Maker Takes: Veritas

For the Makers Veritas feature

For the Makers - Veritas

Veritas, the latest For the Makers collection, is all about back-to-school marbling. But I have to be honest: I’m not really into the marbled look. I think it’s a beautiful art form, but it’s not really my thing. So, I color-blocked everything in my kit instead.

For the Makers Veritas - finished projects via @poorandpretty

This may come as a shock to you, but I’m more into pink than blue. (Who knew?! ;) So I did a lot of color substitution.

For the Makers Veritas - color block honor society notebook supplies via @poorandpretty

For the Honor Society Notebook, I mixed together magenta and white acrylic paints (actually, I think the magenta is a fabric paint) for a lighter pink color.

For the Makers Veritas - color block honor society notebook painting via @poorandpretty

I taped off the section I wanted to paint with washi tape and used a foam brush to slather on the pink. Don’t forget the spine!

For the Makers Veritas - cork stamp via @poorandpretty

While I waited for the paint to dry, I made a heart cork stamp using leftover supplies from the Toketee Collection.

For the Makers Veritas - color block honor society notebook via @poorandpretty

After affixing my label, I dipped my stamp in the paint and stamped little hearts all over the front of the notebook. Cute! Here’s a tip for stamping: it’s better to apply the paint to the stamp with a brush, rather than dipping it in the paint. As you can see, I have a few half circles from the cork getting into the paint.

For the Makers Veritas - color block pencils via @poorandpretty

I liked the pink color so much, I decided to color block the pencils with it! I also used the gold fabric paint that came with my tote bag Brit Kit I picked up during my road trip! I did 3-4 layers of gold because it was a bit more translucent.

For the Makers Veritas - color block aurelian locket supplies via @poorandpretty

Occasionally, For the Makers will share an alternative way to make one of their projects on their blog, The Source. They suggested painting their Aurelian Lockets with nail polish for an enameled look. So I grabbed a hot pink OPI color and painted away! You can see the finished locket below:

For the Makers Veritas - Dalton Pennant Create via @poorandpretty

I squeezed the word “CREATE” on my Dalton Pennant, which of course is also very pink. I love how it came out! So inspiring. :)

For the Makers Veritas - finished projects via @poorandpretty

I went a bit outside the box, but I really love how everything came out. Yay creativity!

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway + Outfit

Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway

On Sunday, Mish and I went to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway!!!! It was so incredible. NPH was the perfect Hedwig. We marveled at how he could dance, jump, and do splits on stage in GIANT HEELS, whereas we can barely walk in them. And his improv in between songs was hilarious (of course). You must, must see it. I need to watch the movie all over again.

Mish & I on the train to NYC

I’m so glad Mish and I went together. We don’t hang out nearly as much as we used to, and I miss her so. ♥

Hedwig and the Angry Inch outfit

Had I planned my outfit a little better, I probably would have worn something a bit more glamorous and had crazy makeup with lots of glitter, but maybe next time. ;)

Outfit details: Coach Tour Top: Marshalls, $14 (similar, similar). Pink & Navy Striped Skirt: J.Crew, $20 on sale (similar). Navy Blue TOMS: Navy Canvas Women’s Classics, $48. Pink Hair Flower: gift from Mom. Clock heart necklace: handmade by White Flag Designs (now OHWTO), $30. Pink Beaded Bracelets: gift from Aunt Kathy. Watch: Timex Women’s Croco Strap, courtesy of Timex.


Outfit: Pink & Gold

Outfit Pink & Gold @poorandpretty

It’s here! What do you think of the new design? Nothing like a cute outfit to kick off the new look, right? 

Outfit Pink & Gold @poorandpretty

I’m wearing a collection of favorite new purchases in this outfit: ModCloth’s Twinkle of an Eye top, baby pink chinos from H&M (similar), and my beige faux patent leather wedges (you might remember them from my Ladybee outfit).

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Outfit details: White cardi: Jackie Cardigan, J.Crew, $20 on sale. Twinkle of an Eye top: ModCloth, $33. Pink chinos: H&M, $20 (similar). Beige Patent Wedges: CL by Laundry Marcie Patent Wedge Pump via DSW, $40. Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex.


Outfit: Rust & Roses

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My coworkers love this sweater. Thanks to the little patches on the shoulder, I’ve heard jokes ranging from “you’re ready for tea time at a moment’s notice!” to “It’s the lieutenant of the doily army!” Real pranksters, huh? ;)

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It’s okay. I’m down for a good chuckle, even if it’s at my expense. And I really do like my doily sweater. It’s super soft and warm, even though it’s thin.

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I also think the pale pink in the sweater offsets my rust-colored skinny jeggings really nicely.

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… And perfectly matches the infinity scarf my Auntie Kathy gave me for Christmas, and my pretty rose ring.

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Boy, am I glad it’s Friday though. Weekends should be longer, right? ♥

Outfit Details: Doily Army Sweater: Pink Rose, Marshalls, $16 (similar, similar). Rusty Skinnies: HYBRID, $20 via Ideeli (similar). MoccasinsCally slippers in Cinnamon Suede, Minnetonka, $37. Infinity Scarf: gift. Rose ring: Forever 21, $3.


Outfit: Lacy Green & Polka Dot Pink

green & pink

Add 2-3 feet of snow to the ground and Manic Panic in Rock ‘N’ Roll Red to my hair, and you’ll have what this photo would look like if I took it today. As part of my ongoing struggle goal to be organized, Stan and I took these photos a few weeks ago, prior to the 10 or so snowstorms Mother Nature has gifted us with.

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I’m a big fan of this chunky pink polka dot scarf, which Scarlett gave me for Yule-mas. She knows her Auntie well!

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Oh, and the back of this cardigan from Anthropologie has the prettiest lace detail, doesn’t it?

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I really could do without the snow now. It’s fun and pretty at first, until I have to drive to work in it. Hello, spring? I’m ready for you!

Outfit Details: Green Lace Cardi: Anthropologie, $40 (originally $78!) (similar, similar). Pink Skinnies: Notify Mycelis Denim Pant in Fuchsia, $59 via Fab (similar, similar). Boat Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider, gift. Pink Dot Scarf: gift (similar). Headband: CVS, $6 for a pack of 5. Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex. Jewelry: gifts.