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November 15, 2014
Do you ever come across a lost article of clothing that you absolutely love, but somehow just sort of forgot about, until you unearth it from the deep, dark, depths of your closet? That's how I feel about this poncho. I've had this baby in my Etsy shop for quite some time now, and it somehow faded from my mind. I took it to the vintage market I was selling at last month, and I just can't believe no one has bought it yet! I think it's one of my favorite things in the shop.
Even though I sell pre-loved vintage items, I like to keep them really clean for my customers, so I never really wear them myself. They hang in my shop closet only to be rotated and lightly cleaned periodically to keep fresh. I decided to give this poncho a spin around the old block because it's way too cute to not be worn! I wanted to show you guys one of the ways it could be styled, and also wanted to get some updated photos for my store gallery. If you want more info about it, you can find it at this link here!
-Poncho: Vintage from my shop
-Glasses: Ray Ban
-Necklace: Terikk Designs
-Shoes: Nine West
November 14, 2014
You guys, I'm doing it. I'm finally switching over my Etsy shop to handmade items only! EEP!
OK, well, I will be starting the transition in January, but will be done listing vintage items in December. This Flamingo Frock is the first new handmade item in the shop. It's WAY overdue, but I like to think of it as fashionably late! You can find out more details about it here.
November 11, 2014
my Etsy shop listings, I just had to share them somewhere. The auto focus on my lens adjusted too much which is what made me look blurry. They are also kind of creepy, but in such a pretty way. I don't know why, but I really like them. What do you think?
November 10, 2014
October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween! Today is one of my favorites days of the year, and even though I have work all day, I'm still really excited. I usually start thinking of a costume to make for Halloween a few months in advance, but this year I was insanely busy with work and the vintage market I was selling at two weeks ago. I knew I had to come up with something though, because last year was the first time I did not wear a costume, and it was such a sad day.
I started brainstorming a few days ago what I could possibly be. I really wanted to be Princess Amalthea from The Last Unicorn, but I could not get it all together. Plus, the wigs at the party store are atrocious! I started digging through my closets and found this really ugly vintage dress that always reminded me of the movie Troop Beverly Hills. I realized I could easily make a vintage girl scout uniform from it, so that's what I went with. I had everything I needed too, which made the decision easier.
I chopped off the sleeves of the dress and took them in a little bit, then shortened the hemline. I added the number 5 patch on the sleeve, and then accessorized it to make it look a little more authentic. I made the neck tie from scrap fabric I had, wrapped some stretchy fabric around the waist to act as a belt, and made the"badges" from felt and vintage buttons. Luckily, I had the beret sitting around waiting to be added to my Etsy shop. I think it turned out rather cute!
What are you dressing up as today? Comment below to share your costume!
October 29, 2014
September 26, 2014
Hi lovelies! I know I have been kind of absent on all of my social sites lately, but it's for good reason! I've been doing a lot of thinking lately, and have been trying to figure out what direction I want to take my life/career/company. I've decided to go a different route with Wear The Canvas, in hopes that it will grow in the direction I have always wanted to take it.
I will no longer be posting personal posts to my blog or Instagram account, and want to focus strictly on WTC editorials, designs, collaborations, etc. Over the next year I will be slowly changing my Etsy shop over to handmade fashions from strictly vintage. I still plan on posting the occasional vintage treasure for sale, but only when it's a true gem! This phase will be the longest, as I still have a ton of vintage items to post.
I just want to give a huge thanks to all of those who have supported me, and followed me through my journey so far. It's time for me to really reach for the stars, and I hope you all will continue to follow me on this new adventure!
September 16, 2014
Here are a few of the dreamy things I have added to my shop this week! I also just added a bunch of stuff to my SALE section, so be sure to check it out and snag some awesome deals!
September 14, 2014
September 09, 2014
Hi guys! I'm just popping in to share a few photos of the tacky fruit salad nails I gave myself yesterday. They're so incredibly kitsch, aren't they? I wish I would have gotten more close ups to show you, but it was the end of the day and a rushed photo sesh. was all I could handle.
To get this look I used China Glaze White on white as a base color, let it dry completely, and then added a layer of Cina Top coat and bonder. I used tweezers and the wooden tool that came with the Cina fruit decals for all of the decorating. I think this look is really fun, and would be cute with even one or two pieces of fruit per nail.
What I was not too happy about though, was how long it took the bonder to dry, and the fact that the fruit decals didn't stick to it very well. I ended up putting layer after layer of the bonder on top to seal them down, but the decals kept trying to pop off, causing me to have to do nothing but repeatedly press them down for an hour. I would recommend these for a photo-shoot, or if you have a fun event to go to, but I don't think they would last for more than a day.
This is my first time trying to do any sort of nail decal myself. I am hopping to experiment more with these and other types. Do you have any favorite nail decals, stickers or wraps? Comment below to share your favorites!
September 03, 2014
Did you know September is National Hat Month? Well, it is! Which gives me a great excuse to wear some of the hats I own. To start hat month off right, I wore this big brown floppy hat on the 1st! I added some baby's breath to the side to soften it up a bit, and balance out the heavy material and bright pink in my hair.I hope to wear this hat again, and many more, throughout the month. What do you think, will you be wearing any hats to celebrate this month?
-Shirt: Forever 21
-Pinafore: Forever 21
-Hat: American Rag
September 02, 2014
I finally went through with it. I have dyed my hair pink! Well, I dyed the ends pink! I have been threatening to do this for about two years, and decided to finally follow through. I used to dye my hair all sorts of funky colors when I was a teenager. The first time I did it though, I went with pink ends just like this. It feels like I'm 16 all over again!
August 28, 2014
I recently came upon a bunch of vintage lingerie, and have been debating as to whether or not I should list it in my shop. I already have two very pretty vintage bras listed, as well as a couple of slips, and I just really don't know if these are the types of these people want to buy. I'm thinking they would be best for vintage collectors, but I have not know many vintage collectors who seek out these types of things. What do you think? Comment below and let me know if you know anyone who collects these types of things. I am very curious to find out!
August 20, 2014
I have been anxiously waiting to wear and post about this dress since I thrifted it last month. I remember finding it, and silently freaking out over it. It never ceases to amazing me when I find a gorgeous dress that everyone else just seemed to pass up without a glance. I mean, how could you not want this dress? The print is so fun and bold, and the style is just so pin up chic!
I wore it on Sunday for a day trip to Seattle. I woke up really early and got all dolled up. Sundays are probably the one day that I dress up the most because it's the one day of the week I give fully to myself. It's funny how much time I allow work, chores, and just life in general, to take up in my day. I'm happy I've started to take time for myself (even if it is just one day a week) to just decompress and get all decked out.
Shoes: Steve Madden
Hair clip: Forever 21
August 09, 2014
Polka dots and a giant triceratops. What more could a girl want? I took these pictures in a side alleyway downtown a few days ago. Most of the streets and alleys in Olympia are covered with graffiti and paintings; it's really quit interesting and beautiful! This huge triceratops is probably one of my favorite ones. I've taken countless photos of it whenever I pass by, and decided it was time I snap some photos of myself in front of it. The mural is so big that it's hard to fit it all in the frame, but I did the best I could!
-Shorts: Forever 21