Friday, May 20, 2011

Double Duty

I found these boots while I was hunting on Polyvore, and I absolutely fell in love with them. The shape is so traditional, but I have never seen boots in cowprint before! These boots would be great for exploring the country side or a city scape. Thus inspiring this double duty post!!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Theme Thursday!

I'm usually not into "theme" outfits but for some reason the french themed outfits this season are really getting my attention.  Here is my attempt to keep the look of a french styled outfit without going overboard with matchy details.  I think that the moccasins, fedora, and large owl necklace add an unexpected but pleasant twist to the french base.

Stripe tee
49 GBP -

Karen Walker full skirt
110 GBP -

Miss Selfridge owl jewelry
13 GBP -

Straw hat
$70 -

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shopping Sunday!

After a long, fun, and eventful weekend (more details to follow) I relaxed on Sunday by taking a shopping trip with my friends. I wasn't really planning on buying anything, but there were some really great sales.  One of the stores I was most suprised at was American Eagle.  I haven't regularly shopped there since high school, but there were some really great finds.  Here are two of the newest additions to my closet!

American Eagle Silk High Waisted Drapey Shorts

American Eagle Festival Dress

Cute top details!!!
I love how the idea of high waisted shorts for this summer, they are so classic and perfect to transition from day to night. The dress is perfect for everyday things like running errands and shopping trips!! Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Garage Sale Gold

Hopefully you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the semi-summer weather! I had a great weekend. I got to go to one of my favorite sporting events, grilled out, hit up the farmer's market, and made a major garage sale find! Usually I'm not a huge fan of garage sales because I don't like the frenzied atmosphere (looks like I won't ever make it in a NY sample sale), but I made a quick stop at one with a friend and got a great coffee table for $5!!

Ignore the fingerprints all over the glass!! I would have cleaned it up, but it's going in storage for a few months until I get my place and who really wants to clean on Saturday? There is also another small piece of glass that goes on the bottom rack.

Here's another less fingerprinty shot! I love the streamline design of the table, and the fact that it isn' t a visually heavy piece.  Since I have a small apartment I wanted a coffee table that would be chic and useful but blend into the back ground. I'm also really excited about the bottom rack, I'm debating whether to use it to house magazines/interesting coffee table books, or to hold more practical things such as coasters and remotes.
Happy Sunday/ Mother's Day.  A special Mother's shout out to my mom, the best mentor/shopping companion I could ever have. (To this day she still picks out better clothes for me than I ever could for my self!)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Trendy Tops

I love unpacking my summer clothes after winter is over, especially when I rediscover a great piece that I forgot about over the winter.  While I was unpacking this year I realized that I have a lot of dresses (pretty good for a girl who refused to wear dresses until she was 16!). I also noticed that I only have three summer shirts!! So now I'm trying to limit my dress intake (which is a lot harder than it sounds with graduation and summer celebrations coming up) and beef up my shirt supply.  Here are some top contenders.

Mod Cloth (Sold Out...)



Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cooking on the Wildside

Remember a while back when I posted about these cute animal kitchen helpers? Well I was able to track them down and some others.  My kitchen is quickly becoming filled with jungle fever!!

Can Opener

Shark Bottle Opener

Humming Bird Peeler

Flying Fish Whisk

Monkey Potatoe Peeler

Bee Bottle Brush

Gator Grater

Chicken Measuring Spoons

(All of these are made by animal house)