storms a comin’// Remix #23

Today, I spent all day (and I do mean ALL day) in my studio taking pictures for my Etsy shop. So what else would I want to do after 5 hours of photographing myself but get dressed and go take more pictures. The weather man said it was supposed to storm bad today and it’s just now starting to roll in. When I took these shots though, it was that perfect time right before the storm hits. When the sky is cloudy but still bright. When the wind is strong yet still hot with humidity.

So what do you think of the new hair color? Bright and awesome, you say? I KNOW! I love it, too!

The thunder and lightning is rolling in now, so I think I’m going to log of and disconnect for a while, just to be safe. Have a great evening friends!

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From the desk of… // Remix #22

Yesterday, after weeks of begging and bargaining, I finally found someone generous enough to come over and help me move furniture so that I could finish setting up my studio. Thankfully my little brother hasn’t gotten sick of helping me move stuff yet (although yesterday may have been the tipping point though). Not only did he help me show an overstuffed loveseat through a sliding glass door that was about an inch too narrow for it to fit, he also helped me pick up this desk from the porch of some friends of our parents. I have been in desperate need of a real desk in my house to work from, and this beauty needed a new home, so it was a perfect match!

The desk was built in 1961 (its dated) and was originally used in a hospital. It’s so big! The top is bigger than my dining room table! Plus it has tons of drawer space, which I desperately need. The top coat of varnish could use a little touch up in places, but otherwise its in great condition. Once we got it in the truck, I realized that the front of it is actually peaked (it’s not a flat line), which meant that I couldn’t push it up against a wall. I think I like it better floating out like this anyway though. Now this is really starting to feel like a working office/studio!

Freebie// Remix #21

 

Another day, another new item in the mix. Two actually, the shirt and the shoes. To celebrate their entrance into the game, I decided to not really dress up yesterday, so that the focus could be entirely only the items themselves. That, and I was moving stuff yesterday and needed to wear pants. I call this outfit a freebie not because I pulled in items from outside the remix but because it felt kinda like cheating to put together a new outfit consisting of jeans and a tshirt.

I did manage to accessorize a bit though! The sunglasses were a fun touch, but I must confess I only put them on because it was ridiculously bright outside and I was in the beginning stages of a full on migraine at this point in the day. (This is what I wore yesterday, by the way. Still in my pjs today. ) The scarf also was worn out of necessity, not fashion savviness. You may have noticed I’ve been wearing a lot of these lately. Well, that’s because I am in much need of some root coverage in the hair department, which will thankfully be happening later today. When I went to get the dye yesterday, I found this color dye that I used a few years ago that can only be described as fuchsia red and I’m soo excited to have my hair that shade again.

Also on the agenda this weekend is a mini photo shoot for my new spring collection that will be debuting this week in my Etsy shop! I had hoped to get the pictures done earlier this week but some other tasks took precedent. At last count, my spring collection has over 60 items in it! I’m so happy with how it came together and can’t wait to share it with you! Here’s a little preview from some test shots I took yesterday. I was playing around with backdrops and lighting to find the perfect combo, and using some of my favorite new dresses for my test subjects!

Cute, eh? The floral dress has the cutest button covered snaps and the other dress is so incredibly soft! Both dresses will be available for purchase next week. Check back later to see the final products from the shoot!

The most interesting outfit ever// Remix #20

You want to know how interesting this outfit was?

I started to write this post about 4 hours ago. I uploaded the pics then, while I was waiting for that to finish, went into the kitchen to see what I could find for dinner. Cooked dinner, ate dinner, watched some “Thursday night done right,” finished sewing a dress, and even spent some quality time with my pets. I finally walked back into the room where my laptop was a few minutes ago and realized that I totally forgot to come back and finish blogging.

That’s how interesting this outfit was.

The incredible shrinking skirt// Remix #19

As promised, here is today’s remix. Number 19, almost 2/3 of the way done and I still haven’t worn all of my items at least once! I had to get dressed in a hurry this morning to catch a huge sale, so no time for anything super creative today. Still, I felt quite stylishly cute while saving tons of money. (Not on myself, of course, only for the shop.)

Ok, in my defense, when I bought this American Eagle denim skirt at the thrift store a year or two ago, it sat about an inch or two lower on my hips. I was about 10 lbs. lighter at the time, and apparently that makes a huge difference in whether or not a skirt is an acceptable length for a 30 year old women to wear. Not that it’s TOO short now… it’s just a different kind of short. Like that kind that has you checking it all day long to make sure everything important is still covered.