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Pop Shop Houston 2013

We parked the cars and walked a couple blocks to the PopShop Houston event on Spring Street. I felt like I had stepped into Austin. I’ve never seen so many hipsters in one place in Houston before. The Heights is turning into mini-Austin.

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Cute teeny chain necklaces by #abbiedrue popshophouston
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Hair on hide clutch by @Modmadegoods. Yaaaas.
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Cute elephant earrings by @yokovintage #popshophouston
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Dooney & Bourke #popshophouston #vintage


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Beautiful display by @shopbirdsonawire

We met Laura, the owner of Birds on a Wire, and I she was very sweet . Laura was a teacher, like Bunmi and I, and we were surprised  to see that Birds on a Wire was a non-profit. Head over to her blog to see the story behind her shop (it’s a good one!). Her jewelry display was creative and chic. I loved the necklaces hanging from the branches and the door-knocker necklace.

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Checking out the #UrbanIzzy fashion truck.
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@bunmi_ishola trying to find Waldo unsuccessfully at @thebptl (Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library)


Outside there were vintage business trailers all over the place.

Height of Vintage

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We stopped by PhotoMoto, a vintage truck with a photo booth set up inside with props included. We paid $5 and got a set of two photo strips.

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I stopped in the middle of the street for some jumping pictures. I’m a little rusty.

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Special thanks to Bunmi for the great pictures!

NaturaleChronicles Half Bday Giveaway

Happy [Half] Birthday to you. 
Happy [Half] Birthday to you. 
Happy [Half] Birthday, NaturaleChronicles.
Happy [Half] Birthday to youuuuuuu. 

Yes, the month of June marks NaturaleChronicles’ 6th month online. I started this blog on New Years day as an attempt to rid myself of the monotony of grown up life. It came at a time when I felt like I was losing myself, my joy, and my purpose. But in only 6 months, this wee little blog built up my spirit and granted me a renewed purpose.

This blog and you all helped me finish off my first year of teaching with a smile. So with sincere appreciation of the past and enduring optimism for the future, I thank you all!

To show my appreciation to you, my readers and online support system, as promised, I am hosting NaturaleChronicles’ very first GIVEAWAY!!! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Tatus Welle jewelry designs. All the pieces in the Tatus Welle collection are hand-made. I love Lorraine her jewelry and I wanted to share some of her pieces you.

As you can see in the picture below, Lorraine has a variety of jewelry and accessory pictures. I had a hard time narrowing down the items for the giveaway.

#1. Blue Chevron Button earrings

#2. Yellow and Blue “Africa” earrings
#3. Blue and Gold Simmering Button earrings
 #4. Yellow, white, and red Ankara cloth earrings

4 lucky winners will go home with one of these beautiful earrings.

Here’s how you enter:

1. Follow the Blog (via WordPress or BlogLovin)

2. “Like” TATUS WELLE on Facebook

3. Leave a comment on this post with the following:

– Name

– Location

– Top 1-3 things on your bucket list

I’ll give you an example:

Timi (aka NaturaleChronicles)

Houston, TX

1. Become a college professor 

2. Sew & wear my own clothes

3. Hang glide, Zipline, and sky dive.

Pretty simple, right? I want to hear from you. Leave me a comment to enter. The winner will be decided via a random number generator, which will select the winning comment. Everyone has a fair chance of winning. Good luck everyone!

DIY “Diamond” Necklace

For the longest time, I have been trying to find the perfect solitaire diamond necklace. I wanted one with a thin chain and a small round diamond. After combing through Amazon, Ebay, and etsy and not finding anything I liked within my price range, I headed over to Hobby Lobby to make my own.


The chain was on clearance for $1.47 and the gem came in a pack of 6 or 8 for around $4. I say that’s money well spent. The search for the diamond necklace is over!