Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Insta-Wednesday

Let's be honest- this week I've been far more concerned with watching the Olympics than getting dressed and going out.  For those who have been watching gymnastics- were you as shocked as I was on Sunday when the reigning world champ Jordan Wieber didn't qualify for the all-around competition?  I was so happy for her teammates but I got teary-eyed when I saw her start crying.  I kept thinking about what a big moment it was and how just a few mistakes can take something like that away.  But then last night, the Fab 5 won gold- the first time since 1996 when the Magnificent 7 won (I've been obsessed since then!)  I can't wait to see what the rest of the week holds... :)


Anyways- I decided for today to show you guys some of my instagram photos.  Maybe you'll be inspired to follow me @a_fashion_files.  As you'll see, I show a lot of my personal life through my photos, as I show a lot of my art inspirations, and other things you don't see in my blog!


Also, I'll be picking the winner of the giveaway today, and contacting them by Friday!  Until Friday, Happy Olympic Games!






































Row 1: 1. myself, J & my sister in Las Vegas; 2. wearing a vintage whale dress; 3. my DIY LV Hello Kitty purse; 4. art inspiration by Buff Monster;  5. DIY "tourist" shirts for my husband & I
Row 2: 1. inspiration from Bochner; 2. Aztec print shoes; 3. Ken Price sculpture; 4. Hermes belt & funky jewelry; 5. desk organization
Row 3: 1. vintage jewelry stand; 2. chain bracelets; 3. DIY My Melody shoes; 4. wearing my grandma's vintage DIY shirt; 5. art inspiration from Miss Van
Row 4: 1. colorful paper; 2. Chanel sandals; 3. Hello Kitty gummy snacks; 4. Hello Kitty rings; 5. DIY studded sneakers
Row 5: 1. Tuxedo Sam spoons at Yogurtland;  2. getting ready for the night out in Las Vegas; 3. pool time in Las Vegas; 4. Chanel Camellia flops; 5. vintage gumball machine
Row 6: 1. Ready for some DIY projects; 2. Hermes clutch from the DIY playground; 3. Kitsch at an antique store; 4. DIY floral crown; 5. Sam Edelman metallic heels

I hope you're all having a great week!  Don't forget to follow on Instagram!  And Bloglovin' too!
Thanks for reading!
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114 comments:

  1. I love it a lot, but the language quote is so true...It's like Derrida's idea of language & difference or the idea that you borrow language but it's never really your own

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    1. OMG I love that you're a Derrida fan! I love modern philosophers and I'm a huge fan of Derrida. I'm really into the studies of deconstruction and the concept of origin- because as you as said, there is never a way for us to trace back the origin. Nothing is really "original"- everything is a copy of a copy of a copy! :)

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  2. I Love this, Insta Wednesday how cool. Such interesting and cute photos I adore the Hermes clutch, I've also made a few (perfect little gifts)seeing your studded pumps has also reminded me of another little DIY project I still need to try.
    I'm going to follow you on insta xx

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    1. aww that means so much that you've been inspired by some of my DIY projects! Thank you so much!

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  3. lovely photos! loving all of your shoes ;))
    xO!
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  4. I totally have the exact same Sam Edelman heels as you,only in gold. They're killer looking, but not the easiest to walk in. Love the photos!

    Vivian
    js-go.blogspot.com

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    1. yay! Shoe twins! I actually think these shoes are super comfy! :0

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  5. What a cool diary post!



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  6. Totally love your Chanel sandals! Great pictures :) I'm totally obsessed with the Olympics too, but currently involved in a tv remote fight between mens gymnastics and the tennis! Guess what side I'm on.... :P
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  7. I think you are taunting me with this reminder of all your wonderful HK items that I don't have. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. Awesome pictures!! I've been the same, I love the Olympics! My dad and brother got tickets and I didn't so, sad times! I went down and you can go to a viewing platform in jhon Lewis in the Westfield centre which was fun :)
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    Ally xoxox

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    1. Thanks for the comment on my blog, we are already following each other though!!
      Hehe, Ally xoxox

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  9. Such awesome pictures!

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  10. Lovely photos! Love the Hermes clutch.

    xx Nikki noteablechic.blogspot.com

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  11. Adorable pictures!!!^^
    i love your Sam Edelman sandals ;)

    xoxo

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  12. LOVE those studded kicks. Great round up of your fashionable photos!

    xx
    Quiet Luxury


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  13. Great photos! I am doing a 30 day photo challenge and would love for you to link up! Have a great Wednesday!

    xo,
    Brandi
    http://flairbybrandi.blogspot.com

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  14. You always post the most loveliest pictures. I love your Chanel sandals!

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  15. how many cute pics dear! happy day! kisses!

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  16. so beautiful pics :)
    XOXO

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  17. cool photos :)
    I'm pleased that the Olympic Games began, but for my country are unfortunately not good, but your country already has a few medals, I'm congratulating and envying! ;-)

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  18. I've been obsessed with olympics too...
    Great pics!!

    Love
    Mehak
    www.thedoublemlife.blogspot.com

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  19. Great photos :)

    btw. great blog can we follow each ?
    http://nikonandfashion.blogspot.com

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  20. seems like I was already following you :-)

    www.linlicious-style.nl

    ps join my GIVE AWAY if you like!

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  21. Watching gymnastics always makes me so nervous but watching it knowing they win the gold was really awesome. GO USA!

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  22. obsessed with those chanel sandals!!!

    love your pictures and your blog.

    want to follow each other??

    xxo!
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  23. Haha, thanks for the comment. I'm definitely already following you. You can follow me back if you'd like. No big :)

    Vivian
    js-go.blogspot.com

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  24. Love these pics!!! :)

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  25. Great pictures! I love instagram! Followed you on instagram! I'm @chessabond :)
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  26. Your instagram account is full of amazing details! Loved it!

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    Also, would you be so nice as to vote for my photos in a competition? I would mean a lot to me!!! Just click in 'VOTAR'
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  27. I just visited your giveaway post and noticed that I missed it.. Next time..! I just posted instagram photos on my blog too :) Love your Hello Kitty items here! xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  28. amazing photos, love the diy sneakers

    http://alwand.co.uk/index.php/my-style

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  29. Hi Allison, I have been hooked watching the olympics too gymnastics is one of my favorite part. I love your instagram pictures,amazing pieces.

    Xo
    Cari
    Myfashionarchive.blogspot.com

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  30. so cute,
    kisses from,
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  31. Um, YES I am so following the Olympics. Drama in the gymnastics field all around this year. Actually, a lot of drama this time in London. I'm a Canadian though, so I was only cheering on our team. ;)

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  32. Such cute pics, Allison:) And wow on the win by Team USA on gymnastics. I'm not even American, but I felt so happy for them!

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  33. Great Pics love!!! I will have to look you up in Insta :) xx

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  34. Oh the Olympics are so much fun to watch!

    Love your photos and esp love the way you blog about them!
     
    oxo,
     
    ML
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  35. I'm so mad at myself for not having kept up with the olympics more this year! i need to get on it!

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  36. The husband has been all over the olympics! I think I'm gonna have to go track down those Sam Edelmans dont'cha hate when you should've made "that purchase" that's me those shoes;)
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  37. Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs! I can see that you love hello kitty a lot ! I am also fond of them. Earlier, I used to buy hello kitty stickers and paste them on my diary,notebooks and even at the end of the letters that I used to write to my friends !
    I also like your work desk, full of cute objects ! and love your colorful shoes too:))
    Congrats to you and your country for winning the Olympic gymnastics championship.
    take care and have a wonderful day ,

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  38. Love the photos, will start following you on instagram!

    Amy


    Leopard and Lillies

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  39. wow great instagram photos!! Keep it up darling lady!

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  40. I adore Hello Kitty :)

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  41. Lovely photos! So cute!

    xoxo

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  42. I have got to get with the Olympics--still haven't had a moment to sit and watch and I'm missing out! Love your Instagrams, I'll check and make sure that I'm following!
    xo Mary Jo

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  43. Love the last shot of the shoes! Your Insta shots look great!

    Xx
    Esther

    estellelamode.com

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  44. Lovely instagram!!!All the shoes as beautiful!!

    xoxoxo

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  45. insta fun!!! love the stud shoes x
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  46. Nice One (Y).I just discovered your blog and really like it.You are very inspiring.? It is nice to meet you! I will keep watching it in future.

    One more thing,If you have a minute,please check out my website and follow me if you liked it. I'll appreciate it so much!

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  47. Great pictures! Looks like you had a great time in July!

    Allison

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  48. so cute! stop by sometime love x

    luna
    lunaoffduty.blogspot.com

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  49. following you back dear. hope we can keep in touch in the future. (;

    xxo

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    1. Thank you so much for following! I really appreciate it!

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  50. I like post like this so much :)

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  51. Loved the board ! Hope you are having a great week
    Love,

    Bong's Belleza

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  52. So many beautiful photos :)

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  53. Yes dear, I would love to follow each other! I am following you :)

    xx Nikki noteablechic.blogspot.com

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  54. Your instagram pics are so cute ! Lovely selection :-)

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  55. I love this peek into your life! :) wish i had instagram

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  56. Loved these multi snapshots! The Sam Edelman shoes are hot!
    x.o.x.o

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  57. I've been watching the Olympics a lot too. I also felt bad for Jordan. It seems unfair that she could do so well and still not advance just because too many of her teammates advanced ahead of her.

    I love the photos!

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  58. it's totally awesome that we connected in instagram. it's a great way to interact with our readers/followers on a more intimate level. :) great pics, allison!

    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX Mommy

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  59. your blog is soo super cute! i will follow you on instagram now!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  60. OH alison the gymnastics is just amazing, i literlly cant beleive my eyes what they can do, its just so gorgeous to watch, i love all these photos, im trying to follow you on the instagram im on it to but it is giving me trouble and driving me mad!! iv no patience!! love those sandals im so jealous, i am of to amsterdam tomorrow morning so i will be out of communicado, my phone wont work overseas so i will be looking forward to catching up next week, hope you have a great weekend my gorgeous friend, kisses from dublin xx leonie

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    1. Have a wonderful time in Amsterdam, Leonie!!

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  61. stunning photos, i do use instagram when i've got my dad ipod touch ! love it

    wanna follow each other on bloglovin and facebook ?

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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  62. I'm loving those DIY studded sneakers!

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  63. You're soo cute! Thank you for your visit -- following you now :)

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    1. aww thank you! And thanks so much for following!

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  64. sure we can follow each other..gfc & bloglovin?
    sheree
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  65. Great Instagram photos.. love the last one (metallic sandals) :)

    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  66. I love the instagram pics! And you do such a good variety. I love it!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  67. I got teary-eyed too when I saw Jordan Weiber crying, but now it's all good :D Yay I can't wait to watch the rest of the olympics. And ooo nice pictures, I like the DIY studded shoes!

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  68. yes, i was definitely shocked that she didn't make it, that's why i was super ecstatic when the fab 5 won gold! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  69. love the pictures! :)


    now i'm thinking of making my own instagram account..uhmmmmmmmmmm......;)



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  70. So cool!!
    Our blog has been delated so we had to start all over again. We are following you, follow us back!
    Also, you can like our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Makeitsimple/444396382261888

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  71. Thanks ! I follow you on Facebook & Instagram, you can do the same :)

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  72. I really like all of those photos!
    -Doris

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  73. Love those pics :) sooo cute!
    Cool blog, would like to follow each other? :)
    Xoxoxo

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  74. Hey dear! Hope you're having a lovely day! Thank you so much for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog! I rally appreciate it! I just wanted to let you know that I am giving away three unique pairs of earring on FashionThrill.com and will be so happy if you join :)

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  75. love your style and your pictures! im so obsessd with the olympic gymnastics too! would you like to follow each other? xx
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  76. Great pics! Thanks for sharing! :)
    I don't really watch the Olympics. I'm so bad... ;)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog dear! Hope to see you again soon! :)
    xoxo
    Karola
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  77. This is way to cool. I really loved all the images and the unique style!!!
    Thanks so so much for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Best Regards
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  78. Your montage is so cute, I am compute illiterate so end up doing things like this with good old glue and paper!
    Loving the Olympics as well, so proud of team GB!
    You have a great blog, check out mine?
    http://www.hausofduzniak.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  79. I don't watch tv, so I haven't seen much of the Olympics, but I regret that since I really love gymnastics and all the swimming/diving sports! I really like your Instagram feed too! The Badtz Maru wall is cute!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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  80. I've been stuck at home watching the Olympics too - BBC is covering everything!

    Cinnamon Spring
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    1. aww thank you! You're very sweet! :)

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