Escaping part 2

March 27, 2014 9 Comments

Goodmorning! So, on Tuesday I posted about escaping to an imagined town on the Riviera in the hopes of escaping the cold and willing spring to come faster and guess what... the forecasted snow that we were supposed to wake up to on Wednesday in NYC didn't come!

IT WORKED. I am an illustration voodoo meteorologist mastermind. Let's test my powers further...

Today, inspired by Atlantic Pacific I invite you to join me and focus all your energy on moving the temperature up at least 10 degrees. My goal is to control (with my mind) the north east weather patterns to not drop below freezing again until fall. I know, ambitious. But, clearly, I am powerful at this given my track record of one time success.

Think about spanish moss dripping off knotty, ancient oaks, their branches reach out long and low over the road you're riding along. The moss is creating a secretive cave, dappled with spring sunshine making dusty, lace patterns on the windshield of the beat up old beach car you're obviously driving with all the windows down.

And there's music playing in the car, and in the air, all around. Like a happy montage from a beach movie in which you will ultimately marry Ryan Gosling. Wait I just got it, the song is a reggae cover of Take Me Home, Country Roads. Yes.

Do you see it? Good. Now focus on that. And on the navy and white striped skirt you're wearing, paired with perfectly tan skin.

We can do this, winter-refugees! We are stronger than the cold! Keep meditating on floppy sun hats and check back soon for more escapism.

Goodmorning! So, on Tuesday I posted about escaping to an imagined town on the Riviera in the hopes of escaping the cold and willing spring to come faster and guess what... the forecasted snow that we were supposed to wake up to on Wednesday in NYC didn't come!

IT WORKED. I am an illustration voodoo meteorologist mastermind. Let's test my powers further...

Today, inspired by Atlantic Pacific I invite you to join me and focus all your energy on moving the temperature up at least 10 degrees. My goal is to control (with my mind) the north east weather patterns to not drop below freezing again until fall. I know, ambitious. But, clearly, I am powerful at this given my track record of one time success.

Think about spanish moss dripping off knotty, ancient oaks, their branches reach out long and low over the road you're riding along. The moss is creating a secretive cave, dappled with spring sunshine making dusty, lace patterns on the windshield of the beat up old beach car you're obviously driving with all the windows down.

And there's music playing in the car, and in the air, all around. Like a happy montage from a beach movie in which you will ultimately marry Ryan Gosling. Wait I just got it, the song is a reggae cover of Take Me Home, Country Roads. Yes.

Do you see it? Good. Now focus on that. And on the navy and white striped skirt you're wearing, paired with perfectly tan skin.

We can do this, winter-refugees! We are stronger than the cold! Keep meditating on floppy sun hats and check back soon for more escapism.

Goodmorning! So, on Tuesday I posted about escaping to an imagined town on the Riviera in the hopes of escaping the cold and willing spring to come faster and guess what... the forecasted snow that we were supposed to wake up to on Wednesday in NYC didn't come!

IT WORKED. I am an illustration voodoo meteorologist mastermind. Let's test my powers further...

Today, inspired by Atlantic Pacific I invite you to join me and focus all your energy on moving the temperature up at least 10 degrees. My goal is to control (with my mind) the north east weather patterns to not drop below freezing again until fall. I know, ambitious. But, clearly, I am powerful at this given my track record of one time success.

Think about spanish moss dripping off knotty, ancient oaks, their branches reach out long and low over the road you're riding along. The moss is creating a secretive cave, dappled with spring sunshine making dusty, lace patterns on the windshield of the beat up old beach car you're obviously driving with all the windows down.

And there's music playing in the car, and in the air, all around. Like a happy montage from a beach movie in which you will ultimately marry Ryan Gosling. Wait I just got it, the song is a reggae cover of Take Me Home, Country Roads. Yes.

Do you see it? Good. Now focus on that. And on the navy and white striped skirt you're wearing, paired with perfectly tan skin.

We can do this, winter-refugees! We are stronger than the cold! Keep meditating on floppy sun hats and check back soon for more escapism.

Posted in Atlantic-Pacific, escape, Inslee, Inslee By Design, summer, The Sketch Book

outerwear obsession

November 14, 2011 13 Comments

preparing for the great north winter has become a full time obsession for me (although perhaps unwarranted as it is sixty eight degrees today in new york city). but global warming aside, i am still going full speed ahead in search of exciting new ways to sport outerwear. i spent the last week obsessing about vests. this week i have moved on to protective foot/leg gear. i am in love with the tights + OTK socks + boots combo i saw Blair wearing on Atlantic Pacific. i must go find these socks asap. i'm thinking maybe urban outfitters carries ironically long socks, right?

Posted in Atlantic-Pacific, blair eadie, Inslee By Design, New York City, outerwear, The Sketch Book, winter

Atlantic Pacific 123

April 14, 2011 18 Comments

Hello! Happy Thursday. It is an amazingly beautiful spring day in DC. Made all the more beautiful by the fact that yesterday was disgustingly ugly. DC weather is a cruel mistress. Which brings me to my point (yes I'm going somewhere fashion illustration related!!) Yesterday I discovered Atlantic-Pacific which is my new favorite blog. It appears to be based in San Fran which could explain why this girl has springtime dressing down to a science - the weather in San Fran is just so awesome. I like to think if I lived somewhere with such an agreeable climate I'd be an expert at wearing blazers and shorts too. Anyway, not only is she just adorable and has the most perfectly eclectic wardrobe ever, but she is really really good at putting all of her bracelets/watches on at once. I love a good wrist jumble. here she is with what appears to be the illusive Clare Vivier oversized clutch which I ordered for myself and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of for a month. Clare, where is my clutch!? Maybe you have to be extremely hip and west coast based to get your order shipped in a timely fashion? Here she is looking so cute in an outfit that would make me look like a crazy person. I love the scarf! and loooove the hairstyle! And here she is yet again rocking so effortlessly a look that i would look like a lunatic in. Why is it that some people just own fedoras and some people will never conquer it? I once tried one on and looked like Kid Rock. Oh and those wiggly lines are supposed to be stairs. Anyway, there you have it. Great blog, so many great outfits. I wish I had time to illustrate all of her looks! But time to get back to the stationery show planning zone.

Posted in Atlantic-Pacific, DC, Inslee By Design, San Francisco, The Sketch Book