Friday, October 17, 2014

ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MYSELF...

My name is Standard, T. S-T-A-N-D-A-R-D.

It's a stretch, but I'm really hoping that at least one of y'all got that reference, so I don't look like a total idiot. 

Anyways, Standard T got a make over!...again. If you've been reading for a while then you've probably seen many forms of Standard T. I do all my blog design myself, and I'm notorious for making a blog design, falling in love with it, and then changing it mere months later. Although I liked my past design, I felt like it was a bit so feminine for me. The light pink and cursive font were really pretty, but not really my taste. As a personal blog, I felt like my design should be a better representation of who I am. 

I've loved watercolors for a long time, and I'm starting to get back into painting, so I felt like that would make a good graphic element. Plus the coffee (or tea) mug stain makes my blog name a play on words, standard t(ea). Color wise, I wanted something that could look really mature and classic, but could also be fun and playful. I'm still young, but most would say  that I'm mature for my age and thats a facet of my personality that I really admire and want to reflect. As for fonts, I love the messy brush font, it's perfectly imperfect. I've always loves sans serif, modern fonts like futura, and I thought baskerville worked well to tie it all together. 

Hope y'all are enjoying the new design! If anything looks off or wonky, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know. I really want to do another post detailing how I go about doing a blog redesign, so If you have any questions, feel free to leave 'em in the comments!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Everyday Jewelry

I used to never be much of a jewelry person. I'm still not the type of person to be dazzled and infatuated with every bracelet of pair of earrings I come across (necklaces are another story), but I have been more aware of what items I choose to wear daily. I really love the idea of having some basic items that you wear everyday, that become synonymous with how you present yourself, and I think I've found my perfect items. 

I love these hexagon studs I ordered from Etsy. They're a bit bigger than I expected, however, I have pretty small ears, so I'm a bit biased. I also love my 'T' necklace, and I've gotten plenty of compliments! I don't wear my watch every single day, but I do wear it on days when I want to look a bit more put together. I've had this watch for about a year and a half and although it's a bit scratched up, it's still going strong. Last item is this really simple ring from forever 21. It's not my favorite thing ever, (I think this one is much gorgeous), but I often twirl it or mess with it while I'm thinking so I find it useful in that sense. 

Does anyone else have a specific jewelry piece that they wear everyday, or are y'all more adventurous with how you accessorize? 
Earrings >> Necklace >> Watch (c/o) >> Ring

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rule Breaker

I have no clue who decided that wearing white after Labor Day was a fashion sin, but they are out of their mind. This is one of my favorite dresses that doesn't get enough appreciation. It's super simple and easy to put on, accessorize, and call it a day. Smoking slippers and a cardigan make it feel more fall appropriate, but I couldn't resist adding my bright purse and lipstick! I'm really a big fan of wearing neutrals with bright accents, so you better believe that I'll be wearing white alllll season long. In fact, I was even considering buying some white pants for fall/winter. Ha, take that fashion police.
Everything: H&M

Monday, October 6, 2014

Little Green Dress

I love myself a good dress, and this one does not disappoint! The lovely people at eShakti were kind enough to send me a dress of my choosing to review, and I fell in love with the color and simplicity of this dress. The awesome thing about eShakti is that all of their skirts and dresses are customizable! For most items it gives you the option to choose a length, sleeve style, neck style etc. You also have the option to enter your measurements so the dress you receive is a custom fit. Overall, a lot of the items on their site have more of a vintage/retro vibe, which generally isn't my style, but they have a handful of simple dresses that would easily fit anybody's taste. 

This dress is very comfortable, while still looking really dressy. I'd imagine that this is a dress I'll hold on to for a few years and wear at weddings, interviews, and the like. The only negative thing I have to say about this dress is that it's longer than I expected it to be. I ordered it in the 'mini' length, but it hits me right above my knees. Other than that, i love this dress, and I would recommend eShakti if you're in the market for some retro dresses!
Dress: c/o eShakti >> Necklace: H&M >> Shoes: Amazon

Friday, October 3, 2014

Music Madness #24


Just a few of my favorite songs to relax to. Grab a pumpkin flavored beverage and enjoy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5 Favorties: A Lazy Autumn Day

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
Y'all, I am so ready for fall weather. I know Austin doesn't really have much of a fall time, but that doesn't stop me from turning the ac down really low and pretending that it's 60 degrees outside. It wouldn't be fall if I didn't spend all day lounging in cozy sweaters, drinking tea, and listening to music. Almost everyone has a playlist filled with upbeat summer tunes, but for me I have so many songs that immediately remind me of fall when I listen to them. It's no surprise that I love Vampire Weekend, but Contra conjures up so many memories and forgotten feelings.  If you only listen to two songs off this album, please please please let it be "Run" or "Giving Up The Gun". They are hands down two of my favorite songs in existence and they're perfect for getting you in the pumpkin spice mood.



Monday, September 29, 2014

Keith Haring

 I LOVE THIS TANK TOP. I picked it up at Uniqlo, one of my favorite places ever, while I was in Philadelphia and it is easily one of my favorite purchases of the summer. It's incredibly soft and loose, easy to dress up or down, and has an awesome Keith Haring print. I'm not gonna lie to y'all and say some bs like "omg Keith haring is my favorite artist evarrr! I love all his work", but I do think his people outline prints (this is obviously the technical name), looks really cool. I'll bet someone $10 that I'll wear this outfit, or some variation of it at least 6 more times before the year is over. Hey, once you find something you really like, there's no reason to stray from it. 
                                           Cardi: Gap >> Top: Uniqlo x Keith Haring >> Jeans: PacSun >> Shoes: H&M