Autumn Goals List

Friday, November 1, 2019

As much as I love seeing the leaves turn dazzling shades of crimson and marigold - time passage always makes me a little sad as we inch closer and closer to the bitter cold of winter. To combat this, I decided to create a list of goals for autumn - and hopefully help take full advantage of the beautiful season!

Bake a Pumpkin Pie
Fall always makes me think of warm spices, pies, and cakes - I feel like it's the perfect season to bake more! And after taking to twitter to lament the intimidating particulars of pie crust and getting so many encouraging replies - I've been feeling more capable of tackling a long time goal of making a pumpkin pie! I definitely plan on making a pie crust from scratch - but to start, I think I’m goin to buy a pre-made crust, and then get fancy with the filling to compensate...

Fashion in Film: Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

I have always been transfixed by clothing in films, and over the years I’ve read everything I can about costume design. I was inspired to start a Twitter thread, but wanted to explore the topic without a word count. And this series, Fashion in Film, was born! Here we will take a deeper dive into notable costume design in film.

Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996) has frequently been touted as Shakespeare for the MTV Generation for its wholly unique way of telling the classic tale of star-cross'd lovers. Today we will be throwing the spotlight on R+J's costumes - which serve as eye candy with Hawaiian shirts, angel wings, and reoccurring motifs of flaming hearts, crosses, and other religious iconography (bringing the religion focused Elizabethan era into the 21st century).

Rings, Temporary Tattoos, Headbands, Oh My!: Current Favorites

Saturday, October 26, 2019

These days, no doubt inspired by the changing seasons, I'm feeling like my style is going through a metamorphoses of it's own! As always, I'm drawn to highly romantic pieces - but this time, with a more dainty and elegant twist. Here's a look at what I've been loving, and what's on my wishlist!

Starting this year, I've found myself gravitating towards jewelry like never before - dainty pieces in silver and golds decorate all of my moodboards. I've been on the hunt for the perfect pieces, and currently I have my eye on these super pretty rings! I can't get over how jewelry can change the tone of the entire ensemble - looking back, I feel like all my outfits have been missing a piece (or two)...

Another dainty, romantic accessory I've been loving? Headbands! My friend Saffron pointed out to me the headband trend and I've been in love ever since - I recently bought these pearl headbands and have my eye on a padded, princessy looking one next!

Temporary Tattoos
Frankly speaking, sometimes it can be hard to look at oneself kindly. One thing I've been doing to attempt to combat that is covering my body in temporary tattoos! My favorites are by Paperself and Tattly. Adding a temporary tattoo to a place I feel self-conscious about has genuinely been helping my self image - after all, how could you hate a part of yourself covered in pretty flowers? Now if only I could decide on a permeant tattoo design...! Any suggestions for me?

Hair Clips
This year, hair clips blew up in a very big way. I know trends are infamously fleeting, but I'm the type of person who will wear trendy pieces forever if I love something - and I don't see myself getting sick of them any time soon! I really love the pearl ones for a very sweet look - though the nostalgic, snap hair clips remind me of my childhood and are so fun!

Other things I've been loving? Lights Up by Harry Styles, Elle Fanning's custom Gucci princess gown, cheese danishes, coffee, and The Bon Appetit Youtube channel. What are you currently loving?

Good Reads

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Francoise Hardy

Is there anything better than a lit candle, a cup of coffee, and a new book to sink your teeth into? With the weather getting colder by the day, it's the perfect time to talk books! As an eager, precocious teenager, I burnt myself out reading everything I could get my hands on. Biographies, canonized literature, children's books - no matter the subject matter, I wanted to read it! It was only last year that I really started reading again, and what a joy it's been! Today, I wanted to discuss some of my favorite books I've read this year, and ones I'm planning on reading next!

The Kailey Doll

Friday, October 11, 2019

Presenting... The Kailey Doll! Only $34.99 😂 Halloween season is HERE and I was finally able to fulfill my dream of becoming an IRL doll! I followed my friend Aww Sam's Roller Disco Barbie tutorial for sizing the cardboard and wrapped pink paper around the cardboard.

Hot glue wasn’t keeping the box together, so I had to go in with not-as-cute packing tape haha! Finally, I cut out and painted a bunch of cute motifs of things I love/have featured in my work and glued it on :) What other Halloween looks should I try?

Makeup Look: Starry Eyed

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

When it comes to makeup, I must confess I usually stick with very "wearable", soft looks because I'm always secretly afraid the artsy, "out there" looks won't flatter me. But I've been so inspired by Euphoria's runway ready makeup looks (along with everybody else!), I decided to try out an intense smokey eyeshadow look with a side of Swarovski crystals!
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