Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Witty Dialogue of a Fashion Conscious College Student #2: Art, Alice in Wonderland, and Dreaming of Travel

Hey, Everybody! I'm back! :D For my new readers, I'm Savannah, Julie of Travels of a Book Loving Mom's daughter and recent high school grad/college freshman/art student. I do guest posts titled "Witty Dialogue of a Fashion Conscious College Student" every Tuesday that divulge into one of my favorite things: fashion.

My first outfit is dedicated to my Mom, for being so amazing and being the best Mom anyone could ever ask for. "This is my dream outfit," she said to me when I showed the finished product to her. I love you, Mom!

Now, as part of my guest blogging on Travels of a Book Loving Mom, I'm going to show you outfits based on travel and different countries I have been to/would like to visit. London and Paris kicked off the series. This week: Milan and Cairo!

Milan is an exciting city. One, it's a fashion capital (when I looked up Milan on Polyvore, the majority of the accent pictures were of their Fashion Week shows). Two, it's in Italy, which means it's guaranteed to have amazing scenery.
I love dresses in general, and loved the detailing in the black and pink strapless frock. I added black, mostly neutral pieces to compliment the dress and make it more high-fashion (I love the shoes!!!), save the rose hair clip and Betsey Johnson coffee mug earrings to keep the look sweet. The cathedral in the background is in Milan, but I forgot it's name. Tying to the rose theme is a sweet poem by Robert Burns.

For a while now, I've had the dream of the possibility of traveling to Egypt and Jerusalem next year or later. If and when I go there, I wonder what kinds of clothes I'll see. I'm sure there are some fashionistas in Cairo, so I created an Egypt-inspired outfit for traveling to or sightseeing in Egypt. I chose mostly warm colors and neutrals for this look. Again, I included Betsey Johnson earrings to spice up the look and make it fun. Orange lips keep things interesting, as well as the gladiator-inspired heels and tan sunglasses.

The next two posts have nothing to do with travel, but I think I'm going to begin another mini series while my travel posts go on.

I LOVE Disney, especially Disney princesses and the classic Disney movies. In this mini series, which will be one post per week, I'll do fashion based on Disney princesses or other Disney characters. This week, it's Alice in Wonderland.

I loved the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. I loved the artsiness of the scenery and costume designs as well as the story and its characters. Although Alice isn't technically a Disney "princess," she's a major part of the Disney lineup of classic movies.
For starters, the whole outfit is primarily blue and gold, with the Victorian touch of lace in the wedge boots. The nail polish is amazing in person; it contains large flecks of blue and gold glitter. I incorporated the bunnies and watch--a tribute to the White Rabbit--in the outfit's jewelry.

"Confessions of an Art Student <3" has nothing to do with Disney or travel, but it's just a piece I made to represent who I am here and now. I'll be doing outfit posts of these as well.
I own the jeans, bunny ring, and shoes. Other than that, this outfit is basically a collage of everything bright, colorful, fun, and everything else that reflects my personality. I love headbands, bright neon colors, and anything romantic. I am also a Christian, first and foremost, so I posted a faith quote in the collage also. Of course I love art in general and word art, so that went in, too (I love the ninja, isn't he cute?), as well as random art supplies.

Well, that takes care of my post for this week :) Catch me every Tuesday on Travels of a Book Loving Mom AND check me out on Polyvore, username: bunnylemonade. I have even more outfits now, so please check it out!


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Beach Reading

A Lovely Day


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Witty Dialogue of a Fashion Conscious College Student #1: Savannah's Blogging Debut

Hi, everyone! My name is Savannah, and I'm Julie of Travels of a Book Loving Mom's daughter! This is my blogging debut, and I'm very excited to be guest blogging for my mom!
The reason I'm blogging here is to show off my love of fashion. I love fashion blogs and hope to have one of my own someday. I also love to draw and am very excited to be majoring in Studio Art at Lipscomb University!
Fashion is a fun pastime and hobby for me, and a great outlet for me to show that off is by the amazing website polyvore.com. I'm going to show you all my first four looks that I've done!

This is one of my "Things.I.Love" posts, and my first on Polyvore! I admit, it's kind of all over the place, but it literally is a post of things I love in shades of pink, purple, and gold/yellow.
I LOVE LOVE shoes and heels in general (hence the earrings that match almost perfectly), and I love cutesy word art. I love tights, and I wore tights a lot in high school, where I was required to wear uniforms. I love tights and leggings in general because they can add so much to an outfit and definitely work for dresses and skirts that are shorter than you'd like. I actually own the bunny ring; I have a weakness for anything bunny-related, hence my username on Polyvore, bunnylemonade. I love lemonade, too, along with anything sparkly, hence the glitter.
Also, the lipstick is a big part of my style. Back in my junior and senior years of high school, I had to come up with creative ways to spice up my uniform. Lipstick was a great way to do so. In high school I wore shades of fuchsia, highlighter pink, red, and plum. I love lipstick because it too adds a pop of color that's surprisingly polished with, say, the classic LBD (little black dress).
If you look on the web page that this is on, I embedded some Miley Cyrus music that you can listen to if you visit.

Like most people my age, I LOVE Twilight! These days, I can't decide if I like Edward or Jacob better, to be honest. I love Edward in the books, and I love Taylor Lautner...So I'll be Team Jakeward. For now. :)
The dress is from H&M. I think y'all who read up in NYC and other cities that have H&M's are so lucky! I went to one of the H&M's in NYC and LOVED it. They have amazing basics and precious clothes. Polyvore happened to have a great selection of H&M clothes to choose from for making custom spreads, and I chose this green dress. I don't like the fact that Twilight is often associated with the colors black and red and that's it, so I picked out a flowy green dress that I could see Bella wearing in the movies. I love it because it's both feminine and kind of edgy, reminiscent of the series itself. I chose black Charlotte Russe pumps to match and balance the outfit, keeping things neutral.
Everything else is just Twilight memorabilia. The ring is based on Bella's engagement ring from the series. I couldn't find the charm bracelet, so I settled with the Cullen crest in honor of Edward, her true love. I LOVE Bath and Body Works' Twilight Woods scent, as well as makeup in general, as you probably figured out. Twilight Beauty is a brand distributed by Nordstrom that has Twilight-inspired makeup. I featured the "Team Edward" palette (solely because of Bella's relationship with Edward), and the body mist whose name I can't recall. Google Twilight Beauty if you like the products!

"I <3 Paris" is a post dedicated to one of my all-time favorite cities--Paris! Like my mom, I LOVE to travel and see new things. One thing I pay attention to is fashion and the trends they carry off. I try to bring that back to the States as best I can, with my own twist.
Once again, I have bright red lips to match a purse I fell in love with. I picked out an LBD and precious black shoes, but my favorite item HAS to be the camera earrings from Betsey Johnson. They're very chic and totally spice up the outfit. If I could, I would wear this to a party at the base of the Eiffel Tower at night, enjoying the stars and Paris lights.

London is also one of my favorite cities. I love its charm and, of course, their fashion. Some of their trends were fearless (one trend of Summer 2008 was black or denim shorts and tights, I believe), yet chic (headbands! headbands! headbands! I'm in love!). I'm looking forward to seeing what they have in store for Fall/Winter 2010!
I don't know if I'm hitting any key trends, but these pieces reminded me of London somehow. I picked pieces specifically from H&M and Topshop, two popular stores of the UK (and the states!). Don't you love the massive bow headband? It actually is a key trend (so yay!), and I'd love to try it sometime. I'd wear this to go shopping in London, probably.

Well, that takes care of my first post on my mom's blog! If you liked these (more to come!), check me out on Polyvore, username bunnylemonade. I can't wait to post again!


Monday, June 7, 2010

A Few New York Photos

We saw some amazing art at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). "Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth has always been a favorite. We just happened to be walking towards an escalator and boom, there it was on a wall! I still get goose bumps thinking about "Starry Night" by Van Gogh. It made me dizzy with its gorgeous colors.

A picture perfect window overlooking Times Square after the Broadway show 'The Lion King'. It was like it was daylight outside at midnight. People, people and more people!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Evan the Crab

We discovered a cute little crab in the swimming pool and when I scooped him up with the skimmer, Savannah took a picture. She decided to name him Evan and made this cute little computer graphic with the photo. Evan took a ride in the beach truck and is now happily back in the Gulf.

*Click on photo to see a close-up of Evan.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oil and Ocean Do Not Mix

Right now the water and beaches are as lovely as a perfect Summer day. But people are nervous, scared, mad and worried about what is to come. Oil. Oil that should be in a tank somewhere or in an oil derrick out in the middle of Texas. Not in the ocean or on beautiful white sand in the Gulf of Mexico.

Here in Grayton Beach they are trying to prepare for the worst. The oil is on the beach about 1 hour west of here in Pensacola. Dump trucks are bringing white sand down to fill in the wash-out between the lake/marsh and the ocean. Normally, children would be playing in the wash-out. It is a beautiful link of water where the children can play near the ocean but the mommy's have no worries of them getting too deep into the water or pushed down by a wave.

Every blessing we bow our heads to God now includes a plea for the oil to be contained and for the wildlife.