Monday, July 26, 2010

shop update: sun-scorched

with a sun-scorched color palette of terracotta, bleached sand, warm putty, & washed olive, this week's shop update will be all about drape & texture.

35+ items of transitional neutrals to cool your palate while in the midst of this summer's unrelenting heat wave.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

very much in love: amanda blake

very much in love... with the work of amanda blake.

her rich, layered oil paintings of seemingly very stolid characters are replete with moody color palettes & captivating narrative titles. each painting's quietly heady feeling leaves me wanting to cover a room's walls with her work & hole up with a good book.

you can find her beautiful work here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

pre-fall collection: adrift, part I

silken tassels of dusty quartz & midnight blue, fringes of burnished brass chain, untamed tangles of copper links, buoyant ball lockets, lacy fish inamorata, delicate scalloped ivory rope, and weathered pearl orbs... a romantic maritime transition to fall hit the shop yesterday.

i hope you like the new direction the shop is taking. a lovely weekend to you all!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

sneak peek: boi bumba shop update

lots of bright, bold colors & patterns for one last shot of high-summer, wear-now summery goodness in the next shop update. all these items & more coming later this week...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

trifecta: tiny toadstool

ahem. well. it seems that i fell off of the blog bandwagon for a good long while there, but i'm back. and with good reason. (oh, and i pinky swear that i won't let weeks pass without showing this blog some love again. really.)

i was browsing my tree & kimball google analytics (incidentally, best invention/ most fascinating tool ever) a week or two ago, when i stumbled upon... world's cutest girl. it's fair to say that i squealed with delight when i saw that she was wearing one of my necklaces. because, you guys, wait until you see her...

i know. i know. like i said: world's cutest girl.

yes, those are wings. you saw it right.

(all photos via shan shan's blog, tiny toadstool)

not only does have killer shoes & an awe-inspiring sense of style, but it turns out that she also makes this:

and this:

and THESE:

yep, that's right. she makes wildly playful & meticulously hand-embroidered berets & mittens that make my heart melt. i have obviously now begun saving my pennies so that i may someday own one of these little beauties.

in the wise words of one niecy nash (sorry, can't help it, i love her)... can you stand to see more? because that's not all -- she also has a vintage shop filled with beautifully-photographed and adorably-styled (duh) clothing.

so, in short, what i'm saying is this: go on & show this perfect trifecta of a girl some love & visit her here, here, & here. because she really is the coolest.

Friday, July 2, 2010

independence day sale

well, friends, the wedding's over & it's time for me to get back to work something fierce. so, what better way to kick off a new listing bonanza than with a SUMMER SALE? no better way, if you ask me, which is why everything in the shop is 20% off today through the end of the day on sunday (the whole darn weekend!). just make sure to enter "independence day sale" in the message to seller at checkout. i plan to get started on my listing frenzy on monday, so take advantage of this (rare) sale & get yourselves something pretty without putting a dent in your pocketbook.

the discount will be refunded to you via paypal after payment. happy shopping & enjoy your weekend, dears!