Sep 30, 2014

Stuff I Luff #85

I need a jacket or something that I can sew patches, like this one, on!

I've never seen such fancy toilet paper! This would definitely be decorative only.
The Labyrinth is one of my all time favorite movies, so naturally I love this little guy.
This candle looks so manly/outdoorsy. It reminds me of lumberjacks.

I love the cutouts in the back of this dress, and the pretty floral pattern!

Other things I am loving
+These breakup texts are terrible, but I can't stop reading them.
+This Cheat Sheet for starting a blog.
+Zoella launched her beauty line, and everything is already sold out! :(
+This lipstick skin tone comparison guide!

Xo Chloe.

Sep 29, 2014

Outfit: Out and About

Remember when I said I needed to start taking outfit photos while I am out randomly? Welp, here is my first attempt. I recently got a LG G3 and it takes fantastic photos!We just used that to snap a few pictures of what I wore that day. I feel like doing this will work better with my schedule and also help me to post more outfit posts than usual. I still want to occasionally bust out the dslr to take nicer photos, especially if it is a sponsored outfit or something like that.
Now that my hair is longer, I have been wearing accessories more often. I want to get more headbands like this one! The only problem is I find that they like to slip off of my head. I'm not sure if my head is too small for them or too big.
The sunglasses from Sunglass Warehouse are so comfy! They are definitely reasonably priced as well! I love the variety of colors per frame style as well.

Outfit Details
Sweater-Thrifted (originally from Old Navy)
Headband & leggings-F21
Sunglasses- C/O Sunglass Warehouse
Boots & purse-Thrifted

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This iced soy vanilla latte was so perfect. I want to go back and get one every day. I am going to try to replicate it at work but I think they use a different soy milk that I like better at this local coffee shop I like to go to.

Xo Chloe.

P.S. The winner to the Dactyl Life Stationary giveaway is Venus T! Congrats!

Sep 26, 2014

Life in Instagram

While I was happily trying to take a nice "yay we are out to eat at Mexican Gardens" photo, this TURD slopped a huge spoonful of queso all over my nachos. I DID NOT WANT THAT THERE. I watched it all happen through my phone camera lens and just sat there in shock. I have not forgotten, and I will never forget what you did that day, Derek.

Xo Chloe.

Sep 24, 2014

Up Close and Personal w/ Isabel Guzman

Surprise! I have a new post series that I am super duper excited about. I always love learning about different bloggers, Etsy sellers, etc. So I have decided to start doing little interviews with people I think are interesting. That way, I can ask them a whole bunch of questions without seeming creepy and then you guys can learn about different kinds of people as well. Isabel Guzman is the first person I found to interview, she's super awesome and I know you guys will love her.
Here is a little about her:
I`m Isabel Guzmán, I live in Santiago, Chile, I’m 31 years old and I’m a freelance graphic designer. My work focuses on design, photography, digital retouch and personal projects related to art. I'm the owner and creator of "Mandarinas de Tela’s" dollsthere I take care of every aspect of the process of creating a doll (from the drafts to the needlework) as well as the social media management and more. 

1. What was your very first creation? 
In my whole life? I don’t remember exactly, but I remember drawing a lot of flowers and birds when I was a little girl. Mi first Mandarina was a red kitten made with recycled fabrics and a piercing in his ears (cute and very punk), I have it in my living room!
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2. If you were to move anywhere in the world, where would you move and why?
I'd love to live somewhere in Europe, especially England. I've never been there, but it’s my dream to know their wonderful architecture, old streets, live some winters with snow (in my city that doesn’t happen),  I think it`s very inspiring.

3. Who do you most relate to? (The person can be fictional or real.)
I thought about this question a lot. I remembered movies, cartoons, singers, artists... but the truth is that now I don’t feel identified with someone particularly. When I was younger I think I related to Alice (in Wonderland), Björk or even Daria (Sick sad world haha), but right now I can’t think of someone.
4. What have you struggled with the most? (This can be in your personal life or with your career.)
In my career the biggest struggle has been to achieve independence, not to work for a company, monotony or meet schedules. It has been difficult to reach monetary and emotional balance, but I think I'm on track.

5. If you could direct a sequel to any movie, which would you choose and why?
Ohh this is hard... I think a Wes Anderson movie, because I doubt he makes any sequel to any of his films. I would like to know what happens in the future with Suzy and Sam as teenagers, so I choose Moonrise Kingdom!
6. What have you done that you are most proud of so far? 
I`m really proud of being a freelancer, spend my time as I want, no strings attached.
Besides I love seeing how my dolls can make other people happy <3

7. What Etsy shop (Other than your own, ha!) is your favorite?
I love "And Smile" Etsy shop from Viktorija, she is an illustrator and makes brooches and prints of her artwork. I also like Jess Quinn`s shop "Small Art", lovely dolls and paintings. And one of my favorites now is the illustrator Yelena BryksenkovaThey are so many that I would never end! 
8. When you aren't working, what can we find you doing?
Taking a walk, watching movies with my boyfriend, listening to music, taking photos. 

9. Describe your work in 3 words.
Unique - Handmade - Happy
10. Where do you draw inspiration from?
Inspiration comes from everything that I like, music, art, movies, pop culture and nature.

Isn't Isabel awesome?! Her work is amazing and I am so happy to share this interview on my blog. I feel so inspired by her work and I am so glad to have met her. Go say hi to Isabel and check out her shop!

Xo Chloe.