Monthly Archives: January 2011

What I Wore: 1.30.11 // Seattle

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Over the weekend, I ventured up to Seattle with Joey for his art show at Elysium Fields. Mostly, I dressed for comfort with many layers but in reality, it still wasn’t enough. Seattle felt much colder than Portland and the icy wind froze us half to death! Still, we had a wonderful time running around town all day Sunday. Of course I’ll have much more Seattle-related imagery to share with you in this Friday’s Week in Pictures.

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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

I Wore:

Jacket, Kimchi + Blue
Jeans, Tripp NYC
Shirt, Forever 21
Cardigan, DKNY
Headband, Forever 21
Watch, Nixon
Boots, Dr. Martens
Bag, Miu Miu

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The Week in Pictures: 1.28.11

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week in pictures

I can recognize those ears from anywhere.

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Truthfully, all l managed to do was work and dream of Paris. Though, this weekend will be extra fun because Joey has a solo show in Seattle! The last time I was in Seattle, the trip revolved around fake tattoos, a glitter-covered gnome, fish throwing (over my head, naturally) and a surprise snowstorm!

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So much work to get done before New York and Paris, so little time. This is currently my view of the world!

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Welcome to my office, once again! This is the view right as you walk in and look down the wall. Pretty good, huh?

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I still am in love with my baby armadillos. I don’t know if Joey thought it was worth the pain, but they are definitely a conversation piece!

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My inspiration is always so predictable! Month after month, red lips and type make me swoon.

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I have so many unread magazines, just piling up month after month and taunting me. Sad!

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This weekend, Joey and I shot a book cover. Towards the end of many set changes, we pulled out the fake blood. Maybe someday I’ll be able to share more. Not to worry though, it was all in good, (not) clean fun!

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Edit: I totally forgot about this shot! Last Friday, I got to see Joey play drums which was awesome. I’d seen him a few times in the years before but it was always at a much further distance in much bigger clubs. Of course he was drumming much too fast for me to get super clear shots. 😉

Enjoy your weekend, my little nublettes!

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Link Love: 1.27.11

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link love

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• If you’re still wondering (and asking) how to get freelance work, please read Jessica Hische’s article.

• The new Nordstrom Hoisery packaging is absolutely perfect. Makes me want one of each!

• The Case & Point has a great overview on the redesign of Oprah’s O Magazine. I’m loving the new type treatments.

• 7up Just got a fresh new look. What do you think?

• I think I need a one-way-ticket to Hotel Boca Chica!

• When does a freelancer need a CPA? Personally, I’ve had one for years and wouldn’t do it any other way.

• Jane of Sea of Shoes shares her must-have makeup products.

• The 50 most loathsome Americans of 2010.

• I’ve really been enjoying stylist Marian Kihogo’s blog as of late. I love her unique take on fashion, overflowing with bright colors and textures galore.

• The sorrows and joys of being a misfit.

Advice #35: What Would Your Last Blog Post Be?

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Dear Nubby,

Last night I had a dream where you came to my house to announce that you were going to shut down your blog and we (me + many many random people who were there) could ask you any questions we wanted. My question is: If you could write one more article before leaving this world (blogosphere or planet earth), what would you say?

Wow. This is probably the most challenging question I’ve ever gotten here on the blog! At the same time, it’s also a topic that’s interesting to contemplate. We all get into routines. When it comes down to it, I’m so used to having a set blogging schedule in place every week that it’s like second nature to me. I started this blog in its current incarnation over three years ago and I plan to continue for a very long time. But, back to your question. Bloggers by nature are always planning for the future. We’re always thinking about what’s next after we hit the ‘Publish’ button. When that’s no more and you’ve reached the end of blogging, how would you metaphorically wrap up all of those loose ends?

In my case, I realized a long time ago that there’s much more to life than blogging and the internet. While this blog contains a pretty good overview of my overall aesthetics and thoughts, in reality it’s only a small part of my life. I view my blog as a creative outlet to share my work, thoughts and inspiration but it’s not comprised of everything I do. So in a way, I would want my hypothetical final article to be bigger than my blog. Essentially, it would contain pieces of advice that are important to me and help guide me through life.

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Some of you are fans of Oprah and some of you are not but either way, I felt that she hit upon a profound moment in the closing page of her January 2011 issue. In it, she said:

In July, I read a Vanity Fair article about the making of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. The piece quoted some of Michael’s friends saying that one of his biggest mistakes was never realizing that Thriller’s becoming the number-one-selling album in history was a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. And because he didn’t realize that, he spent the rest of his life chasing that success.

Reading that was a big aha for me. The reason I had wavered was fear: I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to duplicate what I’d done. But as I thought about Michael Jackson, I began to see that not only can you not duplicate success, you’re not supposed to. Every new endeavor is created out of the quality of the energy you bring to it and is meant to be its own thing.

Popularity, fame, notoriety (or whatever you want to call it) comes and goes. Sometimes you’ll be more popular than others but through all of that, it’s important to appreciate what you have because you can never again relive that exact moment. In a society obsessed with documenting everything that happens, it’s important to just block that out sometimes. What YOU are doing in that space of time can’t be replicated, no matter how much documentation you have of it.

Do what you need to do to make yourself happy. Stop chasing past accomplishments and instead, set new goals. Stay true to those goals and say no to things that make you unhappy (I am still working on this). Oprah closed her article with:

What I know for sure. Fear comes from uncertainty. Once you start clarifying your purpose for doing something, the way to do it becomes clear.

I wholeheartedly agree with this. While this advice is fairly general and it’s been said a million different times in a slightly different manner, the point is that a lot of times, unhappiness stems from feeling stuck, feeling like you don’t have a purpose or perhaps most profoundly, like you can never relive a past experience. That energy has to go somewhere. Blogging makes me happy, having a career in design makes me happy, having a list of goals that clearly define what I want to do next makes me happy. It’s all connected. That purpose, whatever you decide it is will help to propel you forward.

Return to Saturn:

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It pays to have a brother who’s a thrifting fiend and brings home random things on a whim…like a black globe. Because sometimes you just need a black globe to coordinate with your black wedges. While most Jeffrey Campbell styles are a bit wide on my munchkin feet, these were oh-so-comfortable. And, I’m never one to turn down five extra inches in the height department. If I didn’t already have a massive collection of black wedges, these would be pretty high on my list. Get yours here.

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