almost makes mixtape ⋅ vol 8

March 25, 2014

i feel like i’ve been completely swamped this past week. the wedding feels far away but at the same time i just am constantly feeling like i’m wasting the precious time i have to plan by not planning every chance i get. does pinterest count as planning? not sure. here’s what i’m listening to while keeping busy.

almost makes mixtape // vol 8
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just essentials

March 24, 2014

just essentials

bracelet | sunglasses | tote | sweater | chambray | jeans | shoes

i have this horrible habit of shopping at forever 21. i’ve been addicted since high school. but the other day when we did a load of laundry and noticed just how many clothes sitting out that weren’t dryer safe — i decided to try to call it quits. i’m an adult.

i am no longer buying stuff at forever 21 and h&m … ok that’s a lie. i will probably still buy certain things for last minute occasions. but i have another bad habit of wearing the same thing over and over. back when i was really going hard on f21 – i was in my early 20s and went out all the time and cared about having new clothes. well i’m almost 30. i no longer need disposable clothes, right?

i’ve decided to purge hard and only buy items that i truly love and that i can hopefully wear for many years. that’s the only way i can reason with myself to spend the extra money. i’ve decided that if i have a steady rotation, i really only need like :

– a half dozen nice tees
– 2 pairs of jeans
– a couple of button downs and sweaters
– a daytime bag
– a nighttime bag
– a couple of dresses (gonna just stick with black)
– a few favorite accessories that don’t turn my skin blue

btw – i bought that cuyana leather tote and am SO happy with it. i use it everyday. do you spend more on nicer items or buy disposables?

payday wishlist

March 21, 2014

YAY! it’s the first spring weekend! although that also makes me have a mini panic attack every time i think of how soon that is to the wedding – but whatever.

this weekend i’m doing some wedding stuff, i’m also having my portrait taken by kate miss! i am so excited to finally have a photo that i like of myself. get ready sidebar. you gons get updated. HOPE YOU HAVE A WARM WEEKEND!

payday wishlist

01. looove the colors of this simple little ceramic pot.
02. i kinda want a pretty portable speaker in every room of the apartment.
03. vintage fisherman sandals. GIMME.
04. measuring cups are one of those things i never end up updating. my plastic ones are shit.
05. enough with the copper already! i know. except oops — just planned two more copper DIYs. then i’ll be done.
06. love everything young frankk - these earrings are killer.

OH! and check out this monday morning with me over on mint love social club.

i link you

March 20, 2014

i link you

DIYing your own beaded bridal sash is a LOTTT cheaper than buying one. have you seen how expensive those things are?! (via green wedding shoes)

love this april fools prank. now if only i had children to mess with. (via oh happy day)

neil degrasse tyson is awesome, but what’s really awesome is how stoned he sounds slowed down. (via sploid)

i love me some crystals. so naturally i love crystal projects too. (via design love fest)

this mid century plant stand DIY is so so rad. i want 10. (via a beautiful mess)