Friday, May 18, 2012

Nerdy Love

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This is what I woke up to when I tuned on the computer this morning. It’s what happens when Aaron stays up late to work, and I wake up before the sun. I just had to share. 😀

Friday, May 18, 2012

Just I and a cacti

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Lips: YSL Rouge Pure Couture 29 Soft Fuchsia, Top: Mochette – Urban Outfitters, Shorts: Forever21

Here I am, just hang out with a cactus…oh hahahahaaa cactus – you are so funny! Just me and the cacti giving face.

Anyways, it’s FRIDAY! Woot woot! Hope everyone has a suppa duppa weekend. Anyone have any exciting plans? Aaron and I might put some shelves up in our kitchen. IKEA I will be seeing ya. (Kinda rhymes.) Actually it really doesn’t. I’m trying to say it out loud so it does. :/

Ok ok bye guys! <3

Monday, December 19, 2011

Jane by Design Style Challenge # 2

Jane By Design Style Challenge

Who is your style icon? That was the question posed to us bloggers competing in the Jane by Design Style Challenge. Not only were we to write about our style icon, but we had to take the plain white tee from our trunks and create a design inspired by that icon.

Jane By Design Style Challenge

Mine was a no brainer. Chloë Sevigny is my ultimate style inspiration. She is always pushing fashion limits and it seems as if nothing will hold her creativity back. Not only am I inspired by Chloë’s sense of style, but also by her range of talent and her many accomplishments. I would have to say that Chloë is the definition of a “One of Each” girl. She’s an actor, model, fashion designer, and an all around “it” girl. Her style really encompasses all of her identities. From red carpet glam to 90’s grunge inspired looks, Chloë Sevigny embodies today’s fashion chameleon.

chloe sevigny

chloe sevigny

As I starred at my blank canvas in the form of a white tee-shirt, I began to brainstorm what I believe exemplifies Chloë style. Then it came to me. My creation needed to be versatile, fresh, edgy, with a hint of her signature 90’s flare. I got to work and decided to crop and distress my shirt. I wanted to keep it simple to help go from day to night – office to evening out. I cropped it to touch on the 90’s feeling while also giving it that young and fresh vibe. Then to distress, I shredded patches up the sides of the shirt to create a really edgy finish. (Be careful doing that btw. I totally stabbed my finger with my seam ripper and almost added a nice red spatter to my shirt!)

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Jane by Design Style Challenge

I love the fact that my creation could be kept casual with jeans, dressed up with a high waisted skirt, thrown over a dress, or paired with a flannel. You could even wear it to the office with a blazer and high waited trousers. With all that versatility, I think nothing could embody Chloë’s style better.

Now I will ask you the same question. Who is your style icon? To help me out with the contest and post your answers HERE on the Jane by Design Facebook page!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

DIY Hardware Necklace

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Jane by Design Style Challenge

Here are the close ups of my DIY Hardware necklaces.

The supplies include:
-Brass Hexagonal Nuts
-Pipe Nipples-Connectors (Yes they were really called nipples)
-Thin rope

Just string on different pieces in interesting patters, and ta-da you have an amazing statement necklace.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jane By Design

Jane By Design

Jane By Design

Last week One of Each Blog was asked to participate in this rad style challenge put on by ABC Family for their upcoming show Jane By Design. (Premiering on Jan 3rd 9/8c.) I don’t know if you guys have heard of this show yet, but basically it’s about this teenage girl, who gets mistaken for an adult and lands a job at Donovan Decker. Donovan Decker, being this hip fashion house in the big city. Which brings me back to the style challenge. Basically the challenge involves me applying to work at Donovan Decker, by doing 7 crazy fashion related task over the next 3 weeks. Hoping to impress the high powered executive Gray Murray, who is also Jane’s boss.
If I win all 7 style challenges aka get the job, my blog could be mentioned on an episode of the show and also featured on the ABC Family’s website. So I’m really gonna need your help in the following weeks…in it to win it baby!

Now let’s back track a few days. I receive this huge trunk in the mail filled with the most random items. A dress forum, an ugly Christmas vest, a bag of pretzels, and a bunch of other items all adorned with these little numbered tags. Not to mention, a letter from Gray Murray herself, instructing me to wait for an email to start my first challenge. Which my inbox recently received.

What is my first challenge you ask? Great question! One of the items in the trunk was a $50 credit card. I am to go out on a fashion hunt, and come back to report my findings via a haul video. I need to get really creative to impress, so wish me luck. Also if you guys have any haul videos, ABC Family wants to see them. Head over to the Jane By Design Facekbook page HERE and upload your haul videos. (Which before today I didn’t know what exactly a haul video was. Thank goodness for Google!)

Anyways I hope you guys can help a sister out with the haul videos, and stay tuned for mine. I have a few ideas of where to get my shop on already! 😉

Monday, December 12, 2011

Do you pin?

Pinterest

Follow Me on Pinterest

Do you Pinterest? If you do, give me a follow… if you don’t you should start! Basically it’s on online pinboard. Instead of having 1000 bookmarks on your computer or saved images all over your desktop, you can compile a virtual pinboard of all of your favorite things. I have a category for pomeranians, home deco, style, jewelry…and a bunch of others. It’s also a great site to search for cute DIY projects and unique recipes.
Go get your pinterest on.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Trip to Baraboo, WI

Courtney & Danny's Farm

Rainbow

Restaurant

Restaurant

Scale

Window

Window

My Old house

Devils Lake

Stairs

Courtney & Danny's Farm

Courtney & Danny's Farm

MOO

Hungry

Courtney & Danny's Farm

Oh good ole Baraboo, Wisconsin. I moved here with my dad when I was in the 7th grade, and then lived there throughout high school. Soon after moving to Arizona, where I currently reside. Baraboo is one of those small, quaint towns everyone should visit. I mean, it’s home to the Ringling Brothers Circus. How could you pass that up?
Anyhow my trip to Wisconsin was wonderful. I got to spend some much needed time relaxing and reminiscing with my old friends Courtney and Kels. I also got to experience Courtney and her bf Danny’s dairy farm. Which I refer to as “Cow Farm”
Well I must be off, so I’ll just say one last thing before I go… MOO!

Monday, September 12, 2011

NYC: I Spy Fashion

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

NYFW

My whirlwind jet setting days are over… for a while anyways.
As for my fashion experience in NY, it was fantastic. I attended the Independent Fashion Blogger Conference when I first got in, and I really learned a lot of valuable information about this very new and mysterious blogging world. Luckily I kept my eyes open, as I was running on only 3 hours of “airplane sleep”.
As for the rest of my trip I mainly just wandered around the city with my camera exploring. I was a little disappointed at the lacking amount of photos I had taken, when I got home to look them over. As a blogger something I need to work on is figuring out the balance between experiencing things myself, and capturing the experience for you crazies! 😉 In other words, I need to take MORE PHOTOS.
Oh one last thing to share about NY. My experience at Lincoln Center for Fashion Week. DUH. I walked here a few times since it was only a few blocks from my hotel. It was a really weird/special experience walking up to Lincoln Center for the first time. I didn’t know what to expect. I definitely did not expect a hoard of fashion bloggers and paparazzi to start following me around snapping pictures. Of course I secretly couldn’t have been more excited…but I stayed cool. lol I also took my fair share of photos. I really tried to capture the feeling of the whole scene with candid photos. I hope you enjoyed them.
Okay okay, so now what is to come on One of Each Blog you ask? Well let me break it down… 😉
Coming Soon:
-Wisconsin Pictures.
-Still need to post my 1 year anniversary pics from Seattle.
-How I style my hair tutorial
-More DIY projects
As you can see many exciting things in the works. As for now, Happy Monday you fabulous fools. Love you guys <3

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Personal Style: Hard to be Soft

Amanda Shoemaker in Love

Amanda Shoemaker in Love

Amanda Shoemaker in Love

Amanda Shoemaker in Love

Asymmetrical Maxi Dress- Courtesy of LOVE , Vintage Western Belt, YSL Wedges.

My dress finally arrived from this store called LOVE. Well I am in LOVE with this dress, and the store!! Hope you are too! 😉

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Free People August

Wowie! I love Free People so much. I love their August lookbook so much. I love that I am a millionaire and can buy everything I want from their store. (Minus that last sentence)
Love, Amanda