It’s been a busy week. Monday I started a new semester, with 18 credits and an internship at the school newspaper, so it’s going to be a busy four months. Because this week has been so busy I really didn’t have time to think of a good post for this week. Instead, I’m going to give you a little inspiration board that I put together of all the things that have inspired me this week. Some of these looks I’ve been coveting for a while, actually, and I will continue to covet them. Direct links in the photos.

1. I really like the chalked hair look. I’ve seen it over on Pinterest and really have wanted to try it, but I could never get it to work. I figured that it could be that I just have really dark hair and it’s a look that only those with light hair can do. The Beauty Department has some nice tips for both light and dark hair, so I think this weekend I’ll be trying this out.


This illustration makes me happy. It’s so expressive and detailed. It almost reminds me of a writer in 1950s New York or Paris. I think what makes me also happy about this illustration is that it’s supposed to be a real person, but it looks as though he’s a character in a book, and that makes me want to write.


Valentine’s Day is nigh! I was never excited about Valentine’s before, usually because there’s always the stigma that you have to have a significant other during the holiday. But what is more fun than having a significant other during this holiday? Having friends to do crazy things with! The staff at the school newspaper are trading valentines, and since I have found any at Target that I like (other than Star Wars), I’m going to make my own. I thought that these book marks from The Cheese Thief were cute, and there’s a lot of origami over there, too.

4. Calivintage is a recent find of mine. Seeing as I love vintage and vintage-esque clothing I really like this site. I’m loving the stripes on that dress, mixed with the plaid shirt. This looks like an outfit I would want to wear during the fall. Fall…so much better than snow.

5. And finally, bright lipstick and blue lace. J’adore. Awhile back I bought possibly the brightest pink Covergirl lipstick. I’ve only worn it a couple of times, but there is no denying my love for it. I think the reason I don’t wear it more often is because I don’t know what to wear it with. This is how you do bright pink lipstick.