Earrings! Let me talk to/at you about earrings!
Since the fall I have seen statement earrings popping up on the ol’ fashion blogs and on the instagrams. I’m one to move cautiously if at all towards trends so I’ve been hanging back. I also have sensitive ears. BUT, I’ve had visions of statement earrings dancing through my head.
You may be thinking, “Great! I still have ALLLLLL of my chandelier earrings and hoops from college!” Well, I don’t want to burst your bubble because if you still like them, wear them… but this time around think bigger, quirkier, geometric, tassels, and pompoms. Think of them as little works of art.
So, I think I’m going to have to break out the neosporin and give the statement earring the college try. Here are a few I’m picturing to wear with a t-shirt, high waist jeans with a raw hem, and some clogs (click images to shop):
Happy Valentine’s Day guys and gals! Let you’re loved ones know how much they mean to you and be nice to strangers. Lord knows we all need more love… let that steep. XOXO
My dogs are my real life inspirations for this Valentine’s card. They say they love me A LOT.
I really like the way a bunch of eyes look… no pun intended. In design school we had to come up with a movie festival poster and I had the idea of a bunch of eyes. So I cut 100+ eyes out of magazines and collaged them together. I thought it looked awesome. My professor did not. But it’s an image/concept I always come back to. Remember this post?
I treat my nail polish as an accessory. I just don’t look right without painted nails.
An optional caption for this one was “don’t be a prick” but I didn’t think my grandmother would like that one very much. She’s old school like that.
I don’t know why but I had that Madonna song stuck in my head the other day so I decided to make it into a Valentine’s card. Now I really want some heart socks.
I’m a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Yes, I’m aware that it’s a “made-up holiday” but I don’t really care. Let’s celebrate all kinds of love you guys!
For the next seven days I’m going to post a hand drawn illustration for you to print, email, or text to your friend, parent, dog, and significant other.
Spread the love.
Remember in my New Year post and I mentioned using Instagram as a place of inspiration instead of jealousy? Well I went on a following spree of illustrators last year. I found a lot of good ones out there (later posts?). But the one I freaking love the most is Maria-Ines Gul.
I’ve always admired artists that are simple/minimal, clever, and interesting. I think it’s partly because those are my goals as an artist/illustrator/designer but I also know/appreciate how hard it is to do so. Simplicity is hard!
Maria-Ines Gul’s illustrations are perfection. They are perfectly quirky, understated, witty, interesting, and minimalistic. They are feminine but not girly. They are current but not trite. I basically want to be one of her illustrations.
I love the range she has in her work. Some pieces are super minimal while others are worked up a bit more with detail and whimsy.
All of her girls just seem so cool. Like I said… I want to be one of her illustrations (probably the least cool thing to say).
Who’s inspiring you these days?
Ho Ho HO! We are less than a week away from THE BIG DAY. Every year I can’t believe it and I’m not ready! We’re just that much closer to it being over and that makes me sad. Speaking of over… here are the last days of #Mollidays2016. If you missed it, here are days 1-4 and 5-8.
Day Nine :: The easiest and best gift there is, is wine. And if you’re taking my advice, here are some wine gift tags.
Day Ten :: Be sure to document the season… I made this handy photo checklist. Get your family involved and you’ll always remember Christmas 2016… even if you don’t want to.
Day Eleven :: Need some more Christmas decorations? How about this print of hand drawn snowflakes?
Day Twelve :: For the final day, I made a coloring sheet from all of this year’s illustrations. Enjoy!