My Style: Flower Child

Friday, May 22, 2015

Can you feel it? Spring fever is turning into summer lovin'. The days are getting longer and the sun seems to be shining brighter. Nothing but good vibes and good times are on the horizon. The summer makes me nostalgic for a time that I didn't even live through. Classic Americana. Peace signs, tie dye, denim bellbottoms, and flower power. Makes me want to listen to that Sly and the Family Stone song Hot Fun in the Summertime on repeat. All of that free spirited bohemian style is making a comeback this year, so why not embrace it.


Don't Hide Your Freckles

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

No, that's not dirt on my face. I don't have some obscure skin condition. I wasn't born like this, but they did kind of happen. They're just freckles. They are like the stars in the night sky. The specks of semi-dark sweetness in a chocolate chip cookie. Unique and irregular spots shared by cheetahs, giraffes, leopards, the 101 Dalmatians, and a number of humans. When I see other people with freckles, it's like we're in our own club. We totally understand the need for sunscreen, the quest to find shade on a sunny day, and the weird stares we get from confused non-freckled folk. Despite the strange looks and the occasional mean comment, I don't cover them up. There are way too many. And why would I want to?


DIY With P.S. - I Made This...

Friday, May 15, 2015

There's something incredibly satisfying about looking at an accessory or fancy cupcakes and thinking "Yeah, I made that!" Sure, you can easily go to a store and buy it, but the feeling isn't the same. Even if it's not the best of the best at least you can pat yourself on the back for the creation. We take pride in our own workmanship. Creating something with your bare hands makes you feel like when humans first created the wheel. Triumphant! So when Erica of P.S. - I Made This... invited me to a DIY fiesta, I was super excited. Crafting, here I come!


What I Learned About Beauty From My Mother

Monday, May 11, 2015

My mother hardly wears makeup, washes her face with a bar of sandalwood soap, and uses coconut oil in her hair. She avoids the sun, drinks tons of water, and has a routine of stretches that has kept her more flexible that sometimes I think I’ll ever be. As I tried to think of beauty advice that she’s given me, I realized that none of it has much to do with a particular product, or even any form of a routine. I’ve really only seen her stick to coconut oil in her hair, a good eyelash curler and some kind of shiny lip gloss. "Men like shiny things," she says.