In honor of Pat’s sister’s wedding, which is JUST on the horizon, I am dedicating this installment of the Lovelies List to my absolute favorite wedding inspirations right now. I hope you find each of them as beautiful as I do!
I am madly in love with this gorgeous ring by MACHA. It is a gold plated rock – which I find humorous and beautiful all at the same time.
I’m a little obsessed with Moorea Seal’s amazing headpieces. She just launched some new designs and I suggest you check them out! I would totally wear this in my dream wedding – in a California field of wildflowers with the sun beating down.
This is one of two amazing lace dresses that I’m coveting right now. Both would be for my dream California wedding – what I love about this D&G dress is the very gradual gradation in colors on the tiers of lace. So lovely!
Another perfect wedding dress! I would find it difficult to choose between the two but in the end would probably end up picking this delicate lace dress from Lover.
I want to wear these shoes every day – why not at my wedding too? These Chris Benz platforms would be perfect for an outdoor wedding.
Perfect terrarium centerpieces!
I am in love with these lovely and delicate looking cake toppers from Martha Stewart. Annie from Annie’s Eats shows us how to get this affect using pineapples, a muffin tin and an oven. I can just see a table full of cupcakes topped with these and a wedding cake just covered in these golden yellow flowers – how beautiful would that be?
And last but not least, Hollyhocks! Deep dark purple Hollyhocks. I can just picture gorgeous bouquets made of these, small cabbages and wild flowers. Love.
Hello! I know I know, I’ve been gone from blogging for six looong days! I’m so so sorry! Our trip to LA was so action packed and fun I simply didn’t sit down in front of a computer even once!
Here’s a little sneak peek at what I’ve been up to since I last posted.
Ruling at Yahtzee
And warming up with some puppy love!
I’ve thought a lot about what sort of direction I want to see this blog take. There are many factors for me to consider but the most important ones are “what inspires me?” and “how much time to do I have available to put into blogging?”. I’ve come up with a workable list that really delves into what I want to see happening here in Motley Stew land.
Firstly, I want to see myself focus more on music and the DIY/Punk community I am a part of – so there will be more music reviews and news, band /label/venue/zine features, DIY/Craft/Zine making tutorials and Bay Area event listings.
Secondly, I will be opening my own Etsy.com shop in the coming weeks (more info about that later!) and want to use Motley Stew as a source of inspiration for that and as a place to share ideas.
Lastly, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been keeping up with my 30 for 30 challenge very well. I’m simply not very good at getting my picture taken. I’d like to see myself become more comfortable in front of the camera and putting more energy into style blogging. HOWEVER, I don’t plan to post daily outfits, just ones that I feel really represent my personality and inspire me creatively. I would also like to really promote aesthetics that I find inspiring – such as punk, metal, DIY, 70′s, vintage, Japanese street style, Victorian and sustainable/thrifted.
Here are some things I have planned for December:
- Holiday gift guides – starting Wednesday 12/1 – seven days of inspiration – each day with a new exciting theme!
- Hey! Thank You! feature with sculptor Derek Weisberg
- New Etsy.com store with vintage and handmade
- Thanksgiving weekend holiday/road-trip photos
- Weekly personal style posts
- Inspirations, wish-list and covetables
- Bay Area event listings
- Vegan Omnivore food posts – Holiday baking!
- Craft tutorials – mini zines, felt stuffies, paper goods and more!
- Monthly mix-tape feature that highlights music that I love and want to share with you.
- Tattoosday – where I feature tattooists, artists, shops and tattooed people that I find beautiful and inspiring.
- Fashion inspiration through the ages
- Thrift Score features – my thrift store finds!
These are just a few of the ideas I have planned for the month of December. I hope its piqued your interest a little because I’m rather excited to gear up and share some awesome things with all of you!
Despite the fact that Rita Coolidge was married to my dream man Kris Kristofferson (Jealous!!!), she also has one of the most inspiring 70′s styles! I’m often inspired by 70′s musicians and actors, such as Marianne Faithful and Nico, but Rita’s Native American inspired style is a bit different than the hip British and NY underground scenes the former two come from. She appears incredibly down to earth sometimes conjuring a Pocahontas feel with her pigtails and love of turquoise jewelry and long skirts. I only dream of being able to pull of the somewhat over-the-top look that she has. I put on one item of jewelry and I feel like everyone is staring at me! I can’t imagine layering all the lovely jewelry that Rita does.
The lady that’s so inspiring
Here’s a video of Rita and Kris singing a duet. You have no idea how this video makes me feel. Jealousy and envy primarily! But they are so beautiful together so I can get past it…sort of. LOVE THEM!
This picture is so inspiring to me! I just love how the photographer (Rockie Nolan) paired the camera’s and shoes. Dare I say that it’s *cute*? Because I definitely find something very sweet and twee about it!
This little lady is also very inspiring to me. I just LOVE her red lips which is something that I’ve experimented with lately. But I also just covet that yellow dress and her sweet side braid. If only my hair were long enough! Soon…soooon…I must keep telling myself that my hair will soon be long enough. Thank you to Anywho for snapping and posting pics of this lovely Miss. I not so secretly wish I could see her shoes!
Adam & Alma make beautiful music! This Swedish Electro band has me all hot and bothered and I simply can’t find much info on them. Apparently they are a duo made up of Ellen Arkbro and Johan Graden. Take a listen here to find out what all the hubbub is about. I’ve listened to them non-stop as I draw and paint lately. SO GOOD.