Grammy's Garden

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DRESS: c/o Mod Dolly PURSE: c/o HAT: Forever 21 SHOES: c/o Echo Clubhouse

Howdy! It's been... a while. Lots of things have happened, some good, some pretty bad (thus my absence) - but I'm here and I've missed you!

As you can see, I have bangs now! The plan was to channel Anna Karina circa 1961 - but alas I don't think I've gotten the hang of it quite yet. Any advice for styling bangs? Tehehe.

This is pretty much my ideal summer outfit - a breezy, babydoll smock with eyelet fabric and ruffle sleeves from one of my absolute favorite ladies, Amy over at Mod Dolly! I paired it with a straw boater, pink jellies, and a WATERMELON purse - that even doubles as a cooler oh my goodness *__*

And, as the title of this post suggests, I shot these pictures in my grammy's dreamy garden. It's pretty incredible - not only has she planted her own vegetables, flowers, and fruit - but has nurtured an apple tree and coaxed a grape arbor from what my great grandmother planted years and years ago! I am incredibly thankful I am able to spend a few hours in her garden listening to the twinkling sounds of her foundation and the calming and familiar rhythms + tones of my grandparents' conversations.

Oops, sorry for blathering - I guess I've been craving the opportunity to blather a bit after getting so used to Twitter and Instagram's limited character space... ♡

I truly hope you are having a lovely day, and I'll see you again soon!

(Please excuse my slouching here haha)

Watermelon Float

Monday, June 27, 2016

BIKINI: c/o Lazy Oaf POOL FLOAT: Target (also available on Amazon!) SUNGLASSES: c/o Rose & Thorn

Just in time for their 15th birthday, Lazy Oaf, whose clothing I have worn on my blog for a few years now and continues to be a very favorite brand (remember my watermelon shorts?), released their own swimwear line this summer and sweetly sent me their watermelon bikini! I am absolutely charmed by the cartoony design, adorable ruffle details, and I kinda want to live it in this summer?! Be sure to check out their swimwear line (they have a mermaidy one piece too)!

Happy summer guys!

Hannah Kristina Metz' Wuthering Heights Collection

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hannah Kristina Metz, the multitalented designer behind H.K.M., has released her second collection - this time based on one of my favorite novels, Wuthering Heights.

The collection, which features ghostly hands, whispers of "haunt me", matching pins, and structured silhouettes - perfectly brings to life the novel it was inspired by, and I am of course, completely smitten!

I am equally smitten by the beautiful accompanying lookbook, which I just had to share ♡

Gabrielle Richardson
Anajah Hamilton
Art Direction/Producer: Aimee Brodeur
Makeup: Allie Smith

Floral Tote DIY with method

Thursday, June 16, 2016

I LOVE doing DIY projects, but guys... they can get MESSY. I have accidentally dripped fabric paints on my clothing (NOOOO), floor, hands - basically everywhere but what I’m working on! I also have a habit of spreading all the diy materials out on the floor, forming a circle around me and my project (and making it impossible for others to get near me)!

Thankfully, my friends at method challenged me to partake in their "#FearNoMess" campaign, urging creatives to abandon their fear of making a mess because they have got you covered with their range of vegan and non-toxic hand soap, cleaners, and laundry detergent.

Since Spring is in the air, I thought what better way to usher in the season with a handmade floral tote? Here’s what I did!

You Will Need…
- A plain tote bag
- Flower Stencil
- Fabric Paint (I’m using pink, yellow, and purple)
- method Laundry Detergent
- Paintbrushes

Using the stencil, start painting flowers onto the tote. I alternated the colors and flower designs to keep it interesting!

Once you are finished painting, set the fabric paint by washing in cold water with method’s 4x Concentrated Laundry Detergent. You guys, you need this stuff - it gets out unwanted stains (perfect if like me, you have a penchant for dripping paint on your clothes or *cough* BBQ sauce…) and smells heavenly - not like chemicals! Not to mention, method is made from recycled materials and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

This is optional step - but I glued pink pom poms in the center of the flowers!

Et voila! A super cute (if I do say so myself…) tote bag - perfect for Spring! If you feared no mess, what would you create?

This post is sponsored by method. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that makes Mermaidens possible!

The Sunglasses Edit

Monday, May 23, 2016

Round Black Sunnies, Miu Miu Mint, ASOS Unicorn, Miu Miu Pink, Jeepers Peepers Mint Cat Eye
Miu Miu Tortoiseshell, Tinted Heart Sunglasses, ASOS Highbrow Cat Eye Sunglasses

Sunglasses are one of my very favorite ways to accessorize an outfit. I'm naturally drawn to bold shapes with a retro flare - right now square, clear big sunnies a la the 70s, or dainty 60s-esque frames in confectionary colors are my favorite! Along with novelty sunglasses with flamingo or heart shapes, but of course! Here are so I have my eye on - I don't think I'll ever stop drooling over Miu Miu's range!
Which pair is your favorite? ♡___♡

Mermaids Take Shelfies

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

JACKET: c/o Valfre SHIRT: c/o Maven Boutique LA SHORTS: c/o Motel Rocks

Oh, hello! Just popping by to share an ootd from the other day that I snapped amidst spring blossoms! I know its boring to talk about the weather... BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER FOR A SECOND? It is just such a relief to finally be surrounded by blue skies and flowers and green trees?! ANYHOOT...

This Valfre jacket just came in the mail and it was like they plucked it right out of my dreams! If you've been following me you know I love bomber jackets - and not only is this one pink, their is a giant shell on the back! Dreams do come true guys.

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