The best part of December is having a million reasons to dress up, right?!
I was ecstatic when Lucky Magazine and ASOS asked me to pick out three of my favorite holiday party dresses… and then turn them into an illustration!
The first dress I chose was the Boutique by Jaeger Chloe Bow Back Dress with an open back bow detail. The perfect dress to wear to Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker (which has the most stunning new costumes this year!). Next, I chose the ASOS Midi Dress with Holographic Embellishment, because we all know I love sparkle! This one is my absolute favorite, and more than perfect for New Year’s Eve. Last, but not least, I chose the ASOS Pencil Dress In Wiggle Shape And Spot Print… which is perfect for a fancy dinner out with friends or family. If you haven’t tried the Dessert Buffet at the Four Seasons in Boston… it’s well worth the trip!
Which dress is your favorite?
Lucky for you, Lucky Magazine is hosting a sweepstakes to win $2,000 to spend at ASOS on the perfect holiday party looks to have your #bestnightever!
Post sponsored by Lucky Magazine & ASOS.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the south… but I can’t get enough of snow. It’s always been so magical to me! I remember not being able to sleep as a kid if there were as much as flurries in the forecast… it felt like Christmas!
I’ve lived in Boston for four years now, and the enchantment of snow has yet to wear off. It’s one of the most peaceful things to wake up before dawn, or go out late in the night to walk in fresh snow.
Lucky for me, we have snow in the forecast today… and hopefully many more this winter!
Do you guys love snow as much as I do?
P.S. I found the most gorgeous acrylic paint yesterday (used on the curtain above). It’s called Pearl Mica Flakes.
Don’t forget, it’s election day!
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Luckily, Boston didn’t get get too hard by Hurricane Sandy… but the rest of the east coast wasn’t quite as fortunate. Hope everyone is safe and well!
It seems I’ve got a thing for red lately!
When you open a box of new heels…
and wouldn’t it be grand to open a pair of these!?
Sometimes smaller is better, don’t you think? Painted these tiny ladies in the likeness of Kate Spade’s latest collection. If you follow along on Instagram you saw these too!
It seems like I have a dance theme lately…
Sometimes when I start painting with no particular idea in mind… things like this happen. She’s a little spooky, but I kind of like her!
P.S. thanks to the instagram-er who suggested I add glasses to her! perfect touch.
“Simplicity is not a simple thing.” – Charles Chaplin.
It’s fun to re-imagine things in different ways. Simplifying things is not always easy, but I love how quirky and clever things can be when you see them simply! Go out and try it.
I randomly started painting these yesterday… and got carried away! Definitely some of my simplest paintings- but so much fun.
Summer’s coming… and I’m super excited! I’m already scouring the swimsuits.
I’ll be teaching a class on how to make these animated .gif illustrations in Boston soon (and then NYC if you like it!). Is that something you guys are interested in? It’s so simple. Once you have the know how, you’ll be makin ‘em no problem! It’s addicting!
A new Paper Friend tomorrow!
Watching the Met Gala red carpet was inspirational to say the least. What’s more glamorous than women in couture gowns gracing a sea of red carpet into the Met?
Who wore your favorite look? I absolutely loved Leighton Meester’s gown… illustrated here.
I haven’t sketched this loosely in a while… and it felt so refreshing. I’ve been listening to movie soundtracks nonstop. They bring out that classic Hollywood movie-like feeling! Trust me, creating a mood around what you’re sketching can inspire you so much. Try it!
This photo inspired my sketch.
Ann Taylor blew me away with an event they threw in Boston a few weeks ago. They chose the most amazing location (that view!) at the Claredon… it really was such a great time. Not to mention all the neon they’ve got goin on…! I’m in love with their neon toed flats and patent bowed heels.
Today I’m giving away this neon necklace… because I know you guys love neon as much as I do.
Comment here telling me what Ann Taylor piece you’d pair it with, and follow me here.
Make sure to leave your email address & twitter handle in your comment so I know how to get in contact with you if you win.
I’ll choose a winner Tuesday, May 8th. Congrats Jourdan!
Open to US residents only… sorry international friends!