Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tuesday Tuneday: An Assortment Of Things

Since my last post was titled “Listen to French Music”, many of you would like to know what French music I speak of. If you have already begun to play the video above, by now I’m sure you have noticed that it is in fact – not a French song. Not only is it not a French song, but it was originally sung by the German singer Nico, and is being covered here by a Swedish man. Although I have really been into 60′s French music recently, I’m sharing this song with you instead because I am kinda in love with it at the moment. So that is that.
I do not want to disappoint though, so I will also share a few French singers I have been listening to…these days. (Wink-wink, see what I did there.) Fran├žoise Hardy is the top lady on my list. You may even recolonize her song “Le Temps de L’Amour” from the Moonrise Kingdom preview. I also enjoy Jane Birkin of course. Both ladies defiantly inspired my mood, and my hair style last week. Oh and Stella is up there as well. Really any French song from the 60′s will do.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Listen to French Music

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One of Each Blog

One of Each Blog

One of Each Blog

Flannel Shirt – Husbands // Jeans – Nudies // Boots – Thrifted

My advice…listen to French music and cut your own bangs.

xo

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Personal Style: Harvest Hues

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Vintage Dress – Butter Toast // Thigh High Socks & Chelsea Boots – Urban Outfitters // Harold Meitl Rings – GROWop

I finally got some thrifting out of my system last weekend, although it’s never enough. Of course there is that one item you almost purchase, but then for some stupid, STUPID reason you put back. And then it happens. It starts to haunt your ever thought. This can go on for days in some cases. You begin to hear the soft voices of the forgotten. “Amanda, why didn’t you buy me. I’m lonely and oh so cold.” -Orphaned Boots. It’s a sad time, but it will pass. It always does. Sigh.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Personal Style: Pumpkin Pickin’

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Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Crochet Top – Thrifted // Jeans – Taylor Jacobson + Kasil Jeans // Chelsea Boot – Urban Outfitters // The Empress NecklaceVanessa Mooney

Halloweeennnie! It’s almost here!

Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays! The weather is amazing, but what’s even better is pumpkin flavored…EVERYTHING! Pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin coffee…I could go on, but fear that I’m starting to sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump describing all the ways to prepare shrimp.

Moral of the story, I love fall, pumpkins, and of course my handsome hubby. Yes, I love him more than pumpkins. Although it might not seem that way from this post. ;)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Personal Style: Comfy Cozy

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Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com Mink Pink Dress – Urban Outfitters // Slouchy Sweater – H&M // Trend Pointed Martin Leather Motorcycle Boots – Choies // The Eagle Ring – Vanessa Mooney

I think it might be safe to say, that I have switched gears fully over to my Fall wardrobe. I was a busy girl this past weekend, and got all of my sweaters, scarves, and jackets out of storage. Not only that, but It was cool enough outside to get some serious yard work done.
I loped down this enormous dying cactus, and a few other dying soles in the backyard. I think I have that disease where you believe that inanimate objects have feelings. I felt really bad cutting it down, so I tried to save some of it. E.g.my new cactus friend.
In other exciting plant news. I finally got a fiddle leaf fig! Yeah that’s a big accomplishment in my book.

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Day at the Beach

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Personal Style: Embroidered Chambray

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Embroidered Shift Dress – Free People // byCORPUS Burnout Flannel Shirt – Urban Outfitters // Chelsea Boots – Urban Outfitters // Sunnies – Ray-Ban

…And I’ve changed my hair again. If you follow me on Instagram (@oneofeachblog) it’s not of any surprise to you, since I have been posting lots of pics of the new do there. Amongst other things, like yummy treats I’m been eating lately and vacay pics from last week. I got to do to Disneyland…for the first time! It was pretty magical.

Vacation post to come.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Personal Style: Oversized Houndstooth

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Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

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Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com Beanie – Husband’s closet // Sunnies – Urban Outfitters // Big Check Pullover – c/o Brooklyn Industries // Levi’s Cut-off Shorts – Urban Outfitters // Gold Rings – Back Stage* // Lovely Style Black BackpackRomwe.com

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah it was in the 80′s yesterday. The temps even dropped down into the 70′s during the evening hours and my boiling Arizona blood was a tad bit chilly. It was such a joyous occasion I got the chance to whip out another score from Brooklyn Industries; this amazing oversize houndstooth printed wool sweater. I can’t even stand how it amazingly matches these blue mirrored sunglasses I got earlier this year. Just kidding, I can stand it.
I really had you guys going there for a minute – huh? I really tricked you. Okay-okay if you are forcing me, I kind of LOVE matchy-matching.

When I was in grade school I was also a real creep about matching. I had this every other type rule. It would go like this for example; white Keds, pink socks, white jeans, pink top, white headband. Oh-my-god and if there was a belt in the mix, well that threw everything off. Luckily that isn’t the case these days, my OCD issues have moved on to bigger and better things. Like, the order in which one must clean a home. Let me just tell you, dusting is the last step okay. OKAY! ;)

Until next time.
Love, Amanda

P.S. Above knuckle rings for the win! FTW I say!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Personal Style: One Dress, Two Ways

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Amanda S - Oneofeachblog.com Emmi Ruffled DressBrooklyn Industries // RVCA Hat – Swell.com // Chambray Button Up – H&M // Textured Knit Cardigan – Urban Outfitters // Ring – Free People // Knee High Stockings – F21

There is no doubt about it, I’m ready for fall. Who isn’t when all the stores are starting to line their racks with the cutest fall trends. Unfortunately for us Arizonians, we don’t get to sport these cozy looks for another few months.

I’m not gonna cry about it, not yet anyways. I decided to test run this lovely ruffled dress I just received from Brooklyn Industries. Which I am in love with btw. It’s soft ruffled top, yet edgy gold spiked button detail is the perfect contrast. We all know I love to mix feminine pieces with some edgy ones. It’s like how I add hot sauce to everything. I’m crazy like that. Anyways I knew this dress was a versatile one and I’m definitely taking it with me season to season.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

DIY: ‘One of Each’ Lavender Locks

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As promised, I’m letting you in on my until-now secret of my pastel purple hair. At what better timing might I add. As the color has faded out of my hair, it’s time for me to pass the torch and the legacy.

Also I thought I would show you guys another side of me. You know, my many ‘One of Each’ sides. Which happens to be illustration. I think I will start adding more to the blog on a regular basis, so I hope you enjoy them. ;)

Now for the details on my hair color. It’s really semi-permanent which I think is great. You can go from color to color that way, once the last color washes out. What’s that you say? You don’t want your lovely new purple hair to wash down the drain? We’ll don’t you fret, I’ve got it under control. Just mix the hair color into your shampoo and conditioner and use it every time you shower, and presto! No fade outs!

STEP 1: Have your hair professionally bleached. Seriously. I did bleach mine myself, but it’s a risky move. After the 4th time of bleaching my regrowth I got a lot of breakage around my face and my part. So really you have to be careful. If I had bleached my whole head the last time, all my hair would have broke off. So that’s that. Go get your damn hair bleached at a salon. Also make sure to pick up a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair soft and less likely to break. I use Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

STEP 2: Prep! Time to make your conditioner concoction. It’s more like a toner, to add some life into the purple. To make your toning conditioner you will need; you Manic Panic semi-permanent hair color in Pretty Flamingo, a color mixing bowl, a color extend conditioner, and an extra bottle to put your new conditioner in.
Start with about half the bottle of conditioner in the mixing bowl. Now honestly you only need the tiniest dot of the Manic Panic. (Which looks like a hot pink-ish red color.) Start with a little dab, and mix. Continue adding more until you get a really nice pastel pink. If you add too much color, just add more of your conditioner. One you have your desired shade, add it into your bottle.

STEP 3: Shower! Wash you hair with a purple shampoo. I use GVP Conditioning Shampoo, which is also from Sally’s. I use a lot of shampoo when I do this step. Make sure to get all of your hair saturated, and let the shampoo sit for about 10 mins. Watch out because it’s messy and will look like you murdered barney in your shower. Also try not to lather it too much in the beginning. Wait at least 5 mins before you lather. After the full 10 mins, rinse with cool water and repeat if necessary.

STEP 4: Now I bet your hair looks short of gray-silver-purpleish right? Well unless that’s the look you where going for you’ll want to add your conditioning mixture to your hair. Again, make sure to fully saturate you hair with conditioner. Leave on for 2-3 mins and rinse with cool water.

STEP 5: Style hair as usual. I would suggest air drying though, since your hair is damaged from the bleaching process.

Ta-da! Now you have lovely lavender locks, mesmerizing mermaid hair, a tantalizing tress. Okay Okay you get the picture!