5 year old Otis. This pic shows the height of our Gold Lame Lifestyle.
The other day, when I was buying things during the American Apparel sale, I asked Otis if he wanted any leggings for the next school year. No, he announced, he’s done with leggings. F and I looked at each other and made sad faces.
Parrots or gold lame? We couldn’t decide.
It was bound to happen, and though I’ve been steeling myself for the moment, it was still a shock.
The first day of 2nd grade, also known as The Beginning of The End.
It’s too bad, too, since I’ve been seeing all these amazing pics on Thief and Bandit’s Instagram stream, and I really want some leggings for Otis. Bad.
Look how cute:
Pictures from Thief and Bandit Kids’ Etsy site. I may have to buy a dress for myself in a fit of retail therapy.
These shoes just made my heart skip a beat.
So did these.
Did I mention that I’ve totally come around on the high heeled clog issue? Loving them lately, and they make me feel VERY tall. Though they would make my physical therapist cry.
Random tidbit: the chartreuse ones are a surprisingly good match for our bathroom paint color.
Both pairs of shoes available here.
Are you coming up for air after all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday craziness? I will confess to a not-small amount of irritation at big stores like Target and Kmart, who are making it harder each year for employees and shoppers to enjoy Thanksgiving at home. But who am I to complain? I remember many years of forcing Thanksgiving dinner attendees to wrap holiday caramels in exchange for their grub.
However, while I was searching for non-Barbie options, I noticed that Land of Nod recently worked with many independent artists and designers to come up with some exclusive doll and plush designs. I love that they gave this fantastic opportunity to designers, and I hope it turns out to be a good business decision and encourages them and similar business to do it more.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Mr. and Mrs. Fox, from Mimi Kirchner
Bertie, from Wee Wonderfuls
Hunny, from Suzy Ultman. I love her beehive!
Many more designs here.
I just saw this picture of a boy’s room in D Magazine, and I just love how delightfully nerdy it is.
It belongs, not surprisingly, to the son of an interior designer, who may be projecting a little bit of wistful thinking on her would-be history buff son. Or maybe it’s me who’s projecting, since I wouldn’t mind having a little nerdy history buff…
See the whole article here, with more pictures. (I also love the bed, though I can’t quite figure out the physics of it.)
I noticed a little trend on my Pinterest boards…
Adorable! Curiously, nary an owl to be seen anywhere.
Have a great weekend, all!