Saturday, February 6, 2016

Home Werk! | The Beginning of a Wall Gallery

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 5, 2016
Subject: Wall Art
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Come follow along with me on this wall gallery evolution. It's far from done but definitely not where it once was.


Before




Click "More Work" to see the progression.


The Inspiration (via Pinterest)


Of course, I wanted to create good vibes upon entry into my space. For a little inspiration and direction, I marched over to Pinterest to get lost in the world of wall strips and gallery art. Here are a few images that tickled my fancy:



Current Situation

Lately, home improvement has been my "z" on my list of priorities. Yup, dead last because I obsess over every detail because like, it's a HOUSE. Mistakes can be costly. Nobody has the time or the money for a re-do.

So, here's my current hallway (foyer if you're fancy) situation. I have the stripes completed and a linear gallery of some personalized wall art.



When my home was being built, I came out to the building site literally every week to watch my baby grow. Of course, I snapped a few or 12 photos of each stage and decided to create a little birthing series of my house on my wall.

Started from the bottom (uh...foundation) now we're here.



A Few New Additions

For some reason, I've been getting a little itch to get this wall gallery together. After experiencing a friend's loft in LA, I wanted to start scratching that itch. She had all of this original art in her space which motivated me to start looking for some creative pieces of my own.

Queue up Minted. They have so much great art that it's overwhelming. It took me DAYS to decide on these four pieces. What's cool about them is they have this community of artists who create for them. When you order a piece, you the option of having it signed by the artist and they send a certificate of authenticity. It really is a personal online art buying experience.



From l. to r. c/o Minted:

They, also, have dope stationary! Another overwhelming experience. They have so many good options!

My 2016 New Year Cards :)



Next up, I started hitting local art festivals and found a guy selling different variations of this camera print and other nostalgic photos. I need to find him again because he had some prints that I wanted that I didn't get. Note to self: Buy it when you see it ESPECIALLY at an art festival.




Stay Tuned...

Yeah, so that wall gallery is far from together but there's definitely a start. Slowly but surely.

Listen, masterpieces take time!



Memo 221: The Beginning of a Wall Gallery

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 5, 2016
Subject: Wall Art
__________________________________________________________________________________

Come follow along with me on this wall gallery evolution. It's far from done but definitely not where it once was.


Before




Click "More Work" to see the progression.


The Inspiration (via Pinterest)


Of course, I wanted to create good vibes upon entry into my space. For a little inspiration and direction, I marched over to Pinterest to get lost in the world of wall strips and gallery art. Here are a few images that tickled my fancy:



Current Situation

Lately, home improvement has been my "z" on my list of priorities. Yup, dead last because I obsess over every detail because like, it's a HOUSE. Mistakes can be costly. Nobody has the time or the money for a re-do.

So, here's my current hallway (foyer if you're fancy) situation. I have the stripes completed and a linear gallery of some personalized wall art.



When my home was being built, I came out to the building site literally every week to watch my baby grow. Of course, I snapped a few or 12 photos of each stage and decided to create a little birthing series of my house on my wall.

Started from the bottom (uh...foundation) now we're here.



A Few New Additions

For some reason, I've been getting a little itch to get this wall gallery together. After experiencing a friend's loft in LA, I wanted to start scratching that itch. She had all of this original art in her space which motivated me to start looking for some creative pieces of my own.

Queue up Minted. They have so much great art that it's overwhelming. It took me DAYS to decide on these four pieces. What's cool about them is they have this community of artists who create for them. When you order a piece, you the option of having it signed by the artist and they send a certificate of authenticity. It really is a personal online art buying experience.



From l. to r. c/o Minted:

They, also, have dope stationary! Another overwhelming experience. They have so many good options!

My 2016 New Year Cards :)



Next up, I started hitting local art festivals and found a guy selling different variations of this camera print and other nostalgic photos. I need to find him again because he had some prints that I wanted that I didn't get. Note to self: Buy it when you see it ESPECIALLY at an art festival.




Stay Tuned...

Yeah, so that wall gallery is far from together but there's definitely a start. Slowly but surely.

Listen, masterpieces take time!



Thursday, February 4, 2016

TWP Approved!: Fight the Winter Blues for Less Than $150


Do you have the winter blues so hard that you thought you were crippin'?
Instead of resorting to gang violence this season, get into a little trouble with your wallet. Add the serenity and calmness of the color blue to your wardrobe for less than $150.
You've never experience the blues like this before:



  1. Chi Mihara Ankle Boots
  2. Laundry By Design Faux Fur Vest
  3. Oscar De La Renta Carved Ring
  4. Eliza J Faux Fur Coat
  5. Lorenza Antoniazzi Wool Cap
  6. 'Tour' Hunter Boots
  7. Leith Tie Back Jumpsuit
  8. Halston Heritage Gown
  9. Juliet & Company Cerise Earrings
  10. Fitbit Charge HR
a. Shoptiques Navy Trench
b. Essie 'After School Boy Blazer' Nail Polish
c. Your Fireside of the Story Navy Cardigan
d. Burberry 'Thomas Bear' Bag Charm

Memo 220: Weekend Warrior

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 1, 2016
Subject: Comfort is King on the Weekends
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The weekends were made for relaxing shades of grey, errands and red oxfords!

The busier that life gets and there more things that there are to do, the more of a fan I become of comfortable dressing. I wish I was the girl who can go to the grocery store, pick up dry cleaning and run a relatively short 10K in heels. I'm not that girl. I like for the calf burn that comes from heels to be well earned from a night out on the town. So, I call on my flat shoes for daytime weekend activities.

My flats range from oxfords, boots and newly added Superstar and Stan Smith Adidas. I literally start my looks from the bottom up. Once a few shoe options have been selected, I form the rest of the outfit based around those shoes.

I went out Saturday night wearing heels and my calves are still thanking me for it this morning. It shouldn't have to hurt to look good!














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