Monday, July 30, 2012

Seattle Art



The very first thing I noticed after just a few hours of touring around Seattle: Art. Art everywhere. On buildings, in parks, sidewalks, by the waterfront, heck even in my latte! Trae and I didn't even feel the need to pay to go to any art museums because there was just so much all around us. There was even an entire park dedicated to artistic sculptures where people could be seen exercising or just chilling on the grass. It was simply gorgeous!

In case you're wondering what's behind me in the picture where I'm making a grossed out face, it's gum. Yup. Chewed gum from people all over Seattle as well as all over the world. Trae and I didn't have any gum on hand so we weren't able to participate (not sure if that's a good thing or not), but it was still the craziest (and most disgusting) tourist attraction I had experienced during my stay! I'm not sure how the Gum Wall began, or why the city even allowed it to continue.. It was just so weird! In a cool way. Austin is weird too, but even I don't think we're that weird. Looks like we gotta step up our game!

xx

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Teilla Necklace Giveaway! {closed}



This week's giveaway is brought to you by Teilla! Teilla is a handmade jewelry shop where you will find a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and styles of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. They are giving away this simple yet stunning teardrop necklace which gives off a beautiful ocean-like color!

For ONE entry, you must:
1. Be a follower of Daydream Frenzy
2. Like Teilla on Facebook
3. Visit their shop & leave a comment
listing your favorite item

Bonus entries  (leave a separate comment for each of the following):
1. Sign up for Teilla's newsletter
2. Follow me on Twitter
3. Like Daydream Frenzy on Facebook
4. Tweet or blog about this giveaway with link attached

This giveaway will run until August 4th, 11am CST and is open to all readers! Good luck!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Fancy That Friday


I need this skirt in my life.


This shot of Rupert Grint at the London Olympics. Precious!


These remind me of being back at Pike's Market in Seattle! I miss that place.


This Lady Gaga turned Disney Princess art, how cute!


Extra polka dots please!


This collection of all the Harry Potter books artwork put together. So many memories!


This octopus artwork!


Note to self: buy tribal-printed pants. And get awesome hair.

xx

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hats Off


{ F21 top, hat, ring & sandals | thrifted Guess shorts | thrifted Fossil bag | Kohls necklace | Target belt | thrifted bracelet }

I've never really been a "hat person". Besides the beach where hats are a great way to protect from the sun, I have always been too lazy to wear them anywhere else. However, the fashion-blogging world soon convinced me that hats are indeed our friend, not foe.

I remember going on the look out last summer for the perfect hat, but to no avail. It turns out my head is too big for most hats; I guess one size fits all doesn't actually apply to "all". To make a long story short (too late), I came across this number at F21 and when I tried it on, it didn't restrict the blood flow to my head! Success!

What about you? Are you a "hat person"?

xx

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Seattle, Part Two


 On our second day in Seattle, I wanted to do something "touristy", so Trae and I made it a point to get up extra early and head down to the Space Needle! It was a long elevator ride up (all 520 feet of it), and of course the elevator had a glass door so I was a bit freaked out haha, it must have been the slight fear of heights. But once we were at the top, I was all good. It had such a gorgeous view! We could see the morning fog for miles!


Seattle has so many museums, and one of my faves was the EMP Museum which specializes in music (among other things, but I don't want to make this post too photo-heavy). There was a Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and ACDC exhibit as well as an entire section dedicated to instruments that people can play. Trae played his weapon of choice (the guitar of course) while I opted for the bongos (of course I had no idea what I was doing). It was fun! I also got to learn so much about Nirvana & Hendrix, and it felt surreal being in the same city where they originated from!

And not just them, but tons of bands originated in Seattle as is shown above in the Seattle Band Map photo. The underground punk music scene was insane! That last picture of Trae and I was taken within the Nirvana exhibit during a recording about our experience (or thoughts of) the band. Anyone can do it, and they show your video on a screen in the adjoining room. There were a lot of cool videos that other fans recorded in the past!


Not only did we learn about Nirvana, but we also got to visit the actual house where Kurt Cobain lived and died. Kurt was cremated when he passed away, so there's no grave sight for him, but the people of Seattle took it upon themselves to turn a simple bench (right next to his house) into an unofficial memorial for the late singer.

Every inch of the bench was covered in Nirvana lyrics & words to Kurt as well as letters, guitar picks, photos, and miscellaneous Nirvana memorabilia. The new owners of the house have boarded up their property on all sides, but you can still see the top of the house. Why anyone would want to buy that house is beyond me. I mean, just being there on the outside gave me a sad and eerie feeling...



Don't worry, I only have a couple more Seattle posts in the works where I share the local art, food, and outfits I wore during my stay! Have a good week! :)

xx

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

July Group Sponsor Spotlight

The Group Sponsor Spotlight is a new feature allowing readers to get a chance to know the current sponsors of the month. Sponsors answer a simple question which is changed every month. If interested in becoming a sponsor, click here for information!
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Question of the Month: What is your favorite memory of summer?


Name: Sarah
Blog: Zzouzi Vintage
Favorite summer memory?: Nearly every summer since I was a child my parents would take my sister and I to Morocco, our home country, to visit friends and family. Summers there where near perfection with perfect weather, delicious Moroccan-French food, exotic scenery, and unique shopping. It was the perfect escape.

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Name: Kerrie
Blog: The Williams Post
Favorite summer memory?: My summers are so jam packed that it's impossible to pick a favorite moment. But my favorite thing about summer is spending time traveling the state, country, and world with my husband! We just recently got back from a holiday in the Bayou, which is where this photo was taken. Funny, right? We will also be traveling to Florida, Colorado, and Mexico this summer! Fun times to be had, for sure. Come visit my blog and join in the fun!

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Name: Shane
Blog: Whispering Sweet Nothings
Favorite summer memory?: My favorite summertime memory would have to be the times when my whole family was living together under one roof. As we grow up and go our own separate ways, I miss the cookouts, picnics, and squirt gun fights we would have from sun up to sun down!

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Name: Jazmine
Blog: Life as a Young Mom
Favorite summer memory?: I'm gonna have to say June 2010. This picture above was taken 2 weeks after my husband and I got married. We took an entire week off from work so we can spend it by the pool. Since we couldn't afford to go on a honeymoon. We made the best of it.

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Name: Tara
Blog: The Penniless Socialite
Favorite summer memory?: I've vacationed on Cape Cod almost every year since I can remember. Every time I know vacation has started once I smell the pungent scent of the salt marshes, my favorite smell. I've created so many memories there, I can't pick just one.

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Name: Tamara
Blog: Tamara's Blend
Favorite summer memory?: My favourite summer memories are connected to sailing. A couple of months ago I was sailing with my boyfriend and one evening we were just laying on the sailboat and watching stars in the middle of the sea. It was so calming and beautiful. I can't help myself, I'm a romantic at heart!

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Name: Bri
Blog: 49 Dresses
Favorite summer memory?: Every year as it starts to get warmer, I find myself craving the taste of fresh, juicy watermelon that is practically inseparable from the image of summer. One of my favorite things about the season is the abundance of fresh fruit that it offers. I love being able to head down to the farmer's market on a Saturday morning, pick buckets of blueberries at a local patch, or bring home peaches from the roadside farm stand knowing that they were just picked off the tree a day or two before.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

August Sponsorship



I am now accepting new sponsors for the month of August! Please remember I offer free button swaps (small size - 100x100) to anyone who follows my blog (must have at least 200 followers), but only a few spots are available so be sure to email me (daydreamfrenzy{at}gmail.com) to reserve a space!

In addition, I offer medium and large ads for super cheap (no need to be a follower). The rates won't always be this low so take advantage of them while you still can! :) I also offer a Featured Ad space for just one person  a month who would really like to get maximum exposure for their blog or business. Paypal is the preferred method of payment.

 Click here to view my updated sponsor page for more info!

xx

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Fancy That Friday


Love this promo photo for Chanel. Gorgeous!


This hair bow tutorial!


I'm pretty sure only Harry Potter fans will get these references ;)


Edgy rings! Yessss.


This headband. Love!


This photo is haunting, I like it.


Who knew pink cotton candy could look so whimsical?


Still on the look out for shorts like these. Any suggestions?

TGIF! Have a good one!

xx

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