DIY altered book

Not too long ago, I started a journal called an altered book. I used an old hardback book, painted the front and back covers, and started adding things to the inside. Sometimes I just sketched or wrote stuff right over the words on the page. Other times I glued momentos or cutouts from magazines in there. It's kind of part diary, part scrapbook. And it's an ongoing project, which is nice. When I'm bored I can just take it out and work on a few pages. It's a great way to keep memories. So why not give it a try?

front and back covers
song lyrics, fortune from fortune cookie, sketch
favorite quote, tornado (Kansas, holla)
random stuff, quotes
drawings courtesy of my half-siblings
quote and favorite scrapbook paper
quote, favorite wedding dress

Hope this look into my "journal" inspires you to start your own!


Inspiration: Miranda Kerr

My current obsession is Miranda Kerr. First off, she's married to Legolas. Jealous! Secondly, she has killer style. I'll definitely be using her for inspiration this spring and summer.

I love the floral-on-floral look.

It's just downright interesting and cool.


It seems like this shouldn't work...and then it does.
I love the jeans. I think this might be a future DIY, yeah?

It's very fresh.

I want this to be me.

Burgundy! Stripes! I'm sold.

I can't get over that elbow patch. I love it. And the leopard shoes.
And that's why Miranda Kerr is the bomb.


all photos found here and here


Finger fiesta

Some (okay, most) days I get really lazy and don't wear any jewelry. And then there are the days where I just want to go full Johnny Depp circa Pirates with loads of rings.

I love the way a bunch of rings look, like a little party that you carry with you all day.

Some inspiration:

I love the leaf-looking one.
I <3 chevron rings.
I think I'll be looking for some bands to recreate Kristen Stewart's look.

And my own take:

rings, left to right: American Eagle, thrifted, made, made, thrifted
I'm trying to figure out how to take pictures of my hands that don't look completely awkward. So far I'm failing.

Things to remember:
mix metals - no need to match metals, it looks better if there are a few varieties in there
go vertical - think about putting rings up higher on your fingers to add some depth to the look
get comfy - make sure you can still use your hands, or else you'll be taking the rings of pretty quickly
enjoy! - self explanatory

Bisous mes amis!