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Put a Hat on it.

Here comes another outfit post…

This week my inspiration comes from my mom’s vintage hat collection. Luckily the stormy weather we’ve been having lately has subsided and turned to quite a lovely afternoon.

Take a peek:

(This was my Mom’s “going out in San Francisco” hat. I’m so glad she kept it, it’s not only sentimental, but fabulous! When I’m out traipsing about, I always think of my Mom and all of the adventures she had.)

( I used to play dress up with her hats when I was a little girl… Obviously not much has changed.)

( The skirt reminds me of the one Zooey Deschanel wears in “500 Days of Summer”….)

(Isn’t my backyard nice? It’s in the middle of the city, but surrounded by trees…It’s like my own private oasis!)

(I love the length of this skirt, It fits just right.)

( What I’m wearing: vintage hat from Mother, thrifted sheer cami from $1 sale at Bows and Arrows, vintage high-waisted skirt from The Nest, and Mia wedges gifted to me by a very close friend.)

So, what do you think of the look? I’ve been experimenting with high-waisted skirts lately…and I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised with the result. I wasn’t quite sure about them at first, but I realized they need to have just the right fit and length to balance out proportions.  It’s definitely intimidating to experiment with different looks, but the best part about fashion for me is trying something new! I realized once you take the initial plunge, there’s no coming back… You should try it sometime, you could be in for a real treat.

 What are some looks that intimidated you at first, and how did you make them your own? I would love to hear some feedback!

Until next time.

xoxo,

L



Things I Love Thursday.

Another weekly installment.

1. Photography:

I recently worked on a photography project, and it was so much fun! It made me realize how much I love taking photos, and how much I miss getting lost in the darkroom for hours. Now, I get lost in Photoshop, but nothing compares to the darkroom. I was looking back through the photos I took in my college classes, and I love them. Figured I might as well show you…

2. The 60’s Era.

I have become fascinated with all things vintage, and love the design, clothing, furniture and architecture from that era.

(The clothing from this era is my personal favorite, such beautifully crafted garments)

(I love the Shell chair. The boyfriend and I are currently on the hunt for one)

(Twiggy, what a 60’s staple she was!)

3. Eichler homes-

Rolling with the 60’s era, I love the design of the Eichler homes, they were very innovative and aesthetically pleasing. My Dad actually lived in one when he was a kid…which makes them even more awesome!

xoxo,

L


Hats off To Ya…

Yay, today was a very productive day! I had a morning workout dance party, lunch with my beau, I planted some seedlings in the backyard, worked on a photography project, and finished my DIY hat collection. Pheeeewwwy… I’m pooped from my busy day!

I’m not sure if any of you are aware, but I have a serious obsession for hats. Ever since I can remember I have loved them…It’s just my thing. You know what I’m talking about, we all have that one “thing” we love. Whether it be shoes, bags, etc,etc… Well, hats are definitely my thing…and will probably always be. Case in point, I have acquired quite a collection, and I’ve been trying to find a way to show them off. I know I know, believe me I wear them… All of them. But they are just so beautiful not to showcase.

Cruising through blogs I found a very simple and fun DIY project. Listed below is what you will need…it’s an extremely long list so get your pen and paper ready.

Strong double-sided tape.

Laundry Clips. I used clips from an Ikea photo holder.

Did I trick you? I tend to do that. (Ha…I actually never do that.)

Tape the backside of the clip and place on the wall. Clip your hats and Viola…Magic that looks something like this:

(This is just a 1/4 of them, I’m currently working on the other half of my wall now.)

(Hooray for Hats!)

(The hat with the feathers was my Mom’s, which makes it all the more special)

(Niko likes to pretend he’s helping…)

So what’s your “one thing” ? And do you like to showcase it in a creative way? Hopefully I’ve inspired you to partake in a DIY project, because obviously some of them are quite simple, and can be really quite fun! Any plans for the weekend? I have a list of things I would like to do. I think a good starting point is a night of dancing with the girls! I got my dancing shoes on, let’s go!

xoxo

L


Springtime…

It’s Springtime and I have a terrible cold. Grrrrrrr…I hate colds, they are wretched aren’t they? You just have to lay around feeling terrible, and you can’t even rest because you are unable to breathe or swallow. Alright, alright I’ll stop complaining now.

However, since I’ve been sick, I’ve had some extra time to check out the Springtime looks from Threadsence’s new Spring LookBook and thought I’d share them….mmmmm, so devine.


So wonderfully dreamy don’t you think? Perfect eye candy for someone who is sick at home. If you have yet to check out Threadsence new Spring line, do so here. I love their stuff! Well I suppose I’ll go back to being grumpy and sick now…
xoxo
L


3 Things I Love Thursday…

So I tried to do a 10 things I love Tuesday, but it takes me about 3 hours to write it up, and as much as I love writing about the things I love, I think I’ll stick with three on Thursdays:

1. Vintage Typewriters-

Aren’t they cool? After I saw one used as a guest book for a wedding, I have been hopelessly smitten with the idea of finding one of my own. I think it would be fun to bring out at a party, or to play around with at home. Luckily I found an awesome retro styled one at the Antique Faire on Sunday for $10…I can see a lot of projects happening in the future!

2. Pastels- Such great colors for spring! Especially since Easter is around the corner. I love the subdued lightness, so airy and fresh. Try it, I’m sure you will feel the same.

Easy as ABC

3. Skinny ties- I am swooning over the urban skinny tie look for guys…It is so hot. I just bought a few for my boyfriend and he looks so good in them.  Guys take note, skinny ties is where it’s at… and you’re guaranteed to look like a million bucks.

I think it also might be fun for us fashionistas to try and pull off the skinny tie look, playing on masculine and feminine could be really fun!

street style

I’m sure you will see more of these in the future, because the 10 things is just a little too ambitious for me. I just realized that tomorrow is Friday… Yippee! Wait, where did the week go? Well, I suppose it doesn’t matter. I’m just happy it’s almost the weekend, and I’m sure you are too. Check ya on the flip side…

xoxo

L


My New Ride…

This past Sunday was the Antique Faire, and I make sure never to miss it. There are always fabulous treasures to be found. Sure, you have to dig and sift through everything, and there is a lot of crap, but it’s when you find that one special thing that makes it all worth it.

For me, that one special thing is a vintage bike. I have been pining for one since we moved to Sacramento. My boyfriend recently mentioned he wanted to buy me a new bike, so I have been looking here and there at what I might like. I am in LOVE with the Public bikes. DWR (Design Within Reach) founder Rob Forbes started the company and they are beyond awesome, here is a look at my favorite one:

 

Super sweet right? Well, somehow the universe aligned perfectly for me on Sunday, and I found the most purrrrfect bike. I noticed it immediately, but figured it was WAY out of our price range. Fortunately we got there when everyone was closing up shop, so the bike was marked to sell at $175. The frame is exactly like the one pictured above except a vintage french version. My boyfriend got the bike down to $150, and we were sold! Take a look at my fabulous new ride…

(Vintage Gitane frame)

( Ethan took the old handlebars off, and sawed off part of my beach cruisers to make these bad boys..what do ya’ think?)

(All new parts. New tires, brakes, chain, cables, and a new beautiful paint job)

( The guy we bought it from did a lot of work to it, including the awesome paint job…I love that color, so unique!)

So, what do you think of the new fresh ride? I am in LOVE! It is exactly what I was looking for, and I am very excited to ride it all over town. It’s awesome that Sacramento is such a bike friendly city. I see people riding to work and school all the time, it makes me happy to know that we are keeping our cars in the garage and helping the environment, even if it is one pedal at a time. Stay green!

xoxo

L



Photo Phrenzy Friday…

Some old photos and some new, here is a look at my life through my trusty iPhone camera.

Hope you enjoy!

 

Do you use the Hipstamatic app? I absolutely LOVE it, and as you can see I use it ummm quite frequently. I love how they recreated an old camera. My favorite is the sound it makes when you turn on the flash, perfect imitation of a disposable camera…. Gah, SO genius! And it never seems to gets old.

I don’t know about you, but I have big plans for the weekend, the boyfriend and I are headed up to my hometown of Truckee, Ca for some snowboarding and family time. Should be fun! Can’t wait to get some nice tasty turns in.

Have a spectacular weekend!

xoxo

L


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