Monthly Archives: November 2009

Current Inspiration: Darkness.

Recently, I have been inspired by the following: Black, pretty girls and skulls. Most of these images have been gathered over the years in corners of the internet far and wide, so if any belong to you, let me know and I will credit them.

Readers: What is inspiring you right at this moment?

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The Week in Pictures: 11.20.09

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I started off my week with no solid plans. I thought I’d spend most of it sitting at my desk, pacing myself through client work and watching Dr. Phil. And now, it’s Friday and I’ve been going nonstop, doing agency work (and barely home). It’s funny how that happens but I guess it should be expected the week after returning home from a relaxing vacation!

I have some awesome things that I really wanted to share with you but because of my schedule, they will have to wait until next week. First of all, I found the most perfect red dress in a store window, gave them my information and bought it off the mannequin. Secondly, the floors of my living and dining rooms are now finished. The living room floor is pure black; it’s got a total haunted mansion vibe (!!) The dining room is the exact opposite, basking in solid white. The rooms are coming together fast and I will share them with you shortly.

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week in pictures

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Always keep the necessities close by; a bag the size of a small child, ridiculous (yet still walkable) platforms and a coffee for those mid-afternoon lulls.

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week in pictures

Bring home small yet practical souvenirs from your travels that don’t sit on a shelf somewhere, collecting dust. I bought this Mickey ears keychain for my bag because it’s rubber (and therefore, unbreakable). Have I mentioned how much I miss Disney World? Have I?! I really, truly do. Sadness!

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week in pictures

People around me are getting the swine flu. In a way, it makes me not want to leave the house. But, there are bills to be paid (and shoes to be bought). Perhaps a black satin surgical mask would be the perfect new accessory? Michael was such a trend setter; he was wearing them fifteen years before they were cool.

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week in pictures

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For the last year, I took a serious break from red. It ruled my world for ten years straight and I needed something softer and less jarring. I started surrounding myself with more grays and whites. But, I’m starting to notice steady amounts of red creeping into my life once again….

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week in pictures

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Isn’t my new mug amazing? I found it at the Urban Outfitters in Tampa for a measly two dollars. Tall, dark and bitter? How about short, light and sweet?

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week in pictures

I was visiting my friend Tyler this week when I noticed this x-ray above his desk. That really was his arm. I’ve never broken any bones…have you?

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week in pictures

Moments like this are why I ALWAYS carry a camera. My brother and I were sitting in traffic downtown and I spotted this Mercedes covered in metal stickers. I wish I could have gotten a better photo but all I can say is WOW. I am speechless. It’s sort of like the grandkids inherited grandpa & grandma’s Mercedes and customized it!

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Your turn! How was your week?

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Link Love: 11.19.09

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Ampersand print by Conor & David

• If you’re an obsessive lover of type, you must read this article. “I think sometimes that being overly type-sensitive is like an allergy,” said Michael Bierut, a partner in the Pentagram design group in New York. “My font nerdiness makes me have bad reactions to things that spoil otherwise pleasant moments.” See, you’re not alone.

• Thank you to Frugal Bon Vivant for inviting me to list the 10 things that make me happy!

• Oh Luxirare, everything you touch is transformed into something truly magical and otherworldly. This chain jacket is no exception.

• I’ve been obsessed with all things Disney since visiting Walt Disney World two weeks ago and just discovered The Best Possible Job, a blog chronicling the experiences of a cast member who worked at Disneyland in the early 1980s.

• Still on the Disney bandwagon, a blogger recounts his attendance to the premiere party for Captain E.O. at Disneyland back in 1986. It was easy for him to crack jokes about Michael Jackson…until he began dancing and signing across the screen. You can’t argue with that magic.

• If you couldn’t make it to the opening night of the Tim Burton exhibition at MoMA, Gala Darling has photos!

Clients From Hell is a blog composed of anonymously contributed client horror stories straight from designers. Haha!

• Webdesigner Depot shares the do’s and dont’s of Photoshop retouching.

• In case you’re curious….read about the last known opium den in the world.

What are your favorite links of the week?

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What I Wore: 11.12.09

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what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

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Goodbyes are never easy. These photos were taken on the day I left Sarasota for the airport. I literally had an hour left and ran out to the beach for one last time. I spent the rest of the day in three airports and arrived back in Portland in the dark. I’m still adjusting to the cold, rain and piles of work that are surrounding me!


Gray sweater, Forever 21
Sweater pin, Eileen Fisher (Thanks, Auntie Nubs!)
Headband, Forever 21
Marbled jeans, Kill City
Wedges, Dries Van Noten
Watch, Nixon

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What I Wore: 11.11.09

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet florida sarasota beach fashion style outfit

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More outfit photos from the beach in Sarasota! I miss it so much already and am plotting a return visit for next year. Content-wise, I keep doing outfit posts because a lot of the other projects that I am currently working on are still in production. I have many amazing freelance jobs in the works and it’s so hard playing the waiting game. The one thing they forget to tell you in school is that the hardest part of design isn’t really creating the design itself; it’s waiting for it to come out so you can share it with everyone!

It’s a nice, sunny day here in Portland (finally!) but I’ll be spending it mostly inside catching up on work that piled up while I was away and then helping my brother stain our living room floors black (yes, I said black). We just got a cute little 60s mod couch recovered in white vinyl for our new offices as well and I can’t wait to show you once everything is completed.

As a sidenote, I mentioned in my previous post that I am so happy about continually collaborating with Forever 21 because I really do love their clothing. My entire outfit above (besides the footwear) was purchased at their stores.


Jacket, shirt, headband and shorts, Forever 21
Lug sole boots, Camilla Skovgaard

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