Monthly Archives: March 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA palm springs last

A-Frame House-McKean Studio | Zig Zag Bikini-Marysia Swim | Palm Temporary Tattoos-Goldfish Kiss x Flash Tat | Joplin Fringe Clutch-Cleobella | Salted Pretzel Dark Chocolate Bar-Compartes  | Holly Sunglasses-Illesteva | Precleanse Wipes-Dermalogica | Solar Defense Booster-Dermalogica | Beverly Hills Phone Case-Sonix Cases | Hangover Primer-Too Faced | Inflatable Flamingo Beer Floaties-Oriental Trading | Classic Panama Hat-Sensi Studio

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 We’re headed to Palm Springs for the weekend… 20 girls, and a house complete with island and lazy river. Lets just say we’re rolling spring break and bachelorette bash all into one, and for this you need to come prepared. Bikini game better be on point, because lets be honest, were not leaving that house. Sun protection is crucial (the weather forecast is 100 degrees friday and saturday) I love Dermalogica’s Solar Defense Booster SPF 50, which you can easily add to your foundation or wear alone. Oversized sunnies like these Illesteva’s are your best friend…and let’s not forget a hat (this Panama hat will always be a classic wardrobe staple). Inflatable flamingo drink holders will be our pool companions, along with the floating beer pong table. Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes are awesome for when you don’t feel like taking off your makeup before bed, and Too Faced Hangover RX primer, wakes up your eyes and helps you to look refreshed for brunch the morning after. Desert bound…

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sxsw playlist

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This playlist is all over the map…it features some of my faves from the upcoming South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin. Beginning with some bluesy rock from Austin based Black Joe Lewis, all his tracks will get you movin’, it’s hard to choose just one. Dent May as recommended by my singer/songwriter cuz Kat, of Kat Myers and the Buzzards, will get you steppin. A sexy song from Nikki Lane, what else? The kind you want to listen to in a smoky dive bar whilst playing pool. I think my favorite line from that track “People say and people do, and there’s a difference between the two” Ain’t that the truth. Preach, girl. Then moving on to a track from up and coming artists Hey Rocco, hailing from South Carolina, and describing their genre as “Disney Grunge.” Their track “Santa Fe” is catchy and Melodic, and who doesn’t love a double clap? Got to hang with the boys in the band the other day, nice guys. A pretty cool cover of White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” by Zella Day. Ending in some funky dub-step by Griz.

Come to My Party-Black Joe Lewis
Born Too Late-Dent May
All or Nothin-Nikki Lane
Ego-Tove Stryke
Danger in the Club-Palma Violets
Absence Heard, Presence Felt-Quantic
The Love You’re Given-Jack Garratt
Santa Fe-Hey Rocco
Modern Jesus-Portugal the Man
Seven Nation Army-Zella Day
Kaleidoscope-Badbadnotgood
In the Summer-Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Funk Party-Griz

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Wild Heart Vegan Hobo– Free People | Oh Valencia Caftan-Free People | Metal Cones-Crazy Crow | Buckskin-Similar Here | Concho-Similar Here

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Festival season is upon us and I’ve definitely been noticing the influx of new accessory trends. Leather is big, and edgy is taking over the bohemian vibe. Harnesses, Bolo’s, Chained Belts, and of course, fringe. It’s biker chic and I dig it. I was inspired by all of the concho’s and fringe that I’ve been seeing and decided to crate a hybrid purse bolo. Once you have the supplies, this guy takes about 15 minutes to make…tops. It adds jingle and flair to any handbag. Tips for this project: Match your piece of leather as closely to your bag as possible (grain/color). You also must have a bag that had detachable/adjustable straps unless you want to build your bolo around the strap…convertible crossbody’s are perfect for this!

Materials:

Leather of your choice (I used buckskin, you can opt for a vegan leather though)
Metal Cones
Concho Charm
Scissors
Jewelry pliers with smooth finish (no crimps) for clamping cones

Directions:

Smooth out your leather and measure the piece to whatever length you want, making sure the width of the cut will fit when threaded through the concho. Cut the piece making sure you completely close the scissors when cutting, meaning the end of the scissors come together completely (this will prevent the leather from fraying). Once you have your ribbon of leather, fold it in half on itself making sure the ends line up, and thread through the concho. Once you have the concho in place, cut the fringe from the bottom of the ribbon, using the same technique with the scissors. Make sure the fringe is the correct width for insertion in the metal cones, no too thin, not too thick. Once all fringe is cut, thread the cones onto each piece of fringe rolling the leather in between your fingers of one hand, and twisting the cone onto said fringe with your other hand. Thread all cones before crimping, so you can line up the cones evenly. Make sure the edge of the fringe is not sticking out of the bottom of the cone, if so just slightly pull cones down so they are even again. Using the pliers, gently crimp the top of the cone where the leather meets the cone. Do this on all pieces and voila!

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Urban Cowgirl

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Bravestarr Harness | Old West Denim Short | Morning Light Top | Indio Boot | Buffalo Nickel Leather Hat

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You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

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