Thursday, September 29, 2011

I am Not an Artist.

I wish I was. But I am just not. I'm not. I try... I try to "sketch," but once I tried to "sketch" a peacock feather and it ended up looking like a Greek Salad. I used to be a "photographer" and not to toot my own horn (actually, I am absolutely tooting my own horn), but I won awards and stuff. But then I just decided I didn't want to take pictures anymore. It bored me. So there's that.

I can't sculpt, I can't paint, I can't even properly hot glue rhinestones on anything. The artist gene was handed to my really awesome big brother, Jake. He is fantastic. We used to watch these 'drawing videos' together, called The Secret City. It was this really cool dude, Commander Mark, and he walked you through each step to draw a SWEET picture. Here is Commander Mark now:

WHAT a stud. Jake's drawings always matched what was on the TV (a really cool city) while mine ended up looking like a rabbit or cloud or sandwich. It's ok, my parents are still proud of me for other things.

Anyways, Jake is STILL an artist, WHAT? I know. Rad. SO rad. He actually has this really legit website, where he sells his art. Furniture out of street signs or snowboards? YOU BET. Talk about sustainable furniture that will make your place look like you know what's up. I mean, Pottery Barn is old news. If you want a cool crib you should probably take a look.

And how about THIS? He just made the cutest jewelry I've probably ever seen. Fortunately for me, it was my lunch break when I stumbled across this FANTASTIC discovery and was able to call and place my order. Check is in the mail as we speak. WANT. All his info is on the card and really you guys, these are cute. I mean this is coming from me, who has plain "diamond" (cv...) studs in my ears right now. This would be such a cute addition to any boring outfit. "Oh, hey Kelli, you're wearing jeans and a vneck again? You're so boring. But wait, what are those? Are those mini Dick Tracy revolver earrings?" Yeah looks like I win again.

Please, visit JRydeVisuals and maybe check out his Etsy shop. It would behoove you to do so.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My MUST HAVES for Fall.

I feel if I was an appropriate fashion blogger, I'd be doing a post called "my must-haves for fall." So I'm going to go ahead and do that.

I feel like here is where I'd write something appropriate about pumpkin spice lattes and falling leaves. I don't really like any of that. For real, PUMPKIN in my COFFEE??? Whoa whoa whoa, that is crossing some boundaries, mostly because I imagine all pumpkins as jack-o-lanterns, and those have feelings. But I would like to see Maine in the fall, I hear it's beautiful. Does that count? I think it really does.

Now, I would write about what I want for fall.

1. A sequin (pronounced sa-queen) sweater. I live my life imagining I'm a disco ball. I'd very much like to look like one too. I once tried on a sequin tube dress and it was really tight and also I felt like I couldn't sit down. I feel like a sweater would be a good match. This one is cute:

2. A "kimono" jacket. I really like baggy things and layering, so this really fits my lifestyle. I just like not showing even a little bit of midriff and I tackle that by adding as much fabric to my torso as possible. This is really cute and I feel probably very comfortable and I am pretty sure I'd love it.

3. Some bright colored skinny jeans. I do not like wearing baggy things on bottom. I don't like skirts that are full or flowy, I don't like wide leg jeans, I like skinnies. OKAY? Gosh. In addition to that, I love and I mean love bright colors. And I think a pair of red-ish pants or something would really make me mucho chic. Don't fret. I wouldn't dare pair them with the kimono jacket.

4. These boots. They don't even need a write up. I want them.

Now, I want to warn you all it is still in the 90's where I live. Expect a revised version of this list once it gets freezing beyond freezing. K thanks, bye!