Tuesday, August 31, 2010

wish list

Everyone else is doing it, sooo... here is a handful of my Fall wish list items.

A backpack. The Baggu backpack is something I've been eyeing for awhile, and I'd like a new one for when I start classes in the Spring. Hopefully by then this particular color will not be sold out...

Trousers are so hot right now, but I can't help be in love with that slouchy yet refined vibe they give...

And last but not least, oxfords. Although they may look slightly old man-ish, I want... no, need... these oxfords. I had an exact pair when I was younger, and I was obsessed with their salmon pink soles. I'm currently on the hunt for a thrifted pair, but I may have to splurge and buy them new.

Anyone else have a wish list made yet? What's on yours?


tie it up

I finally got around to doing a tiny shop update today, and the majority of it were these handsome bow ties. I love bow ties... to me, they are the epitome of classy and sophisticated. And a little bit geeky chic.

These particular ones were in a box in my grandmother's house and they may have been some of my grandfather's. I've kept a few, but who really needs a bunch of bow ties lying around, looking pretty but sitting lonely? I hope someone classy and sophisticated (and a tad bit geeky chic) will love them as much as I do.


Thursday, August 26, 2010


Boy oh boy, am I LOVIN' this weather right now... I went for a brisk walk this morning and I actually had to wear a long sleeve t-shirt with my shorts! Hallelujah, praise the Fall! Does anyone else love that smell that comes with the change of seasons? Because personally, it makes my heart sing.

Although I'm not so sure how long it's going to last, I plan on relishing every single moment of it. I will wear my tie-dye leggings today that I've been missing all summer, and I will go on a bike ride with my Z tonight, just the two of us (and I won't come home a sweaty, hot mess... hopefully).


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

long time, no post... but time for a bit of bragging

So I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything, but I just had to rave about this... I won something!! I don't think I've ever won a thing in my whole entire LIFE! And I won the prettiest thing I could think of... the kidnapper bell necklace by lovely little shop. Plus, this came at a time when I really needed a pick me up... anyone else ever have those days (or weeks, or months)?

I've posted about Chelsea's shop before and her creations, and I've been pining over them (ok, drooling is more like it) for quite some time.
If you haven't already, go check out her shop and all the other lovely little necklaces she creates!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

dang rain

I've had every intention of doing a shop update this week, but with the weather being so rainy, and the fact that my photography studio is, in fact, my driveway, it hasn't happened. So in order to keep this little bloggy blog happy and kickin' with posts, I picked out some fun things I've found recently on Etsy.

I very much enjoy this note card by near modern disaster, probably because I'm a hopeless romantic and I like any sort of kissing in general. I also think it would be incredibly cute to give for V-Day, am I right?

I realize it's summer and hot as hades outside, but since I'm constantly wishing for cold these days, it seems fitting that I would hone in on this cute earwarmer by YesJess. Last winter, after wearing and realizing knit caps aren't really my thing, I found out that earwarmers are just as cute, and warm too!

I love dainty things and these earrings by maria allen jewelry are the daintiest. Plus, I love the idea that paper cranes are usually made from paper, and these ones are for your ears... it adds to the dainty-ness (I just made that word up). Bonus: they are only 10 buckeroos.

Z and I have been re-decorating our rental house a bit, and I think this print by Julia Pott would be something we would both love to hang somewhere in the house. It's one of those things that you can't really pinpoint why you love it, you just do.


Monday, August 9, 2010

pretty please, help!

Alright... being a novice at this blogging thing, I have a few questions and would be SO appreciative if anyone could answer them for me.

How do I make my pictures bigger? Right now they are slightly smaller than what I would like them to be, and I'm not really that computer smart, so any help in simple terms would be best.

Also, what do you guys load your photos with? Do you use Blogger or Picasa (I've been using this, but I'm not so sure if I like it yet or not.)? Or something else entirely?

Thank you, thank you in advance for any and all help!

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etsy update: my favorites

I recently did a small Etsy update, and these are a few that I've deemed my favorites!

This silver necklace reminds me of a genie or a belly dancer for some reason... I'm not sure why, but it may be the shape and the way that the hinges make the pendant move.

Those shoes were actually a find from my grandmother's closet... they were never worn and she still had the receipt from when she purchased them! I love vintage with a story.

I really enjoy this knotted fabric belt... I've worn it a few times and it really adds some pizazz to an otherwise simple outfit.

Head over to the shop and check out the other new things I've added. I'm trying to get into the groove where I can do two large updates a week, so expect one soon!

In other news, I hope everyone is staying cool in this ridiculously hot weather. I, for one, am headed to the library to keep cool. Ta-ta for now!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

picnic-ing and other fun things

I hadn't planned to include many personal things on this blog, but sometimes I think that knowing something a little personal about a blogger can help readers relate... so here I am.

This past Friday, Z and I went on our very first picnic. It was very relaxing and a bit romantic, and we both enjoyed our time talking and laughing (mostly at too-brave ducks that came very close to us and our picnic blanket). I took a few artsy nature and shoe shots (that's me!), and we ate a nice little meal of roast beef and blue cheese sandwiches with potato salad and fruit.

Then we went home and ordered a pizza. (Our light picnic meal turned out to be too light...)

On Saturday, we went to a relative's wedding, and then took a few fancy shots of the two of us. We received that green retro glider for our engagement, and it's so nice to sit on and enjoy the weather or read a book.

Oh, and I now have 4 followers! How exciting!!!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

growing it out

I want my hair to grow so badly that I actually dreamt last night I had Rapunzel length hair. Growing out your hair is the pits... but these lady's cute and quirky bobs keep me going.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

oh my gosh i need it now

I'm not sure at what point I stop torturing myself, but when I came across ET AL., ETC. via another blog today, I couldn't help myself.

Those details! The colors! Those fabrics! These are items I can see wearing from summer to winter... I need, I want!

Anyways, they are so reasonably priced (I say that about a lot of things, don't I?)and so pretty and classic. These were just a few of my favorites, but the shop is chock full of other great items.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

etsy wish list: it's the little things

Every once in awhile, I like to really torture myself and go on an Etsy "shopping spree". It involves not spending a penny, but it sure does fill up my Favorites list pretty quickly. Here's what I've got my eye on this week.
I need this bag... how cool would this look with a denim shirt and black, slouchy slacks?!
I love, love, love these necklaces... they are the perfect little quirky topper to every single outfit. I can imagine wearing these with everything!
Again, these little earrings would go with anything and everything... so simple yet so statement making.

And the best part about all of these? Every single one is so reasonably priced and under $40.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

etsy update: the short of it

Shorts, shorts, shorts! They seem to be all I want to wear lately. I have always tried to be one of those girls that sports a skirt or a dress on a daily basis, but I always seem to go back to shorts. Plus, when the days are this hot and muggy, it's easy to throw a pair on with a tank, some strappy shoes and a few necklaces. Check these out in the shop today!

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