Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Inspiration All Around You

Feeling inspired on this lovely Tuesday.  I love how these all look hand sketched, it makes it all the more unique and interesting.

Monday, August 20, 2012


One of my favorite things to do when I lived in Manhattan was exploring the city and discovering little hidden gems in the hole in the wall shops that caught my eye.  My favorite spot, hands down, was the Anthropologie at Chelsea Market.  Not very original.  Not very hole in the wall.  But I have spent countless hours in that store, buying nothing (sorry anthro), exploring the nicknacks that are tucked ever so deliberately throughout the store.  Lucky for me, I don't have to travel all the way to Manhattan to get lost in this little slice of heaven, thank you Shrewsbury.  And just a hop, skip, and a jump away is my beloved Red Bank, home of Urban Outfitters and all of its quirky wares.  These are a few snippets of my day trip to these lovely New Jersey locales with my dearest friend.  Where do you like to wander?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Model Off Duty

You can't flip through a magazines anymore without finding a campaign featuring America's most in demand model, Karlie Kloss.  But it isn't her modeling that inspires me, although her talent seems to transcend that of her peers, but rather her off duty street style.  She looks so effortlessly put together, yet, you just know meticulous thought went into her styling.  When your wardrobe staples include worn leather boots and oversized bags how could you go wrong?

Dresses with rugged boots are the ideal combination of rugged and feminine, and great transition outfits for summer to fall.  Personally, I will be stealing her shorts/sweater/boots look as my go to outfit this fall.  Which is your favorite?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

only the ocean and you

Coming from a shore town, I am intrinsically drawn to surf culture.  While I have yet to learn to surf, much to my chagrin, the freedom it represents, and the connection that surfers have with nature and the ocean draws me in.  The ebb and flow of the sea becomes a way of life.  Accepting that things are beyond your control, understanding the need to, pardon my cliche, go with the flow, they become your mantras.  The ocean is therapeutic, cleansing.  To work with it, to ride along its movement, I could not imagine.  I long to learn, but in the meantime I am satisfied with lusting at moments captured on film

These vintage shots have a particular allure to me, as I live in a constant state of nostalgia.

A Little Whimsy

Nature has always captivated and inspired me.  Its wild beauty, uninfluenced by humanity, pure in its natural state, is so enchanting.  So it was no real surprise that when I came across the creations of Anne ten Donkelaar on Free People's blog BLDG25 that I was instantly infatuated.  Her nature themed works are the epitome of whimsy and inspiration, it is hard not to get lost in them.    

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Beauty in the Details

Around this time I find myself lusting for fall.  The rich, cozy fabrics, the changing leaves, worn leather boots, nights spent by the fire reading.  It is among the details, really, that I find the most inspiration and beauty, whether it be a fun button, a crochet edging, the deep red that can only be found in a fallen maple leaf.  Here are a few snippets of what is inspiring me for fall right now and making me long for crisp, cool air.

My wardrobe/workspace.  You have to be creative when living in close quarters.

It's the details in the fabric.

Welcome to The Tale of the Gypsy.  I was inspired to redo my blog, formerly Denim & Lace, by a conversation I had with a friend, during which he stated, "I have kind of fallen into a 'thing'.  I know who I am, I am not looking for that anymore."  A simple statement, yet it reverberated in my mind and made me think.  
 I know who I am.  I know who I want to be.  And my desire to reflect that and inspire others in one way or another is not done justice in a blog that discusses only fashion.  Thus, The Tale of the Gypsy was born.  This blog is my outlet, my voice, a direct reflection of the true me, and all that inspires and moves me.  And perhaps, it will inspire you as well.  

Here are a few images to start you off, my lovely readers, and just a taste of what is to come.