Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The claw

I won these two in one of those "claw" games. It was my first time winning one, and how lucky am I to have grabbed two in one shot? :3 I thought it was rather odd that they had Doraemon at a KFC/Taco Bell place... but who am I to complain?

The sketchbook has landed

My sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project came in the mail~! I'm very excited to be a part of this :)
I have no clue how to bind or unbind sketchbooks... I don't know what I'm going to do on the outside to make it "pop". I'm afraid to start it really... I'm going to be busy this weekend, and then on Monday school starts... I can only hope that I'll find the time to actually "finish" it!

August 10

August 10 was my boyfriend's 19th birthday. Before heading into work, I put in the order for a greeting card cookie cake, about $15. This is only the second time I've ever bought one of these things... the first time was sometime in middle school with my friend Sam, and we bought one for our friend Vanessa. I don't remember what the cake said, but I remember we drew a giraffe on it.

We cut it in half for both of us... I couldn't even finish my piece.

You don't have to believe me

I kept my eye on this skirt for a while day at work, I couldn't stop thinking about it. After I clocked out, I went and bought it.

Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Blazer, skirt, bag: Forever 21
Shirt, belt: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Buffalo Exchange

I seldom add green into my outfits... much less a dark forest-y green. They had other color combinations for the skirt, ie dark blue/red, but I was keen on this one.

I got this shirt last year at some sale Urban Outfitters had going on. I got it for $10. While that place can be pretty pricey, they do have some good sales every now and then.

The purse was about $23 at Forever 21, my boyfriend helped pay for it.
Without a doubt, these are some of my favorite shoes to wear in the winter/fall. I bought them last year at a Buffalo Exchange in Austin, they're still in pretty good condition!

Friday, August 6, 2010

F21: I love nerds

Okay, yeah, we all know that the whole "I'm a nerd, I wear fake glasses" trend died out a long time ago... but I'm head over heels in love with this "Twist" collection. The little "bow-tie" sweater pictured is a shirt that I'm fawning over, but it's been taken off of the website (Maybe it sold out?) and I haven't even seen it in my F21~ :(!
These are pictures from the "Lookbook":

I love the little character doodle on a couple of the clothing, but that might just be because it reminds me of my own drawings. The collection has some choice skirts and blazers, not to mention Letterman-like jackets! I'm not really a fan of any of the tops, here are some of my favorite items from the online store~!

Like I said, I'm more favorable to the bottoms than the tops. It has a nice amount of neutral colors, but also has colors that are "bright", but not too bright to point where you wouldn't be odd looking wearing the color out in the winter.
I'm the kind of girl that wears skirt all throughout the year, regardless of the weather (most of the time), so I think the letterman jacket with the first skirt pictured, some tights and/or socks and kitten heels would make for a chilled out tomboy look.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

F21 + BL

So on August 13, Brian Lichtenberg's collaboration with Forever 21 is going to be on sale. I'm a little bit excited to see what's in store~!

Personally, I hope there are a lot of dresses. I really dig shoulder pads, and although I've never really tried out the whole "one sleeve/off the shoulder" thing, I'd be willing to try one on and see how it goes. I imagine that there's going to be A LOT of stripes. We already have so many horizontal striped tees... I want to see some vertical lines!
Besides the shoulder pads, I'm guessing it's going to have quite a few "droopy" tees? Personally, I'm not a fan of them on myself, but others seem to pull it off very well.

We have a variation of the sort of jeans that are being worn in the picture, but they're more leggings. They're also more of a pleather/cotton... or maybe it's pleather/spandex... I'm really not sure.
That being said, I'm excited to see if there are dresses. I wouldn't mind having a hooded dress, it would work out very well for me when the weather starts to get cold!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

I'm doing The Sketchbook Project!

I’m doing The Sketchbook Project, thanks to seeing a facebook update on Kenzie’s page.

For $25, you buy a moleskine sketchbook from this website and they mail it to you. You pick a theme (or let them choose at random), and then fill out the sketchbook, decorate it, whatever. You mail it back to them before the designated date, they take all of the sketchbooks they received and go on a kind of “tour” with them, showcasing them in different cities. For $20, you can get your moleskine's pages shown online!

The moleskines have a sort of “barcode” on them (like a library book), so every time somebody looks at your sketchbook, it’s scanned and you’re able to keep track of how often your work is viewed!

It’s pretty interesting, and I recommend it to anyone! It's an interesting way to keep yourself motivated to draw.

The theme I chose was “I’m sorry I forgot you”, I already have a cover idea for it :)

My dad was kind enough to buy mine for me, and I just got an email today that they shipped it!