Saturday, April 18, 2015

weekend wishlist: uncommon goods

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Since we moved in to our new place a few weeks ago, we've working non-stop to de-blue the space.  The seller had painted the whole place (even the closets and bathrooms!) a very sad shade of blue-gray that I have been calling "Eeyore Blue."  Many, many coats of primer later, our living room is finally super white and ready for us to start working on the design and decoration of the space, not just the sad wall color.  This is where Uncommon Goods comes in to help freshen up our home decor.

one: Micro-Green Kits.  We finally have some outdoor space, so I'm excited to see what we can actually grow on our fairly windy balcony.

two: The Bicycle Encyclopedic Print.  My beloved Linus is stored downstairs with all his bicycle cousins, but this print combines three of my favorite things: clean graphics, encyclopedias, and bicycles.

three: Geometric and Honeycomb Pillows.  Our collection of assorted couch pillows could really use an upgrade.  And obviously the answer is hexagons.

four: Vintage Camera Pillows.  Another acceptable answer to the pillow question is vintage cameras.

five: Photobotanicus Fern Statement Pillow.  Since my mister is a bit plant-obsessed, this ferny pillow would fit right in.

six: Rope Knot Doorstop - Twine Ball.  Since we live in a highrise, the corridor to the elevator is pressurized, so when we open the balcony door we create a serious wind tunnel.

seven: Astral Wall Hangings.  These are just so pretty and have a great mid-century cocktail hour vibe.

p.s. This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but I wholeheartedly support their mission to have a positive impact in the world and their workplace.  I am all for fair wages and gorgeous objects.

Friday, April 17, 2015

dotty, big sweaters, and comfy town

comfy day [wearing] 
sweater: banana republic (and on a seriously good sale right now)
pants: j.crew factory
big scarf: marc jacobs x target
clutch: marc jacobs x target
flats: justfab
sunnies: see eyewear

[three things]
1. Oh, hi!  It's been awhile, eh?  We've been busy bees getting all installed in our new house.  Mostly painting.  So much painting.

2. This sweater is five percent cashmere and perfectly slouchy and soft.  I pretty much wanted to wear it every day this week.

3. Friyay!  

comfy day

comfy day

comfy day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

recap: march

To a giant mortgage!  We closed on our little slice of giant windows this month after seeing it in early February and falling pretty hard for the idea of a corner unit in a highrise.  We also discovered that I'm apparently a fierce negotiator--it must be all those HGTV real estate shows that I've watched over the years!  You can see more little pieces of the place (and our refinished floors) over on my Instagram feed.

march [buying] 
1. Forever21 Frond Print Crop Top.  $14.90.  One day we're talking about going to Pitchfork again this Summer and the next thing I know I'm ordering a novelty-print crop top.  Who am I?  Anyway, it pairs quite well with a blazer over this dress for work.

2. Loft Windowpane Bi-Stretch Ankle Pants.  $47.70.  I was looking for some solid black ankle pants, but ended up liking these a lot more.  And then Adina showed up in my Instagram feed wearing them the same day that they showed up in my mail, so obviously I made the right decision on these.

3. Vince Coated Gray Jeans.  $0 after credits on ThredUp.  I've been ruthless with my closet cleanouts over the last year and I've been trading in my shopping mistakes for some upgrades to my basics on ThredUp.

4. Joie Black Silk Tunic-ish.  $37.73 after credits on ThredUp.  I think this was originally sold as a dress because it's in that length zone between strangely-long-shirt and slightly-too-short-dress.  I've decided it's a top and really like it with skinny pants of all sorts.  And it totally has voluminous sleeves that help me take my bat impression to the next level.

5. Charles by Charles David Cage Sandals.  $89.99 via Nordstrom Rack.  I went shopping at lunch and this happened.  I was looking for black pants and ended up with some fun shoes that won't be seasonally appropriate for quite awhile.

March total: $191.

And get nosy with a bunch of other blogger's budgets over yonder.


Friday, March 27, 2015

dotty, gray, and more gray

march [wearing]
cardigan: victoria's secret
scarf: target
tee: banana republic
jeans: vince
sneaks: new balance
sunnies: see

[three things]
1. Gray.

2. Gray.

3. And some more gray.  At least I'm not wearing all black like I have been on most weekdays to work.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

dotty, footie jammies, and the number seven

super cold [wearing]
jacket: banana republic
tee: banana republic
coat: j.crew factory
jodphur pants: j.crew factory
boots: gap
scarf: link collective via etsy

[three things]
1. I refer to this pants and boots combination as my British boy band setup because it looks very One Direction-ish.  Proof here. In real life there's enough texture difference between my boots and stretchy pants so they don't look like footy jammies.  I promise.

2. All this snow is gone now.  How awesome is that?

3. I told you last month when I wrote about buying this jacket and tee that they are besties, so here they are hanging out on the weekend.  #bff

super cold

super cold

super cold

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

dotty, still wearing mostly gray, and a scarf for some flair points

this scarf means business [wearing]
scarf: link collective on etsy
dress: cos
jacket: theory
tights: free press
boots: bcbgeneration
bag: marc by marc jacobs

[three things]
1. These wedge boots have been living at work for the last few months, so weekday lunching when there's no ice on the sidewalk is their only chance to get outside.  But thanks, shoesies, for making me look slightly dressed up when I've really just been wearing stretchy pants and multiple jackets/sweaters to work everyday.

2. It's amazing how much more grown-up a slightly longer hemline looks.  Even if this dress is a "heels only" situation, it's totally worth it.

3. Pretty scarves make even all-the-meetings days at work much, much better.

this scarf means business
this scarf means business

this scarf means business

this scarf means business