What We Wore: First Moments of 2014

Two weeks late is better than never! In the beginning of a new year that is sure to be full of excitement, there were two friends who decided to take pictures of each others’ clothes because… well we’re Tamar and Suki.  I believe Tamar’s words were “We should take pictures of our outfits to commemorate them.”  And so we did, here they are.  Oh, also, making her first appearance on To the Eye of the Beholder, is my amazing and cool friend Leone, who while being whimsical and fun did not buy into Tamar and I’s vanity, so there is only one picture of her awesome-ness (that incidentally was not solicited).


Tamar ringing in the new year!


Mid thought


Can you spot my other friend, Gio?


Will I ever be able to keep my eyes open for a picture? We will see.


My New Year’s kiss swims away from me.


Yes, this is the Leone! Please take note of her fabulous shoes!


This was the final fate of the last of our festive balloons at the end of the night. End of a party, beginning of a new year.


p.s. Sorry for the camera phone photos.  I swear eventually I will find out what is wrong with my actual camera!


Photo Roll-2013 Comes to a Close

As 2013 comes to a close, I wonder where the year went.  Here are some of my favorite un-aired pictures from this year.  Enjoy, and have a super fantastic 2014! Buena suerte with all your resolutions!


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Lazy Summer Days…

Ahh, lazy summer indeed! Truth be told up until the last couple of weeks I’ve lived the hectic yet awesome life of a sleep-away camp counselor, which is anything but lazy.  However, right now I’m lounging in the hot summer air of California’s central valley eating junk food, listening to music,  and doing nothing-in-particular.


All the pictures are in different lighting because my mother was playing with the settings on our camera and I was having a little too much fun with the editing bay.


Headband- Sunflowers woven into a fake vine headband my sister made for me

Necklace-I made one of the wooden pendants at the camp I work at, and the other was a staff award I was given (Respect!).


Blouse- Target

Shorts- Goodwill pants that I cut off

Belt- Unknown


My Lazy-Summer-Day Songs


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros-Better Days

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros-This Life

Alt-J – Breezeblocks

Crystal Fighters-LA Calling

Crystal Fighters-You and I

The Head and the Heart-Down in the Valley

They Might Be Giants-Birdhouse in Your Soul


These are a few essential pieces of my summer wardrobe: Small leather purse – tan Topsiders – pink L’oréal lipstick – copper and gold nail polish – round sunglasses – homemade jewelry – sunflowers (Flowers of any kind are great for putting behind your ears, pinning in your hair, and sticking in hats).

Hope your summer has been going great-Suki

Ahhh Boxing Day

[When I sat down at my laptop this afternoon, I realized that after composing this post last night I never actually hit the “Publish” button. Sorry for this being a day late!] Hello! Here we all are again:boxing day. For those of you who, like me have looked at your calendar for years and thought “Boxing Day”  was the U.K.’s version of the Superbowl(Of course that’s why it’s on your calendar!) but with boxing(they of the flying like butterflies and stinging like bees) let me just tell you how wrong we all were! Boxing day is a day in all the English-speaking countries, except the U.S., have a bank holiday and a crazy amount of sales. According to Wikipedia, this sale day is SOOO BIG that it is comparable to Black Friday. But for us here in the U.S., it’s a depressing day in which Christmas is over. Just an interesting tidbit for you there. On another note, how have your holidays been?


My mom apparently did all her Christmas shopping with my grandma at Target so everything except the earrings(Uncommon Goods), the socks(The Sock Shop), and the purse(Threads) were from Target. So when faced with a pile of brand new clothes, I did what any self-respecting teenage girl would do on boxing day; I put them all on at once, leaving with me the feeling that Target should be paying me for this(Hey you guys at the promotion department, would you consider this proposition? 😀 ).


I absolutely adore these earrings, even though they are slightly disrespectful. The words on them put me in mind of the Cage the Elephant song, In One Ear (followed by the rest of the line “and right out the other”).


I have now (sort of)mastered the elusive sock bun! For some reason, sock buns have always been hard for me to do. I would blame my hair, but that would be rude to my hair as well as entirely untruthful.


Owls. My uncle asked me at Christmas why they are such a thing among today’s youth. I told him something about fads, copycats, and how  big and pretty Zooey Deschanel’s eyes are. But really, I have no idea. But, I mean come on, OWL socks!!

-ttfn Suki

And To All A Good Night

I hope you all had a very happy christmas(and a great Tuesday for those of you not celebrating)! Good night, and many good wishes.

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-Holiday Greetings, Suki