Monday, July 30, 2012

pinching pennies


I'm a bargain hunter to the core (why hellooo TJ Maxx & Gap brands!), but lately a few luxe items have been catching my eye. Now, while I realize some of these may be normal (or even discount) purchases to some ... my bargain-oriented mind would definitely require a little saving and a lot of usage to justify. But hey, a girl can dream!

1. Bauble Bar Twitter Plate in yellow gold: I absolutely love this! Twitter is one of my happy places (right next door to Pinterest and Instagram) and I'd love to wear it loud and proud. It's a little "Carrie Bradshaw in 2012". 

2. Lemlem Teddy Beehive scarf: I've admired Lemlem forever, and know I'd get many miles out of any of their stuff. I'm digging the colors on this Teddy Beehive scarf ... it's a perfect summer to fall transition piece!

3. kate spade new york metro watch: I tried this on at their Chicago store, and fell in love. So classy, so season-less ... I'd wear it with everything!

4. Pressed Juicery Cleanse 1 Program: I've always wanted to do a juice cleanse, but the whole gist of juicing (the careful act of pairing fruits and veggies to create something a little tasty) is a little intimidating. But having every drink juiced and ready? Pass me the green stuff!

5. J.Crew Vintage Pajama Set: A major, major upgrade from my current pairing of old t-shirts and sweatpants.

Oh yeah, a bonus item ... the Harry Allen pig bank. (No explanation needed!)

Friday, July 20, 2012

loving // geronimo!





I'm a major fan of instagram and can spend a looong time browsing pictures. A recent favorite: Geronimo! . The studio looks absolutely amazing -- "frill" trees hanging from every spot in the ceiling, little tassels and fringe everywhere, and stunning color choices.

I can't help but imagine the amazing balloon-troopers at every future fiesta. I'm in serious love with the wedding canopy ... hello, swoon city! And that pink party set-up is for a four year old ... dying.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

something sentimental ...


It's been a sad week. One of my favorite mentors / inspirations / all-around people is heading west to kick butt at another opportunity. She is indeed quick, curious, playful, and strong ... and a million other of the best adjectives you can think of. 

I think Sean said it best during his goodbye to Emily: "I'm going to miss you more than you know." 

Best of luck, Sarah! 

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

girl crush: natalie coughlin


Tonight is the first night in a while that I won't be glued to the television at 8pm, watching the swimming Olympic Team Trials for London 2012. I've been Trials-obsessed, and have a renewed love of swimming ... and Natalie Coughlin

The idol of swimming women everywhere, Natalie has simply got it going on. Her many sides include now 3-time Olympian, (she just made the 2012 Olympics team as a part of the 4x100m relay), foodie, health nut, runner, surfer, homebody, and all-around role model. Natalie keeps it classy (a rarity among professional athletes) by showing sportsmanship at every race and taking her role of swimming idol seriously. 

And she is just so adorable, so fun, so nice ... I could go on and on and on. 

So there we have it, a girl crush.

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