backpack – urban outfitters
wallet – fossil
bikini – roxy
hat – popkiller
flip flops – tory burch
misc. – black hawk down, sony headphones, sunscreen,
faux prada sunnies, b&b works bali mango spray,
iphone 4s, smart water, & babylips
i can’t recall if i ever said so in a previous post, but i live in the sunny region of southern California, so lately its been deadly hot & perfect weather for our gorgeous beaches! luckily for me i am going to the beach tomorrow so i just threw a bunch of stuff into my backpack + thought i’d share with you what i’m bringing (:
hope you found this entertaining !
hugs + kisses,
hello + welcome back (:
today’s title is inspired by a great song by the band The Naked & Famous to whom i got to see live about a year ago. they’re great pretty cool live, dancing & doing crazy stuff while they sing with really cool lighting + etc. anyways, for todays post i just want to take the time to quickly thank my good friend emily for being so kind to take these pictures for me! she does cute little rant videos on youtube, so go check her out at http://www.youtube.com/user/emiliu74 (:
there’s something about this outfit that just seemed so perfect for a place that contrasted it with beautiful green scenery from nature. i loved shooting inside this beautifully designed hidden pathway among these trees. the only thing i didn’t like about it were the fact that bugs could be anywhere and there were quite a few spider webs that i spied 😛 other then that, it was really fun to wear my very neutral toned outfit through the “trees”
so here’s my modeling attempt! i feel so silly when i take pictures where i’m actually posing, but these came out better then i expected, and hopefully in due time i will become more natural when it comes to my posing, that way the quality of photos will become even better (: if you have any tips or pointers, please please please let me know! 😀
if you go check out Emily’s youtube, you’ll see why i can’t help but to be smiling in this picture! she is so cute and playful i couldn’t help but to show some teeth (; in this picture i look so young, but i love it because me and Emily have known each other since we were like babies! and so its very nostalgic to spend time with her ❤
i’m so dedicated to blogging, i got wet for you guys (; (LOL bad joke?)
shirt – cryptic movement – http://www.attic2zoo.com
pants – SOLD – saks fifth avenue
shoes – boutique in taiwan
belt – vintage
thanks for reading guys (: let me know what you thought of this photo shooting style! not editorial enough? or more fun?
hugs + kisses,
hello + welcome to my first official post!
today’s outfit is inspired by summer festivals where you just want to have fun and feel comfortable! i notice that my outfits get so much “lazier” during the summer, but at the same time so much more me! sure by the time august comes around i will be begging to dig up my winter coats but for now, let’s enjoy the nice sunny weather (;
i wore this outfit to my fidm graduation carnival last month and had so much fun in it! it was comfortable and i got to do everything the carnival had to offer. a lot of girls wore cute dresses and five inch heels or wedges, and although they looked cute at first, they ended up walking around barefoot in the dirt and flashing people when they tried to participate in the activities! so definitely remember to dress appropriate for the occasion 😛 i think that even if i was super chic like the girls in the heels, i looked just as cute and i had way more fun and was way more comfortable, which in my case is so much better then being “chic”!
sweater – thrifted
tank top – club monoco
shorts – vintage Levi’s 501 – cut, dyed + repurposed
shoes – thrifted
here’s a close up of the shorts & my Tory Burch Amanda Mini Crossbody in this beautiful turquoise color. i am personal a big fan of turquoise its just such a fun vibrant color yet it tends to be classy enough to not be obnoxious. a small crossbody like this is perfect for all summer festivals since it buckles, you don’t have to worry about losing anything, it hangs around your body so you can keep your bag safe at all times, and it is small so you won’t feel like you’re hauling around a big load of stuff.
of course depending on where you live, you can’t always where a giant knit sweater during the hot parts of the day. that is why i think its so important to have a basic black tank top that is versatile and covers you up enough to wear on its own. this one i got at club monoco a few seasons back but i also have similar tank tops like this from H&M, Top Shop, + Zara.
also, you might not realize, but these levis are huge on me, i’m normally a size 23-25 depending on the brand, and 501s run really big. but since i bought this particular pair vintage, they only had one size and it’s like a size 28! that’s why having a good belt meant for belting at the waist & not the hip is so important for anyone looking into thrifting and shopping vintage! for the most part vintage pants will be high waisted since that was the choice of style back then for women. therefore i really suggest you start investing in simple high waisted belts to add to your collections! i promise it’ll come in handy!
in case you don’t know where i got my title from… watch + fall in love with this song!
thanks for reading,
hugs + kisses,
hello + welcome!
like most first posts, its always a bit silly + hard to begin, so i’m just going to give you the basics of who i am & what shannily is like (:
name: shannon marie
sign: libra/scorpio cusp
I am a conceptual designer
that graduated from FIDM,
as a visual communications major.
I love creativity & embrace all things
that spark my imagination.
fashion + beauty + art
are things that i enjoy a lot
but anything really, can inspire me.
fashion, beauty, art, + lifestyle blog.
the point of this blog is to embrace
what I love & share it to be for fun!
blogging lets me practice my writing skills,
my digital art skills,
+ it gives me an excuse to wear pretty things
+ take pictures of fun stuff (:
i hope that i’ll get to meet interesting people
+ that you will enjoy getting to know a little about me!
thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to check out my blog, the next post will be more interesting, i promise! (: