Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fake Tattoos

Fake Tattoos sent me some, well, some fake tattoos. I thought they would be fun and reminiscent of growing up buying cheesy fake tattoos from the ice cream man. Along with fake cigarettes, because what child didn’t have a fascination with all things taboo?

The cool thing about these, though, is that they aren’t cheesy. They’re like temporary tattoos for grown-ups! And ever since Chanel brought fake tattoos back as an accessory, you don’t feel as silly wearing them.

I picked a diamond for my finger, though because of the sizing it kind of just looked like a black blob. and some birds for my wrist. I like the bird one because it sort of represents being different than the rest, doing your own thing, standing out.

These are pretty ideal for those who have commitment issues with getting the real thing on their body. It’s nice to wear for a couple of days and then be able to change your mind and remove it with some rubbing alcohol. It’s being able to have the fun artwork without having to see it on your body for the rest of your life. Would you guys ever wear temporary tattoos as an accessory?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The outfit that is hard to look at


...because I ended up getting the flu that night. I'm not saying it was brought on by this outfit, I'm just saying this outfit brings back bad memories. And also because I checked the Squares That Care mailbox wearing this outfit and had to leave the post office, shamefully, empty-handed. I'm still recovering from both incidences.

Shirt: Lulus
pants: Goodwill
shoes: Alloy

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pixelated Afghans

How amazing are these pixelated Mario and Princess Peach afghans? I'm seriously trying to scheme a way to make one. It reminds me of that pixelated Elvis made out of post-its. It seems really time consuming but totally worth it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Squares That Care

Last year I had an idea called Squares That Care. I wrote a post about it, I was totally into it, and then I kind of just left it. Fast forward to the present, where I've been reading a book by Joyce Meyer called "The Love Revolution." It's about just that: starting a revolution of love. There is a chapter all about action, doing good for others, never being idle. Then I realized just how idle I've been in my life. How I've let the setbacks get me down and discourage me. Never having any real motivation, never bearing any real fruit. I don't know what God's plan is for me, I don't know what special skill or talent I have and I certainly don't know what to do with it if I ever found out what it was. So I prayed about it, and again this idea was put back in my head, weighing on my heart. Should I try it? I kept asking God, and the urge to do it never went away. So I decided I'd give it a shot, and if it doesn't work out, then at least I'll know.

So that leads me to reintroducing Squares That Care. I made a blog specially for the project that you can find here. It tells you all about it. I hope a lot of you participate, or spread the word so others can join. I'm excited to see the community and creativity that I know has the potential of growing out of this. I can't wait to see where and what this leads to! I have a feeling big things are in store!

Friday, January 13, 2012

The better sweater




Sweater: c/o Lands' End Canvas
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Tom's

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Toe Killers





Shirt/Shoes: Kohl's
Skirt: Thrifted
Jacket: Gap

I bought these shoes months ago but haven't been able to wear them until yesterday (read: hadn't really thought about it) While I love everything about them: the wedge, the laces, the peep-toe, they are an absolute toe-killer. I suppose it's my own fault, wearing them shopping when I knew I'd have a fair amount of walking to do. I guess I have two choices now: only wear them when I know there will only be limited walking, or suit up my toes with pads and inserts as if I'm going into battle.

I was, however, quite pleased with this lipcolor. I layered Covergirl's Divine over Revlon's Grape and was surprised how much I liked the two different shades of purple together. I should start mixing lipcolors more often.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

a title about plaid

Shirt: Marshalls
Everything else: Target

Okay, so maybe I was trying to copy the first outfit in the previous post and failed miserably. MAYBE.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Into the Wild

Absolutely drooling over this Vogue Knitting "Into the Wild" spread. I really need to be good at knitting, stat!
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