Weekend Getaway

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of going home and taking a break from the busyness of life. Autumn is the perfect time make time to relax. Its a time for warm sweaters, big hugs, and a mug full of warm chai. It’s a time for apple orchards, hayrides, and fall leaves. Autumn is a time for family dinners and weekend getaways. And I did just that.

Life can get extremely stressful, and it’s okay to take a break every once and while to simply soak up the little things you miss while away at school. I missed New York country air, upstate chicken wings, real crisp apples and my mom’s applesauce. I missed cuddly puppies, my own queen sized bed and stepping outside to a vast expanse of fields and cows.  The city is an amazing place immersed in culture and art however, the chaos of it all had the small town girl inside me longing for silent nights.

Weekend getaways are my new favorite.

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So as the weather gets colder and the leaves change color soak up the last of your vacation day or even play a little hooky to take a weekend getaway.

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Flower Crown

A few weeks back I order the most adorable crown from the Flower Crown Society. check out their Etsy here. They have the most adorable so I decided to show it off.

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I added my flower crown to a plain black hat, and paired it with one of my favorite dresses and a pair of chunky heels. This outfit is perfect for a concert, garden party or sunday brunch.

To get Jhow’s look: Check out the Flower Crown society, Free People and ASOS for similar pieces.

*** Photos taken by the ever talent Annie

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration Board

I have been  compiling things, and more things for what could probably make up 300 inspiration boards but I thought I’d share one, and deconstruct it.

Collecting inspiration is infinite and necessary for an artist, or creator of any sorts. But I believe everyone in any profession should make inspiration boards (or five). An inspiration board doesn’t require reason. It’s stuff you like put next to and overlapping other stuff you like. It provides motivation and inspiration to help you continue doing things you like. And frankly, they are really pretty, (if they are all things you like).

So here’s one of mine:

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Now I thought we’d dig in and go piece by piece so I can explain how this pile of crazy got on an inspiration board.

 

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1. I think this one explains itself but I live my life by this phrase.

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2. Every inspiration board needs a little humor. I love this.

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3. This Kimono! I love this look, the fringe and the hat. I need these two items in my life.

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4.I found this image on Pinterest and I just love how the textures and fabrics were assembled together. Plus the floral is just goregous

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5. Every inspiration board needs a picture of Florence Welch. She is my style inspiration, I love the boho flair she has. She is always on par.

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6. The many faces of Elle Fanning. She is one of my style inspirations and she is only 16!!!!!!! What a girl. Her hair is from the Gods!

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7.  This image just reminds me to by cozy. Warm socks and tea after a long day.

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8. This image is from Urban Outfitters and I NEED THOSE TIGHTS!  If you need them too you can find them here.

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9. This photo is apart of a year long self portrait series done by  the extremely talent photographer Nicole Mason. And she has killer style. Check out here blog here to see each weeks self portrait.

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10. I found this print on Pinterest. It is just too adorable.

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11. Daisies are my favorite

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12. THESE SHOES!  I don’t know where they are from but I need them!

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13. I collect tea cups, and tea. Let’s just say tea is an obsession of mine.

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14. This is a picture I found of FPme and lets just say I am in love with this style pic! And her hair.

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15. That is outfit is perf. enough said.

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16. Those sunglasses, the braids. So many feels.

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17. This is an untitled piece by Cy Twombly one of my favorite painters. I hope to paint as well as him when I am done with art school.

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18. If only I was as cool as this dog.

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19. This outfit has inspired me. I have purchase items similar to replicate it.

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20. I am really into Pineapple print lately and this set is so adorable. You can buy it here.

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21. The painting is by one of my favorite artist Joan Mitchell (no not the singer). I just love the colors, and the scribbles.

 

So there you have it. Inspiration boards don’t really need logic or order at all. They are just well, inspiring for lack of a better word. I hope this inspires you to make your own. (pun certainly intended).

All my images came from my Pinterest. You can find it here  and see about 6,000 more things that could land on my next inspiration board.

Heres one that almost made the board that just makes me giggle:

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(If you make an inspiration board please do share it with me, I’d love to see it!).

She’s so Fancy: Annie

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Meet Annie, and the first on my feature called She’s so Fancy.

Let’s get to know Annie:

-She is a food separatist.

– A 14- year old tea drinker. Quite the old soul.

-She is obsessed with Bridal shows. I would assume she already has her wedding completely planned and will be happy to judge your wedding on a scale of one to ten.

Her style is quite peculiar so I am happy to call her my sister. Expect to see her in a scarf at all times (minus today). She is decked out in some hand-made jewels as well as a breezy slip. I would say her style is laid-back and comfy, but always chic. And of course she rocks the pixie cut like no one else!

Get Annie’s Look: Slip Free People/ Bling most handmade and various gifts / cami old navy (the best cami’s)