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A Modern Roundup: Back To School, Day 3

September 2, 2015

I’m having fun thinking about what I would get for my Back to School shopping. Well I am not going back to school so this is all just me dreaming now…

Day 1 was my casual layered fall look. Day 2 was my I want summer back look.

Day 3:

Wednesday, hump day. It’s getting harder to be at school (this is all hypothetical of course) so I wanted to get a littler corky fancy. Throw on my striped knitted dress, mixing it with my leopard strappy flats. I was feeling the faux fur look today, even though everyday should be faux fur day. My fingers were feeling not so glam so I thought this crystal ring did the trick! Heading off to class with my baby blue leather backpack in hand.

Modern Colorist | Back To School1. ASOS Knit Dress in Stripe | 2. ASOS LUNAR ECLIPSE Ballet Flats | 3. Faux Fur Coat from Zara | 4. Matt & Nat Vignelli Backpack with Top Frame Zipper from ASOS | 5. Forest Crystal Ring from Urban Outfitters |

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A Modern Roundup: Back To School, Day 2

September 1, 2015

This week I am giving you my ideal Back to School Outfits I would want if I were going back to school.

Day 1 was my casual layered fall look. What does Day 2 bring us you ask?

Day 2:

This outfit is my I miss summer and it’s still hot, yesterdays sweater was premature so throw on my cute lightweight peplum shirt and matching pants. If I get a little chilly I have this beautiful hand-blocked scarf to keep my warm. My eyes are being shaded by the rose tinted sunnies. My neck was feeling like it needed something special with this beautiful marble necklace. My feet are getting jazzed up with these gold leather kicks and my books are snuggling up in my new leather backpack that I just can’t get enough of. School is in and I think I just heard the bell! Gotta go!

Modern Colorist | Back To School1.  Zara: Jacquard Trousers & Peplum Top | 2. Matt & Nat FABI Fold Over Front Pocket Backpack from Asos | 3. Quay Australia Tainted Love Mirror Sunglasses From Asos | 4. ASOS MARCIE Leather Wide Fit Flat Shoes | 5. Salvador Necklace Marble Jasper by Quarry from Kick Pleat | 6. Hand Blocked Scarf – Orange + Cream from Bohem |

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A Modern Roundup: Back To School, Day 1

August 31, 2015

Everyone’s going back to school but I’m not. I sorta wish I was. It was a whole lot easier back than. I don’t think people know how lucky they have it when they are in school… The real world is tough! There are bills to be paid, working everyday all day that isn’t your dream job, or something you even went to school for. Live it up school people! I know finals are terrible, and those dreaded papers, and spending what seems forever in boring classes but think about having to go find real work after school and realizing you’re probably going to have to work some pretty lame jobs before (hopefully) landing your dream job, or being unemployed and still having to pay bills, and if you have student loans!! Oh boy! Stay in school, well not forever or else they won’t let you graduate, but enjoy it at least! Ok?

Another reason it’s fun to go back to school is BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING! That one or two outfits that you weren’t allowed to wear before school started. Such a good good time.

This week I have given you my outfits I would get if I were going back to school :(

Day 1 Outfit:

My new ready-for-Fall ribbed sweater/shirt that I would put over my high-waisted jeans (because high-waisted jeans are good to hide unwanted chubs), put on my squeaky clean cream high-top Converse All Star sneakers (hard color choice because I want them all), throw my books into my vintage reclaimed Indonesian backpack, step outside, flip on my orange cream sunnies and walk to class, wishing it was summer but still excited for the unknown upcoming year.Modern Colorist | Back To School1. ASOS WHITE Rib Ovoid Jumper Dress | 2. ASOS Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jeans In Mid Wash Blue With Busted Knees | 3. Quay Kittie Cat-Eye Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters | 4. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidery Backpack in Swirl and Floral Print from Asos | 5. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High-Top Sneaker from Urban Outfitters  |

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She Comes In Color: Still Feelin’ Blue

August 25, 2015

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Some music to get you into the spirit:

“Now I’m Still Feeling Blue…”

Recently I bought this bell sleeve dress at Zara on sale! I’ve been waiting and hoping it would, and just my luck there was one left in just my size. Woohee, something about denim for me this summer. I gotta wear it everyday, I have to wear it from head-to-toe.

Modern Colorist | Still Feeling BlueThis color blue, it just goes so well with red. Zara also had these vintage inspired bright red sunglasses! I’ve also had my eye on them and I was so excited to see them on sale.Modern Colorist | Still Feeling BlueSometimes it’s hard to come up with creative or unique accessories. I get bored with the typical necklace but I don’t get bored with my pins.

We got the “Devour a Book” pin. (Should I literally have a book for dinner?)

Notice my painted face pin. My 5×5′ self portrait was in a juried art show while I was still at school. They had promotional pins with the art on them. I took all the ones that had my face on it of course.

Modern Colorist | Still Feeling BlueScroll all the way down to shop so fun pins.Modern Colorist | Still Feeling BlueModern Colorist | Still Feeling Blue

Still feeling blue?

Here ya go, shop your blue heart out! (Click photo to direct link)

Wanna shop some fun pins?

Explorer’s Press just has that unique touch. I got a couple of these for presents for people for Christmas last year. Tanner received the Sensitive Artist pin, Walker (my bro-in-law), was the person I got for Secret Santa, so with his gift I attached the Explorer pin.

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photos by Walker Boyes

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Modern Find: A Miracle Nail Polish

August 18, 2015

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So you would think that I love getting my nails done… Turns out, I could do without. I have maybe been twice in my life, and one was for my wedding. Sure a little hand rub feels nice but I mean $20, $30 for nail polish that I will literally scratch off in two seconds. NO THANK YOU!

But a girls got to have a little color on her nails. I use my hands a lot! For lots of things that would make wearing nail polish pretty much impossible. Passing the nail aisle row at Target in the beginning of the summer I spotted this great blue color. I picked it out just based off the color. At home I realized it was a Miracle Gel nail polish by Sally Hansen. As we know gel nail polish should stay for two weeks. So I was intrigued to see if this really would work, without the lights of the fancy nail salon, without the special treatment.

So I followed the directions, two coats and then a clear top coat. Recently I have been restoring some mid century chairs. Grinding, sanding, wet sanding, polishing, stains, etc. and so forth. I thought this would totally chip my nails. Guess what? It didn’t! I have had this nail polish on for more than two weeks and it has stayed pretty much perfect.

I have literally been wearing this color all summer long because I am so impressed with this stuff. I think it’s time to get yourself over to target and pick yourself out some Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel Nail Polish. You won’t be disappointed.

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