Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cords and Cotton Canvas

There are few things more satisfying than a great pair of corduroys. Plain and simple. Now pair those with a timeless bag and some super awesome off character boots and you have quite the look. It doesn't hurt that the retailer is an American icon in itself either. Brilliant.

{image cred: L.L. Bean Signature}

Sunday, February 20, 2011

No Doubt About It

...if I had an iPad (which I totally hope to have one day), I would totally have this case for it.

It would just be too perfect! Yes!

{image cred: Urban Outfitters}

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rough Cut

I think the Hubs would die if I asked him for another piece of fine jewelry (he spoils me enough!), I am obsessing over rough cut jewels. There is just something about them that makes me all girly and giddy. These pieces from elseetee2 are absolutely no exception, and mixed with pearls! Aye! My heart skipped a beat. 

Total swoon.

{image cred: elseetee2 via Pretty Little Theives}

Too Cool.

The Alphabet from n9ve on Vimeo.

I could seriously watch this video over and over. Genius. 

{as spotted on Design Crush}

Something for the Sniffles

So when I think of tissue box covers I automatically think of this really heavy (and really breakable) stained glass, blue and white thing my Mom used to have in our bathroom ages ago. I think it eventually broke, all I know is it did not make its way to our new house my senior year of high school. 

Anyway I have always hated the things. I thought they were just nonsense. Until I found this featured over on Somewhere Splendid

And I think it would look just stunning on my nightstand, especially with the DwellStudio for Target bedding we bought after the wedding. 

Yup, I think this cute tissue holder is going to have to be an immediate purchase from Etsy shop, gnomesweeeetgnome.

Too cute!!

Twinkle, Twinkle

For about a year now I have had my eye on a pair of sparkle sneakers. I want some comfy, walk around town shoes with a bit of something to them. I found some options and now I need some help deciding. 

Keds via Urban Outfitters
Ralph Lauren
Sperry Top-Sider
I can see a comfy cute J. Crew t-shirt, my favorite cropped jeans and a pair of one of these as a spring wardrobe staple. I just need to pick one...

{image cred: respective links under each image}

Friday, February 18, 2011

Keep It Classy

Here in central Virginia we had some unseasonably warm weather today. Spring was totally on my brain, it was such a shame I was stuck in a cubicle the entire time. I cannot begin to describe my displeasure on that one. 

Any who. I have made a spring fashion resolution. Wear more skirts! And along with that I need a pair of functional yet stylish pair of black flats. And yes Babe, I really do NEED them. 

I think I will start with this skirt, and I need help deciding between the flats. 

Liz Claiborne
Thoughts? I have tried them both on, the top ones are more comfortable but the ones on the bottom are just too cute!

{image cred: 1, 2, 3}

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Classic Case

I was recently given a bit of a design challenge (more on that later, well potentially) and in doing so I have come down with a classic case of designers block. Don't you just hate that? It always seems to get you at the worst moments, like when you are on a strict deadline. I decided to shut down Illustrator for a bit to cruise the design world and found this inspiring image along the way. I can't get enough of it. Don't you just love it? So clever. Beyond clever actually. Let's go with brilliant. Much better fit.

How do you get over designers block? I would love some suggestions other than what I found here.

{image cred: Wink via grain edit}

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Warmer Tides

We have snow in the forecast here in Central Virginia tonight. I love snow! But I am starting to really miss the carefree breezes of summer. In fact, I am itching to get to the beach. I am totally ready for warm weather and sun kissed shoulders.

Anyone agree?

{image cred: Jack Swenningsen via The St. Petersburg Times}

Monday, February 7, 2011

Whoa! Black Betty!

This was by far my favorite commercial during the Super Bowl (yay! Steelers lose!) last night.

It wasn't the funniest or the weirdest (yeah that is you Doritos) but it was the one that left me saying, "the was good." Bravo Volkswagen, your marketing department has got it goin' on!

{image cred: YouTube worldcarfans}

Pretty Simple

While I have my over the top moments (ahem, my obsession with ruffles) I adore clean and classic design. It is just timeless. So, when I found these resin and silver pieces from Karla Wheeler Design I went gaga.

Talk about a statement piece. I need to get my hands on that ring in the very top right corner. Love it. They are all so bold and so stunning. This Etsy shop has definitely been added to the favorites. 

{image cred: Karla Wheeler Design}

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nat Geo

To say the least, National Geographic is iconic; no getting around that one. Because of this reputation I happen to follow them on Twitter (you can follow me here). Every day they share a link to their Photo of the Day, I highly suggest you start subscribing to this one. You get a stunning photo and they provide you with the image as a desktop background if you so choose. Love it.

Ginza, Tokyo Photograph by Navid Baraty

Cyclist, Dublin Photograph by Steven Nestor, Your Shot

New York City Photograph by Juan Pablo Velasco, Your Shot

{image cred: National Geographic}

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