Posted December 11, 2013 | 2 Awesome Comments
It’s no secret that I’m a homebody. I regularly Irish goodbye and as a general rule don’t believe in wearing anything besides pajamas while at home. My beside is full of books to be read and I drink hot tea several times a day.
So it’s not surprisingly that things took a decidedly Miss Havisham turn when I was thinking about how I wanted to spend my Saturday night in and discovered a knit turban (which I’m totally serious about wearing) in the process and decided to go with it.
Ridiculous as it all is, if this is how Miss Havisham lived out her days, I’m down.
What makes your perfect Saturday night in?
1. Essie Marshmallow $5.99
2. Moorea Seal Turban $38.00
3. Great Expectations $7.49
4. Boscia luminizing black mask $34
5. Threshold Chenille Throw $24.99
6. Minnetonka Leopard Slippers $39.95
7. Top Shop crystal flower earrings $55
8. Threshold gold mug $3.99 (in store)
9. Havisham by Ronald Frame $16.45
10. Three J NYC Flannel Pajamas $134
11. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Winter Dream Tea $8.95
Posted December 9, 2013 | 2 Awesome Comments
Having lived in Indianapolis for years (and if I remember correctly, even as a kid in Chicago), I have fond memories of Tom Shane of Shane Co. regularly gracing the airwaves, reminding everyone in his distinctive baritone that “now you have a friend in the diamond business.”
I’m not going to talk about diamonds today (shocking, I know), but I am going to talk about another classic available at Shane Co. — signet jewelry. These personalized pieces never go out of style, but they’ve been having a serious moment these last few seasons — especially with celebrities and fashion bloggers. You can’t open a magazine or check Instagram without seeing an initial ring or necklace.
Direct from Italy, the Capri Necklace is available exclusively from Shane Co. Personalize your Capri Necklace with your initials or favorite saying. Personalization makes this necklace an extra special holiday gift, but I have to say, I really kind of like it as a smooth coin necklace. I also love that the Capri is only 3/4 inch in diameter, so it’s not overbearing and could easily be layered with other pieces for extra sparkle, but is still attention grabbing on its own.
Doesn’t she look chic? Tough and ladylike at the same time — the perfect combo. However you choose to wear your Capri necklace, it’s going to be on trend, so the question is…engraved or smooth? How or would you have your necklace personalized?
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Posted December 6, 2013 | 6 Awesome Comments
It’s time for Worthy of the Week! A roundup of some of my favorite stories, recipes, fashions, and random links this week. Read something fabulous lately? Share your favorite links in the comments!
- I’m just coming off of a John Green binge reading marathon. I kind of love him.
- I’m headed to the John Mayer concert in Austin tonight and I’m not ashamed.(Please let there be a special appearance by Katy Perry. I love a good duet.)
- As a dachshund owner, I don’t even know how this is possible.
- Want these initial studs.
- Take me somewhere fancy. I need to have these shoes in my life.
- Where does General Tso chicken actually come from?
- 11 life lessons from Anne of Green Gables.
- Put down the razor, the bush is back, ladies.
- Selena did it first. Duh.
- Girls who read (are amazing).
- The Heidelberg Project: bringing color, art, and controversy to a decaying part of Detroit.
- Do you have a daily allotment of optimism? I do.
- I always get compliments on my zebra scarf and now Target carries it (for half what I paid).
- Cause we’ll always be whiiiiiiite girls (whiiite girls).
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Posted December 4, 2013 | 5 Awesome Comments
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I know I totally over-grammed my Thanksgiving trip to Tulum (#sorrynotsorry #makingmemories) so I won’t make you suffer through a full recap, but I do want to talk about vacation reads! The best part of vacation is being able to plop yourself down on a beach chair for a week with a stack of books and just devour them (and some chips and guacamole).
I dragged seven books with me in my carry-on this vacation, and finished six. Not too bad, but I’ll be taking my Kindle with me at Christmas. Here’s my recent vacation reads…
Looking for Alaska by John Green — I’ve been on a John Green bender as of late, and I think this is my favorite of his consistently stellar titles. I loved the boarding school setting and the sly Hoosier references and that the students were realistically rebellious.
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman — The NetFlix series is better.
The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood — I never fancied myself a fan of thrillers, but I’ve been picking them up more and more often, lured by the Gone Girl comparisons (which isn’t even my favorite of Flynn’s novels — Sharp Objects is). This one is about two young girls (like 11-years-old young) charged with murder and the paths their lives take until they’re reunited by a journalist 25 years later. It’s creepy and unexpected and I don’t know why anyone would ever venture into an abandoned amusement park.
The Silent Wife by S.A. Harrison — Another psychological thriller billed as being on par with Gone Girl, I’d argue this one is more psychological and less thriller. Literally. The main character, Jodi, is a psychologist. It kept me reading but was ultimately unfulfilling. There was no real suspense and I thought Jodi would have been a stronger protagonist if she consciously chose her actions rather than just drifting along.
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin — I love Martin’s writing (Shopgirl is perfection, amiright?), but urgh. Just urgh. The story got lost in the minutiae of the art world and I trudged through not really caring about the characters.
The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg– I have a love/hate relationship with short stories. I always think I like them but then I always end up being disappointed. These did not disappoint. Related but not, each story is beautifully written and leaves you asking just the right kind of questions.
Have you read any of these books? Let’s discuss!
Posted December 2, 2013 | 8 Awesome Comments
It’s December, and you know what that means. Time to choose your 2014 calendar.
I’m very particular about my calendar (and don’t even get me started on day planners). I prefer wall calendars that show the entire year at-a-glance. None of this flipping pages and month-by-month nonsense. It also has to be poster size so I can hang it in my office and read it sitting at my desk. And pretty — it has to be pretty since I’ll be staring at it for twelve months.
This decision only comes around once a year, so I’ve been browsing 2014 calendars for the past few weeks and narrowing down my choice. Here are my top contenders…
1. Snug Calendar $20
2. Michella Canvas Calendar $44*
3. Solar System Calendar $30
4. Paper Source Poster Calendar $24.95
5. Horses Calendar $2.50
6. Mid Century Modern Calendar $27
7. 2014 Calendar $35
8. Leah Duncan Calendar $22
9. Disco Dots Calendar $32
10. Language of Flowers $28.75
11. Prisms Calendar $33
**This is the one I chose! I ordered from the same shop last year and loved my calendar!