I've realized that I have a playbook of words and phrases that I'm constantly referencing in my day to day. Whether it's new people or my childhood friends, it's often quickly pointed out to me that I'm a rolodex of quotes from movies, music or people. Full disclosure: I know a lot of pointless information that maybe only Jerry Seinfeld would appreciate.
Regardless if you have an elephant memory like me, I think people resonate with different words in life and like to have reminders of these sayings that have meaning to them. Whether it's a sticky note on your computer or words on a t-shirt, it's becoming more prominent to display these quotes or quibs in different forms as an extension of who you are and what you stand for.
I've always been a big fan of Conan O'Brien's "If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen". I was inspired by an Instagram photo I'd come across and decided this mantra I so firmly believed in needed to be framed in my home. I couldn't be happier with the result: I found this print on Etsy (find it here) for $30 and framed it at Michael's. Cheers to affordable art!
My dad is a big fan of classic rock and while we wouldn't admit it during our teen years, he gave us the best music education growing up. Let's just say while my classmates were singing 'Barbie World' during our talent show my twin brother and I performed 'Heart of Gold' by Neil Young. I love that music can be such a reminder about a time in your life or person; a certain lyric or melody can bring back a flood of memories.
Again, following my affordable art trend in my home, I framed some album covers that remind me of my childhood. Look to your favourite artist and you're guaranteed to find some album cover gems. During my recent trip to Portland there was a Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' album featuring classics like "Nuthin' but a G Thing" and "Dre Day" - if you haven't heard these on vinyl, you haven't lived. Hit up your local record store, see what you can find, and then frame your choice album with this (on sale now!) There is no Dre on my wall but The Beatles, Dylan, Young and Mellencamp represent my old soul well.
Unlike my taste in music, my taste in jewelry is something that has evolved through my twenties: I used to often find myself stalking up on costume pieces from the local H&M or department store bi-weekly. Like your taste in clothes, your jewellery style changes as well. Today, I find myself wearing the same pieces over and over, day or night. I would rather have fewer more beautiful pieces than a plethora of junk.
This necklace from Sweet Harriet Designs is my latest piece and I'm so happy with it! "Let's get carried away": I was immediately drawn to this saying because of my love of travel and new places. My bucket list still lists for me to walk into an airport and ask for a ticket on the next plane out of here. When I'm wearing this necklace it acts as a reminder to not take life so seriously, go with the flow more and perhaps worry a bit less. Styled for coffee or after work drinks - this will be my go to necklace this spring.
Words are the ultimate creative outlet and I think it's great to showcase a string of them that you live by, in whichever way you want.
What words represent you?