Overalls. I think the last time I owned a pair I was in kindergarten mayybeee 1st grade? It’s weird how I see fashion trends from MY LIFETIME coming back. That makes me feel old, haha.
I found these sweet overalls at Crossroads a few weeks ago. I have no idea what the brand is, but that doesn’t matter to me. I like the pattern and how comfy they are. They’re perfect for after-dinner walks with my mom and Aubrey!
I know shibori isn’t a new trend by any means. But lately I’ve been seeing shibori techniques used on virtually any type of cloth: bedding, clothing, tea towels and other linens. I’m not one to get swept away in trends, but I have to say I’m liking this one. A lot.
The shibori technique of dyeing with indigo developed during the 8th century in Japan. It comes from the Japanese verb root “shiboru” which means, “to wring, squeeze, press.” I love that there is an infinite amount of ways to fold the cloth, resulting in an infinite amount of patterns… like how no one snowflake is ever the same.
There are a lot of new columns/tweaking going around with Drifter & the Gypsy lately, and this is a new column I’m going to run myself. As a part-time fashion blogger, I’m constantly inspired by other people’s style. Girl’s Got Style showcases my latest girl crushes, both vintage and modern.
My mom has jumped on The Waltons bandwagon as of late. I’ve watched it with her a few times. Although I’m not a huuuuge fan of the show (sorry guys, kinda boring), there is something about the schoolgirl look that will always have a special place in my heart.
Love her makeup:
The Waltons (TV series)
Created by: Earl Hamner, Jr.
Starring: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer, Judy Norton, Jon Walmsley, Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Eric Scott, David W. Harper, Kami Cotler, Peggy Rea, Joe Conley, Ronnie Claire Edwards
Producers: Robert L. Jacks, Andy White, Rod Peterson, Claylene Jones
One of my favorite things about San Francisco is its fog. Although I don’t like the cold and it wreaks havoc with my hair, it always makes for pretty pictures. This wedding-inspired editorial by Helena and Laurent Photography was shot in the San Francisco fog. The eeriness reminds me of a modern-day Little Red Riding Hood. Minus the red riding hood of course, heh.
I wore this outfit to the Crossroads Trading Shopping Party to celebrate their newly renovated Market Street store. If you live in SF, you should definitely check it out. They rebranded their logo too, so everything about that store looks so fresh and new!
I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist and for that reason, I am extremely hard on myself. I can easily – and often do – spend hours and hours and HOURS on blog posts. Then I go to sleep and do the same thing the next day. The words “It’s good enough” are not in my vocabulary. I think most creative people can relate? These past few weeks were especially stressful and busy and I know I need to cut myself a break sometimes. Coincidentally, I found The Motivated Type on Etsy the other day. The shop has tons of little reminders I need to tell myself more often.
I’d like to introduce you to a new regular DIY series on Drifter & the Gypsy. Malissa and Machelle of A Joyful Riot will be contributing one DIY post a month. Their DIY projects will deal with using wood, metal and carpentry tools.
Hello! I am Malissa and my twin sister Machelle and I can be found at A Joyful Riot where we share party and craft ideas! I am beyond thrilled to start sharing craft and home décor ideas on Drifter & the Gypsy.
For this DIY, I wanted to choose something that would be useful for almost anyone – something that could fit in any space, have a variety of uses, be reasonable cost-wise, doable for any skill level and most of all totally customizable! Let’s get started!
- Wood plaques (I used 5×5″ and 5×7″ of varying sizes – you can find these at any craft store for less than $2)
- Ceiling/screw hooks
- 3/16 drill bit
- Copper spray paint
- Glue (glue stick and optional Mod Podge)
- Decorative paper (I made the patterns I used available for you to download here: dreamcatchers, feathers, chevron)
1. Gather your supplies. For the wall plaques, I chose 3 shapes – a 5×5″ square, a 5×7″ rectangle and a 5×7″ oval. You can buy larger or smaller plaques and experiment with shapes for a one-of-a-kind look. You will also need a drill and a 3/16″ drill bit, 3” ceiling/screw hooks, spray paint, craft paint, glue and paper.
2. Spray paint the ceiling hooks and let them dry. I used two coats on each side to ensure even coverage.
3. Use the drill and drill bit to drill a hole in the bottom middle of each wood plaque. I didn’t mark the center and just eyeballed it, but measuring precisely is always a great idea. You will need to drill into the wood about an inch or so.
4. Next, gather your decorative paper. I chose 3 patterns: a feather pattern, a dreamcatcher pattern, and a chevron print.
5. Place the paper upside down and put each plaque on top and trace around.
6. Cut out the paper.
7. Glue the paper on the plaques. I used a glue stick for this step because it is less likely to create bubbles in the paper but any glue will work.
8. Paint the edges of the plaques. You can do this before you glue on the paper, the order doesn’t necessarily matter! I used turquoise for all of them to make them uniform but you can mix and match colors just as easily.
9. Wait for the paint to dry.
**Optional: if you want to make the wall hooks extra durable, put a layer of Mod Podge over the paper and paint.
10. Screw in the hooks to the bottom holes and then hang up your new hooks!
I used Command Damage-Free Strips to hang up my hooks and it works really well. Sawtooth hangers would also work. You can use these hooks to hang jewelry, keys, hair accessories, craft supplies; almost anything!