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10 Feb

hello, strangers. it has been quite a long time; it wasn’t all a total break from backwoods, but i’ve been swamped with job 1, job 2, and finishing my last semester of school. whew- a lot of things going on. i won’t elaborate, because this isn’t a blog about my personal life- but here i am, back & ready to show the goods (not my goods, but maybe the goods in my closet).

before continuing though, i would just like to let y’all know that i am probably shutting down this account soon and moving over to blogger. this layout looks rather funky on every other computer & it isn’t exactly what i want. wordpress isn’t the best with layouts & i am not the best with html, however, blogger’s got some good stuff.

i’ll let you know as soon as a decision is made & where i will be. but now…onto the clothes!

meadow, candy, ginger, lou

free people girls of style, feb ’11

LOVE…probably because it reminds me of Alabama (my one true love).

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Ralph Lauren 2011

20 Sep

Holy moly, I am in squishy smushie love with Ralph Lauren’s 2011 collection that just debuted at NYFW11. The small floral prints & long flowy dresses are definitely reminding me of autumn in Alabama. Pair those dresses with brown boots, a chunky belt, & a jean jacket, & you’ve got yourself my dream outfit, Mr. Lauren.

Source: Style.com

Conjurations

12 Sep

This weekend I reconnected with a friend I lost touch with about 6/7 years ago. I have spent most of those missing years trying to find her, but always failed due to me moving too much, constantly changing my phone number/email & all in all- being forgetful of her information. I used to spend nearly every day with this girl- & somehow or another, our friendship just fell off the face of the earth. But somehow (& thankfully!), on Friday night, I got an email from Live fucking Journal (which I have not updated since 2006) saying I had a message (since when did LiveJournal get an email service?) & low & behold, it was Jessica Naomi. Holy moly, I almost fell off of my bed. Needless to say, talking to her again was like nothing had changed. We picked up right where we left off.

Anyway- turns out she has this Etsy shop, Conjuration. Some of the most gorgeous stuff ever. Very fairytale-esq; witch boxes (I want one of those so badly), crystal necklaces, perfume oil, Dracula lockets (want that so badly, as well), specimen cabinets, etc etc. Just look at this stuff:

& then, as if I couldn’t enjoy her stuff (& her) even more than I already do, I start browsing around her Flickr account & see this:

Now, if you’ve been reading this blog since it’s birth, you may recall me obsessing like a shitdick over something rather very similar:

So, of course, when I saw her version of the ring I have been obsessing over for nearly a year, I wanted to email her & tell her to put together a jewelry box for me or something. Which, I still may do (Jessica, if you’re reading this….hinthint. Just kidding. Sort of)… So please, please go check out her stuff. You’re going to love it. Read about it in her profile. Go look at how lovely she is on her Flickr account, etc etc. Just go. Buy her stuff. Tell your friends.

Jessica- I am so, so happy we have reconnected. You have no idea ❤ Love you.

Wallflower

7 Sep

Most perfect labor day weekend. Two of my favorite people from Los Angeles came up to visit; did some shopping, ate too much, much needed laugh-fest, etc. Mel chopped away my bangs & I added a few things to my wardrobe. I’m really loving this trend of oversized everything. I hate getting dressed, so if wearing “baggy” things is as close as I can get to never getting out of my pajamas, then so be it. & those shorts…well, they are just so stupid, I couldn’t resist buying them.

I also got a few other things, along with some different hair products from my friend Mallory. She’s shipping them to me. They were not cheap by any means…but thanks to her being so amazing, I got them on a delightful discount & I am hoping my hair grows down to my ass overnight.

Speaking of hair…here’s a picture of my new bingo bango’s.

& one more thing before I go- I used to do this thing on my blog every Tuesday called “Tuesday’s Tunes” (dumbest title in the history of titles, I know). I haven’t done it in a long time, but since it’s Tuesday…

I cannot- CANNOT- stop listening to Temple of the Dog’s first (& only) self-titled album. The album was released in 1991 & definitely has that classic 90’s grunge sound (as it should since the band consists of Eddie Vedder & Chris Cornell). God damn, it’s so good. However, to add into that mix, I’ve also had the song “Gambler’s Blues” by Lightenin’ Hopkins on repeat all weekend too. Go figure.

I will be in New Orleans in exactly 2 weeks. Much needed break from the west coast; can’t wait to be back south & love on all of my favorite people.

Wedding Daze

4 Sep

I am “obsessed” with these rings from Satomi Kawakita. They are a little pricey, but holy moly, they are beautiful. If I ever get married (haha), I’d love to have something like this for my wedding ring instead of a traditional gold/siler band.

Speaking of weddings, a friend of mine back home is getting married in three weeks & is honeymooning in San Francisco. Since they are tight on money (as most newlyweds are) & I will be in New Orleans during the time they are here, I offered them my apartment. It’s cozy & cute &…you know…free. They were pretty happy about it & I was even happier to do it for them.

Also, having to do with weddings (as it’s been on the brain lately- so many of my friends are tying the knot over these next few months), I have started looking at a lot of wedding photography & there’s some pretty amazing things out there.

Bird

26 Aug

My bushy browed, bright eyed, favorite little prickly pear model (on R: Bambi Northwood-Blyth) did another photo shoot that makes me clap my hands & cheer for her. This time she’s wearing her hair the same way I always wear mine: a complete throw up of a messy mess. I love it…& her. She’s just precious.

& here she is one more time for ManiaMani’s video (part one & two) for their newest collection, Dust.

Source: KnightCat & YouTube

Free People

9 Aug

These two videos are for the collection & behind the scenes footage for Free People’s new collection at Bloomingdales. There are a few reasons I love these videos:
01) I love this company
02) The videos are shot beautifully
03) The soundtrack is done by a friend of mine from home

With that said, watch these…then go buy the clothes & then become a fan of John David Mahaffey on Facebook, because he’s the most badass piece of work you’ll ever meet.

Watch the lookbook video here (it won’t post):

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/76675342001?isVid=1