Pink Lemonade

Saturday, June 30, 2012

DRESS c/o Sugarlips Apparel NECKLACE Girl Props TIGHTS Forever 21 SHOES ?? BARBIE BAG Target

I am wilting under the recent heat wave in California - luckily Sugarlips Apparel sent me this positively adorable dress which has turned out to be the perfect summer dress! It's light, versatile, and most importantly colorful! ^^

The heat has also given me the perfect excuse to drink strawberry lemonade all day! I am also happy to report that the majority of the packing and planning for moving has been done, and me and my family will be departing California on July 10th! Also, how cute is this cherries necklace? I borrowed it from my sister who bought in 2005 when Rachel Bilson wore it in Teen Vogue!


Guest Post | Mermaid Dress DIY from Kate

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I asked Kate Gabrielle from Scathingly Brilliant, one of my absolute favorite bloggers, if she could do a DIY post whilst I'm busy moving - and this is what she came up with!

For my DIY post, I was inspired by Kailey's love of mermaids! I decided to create something that mimicked the pretty scaled pattern on a mermaid's fins, and came up with this easy peasy stamped dress project!

You'll need: a white cotton dress (or shirt, or skirt), two bottles of fabric paint (your main color and white), a wooden block (I stole one from my little brother's old block set), scissors, a compass, a piece of craft foam, a paintbrush and some free time.

1. With the compass, draw a half-circle onto your foam. You want it to be about the same width as the wooden block.

2. Using the half-circle as your guide, sketch in the rest of your scallop with pencil, and then cut it out.

3. Glue the piece of foam to the wooden block, making sure that the ends of the scallop are even with the top. (It's okay if the bottom of the scallop doesn't quite reach the bottom of the block :)

4. Make sure you have cardboard or something under your dress so the paint won't seep through to the back side! Then put a thin layer of fabric paint on your stamp using a paintbrush.

5. Starting at the top of the dress, stamp your first scallop. Then repeat the pattern underneath, with the next two scallops meeting in the middle of the one above.

6. For each new row, mix a little bit of white fabric paint with your other color to achieve the gradient look. This was an important part of my project because I knew that I didn't want to stamp the skirt (the gathering at the waist would have just been way too tricky to maneuver!) so I wanted it to fade to white before it hit the skirt.

7. Let your dress dry for a few hours (I let mine dry for 24 hours before I wore it, although it felt dry much sooner) and voila! You now have a brand new dress that would make any mermaid proud! :)

            You can find Kate Gabrielle sharing her love
            of pastels, cats, hayley mills, and DIY
            projects at Scathingly Brilliant, and don't
            forget to check out her etsy shop!
            Thank you again Kate ♡!


Favorite Films: Disney's Cinderella (1950)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Concept artist Mary Blair and the whole Disney crew really outdid themselves with the animation for Cinderella, my personal favorite Disney film - the color scheme of soft blues and pinks paired with the detailed, beautifully rendered settings is a dreamland. The characters, from Cinderella herself to the mice and birds, are just the icing on the cake. To me, Cinderella is art in motion.

I've always thought the movie version of Cinderella was much more pretty than the generic stock images of Cinderella that populates the prepackaged pink toy aisles!

This Prince Charming has some sass~

♥, Kailey


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello! And goodbye :( Unfortunately the time has rolled around where I need to dedicate my time 100% to packing and cleaning (it's been a very long road, getting ready to move a family of six [and two cats!] to a new state)!

HOWEVER, I have some blog posts queued for here and on my tumblr - and you can always reach me on twitter or by email. So hopefully you won't miss me too~ much ^.~

Hugs and kisses!


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