I’m such a sucker for public art.
I’m such a sucker for public art.
With Sun & Moon only a month away, I’m thinking about Pokémon more than ever. Well, okay… maybe I always think about Pokémon this much!
Today, I’m thinking about if I ran a Pokémon gym. When it comes down to it, I’d have to be a fire-type gym leader. I’m pulled my thought process from gen 1, which I will always know better than any others and where my Pokémon preconceptions were formed. Gym leaders’ line ups tend to follow a couple of rules– (1) gym leaders never seem to have 6 Pokémon, (2) they don’t necessarily select the most-evolved forms, and (3) they seem to line them up inversely to save the biggest punch for last.
Here’s my team:
Other considerations included: Charmander, because gym leaders often have two from an evolutionary line; Chandelure or one of its pre-evolutions, but I liked keeped these team colors going, Vulpix or Rapidash, but I thought I was getting gen 1-heavy, and Pansear, because I like the elemental monkeys a lot, but Panpour is my favorite of the three. One of my favorite fire Pokémon did not make the cut because no gym leader would have Ho-Oh at the ready.
Now that my line-up is set, all that’s left to think about is what I’d call my badge… any ideas?
What type of gym would yours be and what does your team look like?
I’m not one for OOTD-type posts, (this will, in fact, be the third to appear on this blog!) but I had to share these photos.
If you watched my vlog from this past weekend, you’ll know that Matt & I attended a wedding. It’s pretty challenging for both of us to find dress clothes as we’re both rather small, but we managed to get it together. I’m pleasantly surprised with how well we clean up!
On Matt: Suit: J. Crew | Shirt: Uniqlo | Skinny Tie: Penguin | Shoes: John Varvatos
On Nicole: Dress: Aidan Maddox | Shoes: Nina | Eyes: Anastasia New Renaissance | Nails: Essie Gel Couture in Pre-Show Jitters | Lips: Urban Decay Vice in Hitch Hike | Wristlet: Coach
It was a beautiful wedding, but these dancing machines really tired themselves out and are looking forward to a little more of a low key weekend. Hopefully! What do you have going on this weekend?
At it again… a new palette perfect for the transition to fall!
I picked up Anastasia Beverly Hills New Renaissance palette over the summer and didn’t get the chance to play around with it until late August. I got obsessed with it, creating everyday neutral looks and bolder looks to highlight my blue eyes. The berry tones are perfect for autumn-addicts, but I live in the golden orange tones.
The packaging of this palette is what I’m not crazy about. It’s a velvet-y blush pink– the feel of it reminds me of the original Urban Decay Naked Palette. Inside is lovely, though– 14 shades of warmth & light! ABH describes the colors as follows:
This is the first time I’ve tried ABH’s eye shadows, and I must say I’m impressed! The colors that drew me to this palette remind me of Kat Von D’s Monarch palette. While these shadows are certainly pigmented, they are slightly less so than those of KVD in a good way! They are more blendable and easier to work with, which is valuable when you’re working in vibrant colors! I used this palette to create the look I wore to this wedding.
Being the first permanent palette ABH offers, this really encompasses neutral territory but also adds a bit of a dramatic flair. I’m loving it! Have you picked this up or do you plan to?
Bostonians may remember that pianos graces our streets in 2013. Play Me, I’m Yours is public playable art– painted pianos scattered throughout the city. They’re coming back to Boston’s streets soon!
Back in 2013, my most artistic friend, Chelsea Rathbun, got the opportunity to paint one of these pianos. Chelsea’s piano sat at the bookstore at Berklee College of Music, thus got a lot of play! You can still see it here.
Chelsea’s got another piano hitting the streets this year, and I visited her in the studio to see it in progress and get a sneak peak at some of the others!
These pianos will be yours next week! Street Pianos will grace Boston September 23 to October 10. Visit their website to see where this and other pianos will be and check my instagram for shots of this one in action.
I’ve been obsessed with Essie’s upcoming fall collection since I first spotted the nail colors via instagram in mid-August. When I did a big of digging, I learned that these colors were inspired by Tokyo, Japan– my dream destination.
As stuck as I’ve been in my summer pastels, Essie’s fall collection is getting my hyped for rich, fall colors.
I might just have to get this whole collections! Which ones are drawing your eye?
Remember the time I traveled 1,847 miles for art?
Then asked my boyfriend if he even liked art?*
The main purpose of our Houston trip was to see Kusama: At the End of the Universe at the MFA Houston. I can’t recommend travelling for art enough! Think about how many people visit the Louvre every year. Sure, Houston’s not Paris, but this exhibit was well worth the trip.
Yayoi Kusama’s infinity boxes are mirror room exhibits that you step into and experience. At the End of the Universe is in Houston for roughly another week, (September 18th,) so if you can go see it, I recommend you do. I couldn’t let the opportunity to see these infinity rooms go, so I took it! The added benefit was getting to see a new city. Our only regret is we didn’t get to see this exhibit again! We were only able to snipe tickets for Monday, as they sold out fast for the weekend.
Matt recorded the experience on his GoPro, and I didn’t want to slice the clips up for my vlog, so I’ve made another little video so you can experience Kusama: At the End of the Universe too!
*He doesn’t, for the record, but he still loved this exhibit!
Seemingly in the middle of no where in Houston, Texas, there is a wall painted with 8 different colors.
I am far from a fashion blogger who knows how to pose in front of the camera, but I couldn’t get enough the Sugar & Cloth Color Wall. We need one of these in Boston!
I had so much fun, we came back a second time the next day and braved a rainstorm to get a few more shots. I think I’d go back to Houston just to play here again.
Bloggers, where are your favorite spots for fun photos?