Let's Get Technical // 18

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hand-drawn lipstick, red lipstick illustration, good things take time, free phone wallpaper, bamboo tablet drawings, dress your tech

This week's free wallpaper was inspired by a permanent marker brush I recently downloaded from deviantART. I couldn't find the exact link to the file, but if it helps, the brush set is called "Grunge Highlights", and it's by Shadowed Force.

Download this week's free phone wallpaper here, or simply save the image above.
View the previously featured wallpapers here!

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Wishlist: Home Decor

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diane von furstenberg gold flatware, kate spade salt shakers, bronze geometric cage lamp, wire pineapple, best of etsy, ceramic hanging planters, modern home decor, minimalist home decor
Ever since I started working at my current job, I've been obsessed with decorating, and searching for bargain items to put in my office. The downside to the second half of that (bargain hunting), is that it takes a lot of work. I decided to go crazy last night, and make a list of things I would buy, if funds were unlimited (a girl can dream, right?). Here are six of those things:
1. Ceramic Bowl (similar concept here) $48
2. Gold and Black Utensils via Diane von Furstenberg (similar, without black handles here) $80
3. Wire Pineapple $60
4. Geometric Cage Lamp via Etsy $88
5. Salt and Pepper Shakers via Nordstrom $23
6. Hanging Ceramic Planters via Etsy $120

Let's Get Technical // 17

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bamboo tablet art, photoshop watercolor effect, free iphone wallpaper, rifle paper co flowers, dress your tech

This week's free wallpaper was inspired by the start of spring, and my excitement over daylight savings. I can't explain how nice it's been to be able to come home from work at 6:30pm and still have it be light out. I feel like I can do so much more, like take Oliver outside, and snap Instagram photos without them being super grainy.

Download this week's free wallpaper here, or simply save the image in this post. You can also find a second version, where the flowers aren't textured, here!
Check out all the previously featured wallpapers here!

**Curious to know more about the graphic? Here is a fun fact about it:
-- All flowers and letters were hand-drawn and written by me, using a Bamboo Tablet.

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Braided Up-Do

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braids and buns, braided updo, the beauty department, oh debby darling, debby ryan, kristin ess, wedding hair ideas

When I was a kid, one of the many things I wanted to be when I grew up was a hairstylist. I'd do all the neighbor girls' hair, take pictures of each masterpiece, and put all the photos in an album (which I still have! :)). I sometimes think about where I'd be if I decided to pursue hair, but don't regret the path I did choose to take, because I know that I can always do hair for fun... like I did in these pictures. Thanks for being such an awesome model, E!

This hairstyle was inspired by this tutorial.

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beautiful bouquet arranged by Jenn Elliot Blake

Let's Get Technical // 16

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shoot for the stars, bamboo tablet art, photoshop watercolor painting, dress your tech, free cute iphone wallpaper

This week's free wallpapers were inspired by my latest obsession with watercolors, and the talents of  Eva Black and Breanna Rose, two designers I've been religiously following since I discovered them last month. The text is handwritten by me, and the watercolor brushes, you can find here.

Download this week's free wallpapers here, here, or here, or simply save the images in this post.
Also, don't forget to check out the previously featured wallpapers here!
shoot for the stars, bamboo tablet art, photoshop watercolor painting, dress your tech, free cute iphone wallpape
shoot for the stars, bamboo tablet art, photoshop watercolor painting, dress your tech, free cute iphone wallpape
shoot for the stars, bamboo tablet art, photoshop watercolor painting, dress your tech, free cute iphone wallpape

Adventures in Downtown Seattle

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downtown seattle, cafe champagne, the pike place market, handwritten text using the bamboo tablet

R and I have made it a goal to try one new restaurant in Seattle each month. So far, we've been to Cafe Champagne and Morsel. As I've said many times, I'm so lucky to have a foodie as a best friend. If it weren't for her, my Instagram and palette wouldn't be nearly as exciting as they are now.

Here are a few photos from our walk down to Cafe Champagne. A separate post about the cafe itself will be posted next week! Stay tuned.

downtown seattle, cafe champagne, the pike place market, handwritten text using the bamboo tablet

downtown seattle, cafe champagne, the pike place market, handwritten text using the bamboo tablet

downtown seattle, cafe champagne, the pike place market, handwritten text using the bamboo tablet

downtown seattle, cafe champagne, the pike place market, handwritten text using the bamboo tablet

downtown seattle, cafe champagne, the pike place market, handwritten text using the bamboo tablet

Let's Get Technical // 15

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everything is wonderful by everclear, free iphone wallpaper, cute iphone wallpaper, mint green, graphic design, nevis font, geosanslight font

This week's free wallpaper is dedicated to two of my best friends E, and B, who have taught me how to have unconditional positivity and optimism.

"Everything is wonderful." --Everclear

Download this week's free wallpaper here.
View the previously featured wallpapers here.

hobby lobby fake flowers

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Camel Trend

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2014 camel trends, camel color trend, writing with a bamboo tablet, nevis font

If you search the keywords, "camel trend", you'll find articles dating back to 2009 (and possibly before). In the fashion world, that's pretty far back, considering how the life of a trend is usually no longer than a few seasons, with two or three being the maximum. When styles stick around for as long as the camel one has, they become a classic.

Paired with hues of black, white, ivory, and peach, camel can instantly add an effortless, yet sophisticated vibe to any outfit. Here are my recommended items for incorporating camel into your wardrobe, as we transition from winter to spring:

1. Wool Coat via Aritzia $250
2. Suede Boots via H&M $59.95
3. Danielle Nicole Crossbody Bag via Nordstrom $58
4. Oversized Round Glasses via Forever 21 $5.80
5. Suit Pants via H&M $34.95
6. Leopard Print Interior Sunglasses via Nordstrom $22
7. Camden Tote via Madewell $188
8. V-Neck Top via H&M $9.95

Let's Get Technical // 14

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the girls of lincoln park, free phone wallpaper, iphone background, iphone screensaver, cute phone backgrounds, dress your tech

Last month, I was presented with an awesome opportunity to design 10 phone wallpapers for The Girls of Lincoln Park. View and download them all here!

Have a great week!