Monday, April 14, 2014

a dinosaur in georgetown.

I can't tell you how excited I am that I got to take these photos (er, have them taken—thanks Hannah!) outside, in the sunshine, on a glorious day. Over the weekend Hannah & I went to the new BHLDN store (which is actually within the Anthropologie) store in Georgetown, which was awesome and filled with pretty things, and then to Baked & Wired for cupcakes and (more) caffeine. It was so nice out that we just sat near the canal and hung out for a while.

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What I'm wearing:
Cardigan: Gap outlet (old)
Top: Forever 21 (old)
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (very old)
Necklaces: DIY (Dinosaur), Target (crystal)
Sunglasses: Common Era in Denver

I will probably cry when these floral oxfords finally fall apart. I've had them since summer of 2010 and they're still my favorite spring shoe.

I also spent entirely too much money for my budget because that's just what happens when in Georgetown. Side note: H&M now has a home decor section and it's actually awesome. I snagged two adorable cake plates (to use for my wedding) for $10 each! 

P.S. These sunglasses are like a real life Instagram filter (Rise, specifically) and it's really cool & trippy.

What are your plans for the week?

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

sunday inspiration 01: cherry blossom pink

I'd say happy Sunday but I think everyone knows Sunday (especially the evening) can be awesome but also kind of a bummer since it's leading up to Monday. So I've decided what better time for a little colorful inspiration? This is a new series that Katie from Today I Want will be doing with me, where we pick a color each week and share the corresponding images that inspire us. Check out her take on cherry blossom pink!

And because it's cherry blossom season here in DC, we decided to start with pink! (Confession: I haven't been to see the cherry blossoms yet. But soon!)

from left to right & top to bottom:
1. Dior lipsticks in different shades of pink (no real image source, thanks Pinterest)
2. Ampersand card from Rafftruck Designs (no longer available)

What's inspiring you this week?

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

cool things of the week #18

It's no secret that Lisa from Beltway Vintage is one of my really good friends, and she and Kaarin from Closet Caucus have started Pop Fashion, which is a podcast about fashion, culture, and creative living. And it's awesome. While listening to it at work I actually started laughing out loud and had to remind myself that I couldn't actually respond to them. It's great and you should listen to it. And you can follow them on Twitter!

Grumpy Cat as a late night talk show host. Enough said.

This is a really great article from Leo Babauta from Zen Habits on how to minimize distraction, which is really hard to do these days. There are some really great suggestions that I'm definitely going to use at work.

This is a great behind-the-scenes look at how a design agency creates an illustration or design, including their tools and each step of the process. Definitely great for those looking to work on their illustration technique or just find a starting point.

Happy almost Friday!

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