Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dia De Los Muertos

A really quick apology for my M.I.A- ness. Things have been non-stop for reals.  I have moved, had visitors in town, and took a much anticipated trip to Portland {more on that to come later}.

But, I had to buckle down and get a post up today because it's Halloween! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I love how people seem to really get into the spirit of dressing up. But let's be real... I love candy.  Given that the SF Giants just won the world series, and it's Halloween... I couldn't think of a better post than to feature John Sherlock Hersey's "Dia De Los" illustrations on Bay Area teams. I truly love them, and own one of his SF Giants shirts myself. Get your own here on his Dia De Los Giants shopping page.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Hues

Isn't it funny how your color preferences change over time? I can remember swearing that I would only wear silver, and feeling that gold was never even an option, and now gold is all I wear! My silver pieces have been in slumber for quite some time. I feel similar about the color brown. I used to only like black... but brown has slowly crept up on me, and now I love it. Here are a few Fall pieces that feature brown hues in the most welcoming of ways.

{shop Fall's looks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10}

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Tippi-ing Point

It is fairly difficult to find a sweater that has a great cut, is basic, yet can be totally versatile, all while having a pretty awesome price tag. I would say that J.Crew has done this remarkably well with their Tippi sweater.  It also happens to come in a ton of cool colors... I am partial to the heather grey.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Home Plate

On a trip to London, some eight years ago, my friends and I realized rather quickly that purchasing souvenirs was not the best option with the exchange rate not being in our favor and all. However, we got rather crafty and hit up Portobello Road market and scored more than we could have hoped for in the mismatched english tea saucers selling for a pound each. We bought a few each, and to this day I continue to use them as plates and think back to that trip. I thought of those same plates when I came across these artistic floral plates from Everything Begins. I love how they took the simple idea of the plates and added quirky details to punch them up a bit for fun. The results are really stunning.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Throw Away

Since I live in a climate that is perpetual Fall, I rely heavily on cozy throws to keep the chill at bay. I am lucky enough to have amassed an amazing collection of cozy cashmere throws during my time in New York. Though I have quite a few already, I am the queen of options and am always looking for a new addition- you know, for my {one day} house. Here are a few I found that I have my eye on...

{shop throw blankets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

Monday, October 8, 2012

East Village Styles

I never know which Sunday edition of The New York Times will feature my beloved T Magazine. This leads me to the Noe Valley newpaper store to check- every Sunday. I think the guy thinks I am crazy, but even if he does, he clearly doesn't know how great T Magazine is- and worth the whopping $6 Sunday price tag!

Well, T Magazine was smart enough to grace up with its presence this past Sunday. I was loving the story that featured John Derian's East Village abode. Not only because his renovations are simplistically perfect, but also because that was my old hood in New York, and I used to swing by his 2nd & 2nd Street shops frequently. Check out the wonderful decorating job he has done...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Spotlight: Olive Yew

Most of the time Etsy can feel extremely overwhelming to me- I never know where to look! Scrolling through way too many homemade googly-eyed projects has {more often than not} been a turn off for me. That said, when I can find a diamond in the rough it is well worth the effort. This time, said diamond in the rough turns out to be Olive Yew, an adorable jewelry line from Angela Parker- Kennedy out of North Carolina. Her beautifully simplistic pieces come with an even more amazing price tag. I now have a running list of items I want that include a few of these featured below...


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Picture Pages

My fascination with Italy-specifically Italian style, only grows stronger when I see images like the ones from Tod's new book, Italian Portraits. I can't imagine a place where style knows no dimensions, and is utterly inspiring to its core. Italian Portraits is available starting today on Amazon.