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Bold, Bright Holiday Cluster Rings

October 28, 2013

People Tree Holiday Cluster Rings

I hope I never get sick of statement rings. They’re one of the easiest accessories in that they add quirk without altering an outfit’s original intention. You know how sometimes you get up in the morning and you feel unequivocally

Old Things

October 17, 2013

Handmade Mens Razor Bag

When it comes to the internet, I’ve been going backwards.

Or maybe not just the internet. I don’t know, guys. It’s late. I’m tired. No, wait, it’s only 9pm, but I’m tired because my physiology professor keeps giving me two …

Pretty Leaves, Boring Sweaters

September 23, 2013

Awakened Aesthetic - autumn leaves

It’s raining. It’s windy. Autumn is here.

Autumn is my favorite season. I am one of those people that lives for the first heavy rain after a long summer, who loves watching the leaves change color and blow into the …

Get That Blue: Heisenberg Jewelry

September 15, 2013

Heisenberg Ring by Peacock Taco - AwakenedAesthetic.com

I’m too busy watching Breaking Bad to think of anything else. This show is going to give me a heart attack, I swear to god.

Heisenberg Ring by Peacock Taco - AwakenedAesthetic.com

Unf, give them to me. I want to wear them all at once. I don’t …

Rhino You From Somewhere

September 3, 2013

Rhino Ring by J. Topolski

I follow J. Topolski, a New York Etsy designer, on Facebook (click here!), and recently she posted a new ring design that I must have.

No, really, there’s no option here. No choice. I need this.

Rhino Ring by J. Topolski

It’s …

Start Your Pin-Up Engines: Eco ModCloth Dresses

August 28, 2013

Purple Pin-Up Hair - AwakenedAethetic.com

When I am looking for dresses with a vintage feel, ModCloth is my jam. Always.

I’ve been looking a lot lately, actually. After I dyed my hair purple at local Seattle salon Spectrum House we did a little photoshoot, …

Sunrise, Moonrise

May 10, 2013

Sunrise Clothing

Last weekend I got to watch the sun rise over Ontario and set over the Midwestern US (I was on a westbound plane so it lasted forever!), and to play under a midnight sky and the noontime heat with some …

This Thing I’d Like to Wear

April 11, 2013

Spring-Summer 2013 Casual School Outfit

I started school a couple of weeks ago but it feels like I’ve been back in an avoid-my-homework mindset for months. Speaking of which, I found this cute top by People Tree and, instead of studying HIV statistics and infection …

I Come Out From Under a Rock for Dresses

March 27, 2013

Frida Loves Diego dress

Today only (28 March 2013) Mata Traders will be having a one-day dress sale!

I’m a big fan of Mata Traders, which this site first reviewed waaaaay back in 2010 and has talked about a few times since. This …

Winter Roses

January 21, 2013

rose comforter and cleaning supplies

One of my favorite things about cold weather running is seeing all of the neighborhood roses that bloom over winter. Our weather is sometimes just warm enough for the hardiest roses to push out a few extra blossoms; seeing them …

Last-Minute Design-Inspired Winter Gifts

December 17, 2012

Design-Inspired Holiday Gifts

I really love useful things, and things that used to be useful, but then were made into pretty things. Hence my love of recycling, and my obsession with Etsy. (It is what started this blog!)

So what do …

Mary & Jane Can Finally Get Married

December 7, 2012

As of yesterday, Washington state has legalized gay marriage and recreational marijuana use.

So obviously everyone should get married in a hemp wedding dress by Michael Kors.

I should mention that this isn’t intended to be a wedding dress; …

Genderless Gifts

December 5, 2012

I keep seeing holiday shopping guides that are separated by gender: gifts for guys, gifts for girls, gifts for dad, gifts for mom…it reminds me of the toy isle, with trucks and legos, Barbies and tea sets…

Why are

This Is About Chickens

November 28, 2012

Me: “What should I write about?”
Him: “Organic chicken feed.”
Me: “Honey, I don’t have time to research the dietary needs of chickens right now.”
Him: “Hey, you asked.”
Me: “…how about I just write about chickeny things?”
Him, begrudgingly:

Warm Inside Cool: Winter Wardrobe in Greys

November 26, 2012

  1. House of Marley Lively Up Scout Pack ($130): This mist-colored backpack is made of REWIND™ fabric, which consists of 30% hemp, 30% organic cotton, and 40% recycled plastic bottles.
  2. Gaiam Recycled Poly Dance Cami ($20):  This goes under your poncho

Gold, Steel & Bone

November 21, 2012

The holiday season is for beautiful things.

I’d never think to pair delicate light pink leather with the toughness of stainless steel. The design of this geometric necklace Anna Lawska Jewellery (~$38) is smooth and bold. The rest of her …

Winter, Nau

November 19, 2012

Winters in Seattle are…weathery. We’re one of those “all seasons in one day” cities: we start with fog, which turns to rain, breaks into bright sun and ends with a rush of wind, all in twenty-four hours. We’re one …

Old Lady Fashion: Pressed Botanical Jewelry

November 7, 2012

I saw a photo of myself over the weekend that made me realize that I’m really into old lady fashion right now. I was wearing big prescription eye glasses, a vintage houndstooth coat and a look of disdain – something …

This is What Murmuration Feels Like

October 23, 2012

“Murmuration is a collection that is inspired by nature and refined into clean simple lines that are both modern and approachable at the same time. I find inspiration in everything from objects, such as nautiluses and feathers, lines, and textures …

Ethic/Classic: Sweater, Skinnies, Scarves & Shoes

October 9, 2012

“Everyone needs a…”

There are a few classic outfits that, if in the right colors and cuts, work on everyone forever amen. It’s these outfits that make up my Fashion Arsenal, the stuff I wear when I have not …