Monday, July 21, 2014

SHOP MINIMALISTIC







Alright, so I have been working on a few new things lately. I made a new Etsy shop, Shop Minimalistic. So far I have added these simple chain necklaces. More necklaces will be featured in the shop soon. By the end of the month I plan to add some 8x10 photographic prints to the shop as well.





Keep an eye out for minimalistic prints coming soon!!!

x JAY

Friday, July 11, 2014

STREET STYLE










Outfit details:
Tess is wearing: Top A & E, Shorts Forever 21, Shoes H & M Rings Top Shop
Jamie is wearing: Dress H & M, Vest Blue, Hat Forever 21, Boots Marshalls, and Vintage Jewelry.








Tess and I went on a little photo adventure just a few streets over from my house. We thought we would put our photo chops to good use and do a mini photo shoot with each other. It was a blast. This little gas station on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids is perfection. Keep an eye out for more STREET STYLE posts!

xJAY

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FAVORITE THINGS












THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

So I am going to start a new blog segment about my favorite things. Each post will be about a different topic, like books, furniture, make-up, jewelry, or heck, even places! So here is my first installment in what will be a long term blog feature.

Books:
Being a blogger, artist, photographer, creative type, I am in constant need of inspiration. In a time of internet and magazines you would assume one would have an overload of inspiration, which is true, but sometimes I just need to sit down with a good book, filled with great visuals. These are a few of my favorite things.  All of these books revolve heavily around design, art, and architecture. If I ever am looking to revamp a room or feel like creating a piece of art, these books never fail to give me a creative burst.

What are your favorite books for inspiration?

xJAY

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LIVING ROOM UPDATE











BEFORE:

UPDATE
The walls have been painted white. I have decluttered a bunch, and really streamlined the look. There is a lot of black and whites with other neutrals. Really the only pops of color are the Eames' pillow and the Bauhaus coffee table book. If you see those two large black and white prints, they are just engineer prints from staples. You send in an image and they print it really big! As for the wall hanging on the back wall, that is simply muslin that I painted with acrylic paint. 

You can get a small glimpse into the kitchen, I hope to paint that room white as well. I truly have grown to love this apartment. We have lived here for 2 years exactly. We will defiantly be here for one more year, and I plan to sign another lease.  There are still some small changes I want to make to the house, especially getting new light fixtures. Can't wait to keep you all posted!

xJAY

Monday, July 7, 2014

SUMMER DIGS



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It is starting to get pretty hot here in the midwest. I always am faced with a fashion struggle, do I sweat my ass off or wear completely out of character clothes? I scoured the internet for some key pieces that will fit my aging alternateen self. I found some great pieces from some Etsy shops, Asos, Solesociety, and H & M.  Do you guys have any good sources for edgy summer items?

xJAY

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BEDROOM UPDATE






Just a brief update of the bedroom digs. Check it out. I like to keep a light, bright airy feel to the room. Perfect for relaxing in the afternoon and becomes beautifully moody by night. I realized I have all different types of metallics in my room, gold, chrome, and brass. I really think they all go together beautifully!

Thanks for reading, enjoy your independence day weekend!

xJAY

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HAMTRAMCK




































Went on a little road trip to Detroit.  I have been spending time watching the youtube channel of adam the woo and realized he was in the punk band Guttermouth. I only live about two hours from Detroit and thought it would be a fun day tip to go out and see the show. It was literally the most fun I have ever had. Guttermouth was a riot. Before the show the boyfriend and I wandered around downtown Detroit, went to the casino ( a first for me). Ate at five guys (another first!). I can't forget to mention Hamtramck Disney Land; a backyard filled with folk art, curated by a Ukrainian man. It was really a site to see. Although this trip was done in a day it was an outstanding one. If you remember back to my list of 26 before 26, I had "visit Detroit" as one of my goals! I did it! With only one month to spare!

xJAY