Saturday, August 10, 2013

Checking In



Hi everyone!

It's been too long! I've been having a rather busy summer this year and blogging has been placed on the backburner until further notice. Job applications, fellowship workload, conferences, and volunteering have taken over my life (hehe, which I love!) so unfortunately, I've let my blogging fall behind. This summer has been great so far filled with lake trips, lots of music festivals and concerts with great friends, reading art history, and just enjoying myself. Isn't that what life is about, anyway?!

Honestly, I've changed my views towards blogging too, but maybe not so much changed as matured. I began my blog as a creative outlet for personal style inspiration but maybe jumped on too many trendy trains, suffering from a bad case of the "must haves". Stopping blogging has actually helped to focus my style without being constantly influenced by other bloggers. And I've been making pairings more simple lately - which is more me! I'll still be recording my daily outfits via instagram, so feel free to follow along. I try to include some work life photos on there too. I'm not sure yet if this is the end of Ruffles & Sequins, but more time is needed to think about it. I miss you readers! Hope you are all happy and healthy.


Xxxo,
t

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Weekly Outfit Roundup


Greetings!
Another quick update everyone. I'm leaving for Indianapolis on Tuesday for the week and the big conference. I've completed final edits for my presentation and have gladly made it to the practicing-like-a-mad-woman stage. I think it will go smoothly as long as I speak slowly and confidently. This is going to be so exciting to share my fellowship research results from last year and yes, I am terrified since I found out the auditorium I'm speaking in holds 627 people. Yikes! Mainly to make things a little more crazy, I've signed up to write blog posts on two presentations which I am very excited to do! And I even get a free drink for it :)

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for reading and all the support over the last month. This presentation is a big deal and I'm glad to hear such supportive comments from the blogging community. You folks are the best! I wish I could have kept up with all you this past month - instagram stalking has been very helpful tho ;) Talk soon!


Xxxo,
t

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekly Outfit Roundup


Hi everyone!

Super quick catch up on what I've been wearing and doing lately. I've been preparing my lecture on the results of my last fellowship for the conference I'll be attending in Indianapolis at the end of the month. I am so pleased that my time away from blogging has been extremely productive! I've completed my text and slide show and am well into the stage of practicing. I already had a practice lecture on Friday at the Gallery which went much better than I expected. I'm getting very excited to attend the conference, although I found out that I'll be giving it to a much larger audience than I had originally anticipated. I'm in the large auditorium and only one other lecture is being held at the same time as mine (as opposed to most of the other lectures, where 5-6 lectures are held at the same time). This is going to be a fantastic marketing point for my career, so I hope it goes smoothly. And I'm excited to talk fine art conservation for a week and see my American friends <3 

Hope everyone is doing well, sorry I haven't been visiting other blogs lately! 
What have you all been well lately? Remember you can always find me on 
instagram, to see my outfits and gallery opening shenanigans. 

Xxxo,
t

Friday, May 3, 2013

le weekend


Happy Friday everyone! I've had a busy week and will be volunteering at the Gallery's conservation studio today. The surprising warm weather means I'll get to eat lunch outside today and soak in some rays :) I have some disappointing news: I'll be taking another break from blogging - likely, for the remainder of the month - to focus on my career in fine art conservation. The break will mainly focus on preparing for a presentation I'm giving at an international conference at the end of May. Work is definitely going to be picking up with interns coming for the summer, more job applications, volunteering, and I received a new painting to fix (yay!). My main summer research project involves updating a workshop that hasn't been given in over a decade, so that alone will be a lot of work and reading. Don't fret, I'll still be on social media and you can always view what I'm wearing via my instagram account (which you can still see through a web browser, if you don't have an iPhone or the instagram app). 

Hope everyone gets a chance to spend more time outdoors this month! Stay stylish!


Xxxo, 
t



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

When in doubt...




Can you ever go wrong with denim staples?! I think not.
Excited that I just ordered this Madewell denim tee.
Definitely see it getting a lot of wear this summer!



Xxxo,
t

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Oh me! Oh my!


Oh me! Oh my! Yellow seems like the perfect solution for everything this Spring :)


1// I love the simplicity of this outfit: comfy grey tee, crisp white jeans, and a soft yellow blazer. Top it all off with a big statement necklace <3
2//  This is my kind of manicure: simple, minimalist  gold stripes.
3// Love this simple way to jazz up a plain window sill with a bright strip of color
4// Oh my! Perfect recipe for lemon meringue delight cake? Yes, please!
5//  Love, love, love the fabric of this dress! Great update on a white summer dress.


What has been making you say, Oh me! Oh my! lately?


Xxxo,
t

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weekly Outfit Roundup


Hi everyone! Going to keep this one short and sweet. I'm about to head off to a co-worker's baby shower and I've been keeping quite busy this weekend. Hope everyone had a fashionable week :)

| Zara jeans | Aritzia tee | AE scarf | J. Crew necklace | Le Chateau jacket |

| Zara tee + pants | Old Navy flats | J. Crew Edie purse + necklace + belt | Guess watch |

| UO dress | Artizia denim jacket | AE scarf | J. Crew jericho tote + necklace + tights |
| Tory Burch Amanda riding boots in almond |

| J. Crew perfect shirt in stripe linen summer 2012 + jericho tote + cece flats + necklace |
| Zara jeans | thrifted belt | Guess watch | 

| J. Crew forever cardigan + belt + necklace | Gap jegging | Joe Fresh tee | 
| Tory Burch Amanda riding boots | Guess watch |

|UO sweater | AE cords | J. Crew necklace + cece flats | Marc Jacobs purse | 
| UO tee | thrifted leather skirt - Danier | J. Crew etta pumps | Kate Spade brushstroke clutch |






Xxxo,
t


Friday, April 26, 2013

le weekend



How gorgeous are these charcoal on paper illustrations by Hong Chun Zhang? This series depicts drawings of shiny, healthy long hair - called Twin Spirits - are extremely long artworks of her and her twin sister's hair. Not sure if its actually true to scale, but oh my these are beautiful! I was certain they were photographs when I first saw them. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and gets to spend some time outside :) 

Xxxo, 
t


Thursday, April 25, 2013

How to Wear Mint This Spring



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Is it just me, or is mint everywhere this spring?! I'm sure it has something to do with pastels being a key favorite for spring, but the fresh feeling this color tends to bring also makes it more alluring at this time of the year. Thought I'd share a few different ways to wear mint which I've been adoring lately.

| MINT COLORED DENIM | 
Does this have to be explained? Looks like colored jeans may be here to stay and a light minty green might be exactly the color to freshen up your spring wardrobe. I like the idea of pairing them with a simple blouse or plain white tee, but a racy knotted top might be a good option for a night out at a concert.

| MINT BLAZERS |
Mint jackets are not super versatile but are definitely a fun color if you're searching for a noticeable jacket. You can find them in blazer form (I remember Zara had one last summer), but if you are looking for something more sturdy and structured, you might want to go for a studded, minty leather moto jacket!

| POP OF MINT |
If your budget doesn't allow you to splurge on a key mint piece, other options for mint can be worn through jewelry, shoes, and purses. A pop of mint can easily be added with a mint shirt or sweater, which many retailers carry each spring, all you have to do is decide on the shade of mint you are looking for.


How do you wear mint? 
What is your favorite pastel color for spring?

Xxxo,
t

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Uniform for Spring





If I had my picking - well, if the weather was nice - this would be my first choice for a Spring Uniform. Classic black flats with straps, printed shorts, loose white blouse. Sounds like heaven, right? What items are you favoring or wishing for this summer? Do share!


Xxxo,
t