Thursday, December 20, 2012

everything is wonderful

What a positive little tote bag you are! Everything is wonderful... Isn't it though?

Sure I may be double-fisting caffeine to see me through the completion of a last big work project of the year, but it's nearly time to fly away to New York for a festive family holiday. I can hardly wait!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

a swell getup...for that holiday get together

The holiday party season is officially in full swing. From work events to meet ups with friends and family, this time of year provides plenty of excuses to get dolled up.

Each year, I rely on one solid getup that can make the transition from work party to Christmas Eve dinner. This silky dress comes in a flattering shape while sporting a bold green shade that manages to feel festive without being cheesy.

Pair with a solid pair of suede heels, a clever clutch and minimal jewelry and you're ready to head to a function with coworkers OR cocktails with college friends. The only thing missing from above? Why, the eggnog, Clark!

a swell get up...for that holiday get together
Dress: Mossbluff Dress, Madewell, $125
Clutch: Black Leather Envelope, $43
Tights: Matte Gray Stockings, Top Shop, $12
Heels: Stacked Suede Heels, Michael Kors, $295
Earrings: Black Garnett Astrid Studs, Catbird NYC, $150
Ring: Classic Hammered Knuckle Ring, Catbird NYC, $64

P.S. Don't you love the model's red hair? I've contemplated dying my own hair red, but decided against it when I realized it would not in fact make me look like Jessica Chastain.

Friday, December 7, 2012

pretty birds

Photographer Leila Jeffreys Wild Cockatoos images are stunning. I'd love to frame prints and hang them in a row.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

pom pom wrapping paper

Need. Want. Love.

This pom pom wrapping paper by Tudi Billo rocks! When I saw it, I might have even clapped my hands.

Who cares about the gift inside when it comes packaged like this? Delightful!

I spotted these on the always adorable Oh Joy!, but you can purchase these "gift papers (not wrapping paper?)" here for a cool $18.

(image via oh joy!)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

decanter sets

These decanter sets from Shop Furbish are my new favorite things. According to S, I'm no longer allowed to purchase any dishes, glassware or tabletop accessories. Drag!

Having said that, don't you think these would make welcome additions to our bar cart (remember this post)?

After all, a real pirate drinks their hootch from a glass with a ship on it, right? If this approach fails I'm not above pulling at the heart strings. Example: "Just look at that little fox's sweet face!"

These will be mine. Oh yes. They will be mine.

(images via shop furbish)