Monday, May 25, 2015

Sweet Creek Falls

Since moving to Oregon, we've been told a million times about how we absolutely MUST go see one of the many waterfalls surrounding us and since Caghain and I both had the day off, we decided to see what all the hype was about.  We packed up our many little cameras and were off to visit a cute little place called Sweet Creek Falls and it did not disappoint. 



*Pondering whether or not I should toss my boots to the side and jump in.*

 After a few minutes of serene perfection, sitting on the rocks talking about nonsense with the hush of the waterfall in the background a swarm of children and their families arrived and our visit was over.

On the short hike back to the car I found these sweet little flowers. I'm not sure what their called but I imagine they would make a darling hat for a fairy or sprite. 

Sorry, it's not much of an outfit, but incase you're curious, here's the specifics.
Outfit Details:
Striped Shirt- Buffalo Exchange
Blue Toggle Coat- Caghain's
Blue Sparkle Backpack- J.Crew (kids)
Black Leggings- Forever 21
Green Military Rain-boots- Spool 72

XOXO

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A peek inside my journal

JOURNAL UPDATE TIME!
I think the last time I posted snaps of my journal I was using an entirely different notebook, but my dear sister gifted this beauty to me for Christmas and I've been using it ever since.
Isn't she just darling?
 I just love making lists and I found some journal list-lists on pinterest that I've incorporated into my journals that have been super helpful for those days when you just can't think of anything to write but desperately need to get something on paper. 

 Yes. My obsession with long hair is this serious... and this wasn't the only page with details of how to grow longer locks. There were several. heh.



 Petite Meller is still such a style inspiration for me. *swoon*
 Old found polaroids + Old found snap shots = one rockin' collage

 Gold metallic washi tape is heaven sent I swear. 
Moody journal entries are the best kind of journal entries.
Of course there are lots more pages in there with lots more super private personal writings but I think I will keep those to myself.
What's in your journal? What are your favorite journal accessories? Mine are clearly various washi/paper tapes and lots of stickers!
XOXO

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Black Velvet

I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend so far. 
Caghain and I went and saw Poltergeist in theaters, it of course wasn't as good as the original, but not too bad as far as modern horror movies go. Cag and I have become horror movie aficionados I think, or maybe that's just a self-given title, either way, we love us some horror flicks. 
I scored this amazing black velvet RRL wonder on Etsy a few months ago and have been waiting for the perfect moment to wear it and while a dark movie theater might not be the ideal place to show off a new outfit, I figured it was a good ghost movie get-up. 
 The details are what make this dress for me. Lace, pleats, buttons, what more can a girl ask for?
It is very reminiscent of victorian mourning garb and we all know that I'm utterly obsessed with that particular style. 




 Dancing on rain-soaked picnic tables is sort of my favorite pass-time. 

Oh I just love this dress. Please bury me in it.

Outfit Details:
Velvet Hat- Vintage
Black Velvet Dress- RRL
Orange Scout Bag- Kate Spade
(with ethically sourced fox-tail keychain)
Black Buckle Booties- Forever21
Photos taken by Caghain

 XOXO

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Satin & Pearls

Goodmorning!
I thought I'd do a little post this morning before I start getting ready for work. I took these photos a few days ago but have been debating whether or not I want to post them. I was really feeling down about myself that day and big surprise, taking blog photos did not magically improve my low self esteem. However, I've decided that I liked the outfit too much not to post, so I'm not going to let those nasty critical thoughts spoil a perfectly fine outfit.
I was little more inspired by spring and pastels with this little number as you can tell. I was also feeling a bit of a vintage mix-match vibe. The pearls and satin bed-jacket felt very 1920's to me but the rest of the outfit appears to be from different eras. 

"la dee daa. Just going to casually sit on my porch while my camera timer goes off and my neighbors stare at me awkwardly."

I'm still in love with these shoes! I did a post about them when I first got them (and when Toulouse was still a kitten) and I still get mesmerized by their glitter every time I spy them in my closet. 

Outfit Details:
Pink Velvet Bow- Forever 21
Pearls- J.Crew
Pink Satin Bed Jacket- Vintage
Blue Lacey Dress- Free People
Gold Sparkle Dress- Thrifted
Polka Dot Stockings- American Apparel 
Silver Glitter Flats- Golden Ponies

XOXO


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Links

Where you can find me:

Bathtub Angels

I felt inspired this morning. 
I felt inspired by my bathtub. I take a lot of baths, mostly when I'm stressed or sad, but also when I'm happy. Our bathtub is old so the porcelain doesn't warm up all the way and your left with a cold bum even when the water is piping hot. It used to bother me but now I've come up with a system to circulate the water and warm everything up. 
Since it is an old tub there are little markings and splotches (that simply won't come out with any amount of scrubbing) and I like to sit and stare at them from time to time. Sometimes I see little paintings of renaissance cherubs and other times they're just lines and spots.

My little Maggie and Toulouse both like to sit on the top of the (closed) toilet and meow at me or stare at me while I sit in the bubble bath. I think maybe they like the heat that radiates off the water... or they're both just total creeps! haha
 You may have noticed I've changed my hair yet again.
I seem to always go back to ginger/copper/red hair. It's not quite the shade I was going after, but maybe after a few washes and a different brand of dye I might be there. In the mean time it's a nice enough shade to live with.

 Blurry kitten, because the lighting in the bathroom wasn't as nice as it should've been so therefore the exposures were kinda long... and you simply can't ask a kitten to sit still. 
 I opted for a light and airy but doll-like makeup for this outfit. I'm not sure if you can see but I even added lots of blush on my cheeks and nose and a few fake freckles here and there to emphasize my own. I also used Lime Crime's Venus pallet on my eyes. 
 My little helper.
Outfit Details:
Victorian Lace Bonnet/Dressing Cap-Vintage/Antique
Pink Sequin Crop Top- Forever 21
Mint Tulle Skirt- some hippie shop downtown
Meadham Kirchhoff inspired Cake Platforms- DIY'd by me

XOXO

Good Intent

Yesterday was a long day. I had a split shift at work and by the early evening I was covered in muddy paw prints and lots of fur and all I wanted was to change into something cute and enjoy the rest of the night with Caghain.
I thought it would be too dark out to get some decent blog photos of my outfit, but I somehow managed. (oh the magic of photography)


Again, not a very "spring" outfit... sorry guys.
sneaky twirl to show off the back of this blouse <3 p="">



 these super pointy flats make me feel like a downright witch and I kind of love it!
I wish I had more exciting things to report about for the day but sadly after grabbing a bite to eat, my anxiety and exhaustion were just too much for me that we had to skip the late night movie we had planned. 
Maybe next time...
 The grass in our backyard grows so fast! Poor Caghain is always struggling to mow it in a timely matter, but I secretly really like it when it's nice and tall. 
Oregon's green scenery certainly puts a smile on my face. I want to explore more and more of it! I've heard there are some beautiful waterfalls and lakes close by! I can't wait to go and visit some this summer!

Outfit details:
Apple Sunglasses- H&M
Red Cropped Jacket- Vintage
Collared Blouse- Alice and Olivia
Black Quilted Skater Skirt- H&M
Red Tights- Target
Black Pointy Shoes- Thrifted
Red Velvet Headband- Urban Outfitters


P.S. the title comes from a song that I'm totally obsessed with at the moment called "Good Intent" (duh) by Kimbra!

XOXO