Posts tagged ‘inspiration’
I have a habit of slipping into books. Be it a trash novel, a collection of essays, or a book filled with pretty pictures, I tend to procrastinate on things by telling myself I’m being productive with a book in my hand. Sometimes this “productive procrastination” does nothing for me; see the two weeks I spent reading all four Twilight books. Other times however, this welcomed idle time inspires me, and we all know that inspiration can only lead to productivity.
I’ve been in a bit of a rut with my wardrobe lately. I hate being repetitive, but the comfort of the same pair of jeans, boots, and sweater were starting to become all too appealing. On one of those more frustrating mornings where I stand in a towel with wet hair staring at my closet ready to burst into tears because I have “nothing to wear,” I flopped onto my bed and picked up a book stashed in a pile on my bedside table. The book was Gypset Style, a gift I received a few years ago but hadn’t flipped through since the first time I opened it. An hour later, not only was my hair dry, but I felt like I was as cool as Jade Jagger in all her kaftan and embroidered jacket glory. Reality check: I am nowhere near as cool as her, I was still in my towel, and my closet is a joke in comparison, but the idea lightbulb was there.
With a little help from my relatively new moroccan-inspired jacket, a new light was shed on my closet and I slipped into a pair of old palazzo pants as if they were the latest addition to my wardrobe. It’s not that I hadn’t thought of wearing them, it’s just that I couldn’t get previous palazzo pant outfits out of my head. Just like a chef looks through different cookbooks for new ways to prepare chicken, I look to picture-filled books for new ways to style my palazzos (among other things).
This is me having fun in my pants that are too long.
I can be serious too.
Chin dimples are also a great source of inspiration, just ask Rubens.
And I’m done.
// photos by Emily Malan
A Taste of Yummy
I’m all over the place when it comes to inspiration. From the outfits I wear to my interior design choices, I’m like a raccoon barreling through garbage cans until I find something that looks tasty enough to use. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by the colors in foods – which my also be because I’ve been eating my face off, but that’s a whole other can of garbanzo beans.
Just this past Saturday I painted my living room “Raspberry Pudding” (no joke, that’s the name of the paint), and I wore a citrus inspired outfit consisting of lime green, lemon yellow, and blood orange red to a dinner last week. And while it’s kind of a gross concept to think about, you can’t deny that the crispy brown of a perfectly roasted chicken is a magnificent hue for a pair of shoes.
“Oh my gosh! I love your boots!”
“Thanks, they’re roast chicken brown.”
So, to start your week off with some hunger pains, here are some yummies currently inspiring me in my everyday life.
// photos via pinterest
H E A V Y ▲ M E T A L
Hi, my name is Sonia and I’m a Stud-a-holic.
No, not the studs with big muscles that stand outside Abercrombie posing with tourists (blech! I hate muscles), I mean the studs that are fastened on to those jaw dropping Balmain jackets, the studs that Sid Vicious was pretty much born wearing, the studs that I’m tempted to add to every single article of my clothing.
The truth of the matter is, I love studs, and I’ve loved them for a long time. In high school I rarely left the house without
a disgusting amount of eyeliner either my black or white studded belt and in college a lot of my jewelry was made up of pyramid studded bracelets and pendents. Today, there isn’t a type of clothing in my closet that isn’t studded. Studded dresses, studded jackets, studded shoes (I just added to this with my recent Converse DIY), studded underwear…just kidding, I don’t have any of that.
If you look around you’d be surprised at how many things have studs: furniture, car interiors, even some dog collars have studs! For the record, I’m not trying to justify my addiction, I’m merely explaining how awesome studs are. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a DIY studded leather jacket to attend to…