Saturday, June 30, 2012

Seeps Into Walls

Lacey Lazy Summer Days...that are so hot a few miniscule beads of sweat formulated on my brow during the ten minutes I was taking these pictures.  Ew.

(photos by e.hunt)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Word of the Week: Ravelment

Welcome to the first weekly feature of Kindofmaybe:  The Word of the Week, the stars of which will, naturally, be words.  I will flip open the dictionary at random and select a word of interest from that  particular page, and select a photo from my inspiration file that is fitting.  And now, without further ado, let us begin this journey of vocables.

Confusion or complexity; a tangle.

As in, the universe is a ravelment of stars, planets, suns, moons, aliens, and a whole scope of things we haven't discovered yet or could possibly understand.

(photo collected from chickenpieinthesky)

Traces of Misadventure

Day Two of the 100+ degree heat.  The government should provide free pool-cool-down access to everyone as part of a social well being program.  If I ever run for President, this will be a highlight of my platform.  Of course, people can't just run around town in their swimsuits to get to said pool-cool-down; coverups will be required.

(photos collected from studdedhearts, becauseimaddicted, and 4thandbleeker)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Air of Elsewhere

Cutouts are amazingly versatile.  They can be effective almost anywhere on any type of clothing.  Top, middle, sides, back, front, down the leg of a pair of pants, etc.

(photos collected from people, opiumpoppies, and allahiltheblogger)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boatloads of Blue

This winter when it was cold and the outdoors was filled with dreary misery, I wrote several posts about the many delights of summer.  I suppose it is only fair to return the favor to winter now that it's summer.  As much as I despise the arctic months, the beginning of autumn, when the first faint signs the cold is coming begins to show, is rather enjoyable.  Those days when you hear the rustling of fallen leaves under your feet, a slight chill blows on the wind, and you can lose the morning-needed jacket by lunchtime.

(photos by becky.hunt)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Madame Wins

Looking for a simple way to add some edge to your outfit?  A way to tone down girly florals or an option to differentiate yourself from the hordes of summer skirt-wearers?  Well, have I got the thing for you.  Suspenders!  Not only do they look effortlessly cool, they are practical in holding up a tad-too-big waist.  Get a pair that will instantly enhance your wardrobe today at your local men's clothing supplier or vintage store.

(photos collected from fiascoplus, garancedore, and by e.hunt)

Good Day Sunshine

I need to laugh, and when the sun is out, I've got something I can laugh about.  -The Beatles

When wearing something this happy and summery, you wouldn't need the sun; laughter and love would radiate from you instead.

(photo collected from cosmopolitan)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's All in the Details

Roberto Cavalli's all black and all white looks just shot to the top of the metaphorical stack of beautiful all-one-color ensembles.  Be sure to look closely to find all the little gems hidden in these outfits, like the lace along the side of the black jacket or the double parrot necklace.

(photos collected from studdedhearts)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Twisted Summer Heart

T-shirts are a delightfully fantastic way to tone down a dressier dress, and make the time spent indoors with a possible arctic ice factory level of air conditioning a bit more pleasant.

(photos by e.hunt)

Sovereigns of Intrigue

A lesson in color with a quick turn around the color wheel.
Red + Yellow = Orange

Yellow + Blue = Green

Blue + Red = Purple

(photos collected from people, weardrobe, notcouture, googleimages, studdedhearts, and becauseimaddicted)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shaken, Not Stirred

After many days over the past year of wanting, trying, and experiencing a true trial and error situation if I ever saw one, I finally figured out how to wear my Grandpa's tuxedo shirt without looking like a waiter.  The button studs are my favorite part (I had to leave out the cufflinks to roll the sleeves).

(photos by e.hunt)

Sitting On Top of the World

Happy International Surfing Day!

Sign up for The Surfrider Foundation's weekly emails, "In This Week's Soup," ( and be astounded by the variety of global news in ocean wellness, ocean wildlife, global warming, surfing, and pretty much anything that has to do with water.  Each one also begins with a pretty awesome header graphic.

(photos collected from surfrider emails)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

You Rebel Scum

Pretty much anything can be turned into an adornment of some kind.  Like these two lovely ladies: the first used a classic bandana as a headband tied ninja style (or hippie for you more gentle folk), and the second used what looks like a piece of scrap fabric.

And for my go-round I chose to go with a necktie.  Kindof ended up having a flapper turned pirate vibe.

(photos collected from beeluxbeauty, weheartit, and by e.hunt)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

My latest foray of art+fashion began with an old off-white tank dress, a bottle of black fabric paint, a few thin paintbrushes, and a couple detailed maps.

I had the vague idea in mind of starting on the front lower left with a map of Middle Earth, the land featured in The Lord of the Rings, and having it trail upwards over the pocket and transition into a map of Hyrule on the upper back, which is the home of the creatures in the videogame Zelda: Ocarina of Time.  A project I had been wanting to complete for a long time, I now have a perfectly acceptable nerd dress that looks great with a pair of gladiators and a black belt.

(photos by e.hunt)

What the Point is Not

Printsing Mixes.  Mixing Printsing.  Printsing Mixing.  Mixing Prints.

(photos collected from lineageofinfluence and gossipgirlinsider)

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Summer Olympics Countdown: 6 weeks from tomorrow

(photo collected from notcot)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Playing For Splendor

1.  Take one shirt, cut one straight line down the back.
2.  Cut a line on either side of the first cut to make two pieces for the top bow.

3.  Cut an oblong triangle along the bottom edge, making the two pieces for the bottom bow, which will allow for the fitted bottom.

4.  Wear the shirt, outdoors and in.

(photos by e.hunt)