a little off-kilter. I like to see people doing unconventional things with patterns, shapes and colors. The more outside the norm, the more attention I give.
9. Name five of your music faves at the moment.
Anna: Letherette, FM Attack, Casio Kids, Body Language & Com Truise
10.What is your main focus in the coming year?
Anna: To make the two friends I mentioned earlier proud. :D I just want to focus on quality content for my blog and do the best I can at letting people know who I am and what I'm about. The worst thing for me is being misunderstood or mischaracterized by people who don't know me. So, I feel like it is really important to be transparent. I've also made a lot of great friends through my blog and I'd like to continue to use my blog as a way to keep up with them. Hopefully, I can make some sales from my Etsy and Storenvy shops along the way. The funds raised from my shops will help make my dream of teaching law abroad a reality. =] Thanks so much! - Anna
Check out her blog and I promise you won't be disappointed!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I find that illustration with different mediums are quite the stress reliever for me. I have been working with pen, ink and watercolor. Although, these works were assignments, my professor did not specify what to draw how to draw it or what technique to use. Her words of choice were, "PLAY WITH IT!" And I feel that it truly challenges you to think outside of the box and try different techniques you've never tried. It also ties into my Adobe Illustrator class. Things I create on paper can and have inspired things I create for the web. I am really pleased and grateful that I chose to take these courses this semester because it is that special something that will define my work and set me aside from the rest of my competitors when I get into my field when I graduate. Here are a few of my works and what I've been up to. What inspires you?!
And these are photos from birthday and birthday night with Ashlee and also with le boyfriend. Dan and I watched a crazy 60s japanese film with Sonny Chiba in a wicked role as an expert samurai swordsman. The Fall of Ako Castle is the name. Check it out if you have time.
And last but certainly not least, BARAGON! My bearded dragon friend! He is such a cutie pie and is so sweet to me. He has been really hamming it up lately with me. Maybe its the warm baths and change in his diet but his beard and mood have been less lethargic and more energetic. I love the little guy! <3 If you are still reading at this point I thank you for reading. Hope you had a lovely Tuesday!
Monday, September 23, 2013
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
For almost a year I have been itching to drive out to this Drive in movie theater in the countryside. I've never been to one and want to experience it before they're all torn down and all we have are memories of it. So, my one request of my boyfriend this year was to ensure that on my birthday night we go to the movies. Lucky for me Riddick just came out so I had an extra boost at convincing him to take me. We had a quiet dinner at home. We cooked tuna steak on mix greens salad with spinach and ginger dressing. YUM!!! The weather was perfect and gorgeous! We got to take pictures before the sunset. I wore this beautiful 60's vintage dress that I got from Fancytreehouse ages ago online. I haven't been able to fit the bust because of my weight. But, to my surprise the week of my birthday I tried it on and it FIT!!!! It was truly meant to be. All of it. It was like a dream. I had great fun. Also yesterday, Dan's parents took us out for sushi! We had fun chatting about silly stories, playing with all of his mom's cat's and laughed. They got me a Hello Kitty plushy and some new cateye frames that I am dying to wear this fall. I fell in love with them immediately. I am so stoked. Anyway, I hope you lovelies had a wonderful weekend. What adventures did you go on this weekend?
Vintage Dress: Fancytreehouse
Belt: From another dress
Shoes: Thrifted at Plato's Closet
Neon Cardi: Mossimo at Target