Daily Archives: July 15, 2016

Week + Links: 7.15.16

Nubby Twiglet | Week + Links

THE WEEK

Happy Friday! This has been one of those weeks so I’m just trying to roll with it. I’m looking at my calendar wondering how it’s possibly Friday. I planned on having this post up a solid 8 hours ago but life happens and late is better than never…right?

The theme of this week has been all about reconnecting. I met up with my friend Erik on Monday and counting back, realized I’ve known him over half my life — we met when I was 16! It’s crazy to get to this age (34) where you can say you’ve had friends for that many years. I remember being 16 not so long ago! Ha!

My friend Pam also spent a day with me at the office and we laughed over past freelance horror stories (we used to work at a lot of studios together) and ended the day with a big batch of nachos at The Liquor Store (looooove this place). Then this morning, my friend Jessica and I had a big ol’ catch-up over Skype and chatted about her new business — isn’t it beautiful?!

Nubby Twiglet | Week + Links

I was honestly so busy catching up with people I adore and closing out as many projects as possible before leaving town (taking off to Vegas soon to start a new project) that I didn’t even think of picking up my camera…but aren’t those some of the best moments? Being too “in the moment” to even think of recording it? I kind of miss those days sometimes…because they used to happen much more often.

Anyway, I hope you have an amazing weekend. I’m going to be in the office working on branding for the Vegas project and it’s going to be nice to work on something more personal with less constraints. I find that those projects are always the hardest in a way, too….because anything is possible. Ah, the life of a designer. 😉

Nubby Twiglet | Week + Links

P.S. I found that man and woman statue at a vintage store called Lounge Lizard here in Portland and it was so random and funny that I had to have it! It was a bronze color but Joey just surprised me by spray painting it white. SO GOOD!


THE LINKS

• Sorry, not sorry: Lena Dunham talks about the apology addiction. I’m so guilty of this!

• I feel like this subject isn’t talked about nearly enough: finding the courage to quit.

• Just…wow. Stop Googling, let’s talk. The author asks, “What has happened to face-to-face conversation in a world where so many people say they would rather text than talk?”

• Here’s how to make travel delays more enjoyable.

• Are you capable of really, truly keeping a secret or is the temptation to blab just too overpowering?

• Danielle LaPorte asks, what is the “big real” of what you’re doing?

• I love this interview with Paul Jarvis, especially when he says, “I’m OK if people dislike me for who I am. I would rather be myself (and make some people upset) rather than try to be someone else, and still probably wind up making some people upset anyway!”

• Abstract patterns made out of world flags? Awesome!

• What happens when you decide that you’ll never lie again?

• Megan shares 5 things she learned as a beauty editor.

What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

In my older, wiser age (ha!), I’ve gotten better at indulging in less impulse buys and focusing on unique basics I can get more wear out of. My mission this year has been to find more LBD’s. Little black dresses are great because they can be easily dressed up or down based on a few tweaks to jewelry, shoes and adding a jacket / cardigan.

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

One of my favorite recent finds was this number from Topshop. It reminds me a bit of an ice skating costume but I like the higher neckline, fitted waist and flippy hem. It’s a little daring for daytime but with a cropped bomber jacket over the top, (I wear this one from Zara constantly — and it’s on sale!) the look is a bit more subdued.

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

Because, you know, being subdued is something that totally comes naturally. 😉

I never get out to do much shopping anymore but when in Vegas….you know how things go. I found this dress at Topshop and the next day, I was on an afternoon adventure out to Red Rock Canyon with Gala and Kat, crammed into a tiny yellow Volkswagen I’d christened Limoncello with Made U Look.

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

We drove down a bunch of windy roads until we were about 45 minutes outside of the Las Vegas city limits and were met with the most beautiful, surreal landscape. Over the last few years, I’ve began to appreciate the outdoors and nature a whole lot more and this area is a must-see if you find yourself with an extra day in town.

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

If you’re looking for some LBD’s of your own, here are a few picks: 1. This criss-cross strap dress looks like a great pick for hitting some parties and clubs in Vegas. 2. I love wearing this dress for day since it can be dressed up or down easily and has a super relaxed, stretchy fit. 3. I wear this one constantly (as seen here) and it’s got a drapey, comfortable fit — plus it’s on sale! 4. This bodycon zipper dress is super simple and cute. 5. I love the workwear look of this dress and want to order it to layer over basic tees.

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

As the sun set, Kat, Gala and I struck a few more serious poses (it never ends!) and called it a day. Taking photos with Made U Look is always a highlight because they shoot with mostly film which has the most unique outcomes but also, they are the most down to earth, wonderful women that always capture the right moments at the right times (they also shot my 5 year anniversary photos!)

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

In near darkness, we packed up the car with our ridiculous looks and headed for dinner at PF Chang’s where we caught up on life and laughed over no less than 4 orders of shrimp dumplings. Because when in Vegas…over-indulge. Always.

Nubby Twiglet | What I Wore: Little Black Dress in Red Rock

More from Red Rock Canyon coming up next week! xo


Photos: Made U Look
Makeup: Blanca at Sephora, Fashion Show Mall
I wore: Dress, Topshop (sold out but here’s another color), boots, Vic Matie (similar styles)