Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage Dictionary

I've been trying to "vintage" up my walls for a while! Little Bluebird Studio's have given the vintage dictionary pages you'll find here a "new life". The words of the page to show through the illustration... making each one a unique piece of art. Another great find on etsy....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Handmade Bags and Pouches

This weekend was very yuppie- alot of walking the dog around the neighborhoods, grocery shopping, drinking latte's, making brunch and eating on outdoor patio's. Very Chicago. One of the places I stepped into was Orange Beautiful's new shop at Damen and Leland! Her cute little shop has tons of stationary and original hand made finds such as the super stylish bags by Drikab. Check em out...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Justin Giunta Sample Sale

There is a sale on pieces by Justin Giunta on Swirl and I just had to show off some of his stuff! Most of it is half off for a limited time. What a deal!

New Challenge

This weekend a friend and I went to get "fitted" for new running shoes so I can start fresh after a week of being sick. While we were waiting in line she talked me in to running a half marathon in the beginning of August. I registered last night and am beginning the 8 week training program this week! The last big race I ran was in 2006 when I ran the Chicago marathon so I'm looking forward to getting back into running shape! These pristine shoes need some miles...

Friday, May 21, 2010

LOVE it!

I love when people take old things and make them look so effortlessly chic! Take a look at this image- the loose sketches are framed to make them look "finished" and the old wheels are connected with a steel frame to create a table base filled with so much character!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What i've got my eye on...

JCrew's new spring collection is guilty (again) of making me go into the store (so conveniently located on my way home) to drool in person! These are the pieces I have my eye on...
Nolita White Denim Jacket- i am notorious for wearing jean jackets over dresses, to dress down slacks, with skirts or pretty much any time I can put one on :)
Papillon Water Floral Pastiche Blouse- this is so feminine and flowy.
Vintage Lattice Work Popover- my favorite color combination of mustard and gray!
Beach Cardigan- perfect for those windy up north (Michigan) afternoons!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Orla Kiely

I am loving the Orla Kiely 2010 Handbag line! The fun graphics are very modern and summery with a bright punch of color. Check out the site for more accessories, clothing, stationary and more! This was brought to my attention by Daily Candy who is having a 60% off sample sale! I also just found out they have a whole division dedicated to thrifty discounts called Make sure you check there first before paying full price for anything!

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