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Five Things Inspiring Me Lately: June 2017


Welcome back readers! It's time for the next installment of FTIML. For this month I'm talking about fashion, food, and soomething new: music. Here's what's been inspiring me as of late:

1. I Couldn't Help But Wonder...:

The last time I saw Sex and the City it was 2011 so I've been streaming and re-watching the series and I am obsessed all over again. The characters, the life lessons, and the fashion are just a delight and I'm a little sad that I'm already on the last season. Well at least I still have both movies to look forward to. Anyway I'm pretty sure everyone has taken the "Are you A Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha?" quiz once in their lifetime, so which one are you? I think most women have a few traits from each one though (like seriously, I took a few different quizzes and I got all four characters, hmmmm interesting...).

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Which one are you?

When it comes to fashion I think I relate most to Charlotte and a tiny hint of Carrie. I mean, who wouldn't want Manolos and Louboutins in their closet right? I can especially relate with Miss Bradshaw on this: "I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet." Same girl, same.

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I'll take this in all 50 shades of gray if you please.

2. Faux Pas Fruit:

If you don't know by now, I am OBSESSED with food themed fabric and accessories. Some of the very few reasons why I like Summer (like, not love) is that I can make or rock some cute fruit prints and accessories. For some reason I have always been fascinated with fake fruit and I used to make little bows or hair clips that went perfectly with my personal style. Now I love collecting vintage hats and accessories with delicious looking fruits on them. If it's for Spring, I lean towards cherries and strawberries and for Summer I go with bananas and oranges. For Fall or Winter I like the traditional winter berries to decorate my hair or outfit. Since it's now Summer you'll start seeing a few of these yummy fruits sneak into new products and my outfits too.

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Fruit salads are meant for your head, not your stomach.

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Looks good enough to eat (almost)

3. I Got News For You Baby:

The Killers have been one of my favorite bands since I started developed my own personal taste in music. Hot Fuss was, and still is, one of my favorite albums of all time, and one of the first CD's I ever bought. For some very dumb and stupid reason I stopped listening to their music after Sam's Town and just stuck to listening to their first CD. It wasn't until two years ago that I was re-introduced to their music by my oh-so-wise best friend and I have not been off my Killers kick since. What ever mood I'm in I just blast my favorite songs as a group or Brandon Flowers solo work as well. Imagine my surprise when I found out they were recording a brand new album and just recently launching their new single The Man. Literally, I had butterflies waiting and listening to their new song and I am SHOOK, as the kids say. I kind of like, well love, how much of a hotshot, even a bit cocky, this "man" is and I sort of do a bit of a role reversal in my head and change it to "I'm the girl" because why not. I mean who doesn't like feeling a little confident? I reealllyyy can't wait for this album to drop because mama needs her Killers fix...*le sigh.*

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September can't come soon enough...

4. Welcome To The Tragic Kingdom:

"Remain seated please..." I always loved the beginning of No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom because it had that tiny little snippet from the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland. Being an OC girl I've had a great deal of pride for the OC thanks to No Doubt and Tragic Kingdom. At an early age I was exposed to No Doubt, thanks in part to some really cool influences, and just mesmerized with their videos and live performances. The title track has always held a special place in my heart because of all the Disneyland references in it. Of course, being 10 at the time I didn't really get them but now I love the song even more.

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Your not-so-typical Orange County Girl

Of all the things that have influenced my style and aesthetic, TK was a major one, (Gwen Stefani's style has too, but we will get to that another time.) The cover has that vintage produce style label with the band members in a field and Gwen, like the edgy pinup she is, holding an orange like the pinups of yesteryear, all with a twist. Wonder where I got my "vintage feel with a modern twist" aesthetic? This was one of the major influences. This iconic cover has been ingrained in my mind and whenever I think Orange County or more specifically Anaheim, that image justs pops up, well besides TTPOT (that theme park over there).

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Certified fresh from Anaheim, CA

5. I Can See Your Halo Hat:

With my vintage and not so vintage hat collection growing, there is one particular style that I beyond fascinated with: the 1940's halo hat. I have a couple of tilt hats from the 40's that I *try* to style as a halo hat but nothing compares to the real thing. I've been hunting them down for a while now but none have really caught my eye just yet. I have yet to hit up my favorite antique stores and check out what they have but can my vintage aficiandos relate? What's something that has eluded your vintage closets that you desperately covet?

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I'm trying to! I really am!

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Heart or halo? Halo or heart? Why not Both?!

And that's a wrap for this FTIML. Make sure to check the blog for more fun posts! Till next time!

♡ - Daniela & Premier Amour

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