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I’ve been in an “actually put effort into this blog thing” this week/month. To kick it off, I redid my header which, was like putting on a new shade of lipstick — I got that, “Oh! This looks and feels great!” feeling after I posted it. Updating that did exactly what I was hoping and set my artsy fartsy (yes, that’s the technical term) side on fire. All that said, I’ve been in the mood to sketch so I thought I would have some fun today and draw out my current threads. Still learning/trying new things with the tablet so this was a great practice activity. I’m still getting used to the digital translation of drawing but it really helps to have a great brush set. (Kyle Webster makes amazing brushes. Check them out here.)

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These are some old favorite pieces of mine but, just in case you were inspired by the look, here are some alternative options to complete your own similar look!

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Links left to right (with comments because I’m a parenthetical-clause-aholic): 1. J.Crew ‘Keeper’ chambray shirt, $78.00. (Chambray/denim is a must for your closet. If you don’t own a chambray shirt it needs to be your next fashion purchase. Trust me. You can thank me later.) 2. Splendid ‘Always Sleeveless’ maxi dress, $118. (My dress is from BCBG. It’s a dress they carry frequently but not consistently. Definitely worth keeping your eye open for though. They make some of my favorite jersey — saturated color and doesn’t pill!) 3. Michael Kors ‘Josephine’ Wedge, on sale at Nordstroms for $149.90. (Sexy, comfortable and reasonably priced.)
4. Jimmy Choo ‘Pledge’ Wedge, $495. (This is my sandal crush & unjustifiable splurge of the season. I just had to give her some face time. Swoon with me!) 5. Lauren by Ralph Lauren ‘Bembridge East West’ Tote, $158. (I actually managed to score this baby on some crazy/lucky sale at Macy’s. They always have such great deals! This is definitely my favorite purchase [of January].) 6. I love gold jewelry, real gold jewelry. Considering gold and land will always hold their value, it’s worth the investment on signature pieces. I just purchases a new pair of hoops (a staple and must have for me) from Sarraf.com. They have phenomenal pricing, nearly wholesale, and they ship with Jimmy John’s comparable freaky fast speed. I highly recommend using their site for your next metal/gemstone purchase(s)!

After all this sketching and linking I realized three things: I have really pointy elbows, my eyes nearly disappear when I’m smiling and I seriously need a tan — either fake ‘n bake or tan in a tube. Either way, I’m off to make an appointment to take care of that so I can turn the saturation level on the skin layer up the next time I sketch What I Wore No. 2.

P.S. For the thoughts I know some of you are likely having after reading the words “fake ‘n bake,” I just wanted to note: up here in this glorious corner of the PNW my vitamin D levels are severely depressed so, the once every three months that I may see the interior of a tanning bed is hardly something to get all knotted up about. However, thank you for your concern 😉

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