Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Art Talk Tuesday: Picture Pages

I've made an effort to fill a page a day in my sketch book this year. I know we are only 13 days in...but so far I think I've only missed about 4 days. Here are some of my favorites from this past week.  I hope you had a great weekend and may this week be ever creative! 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday Threads: Kicks

So I've always loved a great pair of sneakers...but recently I have fallen in love with a few pairs. I have to give credit to Urban Outfitters and Madewell for partnering up with classic sneaker companies like Brooks and Saucony. What's  on your list this week?

Brooks, Urban Outfitters $85

Adidas, Stan Smith @ Urban Outfitters, $75

Saucony, Madewell $75


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wardrobe Wednesday: Black, White and Bold Colors

Happy Wednesday!  

1. Warby Parker, Coley frames (here)
2. Blue knot earrings (similar here)
3. J.Crew, Green Bubble necklace (similar here)
4. Merona, Stripe Dress (similar here)
5. Coach, Driving mocs (here)


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Art Talk Tuesday: Hello 2015 !

Happy New Year! 

This year I really want to make sure I do a few things... 
1. Try to be as healthy as my husband
2. Get my home organized...I'll be 37 this month. I want to stop feeling like I live in  STY... 
3. Get back to basics... i.e. draw everyday. So here you go... 

These are my first two drawings/ paintings of the year. I had missed my sketchbook and watercolors. It felt so nice to give myself a few minutes. 

Juggling two kids, work, and everything else has been a challenge, but this is a great way to decompress and let it go (as my favorite 4 year old would say). So here's to 2015! I hope this year is the best one yet for all of us! 


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday Threads: Sexy Flexy Frames

This week I had to go pick up a pair of glasses that were being made for me. While at the shop, I noticed a case with vibrantly colored frames. I asked about them and was told they were the best, they weigh next to nothing and are flexible to no risk of them breaking (insert 5 month old who likes to tear my glasses off my face). The legs are interchangeable so you aren't stuck with the same pair ever...and at $200 they are an easy YES! MUST HAVE! 

I've found it hard to locate them online for buying, but some boutique frame shops seem to carry them. Here in Miami you can find them at Lopez Optica on Coral Way and 22. You can learn more about them on the company website though. 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sometimes Life Gets in the Way...Music Monday + Art Talk Tuesday

What can I say? I'm busy...but I need to always remind myself this is my outlet for ME. I need to give myself some me time...don't you all agree (for yourselves, of course). Life with a 5.5 month old and a 3.11 yr old is fast paced and when you add a layer of work and friends and volunteer commitments...it gets harder to find time for myself.

However, the only time I really get to be by myself is in the car. After the kids have been dropped off and on my way to pick them up I am afforded about 30-40 minutes to myself...so I listen to music.

Here's what I've been digging recently...

Rather Be by Clean Bandit 
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift 
On the subject of art, the video to Shake it Off is really funny. I'm glad to see what even though MTV no longer plays videos, the art of video music video making has not been lost. One of my favorite videos of all time is "Land of Confusion" by Genesis... remember it? With the puppets... watch it here. I also am a fan of the Bedtime Story video by Madonna. The BEST music video ever...is not a video, it's a movie, The Beatles Hard Days Night! It's genius, moving from comedic performances to thoughtful and witty music performances.

What are some of your favorites?


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday Threads: Toms + Target

I am so excited about this Target collaboration! I am definitely going to be in line at 6:00am for this one...call me crazy.

Toms will give back (as they normally do) shoes for shoes and meals and blankets for apparel. The entire collection is also rumored to be under $50 a piece.

Happy Philanthropic Shopping!