Monday, July 21, 2014

INSPIRATION MONDAY

I'm a collector of inspiration. It's basically my job to be inspired all the time. It fades to almost disappearing, comes in waves, and sometimes crashes over you like a tsunami. My life has had a lot of change, and I am horrible at change (only now, admittedly. And I am working on it). 

What has stemmed from the way things have been going in my life is a hard core search for inspiration. Sometimes, it just doesn't come naturally and you have to work for it. Those are the times we need inspiration the most. So today is all about Inspiration Monday! In list form of course, and no particular order. 

Life and Change Inspiration Quotes

1. Amongst my search, I've decided to commit to something I love and have always wanted covering my body in art. This first image will give you a hint of what I'm getting. 

2. "I don't know what I'm doing but I'm doing it anyway." Story of my entire life. I usually don't know what I'm doing and I just do things and hope they turn out how I intend them too. I think this is one of many secrets to being a successful person. Just do things. Do them. 

3. Pretty lady Picasso. Line drawings are a fundamental practice to building the hand eye coordination and skills to be whatever kind of artist you want to be. Ever taken an intro art class of any kind? They get tiring, but easily forgotten. When life is in chaos, go back to your fundamentals. 

4. "Roll with the punches." I cannot roll with the punches. I am not a roll with the punches kind of person. When the punches start rolling, they hit me right in the throat. Why am I so high strung? I'm still figuring that out. 


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5. "We'll all float on." Floating is a nice metaphor for anything having to with calmness and relaxation. So yeah— everything will be okay. 

6. Tina Belcher. An inspiration to all. 

7. Note to self... Going back to the fundamentals again. When things go crazy in your life, be kind to yourself. You must learn to be kind to yourself before you can truly be kind to anyone else. 

8. BE YOSELF. You are your own destiny! All of the cheesy things! They help though when you need them to. So take it seriously.  

9. "Embrace the glorious mess that you are." I'm not sure if this is from Gilberts, Eat Pray Loveor not. But I would say that yes, embrace everything that you are and change what you'd like to change. Things cannot get better without first embracing and understanding what the mess is in front of you so that you can learn and grow from it. 




10. "Some fo the best paintings come from a messy palette." I made that one up myself, from my own noggin. You're welcome. It also means a lot to me. 



Monday, July 7, 2014

JULY SHOPPING WISH LIST

Working downtown, I'm a frequent passerby of tons and tons of amazing shopping outlets. Needless to say, I just graduated college and have very little budget for any shopping at all. But! That doesn't mean I can't pretend and make wish lists and pretty shopping guides for you all! These are some of my current obsessions.


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1. The Matiko May sandals are at the very top of my list, I adore them so much. I imagine them pairing so well with every single thing I own. It's the best modern strappy sandal I've found! 

2. I've been on the hunt for a good nude/white bra to wear under all the shear white garments this summer. I've found this Topshop bra that I think would be perfect under a white button up.  

3. This Bridge and Burn striped button up is the perfect semi-shear breezy top that needs to be in my closet. It belongs there, wouldn't you agree? It goes with everything and you could defintely pair the bralette above with it. 

4. I've been longing to purchase a mid length brim felt hat for a while. I think one like this Asos camel colored hat would do me some favors. This hat could definitely conceal my unavoidable bad hair days. 

5. I've always been a fan of Forever 21 nail polish. It works well and I especially like nude nails for the summer. Stacked with rings on your fingers, it's fresh and clean for hot days. 

6. A classic timepiece has been on my list for the longest time now and I still haven't invested. I think this Timex could be just what I need. Going for a timeless style like this one won't give me any regrets in the future. 

7. You'll never see me shy away from, much less go a season without wearing a scarf. This summer, I'm leaning toward this airy striped linen scarf by Madewell. I mostly like scarves because I can chuck them in my bag when it's too hot and wear them when it's unexpectedly chilly. 


Monday, June 23, 2014

TAYLER WORRELL F/W 2014

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In support of my design portfolio, I wanted to share some of my favorites from my collection editorial, shot by: ILL GANDER. Recently I did a sneak peek called: Tayler Worrell: Fall 2014 Preview, and here is my complete my Fall/Winter 2014 collection! 

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For a taste of what I do outside of this blog, check out my professional design portfolio here: Tayler Worrell Portfolio