Monday, January 30, 2012

Skull Candy

{Oxfords: Bass -- Jeans: Levi's -- Tunic: c/o Sheinside -- Cardigan: H&M}






About a month ago I was approached by a lovely rep for the online clothing boutique, Sheinside, and was asked if I would be interested in collaborating with them. I was given a certain amount to spend and was able to pick out a lovely item {this purple skull tunic} and all I had to do was wear it on my blog! They didn't ask me to the review the item, but that's what I'm doing! The first thing that attracted to me to this piece was of course it's color, purple. The second was the awesome, yet subtle, skull pattern. It matches my personal style perfectly sugar with a little kick! I was so excited when the package came I could hardly hold in the squeals wanting to come out. I ripped through the plastic envelope and was pleased that the coloring and pattern looked as nice as it did online. There weren't any loose threads and the fabric is much thicker than I thought it would be, both pleasant surprises. I did have one issue though. The sleeves were a tad tight on my arms, which is probably my fault for not double checking all the measurements. I noticed after a half hour that it didn't feel uncomfortable or anything like that. I should also mention that it is listed as a dress on the website... due to my height though that definitely wasn't going to happen. As you can see it is quite short on me! Luckily it makes an adorable tunic, and I'm excited to get a lot of use out of it. 

I'm also excited because today was my first day back at school! All my teachers seem nice, even though I am a bit scared for my math class. I know if I work hard it will all turn out okay though. Even though I had to get up way too early and stumble out of bed and to the car in the freezing icy morning, it was worth it for my first class! Art. The teacher seems amazing and I am excited to just relax for the two hour class, listen to music, and let the creativity pour out. I needed this class so bad last semester. Is art the best therapy out there? I think yes. 

Unfortunately my poor kitty got fixed last thursday and now she is staring at me in her cone with wide pleading eyes. I think she needs snuggles now, happy monday everyone! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another Day


{Boots: DSW -- Tights: H&M -- Dress: Modcloth -- Cardigan: Target}





Not much to say today... hope you are having a lovely week 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ready! Set! Snow!


Finally! Some snow, I've been waiting forever. It always seems like everyone else in the world gets snow before we do, leaving me wanting even more! Right now I am just sitting in front of our french doors staring out into the world of glistening white. It is so beautiful, it's hard to even explain. The worst part -- it will be gone shortly. Today will be back up to the mid 40s and rain will be pouring down, melting all the beauty, all the dreams. I'll miss you gleaming snow!

{yes, I am a nerd}




{Oxfords:Modcloth -- Tights: Target -- Dress: Modcloth -- Cardigan: Thrifted -- Gloves: Vintage -- Scarf -- New York}


I wore this out on a movie date with my boyfriend the other night. We went to see Mission Impossible and boy, Tom Cruise still has it. He did an amazing job, I am secretly hoping they make another one soon! 

I've been having this urge lately to learn how to use a sewing machine. I am not sure where to start though, my {as in my boyfriend's sister's} sewing machine doesn't even work. I should take it in to get it fixed, but not really sure where to do that either. I want to sew spring dresses and make cute gloves. Lately it's been difficult to express my creative side, although I did get some of that out while making this layout {was a total blast!}. School is starting back up next week and I'm taking a drawing class, which I can barely wait for! So excited, it's been forever since I have had an actual art class. Ones I have taken in the past always find a way to calm my worries and ease my spirit. I could use some of that right now :) 

Did you all have a great weekend? Were you snowed in like me?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Smitten Saturday

Wowzers! It has been a terribly long time since I have done an inspiration post. So sorry about that! It's not that my inspiration file is running low, there has just been no time! Fortunately things are returning back to a normal routine and I am more excited than ever to update Wild Flower more regularly and perhaps even a new layout!

Here is what's been on my mind lately!







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Have a great weekend darlings!





Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rosy In Winter





{Boots: DSW -- Tights: H&M -- Dress: Modcloth -- Belt: Forever 21 -- Jacket: Modcloth -- Purse: Cambridge Satchel Company}


All the winter excitement is now over. The holidays, the Disney vacation, and the visits from my family. I woke up this morning, after sleeping well past 11 AM, and ate a bowl of cereal all alone. The silence was comforting though, after all the hustle and bustle I've been going through. I read my lovely Dan Brown novel, anyone here read The Lost Symbol? So good! Then I cleaned a bit, which always seem to help put me at ease, the tediousness of it all is very welcoming. I seem to get some of my best thinking time done while cleaning. And today I realized I really want to learn how to cook! I can pop waffles in the toaster and make a mean grilled cheese, but that's about the extent of my capabilities. So my question to you guys is where does one find simple but delicious recipes? Is that something you just pop into google? Or perhaps I should go out and buy a cooking book, have any recommendations for that?

In another news I pulled out my Cambridge satchel yesterday, I forgot how lovely it is! Seriously one of the best birthday gifts I have ever received! Thanks darling! 


Monday, January 16, 2012

Royalty


{Oxfords -- Rack Room Shoes -- Tights: H&M -- Dress: Modcloth -- Cardigan: Anthropologie -- Belt: Thrifted -- Hat: Modcloth}




Love my new cap I received for Christmas. It somehow magically matches this cardigan I got last year! Plus it kept my ears all nice toasty for the day!


Purple has always been one of my favorite colors. Up till recently however, I didn't own any purple clothing! Thanks to my loving family and the holiday season my wardrobe is now filled with purple goodies, including, dresses, scarfs, hats, and tights! Why is purple my favorite you ask? It's majestic and girly soft at the same time. The best part is common folk were not allowed to wear purple back in the day, it was reserved for royalty alone. Which is just a little fact I picked up through my obsession with the Tudors {no, not just the TV show! Though it was really good.. } I feel connected to them somehow, which I am sure is silly. I have this little belief that I was on of Henry VIII's wives that her head chopped off. I'm super sensitive to things touching the front of my neck... I can't even wear turtle necks or shirts buttoned all the way to the top. I know it's a weird theory, but maybe in a past life, who knows!

Just want to mention quickly here that Modcloth is having a sale on hundreds of items, up to 70% off! I might have snagged four dresses already... anyways check it out!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Kittens Meow


{Oxfords: Target -- Tights: Target -- Dress: Forever 21 -- Belt Thrifted -- Scarf :Kohl's --Jacket: Urban Outfitters -- Mittens & Cap: Modcloth}





Brr! It was freezing during this photo shoot. I'm lucky you can't really tell how red my nose was! The wind was bone chilling and finger numbing! My sister, who has lived in Southern California her whole life, was literally turning purple by the time we were running back to the car. Luckily I had my mittens and cap to keep me warm. Aren't they the most adorable? I got them during that suer lovely sale Modcloth had a few months back. Which makes me realize I never buy anything full price. Always from the thrift store or on sale at a regular store! Haha, I'm silly. 

I'm really happy my sister is visiting, she's genuinely fun to be around. And she likes to take pictures for lookbook, which means we can take pictures for each other. Considering my remote antenna snapped in my pocket the other day, it's pretty good timing!

If you were curious about the grave yard backdrop, well, yesterday was Friday the 13th. And what better place to take pictures? That's also why I chose to wear my little black kitten things! Make sure to check the pictures I took & edited of my sister, Kindra