Mar 29, 2013

DIY Ideas

Been awhile huh? (Insert lame excuse here) I have so much planned for this summer. I'm sure I won't be able to fit it all in...but I can dream. I really want to do some of these awesome DIY projects that I am sharing and have shared in the past. I especially want to do ones that have to do with interior decorating. My room is super lame, but you wouldn't know that because I never show it on the blog. There is good reason for that, let me tell you.

Speaking of DIYs having to do with interior decorating, how awesome is this rug DIY?! I kind of want it for a blanket!

Oh this botanical jar DIY is fantastically simple! I love simplicity, how could the project go wrong?

See Kate Sew has to be one of the best Sewing tutorial blogs out there. I love this little "Clutch Along" DIY! The fabric she used is amazing.

I need to make this board for my inspirations and to do lists! I love that it is a chalkboard.

What a cute little thrifty DIY! Mugs can be used for more than just holding delicious beverages in place!

Happy crafting!
Xo Chloe.

Mar 28, 2013

Outfit: Rose Bud Tea

I think herbal teas are my favorite, well they are up there next to lemony green tea. Yum. I've actually never had Rose bud tea, but I imagine that it is fantastic.
I love that the underside of this purse is studded. I feel like I could ward off any purse snatchers with a good blow to the face with exactly what they are trying to steal. Sort of ironic.
I cannot wait for my hair to be shoulder length! I plan on wavy perming it and having curly hair forever! Woo!
My favorite part of this dress is most definitely the collar. I need to experiment with it more and see if I have any sweaters it will work well under. The colors of this dress are also very lovely.
Dress- c/o August Wrinkle
Cardigan- Old Navy
Cableknit tights- Payless Shoes
Fox Necklace- c/o August Wrinkle
Colored Sole Oxfords- JcPenney
Crossbody purse- c/o August Wrinkle

This just might be the most pink I have worn all together in a long time. 
I was on my way to class when we stopped to take these photos. Although I do not have tea in my hands, I usually do. Tea is a necessity for me to get through my long school days. Lately, my favorite is Lotus Blossom from Tazo.

What is your favorite kind of tea?
Xo Chloe.

Mar 27, 2013

Sponsor Call for April!

Hey everyone! I have plenty of spots open for April. Lazy Explorers is growing every day and with school coming to an end, I will have much more time to focus on blog projects and fun things. I would love for you to be a part of it all! Please email me if you want to swap or do a giveaway.

Xo Chloe.

Mar 26, 2013

Stuff I Luff #59

I love the lovely sketchy prints from Liz C Illustration

What a perfect dress for summer! I love the colors and the cute little bow! If you buy it, use this link to get $15 off!

Look at this cute little kitty bag! I love the eyes.

Was it a week ago that I mentioned I was starting the Doctor Who series? Welp, I'm obsessed...and in four days, I watched twelve episodes. This Dalek cookie cutter is so cute.

August Wrinkle has some of the cutest jewelry! This hello necklace would be so lovely underneath a collared dress. I love that they almost always have a gold and silver option. I prefer gold most of the time.

I want this little kitty wallet purse SO bad.

Feel free to send me links to cute things. I'd pretty much love that...especially Doctor Who stuff.
Xo Chloe.

Mar 25, 2013

Glossybox Review/Unboxing (Mar)

Hey everyone! Here is another awkward video for you guys of me opening March's Glossybox! I included photos this time because you can't really see the products in the video.

This lotion is absolutely amazing! My face has improved so much after using it.
I have yet to use this, but it is right up my alley with a lemongrass scent and natural ingredients.
This hairspray is okay, but it smells awful.
I am terrified to use this stuff. I need to play with it when I have a day off and nowhere to go.
I am super excited to try out this eyeliner. I would not have expected to get brown eyeliner from this box, so I was happily surprised.
This gift certificate is pretty cool. You still have to pay shipping, but you are still getting an awesome deal.

I was extremely happy with the March box! Most of the time, I love almost everything in my Glossyboxes.

Xo Chloe.

Mar 24, 2013

The Explorer Series! (& Giveaway Winner)

(By the way, Laura created this cute little header for me)

Some of you may already know that I have a new post series called The Explorer Series. I thought I would formally introduce it to everyone before I bust out with it next month. 

What is it?
Basically, it is a bunch of guest posts from tons of different bloggers. The Explorer Series' run a month long each, and the theme changes each month. Next month's theme is a surprise, but I will let you all know ahead of time for the rest of them.

If you haven't noticed, it has been pretty quite around here lately. I am so busy with school, it is ridiculous. I have 12 hour days that are terrible. So I thought this would add to the content of my blog throughout the month, and it would get other bloggers involved.

Can I contribute?
Of course you can! Next month's series is sort of a test run. I really hope this is successful because I think it will be a lot of fun. Once I announce the following month's theme, feel free to email me if you want to create a post.

Keep a look out for next month's Explorer Series! I hope you are as excited as I am!

Xo Chloe.

P.S. The winner of the Shabby Apple Giveaway is...Sophie! Thanks for entering everyone!

Mar 19, 2013

Stuff I Luff #58

I am starting to watch more movies and television lately due to lack of inspiration. In fact, I am currently starting in on the Doctor Who series! Movie and television series suggestions are warmly welcomed!
Guess who finally watched The Royal Tenenbaums! Me! This print is so lovely!

This donut skirt is so obnoxiously awesome!

Eeep! Link is a little fox, and all of the masks are woodland creatures on this adorable tote!

My friend, Laura now sells cute knitted things in her Etsy shop! I love these striped gloves, and for $10 you won't find a better deal! Look, you can see her cute confetti tattoo peeking in this photo!

These badges are so cute! I love the fox, which one is your favorite?

Xo Chloe.

Mar 18, 2013

Outfit: White Mocha Woods

It was a tad warmer the other day so Dom and I ventured into the woods. This is my favorite location to take outfit photos, I love the way it looks and there is no one around!
I cut my poor thumb at work, I cannot even remember how I did it. I thought I'd mention it since you can visibly see it in this photo, hahaha.
Usually when Dominick and I have coffee dates, we don't actually stay in the shop. We tend to wander around and go to the park. Something about being out in the cold with a delicious warm drink is so wonderful.
I have to tell you guys how amazing August Wrinkle is! I love everything they have sent me. The ampersand ring that I am wearing is so adorable. I am so excited to be actually wearing a ring! I really love everything in their shop and I think it is most definitely good quality stuff for the prices. 
Dress- c/o August Wrinkle
Cardigan- F21
Tights- Payless Shoes
Booties- Thrifted
Colorful satchel- c/o August Wrinkle
Wooden triangle necklace- Thrifted
Wooden hello brooch- c/o Bottle of Clouds
Ampersand ring- c/o August Wrinkle

I was so excited to find this cardigan in the clearance section of Forever 21. It has elbow patches!
Do you like to go on coffee/tea dates? Where do you usually go?
Xo Chloe.

Mar 16, 2013

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

Hi there! I have an awesome giveaway for you guys from Shabby Apple today! One lucky reader will win a $50 shop credit to Shabby Apple!

This giveaway is open to us residents only, sorry! Please leave an email address so I can contact the winner. This giveaway will end on the 23rd of March.

1. Visit Shabby Apple and tell me which dress is your favorite in a comment
2. Follow Lazy Explorers on GFC or Bloglovin
3. Like Lazy Explorers on Facebook
4. Like Shabby Apple on Facebook
5. Tweet this: "I just entered to win a @shabbyapple giveaway on @lazyexplorers blog!"

Good luck! There are tons of cute dresses to choose from! I bought some high-waisted bathing suit bottoms with a shop credit I won a while back. They are so perfect and well made.

Xo Chloe.

Mar 10, 2013

GlossyBox Review/Unboxing (Feb)

Oh man, I am a tad tardy with this unboxing. Actually, I am late on most things right now. Unfortunately, I am a full time student and I cannot dedicate all of my time to this blog, as much as I'd love to. Oh yeah, and the spring break I mention, I literally gave myself a break...I have done nothing. Anyways, Glossy Box sent me another box to review, which was a pleasant surprise because I was not expecting to receive another one. Woo! Here we go!

Products mentioned:
My hair is looking quite voluminous in this video, I don't know what I did there. Anyways, I did like the color glaze. The color was pretty nice and it matches my favorite lipstick. I tried out the Evologie duo, but I'm not sure that it really helped anything. I didn't really notice a difference. I am afraid to try the soap, my skin is so sensitive. I gave the mineral shimmer to my sister, I am not a fan of sparkly things on my face so that had to go. I was a bit excited in the video, but when I went to put it on, I couldn't do it.

What did you get in your box? Are you signed up for any subscriptions?
Xo Chloe.

Mar 6, 2013

Outfit & Interview: Floral Prints & Common Sense

The lovely miss Rachel of Floral Prints and Common Sense is here to do an outfit & interview! She is seriously thee cutest so you have to pop over to her blog. She also has a pretty amazing Etsy shop, where you can see her make the goofiest faces and buy the sweetest clothes!

1.Hi! I want to start off by saying that I love your blog and your shop. What made you decide to start blogging? 
Thank you so much! I decided to start blogging a year ago after seeing some really cute girls and their blogs via tumblr. I wanted to showcase my outfits and DIY crafts, and it seemed like the perfect community in which to do so!

2. Your shop is filled with cute things, and the way you model them is so fun and silly. Who takes your photos? Is this experience as fun and silly as it appears?
Most of my photos are taken by me with a tripod, but sometimes I grab my boyfriend and bark some orders at him from in front of the camera! Sometimes it is really funny (I end up laughing a lot while making the faces and there are a lot of outtakes that look even sillier than the ones I use), but this time of year it’s been rushed because it’s just so cold! 

Coat: Wet Seal
Shirt: Goodwill
Pinafore, Floral crown: handmade
Shoes: Target+DIY
Socks: Old Navy

3. So you major is illustration, are there any projects in the future? Do you plan on selling prints and more paintings? Commission work?
I currently sell a few prints in my shop, and I do commissioned portraits, buttons, and headers for $15-$20, but something I’m really really really excited for is my senior thesis that I’ll be starting next year! I plan on doing a line of my own clothing, decked out with hand illustrated fabrics! I am so pumped, if it doesn't get approved I’ll probably be crushed.

4. You always have the cutest outfits! Where is your favorite place to shop? (If it is a thrift store, then which is your favorite and why)
I love Modcloth, of course, but the place I spend most of my time is the Goodwill in my home-town! On weekends they have a dollar rack, and it’s really hard to resist something when it’s that cheap! Plus the thrill of the hunt is unbeatable, it makes me feel like an adventurer or something.

5. What is your favorite color combination and how does it make you feel? (I feel like oatmeal, brown, and orange colored things make me feel more cozy.)
Ooh that does sound like a cozy color combo! I really like neutrals because they make me feel elegant, but the colors I wear most are red and blue. Blue makes me feel pretty and sweet, like little bow peep or something haha, and red makes me feel powerful and motivated. Like if I don’t know what I’m doing, at least I’ll look like I do!

6. What is your most favorite clothing piece you own? 
Eeep, I love so many! Maybe this one dress I made, that has cloud fabric for the top and waves drawn on the skirt. I’m really proud of it, and I think it’s really pretty!

7. You hand-make some of your own dresses, how long does it take you? Are you a pro by now? Will you be selling any of your designs?

Honestly, when I make a dress, I basically do it overnight. I get into this motivated design frenzy and just sew like a madwoman into the wee hours. I’m hardly a pro seamstress, though. I get a little (a lot) impatient with hemlines and am basically self-taught. I do plan on selling some simpler, hand-stamped designs, if not this summer, then probably next year!

8. I noticed that you are pretty much always wearing lipstick. What is your absolute favorite brand and color? (I am always on the hunt for a good lipstick)
I loooove lipstick. My first priority is long wear, and I’ve found that Revlon stays really well. I love orangey reds, and the Ultimate Suede and Colorstay are both really great. I have started liking the Sephora brand of liquid stains recently, too. They smell like icing.

9. What is your favorite blog and why?
That’s a tough one because I love so many! I really love reading Delightfully Tacky, Lost in the Haze, and The Pineneedle Collective! I really just love quirky personal style and cool DIYs.

10. What are a couple goals you have for this year? 
This year I really want to just get better at things! I want to make some more dresses, and get my Etsy shop off the ground, and improve my illustration.

Thanks so much for doing this post, Rachel! I love your outfit so much! You look like a doll. Also, you guys can check out the DIY for her pretty shoes!

Xo Chloe.