embroidery & street art


Hey all! This past weekend was one packed full of fun activities. Earlier this week, I wrote about my latest brunch trip  to Waffles INCaffeinated. This meal left me pleasantly full and ready to take on the rest of the beautiful Sunday afternoon. One of my favorite parts of Pittsburgh is the abundance of art. It seems that every where you look there is another fun mural, museum or theatre. If you know where to look and are looking for it, you can find art just about anywhere in Pittsburgh! So while my boyfriend and I were walking home from our brunch outing, I couldn't resist taking advantage of a photo opportunity with these beautiful pieces of street art.














The first stop on our trip home was this beautiful mural. The mural, "Remembers Workers, Remembers Veterans"  by Lucas Stock and other artists, is located in South Side, right on East Carson and is painted on the side of the Veteran's Leadership Program building. These bright, vibrant colors draw in the viewers and the subject matter holds their attention. It's hard to miss this! And why would you want to?! I love how abstract it is, while still letting viewers know what it's about. Maybe I just love geometric shapes, but this one is definitely impressive!
































These next few pieces are one of my favorite art installations in Pittsburgh! They are created by Baron Batch, a former Steelers football running back. His artwork (POP-X style art) crops up all over Pittsburgh. In fact, he is said to use elephants as his subject matter as a way of representing community--the Pittsburgh community.  I'm told he hangs out at a local coffee shop and, if you're lucky, he may even sketch a mini elephant on your coffee cup (he's actually known for doing that while there)! These two feature a pink elephant, however, the others come in a variety of colors and sizes. I know I'll definitely be on the lookout for more while exploring the Pittsburgh community! Click here to see more of his work!






Located on East Carson Street across from "Remembers Workers, Remembers Veterans".














'Another Day in Paradise'





Located on Larkins Way in South Side.




This was the first of his installations I have seen. Which is surprising considering the other is right on East Carson!














Naturally, I can't leave you all without talking about this adorable dress! I picked this beauty up at Forever 21 last week in preparation for a night out with my boyfriend and his family. I'm not usually a fan of burnt orange, but this particular dress stood out to me. Maybe it's because it reminds me of the sun or Arizona, but I love how the dark, ruddier color is paired with the delicate, ivory embroidery. This embroidery and off the shoulder cut, gives this dress the feminine flare it needs. I've also been crazy about off the shoulder dresses this summer, so maybe thats just why I like it so much! :P








Naturally the dress is not available online, but I'm loving this, this and this as alternatives!















Between brunch, this dress and exploring the street art of South Side, I would say this Sunday was definitely one for the books! I can't wait to keep exploring this summer to see what else I can find and check off my list! Catch all my adventures as they happen on Snapchat (rachellynn), Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! And, as always, don't forget to subscribe to stay up to date on all things Rachel Lynn. Until then,



xoxo,





26 comments:

  1. I LOVE the pictures and clothes! What a fun day it looks like you had! Nothing like stopping to enjoy the things around you!

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  2. The first mural was definitely my favorite! I love how so many cities are creating fun and beautiful murals these days :)

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    1. I love how cities are doing that, too! It really brightens up spaces and adds so much culture. It really enhances the space, for sure

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  3. Fun dress and totally on trend right now! Beautiful murals too!

    Nellwyn | www.thecardinalpress.com

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  4. Love that dress and that street art is just SO cool! Love the elephant in particular.
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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    1. I love the elephants, too!! I've been all about them. I keep seeing them on clothes, and I'm so tempted to try out that trend.

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  5. What a cure dress! And street art is one of my favorite things!

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  6. First of all you are too cute! and those walls are so fun!

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    1. Thank you so much!! :) I always have fun during photo shoots. But aren't they fun? They really add to the city, for sure!

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  7. That first mural is amazing! It reminds me of a few of my favorite paintings in the Dallas Museum of art

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  8. I have a nephew living in Pittsburgh right now and he only has positive things to say about it. Its definitely on my bucket list. Cute dress and fun pictures too!

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  9. I'm obsessed with murals and love this street art!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  10. Love finding great walls like that to take pictures in front of! It makes even the most basic OOTD look that much better. - katy

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    1. I completely agree. These pieces of art are the center piece of the pictures. The outfits are just a secondary thought. They're just so beautiful and intriguing.

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  11. That street art is so beautiful! What a fun place to take photos :)

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  12. Love this look! Those walls are so fun too.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  13. Love all the walls, They are so fun and that dress is so pretty!

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  14. Love the dress!! So cute. That street art is awesome, especially the elephants :) I'd love to go there and see it!

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    1. I would 100% recommend a visit. Pittsburgh is such a cool area. :)

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  15. That street art is so pretty! So it your dress!

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  16. WOW that first blue wall is too cool! I'm also loving that off the shoulder dress!

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    1. Isn't it so interesting! I saw it and was immediately intrigued. There's so much more to the piece than I was able to capture. It's truly amazing. But thank you! I love off the shoulder dresses lately. ESPECIALLY when they feature embroidery. It's 100% my style

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  17. I started doing a little hand embroidering - it's so fun! Love the sleeves, and the street art is beautiful!

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    1. I don't think I'm brave enough to try hand embroidering myself. I did a little when I was younger as a hobby. But it's so beautiful when it's done right and I never thought I was any good at it, hahaha. It's definitely a challenging and rewarding hobby, though. That's for sure!

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  18. Feeling inspire after seeing your post , Thanks .

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