Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lets Get Festival

We are well into the festival season, and I am a painfully long 27 days away from my own festival road trip up the east coast for Newport Folk Fest. The best part of festivals (besides the music of course) is the style you get to see there.

Colors and prints and patterns, galore! Modern day hippies, and 1960's babes.

all images from google searches, pinterest, and tumblr.

When it comes to festivals, the more mis-matched the better. Eclectic is the way to go. load on the jewelry and the bohemian headbands. 

So what do I plan on rocking for my weekend jaunt? A mix of my own designs, some thrifted items, vintage jewelry, and a decent amount of patchouli!

My Festival Wish-list.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT :: Embroidered top of my own desisn :: Free People Dress :: Free People Feather Necklace :: Urban Outfitters Shorts :: Dr. Martins  :: Hand Made headband, own design

and share your own styles!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Evening Looks for Summer

After a long hot day in the sun ignite your evening style in such a way that you have no choice but to light up a room. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Short & Sweet

Style Guide: Short & Sweet
By Kandron

This time of year, especially in Miami, I’m trying to get away wearing as little clothes as possible and still look classy. Here are a couple styles that keep it both short and sweet: Read more

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Style

For those of you who live in really hot places, dresses comfortable but cool is the only way to go. Here it has been so hot and dry. So the best way to keep cool is shorts, skirts, and dresses. A light skirt is so breezy on a hot day. Flowly loose fabrics and cool colors. Underneath are some examples on outfits to stay cool. :) Read more here.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Prints

Leopard spots, polka dots, zebra stripes, light florals and Aztec prints. Prints are bigger than ever this June/July and I couldn't be happier. I know everything thinks that when you have really loud (sometimes borderline obnoxious) prints they have to be the star of the show but move aside paisley print-- you have to share the spotlight with even more graphic prints, tie-dye and bold colours. Read more…

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Style At the Beach

Since living in Southern California, the beach or pool have been the go to spots for us as a family so I decided to do my summer style for a day at the beach! When I go to the beach I always like to have a hat or something on my head.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Style at Work

Summer style at work can sometimes be a challenge. The weather warm out and you want to be comfortable, but not reveal too much skin. One of the best ways to achieve comfort and style during the summer at work is by wearing a dress. Read More Here

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Items on Etsy

After a week of brainstorming, making as many things as possible, and two craft shows, I've finally been able to post some new items in my etsy shop!

These items are all handmade with a lot of love and care. Hopefully they'll go to fabulous new owners soon.

The Clutches ::

These canvas clutches close with a zipper, feature a strip of crochet detailing embellished with pearls, and measure approximately 8in by 5.5in

The Bracelets ::

Some more recent etsy listings are my crochet pearl bracelets. They come in a set of three, fit most normal sized wrists and look awesome by themselves or layered as a stack or with other jewelry. These can be made custom too, with different colors by special request.

I'm always looking for shops to check out on etsy, and feedback about my work, so share your pages and let me know what you think!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

All Wrapped Up

While in the middle of reorganizing the other day I Found a pair of plain silver hoops, that I just don't see myself wearing. So what better way to spruce them up, and make them summer worthy then with a little DIY loving.

So grab a pair of forgotten hoops and some scrap pieces of learn how to make your own!

1. strong fabric glue (I use Fabritac)
2. a pair of hoop earrings (any size)
3. DMC cotton embroidery thread


1. The first and most important thing to do is to pick your colors! You can use as many or as few as you want.

I picked a pale cream, a light orange, a bright red, and a dark brown.

2. To start wrapping, take s piece of the cream thread and the fabric glue. Put a small strip of glue in the inside of the hoop and push the thread into the glue. Place another strip of glue onto of the thread and carefully start wrapping the thread tightly around the earring.

***REMINDER :: for everything you do to one earring, make sure that you do the exact same to the opposite side.

3. After the string is wrapped approximately one inch down the hoops, cut the end short so only about a quarter of an inch is unwrapped. Put another dab of glue on the hoops inside and press down the end string. 

4. After the cream thread is all wrapped then take the orange thread and the red thread and repeat the previous steps. Each color should measure about one half an inch. To start each color, just put some glue on top of the end piece of the previous color and continue wrapping.

5. These earrings are all about symmetry. So to keep all the colors even, after wrapping the cream, orange, and red once each repeat the previous four steps and wrap each color again starting on the other side of earring back. 

6. To finish wrapping the earrings, take the brown thread and begin it like the other colors. Wrap until it hits the beginning of the other color. Then, cut the thread just long enough that it reaches the inside of the hoop, put a dab of glue on the metal and smooth the thread in so that it's ends are hidden.

If you liked my new tutorial, be sure to check out more how-to links here on IFB!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Easy Breezy Summer Style

In summer, the best way to dress tends to be the easiest way. Throw on some cutoffs and a loose tee, a cardigan for the breezy days and your cutest pair of kicks for walking all over town.
I threw on this simplistic outfit before running out the door for a morning in the city with my father. The light colors and cool fabrics are perfect for the both the sun and the shade.

What are your go to outfits this summer?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

'Clutching' on tight

One of the greatest accessories a girl can have is her purse. It holds a wide variety of precious and not so precious items. I for one would be utterly lost if anything happened to mine. For bags tend to be a woman's style prize and storage unit all in one.

And so today I decided to try my hand at making some tiny canvas clutches, with crochet and pearl detailing. These little bags zip up at the top and measure approximately 8in across by 6in high. They are perfect for stashing your camera and cash for a night out, or storing makeup, markers, and any other item you haven't found the perfect case for.

The beauty of clutches and pouch purses is that they are tiny enough to throw in a bag during the day filled with necessities, and large enough to hold their own on a night out and about.

This quick post is just a sneak peak of the new addition to my line, and they will all be available on etsy this coming week!

(check out my shop at

And thanks to IFB (find them at whose weekly roundup post inspired me to try my hand at designing my own lovely micro-bags!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Front Bottoms :: music to live to.

For the past few years my life can be generally charted by the music that I listen to. There's music to laugh to, music to drive to, music to cry to, and music to dance to. Then there's music that you can live to. Those songs, or albums, or artists, that if your life had a soundtrack they would make the list.

One of these artists is the Front Bottoms. Their two boys from Jersey who make amazing, honest music. I first about these guys when my friends opened a show for them in Philly. All I knew was that their photo on the facebook even was sick, and they had a weird name. When I heard them, I knew I'd found a band that would be with me for a while.

Recently, (as in only a few days ago) the Front Bottoms' second album "Talon of the Hawk" was released. I've had it streaming constantly. It's energetic. It's both happy and angry and the same time. It's emotional. It's passionate. It's something everyone should listen to.

I'm so excited to be seeing them play a hometown show at Maxwell's in hoboken, New Jersey on the 31st.

so do yourself a favor and press play. If you don't like it that's fine, and if you love it, well that's just amazing.

Monday, April 29, 2013

April's outfits

old navy cardigan :: forever 21 top :: DIY gap jeans :: tights :: socks :: Steve Madden combat boots :: vintage Louie Vuitton bracelet

H&M cardigan :: forever 21 dress :: DIY belt :: keys

forever 21 top :: forever 21 skirt :: black tights :: Steve Madden combat boots

old navy cardigan :: Versace top :: Levi's :: vintage jewelry 

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Post festival :: MGMT at Penn State's Movin' On

I drove three hours (a total of 6 round trip) up to Penn State and back just to see MGMT perform live at the Moving On festival. Packed into a tiny VW bug with three other people and a Rage Against the Machine CD it was nothing short of an adventure.

The day was beautiful and (most of) the bands that played were good. When the sun set and the crowd swarmed forward and MGMT took the stage it was a moment of psychedelic sound magic. My only complaint was that they didn't play kids. I understand that they do not play the song because of its surge in popularity in the mainstream-- the opposite of everything that MGMT has stood for. However, this was my second seeing MGMT live and as much, my second time not hearing kids live....and that's a little disappointing. Electric feel however, was amazing!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Weekly Inspiration :: "URBANART"

I searched the tag "urbanart" on instagram a little while ago and these are the 5 images that really jumped out to me. I am not an urban artist, fail miserably at even the simplest of spray painting, however I love cities and the street art/ urban art that exists within them. It blows my mind by what some people can accomplish with a simple can of spray paint.

Get inspired!

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Study in Color

Color is everywhere. The perfect color combinations exist in, where else, everyday life. Posted below are 5 sets of color combos, inspired by pictures from my instagram.

Color is necessary in all almost all forms of art. Get inspired!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

What is Creativity.

"What is creativity?" is a question I've been asking myself a lot lately. Is it being different, is it always having a fresh new idea? Is it creating things by hand, or is it simply following the random ideas that pop into ones head?

My answer is 'I don't know.'

I do know, however that I have been feeling an acute lack of whatever exactly creativity is in my life and I'd like to get it back. I have to get it back, after all my degree and passing my design classes depends upon it. But this pressure to be creative seems to only drive it further from my grasp.


That's another question that I am simply unsure of the answer.

So I went to the bookstore. I figured of course I could find the answer there. Well I can't. No books seem to have the right answer, I think because the answer to creativity, and imagination, and beauty and passion and finding what we love is within us. Deep down within us. That spark of light that would ignite within us as children and then somewhere along the years faded and dimmed and dulled and got hidden away by the cobwebs of life. So I guess the answer to my own creativity must be written, and in the meantime I must push and pull myself towards it, and not get stuck in a rut.