March 26, 2014

Koa Wood Rings - ALTIN Place

I'm not a diamond girl. When people say, "DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND!!!" I'm the girl looking around the room being all, "Who, me? You must me mistaken. Please direct me to the ripped tee's and equally trashy accessories."

You won't see a lot of glitz or glam where I'm concerned. However, there's something so amazing about minimalistic jewelry. A lot like purses, I'm willing to shell out more time looking and more money in the long run if good quality investment pieces are the end game.

That's where these super slick koa wood rings come in. I'm pretty sure these babies would last through the apocalypse. They're androgynous, and yes, even my boyfriend begrudgingly agreed with me that they'd make badass wedding rings. (He was excited about the cool rings, but decidedly less excited about the prospect of marriage.)

I chose the ring with the widest amount of wooden inlay. I love the idea of mixing the industrial with the natural, and titanium and wood go together beautiful. I photographed it against my Zelda 25th anniversary book. Metal and wood? Seems like something good 'ol Link could appreciate.

The ring arrived in a velvet clamshell box inside of a badass little box with a metallic print of Hawaii on it. Talk about a slick presentation.

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Here's to an extremely rad piece of artwork.

Check out the Wide Koa Wood Ring at Altin Place.

March 17, 2014

The Cosmic Circle Remade Dress

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So in love with this remade dress from The Cosmic Circle on Etsy. Is it wrong I almost didn't want to share the link because I want all of their badass remade goodies for myself? But I've gotta sing the praises of an amazing shopping experience- from the communication to the packaging (complete with a page from a vintage children's book) to the product itself. Thank you to the rad ladies of The Cosmic Circle!


[dress: The Cosmic Circle, boots: H&M]

March 16, 2014

Oh, Cool, It's Image Compression

Guys, I'm not all that tech-savvy. I mean, sure I can operate an iPhone or fool around in Photoshop to some degree. But for the life of me, I couldn't understand why my images were looking so grainy on my blog. They looked great in Photoshop and equally lovely when I uploaded them to Flickr. Turns out, I was somehow slapping compressed versions of my images on my blog. Yikes. How embarrassing.

Thanks to my fella for helping me out and showing me the right way of doing things. Going forward, the image quality should be a lot better. I might end up going back and reuploading old images- but hey, that would take time and a little something I call work ethic. Good luck with that.

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