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  • Post Title 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body

    POSTED ON December 12, 2013

    Do you ever find yourself casually (albeit aggressively) assuring those around you that “graphic tee’s are your life?” Me too. In fact, this week alone, I’ve worn a graphic tee every single day (count that up, it’s 4) AND I’ve said the exact phrase above a good handful of times. Most people have responded by telling me to rethink my life situation (they don’t get it). I did get one hug out of the whole thing though, which either way does mean that I’m winning. I was cruising through le old blog and I noticed that this little haven is a tad bit light in the graphic department. So you little Thursday-loving readers, let’s get clever with 10 clever sayings to wear on your body. 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body 10 Clever Sayings to Wear on Your Body Find your own clever: 1234, 5678910

    Now that we’re all feeling quite clever, let’s shift directions. Ready, set, focus…on a little heartwarming fundraiser put on by our friends over at the Fiesta Movement.

    To raise money for the Covenant House, Ford is working with What’s Trending for their 2nd annual Tube-a-thon. What is a tube-a-thon you ask? It’s a live-streamed holiday party on What’s Trending, featuring some big YouTube stars as well as some other celebs. Tune in for 2 hours of  fundraising music, comedy, performances and lots of surprises from your favorite online stars.  This little shindig is happening TONIGHT, Thursday, December 12 at 6pmPT/9pm ET

    The bottom line: Tweet or stream along with the hashtag #Tubeathon or #FiestaMovement, and for every tweet What’s Trending and Fiesta Movement will donate $1 to Covenant House.  Cross tube-a-thon-attendence off your bucket list and pop in. It doesn’t get much easier than that, kids. I hope you’ll all join along.


    POSTED IN Style
  • Post Title Let’s all get Fiesta-ive

    POSTED ON December 4, 2013

    One food-filled holiday down, a few insane shopping days behind us, and now, it’s time for you and I to do some damn relaxing. AND SO, I present to you some funky little videos from a little project called the Fiesta Movement.

    When the team reached out and asked me to help spread the word on the cool things they were doing, it felt like a no brainer.  So now you’re all thinking WTF, how is that a no brainer?!? YOU WRITE A FASHION BLOG?!?!?! The FIESTA is a car!!!

    I’ll explain before you get emotional. Ford is doing something different. They are a big, well-known brand, the best at making great cars and, obviously, decades old. They decided to push the envelope and try something new. Just when you think you have them figured out as a brand, here they go doing something young, relevant and fun (the exact opposite of what you’d expect). I’m ALL about brands defying their typical stereotypes and learning to speak to their customers in a new way. That my friends, is something that I can get behind and thought you might be able to, too.

    So on this day dubbed your relaxation day, enjoy a few of my favorite videos from the movement.

    This dude made some music…with his car. Yeah, you heard that right. So good.

    Ford chose a ton of different personalities for this movement, dubbing 100 of them “agents” of the Fiesta Movement.  A trio of these agents teamed up to make a video of an epic overreaction, one girl thew a totally unique spin on a feature video and miss Lisbug made this cute video while freaking out on the set of Vampire Diaries.

    Ps. There are a ton more where these came from.  If you’re so inclined, pop over to their site and explore all of their missions, agents and other cool content.

    This post is sponsored by the Fiesta Movement. As always, this post is all me. You already knew that. 


    POSTED IN Life
  • Post Title Spruce your place up with Amanda Brown

    POSTED ON December 4, 2013

    Remember the last time I went on and on about our new loft, oh about, a year and a half ago? Well kids, that moving time has come yet again and the boyfriend and I are officially living in our new loft! The place is killer and we are obsessed with decorating it to the fullest.

    When Amanda’s team reached out to me about her new book, obviously I jumped at the idea. HELLO, MAKING CUSTOM FURNITURE? YES PLEASE. Turns out, the whole reupholstering thing is so much easier with Amanda by your side. The book is really cool, super inspiration and even had me racking my brain for projects I could tackle immediately. Who isn’t all about giving their furniture (clothing, life, face, etc) that customized feel these days?

    Spruce your place up with Amanda Brown

    The first few pages of a creative book are always my favorite. It’s like a little snapshot into how the whole thing was created, and I think, a little insight into the authors unique creative process.

    Spruce your place up with Amanda Brown

    But am I really going to reupholster a chair? Yes. Well, someday. I don’t exactly have a fabulous vintage chair eagerly waiting to be torn apart, so, I’m going to start with…A PILLOW. Perfect. I’ll do that. It’s happening. This little thrifted velvet skirt that I picked up for a photo shoot would be the bomb . com on a pillow.  Do we agree?

    Spruce your place up with Amanda Brown

    Here’s the fun part for you kiddos (on your relaxation day, after all). Want a copy for yourself? You can win one and some other really cool stuff, too.

    Here’s how: Upload a photo and caption that shows the Story Publishing team an ugly chair needs a redo, on The Spruce Ugliest Chair Contest on Facebook. What’s in it for you? The winner will receive an upholstery hand tool kit ($250 value), a $200 gift certificate for fabric from Spruce, custom design recommendations from Amanda Brown, and a signed copy of the book!

    Go get ‘em tiger.


    POSTED IN DIY, Home Design, Life
  • Post Title 8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    POSTED ON December 2, 2013

    Hi guys! Things have been OH-SO-QUIET around here, but that’s about to change. What better way to kick things off than with a nice little list of must have items for the cold months ahead?

    So grab your credit card, pull up your favorite online shop and go crazy on Cyber Monday’s ass why dontcha?

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    8 Winter Items to Buy on Cyber Monday

    Not even joking, you need every-single-thing on this winter items list…or expect no new friends.

    I’m half way there by now, so let’s see who gets to the finish line first (read: me…because I just ordered the remaining 4 items in my online shopping binge. Oh hey, what’s up Cyber Monday?).

    Shop these items at Asos and everywhere else in the world that sells cool shit, for that matter.


    POSTED IN Style
  • Post Title slips on fire and a pale queen | OUTFIT

    POSTED ON July 8, 2013

    hi guys! if you’re still out there, let me holla at you real quick. i miss you! let’s be homies again, okay?

    thought of the day for you kiddos: how weird is the word slips? HELLA weird. it’s both an action and an article of clothing. pretty versatile, but mostly weird.

    second thought of the day (you deserve it): have you ever seen a person so pale? DOUBT IT. im embarrassed but also really proud to have created both a stylish outfit and a Guinness world record all in one. maaaaad skills.

    slips on fire and a pale queen | OUTFIT

    slips on fire and a pale queen | OUTFIT

    slips on fire and a pale queen | OUTFIT

    get yourself the look: free people trapeze slip | free people (under) slip | halogen flats | thrifted bag & hat 


    POSTED IN Outfits
  • Post Title DUNK | Outfit

    POSTED ON May 21, 2013

    DUNK | Outfit

    I’ve been dying for wedge sneakers for a while now (along with every other trend loving sister out there). I love this particular pair of dunks for their perfectly in sync masculine and feminine hits. They dare to be called my favorite shoe (gasp). Paired with these crazy metallic skinnies, this outfit definitely caused some reactions. (Just like when I wore them at Alt with my leopard booties.) People stared. I mean really, is an outfit even worth it’s salt without a good eye roll here and there? My favorite was an old man that I breezed past on my way to lunch. He did a single. double. triple take. And then a gapping hole filled his mouth as he stared some more (long after I had passed him). I really hope he went on to tell every person he knew about the “crazy girl” he saw at lunch. #Success.

    DUNK | Outfit

    DUNK | Outfit

    DUNK | Outfit

    DUNK | Outfit

    Let’s just take a second to soak in that beautiful view shall we? Yeeeesh. Find more from this amazing spot here.

    DUNK | Outfit

    DUNK | Outfit

    As always, these fab shots are by Andrew, aka AVH (all the cool kids are saying it), aka my lover.

    You can find him on the gram here (@avh_state) or on the webs here.

    Nike Dunk Wedge Sneakers | Nasty Gal Metallic Skinny Jeans | Comune (mens) Tee | Tiffany’s Necklace


    POSTED IN Outfits
  • Post Title It’s a Pastel World | Outfit

    POSTED ON May 15, 2013

    Just so we’re on the same page, I want you all to know my life the day I wore this outfit. Ps. All commentary courtesy of the male gender…

    “It’s like an Easter egg just walked through my door.”

    Its a Pastel World | Outfit

    “You are a vision in pastel.”

    Its a Pastel World | Outfit

    “That’s a very bright shirt.”

    Its a Pastel World | Outfit

    “Woah, it’s bright in the kitchen this morning.”

    Its a Pastel World | Outfit

    “WOAH HOLY CRAP WHAT THE BRIGHT!?”

    Its a Pastel World | Outfit

    “You match your post-its.”

    Its a Pastel World | Outfit

    So here’s me, after all that verbal jazz, just doin’ my thang…

    Its a Pastel World | Outfit

    All shots by Andrew. Find him on the gram HERE (@avh_state) or on the webs HERE (Exaggerated State).

    JCrew Tee | Halogen (via Nordstrom) Ankle Strap Flats | shades borrowed from the bf


    POSTED IN Outfits