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!
I’ve been kicking around ideas for my Fall collection, and thinking a lot about color lately. Which is not an entirely natural thing for me, since I tend towards greys, beiges, and blacks in my own wardrobe (especially ones that don’t show grubby handprints or stains). But something strange has been happening to me — it started with a grudging tendency towards neon pink and has grown into something more closely approaching a normal person’s affection for color. If you look at my Pinterest pins, you’d even think that I loved color. Weird.
But that still leaves me with a wardrobe full of neutrals, so I’ve also been looking at the fashion runways for ways that a boring person like me can incorporate some color. Here are some looks that caught my eye:
clockwise, from top left: Erica Tanov, Carven, Acne, and A Detacher. (first pic from Erica Tanov website, the others are all from Style.com)
I love the way these looks make it possible for me to add little bits of color. See all that greige paired with accessories, little underthings and layering? This I think I can handle.
How are you guys feeling about color? Do you wear it? And if so, how? And do you dry clean? (As a random aside, my husband has been away and he’s the only one who goes to the dry cleaner in this household, so when we said hi to our local dry cleaner yesterday, she rushed outside, very concerned and worried, and asked if we were all OK.)