Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Way I Wore



sorry for the bad lighting, apparently the sun no longer exists in Texas

You may have noticed a new addition to my sidebar. I will be posting my daily outfits here, the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you would like to see a larger image, detail shots, and a list of where I got my outfit click on the image. Constructive criticism is welcome.

Lately I have been trying to streamline my wardrobe so to speak. I'm hoping that sharing my clothing choices with the world will help me do so. I just want to make sure that every piece of my wardrobe is important. I don't want any more fluff or things that sorta fit ok, or are not flattering, and things that simply aren't my style. I want to be more selective with what I buy.

I've also been told that I am quite the savvy shopper and that's another reason I want to share this with you. All my shopping cards will be on the table for you to see and hopefully help you with your wardrobe choices as well.

That's my story and I'm stickin to it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Design Share

Every week during our staff meetings we take a little time to do something called design share. It's basically like show and tell. We bring something we found that is inspiring to us. It doesn't have to be design related at all. It can truly be ANYTHING you want to share. Every week I see some really cool things in design share and I would like to share them with you!

The Power of Time Off

Now, this is a long video clip and it may look boring at first. But please, if you have 20 minutes to spare please watch it. It's a speech from a very well-known designer who puts his firm on a one year sabbatical every 7 years. This one year away fuels inspiration and projects for the next 7 years. He talks about the difference between a job, a career, and a calling. Sometimes even though you may have a calling and have found a way to turn that calling into a lucrative endeavor the monotony can still turn it into something detestful and taking a sabbatical can turn it back into a calling. He also compared different large companies that are known for taking sabbaticals as well. It will get you thinking and be worth your time, I promise.

Next is a book titled, Style, Naturally, by Summer Rayne Oaks. It's all about eco-friendly fashion and what different brands and designers are doing in terms of eco fashion. One thing that stuck out about this book was a description Summer wrote about herself. She said she was never really "into fashion". She was more about helping the environment and sustainability. But her interest in these things and seeing them translate into fashion items gave her a passion for the industry. I just love that.

This is a website for Polish artist who makes unbeleivable sculptures out of yarn. I'm talking these things are massive. She hand weaves every single one herself. I think some of them are on display in a museum in NYC. They are fascinating to me for several reasons. First, I swoon over the texture that the yarns create in these sculptures. Second, the shapes of all of them, although somewhat different, are almost alien or pod-like in their structure. This fascinates me. Lastly, the sheer size and scope of these works of art astonish and amaze me.

Now, I've posted about this website before but it contines to intrigue and inspire me every day. Everyday the owner of this blog posts a self-taken photograph and a new poem. They are about something different everyday and they are meant for you to interpret them in any way that you need to at that moment. That is to say, you can always find a way that that poem means something to you in particular. Another thing that continues to bring me back time and time again are the responses from readers. This person is truly inspiring people and giving them hope, strength, and courage day after day.

I think this in a way goes along with the first video. You have to have an outlet, almost daily, where you can be inspired and express yourself. And this outlet will give you the inspiration and motivation to see all the other parts of life through. Without this we would all be drones going through the motions, never stopping to think, to appreciate, to love, to live, to laugh, to savor.

Now it's your turn! I think we all come across things that inspire us that may not be appropriate for a blog post or to share for whatever reason. So please, design share with me. Remember, this can be ANYTHING. Nothing is meaningless, if it means something to you then it's enough to share. Please leave a comment with a link or whathaveyou or feel free to send me an email at myflightsofwhimsy(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Currently Craving: Something Apricot

*I started writing this post on January 23, oy! I wanted to fill it with so many images your head would explode. But alas, I don't have the time. I hope you enjoy anyways!

Something about the perfect shade of apricot brings spring to mind. I think this is the perfect shade to transition from winter to spring. Feast your eyes on this beautiful color...

Anthro, $98

Anthro, $118

Anthro, $358

Anthro, $98

Mod Cloth $105, (the grey and apricot combo is for you Tea Party Crasher!)

Mod Cloth, $108

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February Windows

Now that I'm "head stylist" for the windows every month I get the opportunity to help all different kinds of brands with their window styling. The month of February was very appropriately reserved for the intimates brands.


This was such a lovely window! So light and airy and beautiful! I just love the iridescent stripe in the paint and frothy fabric covering the floor. The birds came out perfectly, although they were a biznatch to hang!


This window was more fun and flirty. I just love the glossy color on the floor, the name is Drop Dead Gorgeous, perfect! The glitter was such a nice edition to add that touch of glamour and sparkle when you walk by.
As usual the pictures never do it justice!

Gimme S'more!

I have a huge sweet tooth, it's no secret. Now I found a machine that will help fuel my addiction!

Find it here!

My dentist is on speed dial...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day Spread

Hubs and I aren't really big on valentine's day but we still enjoy a good date night every now and then. We went to Central Market to buy flowers and food to cook at home. It was wonderful!


Those are the only good pictures I got because my photo-taking was delaying the food-eating and Scott was yelling "how can you do this to meeeee?!", he was hungry...oops!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I've got the Blues

Are any of you friends with H&M on facebook? they are holding a contest right now where you submit a photo of yourself wearing one or more H&M pieces where blue is the dominant color of the outfit. Then the stylists will choose a few looks a week to be featured in the online campaign. As all of you know blue is a color at the top of my list right now and some amazing entries have been submitted for the contest. Sometimes the creativity of people just inspires me!

From here

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From here

I wish I had an H&M by me so I could participate. The closest one is in St Louis, which I think is an 8 hour drive...le sigh...

Sunday, February 7, 2010


That would be Dallas Burlesque Festival + Flights of Whimsy + Bombshell Burlesque= An amazing weekend! We performed both nights to a standing ovation. The crowd was fantastic and both nights were fully sold out! Saturday night was the debut of my vintage jewelry and treasure hunting service. I made a lot of new friends and some money to boot. Here are a few pictures of the festivities...

Kick line to New York, New York (I am in the center)

We opened the show silhouetted behind the screen to Teeth by Lady Gaga (I am the one to the left of the center, at the bottom left point of the star)

Photo by my friend Courtney, seriously, if you need some baked goods go to her, I could eat her cupcakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!






The fest is also great for people watching and I saw some really great fashion. Unfortunately I couldn't take as many pictures as I'd like since I was running around performing and selling (with a drink in my hand no less!)

My friend Laura and her husband


She is the queen of pasties! 



What can I say, this is awesome.




The emm cee for the night, local radio DJ Jesse from 102.1 The Edge. She was the first to snag my coveted snake ring. Here she is showing it off.


The show headline, Angie Pontani. The first night she did a strip tease in toe shoes, talk about talented!
I could have taken so many more lovely pictures of awesome people. I love the fashion at these events, it's so sparkly and over the top, just like I like it!