Category: Shopping

you make me happy…

I moved into my house last week! I will post some pictures once I get settled in, but in the meantime – I found this print today and I thought it was so sweet. I’m not normally a big fan of primary colors in design but I like little pops of it around the house like this.

Print  //  $19

twenty five

Today is my 25th birthday. Feeling so loved and cherished by so many of my family and friends made today truly wonderful. The thought of taking on so many new adventures this year is made exponentially easier knowing I have the care and support of my loved ones. Thank you for all your well wishes and I wish every one of you a lovely year!

Here are a few things I am loving right now, enjoy!

silk shutterbug top

vida lenta (slow life)

viva vena santa cruz dress

animal locomotion, plate 197 (couple dancing)

built by wendy banner tank

tiny bird

motel celeste dress

hey stranger

I’m sorry for disappearing for awhile. I close on my house on seven (SEVEN!!) days and between that and work, I haven’t had much time to scour the web for new things favorite and creative. However, with my entertainment budget dropping to zero here in a week, I’m sure I will have more time to peruse and post.

Design*Sponge posted about this Etsy shop – Little Things Studio – a few days ago and I keep coming back to the beautiful prints (priced $20 and below). Varying in style and featuring different literary quotes, they would make lovely wedding gifts or housewarming presents (hint, hint…).


Anne Shirley quote // Simon Dach quote // Laura Ingalls Wilder quote

business casual?

After the last post, I realized that I don’t have fun summer clothes anymore because all I buy during the summer are outfits for work. In winter you can layer more, adding on to pieces that alone might not be work appropriate but that is much harder to do in the summer. When I used to work in retail, I could pull off tiptoeing the line between personal and work clothes but now that I work in an office, I feel very far from that line – living in the black hole that is “business casual” dressing.

If I could buy three new work outfits, they would be the ones below. I didn’t even bother posting the prices so it seems more attainable (if only in my imagination). I think the Dona Monroe blouse below is my perfect work shirt. So simple but the buttons and color make it so unique.

donna monroe blouse  //  vince pants

topshop shirt  //  dkny pants

3.1 phillip lim blouse  //  j. crew skirt

fancy seeing you here

I know, I won’t make any excuses. Life has been nuts but hopefully things will calm down a bit now that it’s summer. Anyways, the warm weather has me pulling out my summer clothes and I’m realizing that I am seriously lacking in fun warm weather clothes. Unfortunately my budget is hovering right around zero now that the word mortgage is in my everyday vernacular but here are my completely unrealistic picks for summer:

(Well, the ASOS dress is reasonable but since no-budget equals no-festivals, I don’t know that I need a flowing floral frock for anything I can justify to my bank account.)

a. Myne Coco Sheared Neck Tee  ::  $158

b. DVF Beabea Coverup Romper  ::  $185

c. ASOS Floral One Shoulder Asymmetric Dress  ::  $80.69

d. Patterson J. Kincaid Tribal Stripe Balboa Slouch Tee  ::  $138

e. Tucker Long Tunic  ::  $319