Monday, June 27, 2011

Bike Brigade

I have so much fun coordinating colors together. This is why when I came across a link on Urban Outfitters to completely customize a bike, I was in it to win it! Now I am totally wanting these two bikes that I decorated- part of their collab with Republic Bike. Click here to choose your favorite model, and begin customizing. And if you like color swatching as much as I do... have fun with this color match test.

Hard Sell

I remember being in middle school and first noticing the rubber ring adorned, pastel coated bottles of Hard Candy nail polish. They were every girls dream, but sadly, out of my price range. Well now I can happily say that Hard Candy is sold exclusively through Walmart, and the prices are amazing! These eyeshadow duos are just $6, and nail polishes just $4- ring still included. Hard sell? Hardly!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shiny & Bright

I am pretty picky with my jewelry... I like things dainty, and small- not overwhelming in any way. And I love, LOVE bracelets with ribbons, and threads combined with metal, and gemstone detailing. Which is why these bracelets from Kris Nations pretty much take the cake in my book. I want all of these...

{Bracelets: 1, 2, 3, 4}

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Whistle Stop

You can take this whistle tote bag {from Jack & Lulu} to the beach or pool, carry all your stuff for the day, and play lifeguard- cheeky fun!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crown Jewels

I came across a pair of Satomi earrings not too long ago and immediately checked out the website- which is equally as beautiful. The entire collection has a simple elegance that is often hard to find. I definitely wouldn't mind adding a few pieces to my own collection.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beach Blanket Bingo

Happy Summer Solstice! This officially marks the beginning of Summer- and also the longest day, and shortest night of the year. Don't you get a magical feeling when you realize it's nearly 9pm and it is still decently light outside? In honor of this special day, I thought it would be fun to highlight some beach essentials... starting with these lightweight, stripey stunners from Steven Alan. I am putting these at the top of my beach list!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wedding Weekend

One of my best friends is getting married this weekend, and I cannot wait- early congrats to Sarah & Denny!

{images: 1, 2, 3, 4}

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's A Party

Today is my nephew Emery's 3rd birthday! I put together this little birthday-in-a-post just for his special day. These are all items that I think Emery {and most 3 year old boys for that matter} would really enjoy... Happy Birthday Doodle!

Shop The Birthday: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Buzz Off

Whether you want to believe it or not, mosquitoes are here for the season- I definitely saw a few last weekend! Here are a few bite blocking options that will make you happy you armed yourself early in the battle of the bite. If you are feeling extra handy, here is a recipe you can whip up yourself at home.

Buzz Off: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Papa's Day

Father's Day is right around the corner- this Sunday, June 19th to be exact! I feel like this is always a tough gift giving day, so hopefully this collage helps to spark a few ideas.

BTW- aren't those shorts amazing? I would pretty much wear everything featured below... hey, I could using the shaving kit for my legs!

Shop the Collection: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Monday, June 13, 2011

En Vogue

I love the high-waisted detail, and 50's housewife look of this editorial shoot featuring supermodel Raquel Zimmermann. It is from the June issue of British Vogue- shot by Josh Olins, and styled by Kate Phelan... just trying to figure out how I would pull off rocking orange, sequin shorts to the beach?

Metallic Mondays

Sneaks: 1, 2, 3, 4

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lip Locked

I remember when I first heard about Lancome's Juicy Tubes lip glosses... I was beyond excited by all the colors and flavors. Almost a decade after their launch, and they are still wowing me. I love this limited edition collaboration collection with visual artist Yayoi Kusama.

Cool It

Given the scorching temperatures that have taken over the past couple of days, I thought we could all take a moment to Cool It....

{Shop the Collection: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11}

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tha Namesake Part II

Some of you may remember my I.D. bracelet post {here} from back in January. I really loved it, but the leather grew and grew to a point where it was unwearable. Last weekend, I transferred the name tag piece over to a more stable option, and now I am loving it all over again! {thanks Jackie!} It is so great to live in a city where supplies for just about any project are just a subway stop or two away.

Pretty Panties

Doesn't every girl need a pair of ruffly, can't wear them anywhere except in shots like these panties?

(images: 1, 2, 3}

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

In The Bag

I really love the roomy feel of paper bag shorts... don't you?

Shop the Shorts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Club

Good things come in small packages, right? The old adage reigns true thanks to Tiny Stories. The leather bound books filled with sweet, short stories are so cute that pretty much anyone would want to read them before going to bed. My favorite is... "deeply in love, but fearing the disapproval of their peers, the antelope and the ant... eloped."

Monday, June 6, 2011

Les Dents

I just got back from a two hour stint at the dentist... and if there was one bit of wisdom I could offer my younger self, it would be to start flossing as obsessively as I do now. It might have saved me oh I don't know, say a few thousand dollars. Here are a couple fun, tooth-themed products that will definitely make the mouth happy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weekend Mantra

Aren't short weeks the best? I feel people would be so much happier and productive with a 4 day work week, don't you agree? Anyway, I am taking this weekend to tackle some creative projects that I have been delaying the past couple of months... do you have any fun plans?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Flat Out

Finding the perfect pair of flats is a lot more difficult than you would think- or maybe it's just my perfection striving criteria that has me steering clear of many styles on the market. I will not purchase them if they are too stiff because that means blisters, and they need to have just the right curve and toe coverage to make them look proportional. This is why when I came across the handmade Ele flats on Etsy, I could immediately tell they were stellar. Don't they look unbelievably buttery soft??

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wearable Wednesday: Dresses

Weather permitting, I would wear a dress just about everyday. I have a carefully edited selection in my closet that just doesn't seem to get as much play as I would like- I blame it on lack of fancy affairs, and the office air conditioning which allows me to {comfortably} wear sweaters year round, hmmpf! None of this stops from adding to my collection, especially when I can't stop finding amazing gems like these...

Shop the Dresses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6