::i want to ride my bicycle, i want to ride my bike::

Monday, 30 August 2010

above images from weheartit

image from The Bicycle Muse

image from The Bicycle Muse

Everyone needs a good bicycle. It's eco-friendly, extra exercise, and a part of your style. I made a goal to start riding my bike to work a couple days a week. Which is difficult given that the Florida sunshine terrorizes us this time of year ("summer" lasts 3 seasons). Kendi from Kendi Everyday even took her lovely two-wheeler for a spin. I've also been following London Cycle Chic, which is where I stumbled upon The Bicycle Muse. I can't wait to put this lovely item on my beach cruiser to carry my laptop to work. They have so many cute accessories to spice up your bike (don't deny the slight reference to the Spice Girls there-- spice up your life!). My brother has a slight obsession with bikes, so I blame him for my slight obsession.

::hair today, gone tomorrow::

Friday, 27 August 2010

For years now I feel like I've been neglecting my hair. I hate paying the absurd prices for professional highlights, boxed color always makes my hair freakishly orange, my lack of motivation in the morning to blow dry and style, and should I really spend $22 on shampoo? (literally money down the drain if you ask me). The roll-out-of-bed-with-natural-flowing-waves is my IDEAL style, but it doesn't come easily (if ever). Most days are hit or miss. FYI: today is a miss. Here's some inspiration. Cheers to great hair days!

photos courtesy of weheartit

::yard sale::

Thursday, 26 August 2010

I couldn't find this book at the library, so I'll probably just have to wing it. This weekend J decided to have a yard sale. Neither of us has really hosted a yard sale-- I'm not counting the couple my family had when I was younger. My mom gets all the credit there. I was probably playing manhunt or baseball in the yard with my brothers.
Is it strange that I'm super excited, almost jumping, at the opportunity? Considering the number of yard/garage/moving/estate/take my $*!# sales I've been to, I'm experienced, right?

Yesterday, I hand selected a trunk-full of shoes, clothes, kitchen wear, electronics, old decorations, etc. Usually, there seems to be an emotional connection between me and my "stuff". I'll make up some excuse to keep a hidious blouse I've kept since 7th grade. Although, this time it felt refreshing to remove some of that clutter out of my apartment. I tried to say, "Okay, anything I haven't touched in a year, into the bag." That seemed to work pretty well. But then I realized, I could try to sell stuff I don't really care too much about, make the money and buy something else. Any excuse to go shopping works for me. Now, I'm prepared to tag them with the nickle-sized neon stickers in yellow, orange, pink, and green-- the neon is scientifically proven to attract more attention*. Any other tips???

*Maybe not scientifically proven, but I'll take this householdtip article's word for it.


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

I'm pleased to announce that I've made my first sale with 6 petals. Woohoo! Although it was my friend, she's now the proud owner of an adorable pair of vintage mushroom trays and a lovely flowered purse with wooden handle. I managed to get a shot of the mushroom trays:

Here are some ways to use these cute trays:
  • Perfect on a night stand for jewelry
  • In the kitchen with a slice of raspberry cheesecake
  • Holding a Capri Blue candle tin (Volcano 6 scented of course)
  • A soap holder
  • Hang on a wall
  • On a table by the front door to hold your keys

::monday music spotlight::

Monday, 23 August 2010

Take a moment to forget the fact that it's Monday and listen to Lykke Li. I recently stumbled upon her music this weekend and it was love at first tune.

images courtesy of lykkeli.com

::graphic details::

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Love, love, love creative print advertising. And, typography-- but that's another story...

All photos courtesy of Ad of the World


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

I've always been so intrigued by psychology & sociology. No, I'm not going to divulge into the complexities of Maslow's hierarchy of needs or anything that has to do with Freud. I've just always been interested in the uniqueness of every human being-- studying my fellow homosapien. Yes, people watching is a hobby of mine (especially waiting for my flight at the airport or eating lunch at the window seat).

I applaud the brave women who wear some fashion styles that are very trendy, yet are opposite of the norm {this is where I should give a shoutout to all the amazing style bloggers out there that I follow}. Uniqueness is something to be proud of; it's the fingerprint that makes us one-of-a-kind, UNIQUE. Of course there are times where I say, "who cares, I'm wearing this!" I'm also guilty of putting on an outfit and saying "I can NOT wear this in public," and change to something dull immediately. I'd like to be the type that says, "Who gives a shit. I'm going to wear overalls with a plaid button down shirt and wedges because it's comfy AND it looks good on me, yea, that's right." ...and yes, I do hope overalls make a comeback. Speaking of...I think they might!


Photo courtesy of Ralph Lauren

Photo courtesy of J. Crew


Look, the New York Times even wrote about it here. Poll of the day...

::sneak peak::

Sunday, 15 August 2010

My motivation is growing. I'm finding inspiration all over and words of wisdom from those close to my heart. I'm hoping to launch the store by the end of the month for everyone to get a closer glimpse of all the goodies. The digital shelves are filling up with one-of-a-kind items. I'm so excited that I've decided to give the blogger world a sneak peak! Lots more to look forward to.

This adventure is just starting, but I can't help but have that "butterflies in your stomach" feeling. For some reason, my palms start to tingle when I get anxious (fun fact of the day). Maybe anxious isn't the right word. More like...zealous. Yep, that's it, zealous.
How was your weekend? I always love a good story...


Thursday, 12 August 2010

Nearing the ripe old age of 25, I'm finally beginning to come into my own style. I'm not sure how to classify it other than a melting pot: vintage, classic Americana, indie/bohemian/hippie chic. Does that even make sense? I guess it really doesn't have to.

Since we are bombarded by media, it's easy to feast my eyes on all the wonderful goods that are screaming, "Christina, buy me, buy me!" And my ability to say 'NO' is weak to say the least. I blame it on my XX chromosomes. Recent style items I currently have my eyes on:

From top to bottom: Tory Burch Rosie Top, Stella McCartney Fall Lookbook Outfit (yes, I want it all), ModCloth Taupe Opera Dress, Lucky Brand Carlal Boots, Anthropologie Hello Sunday Blazer, Navy Crocheted Vest from Second Skin vintage

I want it, I need it, I gotta have it.
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