Inpsiration, Style, What to Wear

Inspire Me | Lauren with Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up

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I’ve been inspired by so many bloggers, friends and creatives all around me. Denver is filled with some downright geniuses in the creative world. I’m always discovering new and exciting artists as I slowly dip my foot into this pool of Denver Creatives.

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All Photos by Lauren Tien

But there’s a special creative I’d like to introduce you to, Lauren. Lauren is the writer behind Pearls Poppies Pinkies Up, several blogs and articles in Darling Magazine and her newest venture, Nellie Magazine. We met through blogging, in particular, the day it snowed on May 1st  here in Denver. We both posted pictures on Instagram – soon finding out we lived just blocks from each other at the time! That turned into a coffee date I won’t soon forget.

After reading her blog and articles on Darling, I built up this image in my head of who this amazing Lauren would be! She was that and so much more. I felt an instant connection to her in that little coffee shop. She is one of the kindest people I know. She’s a lady in every sense of the word, but with a bohemian twist. She is an incredible listener, friend and I never cease to feel completely encouraged after time spent with this precious gal. So, today I wanted to share her, her blog in hopes that her beautiful writing and ability to share in a raw, selfless way will encourage you as much as it has me.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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Inspire Me, Won’t You | Prints

Pretty Prints | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Pretty Prints | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Pretty Prints | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Pretty Prints | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Pretty Prints | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Pretty Prints | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Remember when I shared my first print by Emma Block? Well, since then I’ve slowly gotten three more. I have two more headed my way to complete my dream of a little collage wall above my desk. These prints will be my daily inspiration and reminders. They re by some of my favorite artists. You can find the True Beauty print over at Lindsey Letters, the Pretty Gals over at Emma Block’s Etsy shop and the Hostess Print by Natalie Swarz at Darling Magazine. The Béni print I made myself. They are all framed in the gorgeous $10 RIBBA frames from IKEA. It’s always nice to surround your home with inspiring things. Each of these pieces have a lot of thought behind them and I chose them with special care. I’m so excited to finally have four out of the six and I now I just can’t wait to get them on the wall!

I still have to remind myself that making a home takes time and making a home, “home” doesn’t mean filling it with new things. But having a home that’s put together is important to me and I’m practicing patience as it comes together. There are still so many things on my list to purchase, but I’m learning to be happy and satisfied with my “four out of six”.

With my birthday coming up, my parents decided to surprise me with a canvas photograph I’ve had my eye on. I’ll be sharing as soon as it’s up! I’m always looking for talented illustrators and creatives, who are your favorites?

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Inspire Me, Won’t You? | Terry Maker


Self - Portrait in Tootsie Roll Pop | Terry Maker Sculptor | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Cycle | Terry Maker Sculptor | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Colored Striped Book | Terry Maker Sculptor | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Ascension (Blouses) |Terry Maker Sculptor | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Ther First and Last | Terry Maker Sculptor | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Bullet Belt on a Nail | Terry Maker Sculptor | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Terry Maker Sculptor | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Today I’d like to introduce you to Terry Maker. She’s not only my professor, but an incredible artist and sculptor. If you’re in the Dallas area, the “You are Here” exhibit opens on Friday, October 18th featuring her art pieces at the Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery. You won’t want to miss it! Terry has a fantastic imagination. She creates her works using a variety of commonplace, discarded, domestic objects, combined with traditional art making materials to make sculptures that are cut, drilled and scraped to reveal her masterpieces within. She explores the core principles central to the physical and spiritual concerns inherent in her work.

As a professor, Terry has encouraged me to think outside the box using a multi-disciplinary approach to create things that showcase a topic in a profound and meaningful way. I appreciate that she takes the time to give her opinion on each piece, giving the chance to better it. Sculpture is one of my favorite artistic expressions. It’s so different from any other form. It can be approachable or quite the opposite, but it is still taking up the same spacial area as the viewer. Sculpture is a magnificent form in which to express so many experiences and Terry does that in an unforgettable, masterful way.

If you’re in the Denver area, her piece “Testament” is being displayed at the Redline Gallery. That will be my next stop! See you there!

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

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Inspire Me, Won’t You? | Emma Block

Emma Block | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Emma Block | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Emma Block | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Emma Block | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Emma Block | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Emma Block | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Yesterday, I came home late from class. I checked the mail and waiting for me was a package I’ve been just dying to receive! Today, I’d like to introduce you to the very talented Emma Block. I first found her beautiful illustrations in Darling Magazine. She illustrated each persona and I knew I’d just love to frame them! I couldn’t bring myself to take apart the lovely magazine and I really wanted to contact the illustrator directly. I did a little research and found Emma Block’s Etsy Shop. I connected with her and after visiting her site and seeing an illustration that wasn’t even in the Darling Magazine, I knew I just had to have them! She offered to do a print with both of the beautiful Darling Gals on them. I was floored, jumping up and down with excitement! Emma Block’s incredible talent, whimsical and eye-catching illustrations inspire me. Now whenever I sit at my desk to work, I can look up and see this illustration. It will be a daily inspiration of beauty and talent. Thank you so much, Emma Block for working with me and I look forward to ordering more and more prints in the future!

Happy Thursday, Friends!

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Fall Details | Flowers & Pumpkins


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Fall Details | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com #fall #falldecor #chictochic

Fall Details | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com #fall #falldecor #chictochic

Fall Details | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com #fall #falldecor #chictochic

Fall is in the air and it feels so good! This weekend I brought out my favorite Fall details and added a few more, just in time for a little dinner party with our friends. Fall has a natural feeling of warmth, coziness and provides the best opportunity to welcome guests with smells of pumpkin and cinnamon, warm soups and a beautiful little details. The little details can be a little touch to make it feel like fall indoors for your guests.

My favorite Fall Detail was a last-minute flower arrangement. I already had a large glass vase ready to go. I grabbed a bag of mini pumpkins at the grocery store and stacked them in the vase, then filled it with water. The flowers are from Whole Foods. Whole Foods is my dirty little secret for the best flower arrangements. They usually have a deal going on for “filler flowers”. I picked out three beautiful bouquets with the help of the florist and she made the arrangement of golden spider mums, little orange daisies and eucalyptus, at no extra cost I might add! The entire bouquet cost $12, add a few dollars for the pumpkins and we had the perfect centerpiece for the dining table. It created the perfect Fall feel I was looking for. I put the white and mixed white and orange mini pumpkins around the living room as well as a few glass pumpkins. After the guests left, I’ve kept the bouquet on the coffee table for us to enjoy all day. It’s still looking bright into the week. Our home has a feeling of Fall Ya’ll!

What are your favorite Fall Details? Do you like to fill your house with Fall decorations or open the windows and let Fall come to you?

 

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

 

 

 

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Inspiration | Mark Rothko

For a while now I’ve admired the abstract impressionist movement. The minimal, thought-provoking art just makes my heart do a little spin. One of my favorite artists is Mark Rothko. His color and imperfect works always catch my eye. His art is a perfect blend of color and paint strokes and I can only imagine what it would be like to hang an original in my house one day. Until then, I came across a fabulous website called All Posters that has a wide array of fine art prints from artists that range from Mark Rothko to Andy Warhol and Claude Monet to Vincent van Gogh. What a great way to display a favorite artist’s beautiful work in your home. Their prices are quite affordable and I can’t wait to get my hands on a few Mark Rothko prints. They’re great statement works and definitely a conversations starter. Check out some of my favorite prints!Mark Rothko | All Posters | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Mark Rothko | All Posters | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Mark Rothko | All Posters | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Mark Rothko | All Posters | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Mark Rothko | All Posters | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Mark Rothko | All Posters | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

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Black, White & Gold Craving

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Horse Lamp | Paper Placemats | Print | Zebra Dish | Giraffe | Pillows | Frame | Animals | Straws | Phone Case

Of course this craving stems from our new loft’s color scheme! Because what else has been on my mind lately?! But isn’t it a beautiful combo? It seems like it’s all over right now. From Waiting on Martha, Nordstrom and even a fun card shop/party store called Swoozie’s. You can find the everything online!

Tell me what you think about Chic to Chic’s craving! What would you love to have in your home, at your party or in your bag?

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