Archive | May, 2013

DIY FILES:: Pink Ombre

28 May
I spotted these ombre and color blocked rooms in pink and orange hues, and they’ve had my DIY wheels spinning. Should I paint each of my drawers a different shade of pink and orange? Or imagine painting each cabinet door in your kitchen a bright color. Or you could do something really fun with an actual door. Is there anything in your home that could use a bit of bright ombre sprucing up?
xo C

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HAPPY LONG WEEKEND

27 May

 

Austin has been warm and stormy all of this long weekend. It has made for extreme humidity and the occasional sunny shower, which feels very much like the tropical climate of South East Asian islands – precisely where I’d like to be right now. 
Today I’ll be celebrating lovely Camille’s birthday poolside, and possibly dipping my toes into a body of water for the first time all year (so this instagram was clearly a farce). How did you all spend your Memorial Day weekend? 
p.s. I know I say this every year, but maybe this really is the year I try out high waisted swimsuit bottoms…
xo Cristina

SOURCE: SEAFOLLY
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WHAT I WORE:: THINGS I LIKE

17 May

Truck-lined streets. This is Texas
HAT MADEWELL / SHIRT ANTHROPOLOGIE / PANTS ZARA / BAG ZARA / BOOTS VINTAGE

I have an affinity for this baseball cap that I simply can’t explain. The day I bought it I put it on when I walked out of the store and have worn it at every excuse ever since. Why? I couldn’t tell you, it’s completely nondescript, it’s an unremarkable color, it probably doesn’t even go with this outfit. But I like it. And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s really all about, right?

Other things I like:
  • These totally beat up boots I bought at a street stall on South Congress here in Austin for such a low price, I bought two! (Remember that week I bought 3 pairs of boots? This was one of em)

  • The back of this shirt. Can’t get enough of it.This is white button down shirt number 3 in my closet.

  • This lip stain. It’s a Revlon lip stain in Lovesick… I don’t know what I did before it. I have 4 colors from this line and Lovesick is my favorite.
  • In writing these bullet points, I’ve also discovered that I really love multiples. That is potentially dangerous for my wallet.
What are a few things that you like right now?




xoxo Cristina


PHOTOS: NIKKICHANEL
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Spring & Summer Makeup

13 May

I’ve been branching out with lip color this year, mostly hot pinks and reds and just recently a fun orange. But these are just two makeup looks I’m wanting to try out this spring and summer. The berry-stained lips look like they might take a bit of blending skills, and the neon eyeliner will take a steady hand, but nothing a few YouTube tutorials and practice sessions can’t fix!
Any new makeup trends you’re gonna try this spring?
xo Cristina

SOURCE: NASTYGAL

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What I Wore:: Trying Color

7 May

I’m not sure if it comes across in the outfits I choose to post here, but I don’t wear much in the way of color in real life. This post pretty much sums me up: grey, chambray, army green, and a fun shoe. Yup, add in some black and a boot addiction and I’d say that’s me 7 days of the week. Oh and another thing, I don’t wear many prints. So this shirt is a bit of a departure for me. I haven’t found many ways of wearing prints and colors that don’t feel in a way cheap to me, but the second I saw this tee (on sale at J.Crew) with its bold handkerchief print, I knew it would fit right into my wardrobe.

These days I try to only buy things that give me the feeling that it is so me, I can’t believe I don’t already own it. Do you know that feeling?
xo Cristina

SHIRT J.CREW / HAT J.CREW / SKIRT ANTHROPOLOGIE / SANDALS ZARA / PURSE ZARA / SUNGLASSES ZARA

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