September 02, 2014

Shocking Pink

I finally went through with it. I have dyed my hair pink! Well, I dyed the ends pink! I have been threatening to do this for about two years, and decided to finally follow through. I used to dye my hair all sorts of funky colors when I was a teenager. The first time I did it though, I went with pink ends just like this. It feels like I'm 16 all over again!
I decided to go with a semi-permanent color in case I get sick of it. This shade of pink was actually the result of my second coloring attempt. The first time I mixed it with too much conditioner to try to get a pastel look, but it was barley noticeable. After seeing the incredibly pale results, I went with the full on hair dye, but left it in for a shorter amount of time. I actually like that it came out a little bit more of a shocking pink color, but I am excited for it to wash out a little and become pastel.

xxoo Jené

August 28, 2014

Lingering Lingerie

I recently came upon a bunch of vintage lingerie, and have been debating as to whether or not I should list it in my shop. I already have two very pretty vintage bras listed, as well as a couple of slips, and I just really don't know if these are the types of these people want to buy. I'm thinking they would be best for vintage collectors, but I have not know many vintage collectors who seek out these types of things. What do you think? Comment below and let me know if you know anyone who collects these types of things. I am very curious to find out!

xxoo Jené



August 20, 2014

Bouquet of Orchids

I have been anxiously waiting to wear and post about this dress since I thrifted it last month. I remember finding it, and silently freaking out over it. It never ceases to amazing me when I find a gorgeous dress that everyone else just seemed to pass up without a glance. I mean, how could you not want this dress? The print is so fun and bold, and the style is just so pin up chic!

I wore it on Sunday for a day trip to Seattle. I woke up really early and got all dolled up. Sundays are probably the one day that I dress up the most because it's the one day of the week I give fully to myself. It's funny how much time I allow work, chores, and just life in general, to take up in my day. I'm happy I've started to take time for myself (even if it is just one day a week) to just decompress and get all decked out.

xxoo Jené

Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Vintage
Hair clip: Forever 21

August 09, 2014

Tricera-spots

Polka dots and a giant triceratops. What more could a girl want? I took these pictures in a side alleyway downtown a few days ago. Most of the streets and alleys in Olympia are covered with graffiti and paintings; it's really quit interesting and beautiful! This huge triceratops is probably one of my favorite ones. I've taken countless photos of it whenever I pass by, and decided it was time I snap some photos of myself in front of it. The mural is so big that it's hard to fit it all in the frame, but I did the best I could!

xxoo

Jené


Outfit Details:
-Shirt: Thrifted
-Shorts: Forever 21
-Shoes: Vintage
-Purse: Vintage 

August 07, 2014

Friday Harbor Happiness

A few photos from my trip to Friday Harbor, the cutest little town in the northwest. 


xxoo Jené


August 05, 2014

Summer Snapshots


I have been one busy little lady lately. I had friends in town for a week, then Fermin's family came to stay, and in between hosting and "vacationing," I've had my regular work. Things have since slowed down, and although I am truly happy I've been staying busy with guests, I am excited to get back to my daily grind. 
I've been kind of lazy about carrying around my DSLR lately, opting for my phone for picture taking instead. My iPhone is so much more portable, and just seemed like a better option for the amount of traveling and activities I've been doing. I cleaned out my entire phone from all the pictures I've taken the past few weeks, and there were tons! There were way to any to post, so I just chose some of my favorites to share with you today!

xxoo Jené



July 27, 2014

Parrot Pride

I had been dying to wear this dress ever since I got it a few weeks ago. I am such a sucker for novelty prints on clothing, and this summer I'm all about tropical prints. I decided to finally wear it two days ago, because the weather was amazing, and it just felt right. Plus, I wasn't sure when my next chance would be, seeing as those northwest clouds just love to roll through unexpectedly. 
I have to admit, I have had no clue exactly how to wear this dress, especially since it is a size too large for me. I decided to go with the elastic neckline pulled down around my shoulders for a sexier, more summertime look. I had big plans to wear my dark brown floppy hat too, but I didn't have a belt and shoes that really matched. I like how the ensemble turned out anyways, especially the red shoes that were a last minute decision. 
Since the dress is too big for me, I have been thinking of turning it into a cropped top and a pair of high waist shorts. Or maybe I could turn it into a skirt and a blouse that I can wear individually. I'm not sure I'll have time to adjust it this summer, but there's always next year, right?

xxoo

Jené


Outfit Details:
-Dress: Vintage Hilo Hattie 
-Earrings: Vintage
-Shoes: For sale in my Etsy shop 

July 17, 2014

WTC On Instagram

1. Laying in the summertime grass.
2. Quickie outfit pic from the other day.
3. Obsessed with my vintage fruit necklace.
4. Morning light, tea, and flowers.
5. They call me the Donut Queen.
6. Dreamy bits from my DIY.

July 15, 2014

Fresh Flower Crown How To

I know I have done a number of floral crown and headband tutorials here on my blog, but how can I not? I just love them so much! This time is a little different though, because I decided to work with fresh flowers. I had never worked with fresh flowers to create hair accessories before. I found out that it's really fun, and even though real flowers don't last as long as fake ones, I personally like them more, because they add such a delicate and dreamy touch. Learn how to create your own fresh flower crown below...

Supplies:
-Fresh flowers
-Floral wire
-Floral tape 
-Scissors

1. Measure the circumference of your head where you would like your crown to sit, and cut a length of wire double that measurement. Create a wire loop the size of your head, and then wrap the remaining wire around the loop again for extra stability. 2. Cut your flowers, leaving about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of stem. 3. Starting at the center front of your crown, place one of your flowers onto the wire, and use the floral tape to attach it to the crown base. Place another flower next to the first one, and wrap tape around the stem to attach it as well. Continue this process to achieve your desired look. 4. I alternated blue Hydrangeas and Baby's Breath all the way around my crown, but you can use any variety of flowers you like. If you want a full floral crown, add the flowers going in the same direction around the wire base. If you want your crown to only have flowers on the front and sides, then attach the front flower, finish each side separately, and just cover the exposed wire in the back with floral tape.
It is a little time consuming to do a full crown, but I just love how lush it looks! I also want to mention that this is pretty much only good for a one time use. I made my crown the night before I took these photos, and stored it in a large Ziploc bag, with a a tiny bit of water sprinkled on top, in the fridge. After wearing it for a few hours, the petals were pretty much frail and limp from the summer heat, and the natural oil in my hair.
These crowns are perfect for parties, weddings, photo shoots, and just for fun! Possibilities are really endless, and once you get a hang of  making them, it just gets easier! Plus, you can save so much money making your own, opposed to buying them from a florist.

xxoo Jené

July 09, 2014

Gingham Dream

I've been wearing this orange gingham dress a lot lately. Sometimes for multiple days in a row. It's the perfect vintage dress for summer, and I am just really in love with gingham right now. The shape of the dress is very loose, but in a really cute way. I threw a sweater over it the other day to go to work (yes, it was one of the consecutive days I wore it,) and added a vintage fruit necklace! I really loved how it looked, and can't wait to carry this dress into my early fall wardrobe.

xxoo Jené


Outfit Details:
-Hat: Forever 21
-Dress: Vintage
-Shoes: Urban Outfitters
-Necklace: Vintage

July 02, 2014

Shake Things Up

Are you ever in need of shaking things up a little bit? The other day I found myself wanting a tiny bit of a change. I realized I had not done victory rolls in my hair, or worn cat eye liner, for the longest time. I really want to start pinpointed my own person style, and elaborate on all the looks I find so very "me." 
I also want to start making it a habit to sew more dresses from the amazing vintage patterns I have, and to make more editorial type blog posts. I didn't make my dress that I'm wearing here, but it is one of my favorite retro inspired dresses I own, and this was the first time I had worn it in years. I threw it on, did my makeup and hair, and then I went in the kitchen and made a huge strawberry milkshake! I wanted to do a post of the day I went to the strawberry farm to pick the ones I used for the shake, but the pictures I took weren't that great, and I like this idea a lot more anyways. 
I didn't use a recipe for the shake. I just mixed a few scoops of  vanilla coconut ice cream, a couple of handfuls of strawberries, a little hemp milk, and a pinch of sugar in a blender. I added whipped cream, which melted surprisingly fast even on a cold day, and topped it with a cherry and paper straw! 
So, I guess I shook things up in more than one sense! I'm so happy I did, and hope this is just the start of new and better things to come for myself, and my little blog. 

xxoo Jené



Outfit Details:
-All vintage 

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