I’ve already started filling some orders which is pretty awesome. I’m excited to come up with a few new designs in the next couple of weeks. You should see my apartment though. It’s like a carpet/ maze of flowers. I have a feeling it’s only going to get worse.
Thank you to everyone who has checked out the crowns, and if you bought one, I’d love to see how you styled it!
Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on some new flower crowns for Emerging Thoughts! I’m very excited that we’ll be putting them up on the site later this week. Going downtown to look for supplies was super exciting AND stressful. I never knew there were stores just filled floor to ceiling with flowers. It was intense!
I’ll definitely be keeping one of each style for myself! I love them and hope you guys do too!
I woke up in a “holy crap I leave tomorrow” panic. I’m still in bed though so I can’t be that worried, right? Plus, I’m making tons of lists… in my head, on my phone, and on paper. I’ll be damned if I forget anything.
My strategy for trips and visits has been somewhat perfected over the last year or two. I write down everywhere I want to go, everyone I want to see, and all the things I want to eat. The last one being the most important obviously. It’s been helpful for everything from friends visiting, to going abroad. I plan out my days the minute I get there, taking into account weather and when places are closed, and make sure it all fits in.
My travel buddy, Jessica, has been sort of doing this for years. Every trip we’ve been on she handed me a packet at the beginning with popular phrases, conversion rates, and places we could go. I’m trying to make one for Barcelona right now, but let’s be honest: She’s the expert. There’s going to be eight of us on this trip, so whether it’s chaotic or not, it’s going to be a ton of fun.
I don’t get sick of things easily. This song, for example, has been on repeat since hearing it on Girls. I love that I got my boyfriend into watching that show. Fun fact: His dad actually got me into watching it when I was visiting with his parents in New York.
Anyway, I’ve been working on my new years goals for the year. I think I’ll do a “check in” post about that soon. It keeps me accountable and I like that. I need that.
I booked both my trip to Spain AND Vietnam so I’m in ultra conservation mode. That being said, Anna and I are going shopping tomorrow. We may just hit up a thrift or second hand store, but we’ll see. This top was actually acquired at a second hand shop in Sherman Oaks called Rewind. I was going into Buffalo Exchange when I saw it and figured I’d check it out. $8.50 later and I have a new blouse and have curbed the urge to shop! At least for one day. Hooray!
My new roommate saw me change outfits three times the day these photos were taken. After she commented about the many outfit changes, I had two options. Either tell her it’s normal and that I’m basically Beyonce, or tell her the truth. The truth, mind you, is that I will always grab for my jeggings and an AA deep v neck shirt because that is my everyday “uniform.” Since I’m trying to break out of that habit, I was dressing up for a date night with Will. After taking the photos outside and seeing how cold it was, I said fuck it and changed again. This time around, it was the jeggings, my mustard UO sweater, and my Edelman Zoe heels. So I told her truth. I have a feeling she thinks I’m crazy but I’m a creature of comfort. I can’t help it.
Speaking of comfort, I have a raging sore throat and will be cuddled up in my bed for the rest of the night.
Hearts, Kimberly Grace
P.S. For anyone curious, Raul (my old roommate/favorite person) went back to school in Texas. I miss him like crazy but I’m so thankful for the years we lived together and that he is pursuing something important to him!
Outfit details: Blouse: Gift from Will’s mom Pencil skirt: American Apparel Scalloped bag: Darling (c/o Emerging Thoughts) Wedges: Boutique 9 Bear bracelet: Sea of Bees (also found here) Necklace: 80/20 (Won at the Adopt NY raffle) Ring: Rosey B Designs
I started working towards my resolutions last week. Although, I’ll admit I didn’t get very far with six shifts at work. Luckily, I’ll be able to devote much more time seeing as how I am only working three days this week. That being said, I’m on a bit of a spending freeze for the next couple months. I’m saving up for my trip to Spain to visit Drew. The dress in the photos above (my new favorite) and my Sea of Bees necklace were probably my last clothing purchases for a while. I say that now, but the second I let myself walk into a store or go to an online shop, all bets are off. Oh well.
I made a point to go out to Bootie LA the other night, knowing full well that I had to work at 8am the next morning. It was a rough start to my day, but totally worth it. I want to make a point to do the things that make me happy. I also need to start doing things on my own (like take a freaking dance class already). I just prefer the buddy system. It’s much more fun and helps the decision making throughout the day. Win win, right?
I arrived in Florida yesterday and have been spending time with my parents and their new puppy, Otto. So far we’ve decorated the tree, gone to the beach (yay Christmas in Florida), and had cotton candy ice cream from Larry’s. All the best things. Having a little puppy running around is magical during the holidays. Although, I’ll be honest, he is hyper as anything.
I’ve been working on some kinks in the blog so hopefully it will be all systems go soon. In the meantime, I better get some sleep. I have Christmas shopping to finish tomorrow. Then I’ll turn into an elf and wrap everything. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season with their friends and families!
Today was the first day of my midweek weekend so I attempted to do some Christmas shopping. I started strong and then crashed and burned. But the attempt was there so I’ll go ahead and count it. Productivity is a tricky little bastard.
At least I just bought makeup and not clothes. I have more clothing than I can adequately store, yet I always feel like I have nothing to wear. Case in point: the above outfit. The skirt AND sweater both belong to Keiko. Forty-something pounds in my suitcase and I ran out of things I wanted to wear, oh… I’d say about two days into our trip. Or maybe she just had better stuff. Yea, that’s definitely it.
Tomorrow I’ll be baking with some of my friends from work. Hello Sailor is turning into hello gingerbread men. And hey, I’m alright with that.
I love holidays and want them to be perfect and stress free. Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out how I’d like them to. Thanksgiving was one thing after another and I eventually just gave up and went to bed. Best decision. Just start over the next day.
I will say one thing though… I am beyond blessed and thankful for the people in my life. I have amazing parents and some incredible friends. I am constantly amazed by the amount of love and support that surrounds me and I don’t take any of it for granted.
On that note, I’m so happy that Keiko and I were able to take our Nashville trip (more photos on Claudia’s blog). I had the best time and everyone was so nice. Gotta love southern hospitality… and the biscuits. Can’t forget the biscuits… and fried green tomatoes… donuts… meat and threes… mac and cheese… Jeni’s ice cream…. the chicken sandwich at Silly Goose… dammit, now I’m hungry.