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The Sunday Edition: Links of June 30, 2013

Welcome back to the Sunday Edition! I hope you enjoy all these links I’ve found. I love sharing links with my friends, so I hope you are interested in these links as well! Now, you can access the links in two ways: click on the link in the text or click on the corresponding picture.

What do you think of these products' packaging? How to make FREE ICE CREAM! What creative advertisements. Powerful Photos on June 26th Sprinkles & Pancakes Hair Bow Hipster Fashion Cycle Sartorialist Cake Postcard Image Map
  1. What do you think of these products’ packaging? I think they’re awesome.
  2. Have you ever wanted ice cream at a restaurant, but didn’t want to pay for the bowl? This awesome instructable will show you how to do it for free!
  3. These ads are so unique. What creative ideas.
  4. These are some powerful photos of outside the US Supreme Court on June 26th after the decision about DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act.
  5. Sprinkles on & in pancakes? I’m in.
  6. Finally, a simple way to do a hair bow.
  7. What do you think of the hipster fashion cycle?
  8. Here’s some advice on how to get on the Sartorialist.
  9. Can’t be there for someone’s birthday? Send them cake!

BONUS: It’s so interesting how etiquette is different throughout the world.

Favorite Song of the Week:

Which apparently translates to the “navel of the world”, but I love it…


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Outfit of the Day: Walking on Sunshine

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thinking hard or hardly thinking?

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I absolutely in love with this dress. I love the pattern, the length, and the cut. I found it thrifting and later researched into the company. Apparently, it’s a Hawaiian shirt company. I find that hilarious, but it also gives me a newfound respect for Hawaiian shirt companies. 

Dress: Thrifted, originally Weekender

Shoes: Thrifted, originally Cooperative

Jean Jacket: Thrifted

Necklace: Urban Outfitters


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Location Inspiration: No Way Jose Cafe

There’s a bar in Federal Hill, Baltimore called No Way Jose Cafe. I’ve always been inspired by its colors and its amazing name. Since I loved the combination of colors near one of the entrances, I decided to create an outfit inspired by it!

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I don’t add a lot of red, so I decided to focus on the mint and the golden yellow parts of this entrance. I started with the mint green jeans and tried to make it the main focus by adding mint green nails and dark green shoes. To play off the silver accent nail, I added a silver necklace, a red watch with silver accents, and a purple shirt with some silver parts. I added a golden yellow jacket and a brown bag to finish it off.

dancing with myself

dancing with myself

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don’t try this at home, kids

close up on nails

close up on nails

close up on bag

close up on bag

even closer up

even closer up

broken watch converted to bracelet

location inspiration

Shirt: Espirit

Jacket: Thrifted

Necklace: Forever 21

Pants: Target

Bracelet/Watch: Thrifted

Bag: Thrifted

Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless

Nails: Mint- Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear “Mint Sorbet”, Silver- Spoiled “Daddy’s Credit Card”


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Outfit of the Day: Trees of Green, Red Roses Too

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I saw these great pants at the thrift shop and absolutely loved the print. I normally don’t like the look of printed pants on me because I have a very long torso and printed pants tends to attract attention to that. However, since these are high-waisted, they chop my torso and I adore them. I paired it with a black t-shirt to make the colors pop. Since my favorite color is yellow, I wore yellow wedges and a bangle to show this off.

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Shirt: DKNY

Pants: Goodwill, originally Boston Proper

Shoes: Thrifted, Orginally Cooperative

Sunglasses: Free from my college

Bangle: Charlotte Russe


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The Sunday Edition: Links of June 23, 2013

I always love seeing links that people find every weekend- one of my favorites is Hautelinks by College Fashion.  So, every weekend, I’ll post some of the cool links that I’ve found that week!

I’ll also share my favorite song of the week:


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Designer Kate: Morris Louis Shirts

Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art

Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art

Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art

Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art

I first saw this artist when I went a curator tour at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She talked about how Morris Louis used unprimed canvas to create his pieces of art. She said that the primer makes the paint stick to the painting. Instead of staying in its place, the paint on an unprimed canvas gets absorbed and spreads out more. She said that the second painting was on unprimed canvas that he folded in half. Since cotton is similar to unprimed canvas, I was inspired by him and made shirts using that technique. 

Basically, all you do is get a white t-shirt. All my shirts had writing on them before, but the paint covered them up and made a complete new addition to my wardrobe. Take fabric paint (I also used fabric spray paint) and flick it, spread it, and pour it on the shirt. I suggest putting a lot of paint on, so that it seeps through both sides. You can also take Morris Louis’s lead and paint it on one side and later fold it. Every shirt is different, but they are so fun to make and very cathartic.

Showing off at a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert

Showing off at a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert

this is my smile

For this above shirt, I cut the sleeves to make a “bro tank” type shirt, but I think it looks really good as a shirt too.

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Outfit of the Day: Here’s Looking at You, Kid

If you read my last Designer Kate post, you might be thinking that the googly eye gladiator sandals are cool, but hard to fit into an everyday wardrobe. This weekend, I played around with these shoes and came up with this outfit.

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Since the shoes are rather eye-popping, I decided to go very classic on top. To play with the bright color of the shoes, I paired the green belt. I love the way that the shoes put a quirky twist on this more neutral look.

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even closer up on shoes

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Dress: New York and Company

Shoes: Alloy, DIY googly eyes

Purse: Thrifted

Belt: Thrifted (originally Jones New York)

Sunglasses: H&M