April 23, 2014

Wednesday Whim - Maud Vantours

 all images via Maud Vantours via Figure via Dark Silence in Suburbia

In my recent spring cleaning/organization extravaganza, I came across a batch of beautiful but old craft papers that I used for card making (as well as ones used for my wedding programs and invitations).  I had stuffed the papers into a plastic storage container since I didn't have space to organize it any other way. It became an "out of sight, out of mind" scenario since I completely forgot about them. It was pure coincidence that I found those and simultaneously stumbled upon the work Paris-based designer, Maud Vantours, who creates incredible 3D art out of paper.

Maud Vantours layers paper on paper to create her designs - ranging from graphic patterns to intricate flowers. Her art is full of texture and color that you can't avoid staring at them to understand the complexity that goes into her work. It's like origami gone wild, right? 

April 22, 2014

Totally Tuesday

 Bejeweled top and patterned pants: H&M, Flats: Miz Mooz (℅), Accessories: Love Me Curtis Kulig x UO beanie, Lionette and Alexis Bittar bracelets, Nike FuelBand, La Mer x Target leopard wrap watch, Thrifted Coach Willis Bag

Keeping things simple as I work the 9-5. There's a lot of paperwork in my work life lately so while sitting for most of the day is not the most inspiring, it definitely gives me excuse to dress casually and comfortably.

April 21, 2014

Easy Easter

 Jacket: Zara (old), Top: Aritzia, Shorts: Madewell (old), Sneakers: Keds, Accessories: Lionette necklace, La Mer watch (℅), Nike FuelBand, Coach Penny purse via Ruelala

The husband and I have been going at full speed for a lot of things we needed to take care of so we played hooky and had an easy Easter. We ordered food, took care of chores inside the house and watched some television (venturing outside only to get groceries and do a little bit of home-shopping). While it's not exactly the way one typically celebrates Easter, it totally worked in our favor this weekend.

How was your weekend?

April 18, 2014


Top: Unknown, Jeans: Forever 21, Espadrilles: Tommy Hilfiger (thrifted), Accessories: H&M necklace, Lionette and Alexis Bittar lucite bracelet, La Mer x Target leopard wrap watch, Ettika tassel bracelet (c/o), Clare Vivier fold-over clutch 

The simple act of tucking in a shirt can really change up the vibe of an outfit. I've owned this simple, white summer top for ages but I always wear it un-tucked. The loose structure felt more boho in style so I wanted that type of feeling in my outfits. 

For a change, I tucked this top into my jeans. Instantly, my outfit felt more structured. Though my accessories still read eclectic, my outfit is definitely more classic. 

Have you styled something differently from how you typically wear things?

April 17, 2014

With This Jacket

 T-shirt: Men's Gap, Beaded jacket: Thrifted, Jeans: Forever 21, Heels: Prabal Gurung x Target heels (old), Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Forever 21 necklace, Big Buddha handbag (℅)

I've been itching to find a vintage or vintage-like beaded/sequin jacket for some time. I looked in thrift/vintage stores and on sites like Etsy or eBay but, the ones I liked were above my price point or the ones that were reasonably priced weren't exactly "right." Imagine my delight when I was on a random errand run this week and I came across the one I'm wearing here hidden among the racks...for only $14. (Woo!)

I adore the creamy white color and the pattern of the bead work. The simple silhouette of the jacket makes it classic to wear it through any season. The jacket certainly gives my casual outfit more interest and texture without being over done. 

While my hunt may still continue, at least I feel satisfied for now with my thrifted/vintage search.


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