Monday, April 25, 2011

eggy sunday




DIY cut off thrifted shorts
DIY pyrite necklace
Random other jewelry
F21 poncho
Sam Edelman booties
Etsy ear cuff

What a crazy Easter day. Almost 50 people over at my parents house, delicious food, my dad talking about an orgy he went to once that ended up being a bunch of guys playing cards, teaching my aunt how to do haircuts, The Office, and watching funny/obscene youtube videos. Sounds like your typical Easter.  Oh, and my brother was in charge of "hiding" eggs around the backyard for the little kids egg hunt. I guess he wanted them to use their brains and be strategic? Or maybe just get hurt?

Recently I have been contacted about promoting stores and items, and after much thought I have decided to go about things a little differently. Some history here, first. I have had a job since I was a wee little 14 year old child, and since then (even before then, really) I have had to pay for anything I wanted. When I was younger, this was a huge embarrassing deal to me because my friends got whatever they wanted from their parents, and then there were my parents that would ask for money from us when we drove through Taco Bell. I had to pay for my car insurance since I could drive, cell phone when I was 16, and I even moved out of my parents house into an apartment when I was in high school. I paid for it all myself. This is not to say my parents were not ever monetarily supportive. If I needed to borrow, that was never an issue. But, I learned the value of money at a young age, and I am very conscious of where it goes now. Whatever I have wanted, I have done myself, with my own drive and motivation. It is hard to start out doing makeup with hardly a "real" makeup kit, but that is what I wanted to do, so after a lot of promoting myself, screwing up, spending my own time and money, and doing free portfolio work, I finally got where I wanted to be. Oh yeah, you guys probably didn't know - before hair came makeup. I have been doing makeup for about 7 years now. Hair for almost 3. I've got quite a bit on my resume for makeup, including tons of fashion shows, editorial work, cinema, yadda yadda. I am rambling, but the point is that I worked hard for what I wanted and appreciated and needed the support of everyone - and if it weren't for the smaller local businesses and artists out here, I would not have made it very far. 
SO with all of that probably unnecessary mumbo jumbo, I made the decision to promote and work with independent artists and designers that I believe in. I want to show everyone what I love, and I want everyone to support these people as well, if you also love their work. They are working hard to get their things out in the open, and I believe it shouldn't go unnoticed. There are some amazing people out there with amazing talent that deserve some spotlight. In future posts you will be seeing numerous independent  artists things (jewelry and such), and possible give-aways as well. Exciting, right? I am stoked about it. 

Another thing I am stoked on? These handmade rings. Phenomenal. Buy them here.








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67 comments:

  1. haha sounds like an awesome Easter. I LOVE those boots and still am obsessed with your amazing jewelry collection.

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  2. My parents were really money-conscious growing up too, but they did pay for quite a bit. I love your shoes! Those rings are pretty incredible too, and you're wearin' some awwwesome jewelry too.

    Cheers!
    --Megan//The Martian Tide

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  3. I like your post. I have been working since I was 16, graduated early and have saved for everything I have too.

    We're the real deal, my friend. :)


    I look forward to seeing all the artisan work.

    And I love the collection of jewelry you are wearing in these photos. Oh, and... I really want those studded boots.

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  4. I like those sofa print shorts ♡ and seriously laughed out loud when I saw all those easter eggs on the side wall of the house; must of been a mission trying to get those down..
    ps, those rings are amazing, checking out the shop n o w !
    xx

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  5. Frothing over those rings :)

    Happy Easter!
    x

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  6. I really dig those patterned shorts!
    And kudos to you for being so financially independent! That's really something to be proud of :)

    WastedWardrobe.net

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  7. I really love your booties! You inspired me too look for a similar one for myself :) I love the rings too!

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  8. oh thank you <3
    my hair tangled all the time I make a bun!

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  9. shark necklace is so beautiful !


    http://nakedqueen.blogspot.com/

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  10. love this! your jewelry is gorgeouuss.
    lovely sweater, and your boots are totally awesome!
    xx

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  11. love the boots

    www.herpersona.blogspot.com

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  12. Your poncho is so pretty! I love your shoes too! By the way, I adore your hair! The color is perfect on you. All the best! :)

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  13. Love the booties and your jewelry.
    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  14. Those rings are crazy cool!! I love them! Cute crochet top!

    I'm hosting a giveaway this week on my blog and would love for you to stop by and enter!

    http://live-life-in-style.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-flowers-from-fatima.html

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  15. Sounds like you have a great attitude towards work & money. That seems to be rare these days.

    I really love those rings. There are so many talented artists on Etsy!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds

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  16. omg I love love your Poncho!!! Why did I never see it at forever 21 lol I want it :D like your gold bracelets too, you look fab!

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  17. cool boots!
    love the poncho & jewellery ! :D

    juilletclair.blogspot.com

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  18. Haha those eggs are too funny! I hear you on the having to work/pay your way your whole life. My situation wasn't as extreme as yours, but I grew up in a super working class family that has never had any sort of extra money to speak of, so I've had to mostly pay my own way too. I think it makes you appreciate things more, but I'm still horrible with money.

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  19. this is F A B U L O U S !!
    perffecctt summer outfit ! i love everything !

    thanks for stopping by at my blog !

    im having a shoe giveaway of your own choice at the moment :D
    glisters and blisters

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  20. I absolutely love your style! And you are so pretty :-)
    I¨'m in love with your shorts and poncho..

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  21. love the look!
    olguiscloset.blogspot.com

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  22. the poncho looks so goon on denim. cute!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  23. Love all your jewellery, it makes your outfit.

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  24. Awesome rings, really something to have on a finger. Loving your blog, I found you through Alex @ ofmiceandminutiae ^^.

    Thumbs up for girls doing it for themselves, solidarity proper!

    Cx

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  25. This look is AWESOME and I love your boots!!!

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  26. ive worked since i was 14 too <3 you go girl. looking cute as always :)

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  27. Awesome outfit!! The boots are probably my favorite part. I've been meaning to get some studs so I can do a little DIY on some old chucks of mine. I love that you promote things you truly believe in. Knowing the value of a dollar is something so few have a grasp on!

    Stop by soon!
    http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

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  28. i LOVE this post! it makes it all so much better when you've earned it yourself...your gorgeous i love your blog! the hair and make up sounds amazing id love to do it! take care doll x

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  29. I've been financially independent for a long time too, not because of any money problems, but a choice. My parents work so hard for their money that I'd feel guilty to use their hard earned cash on materialistic things. It feels so much better knowing that I can buy my own clothes and all that junk. I'm still in high school and most of my friends get money from their parents every time they go out and I REALLY can't imagine myself doing that. Your story is really inspiring, I'm glad you're where you want to be! I'm on my way :)

    By the way, thank you so much for the Free People slip again! I received it over the weekend and I'm in love!

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  30. wow, your outfit is so pretty! love it!x

    http://lemonxmelon.blogspot.com/

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  31. I want to steal all your accessories. If you wake up one day and find all of them gone, know that it's me lol!!!

    I'm an advocate of financial independence.

    Happy Easter!

    Adiya

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  32. Oooo I love this outfit! So adorable...especially those floral shorts. What a great DIY!

    www.themoptop.com

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  33. thanks for stopping by! wow your blog is so inspiring! will be following:) x Raman

    http://viabellafashion.blogspot.com

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  34. lovely post !! this outfit is really nice ;)

    thanks for commenting on my blog, i really love yours :

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    http://www.theupperfashion.com

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  35. heyy!! :D
    you have such a great blog!! love your photos!
    i am now following you on bloglovin! ;)
    xx
    fashionbit

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  36. Sounds like Easter at my house. Crazy. I'm usually the one hiding the eggs in ridiculous places. Sweet blog, glad I stumbled upon it.

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  37. haha happy easter dear!:)
    love everything on youuu, so cool <3

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  38. Adore this look!! The colors are great and the DIY shorts are fantastic!!
    I found the eggs.. yay!!!

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  39. so beautiful! i love your eye make up

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  40. Sounds like a wonderful Easter :)
    Love your outfit!!

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  41. love this look miss!
    x

    www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

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  42. amazing post!

    XOXO, Monse F.-
    http://elblogdemonsee.blogspot.com

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  43. hey, i would like you to check out my blog :)
    ->
    http://gypsiestrampsthievesfortunetellers.blogspot.com

    i hope you will like it
    xxx

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  44. Now THAT, is my kind of easter!
    And I'm so jealous about the easter egg hunt..
    That's all I wanted this year! hahaha

    Those rings are just gorgeous, and well done babe.
    You're definitely going far, you have such a great attitude.
    I wish my parents had done the same with me.

    Liv <3

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  45. I love your outfit and those rings are gorgeous!!!

    The Easter Egg hunt sounds amazing :)

    P.s. Thank you for the compliment on my hair and skintone :)

    Gem x

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  46. well put together I must say :) love your jewelery!

    xx
    Simona
    http://thepicnicwithzebra.blogspot.com/

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  47. hi, thanks for your comment, ♥. feel free and follow us, you won't regret it. anyway we will follow you^^

    xoxo

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  48. Love the top and boots! Perfect for spring!! And those rings are fabulous indeed!!

    www.mrscparetta.com
    Recipes, Fashion, Marriage

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  49. great post grrl... i totally feel ya, i've been working and making my own way for a very long time... although it was hard at times i would never have it another way... bravo to you for being awesome :)

    love the look....

    and the etsy feature... can't wait to see more :)

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  50. Socks and boots ! Always a winner :) I love your style , especially all the rings - I love rings but my hands are teeny tiny so I rarely find any that fit.

    Kudos for having succeeded and worked so hard!

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  51. What a great day! Love when family gets together - missed mine this year!!

    Good work with your promotions - love those rings!

    Sadie x
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

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  52. This post is so good. I envy your hard work growing up. I look forward to seeing wonderful things on your blog!

    -Jana
    http://wolfandwillow.blogspot.com/

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  53. haha thats the best egg hunt...ever!

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  54. ahh you're sam edelman booties are the best.. I think I need to own a pair aswell.

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  55. Those booties are perfecrt, your poncho is amzing and I'm in love with your hair, says you have a strong personality ;) ♥-Axelle

    www.ax-elle.blogspot.com

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  56. What a great post & thought to promote indie designers as I'm one myself!! And Thanks for also visiting my blog & your lovely comments. You have a fantastic blog!! Following you now...;)

    Velvet Moon Diaries

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  57. ooh great post! I love your boots & poncho :)
    xx

    http://charlesbgoode.blogspot.com

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  58. wow love those rings! & your outfit is so cute with a hint of bad ass = I love it!

    http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

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  59. Thx had commented in my blog, in shoezisme post. The pink one is not a doc, but it's damn cool right?

    http://dian-a-gusvera.blogspot.com/

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  60. By the way, I love the handmade turquoise ring... That's cool and you have a good taste in fashion. Love your style:)

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