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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Investing in Chambray

Gap 1969 Chambray Two-Pocket Shirt

I'm all about pieces you can dress up for work and dress down for a night out with friends, which is why I finally bought myself a chambray shirt. It seemed like a closet essential, perfect for layering and on its own. I purchased the chambray shirt pictured above from Gap - normally a little out of my price range, but I had a gift card and I thought it was worth the investment for the amount of wear I plan to get out of it. Here are a few budget-friendly options as well:

Old Navy Chambray Shirt | $25
Apt. 9 Drop-Tail Hem Chambray Shirt (from Kohl's) | $18, on sale
Liz Claiborne Long-Sleeve Chambray Shirt (from JCPenney) | $25

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday gadgets for all

Happy Monday, everyone. While looking for useful wedding gifts for some of my friends, I discovered some must haves for my own life. All can be found online at Quirky.


Friday, March 15, 2013

TGIF: Wine + Ohio = Love

o-HI-o wine glasses by Fizz Creative

I've been lusting after these wine glasses by Fizz Creative for quite a while - I mean it combines two of the things I enjoy, wine and Ohio. I don't think it gets much better than that. But then I noticed you can also get that wonderful o-HI-o logo on beer glasses as well . . .

o-HI-o beer glasses by Fizz Creative

Their Etsy shop says they will return tomorrow, so I'm hoping to place an order soon!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weekly Tune-Up: Brand New She& Him

Get excited, guys - She & Him are releasing a new album on May 7, and they recently posted the first single from Volume 3. "Never Wanted Your Love" is everything that made me fall in love with She & Him the first time I heard them, which is precisely what I was hoping this third album would be. Chock full of sunshine and the adorable Zooey Deschanel, a springtime release is perfect for Volume 3. Until then, warm up your Wednesday with "Never Wanted Your Love."

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

From tip to toe

I have been on a three-month clothing fast that thankfully is almost up.  Needless to say, I find myself lusting after a variety of items online. My newest searched item is tipped shoes. I don't know what it is but they just seem so classy.
The following are some of my favorite finds:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Kitten Wear

Image of Just Kitten Raglan
Burger and Friends Just Kitten Raglan, $36

I spotted this sweatshirt in a tweet from Fab.com - the awesome online store with a heavy focus on good design - and I immediately fell for it. Not surprisingly, it sold out rather quickly on Fab but I looked up the retailer and this shirt is back on my wish list, along with a few other items from Burger and Friends

Image of Galaxy Cat T-Shirt
Burger and Friends Galaxy Cat T-Shirt, $28

Image of Moon Cats Tank Top
Burger and Friends Moon Cats Tank Top, $32

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pierogie Heaven

Last winter my friends and I made pierogies in my kitchen, and they were delicious. That's them above, pre-cooked, sorry for the bad phone photo. This year I cheated and bought some from Pierogies of Cleveland and let me tell you, they were divine.

I picked the potato with garlic herb white cheddar and the sausage with sauerkraut. Let's just say the potato with garlic herb white cheddar ones are completely gone and I'm already planning to visit them at the farmers' market this weekend just to buy more. My parents have tried the yam and walnut pierogies and rave about those, too.

Check them out, they're a fantastic local business and if you're not in the area they will ship your pierogies to you. Problem solved.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Headband haven

Can Downton Abbey classy be worn for everyday. Yes!
I loved the headband Lady Mary wore on Downton Abbey so here are some everyday options for your wardrobe.

from Etsy

from Modcloth

from Nordstrom

Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekly Tune-Up: Carried Away

I know Passion Pit's latest album "Gossamer" came out last July, but they released the music video for the song "Carried Away" on Valentine's Day and that reminded me of how much I enjoy that album. I listened to it on repeat at work today, and if you haven't listened to it you should. If you haven't watched the "Carried Away" music video (featuring one of my favorites, the always lovely Sophia Bush), you should. Right now. It's just a really well done music video for a really well done song.