Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I would share this adorable item I saw on swissmiss today - Throw & Grow confetti. The flower-shaped confetti from Niko Niko has flower seeds that grow into wildflowers. So cute and so fantastic. Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Foxes in the home

Jonathan Adler

I can't stop my fox craze. It's starting slowly, but I'm already looking for ways to incorporate the darling animals into our apartment decor without looking like a crazy person. I'm in love with the above fox by Jonathan Adler, but I'm not in love with the $138 price tag. So I researched some budget-friendly options and this is what I found.

Fox Forestry Hook from Anthropologie | $22

Baby Fox
Baby Fox photograph by Sharon Montrose (The Animal Print Shop) | Price varies depending on size

Fox plate
Fox plate by kokokoshop on Etsy | $18

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hitch or ditch: Animal ear headbands

Cover of NYLON Magazine in September 2012

I had to bring back our Hitch or Ditch column for this latest trend I've seen pop up in a few places recently - animal ear headbands. I won't lie, I first spotted the cat ears in Taylor Swift's recent music video for her song "22." Then I saw a character on NBC's show "Deception" rocking bunny ears, followed by Lucy Hale (from "Pretty Little Liars") posting photos on her Instagram account wearing a cat ear headband. A quick Google search found the above cover photo from NYLON Magazine of "Glee" star Lea Michele with cat ears - is this what sparked the trend?

Taylor Swift in her "22" music video

ASOS seems to be the place to purchase animal ear headbands, namely cat ears, and prices them from $10 and up. What are your thoughts on rocking a headband with animal ears?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thinking neon thoughts

Mossimo® Neon Envelope Clutch - Brown Cogniac
Mossimo Neon Envelope Clutch from Target | $24.99

Hints of neon or full on neon pants or tops, the sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures has me looking twice at all the bright colors in stores. Here are a few of my top picks for adding neon to your spring and summer wardrobes:

Women's Mossimo® Vivian Pointy Heel - Neon Pink
Mossimo Vivian Pointy Heel from Target | $29.99
Petite Marisa Skinny Pants from Loft | $44.99 (on sale)
French Floral Print Cardigan from Loft | $25 (on sale)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Weekly Tune-Up: honeyhoney

If She & Him added a little country twang, it would sound a whole lot like honeyhoney. I cannot get enough of this indie-country duo - if that isn't a genre, it should be to accommodate this group. Their album "Billy Jack" quickly won a spot in my heart and in my CD player/on my iTunes. Suzanne Santo's voice has a rich, honest quality to it that cannot be ignored and when matched with Ben Jaffe's guitar work, it's an undeniably winning combination.

A couple standout tracks to me are "Don't Know How," "Old Friends" and "LA River." Their ability to switch from upbeat and happy to dark and somber between tracks and keep you listening the whole way through is incredible. Check out the track "Turn That Finger Around" below.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Party time nails

Since I'm on a clothing fast, I have been spending a lot of time perusing other outlets of style. I just got these two new Revlon nail polishes that have two applications.  
the new moon candy colors 
the neon colors

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Weekly Tune-Up: The 20/20 Experience

I mean, I couldn't not post about this, guys. Justin Timberlake's highly-anticipated album "The 20/20 Experience" dropped on Tuesday and it is phenomenal. If you thought you liked "Suit & Tie," "Don't Hold The Wall" will be the next song you have on repeat. I can't pick a favorite track just yet, the whole album has been playing nonstop at work, in my car, etc. And it has me even more excited for his concert with Jay Z this summer.

I feel like I don't purchase physical CDs very often anymore, but this one is a purchase must and you should consider getting it at Target. Okay, maybe not just consider - you should buy it from Target. You get two bonus tracks with the Target edition and this week it's on sale for $10. I swooned over the liner notes photos, for a lot of reasons. So much goodness.

Also, our good friend Matt posted that word leaked JT will be releasing a second album this year. I don't even know how I'll handle that.