Thursday, March 6, 2014

My Current Obsession: Prints {Pt. 1}

I have no idea if I've mentioned this before, but I just adore Kaelah over at The Clueless Girl's Guide. Her blog is equal parts High Tea and rockabilly (I have no idea if she would consider that a flattering description, but I think she's just swell!), and filled to the brim with genuine confessions about her life, values, and ideals. One of the things I really enjoy about reading her blog is the weekly installment she does called "Things I Love Thursday". She publishes an eclectic compilation of all things interesting, funny, adorable, insightful, discussion-inducing, and wonderful there is on the internet. I definitely don't want to scam her idea, but I have been trying to find a way to share all of my interests (other than buying clothes) with my readership. I surf the web more than I should a lot, but I tend to just stick to searching for things surrounding my interests. I have a ton of hobbies, but tend to fixate (obsess in a neurotic and obnoxious way) on one at a time. Currently, I've been collecting artwork for our home office and my office at work, but because art doesn't always make sense to me (and things have to make sense to me), I've found myself gravitating toward prints. Here are a few I have, or have been coveting lately. 

This Red Riding Hood Print is currently hanging in my office. It was a gift from my mother for Christmas. As an English major, I've always loved adaptations of well-known works, and thought this adorable representation of the RRH characters was witty and unique. 

The Grit by Jamie Calkin

This print is near and dear to my heart. Mr. BD surprised me with this for Christmas for our home office. The Grit is a landmark in Athens, Georgia. I've mentioned it before as the best vegetarian restaurant EVER, and a place Mr. BD and I bond over. We spent our first Valentine's Day together there, and always make a stop when we're in town. They have something called a grasshopper cake, and if you like mint and chocolate, you will be in heaven. 

Freefall @ ashleyg Etsy Shop

Several weekends ago I found some unique screen prints on canvas at an antique store with my parents. My mom purchased them for me and they are now hanging in my office. I found the artist's Etsy shop, and while my prints aren't listed, she has so many other prints I can't wait to snatch up.  

The Red Bird @ Serena Gurmi Etsy Shop

'The Cast of Pride and Prejudice' @ BlueSkyInking Etsy Shop

Hunger Games-Catching Fire, Katniss  @ sookimstudio Etsy Shop 

What do you think? Do you collect artwork? 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I'll Never Ask A Zebra About Stripes Again.


Old Navy Chambray Pull-Over (similar here, loving this for spring) | Dorothy Perkins Striped Prom Skirt (similar here in navy and multiple lengths) | Silver Multi-Strand Necklace | Antique Spoon Bracelet | Dana Buchman Bangle | Brighton Bangle (love this two-tone one) | Clarks Ingalls Dealware Boots



An outfit from the end of January on an unseasonably warm Saturday. Just wanted something cute and easy, and always looking for ways to wear my chambray pullover. 

And if you were wondering about the title of the post, I'll leave you with this Shel Silverstein poem.

“I asked the Zebra, 
are you black with white stripes? 
Or white with black stripes? 
And the zebra asked me, 
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times? 
Or are you quiet with noisy times? 
Are you happy with some sad days? 
Or are you sad with some happy days? 
Are you neat with some sloppy ways? 
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways? 
And on and on and on and on and on and on he went.
I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes...again.”

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Everything's Coming Up Floral

I was inspired by my most recent Woman's Day magazine. I don't ever really consider myself a "fashion blogger" because the reality is, I don't have strangers on the street telling me how fabulous I look all the time. I don't read Vogue and though I really try to keep current on seasonal trends, colors, and silhouettes, I went to school for English. Yeah.

Anyway, I digress. This spread in my dowdy Woman's Day featured florals and stripes. I have NEVER been a florals person, but for some reason, I absolutely loved the outfit they designed. So I scoured the internet for floral prints that don't make me think of your old Aunt Mildred's couch.


I especially love the new Eloquii Floral Pencil skirt, and am really considering purchasing that for the spring, to pair with a black and white striped tee. Also the ASOS peplum top would be adorable for a Friday night date with your darling! 

What do you think? Are you searching for your ideal floral piece?
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