Smile File-Junk Mail

I love art made of unexpected material. Talk about upcyling! Sandhi Schimmel Gold makes these pop-art materpieces out of junk mail. Spotted on Flavorwire. I honestly can not believe the expressions Gold is able to coax out of paper. Amazing what people are able to see and do with really simple materials. I mean these scraps of paper were probably destined for the recycling bin! I can not imagine the vision you need to create these things. People are rad.… View Post

IFB Links á la Mode :D

For the Love of Clothes Edited by Fajr Muhammad at Stylish Thought If fashion is one thing; it’s fun! Whether fashion bloggers are chronicling their ensembles, spring cleaning their wardrobes or finding the perfect colored jean they are loving their clothes. In IFB we discuss fashion from so many angles we often forget the fancy of style and what keeps us blogging: our passion for fashion. This week’s Links A La Mode features advice for the perfect poolside ensemble, a… View Post
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Smile File-Uncommonly Beautiful

Letter to all of you, friends. I guarantee that someone thinks this of you right now whether that is your lover, your friend, a cousin, a niece, a nephew, aunts, an uncle, a parent. Someone is thinking that you are uncommonly beautiful and YOU ARE. Letter found on Design Crush. View Post
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What I Wore-Winning!!!

So when my cousin first came to the U.S. she applied for tickets at The View and 3 years later she receives an email that she finally has her tickets! Since her roommates are no longer available she asked me and my aunt to come along. In case you’re not familiar with The View: “Created by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, who both also serve as the show’s executive producers, the program features a panel of women as co-hosts. As… View Post
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Smile File-Props!

Free(!) props for your next photo-op or partaaaay. From Oh Happy Day. Get your free download here. I can not even pick a favorite they are all so good!! Ok, maybe monocles and aviators are my faves. See, how much I adore you guys!? Go have some fun with this! View Post
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Afia-The Perfect Pieces for Spring & Summer, Ethically Made

A couple of weeks ago I read about Afia on Ecouterre and instantly fell in love with them. Afia is a fair trade sustainable line founded by Meghan Sebold. When I read Sebold was launching Afia at a pop-up shop in New York I knew I had to visit! So I tweeted with dear Ashley of Ashley4Emergy and off we went (more on sweet, sweet Ashley another day, PROMISE). On a trip to Ghana in 2006 Meghan Sebold was inspired… View Post

What I Wore-Dinner at Stardust Diner

My aunt and cousin were in town from Florida last week and my mom being as gracious as she is took them to a Broadway show and some dinner. Mamacita also asked for me and broski to join them and this is what I wore. (jacket-century 21; gray sweater-target; dress and boots-urban outfitters) At the moment I’ve been so hesitant to put away my boots; the rain and the chilly weather in NY keeps me doubting the chills are over.… View Post
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I <3 The Internet-Beauty and Some Bizarre

I posted on umbrellas yesterday because I’ve been stuck in the rain, but this campaign makes the rain look gorgeous. Love the all the colors and textures in the imagery. Burberry campaign spotted on Perth Fashion. Actually if you go to Burberry site you will be greeted with the sound of rain, very Spring. I found a wonderful men’s fashion blog via Yes and Yes. I LOVE their style so much! Midwest Style is made up of a group of… View Post
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Spring Showers

It has been gray and raining all week in NY and while I know that this is part of Spring and it will make the grass so green I still wish I could be like this girl. Image via FFFOUND. But in reality I need umbrellas. I am a BIG believer in good umbrellas. I started carrying quality umbrellas in college and it makes a difference. I have not had an umbrella flip on me in years!! YEARS! And that… View Post
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What I Wore-Denim on Denim

Me and the bf were discussing denim on denim over dinner last night and I think we both came to the conclusion that this rule is pretty much debunked. I mean take a lookie at all the fantastic denim on denim going on! (all images linked to their sources, clicky! clicky!) My turn! (hat-thrifted from goodwill; denim shirt-zara’s on clearance; jeans-ny & co skinny jeans) Also, I’m really tying to get into hats this spring/summer! I’ve had this hat from… View Post

A Groupon Service for Ethical Products?! YEP! Meet blissmo!

It’s no secret that I have a love for ethical brands (see all the love here). I really believe in the potential of people and their goodness and it is one of my goals through this blog to bring you ethical brands that you can be excited about. Well, I am not alone in wanting to spread the wonderful world of ethical shopping. Friends, please allow me to introduce you to blissmo. I found blissmo on twitter. They started following… View Post
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