It's been a while since we've had a Love List on this blog, so I thought it was time to bring that feature back. Ever since I was younger, making 'wish lists' has always been one of my favorite activities (it's probably why I spend so much time on Pinterest). Right now, since I'm trying to both start an online store, pay off student debt and finish writing/self publish my stories, money is a little tight, and I find that making the Love List posts really inspires me to go crafting things I want/need.
Except shoes. Until I figure out how to make those, and then there will be no stopping me.
There is a loose black & white (and grey) theme here! I guess all of my inspiration is a bit more neutral these days.
Ever since I saw Kinky Boots (well, actually a bit before that, too) I've been looking at what I call 'fashionable fanny packs'. I know, no such thing, but the above one from ModCloth is adorable. It wouldn't fit my phone, though, which is a problem. I think what I really need is something like a tool belt for when I'm home and working- or even an apron! Still, these fanny pack pouches are adorable and great inspiration for future craft projects (old belt and an old coin purse and I bet you could make this).
Also I would wear that whole outfit.
I might have also been considering blond as a hair color lately.
And last but not least, even more than a pair of wedges I've been lusting after a classic black and white checkered pair of Vans. I used to have a pair of purple and black checkered ones but I got rid of them (no, I don't know what I was thinking, either!) and I've regretted it ever since. Vans look cute with dresses and jeans and they are very comfortable. I love the black and white ones because I feel they are a classic casual shoe while also being funky and fun.
Budgeting, while hard, has actually been of fun because I've had to 'shop my closet' and I've gotten back in the habit of reconstructing clothes that I already have, something I used to do more frequently and something I really used to enjoy and am happy to be doing once more. I can't wait to show you what I've come up with and I definitely can't wait to share more of my inspiration pictures with you.
And for something completely different, here is a song I've been obsessing over for a few weeks now. I've fallen in love with Radio 104.5 Philly - it's the local alternative sort of station - and I adore the song "Pompeii" by Bastille. Actually, I first heard it just a few weeks after we saw the Pompeii exhibit at the Franklin, which was kind of neat.
The video is also super cool.
Until next time!