Let’s face it, would you rather read a Tumblr photo blog or a Biology text book? It’s pretty much a no brainer… If you’re ever looking for some way to relax (or procrastinate) this is the way to do it! Although I sometimes spend hours (oops did I just admit that) on these photo journals, I always close my computer lid with a smile. The endless pictures, quotes, and gifs are a “spoonful of sugar” for gray day. Next time you need some inspiration just refer to Tumblr, the never ending slideshow of heartening photos.
I seem to always hear about Mod Cloth while reading other blogs but I never have taken the time to look around on their web cite till today and I figured out that I am totally loving Mod Cloth! The clothes are too cute and their decor is creative! I decided to pick out just a few Items that I thought were gorgeous to share with y’all today… I love the pink and turquoise mix of everything, those colors seem to match well together :]
I have just started looking over Etsy now and then so I decided to pick out a few items that really stuck out to me to use as some sort of blog post Coincidentally they all were black and white so this post is dedicated to the lovely style of Black & White. The Black and white patterns are so great because it always seems to go well with any season, in every dress (like this dress!). When I picked all these items out I also thought about how perfect they would be for a day of shopping during the summer… I simply cannot get over that yellow mustache bag! Which item is your favorite?
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As of late I have had a certain infatuation with head scarves — you might have seen the “style” article in our most recent Almanac. The pop icon this week, celebrating the handiness and fashion of head scarves, is pop singer Rihanna. She is rocking a polka dotted head scarf tied in a bow with red cascading curls on the Westfield Shopping Centre in London. I managed to dig out a similar polka dotted head scarf for my own representation. Though it was a challenge to volumize my long straight hair, I managed to put it up in a messy beehive doo for the picture. ~ In honor of Rihanna’s red hot hair, Rachel – who was kind enough to help me – spruced mine up with a bit of color as well!
Source: (Rihanna’s quirky, red hairstyle)
When introduced to henna in my Middle school art class, I fell in love with the intricate designs, earthy smells, and natural brown, auburn and chestnut colored dyes. With the help of a steady hand and a lot of practice, I took a real interest in tattooing Henna. Though I have come a long way from where I started in Middle School, I still have a lot to learn about the art of henna and I am eager to take any chance I have to practice. On our vacation in Malaysia I got just that; I had more than enough time to tattoo all my sisters and my mom! The pictures below are of Rachel’s African inspired henna.
Henna is a plant whose leaves can be dried, mashed and mixed with citrus juice to make a dye. Unlike ink tattoos, henna wears off in about a week and is actually very good for your skin. Traditionally it was used mostly at weddings, to decorate the bride and groom in West Asia and the Middle East.