lovin' Lulie

posted on: 8.22.2014

A recent gift to myself, this lovely print by Lulie Wallace. In due time I will commission Mrs. Wallace to create some sort of floral painting, because her work makes me so happy, and I am all about dimensionality.  I have added a few other artworks to my collection this summer, is this something you all would be interested in seeing?   Lord knows I can't get enough of my newly acquired pieces...I mean, I did buy them. And guys, we made it to Friday!!! xoxo

summer fog

posted on: 8.19.2014

Top: Madewell, Shorts: Levi's, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Sandals: Asos

I sort of love Santa Barbara's summer fog, it makes hot coffee and flannels acceptable in August. On that note...who's ready for fall?

Photo Diary: The River 2014

posted on: 8.18.2014

In driving out to the desert Erik and I simultaneously received flash flood alerts on our cell phones. Within seconds we were in the middle of a monsoon, did I mention we were in the desert? Cars were pulling off the road to wait it out, while we chose to power through the rain by driving a speedy 20 mph with virtually zero visibility. Our first day on the river (the Colorado River to be exact) consisted of haze, rain, thunder, some more haze and rain, then lightening! Did it stop us from tubing? Nope. Mind you, our entire river crew was made up of native San Diegans...thunderstorms do for us what sunshine must do for those penguins in Antartica. Obviously, we were unable to capture Day 1 as we lack a snazzy waterproof camera case. However, above includes Day 2 and Day 3 which allotted to lots of sunshine, lots of water sports, and the occasional hair flip. An overall success. Goodness, do I do love that Mojave desert. See previous desert pics here, here and here.

iPhone Imagery: wk/7

posted on: 8.14.2014

I realize this post is a bit picture heavy, but it has been a while since I have graced this blog with iPhone photos. You could follow my instagram for more regular updates :), man I am such a glutton for instalove. And with that digression I leave you with the following sentiment: Happy Friday!

My Look?

posted on: 8.12.2014

Dress: Forever 21, Sunglasses: Forever 21, Shoes: Vans

I have been contemplating my general aesthetic a lot lately... What kind of art I like versus what kind of art I make; my interior design tastes and how they fluctuate between eclectic and shabby chic; also, my dress. This category I am particularly a loss. It bothers me that some days I feel bohemian, and others I want to rock the minimal look. I don't want to be a fashion chameleon, I want to be me, ya dig? So I am currently in the mental process of determining my constants to get a better grasp on what I might call my style. This look includes three of those continuous staples I never tire of: 1. silver jewelry 2. sneakers 3. stripes.

What are your constants? Do you feel like you have found your true style? If so, please share your secret!

sand

posted on: 8.11.2014

Top: Buffalo Exchange (similar here), Boyfriend Jeans: Gap, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Sandals: Madewell

"I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams..." -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Night at the Opera

posted on: 8.06.2014

Dress: vintage (similar here, worn here), Blouse: American Apparel, Heels: Zara (similar here)

These days I rarely get dressed up, you can tell by the fact that I gracefully punctured the asphalt with my heel. Who knew that was even possible? Nevertheless, it was fun prepping for Carmen by curling my hair and painting on a heavy smokey eye. Sometimes it sure is great being a girl.