Monday, April 22, 2013

Candy Colors and Bows Galore!

Happy Earth Day Everyone! :) This is a shot of my outfit from Saturday, I got out to take a photo just as the sun was starting to go down and I had been in all day painting the picture below.  I am so happy I grabbed this Nishe dress from the ASOS mid season sale.  From the charming little bow buttons to the silky fabric and vintage inspired silhouette, I really couldn't be happier with it!   I broke my favorite bag back out, too! :) 
This is the piece I dedicated most of my Saturday to.  It took a loooong time, but it was totally worth it.  I am thinking of working with this piece to make into a patterned fabric, so I am super excited to be finished.  I have only about a week left to my art-a-day challenge, it hasn't been the easiest undertaking, but I am so glad that I decided to do it- it's definitely gotten me out of my art funk!  Some days I've really had to wrack my brain to figure out how to have both the time and creativity to make a new piece, but once I get a plan figured out I get into the "zone" and get really focused and it's simply bliss :)
Yummy spring candy colors!  Ok, so, I  haven't totally jumped on the stripes bandwagon this spring, BUT I did pick up this top and I was in love with the hot pink stripes so I had to have it.  I threw it together with my mint lace shorts and lilac tights and voila! a whole new look.  Can you tell how much use I am getting out of this little floral headband? A few dollars very well spent!  I was so glad that Daniel and I ventured over to this garden yesterday.  It lies just outside the city of Wilmington and was the former estate of a very wealthy family. Years went by, the house on the property went abandoned and fell into disrepair, and now it still stands in all of its decaying glory at the top of these steps.  Yes, the house itself is "off-limits" but the gardens surrounding it are open to the public.  We didn't get up to the house to take photos this time, but it is truly gorgeous and just the perfect example of beauty in decay.  I do know there are plans to restore it at some point! 
Outfit Details:
Top & flats:  Forever 21, Shorts and necklace: Francesca's, Headband:  Poconos flea market, Tights:  Target
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, cheers to another week!
xo,
Alyssa 

26 comments:

  1. I love colors you used in your outfit ;) Everything match perfectly!

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  2. I really love your turquoise lace shorts and necklace. They're very pretty! You paint so well! You should definitely convert it to fabric. It looks like it could be a cute clutch!

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  3. very cute and colorful! I love that bow headband :)

    -Emma from little motley

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  4. What cute outfits those both are! I especially love your pairing of pink and blue. That purse is totally adorable, too! I can see why it's your fav. And where did you get that red pillow in the second picture, with the colourful design? I love it!


    ~Bristol
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  5. The piece you've been working on looks amazing, Alyssa! Man, I'm so glad to have met you--your bright colors and artwork is always so cheery and I'm always looking forward to your next pretty post. Your pictures are so gorgeous here and I love the bright green backdrop and the sunlight peeking over your head like that. Stunning, eek! <3

    Your bow outfit is so pretty, and I love the red and white there. And then your second outfit is so pretty and pastel. You have THE best color combos. Your flower crown is super sweet. I love how you built your outfit around it.

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  6. That's a beautiful painting!!

    I'm also loving that bow dress, is adorable and the second look just screams summer! Gorgeous!

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  7. your shorts are so cute! i love the color, you are such a bright lady!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  8. I love the second outfit a lot! Those shorts are jut adorable! And beautiful pictures :)

    xx

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  9. Incredible. What a gorgeous bow dress and stunning bag. Love the candy stripes too.

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  10. Great outfits! ♥ I love the bright colours and how you put everything together. :) I especially like your headband.

    Abigail | www.deardaffodils.blogspot.com

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  11. Obsessed with that bow dress! I'm such a sucker for bow anything and everything!
    Those lace shorts in the second outfit are also to die for. I'm so glad that you stuck with your challenge. The little tidbits you've been showing have been super awesome.

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  12. I like how the headband ties everything together.

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  13. Omg I'm obsessed! Your style is amazing. Following now! x

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  14. That bow dress is so cute!!! And I love the lighting in that first pic so much :)
    Can't wait to see pictures of the house sometime, the property looks amazing!

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  15. I'm so in love with your fun bright style! Especially your bags. They're all so cute!

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  16. I love your piece you made for your 30 day challenge! I was interested in doing a 30-day art thing that they had in seattle a few years ago, but I got too scared, and I didn't do it :( I worried I'd run out of ideas after a few days, haha! You have an amazing collection in the works, though :) Will it all be on display at the end of the month??

    also, I love you in that dress in the first outfit! It looks like something minnie mouse might wear to a party, or something, haha! :)

    -Elizabeth
    http://stoicandpariah.blogspot.com

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  17. That bow dress is so die for! I love that print and bows so much (I even have two bow tattoos!). Beautiful as always!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  18. Your picture is just gorgeous! You really do have a talent! I Love both of your looks! The bow look is just adorable and the candy striped outfit is perfection! That house you took the pictures at the gardens are beautiful hopefully one day someone will fix the house up!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  19. Whenever you post two outfits in one, I am always like, holy crap I LOVE that outfit for the first one, and then the second is equally as amazing! The bow dress is gorgeous, and the super bright pastels looks so bright and happy together! Two amazing outfits!
    Happy Friday!
    xo hannah

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  20. Both of these outfits are so adorable, but I'm absolutely in love with your bow dress! The mix of yellow and red is just perfect.

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  21. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    You are so gorgeous and your outfits so absolutely pretty! There's nothing better than a good bow dress. Also loving the striped shirt!

    Have the best day ever,
    -Kati

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  22. ok that first dress is just darling!! I love it! and that striped shirt is great, I always see the black and white ones but I love that this one is a fun bright color! You are just too cute! :)
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  23. wow super bright and cute colours in your outfit! really sweet look!
    would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?
    A
    xx
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  24. I just adore the way you dress! That first outfit is fantastic. I'm in love with that dress! :)

    xo. Mandy
    www.missindieblog.com

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  25. I LOVE that you have such a unique and original style- keep rocking it! Following <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  26. You are unique! follow you now love babe
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