Last week I posted about striped shirts and included these two with writing on them:
Pim + Larkin Tres Bien Sweatshirt @ Piperlime
Pim + Larkin Ciao Sweater @ Piperlime
And this sweatshirt from Madewell:
But now it’s official: Shirts with foreign phrases seem to be ubiquitous for spring.
Some from Piperlime:
Kate Spade’s new additions:
Even socks are getting into the act:
Ooh la la.
When I was a kid, my mom always gave me a small gift on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes it was candy, maybe a small stuffed bear, and once there was even a red sweater. It wasn’t big, it wasn’t necessary, but it was nice.
As an adult, I’m not crazy over Valentine’s Day. In fact, I usually barely remember and find myself selecting a card for Ever Patient Spouse from a picked-over rack at the grocery store (“To a Special Dog Walker.”)
But as a consummate shopper and gifter, I am susceptible to sweet ideas like these, if you are so inclined:
- Cristal. Rappers love it for a reason. It’s delicious. Don’t knock it until you’ve tasted this splurge-y champagne.
- The title of this clever book by Leanne Shapton is a mouthful: Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry. It’s a love story from start to end presented as an auction catalog. Beyond original.
Order now and you’ll look like a star when February 14th rolls around.
Two weeks ago when I went to California to run in a half-marathon, I spent a day at Disneyland*** and found myself wishing I had a crossbody bag to hold my stuff and keep me hands-free when I tooled about the park.
Had I been better prepared, I may have selected one of these:
This one’s too glam for a day at the amusement park, but it’s still pretty awesome:
Finally, here are my two favorites. The leather one is more laid-back whereas the nylon one basically will inspire envy in the other moms checking each other out while waiting in line for two hours to ride on “It’s a Small World.”
*** Yes. I went to Disneyland alone. My kids were at home with Spouse. Awful. I know. One of my good friends found this situation to be incredibly weird. I didn’t! I was killing time before the race. And FYI, you can get on just about any ride with barely a wait when you’re a single rider, not to mention being able to freely people watch and walk about the park without stopping every ten paces to buy a souvenir or take one of a zillion potty breaks. I recommend it. But note: It’s much easier to go to Disneyland solo as a Midwestern-y adult single female, than, say, a mustachioed middle-aged man with a windowless van.
Apparently the color pink is trending this year for spring fashion.
But when isn’t pink in for spring? If my Easter bag(s) of M&Ms are correct, then pink is always a hit as winter slowly abates.
Last fall I posted about how I love pink shoes, but my tiny stash is nothing compared to these outrageous gems from Neiman Marcus, which are really works of art but utterly impractical for commoners:
All of these are by Italian designer Rene Caovilla, and the prices are as outlandish as the styles. The tall middle pair retails for almost $2800. Yikes.
From a style standpoint, these seem like better options for me:
Valentino Rockstud Flats
Kate Spade Poise Pumps
These pink bags are also killing me:
Kate Spade Little Minka Bag
Gucci Soho Patent Bag in Bougainvillea
Valentino Rockstud Small Cross Body Bag
Saint Laurent Small Sac du Jour in Fuchsia
The Kate Spade shoes and bag would be too cutesy to wear together, but I would love to independently rock them for spring.
What are you wearing for Christmas? Do you dress up? Or can you stay in your PJs all day?
We’re a little bit of both.
For Christmas Eve, I’m going to wear this pink sweater with sequined elbow patches from Banana Republic:
Images from Wearwhatwhere.com
I had to pull these images from the web since the sweater isn’t on the BR site any more. I just bought it a few weeks ago, but it may have sold out.
I wish I would have bought this to pair with it:
Banana Republic Regency Necklace
But I didn’t, so I’m going to wear an old Kate Spade statement necklace that I bought for a friend’s wedding 2 years ago:
Kate Spade Necklace
I can get away with jeans for Christmas Eve and these Tory Burch flats.
Gift opening on Christmas morning is casual but not sloppy:
These are both PJ Salvage from 6PM.com.
The rest of Christmas Day involves a lot of to-and-fro-ing and a big family dinner that is supposed to be at 6 PM but inevitably hits the table around 9-ish.
I’m going to wear black pants (these) with this sweater in black, this Lulu Frost necklace and these new Rag & Bone boots, which are insanely comfortable if you size up by a half.
Lulu Frost Big Bang Necklace
Rag & Bone Newbury Booties
Fingers crossed for no wardrobe malfunctions and minimal family drama. Ho ho ho!
I know I haven’t been good enough to get all of this (not by a long shot!), but here’s my dream list to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
Jonathan Adler “Vice” Canister
I love Jonathan Adler! This ceramic jar is just one of a series called “Vices,” but this is definitely the one meant for me.
Clare Vivier Flat Clutch
I also can’t get enough of Clare Vivier. This flat clutch comes in a few different star prints, but I like this navy one the best. And I still am hoping for this bright blue bag, complete with monogram:
AVF Chiclet Candy Bowl
Next up: This hot pink acrylic candy bowl from Alexandra Von Furstenberg. It comes in two sizes, but I like the smaller one better. The colors are fantastic, too! I’d secretly love to also open up an apple green one and have a pair.
Kate Spade Gloves
Aren’t these Kate Spade gloves funny?
High Fashion Rubber Stamp Set
I still like to send snail mail notes to friends and this cute stamp set would really jazz up the envelopes or the notecards themselves.
Speaking of office supplies, I always need notepads like the swirly one on the right. And really, who wouldn’t want a jumbo cupcake scented eraser?
This needlepoint pillow is also from Jonathan Adler. The same one was in the amazing bungalow that we stayed in last summer at the best hotel in the world, the Parker Palm Springs.
This book! The cover says it all.