Monday, December 26, 2011

the morning after.

the boys decide to go out at pipes,
the girls decide to go to pipes cafe.

johnny makes our drinks.
we think 
he is one of the nicest people 
to walk the face of the earth.
{he and his wife just adopted a beautiful boy from Africa,
which we think is totally cool! this is one very lucky, little boy}

next stop, seaside for a quick photo shoot.

while LOVE CHILD actually means 
a child conceived out of wedlock, 
to me, a LOVE CHILD is anyone
who chooses to live in love.

i'm not afraid to ask someone 
if i can take their photo. i asked this guy
'Greg' if it was okay. 
i just liked the way he looked in the background,
but the beach was so crowded that i kept
having to wait and i didn't want him to leave
before i got the shots.

"excuse me, hi, 
would you mind if i took your picture?
i'm shooting some images for my clothing line
you can just be in the background 
or turn around if you'd like"

he said sure, we chatted a bit. 
he was from costa rica. 
we always meet the coolest people.

we met back up with the boys, 
made a plan for lunch
and shared our morning stories.

bumper sticker on an old car in the parking lot. 
so true. yes. the power of love. it can change lives.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

i know, i know...long time no blog.

i love blogging. i miss blogging. and sometimes weeks go by 
and then i feel guilty about not blogging. 
it makes me feel good to get all the thoughts out of my head, 
and put them somewhere...anywhere. 
but, i've been busy working and working comes before blogging. 
although, some people blog for work, oh i so wish i could figure that whole thing out
...for me, blogging is therapy, it's not work.

so, finally a day off.
time to do a little Christmas shopping for others, 
have a little 'me' a little thinking...plan ahead for the nest few weeks
and now, a little blogging.

i am a beauty junkie. i love pretty things.
sometimes i buy a little something just for me. 
even if it's just a bottle of lifts my spirits. 
this week was crazy so i was hugely in need of a pick-me-up.
first stop, i popped into Bombshell Salon and got some much needed highlights.

then, i hit Target and found this: Essie Over the Edge
i love a dark, short nail or a pale pink Ballet Slippers nail. one or the other
recently, i've been in the mood for dark. i love this color. 
a dramatic, metallic, midnight silver. love it! 
doing my nails always makes me feel pretty.

next, i came home and searched through my eyeshadows {that i hardly ever wear} 
and decided, for our upcoming holiday party next week, 
i'm going to go all out with this Rocker Eye
i have Bare Minerals Legit {a deep, shimmery eggplant} and True Gold 
already at home and an amazing gel liner by Sumita in eggplant, 
so, i'm going to use the things i have and do this eye with a bare-ish lip. 
i have lots of color in my lips, so Cherry Chapstick or this is my go to. 

then, i decided to play with the half-up, half-down hair
i.e. Brigitte Bardot meets Claudia Schiffer, 
as this is about as dressy as my hair will ever get plus it shows off my new highlights. 
i love it! easy, sexy, feminine. not too done. 
i didn't do every step today, but i will come saturday night. 
now, i just need to put together a few holiday outfits 
and that will do it for my 'me' time.

i'm a casual kinda girl. 
first outfit; i'm leaning towards a sequin mini, motorcycle boots, 
a v-neck tee and some sort of jacket for an early evening party. 

outfit #2 might be vintage leopard peep toes with black pants 
and a deep v, long sleeve sweater and TenThings jewelry. 

most of the parties will be by the coast 
and as much as i love a sexy, bare backed dress, 
i'm cold natured, 
so i'd rather wear great fitting pants and a low neck sweater 
or tights and boots and a jacket, then freeze.

and then tomorrow, it's back to work. 
i'll be working from home, 
so let me know what you're doing 
this holiday season.

new things in stock at TenThings Collective.

if you haven't visited our little vintage shop lately.
take a look.
we search and find the perfect once-loved items,
some get up-cycled and others just need a little styling. 
we shoot 'em. list 'em. 
and always feel a bit sad 
when they leave for their new home.