Personal Blog / outfit of the day

  • embracing my inner jerk:::

    What is with this polar vortex guys? Seriously, I am so over winter Chicago. Quit it, cut it out, stop, I'm over you. I get it, you are a real beast this year... we mess with mother nature by littering & polluting so she's out to get us. I get it, but I really feel like the point was made, so if I could have a forecast that is no longer single digits with windshields negative a thousand degrees that would be great. Meanwhile, I am staying warm with wraps, shawls, scarves and layers. I saw this colorful paisly scarf hanging...

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  • The Color Yellow.

    Yellow are the taxi topsthe butterflies and bumblebeesjuicy lemons, sunflowerand falling leaves.Yellow is for egg yolka fever's name,the colour of yellow pages directorythe warning card given to players.Yellow is for sunornaments of gold,colour of papersthat are preserved and old.Yellow are the mustard fieldsthe colour of banana peel thatI stepped on and trippedalso a colour of wisdom and intellect.Yellow is for charming smiliesfor youth, exhuberence and cowardiceyellow is for warmth and inspirationto make people smile is its purpose.(15 May,2006) poem sourceI am forever indebted to my mother for buying me braces. Thanks Mom!Does anyone else have a comforting attachment to cardigans like...

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  • Seeing Red.

    Seeing red. at the park, i spotted a bright red brick wall and couldn't resist... i wanted a picture. I wanted to test the red brick wall for a possible photo-shoot I am planning with some new models I am recruiting for the launch of my new website for Mano y Metal. (don't even get me started on that one! SO MUCH WORK- hours upon HOURS it is taking me to build a new website~taking me forever-- ugh.) So, even though the hubs acts unaffected by my (over)enthusiasm to take a picture every chance I get...acts like its silly (my...

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  • The kid, Legos and me: Part 1

    So much has happened this year, ---this summer as a matter of fact. But aside from the ups and downs of it all, the best part is that I get to spend time with my son all summer... this is the first summer since he was 1 yr. old that I do not work at the cubicle... I am not confined to a 9-5 schedule where I have to shuffle him off to a summer camp and miss him all day. I'm not going to deny that it has been exhausting because he is full of energy around the clock.....

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  • What I Wore // An Organ and Elf Shoes

     So the Organ walks into a bar and says to the girl... No wait, the girl walks into the bar and there is an organ there..Wait, how does the joke go? But seriously, isn't this a cool organ? I'm all for cool photo props and this one is the coolest prop ever! Last weekend my friend Alex came to Chicago for a visit from Texas where he moved with his girlfriend... His parents cleaned out his apartment and all that is left standing is a TV mounted on the wall and this cool-ass organ!and so, impromptu photo-shoot incurred! I have the hardest time...

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  • Rockabilly Inspired // Last Minute Hustle.

    I texted him: "I Don't have anything to wear!"My friend Alex was in town visiting for the weekend from Texas and we had planned to meet up, have some coffee to catch-up & have some photo-shoot fun. And of course, even though I had known about this meeting months in advance, the morning of -I am pulling things out of my closet, not liking my options and telling myself, that next time, Next time I PROMISE to plan ahead... Then I reached for the suspenders.. I have been wanting to wear the red+navy suspenders f-o-r-e-v-e-r but never knew how to pull...

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  • WIWW: Hello Spring & Creative Mojo Talk

    It's been 80 degrees the past few days over here in Chicago, and that means I can take out all the sleeveless shirts I had stored up and start wearing them again. First sign of spring time is vibrant colors, actually, I don't need a season to wear vibrant colors.. I kinda gravitate toward the brightest colors on clothing racks in stores.. Anyway, as if my shirt wasn't bright enough I snagged this amazing yellow sheer scarf at a vintage shop and decided it was a done deal with this combo. Besides, Chicago weather can give me whiplash with the...

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  • Tribal Print & Electric Blue Eyeliner

    I'm an eyeliner kind of gal, so much so that: I can go out without combing my hair (like I did today), but I canNOT go out without my eyeliner... in fact, I developed the skill of being able to apply liquid eyeliner in a (fast) moving car without messing it up... STEADY HAND & Mind control. :) Anyway! So I wandered into the make-up section of the store and saw ELECTRIC BLUE liquid eyeliner... well, I took that as a challenge... how could I wear electric blue liquid eyeliner subtly? Was that possible? I hadn't worn blue eyeliner since...

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  • Polka Dots, Purple Heels and Word Bombs

    This started off like any other outfit post... but then as I compiled the pictures... I started writing..and I guess that is what this space is for, my little blog.. to be a home to my creative instincts so although it was just supposed to be clothes, shoes and me... story and words filled the pictures...so I guess it is an outfit post.. but with a twist... as I had the craving to fill the negative space of the pic... the otherwise empty space... fill it with words today... sometimes I like blank walls and blank space in pictures and sometimes...

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  • What I Wore the day I encountered the supernatural

    These photos are from one of the very first photo-shoots I had with my friend Alex, we both had the day off of work and decided to meet up and take some pictures on a beautiful sunny day.... and of course, the day I decide to wear a corset top with a tight pencil skirt, Alex takes me to an old church to have the photoshoot!! Um, I didn't want to get out of the car and get near that church wearing what I was, lol, maybe when I was 17 years old and rebellious, but I am grown & have...

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