Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
the weekend is ending... nooooo! today was a full-blown lazy sunday. we napped, strolled around downtown grand rapids, went out for pizza, and did a whole lot of nothing!
this sleeveless white button-up is the latest addition to my closet. i love it because it'll be perfect for toasty days in the summer and i can dress it up or down. for me, it's all about buying versatile pieces to get the most out of my wardrobe!
forever 21 knit cap
h&m sleeveless button up tunic
h&m geometric rings
crown vintage lace up booties
oh, and i'm finally on instagram [i know, a tad bit behind here]. find me as "blairbadge" :)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
i snagged this neon panel top a couple weekends ago during a shopping excursion to chicago. ross + i ended up taking the train back to grand rapids -- i had forgotten how much i love train travel! i always feel as though i'm headed to some far off destination when i'm riding a train. perhaps that's the wanderlust in me...
h&m neon panel top
leopard print scarf [brand unknown]
american rag jeggings
mia black oxfords
Thursday, April 12, 2012
in my heart i'll be at coachella this weekend.
if we didn't live clear across the country you'd see me swaying in my boho frock with long hippie waves [sigh]. but there's always pitchfork & lollapalooza in chicago this summer --> let me know if any of you are going!
my middle sister [mikelle] was so gracious to let me use her "rapunzel" mane for these 3 music festival hairstyles! you can't see it, but her hair is almost to her belly button. jealousy!
click here for the full hair tutorial!
... and here's a summertime dream pop playlist [via sugarhigh + lovestoned] that i've been obsessing over this week. enjoy!
Friday, April 6, 2012
back in the nail art business!
this chevron design is similar to my "reverse french manicure" from last fall... but with a twist. this time i "suspended" the chevron. i know, excitement ensues... :)
like always, this is a freehanded mani. i'm too impatient to wait for it to dry, use a stencil, etc.
here's the basic gist of it:
paint two coats of your base color [it's best if you use a neutral or lighter color]. leave room for some dry time. for the second color, sweep the brush lightly from the outside of the nail to the center. repeat for the opposite side of the chevron. use this color sparingly. i learned the hard way of having the polish run onto my skin. [arg!]
colors are essie's "sand tropez" & "mint candy apple"
can i say TGIF [x1000]... i'm sooo ready for the weekend! any easter bunny sightings yet? lol
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
i caved. the mint craze has now infiltrated my wardrobe. i saw this mint sweater at zara and immediately fell in love. i mean, who wouldn't want a cozy pastel knit for spring? [especially with michigan weather being practically hormonal. warm. cold. rain. snow. and so on.] you never know what you're going to get!
zara knit mint sweater
kenneth cole necklace
h&m leopard print umbrella
love culture leggings