Dots on dots

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As I get older, I find myself reverting more and more to whimsical prints I would have thought were way too girly when I was little. As an old lady, I imagine myself still wearing pigtails and braids and dresses and pink. A bit of a Benjamin Button in terms of fashion I suppose!

I love this polkadot number from Hello Holiday for just that: it’s fun, lively and twirly. Hello Holiday really has the best clothes if you’re looking for something cute and girly. Their dresses section is pretty incredible.

dots on dots - drifter and the gypsy blog
Madeline over at Geography 541 sent me this gorgeous necklace. It’s really unique in that it combines brass with weaving. All of her jewelry is inspired by travel and this particular piece is from her SS15 Lusa Collection, which was inspired by Bali. I’d like to go to Bali someday.

dots on dots - drifter and the gypsy blog
dots on dots - drifter and the gypsy blog
You may be asking yourselves, where did she get that cat?! This is actually my neighbors’ cat. His name is Toby. My neighbors went away for a week and left me in charge of taking care of Toby and their dog, Finley. Of course I had to do a sneaky photo shoot with Toby before my neighbors returned home. I would have taken pictures with the dog too, but he was too big for the backdrop.

dots on dots - drifter and the gypsy blog
dots on dots - drifter and the gypsy blog
Now the story about this silver bow is kind of odd. You see, I never bought this bow. I found it at the bottom of one of my grocery shopping bags while emptying my groceries. I have no idea how it got there, but I’m going to take it as a good sign about something.

dots on dots - drifter and the gypsy blog
Dress Hello Holiday
Tights J.Crew
Peep Toe Super High Clogs Swedish Hasbeens
Indah Collar c/o Geography 541

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A (virtual) room of my own

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly redecorating the rooms in your home. Maybe not physically redecorating, but obsessively pinning interior inspiration and imagining how you would redecorate your space if you were going to redecorate. My mind often wanders: If I were to paint my bedroom another color, what color would it be? If I were to replace my night table, would I go with shabby chic or mid-century modern? And then I have to remind myself that I like the color of my bedroom and I’m not planning on changing it anytime soon and, well, actually I am in the market for a new night table, but that’s beside the point.

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
myWebRoom allows you to create as many virtual rooms as you’d like. The items with which you can decorate are currently sold in stores. If you click on the item’s dropdown arrow you can see where to purchase the product. (I’m kind of dying over this sofa.) And if you want to make the room super custom, you can upload an item for myWebRoom to add to your room.

The rooms are themed by mood, movies/TV shows & celebrities, such as the artist’s room, Mad Men and Audrey Hepburn. One of their newest rooms is the myWebRoom Fashion Showroom, which has over 300 links to online boutiques (ie: ASOSModCloth, Free People, etc.), fashion sites (ie: Refinery29, POPSUGAR Fashion, etc.) and other resources for fashion lovers. In any of the rooms, you can click on various pieces of decor and furniture to access the different bookmark folders.

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
First you choose a room you like and then decorate it as you desire. I waffled between choosing a few urban lofts until I settled on the Audrey Hepburn room because I’m a girl. You can change your room anytime you’d like. If you need a little inspiration, you can visit myWebRoom’s inspired collections for ideas.

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
In my fantasy world, I’d have a pet deer and I was so happy to find a baby deer in their pets section. When you’re done decorating, you can add your favorite bookmarks to each item. (ie: favorite news sites to the magazine rack, your favorite videos to the TV, etc.) It’s a really fun thing to do to unwind from the day–a therapy of sorts (although you do need a desktop computer for this; the site cannot be used on mobile devices). Here’s the link to my room. After you complete your room, you can share it to the style gallery. I’m @drifterandthegypsy on myWebRoom, so if you’re on there, let’s be friends!

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
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Lily-Rose Depp

lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
Lily-Rose Depp seems to be in the news a bit lately. And there’s a reason why. The girl’s just gorgeous, which isn’t surprising considering she’s the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis–are those good genes are what?! These dreamy photos Dana Boulos took of Lily-Rose for Oyster Magazine (her first fashion shoot!) are quite easy on the eyes. And on a Monday, I need something easy on the eyes. (Who am I kidding? I’ll look at beautiful photography any day!) In addition to the photos, Oyster Magazine did an interview with Lily-Rose.

According to the interview, Lily-Rose’s beauty secret is she uses blush as eyeshadow, if she could have any superpower she’d want the ability to fly and she’s more of an “lol” than “haha” girl via text. Lily-Rose is going to be making her film debut in a movie with her dad in June. I’m curious to see what more is to come from her.

Photography: Dana Boulos for Oyster Magazine

Faux marble lamp

faux marble lamp - drifter and the gypsy blog
Malissa here with a fun lamp for you all this month! The concept here is really similar to my copper pipe lamp and it is really very simple. Just make sure to carefully follow the wiring instructions! And just for those of you wondering how the marble contact paper looks in real life–it looks fantastic! I love the marble contact paper I found and I am sure any brand would look equally great.

Materials:

– Wood plaque (any shape you want, you can get these at almost any craft store)

Lamp kit

– Light bulb

– Drill

– ¼ inch drill bit

– Cardboard tube (from wrapping paper)

– Acrylic bumpers

– Screwdriver

Marble contact paper

– Spray paint (optional)

– Super glue

faux marble lamp - drifter and the gypsy blog
Steps:

1. Optional: Spray paint the wood plaque.

2. Take the cardboard tube and mark off at how high you want the lamp to be. I did about 12 inches.

3. Cut the tube.

4. Roll out the contact paper and start to peel it off. Place the tube on top and carefully roll it over the paper.

5. As you roll, make sure to get any bubbles out.

6. Cut the contact paper off once the tube is entirely covered. Cut off any excess paper.

7. Take the drill and drill bit and drill a small hole in the middle of the plaque.

8. Next, take the cord and place it through the hole through the bottom.

9. Take the tube and place it over the cord and make sure the cord just peeks out of the tube a little bit.

10. Now take the socket from the lamp kit and use a screwdriver to loosen the screws.

11. Attach the wires to the screws. You will want to take the ribbed wire and wrap it clockwise around the silver screw. Repeat with the other wire on the bronze screw. Make sure that the cord is not plugged in!

12. Place the socket cover on top of the socket.

13. Screw in the light bulb.

14. Now glue the bottom of the tube to the wood base for extra security.

15. Place four bumpers on the bottom of the plaque.

16. Plug in your lamp!

faux marble lamp - drifter and the gypsy blog
faux marble lamp - drifter and the gypsy blog
Malissa (Build Contributor)

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Secret House

secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
I found this house while up in Sonoma shooting hair tutorials with Danika. I think the house is either abandoned or foreclosed because it looked pretty empty inside. Quite a shame because it’s really such a sweet house!

secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love this dress because it reminds me of something one of The Brady Bunch girls would wear. Oh The Brady Bunch. So much style inspiration.

secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
secret house - drifter and the gypsy blog
Dress, cardigan sweater & necklace: Crossroads Trading Co.
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Gift from a friend

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A world of whimsy

a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
I first encountered Lissy Elle‘s photography a few years ago, but just recently revisited her work and discovered the past three campaigns she shot for children and women’s Japanese clothing boutique, fafa. The set design looks like such a whimsical world! A place where I imagine Peter Pan would live.

What I do all day (and a computer giveaway!) – CLOSED


what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
As a blogger, I often get asked the question by non-bloggers, “What do you DO all day?” To be honest, there’s no real short answer to that question. I wear a lot of hats. I conceptualize, I plan, I collaborate, I direct, I produce, I photograph, I style, I write, I edit, I retouch, I blog and the list goes on.

When it comes to a laptop, I need something that’s as flexible as my schedule. The Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro is (literally) just that: It’s a laptop, tent, stand and tablet. Which means I can use it for writing blog posts, browsing the web, doing YOGA (pun intended), reading books, watching movies and pretty much anything else I please. (I’m still waiting for the day it will do my work for me, but yeah…) I bring my laptop with me everywhere I go and it’s nice not having to carry with me a bunch of electronics; the YOGA 3 Pro is my all-in-one.

what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
The laptop comes in 3 colors: Clementine orange, brushed gold and light silver.

what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
Here’s a video on how the Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro adapts to my needs and lifestyle throughout the day:


what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
At Drifter & the Gypsy, I’m all about inspiration. I blog about a wide range of topics, but my ultimate goal is to leave my readers (YOU) feeling inspired. Creativity is contagious. If I can impart any nuggets of inspiration for you to create something for yourself, then I’ve done my job. Here’s to the doers! That’s exactly what Lenovo is: For those who DO.

what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
I know you all are doers too, so Lenovo is offering 1 YOGA 3 Pro (ARV $1,499.99) to 1 reader!

TO ENTER:

Leave a comment on this post. (That’s it!) This giveaway is extra fun because you can enter as many times as you’d like to increase your chances of winning! (More info here.)

A winner will be drawn at random Friday, April 24th 6 pm Pacific Time.

UPDATE: Winner is Vero M. Congrats! I have sent you an email.

what i do all day (and a computer giveaway) - drifter and the gypsy blog
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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