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Pirate Layers

4.12.2018




-wearing-
vintage wrap dress-as-duster
ag jeans 
free people Tunic
current air leather jacket 
barney's boots
minor history backpack 
uniqlo heattech turtleneck

-beauty notes- 
label .M curl soufflĂ©, twisted into sections of hair, and air-dried
rachel comey's liquid eyeliner pen continues to be the only eyeliner I manage to draw proper lines with

I think it's safe to say I wear a duster at least 2-3 times a week. Whether it's a cardigan, or an open dress like this one. I dunno, I guess it just adds opportunity for play and a little drama when I walk down the street and a gust of wind picks up, or when I take a seat on the train and wrap it around me.
The tunic here PLUS the ribbon ties on the dress/duster gave everything here a little pirate-y flair, which I'm ok with.

Arrgh.

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Jewelry? Sunglasses? Nah, they both.

4.07.2018






Molly Rose sunglasses
Jacquemus sweater
Vintage strap dress
Thank you Jake + Char for letting me watch your cat and use your bedroom <3

Spent the last month or so focusing on day-jobbin' and other projects. It's funny, I know that Instagram is the thing bloggers influencers are supposed to pay attention to, but I find Instagram exhausting and not as fun as it used to be- I put way too much pressure on myself to appear a certain way on there- so I'd rather just put a bunch of photos and stories on here. There's more room to goof off a little more on De Lune, which is nice.

Anywhose, LOOK AT THESE SUNGLASSES! Ain't they fun? They have a fabulous story-

Molly Rose takes sunglass frames, and replaces the rigid plastic arms with these sterling silver chains that feature different dangle designs to drape behind your ears. Very 60's, very awesome.
But here's the thing about these frames: they are inclusive for those who are hearing impaired, and wear hearing aids day-to-day.  For those who wear devices like hearing aids, these frames compliment the technology that help make hearing and speaking easier- plus, they look DOPE.

With lots of different colors and designs to choose from, the sunglasses are fun, the dangles are fun, and I hear audible gasps when I take these out of my bag, and put them on while I'm preparing to get off the train. In short, I love any piece that gets a lot of attention, and these certainly do.

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Radiating Sun Manicure

3.11.2018







So last weekend I stumbled upon Wild Oleander in my neighborhood, a proper beauty parlor for the community, to be sure. The tropical retro furniture outside the joint serves as a sunny welcome, and I wandered in from the street wondering what the place actually was, and I soon saw others do the same when I came back for a manicure a few days later. 

There is certainly a level of decorum one should follow when requesting anything custom anywhere. Don't expect magic, don't expect to know what you want, and definitely respect the time of others.
The salon has a couple of seasonal manicure designs on their menu, but upon hearing I could try requesting something, I knew exactly which kind of design I wanted to try, but I don't think I had ever tried writing it down, less explain the damn thing. I was paired with Damisa, who patiently listened to me as I clumsily rattled off the design idea I wanted to try: 

"ITHINKIWANNADOTHISHALFMOONRADIATINGINTHINLINESLIKEANETCHINGBUTIALSOWANNATRYCLEARNAILPOLISH??"

Finally, after this crazy redhead rattled off this thing she wanted to have on her fingers, Damisa suggested I bring up an image of what I wanted, and we'd go from there. I googled "Radiating lines, etching" into image search, found a thing, and we went to town.
After a coat of clear gel polish, I held my breath as Damisa took the skinniest brush she could find, and started to paint these glittery lines on my nails. 

The resulting manicure is something I have always wanted: intricate, simple, pretty like jewelry. Thanks to the clear background, it has been growing out super nicely for a week now, and it feels great to look down at my hands every once in a while and admire someone's hard work, especially after they listened to my crazy ass.

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Mood Board • Weekend Errand Run

2.18.2018








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I'm only just starting to get pretty good at knowing whether or not I'm actually going to wear something before I commit to buying it. I have super limited space these days in a small apartment, and my north star shopping-wise has been something along the lines of what we have here. In other words: I need to find a good trench coat and then an excellent sandwich.

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