Jacket/Shirt Thing - Thrifted Vintage, Shorts - Thrifted Vintage Cut-Offs, Tank Top - Alternative Apparel, Boots - Thrifted Vintage, Big Cuff - JFR, Crystal Necklace + Amethyst Prism Ring - Unearthen, Tooth Ring(!) and Talon Earring - Courtesy of Little Sister Designs by Charlotte Burkhart
Anyone who follows me on Chictopia or Lookbook probably already read that shortly after these photos were taken, I suffered heat exhaustion and nearly passed out. I must just constantly be one breath short of death or something. Getting out into the woods was a nice temporary change of scenery, though. These photos were taken in Griffith Park, which houses the observatory where Rebel Without a Cause was filmed/set. It's high up in the mountains and you can look over all of Los Angeles proper. It almost makes LA look beautiful...almost.
This outfit is just a generic comfy hippie-girl outfit, but the real focal point of this post is the amazing jewelry that Charlotte Burkhart sent me. Her jewelry line is called Little Sister Designs, and it is beyond rad.
I love supporting women owned and operated small businesses, and Charlotte sure does make it easy to endorse her work. Obviously, her designs are remarkably unique and eerily gorgeous, but she also uses fine materials (sterling silver). When it's made out of precious metals, jewelry just seems like something more than a fashion accessory; I think of it as more of a collectable heirloom (dear future grandchildren: you'd better appreciate my collection of spooky macabre beautiful jewelry; otherwise, consider yourselves disowned). Just like with vintage clothing, you're collecting art. My most cherished pieces are the ones from Konstantino (for whom I work), Unearthen (for whom Brit works), Virgins Saints and Angels, and now Little Sister Designs. I think that's why jewelry is the only thing besides shoes that escapes my $30 rule. I tend to splurge on it.
The packaging Charlotte uses for Little Sister Designs (abbreviated LSD) is just so gorgeous that I thought I would share it with you.
Beautiful packaging, right? Also, Charlotte was kind enough to offer my blog readers 25% off anything in her store.
Now that I have gushed like a crazy person, I want to reiterate how partnerships work with my blog, just so you know when you're being sold to and when I'm just being a bizarre fangirl. I have wonderful, kind sponsors that pay for advertising space on my sidebar. If I work closely with a women-owned small business, I will sometimes offer them free advertising space. I like to see my ladies succeed. I also have wonderful, kind sponsors who send me clothing and goodies gratis. I only accept clothing that I actually love and would, myself, purchase, and that I am excited to share with you. Those free gifts are always noted "Courtesy Of". The last piece of the puzzle is my written blog content. No write-ups or product features (like this one, or like the previous post on shoes, etc.) are ever purchased or expected. I only write about companies, brands, and products that truly interest me, and all write-ups are completely unsolicited. So, right now? I'm just gushing like a loony bird because I was really excited to show you the cool stuff this cool girl is making. I hope that helps keep things transparent! You can always email me, too, if you're curious.
Last but not least, I have two new tutorials! One chronicles my adventures in home Kool Aid hair dye. It is really poorly-edited, so apologies in advance for awkward quick cuts. Also, I have a tendency to slip into accents. Ignore that. The next provides a few helpful tips for winged eyeliner, based on reader requests. I hope you enjoy!
Winged Eyeliner Tips
Look at the awesome derp face that my thumbnail froze on.
Oh, guys? Thanks for being so incredibly nice to me and stuff. If ever I can return the favor, you just let me know, okay?