Hey Everyone! Happy Monday! It is BEAUTIFUL weather outside at last today and I am taking full advantage of this sunshine! I woke up this morning and automatically knew this hippy boho vibe pull over was just the thing for the day. Since I haven’t gotten a base tan just yet I didn’t want to bare all, so this look was just the right balance between skin and cover. The jean shorts an an old style from Lucky Brand Jean and I have worn them probably a million trillion times, but they are just too easy to pop on! They are a loose fit, so I’m not restrained and incomfortable with the wearing denim in the heat feeling, all while having a bit of a character with the adorable pop of color with the pockets poking through. The top is also a classic Lucky Brand look. The two together pull off a perfect fit fr the springtime sunchine! You all have seen these fabulous boots on this blog before, but I just can’t helpmyself, they were too cute. The laces called to me!
Have a happy Monday everyone! How are you enjoying the springtime?
Hey everyone! So as I’m approaching the end of my finals I figured I just leave a quick tiny post.
I’ve basically been living inside working on all my projects so I was so happy to spend a little time outside in the sunshine today!
I hope you all had a great weekend and if you’re in the middle of finals good luck! The summer is almost here!
Hey everyone!! How have you all been? I hope your spring is starting out lovely! I have been craming (as usual) with projects and finals within these next 2 weeks and it has been crazyyy. Today was a casual day in class where I actually wasn’t going to be elbow deep in printing inks and paints, so I finally took the opportunity to put on some gold chain accessories and a pair of my all time favorite skinny jeans!
These snake print jeans are the brand Flying Monkey. I bought them 2 years ago actually but they have not failed me yet when it comes to an easy-to-wear solution to a casual look. They add a pop of fun to an outfit and can be dressed down as I did with a basic t-shirt, or even dressed up for a night out! What do you think?
The accessories are my go to essentials. Of course I am rocking my layered necklaces,because, well they are practiacally engravied into my skin at this point in time! I added my classic gold watch from Guess. How would you jazz this outfit up?
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Happy Easter everyone!! Just a quick little update on my morning since its been hectic as always in our household as I’m sure many of you can relate to!
Although my brothers and I are now older and no longer follow the belief that a gigantic bunny trespassed into our home to leave candy and hide some fun egg treats, we definitely still continue with the decorative spirit of the holiday! I made these gorgeous metallic coated eggs sprinkled with glitter with my mom over a glass of champagne! Adult treats are almost more fun than candy, but why not mix both right??
Spending time on holidays with the family is always rewarding when we all get to gather together (including our beautiful puppies! Lilly makes the perfect snapchat fluffy bunny, no? 😉 )
I hope you all who celebrate this holiday enjoyed a nice Easter brunch or dinner with you’re loved ones today!
ps guys I’ve been keeping up with the Cinch Polls app and have been asking for your opinions on my everyday style choices!! Please download it and check out my polls!
Hey everyone!! So today I snapped a few photos on my rush to my morning class of my outfit. Honestly today’s look was one of those moments that happens to fall together last minuet. I usually like to plan an outfit in advance so I have ample time to prepare myself for my look and don’t waste my morning as to get every last second of sleep possible.
Anyway, this outfit came to be in a manner of simplicity. The base of my look is a simple black T-shirt and jeans and my oh so favorite black basic boots. One of my seriously all time BEST winter accessories is my black long best. This thing is awesome!! With the wool material it’s warm enough that I can layer it over practically anything for a chic wintery look and provides endless and endless options!! I got it at Gypsy Warrior a few years back so unfortunately it’s not in stock any longer.
My other jacket that I’ve layered under is another pieced I fell in instant love with when I found it. This is a coral leather jacket and it is absolutely perfect. That’s it. Perfect. The color is gorgeous, the fit is adorable and it looks great alone or layered. I think the color is something that is important to pop into a winter look these days when we all feel down and gloomy. Once I threw this on this morning I instantly felt better about heading out for my day! It’s crazy how simple things like color and clothing can make us feel so jittery and happy–or at least for me!
How are you all brightening up your winters??
Heyy everyone!! First of all, I’m sorry my posts have been on the delayed side lately! I have been going crazy with school projects and classes the past week, but I plan to get organized and back on my routine so I can update this way more frequently. Secondly, Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! Although personally I’m most looking forward to watching the Puppy Bowl and dying over their adorable faces…that and the amazing food oportunity this day offers 😉
Anyway, as part of my work I’ve been busy trying to set up my blog for my personal art work! yay. This is definetly long overdue so I just sat down and got it done the other night. Please go check out my work on the page at Amanda J Art & Design! Some of the pieces are super old and some a faily new. I plan to keep updating the galleries on the pages, so if anyone has any interest in my work let me know! I’d love to hear feedback and answer any questions you have!
Happy Super Bowl everyone!
Heyy everyone! Happy hump day! So, today was my second full day of classes for the semester. Since I am a visual art major I am taking mostly all studio classes. They usually range from lasting 3 hours meeting twice a week or 6 hours long once a week, so it’s definitely a time commitment on top of completing all the projects and work. It is all worth it in the end, however since I love what I do with art!
With that in mind, my days start pretty early in the morning and I’m out all day long. I try not to let the early morning slump get to me with my outfit choices. That plus the terrible cold can really change the idea of putting on a real cute outfit and not a cozy pair of sweats…but I do my best to combat this temptation!
This morning I had my design class. I chose to go basic and comfy. I am wearing simple skinny grey jeans from Nordstrom’s BP department. They were given to me as a hand me down from my mom so I can’t say when she bought these, but they are totally awesome. They are comfortable all day long and the material is soft and lets me move easily in the studios. I also paired it with this “wonderland” hoodie. This fell into my wardrobe also from my mom (lucky me! she’s about the same size as me when it comes to clothes and our style is similar. I don’t have a sister to share with so I’m thankful for a stylish mom around my home life!) Our puppy, Maggie, had gotten a hold of one of the sleeves on this sweatshirt and torn a hole. My mom handed it to me for some DIY emergency operations. I placed a patch of flannel fabric in a blue shade over the hole and stitched it up as good as new! Now it is one of my favorite basics to throw on in a hurry. I find it looks particularly cozy when a flannel button down is thrown on top of it for some layers. This one is from Uniqlo a few years back and is actually from the men’s department! Flannels are PERFECT to buy from the men’s side of the store. They are perfectly oversized, comfy and often cheaper! I highly recommend glancing over there next time you’re on the lookout for a new one. My booties were present of a Christmas past and the brand is Madden Girl, but I can’t say where they were purchased. I like that these are not a combat boot–I never seemed to pull off that style very well and rock it just right. These are a nice low height so my leg isn’t chopped up, and they are flat so I can move around fast and easy all day long. I’m on my feet a whole lot in my classes so cute flats are a must have!
How do you all dress for your working and class days? Comment and share!!
Hey everyone! So today’s post isn’t focused on fashion but something else I have a deep love affair for…FOOD!! My mom is a serious baking addict and I have always stood by her in the kitchen and lent a helping hand. She is a food lover like so many of us are and passed on this gene to myself. For a Christmas gift this year I decided to buy her a cooking class on how to make croissants from scratch! I think a gift of spending a fun day together can sometimes be the best kind.
We went into the city early this morning for the class and had an awesome time! There were only 3 other people attending plus us two so we got to ask some baking questions and get really hands on which was great! We learned how to make the dough, the technique, and all about the method of these delicious treats! It turns out they are much more work than we realize as we devour these tasty pastries. My appreciation for those who make bread and dough went wayy up today as I kneaded and kneaded for that perfect consistency.
We were able to make 3 options with our dough. A classic croissant with not filling, a ham and cheese filled savory option, and my favorite, chocolate filled! We of course added some extra shinny sugar to the tops of these ones!
The class was a total of 3 hours, but it totally flew by and was so much fun! Once baked, gooey and warm, my mom and I decided to grab a cup of tea and go and savor the freshly baked deliciousness before we brought the rest home to the house where they are sure to disappear fast!
My mom loved her day and can’t wait to look into further classes and expand our baking love! We will be attempting the recipe at home shortly I’m sure!
Happy, tasty food wishes and love to you all!
Hey everyone! How’s the week going so far? So these pictures are from the beginning of December and I hadn’t gotten around to sharing them just yet since they had been hiding in my iphone storage for so long I completely forgot about it!! This day was a gorgeous semi-chilly day in Central Park! We decided to take our two lovely ladies Lilly and Maggie into the park for a walk and get them out for some new smells and stimulation. (That puppy has A LOT of energy!)
I decided to wear a simple,warm outfit this day which I shared a little bit of earlier on this blog focusing on my key pieces, such as my shearling jacket which I found at a local consignment shop. This jacket kept me warm and cozy and had enough room to fit an over-sized men’s wear sweater beneath. I strongly believe there are several items women should be buying in the men’s sections of stores and over-sized sweaters is one of my all time favorite ones! The one I wore is actually an old V-neck from ages ago that my Dad no longer found suited his style so I snagged it for myself. I literally wear it ALL the time in the winter! It gives the right relaxed and cozy winter look and is so easy to wear. I paired it with simple blue jeans and threw on my coat and was ready to go!
Central Park is truly one of my favorite places. I absolutely love going to explore and walk through the winding paths. There is so much beauty within this area of the city that draws all types of New Yorker’s, tourists and people from all over, especially while the leaves are changing and winter approaches. You can find something exciting and unusual around every corner and path in this park as you stroll along. I also love walking down the mall and seeing the sketch artists! Some people have such an amazing talent that they work so hard everyday performing for the public in this place. I know, not everyone is dazzling in the art world, however it’s nice to stop and let yourself engage for a moment with any type of art!
From the Central Park Zoo to just simply people watching as you go along, this is one of my all time favorite ways to spend a free day. I’m very fortunate to be able to access New York City so easily!
What are some of your favorite places to spend the day?
Hey everyone So today was super awesome! My birthday was the beginning of December, but Jason had wanted to take me to see the amazing exhibition going on now at the Brooklyn Museum of Art as a celebration but we never really got around to it until now. He also is headed back to school tomorrow where I stillhave a week left home, so it almost turned into a really nice last day together before he heads off and we go back to the LDR.
Anyways, the exhibition is called Killer Heels. It features amazing designers from Prada, to Alexander Mcqueen, legendary designer’s shoes that are truly artwork are on display. Women can gain such an amazing feeling by wearing a good pair of shoes, I know I can! Sometimes when you slip on a pair that is just right to complete your outfit, you walk around working it, and can feel as if you just transformed into a badass female with the confidence of a VS runway model.
This exhibition featured sooo many amazing shoes! I chose a few of my favorites to display for you all. Most of them I admit are Christian Louboutin. I just can’t help myself. There’s something so fixating about that powerful red sole that gives you such a confident and empowering feeling. What an iconic shoe it is with that beaming splash of color that represents so much more to women than a simple shoe.
Another thing I found super coolin there was the pair of shoes that was all 3D printed! As you can see in the pictures it is made of several parts laid out in front of it and the shoe is entirely printed together. I don’t know how a 3D printer really works, truly it amazes me that we have such incredible technology at this day and age, but these shoes are cut out flawlessly and I would pop em on my own feet if I could!
Lastly, of course we had some time to kill before we were heading out to dinner at one of our favorite sushi restaurants, so we explored some more of the museum and snapped a few fun photos! I love exploring any museum, it is always one of my favorite days when I get the opportunity to. I encourage everyone to go out and explore your local ones as well, there’s so much they hold even if you’re not a total art-geek like I can be sometimes!
Hope you all love these shoes as much as I did and are inspired to get out and explore your local exhibitions! Which ones are you’re favorites?!