Grandma’s Brag Bag

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I found this sitting in my computer archives and had to laugh. I thought these pictures would never see the light of day, but now they are just too good not to share.

Back when I was applying to SCAD, I entered their Challenge Scholarship Competition. I found out about the competition pretty late in the game and the photography challenge had already ended. Darn. The only challenge left (besides some sort of dress-sewing competition) was their accessories challenge. The accessories challenge was to design an innovative handbag that was functional in real life. I sure didn’t have enough time design and so sew a fancy dress (I only had 1 week until the deadline), so I chose to enter the handbag/accessories challenge. Being a nana at heart, of course I had to do something painfully nana-ish: Grandma’s Brag Bag.

grandma's brag bag - drifter and the gypsy blog

For the grandmother who can’t talk enough about her grandkids, who needs to be toting around a wallet full of school pictures? This bag is sure to stir up conversation wherever she goes. The clear pockets make it easy for grandma to update photos as her grandkids grow. It also comes complete with detachable bag that can be used as a carry-all for when she babysits the kids for the day.

grandma's brag bag - drifter and the gypsy blog
grandma's brag bag - drifter and the gypsy blog
grandma's brag bag - drifter and the gypsy blog
grandma's brag bag - drifter and the gypsy blog

Some of the pictures are my own baby pictures (can you guess which ones they are?) and some of them are random pictures I found off the Internet haha (hello Google Images). If you see your picture here, do know it was used for an educational cause!

grandma's brag bag - drifter and the gypsy blog

Unfortunately I didn’t win. But I still had fun making it. I’m waiting for the perfect grandma to give it to. My grandma (thankfully) isn’t like this haha!

Leave me to the flowers

sretsis autumn winter 2013 - drifter and the gypsy blog

We had a really rainy weekend here in San Francisco, so Sretsis‘ whimsical Autumn Winter 2013 collection “The New Arrivals” is just what the doctor ordered up.

sretsis autumn winter 2013 - drifter and the gypsy blog
sretsis autumn winter 2013 - drifter and the gypsy blog

Complete with animal motifs, flowers, and frills galore, what I wouldn’t give to transport myself into these photos (donning one of these fancy little numbers of course). Sretsis, you really know how to win over a girl’s heart.

sretsis autumn winter 2013 - drifter and the gypsy blog
sretsis autumn winter 2013 - drifter and the gypsy blog

sretsis autumn winter 2013 collection found via pony anarchy magazine

DIY Hair: Bohemian Bob

bohemian bob - drifter and the gypsy blog

Hello everyone! Aya from Strawberry Koi here, with another amazingly simply ‘do perfect for girls who want elegance and simplicity all in one sweet package. I’ve done a variation on this style before, with the hair pinned at a higher position and long locks. This style is great for a slightly more bohemian look, and super gorgeous with a wavy bob. Don’t worry though, it’s perfectly long-hair friendly and suitable for almost all hair types.

bohemian bob - drifter and the gypsy blog

1. Curl your hair by your preferred method. I used a straight iron for messy waves to create a bohemian look. Part your hair on the side or middle to your preference.

2. Here are the curls I had to work with. Don’t worry if they are not perfect, actually a bit of that tussled look is natural and lovely!

3. Use your fingers to gently comb out the curls. I ran my fingers through only a couple of times, but it’s okay to really dig in there to soften the curls. (You might want to use a bit of light hairspray after this step)

4. Take the section of hair including your bang-section (or exclude your bangs if they are cut short), TWIST and pull around to the lower-side of your head behind your ear.

5. Take two bobby pins and pin in place in an “X” shape, one over the other for strong all-day hold. With the hair beside your pinned area, allow it to drape over top of the bobby pins to hide them and enhance to that bohemian vibe.

6. Repeat on the other side.

7. Done!

bohemian bob - drifter and the gypsy blog

Another great way to hid the pins and to add some sweetness is to add an accessory. I love to use big ruffly flowers!

bohemian bob - drifter and the gypsy blog
bohemian bob - drifter and the gypsy blog

Aya (DIY Hair Contributor)

click here for more diy hair!

Creature comforts

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This past weekend I literally spent painting a Color Theory project for 10 hours straight each day, with meal and bathroom breaks in between. I finished and submitted it late Sunday night with 2 hours to spare until the deadline. Needless to say, this weekend was all about comfort alllll the way. I found this button-down Steven Alan shirt at the Crossroads SF Shopping Party last week and basically lived in it this past weekend.

creature comforts - drifter and the gypsy blog
creature comforts - drifter and the gypsy blog
creature comforts - drifter and the gypsy blog
creature comforts - drifter and the gypsy blog
creature comforts - drifter and the gypsy blog
creature comforts - drifter and the gypsy blog

button down shirt and necklace are c/o crossroads trading co., pants are from urban outfitters, thrifted belt, swedish hasbeens peep toe super high clogs, and nichol von papen earrings

Cutie Patootie

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You may have seen the Leith Clark x Warby Parker collection as it was released late last year, but I found it too good not to share.

I don’t know about you, but I was the kid who always wanted glasses (I also always wanted braces and ended up having to get those, but that’s another story).

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Quick trip down memory lane: When I was in first grade, I got sand in my eyes while playing in the sandbox and proceeded to get really excited because I thought I might need to get glasses to see better. I was kind of messed up as a child, I know;)

This collection makes me want to get glasses all over again. Retro and preppy with the perfect amount of dreaminess.

cutie patootie - drifter and the gypsy blog

cutie patootie - drifter and the gypsy blog

Since I still don’t need prescription eyeglasses, maybe I’ll get myself some sunglasses instead!

cutie patootie - drifter and the gypsy blog

Read 10 questions Warby Parker asked Leith Clark here and shop the collection here (For every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need!) 

Now which ones could you see YOURSELF wearing?

Come in Colors

come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog

Holy swoon. This wedding editorial shot by Lara Hotz for Hello May is pure magic.

come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog
come in colors - drifter and the gypsy blog

I’m not looking to get married anytime soon, but when I do, I want a rainbow-colored horse at my wedding! Ummm hello… how crazy epic is that last picture?? There’s also a super cool behind the scenes video from this shoot you can check out here.

hello may magazine
photography: lara hotz
styling: stefanie ingram
florist: the sisters
makeup: lianne claire
hair: dd & co
models: ellie giddings and dylan king

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