Saturday, February 26, 2011

Keeping it Fun- The Not-So-Bare Necessities

I am sitting at home tonight with a bum right leg, watching Marie Antoinette, drinking Harney & Son's Paris tea, and thinking about ways to make my crutches look less depressing. Should I spray paint them pink? Or maybe cover them in glitter? eh.....I'll keep you updated on this one. All of this got me thinking however- what about the other objects I utilize on a necessity basis? How can we add more neon, text, flare, and general fun into our day-to-day objects?

Keeping it fun- A Year's Supply of Toothbrushes have a friendly three-months-then-toss message written on them and are eco-friendly!

Marimekko will brighten any bathroom with their beautiful prints. I am on a huge blue and white kick right now, so what's not to love?!

Sharpie is now making stainless steel pens. Keeping things fresh.

Okay, so maybe not a true "Necessary Necessity," but after seeing this adorable Honey Pot & Silicone Dipper from Le Creuset, I am reminded that the kitchen sometimes "needs" items like this. So much more fun than the standard honey bear squeeze bottle (although he is pretty great too!) 

Illustrated Canvas totes from Jcrew

They have been putting out new tote illustrations every few months; I hope they keep this up! At $10 a pop, these totes are an attractive alternative to plastic, logo-shocked totes one finds in line at Whole Foods (not that there is anything wrong with that..) and are a durable steal.  

Organic Shaped Dinnerware
rice bowl

Dog Rectangle Dessert Plates 

Artist Sketch Dessert Plates

 I am that crazy person who upon receiving a delicious plate of food at a restaurant, lifts up the plate just to see who makes it. (Yes, that person. The one who you are embarrassed to go out with..) I love dinnerware- plates, cups, bowls- and am always in search of illustrated whiteware. West Elm nailed it here. How are the Artist Sketch Dessert Plates?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This Valentine's Day, Think Pink!


Think Pink! Kay Thompson (writer of Eloise) plays magazine editor Maggie Prescott in one of my favorites, Funny Face. The fabulous 1957 movie also stars Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire and takes place in both New York and Paris. (If you haven't seen it, Netflix now!) This Valentine's Day, I am thinking pink! (warning: This clip is totally campy and the tune is addictive)

 Jcrew's Spring Collection

 Peonies in Pink
Essie, Cherry Pop
A sheer polish!

 Kate Spade Essex Scout

Fresh Pink Grapefruit Soap

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Caramel Baby & Child- Does that come in my size?

And I thought Jcrew's CrewCuts was cute!! Caramel Baby & Child is pretty fabulous. I am excited about the prospect of children being dressed in something that doesn't read Hannah Montana. These beautiful pieces and brown leather oxfords are sophisticated, yet playful enough for a little one to run around and seize the day! Check out their lookbook here!

 mini Ella Fanning, anyone??

absolutely precious

all photos from Caramel Baby & Child

Friday, February 4, 2011

Dreaming in Hearts

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I have been trying to figure out how I am going to "dress-up" for valentines without actually dressing up. These awesome sequined heart shoe clips and pin just may be the route I am looking for and they are a total steal at $25 and $10 respectively. heart shoe clips & mini heart


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Good Things to Come: Talbots

images from Talbots

When I heard that Julianne Moore is the new face of Talbots' 
I immediately logged on to see! Unfortunately, I will have to wait a bit longer.
Above are the only teasers I could grab for y'all.

It looks to me like Talbots is getting quite the face lift! 

I know this darling Champs-Élysées
skirt would never look good on my frame, 
but it is so fabulous, I just might have to get it anyway!

These outfits are more of my style! 
After years of skinny jeans, I think I am ready
for something like these!

 I will be checking back soon to see Ms. Moore's Spring Campaign! I can't wait!