Friday, December 30, 2011

new day new outlook

this semester i felt the the only place i was happy was in my metal smithing class. i was free to create jewelry that i would wear, that i love, and that i was excited to make. this attitude did not transfer in to my printmaking class. i felt like i was compromising myself and the work i actually wanted to do. i didn't want to make 2-d pieces about who i am or what i'm going though i just want to make cute clothes. tops, dresses, and skirts. i known what i have wanted to do with my life but i got side tracked some where but i know what i want and i'm going for it. i am going to make work (clothes) that makes me happy. because i am not an artist for arts sake i love fashion and thats what i want to do with my life and i want to share that journey with you.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stuck in a style rut? part 1 take inventory

i know i am and its mostly because i have style ADD. one day i want to be girly and wear dresses the next dressed all in black and the next bohemian chic and those are on the good days. on the bad days i wear jeans and t-shirts that are less than fashionable and leave you feeling less than pretty, and you know your in a style rut when your co workers say "we used to look forward to what you used to wear. we were always trying to guess what is she going to wear next, but now its normal and conservative ." and that's the last thing you want to be.  well this series will help you get back to being that fashionable girl you want to be.


1. clean your closet
  I know everybody says this but its true. during the year you could have gained weight (that's me) or have lost weight. things don't fit any more and there is no use leaving them in your closet so put them in a bag and give them to charity. you have helped your community and have more room in your closet so you can see the things that actually fit you.

now every fashion magazine says to throw away the things you haven't used in a year but i don't necessarily  agree with this because were not all made out of money who can throw everything out and start over, but i think if it's not your style anymore  then you can decide weather of not you want to keep it. (because if its no longer your style but still fashionable and in good shape you can always try selling it in a consignment store. which means more money for you and less clutter in you closet.)

however if its some thing you forgot about but still love it heres a tip that i use when I'm cleaning out my closet. try to make as many outfits you can with that piece of clothing.( and for those of you saying how can i do this i don't even know what my style is? that's coming up in the next post) but for this just trust your gut. this will help you start defining your style, because only you can decide what you like and what you don't, and its also a great way to maximize your wardrobe.

now take stock and see what you have do you have mostly black shirts, and no color? or do you just have jeans and tons of t-shirts? i would write down a list of what you have and what you don't this will show you what gaps you need or can fill in your wardrobe and this will next take us to part 2 of finding your style.

love and cupcakes

Monday, December 26, 2011

stuck in a style rut?

when your stuck on how to change your style but know you need it to evolve to match who you are but not sure on how to change it but you know you want to? when your wearing the same things and no longer feeling fashionable. when you are sick of styling your the same way over and over again. then i think it's official your stuck in a style rut. but no worries i am starting a new "mini series" on how to get out of a style rut, become the fashionable person you always wanted to be, and even help define you style. so stay tuned every Wednesday to help get out of your style rut!

love an cupcakes

Sunday, December 25, 2011

all this time.....what i've missed

i wanted to come back to this blog with inspiration and a new out look and between the last days of school and having a really bad cold i have fallen short. i have missed showing you what i have been working on and i even missed my 2 year blogaiversary however i will be more present because i love writing, and sharing my points of view and thing i love and get inspiration from and with that said i want to share that i changed my minor again. 1 because i'm allergic to the ingredients in the clay and 2. making the clay was hard and heavy so after a broken heart and a broken back i changed my minor to wait for it, wait for it jewelry and metalsmithing which is why i have been MIA for a while making jewelry takes a while.  once i set up a photo shoot i will share what i have worked on! but un till then i will leave you with one jewelry designer i admire and would love to work for some day! Pamela Love.


images via google
pamela love

Thursday, December 15, 2011

fashion obsessions

thanks to the girl with the dragon tattoo (millennium) series that i have read this summer and watching all the Swedish films i can safely say i'm obsessed with lisbeth salander. her hair, her tattoos, and her clothes and thanks to H&M you can dress like her needless to say when i found out i let out a scream of happiness.  there pop up store opened yesterday in New York (another reason to more there shopping!) and im pretty excited about i love the whole collection they have.

these earrings i need to get!!!! i think they are the coolest thing i have seen!




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Roundtable: Modern Femininity « StyleLikeU

Roundtable: Modern Femininity « StyleLikeU

i love this video! i love the different points of view about how different women view femininty.
hope you enjoy it as much as i do!

love and cupcakes

Saturday, December 3, 2011

gallery night

last night was girls night out which was so much fun! i went with my sister and my friend leane (pronounced lee ann). we got mexican food at our favorite place called torreros then headed out to the gallery hop. we went to the first gallery because friends from our school were doing their theses show. my favorite artist there (which i must admit it's a little biased because were friends) is jessica armstrong. she is a jewelry designer/ metalsmith and her stuff is amazing! i would die for one of her pieces.

this is me and jess armstrong 

do you see why i say i die for her pieces. the picture above is my favorite thing she she has made. she is such a sweetheart. so we mingled for a while with some of our friends. and continued with the gallery hop.

we went to a jewelry/gallery store and my sister erica bought a ring and we looked. they had stones nice ones like turquoise, and amber that you could set which was nice. then we went to the kada gallery where my friend leane worked and i bought a painting! the most amazing painting i have ever seen. that was our last stop for the night and then we drove to get coffee and just talked to the wee hours of the morning which was super fun and relaxing. the perfect way to end the night.

love and cupcakes

Thursday, December 1, 2011

happy december first!


its getting cold over here you can smell the snow and every one and yes i mean every one is ready for our winter break. it's still a couple weeks away and i plan on getting tons of work done this weekend. i'm am finishing a series of 4 prints that have to do with spanish saying my family says. so once they are done i cant wait to share! so until then i hope you guys have a wonderful december 1st! go enjoy some hot chocolate to keep your self warm.

love and cupcakes