Monday, January 23, 2012

Found Event

It was Friday night and time to get dressed up. (cue cheers!) The Found Event was a wedding art and networking gathering of some of the best in the Twin Cities. I got to catch up with quite a lot of my friends in the business. The night was filled with laughs and delicious French macaroons from Cocoa & Fig.

(Faith, Megan and bump, me)

(Cadence, me)

Faith was the coordinator for my wedding. She's also a family friend and awesome.

Sequin skirt made an appearance, it was a good night.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Moleskin Monday: MLK Day

I'm posting this on Tuesday because my home computer is on it's way out. I had to wait until I got to work to post this. :(

I hope everyone had a fantastic Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I really enjoy this day because it sort of gets me ready for Black History Month which tends to be a highlight of my year. I'm glad I can recognize the battles we've won and the bridges we've crossed. We're still not quite there, but everyday we're making progress.

An art piece that has stayed with me since childhood is Norman Rockwell's The Problem We All Live With

I felt like sketching the little girl because her contrasting dress against her skin seemed so profound and ironic to me.

Celebrate diversity, and make a difference where you can.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Winter to Spring Wish List - plus a sketch

I didn't make a post about New Years resolutions because I tend not to make them. Not serious ones anyway. A few that I did come up with included sketching more and dressing more professionally at the office.

I'm going to start a weekly sketch post on Mondays featuring my Moleskin book sketches. Aptly named Moleskin Mondays, because I have a thing for alliteration. Clearly.

I'm throwing one out there for today just because.

Inspiration from the Sartorialist

On to the wish list. I wanted to be more consistent with work wear. I've found that during the week I'll look completely casual, then other days I look like I'm going for an interview. I know that I'll have some fluctuations here and there. However, I do want to create a more consistent look while not being boring.

I also like being able to wear bright colors for this season because it is really so gray outside.

A few things I have on my wish list for this season:

Banana Republic Striped Blazer

Banana Republic Slim Ankle Pant

Banana Republic Bella Pintuck Dot Blouse

Colorful dresses from Ann Taylor. Blue, Green

Pencil skirts from Loft. Yellow, Lace

J Crew Café Capri

We'll see what makes it's way into my closet. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Featured - The Fresh Factor

My beautiful friend and local blogger Kasidy asked me to write up a feature on Guatemala. (Can you tell I'm excited??)

Please, go check it out. While you're at it, feel free to follow her. ;)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Attempts at curly hair

If you've checked my FAQs, you know I have naturally curly hair. If you've seen my Pinterest pins lately, you can see that I'm infatuated with amazing curly/natural hair.

My coworker asked me this week if I relax my hair. Answer is, no. She asked why I didn't wear it curly, and I told her that my curls aren't that great. [insert pouty face]

They used to be pretty great. I dyed my hair and it all went downhill from there. My curls circa 2001 in one of my senior portraits:

I wore my hair curly less than five days in 2011. When I did, it was because I was in Guatemala or Hawaii, and flat ironing it was pretty pointless.

When I do attempt to wear it curly, as I did today, it is normally slightly wavy and really limp. I know that washing my hair, after it's been straight for a while will not hold any type of curl. I washed my hair twice in two days. I used only conditioner the second time, which was this morning.

I'm going to try to stick with it to get it back. Cross your fingers and say a prayer that some natural curl not this lame flat limp wavy crap is what sticks.

(hello craptastic bangs - they got tucked back after this photo)