Monday, December 31, 2012

a new year is approaching...

I'm the queen of resolutions. The queen of using birthdays, and holidays as a chance to restart my world, but even though I'll write in circles about it, I've never really seen results. This year I'm taking all the power within myself to create my own results. I've come to a realization that was a long way coming, and that realization is this; I am a twenty-one year old woman and it is time to own up to who I am, and no longer let any excuse be good enough. This is my one and only life, and I will never be as young as I am in this moment in time. It is time to take everything into my own hands, to enjoy every moment and quit taking my life and my world for granted. It is time to live, and not just think about it.

I hope you all have a wonderful new years eve, and spend the time getting ridiculously silly while wearing sparkly dresses. I love you all. This new year is going to be kick ass.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

honesty corner, going against all I believe in!

I spent my entire life thinking that only bitchy girls wear purses this way, but this purse is too cute and there is no other way to wear it. I'm admitting on going back on something I've believed my entire life. Ah, my confession of the day. Oh, yeah, I also wear glasses.


Friday, December 28, 2012

not naked days, she inside

outfit details; sweater c/o sheinside, skirt from Rue21, boots from GoJane, tights from Target

A little while ago I was lucky enough to win a very sweet giveaway from Laura who writes the wonderful blog Roots and Feathers. The sweater its self is a very generous gift from the wonderful (and affordable!) clothing site called SheInside. It is easily my new favorite sweater. Who wouldn't want something with Reindeer on it?! With all the snow that is falling on the ground, it's pretty fitting.

Thank you to Laura and SheInside!

Stay tuned,

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

chriiiistmas at home (and while housesitting!)

MERRY LATE CHRISTMAS! Sorry, I've just been working, housesitting, and running around in circles in hopes that my head will soon reattach to my body. Here's to hoping that happens soon!


Friday, December 14, 2012

missing persons,

Shit, I've been slacking. Give me a minute. Next week I'll be back to being annoyed, and back to being productive and inspired for Tea at Noon. It's just been a hectic week for my day job, and for my mentality. This growing into the woman I'm meant to be thing is not easy. Does it come easy for anyone?

See you next week,


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

finding the music, nine (harvest moon)

Harvest Moon (Album Version) by Neil Young on Grooveshark

harvest moon by neil young it may not be a 'christmas song' per say, but when the indoor christmas lights are on, and the candles are lit, this can feel like a damn good christmas song. enjoy. happy holidays. stay tuned, lshane

Monday, December 10, 2012

update, update, update (or rambles!)

I have had my little shop for a year and a half. When I started it I'm not sure I really realized the creative journey it would bring me on, and slightly on accident. This isn't a huge update, just a small update. I'm happy to say that even if I might not know the direction, I am growing into my own creative place in this world, and that is worth updating.

Thank you.

Friday, December 7, 2012

soundless feature, ooo pretty things

holiday dresses

all of these beautiful dresses can be found at Modcloth (

Oh, the holidays. What comes with the holidays? Those extremely awkward work Christmas parties. What? I'm the only one that finds them awkward? Fine, you and your social abilities. But, that's besides the point. A way that I cure the awkward feeling I get in my smile (and chest) is to dress cute, and dress fancy. I mean honestly, how often do we get and excuse to get dolled up? (Leaving weddings out of the equation, and no, I won't get married to just wear a pretty dress.) 

I'm good at getting off topic. Anyway, VOILA pretty dresses. 

stay tuned,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

finding the music, eight

The Scientist (Cover) by Lydia Evangeline

I have a soft spot for covers. I'm not sure why, but usually I will favor the cover over the original. I could pretend to find a reason, and make it deep and meaningful, but really, I just like it. This one especially.

Stay tuned,

Monday, December 3, 2012

honesty corner, i am my mother

The older I get the more I truly am realizing that every good quality I have, I get from my mother. In a lot of ways I am like my siblings, which is funny because I'm not the youngest. I'm right dab smack in the middle of them all. Bits of pieces of me are my older brother, my little siblings, and even (no matter how much I do not exactly like it) my big sister. I've even the only sibling who always gets along with everyone, all the time, and who can find a way to relate, all the time. It's a funny family I'm in, but at the end of the day, I am most like my mother. Even right down to her forgetfulness and my inability to return phone calls.

I have her heart. I share her love for pretty things and Fleetwood Mac. She taught me how to use my small hands to create things out of wire and beads. We share a love for things related to the earth, hippy knick knacks, and an obsession with Christmas. She showed me to be compassionate towards the entire world, and not let our passive aggressive nature get in the way of doing what is right. I am loving, because of her.

She taught me to be a woman, a real woman, a strong woman despite things that get in the way that are out of our control. I am thankful everyday for my mother. She is truly my best friend.

(and she would literally kill me if she ever saw this post. She hates pictures. So, I can assume she would hate it even more if she realized pictures of her were on the internet. So, keep it quiet, will you?)

Friday, November 30, 2012

not naked days, winter sminter

outfit details; obey shirt from the buckle; scarf made by my sister; tights from rue 21; boots from go jane; levi shorts that used to be my brothers but i cut em up. THANKS TROY!

Growing up is complicated, and strange. Everyone tries to warn up, but I know I never listened. Today was good. I came home to flowers and a sweet note after a pretty crappy morning. I hope your day and life is going really, really well.

stay tuned,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

the soulless feature, screenprinting wonders

Untitled #7

who doesn't love a good screenprinting company? especially when you get down to the knitty gritty, and most of the screenprinting companies we love are just small businesses, like all of our etsy shops! sure, you could go get a typical 'graphic tee' from your local american eagle, but where is the fun in that? SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES. 

up above we have items from skyline fever, jawbreaking, and live to love apparel

what screenprinting companies do you love?

Monday, November 26, 2012

honestly corner, careful, i'm being feisty

Every reader is a blessing. You should be thankful for anyone who takes the time out of their lives to read your blog, but I've been noticing something that is starting to bother me a little bit. I know that heartfelt comments aren't common, but why aren't they?

Lately I worry that people just want their blog name out there, so they comment on the pretty pictures and ignore the words or the story that as bloggers we are putting out there. Excuse my vulgar language, but you shouldn't be 'whoring' your blog out there just for followers.

This is a community. This is a place to build relationships, to build on the person you are, to let your creativity build it's self. This is not a 'popular' thing. Leave that back in grade school, guys and gals.

Keep this place pure. Keep this community pure, please.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

support small businesses!

Lots of money is spent the Friday after Thanksgiving, even if I like it better as 'Buy Nothing Day' or 'Work Seventeen Hours to not be appreciated by customers' day. What IS GOOD when it comes to shopping after Thanksgiving, is the appreciated Saturday that comes after, Small Business Saturday. It's a day to really stop buying your Starbucks coffee, and your items manufactured by poor little children in other countries, and to support handmade and local businesses. Go to your local coffee shop. Buy something off Etsy. Visit that cute little boutique that you love. Go to a junk store. DO ANYTHING (but buy anything corporate and commercial, of course).

Here are a few lovely small businesses you can support today;

Flossie Fern's Vulgar Medicinals,
(Enter DARKFRIDAY at checkout for 35% off!)

Sweet Daisy Shop, for amazingly handcrafted pieces,
(Enter BLACK20 at checkout for 20% off!)

Sew Much Yarn for some really adorable crochet pieces,

Roots and Feathers for some bohemian trinkets,
(Enter BLACKNUMBERONE for 20% off!)

OR, simply go surf around etsy. I promise you'll find better things then you will EVER find in your mall.

happy late thanksgiving, folks.

I know, I know, I'm late. Thanksgiving was TWO days ago. Yesterday I work for seventeen hours at my two day jobs, but I SURVIVED. I'm thankful that I survived. I'm thankful that my boyfriend can cook, because I can't. I'm thankful for my crazy family. I'm thankful for my basement apartment. I'm thankful that it feels like spring in Colorado right now. I'm thankful for this made up holiday, and wine.

stay tuned,

Friday, November 23, 2012

not naked days, the new attire

first day at my new workplace, and this was my ensemble. back to a world of leggings and tights. would it be strange to admit excitement? because it's definitely there. if only i had gotten a close up of the earrings, they include canine teeth.

stay tuned,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

the soulless feature, sweaters and more sweaters


Wildfox Couture baggy shirt / Yellow top / Loose sweater / Crew neck sweater, / AX Paris jumper sweater

With a new job where the attire is basically leggings, a comfy sweater, boots and a thousand accessories, this is what I'm currently lusting after. You can wear a skull sweater shirt why you're piercing a three year olds ears, right?


Saturday, November 17, 2012

ooooh, gypsy woman

just a reminder to say what you feel, and follow your fucking heart. always.

happy saturday,

photograph credit to the bohemian collective from their gorgeous mystic moon lookbook!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

honesty corner, begin again

'In here we are fresh...'

That's how this began, this blog, this new project, this new beginning. I'm realizing now that I wrote down those words straight from my heart and onto this screen, but I failed to realize how true those words were. I failed to understand the fresh pallet I was beginning for myself, this new surface that I was finally giving myself reign to figure out who I am, what I was meant to create, and what my heart was brought to this earth to produce. I'm not speaking for the world to see, but something for my soul to be proud of, something that will cause my chest to be full of joy and warmth.

Now with that said, there is a small announcement to say, that is just for myself, but it is worth it to be expressed on Delicate Gypsy, because it matters to Tea at Noon and to me, Laura Shane. Originally, I thought I was going to keep all my old jewelry, my old creations, but I was wrong. I did keep a few, the ones that my heart felt right keeping, but some of them are my beginning creations. And although I like seeing where it leads me, and how it changes, I will start producing all new creations. It begins with ripping everything apart, and starting fresh. It's a breath of fresh air for the realization. In your twenties, in your life, you are constantly growing. Growing as a human being, and this is me, growing creatively.

In here we ARE fresh.
In here we ARE ourselves.
In here we ARE growing.
In HERE we are HAPPY.

I truly appreciate you reading this journey with me, it means a lot.

Monday, November 12, 2012

not naked days, it's fall, right?

outfit details; dress, junk store; jacket, forever21; scarf, sewmuchyarn; boots,

Working in retail, and in extremely commercial retail, you're kind of forced to dress the way they want you to, every day. Today is my off Saturday, and you can bet your ass I'm enjoying it. Finally I get to put my jeans away, put my clearly 'american eagle' clothes away, and dress how I WANT TO. At least at buckle it was like playing 'dress up'. (Yes, yes, Erika!)

My dress was a dollar, by the way. I'm pretty in love.

stay tuned,

Friday, November 9, 2012

daily life, peace out october

and this consists of; legitimately delicious french onion soup from a local french bakery, abandoned purple witch house from 1864 a block from our home, driving around on halloween screaming to flogging molly, got tired of seeing these tights on tumblr so i made them, amazing food at our local bar, the beautiful baby girl izzy who i get to baby sit and who enjoys dropping my necklace down my shirt only to retrieve it, and my amazin' man at his birthday dinner.

here's my past couple weeks. i'm not good at consistency.

stay tuned,

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

honesty corner, k a t c h

Somewhere in this world there is an Irish woman, and a feisty Irish woman at that. She enjoys going to a coffee shop, and when you meet her you cannot help but to become attached to her spirit. It radiates from her flaming hair, and you do not even have to speak to her. You can simply witness her from your little quiet corner of the coffee shop, as you both carry on to do whatever you are sitting there to do.

But if you do get the chance to speak with her, you should consider yourself extremely lucky because deep inside she is everything that you ever thought a woman should be. Her strength is magnificent, her wonder has never died out through out her years, and her heart? She's never spent a day not listening to it. She is proof that you can follow every path your heart leads you on, and still never spend a day producing anything toxic in this world.

You meet this woman, and if you have never met anyone like her, it gets you thinking. It gets your thoughts in circles, and makes you wonder what you're doing with your life. It makes you wonder why, at the young age you are, have you already spent time not listening to your own heart? This woman never did anything she did not to do, and she managed to do this without hurting anyone in the world.

In my world, she made me wonder why I do things my heart is telling me not to, or why I don't follow every whim my heart leads me to. Why do I let a silly job put me down so much that when I'm not there I never find myself doing what I want to do? She showed me that I am wasting my own world by allowing something that will not matter in years to come, effect my life and add a darkness to my heart. Those things don't matter, only the light in my heart does. It's simple, and I have allowed it to be complicated. They say November is the month of thanks, and I am thankful for this woman, even if I only know her from a distance. Thankful that I can realize this now, while I am young, while I can change everything. No matter your age, you should start following your heart now. Especially if it is screaming at you to, and you've been ignoring it.

We should all aspire to be like Katch. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

not naked days, haallowweeen!

outfit details; sweater, free on side of street; scarf, sewmuchyarn; tights, cut up by me; boots,

Yeah, I know Halloween was nearly a week ago. Yes, I know I didn't dress up. Instead, I spent the night with my amazing man on his twenty-second birthday. We spent it driving around screaming at the  top of our lungs to ska and rap that warms our hearts. I love this guy, a lot. And hey, at least my tights were festive! 

Stay tuned, 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

daily life, oh to be home

I cannot express how wonderful being home felt, with everyone whom I love so much. My mom and big brother are missing. Once the official 'wedding pictures' are done being edited, I'll have one with my brother. As for my mom, she would literally murder me if I posted one of her on here. She HATES pictures.

Hope your saturday is lovely.

Monday, October 29, 2012

here we are now my friends,

The weekend was short, but wonderful. The wedding was beautiful, seeing my family warmed my heart more than I could imagine, and seeing my big brother cry as his beautiful bride walked down the isle will forever be a memory I refused to let go of. There is a lot that I could write, but after a missed flight and a day of traveling I am exhausted! I'll post soon, until then I leave you with a picture of my two favorite boys in the world. I am happy, and I am loved.

Stay tuned,

Thursday, October 25, 2012


It's finally here. Tomorrow I get to fly home with Ryan and go see my family (and a friend whom I miss!). Sure, it's only for three days, but I still get to be home, in California. I'm not sure I can really articulate how homesick I've been. It has gotten better, and I am really enjoying the temporary world we're building here, but the west coast just never quite quits calling my name.

I'm beyond excited to see my family, and my baby brother. Sneaking in a few drinks with a good, old friends will be so wonderful. It's a bummer that I  did not turn twenty-one back home, because I feel like part of me is missing out on all these wonderful memories that could be made. But tsk tsk! Mustn't think like that.

So tonight we will be hoping on a plane and arriving home, and then Saturday there is the wedding. The wedding is going to be extravagant. My big brother is marrying a woman that could not be more perfect for him. I'm really excited that she asked me to be in it, even though I'm so far away. It's going to be so beautiful, from the black wedding dress to the old, historic building in the heart of Los Angeles.

Now, I'm really afraid that I just won't want to get back on the plane. Maybe I'll just hide out in Los Angeles. I'm sure I could convince some pretty amazing people to do it with me. Are you guys down for the adventure?

stay tuned&have a wonderful weekend. greetings from the golden coast!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

honesty corner, seven

Today was spent wrapped up in my restless thoughts, desperate to get out of my own skin, desperate for home, desperate for that 'whole' feeling.

But then a wonderful woman reminded me of all the little things that I truly need to quit neglecting. The little things that you are so certain are the key to everything when you're younger, but when you get older you somehow convince yourself that those things don't matter and you become overwhelmed with the reality of a 'grown up' life. You begin to worry more about the funny noise your car is making, or whether or not you're producing good 'work' at your day job. In short, you forget about everything that truly matters, and only think about things that absolutely do NOT.

Well, I'm done with getting overwhelmed with all this nonsense that the world tells me is 'grown up', or what I should be worrying about. In reality, a job is just a job. Sure, I'm far from home, but being homesick is a natural part of this life, and that should not make the world be any less wonderful. Money is silly green paper, and even if it is useful, it's not important. It's time to layout and look up at the stars, to let myself be consumed by the christmas lights in my house and an intoxicating candle lit on the floor, to dance like a crazy person in my house because it's healthy, and to laugh and smile whenever I can because absolutely nothing in this world is more precious.

Thank you, Miss Cutillo. You truly helped a down girl today, and you didn't even know it.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

find the music, seven

The City by Ed Sheeran on Grooveshark

the city - ed sheeran

if your city doesn't give you the feeling that this song does, then you're in the wrong city. (note to self!)


Monday, October 22, 2012

life as of late, obviously autumn

I swear, one of these mornings I'm going to walk out to our little staircase and the leaves will have buried our little house. But really, it's so pretty I can't complain. With all of this gorgeous fall weather, new boots arriving in the mail, Ryan taking me to see 'Perks of Being a Wallflower', getting me a gorgeous potted orchid instead of flowers, and christmas lights up in the house - it's really becoming a wonderful month. Hope you're happy, as well.

Stay tuned,