Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tunic Transition Series: Fall

When I spotted this long pink tunic at Goodwill I basically flipped! I have been very attracted to pink lately-have always loved it but have felt more of an attachment to it lately. The tunic quickly became my most worn thing in my closet because it transitions so well with layers! Tunics have existed in almost every culture and part of the world in some shape or form so it makes sense to me why this one proved to be so versatile. The light pink also acts as a neutral and can be paired with so many colors. 

Around that time I had this idea to style it through the seasons and then put it all together to share. I meant to photograph four different looks but never got a chance to do it so I decided to just share as I go. This was taken in the fall by my hubby/turned blog photographer Anthony. Almost everything is thrifted besides the leggings and the necklace. Afghan necklace is from the amazing Zamarut Jewel . I loved how it made it look a bit like a southwestern neck tie. The hat and vest are also some finds that got really excited about. The hat had two cloth flaps that I tied into a scarf. I felt very fashion-y in it. I have no idea the origins of the vest. It looks like a carpet and has such a gorgeous pattern. I have also really been loving green (are you noticing the trend? Most of my outfits are inspired by the color mood I'm in). 

The backdrop is an old rundown building on a property that I technically was not supposed to be on. The things you do for a cool backdrop! The green leaves  and multicolored bricks were so beautiful. 

Hope you enjoyed these and winter will be up next!

I feel as though I was hibernating this year..lots of changes in my work life and trying to balance it all. I am looking forward to this year. I feel an urge to get into creating, creating, and more creating and also NOT CARING too much about the outcome. I want to feel the process fully. Wish you all love and light in whatever direction you are going.
Happy new year!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Date Night: Nutcracker at the Cutler Majestic Theatre Boston

         Yesterday we had a long overdue date night. Life has been very busy the last few weeks and I didn't realize how much we needed to relax and just enjoy some time with each other. Anthony had received some free tickets to see the Nutcracker playing at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, from his work, so we were forced to go out into the world explore. We had dinner at our favorite vegan spot in Boston, My Thai Vegan Cafe. They have a mix of asian cuisine that we love and we always get the same thing when we go, vietnamese roll up dish, tofu fingers and the Tom Yum Gai soup which is basically the best soup I've ever had!
         I got really excited to get all fancy and dressed up and I decided to bring my camera and capture the beauty of downtown Boston at this time of year (last shot was a phone selfie). Although I don't celebrate Christmas I love seeing the lights and feeling the merry spirit. I took a night off from all the sadness in the world and pretended it was all good <3. I do believe at the end of the day love is all we need, to give and to receive, and we can't give from a place that is empty. So this night I was ready to fill up and I did just that.
         The play was cute and funny and the dancers all amazing! I have seen the Nutcracker before at the Boston Ballet and didn't know they played it somewhere else in town. Although it wasn't as big and grand as that one, it definately had its own charm that I preferred in some ways. It was a more intimate setting and the theatre itself was so magical! I was so pleasantly surprised by the amount of diversity in the cast too! I was so surprised, I did some research and found that the ballet company Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre has a unique approach to dance that is centered around the dancer and  works with the community to make ballet accessible to all. They also put together the Dance for World Community Festival that Anthony plays for every year with Flamenco Boston. Really cool to read up on that. I think diversity is so beautiful!
         I'm wearing mostly thrifted and gifted things. My favorite vintage winter dress which I have worn on the blog here and my moms red shawl that I "borrowed" ;) The faux fur collar and blazer (which you can't really see) was thrifted and gifted to me by my dear friend Jean of Drossintogold. I always love wearing it this time of year. Shoes were gifted by my friend Heidi and I had some funky thrifted huge rose earrings that are also hard to see in the pics -I'll do better next time with some of the details. Anthony is also getting more into the thrift world or should I say wants to thrift but it's mostly just me doing it for him because he's very lazy when it comes to clothes. I knew the plaid tie would come in handy at some point this season so I was happy when I found it at Goodwill.
          I realize I have been very away from internet land lately. I do update more frequently on instagram but in general I just haven't been feeling social media lately. I don't enjoy forcing myself to do anything and this is an outlet for me more than anything else so for now I will write when I'm moved to. There is so much happening at the moment-moving and just some big girl growing with my photography business BUT my head has been brewing so many ideas. I am dying to create, make, and bake them so hopefully I can DO and then DO more sharing. Now is the time to BE BRAVE <3