Sunday, March 31, 2013

(romper:american apparel//shoes:h&m//sweater:target//scarf: mommy's from nordstrom)

Hope every "bunny" had a great Easter (if you chose to celebrate it)! The rain
stayed put until after Q and her bff had their egg hunting fun. The little miss
has quite the competitive flare! Must take after her auntie Toto...

I thought about playing a practical joke on you all  and saying 
something clever, but let's be real. I don't have any creative juices
left, ya know with it being spring break and all ;) 

H A P P Y A P R I L !!

pattern play

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Friday! This week flew by didn't it? 
Here's a little eye candy to help you get through your Friday.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

I haven't gotten out to the beach nearly as much as I'd hoped (who am I kidding
I haven't even been more than once!), but it's still my favorite place to be.
My best friend and I headed to Venice yesterday to get matching toe
rings and shop around. The weather was picture-esque!

Happy almost weekend! What are some of your favorite Spring Break activities?


This headband is a dream! It's super light weight, but thin enough to layer and wear small or chunky depending on the look you're going for (bring on the dirty hair). I only have one more week until I'm on to my third semester of school. Time is FLYING! I'm loving being able to share my life with you all. I appreciate each and everyone of you! Feel free to follow me on bloglovin' here, just in case GFC does bite the dust ;)

(top and headband: free people// jeans: frankie b// shoes: steve madden//necklace: urban outfitters)

A little update: the boy from the accident (post here) is fine! He just has a sprained ankle. Thank you
thank you so much for all the kind words and well wishes. I am so thankful to have so many of you on my side. Today I'm getting an estimate on my car and hopefully that loud screeching when I open my bent door will be long gone by the end of the week.

black on black

Monday, March 25, 2013

sweater and bracelets: Urban Outfitters // shorts: Nordstroms Rack // shoes: Steve Madden // nail polish : OPI "Cute As a Button"

As backward as this color combo might seem, what with it being spring
and all, but I always resort back to black. It's never done me wrong.
As for helping this pasty white skin? It's my Spring Break now, and you better
believe I will be hitting up the beach (or my backyard) and getting brown.

On a non-fashion note, I can't believe I am  done with my second quarter
 of school. Time is flying! It's equal parts exciting and terrifying...
Thanks for coming along for the ride. xox

bits and pieces:

Friday, March 22, 2013

Being an aunt is the greatest joy in my life!

don't forget to enter my giveaway!

new site // & a GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

First of all HAPPY SPRING! I feel like it's been a long time coming, don't you? To celebrate the new season (and my need for change) I got my blog redesigned by the ever fabulous Aya over at strawberry koi. She was so fun to work with and came up with something I feel is so me! Do you like it?
Now on to the good stuff:
With my second quarter of school winding down, I feel it's the perfect time to add an extra project or
two onto my plate. This is where you come in. Win your own custom typography portrait!

This is a lengthy process (up to 10 hours), but I love capturing the essence of a person in a portrait made up of only type! My portrait was made using the poem "I Carry Your Heart" by E.E. Cummings, one that I hold very near and dear to my heart.
But here's the thing: you get to pick your own! If you are the winner, you send me a photo of your choice along with the type you want me to use and a few of your color choices. Easy Peezy, right?

This is a thank you to all of you who have been around and watched me and this little blog grow.
Enter below for your chance to win!
p.s. I may or may not start selling these bad boys, so be one of the first to win an Eye Candy exclusive! 

the most unlucky st. patties day that ever was..

Monday, March 18, 2013

shirt:Zara//Jeans:Hudson//boots:Steve Madden

Don't let these pictures fool you! It all happened after I finished working
out (wearing a green tank mind you) and happily gallivanted home to
snack on some green veggies and be merry. It had been a seemingly 
normal day, St Patricks Day aside.
As I drove home it happened in a split second. I slammed on my breaks 
and my heart dropped into my stomach. I hit someone. 
The first thoughts that came to me were:
"Are they okay?" "It's all my fault" "I'm going to jail". No I am not
exaggerating. I have never been in any kind of accident, let alone one
where I hit someone on what I thought to be a bicycle.
It happened too fast for me to even comprehend what had gone on.
It turns out it was a 15 year old boy on a mini bike/motorcycle who ran a 
stop sign while goofing off with his friends plowed into my car. 
I only found this out when three witnesses ran toward the accident and told me what 
had happened. It happened so fast, I think I'm still in shock. 
It wasn't my fault. That's what I keep trying to tell telling myself.
We are currently trying to deal with everything on our own, because it was
illegal for him to be driving the bike in the first place, but I just can't help 
but think of how much worse it could have been. He went to the emergency room
just to be safe and I pray he didn't seriously get hurt, but nonetheless I feel guilty.
I am SO grateful that no one was seriously injured though, and that the boy's mom 
(and mine, who I called immediately) lived 2 minutes away and were able to
help figure the situation out. However scary and trying the situation turned 
out to be, it has taught me that nothing in life is predictable. Things happen
that are out of your control, and the best you can do is learn from them.

So that's how I'm starting my week. Trying to learn from this terrible experience and live each moment to the fullest. I hope my story encourages you to do the same!

(end rant)

mini style (II)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Safe to say I'm obsessed with this little person!
(top:Harajuku mini// shorts: target: shoes:converse)

HAD to add a few extras for good measure. Can you blame me?

Can you believe it's Friday? Also, the news about google reader getting the boot has spread like wildfire all over the interweb. I've never used it, but if GFC (the blue "join this site" button) is next, I will have a cow...

mixing high and low end pieces

 top&glasses: free people//leggings: f21//shoes: converse
This is  the epitome of my style. Girly and tomboy-esque all mixed into one!
Mixing patterns can give such a fun twist to ordinary pieces.
Plus this outfit is super comfortable! You can run errands, chase 
your little babe or just go about your day care free.

Do you like mixing high and low end items? It's my favorite xox

design roundup

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Here's something I just finished for my digital imaging class. We had to make a 
book "sleeve" (inside flaps, spine, cover and back cover)  using composited
images. My book is by Marilyn Monroe, written on Marc Jacobs ;) We were
allowed to use our imaginations:

 back :
     | |
      (imagine folds here)

And for good measure, a little play with typography!

Happy Wednesday!

Jacob's Scarves

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I want to start out by sharing with you that I have never been so touched and moved by any project as the one I recently became a part of. It so rare to find someone putting all of themselves into something to help others. That is just what Kiri Reisner is doing with Jacob's Scarves.

I'll let her explain a little bit about it (because she's so passionate!) :

"Last year, I lived in the city on Zhongshan, China. There, I met a little boy. I affectionately named him Jacob, and he quickly became my best friend. However, the more I learned of him and his family, the more I felt God compelling me to serve him. So, thanks to God's push, His miracles, and His desire to see this adventure through - I started a company called Jacob's Scarves. My intention is to sell beautiful silk & cotton scarves at a fair price with all proceeds going towards an education for Jacob and his littler brother Joshua. Through the efforts of Jacob's Scarves both boys will receive a bilingual education, something that could drastically inspire and change their lives for the better."

Now is the part where we come in! We are such a special community of do-good bloggers. I have seen the generosity and compassion of so many strangers that I feel it is my duty to put some good out there in the world. If you're anything like me, and want to be a part of making someones dreams a reality, do your part. Spread the word, contribute, become educated on the task at hand. A n y t h i n g helps.


Jacob's scarves hits home for me, as I know it will with so many of you too! Everyone deserves an education to help them figure out what they want out of life...and we can help.

As Kiri quoted, "Do things with passion, or not at all."

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