A little materialism never hurt anybody. If anything, it made them happier.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

a dream is a wish your heart makes ...

... when you have an extra $2,225 sitting around waiting to be spent on these precious pumps. Oh well. A girl can dream ...

Saturday, February 27, 2010


We've all had fantasies about going Greek. And I don't mean sororities and fraternities. I'm talking about soaking up as much Greek culture as we can from far, far away, and these Melissinos Art sandals, straight from Athens, hit the mark. Pantelis Melissinos is a 3rd generation sandal maker who crafts his leather lovelies by hand. Phenomenal, I say. If these sandals don't make you want to follow in the footsteps of the Greek goddesses, then I don't know what will.

Friday, February 26, 2010

a worthy weekly indulgence

Perfume, while expensive, is a delicious investment. It's something you wear each day, and you don't use much of it, so it's around for quite some time. That's why I'm all for splurging on this Kate Spade fragrance. I don't have it myself, but I had a sample of it once, and it's very charming. Excellent for daytime wear, very light. Captivating, I daresay!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

VIOLEntly beautiful

What an excellent cover-up! For an exotic getaway, a honeymoon perhaps ... ??? (Sorry, I really can't explain the wedding phenom this week.) Oh, well. I'm simply enthralled by this rich purple color and the presence of very lively flowers everywhere. Might have to snatch one up.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

sea bound, as usual

I have always wanted to send a message in a bottle, but everyone always tells me that it's not environmentally friendly. Well. I might just have to do it anyway. Why not send someone you love a little message in a bottle and put it in an unassuming spot? I suppose these little novelties don't have to bob around in the sea. Anywhere will do!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

something borrowed, something BLUE?

Wedding theme for the week, all of a sudden. Heh. Wouldn't this make a beautiful blue touch to a wedding ensemble? Yes, please!

Monday, February 22, 2010

do you tattoo?

I'm not a Chanel fan, not really, but I almost want to part with $75 and buy these temporary Chanel tattoos. Interesting marketing technique. Although they seem a bit pricey, Chanel graciously gives you 55 individual designs ... so, if my math is correct, about $1.36 a pop. Hmm.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

tea for two?

I wonder: if you drink this "Wedding Tea", will you soon be married? Worth a shot ... However, this would bring a smile to any bride's face!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

would you like some tea with your cups?

For your next tea party, do serve tea in these charming cups! My mother used to collect teacups, so I might have to think seriously about saving my pennies and buying this set for her. :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

a worthy weekly indulgence

Oh, what the hell. For this week's worthy indulgence, throw on this little tea dress and get yourself to a tea house, for crying out loud. Or have yourself a dandy little tea party in your own home, complete with crumpets (which actually do exist, they're not just in fairy tales like I always thought) and a pot of fairy tea.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

it's only a (crystal) moon

I have no idea what I would do with this, perhaps plop a candle inside, but I really do have quite an attraction to this crystal globe. I think it would look oh-so romantic atop a pile of old books in a sitting room, or decorating the dinner table during a late-night dinner party amidst the stars.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

speaking of Swarovski...

...there are some Swarovski crystals in these pretty little ear-pops. Thank you, Tarina Tarantino. So very excited for your beauty line, but these will do in the meantime.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

mined it myself

The thing I love about Swarovski crystals is that they look suspiciously realistic to diamonds. This is why I feel the need to propose to myself with this beautiful ring that is actually only $170. I might have asked the saleswoman if people do buy Swarovski cocktail rings as engagement rings, and she said they do. Except it's not a very good idea because crystal corrodes much easier and it will begin to cloud if exposed to water, whereas diamonds will not. Oh well, it's still sassy and eye-catching and very orb-like. Mine.

Monday, February 15, 2010

say it five times fast

LinkI want these boots a) because I love the name "Mukluk" and I want to say it with vigor every time someone asks me where I got them b) I wish I were an Eskimo and c) they are so full of life, all the while being fur-free!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

yeah, yeah...

It's Valentine's Day, whatever. In honor of my I-don't-have-a-date-yet-again-for-this-national-holiday tirade, I am resignedly curling up with my new book, "The Happiness Project", by Gretchen Rubin, and wearing this delectably comfy sweatshirt from J.Crew.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?

...I see a pearl necklace from Anthropologie looking at me! Go on a bear hunt with this dazzling little number. Rawr.

Friday, February 12, 2010

a worthy weekly indulgence

I've just about had enough! I simply must have these precious little earrings from Coach. Beautifully simple, eh?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

pom pom

Ok, so the groundhog saw his shadow, which means there's plenty of time to continue to wear snuzzy warm boots. Especially these bright little babies from Kate Spade. How fun! How daring! How positively pink. Gotta love hot pink and orange in the dead of winter.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

why, look at that bright smile

Hooray! An exciting development for those of us obsessed with whitening our teeth. The debut of Crest Whitestrips was, of course, amazing, but now this leading oral care company has come out with a full-powered set of blazingly fast, promisingly white, strips. Results in just 3 days! And the buzz is so big that Crest is taking pre-orders. I might have already pre-ordered. Just might have. The Crest 3D White package comes out in March, and you can pre-order right from Amazon after parting with $52 of your hard-earned dollahs, dahling.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a little birdie told me

Rockin' robin! Look at these little tweets! I wouldn't mind having these little birds singing in my ears all day, would you?

Monday, February 8, 2010

protect those assets

Charming! An efficient way to protect your MacBook from accidental droppage
and would-be robbers! I would never suspect this handy laptop case of being anything more than a beautiful old tome. Mission accomplished.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

hello, sunday

On this day of sun, why not beam it back to the giant star with this light-catching headband? So dainty yet so eye-catching. I love wearing sparkly little things in my hair, especially when out to dinner in a dimly-lit restaurant. Dim light catches anything sparkly so well.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

where for art thou, summer?

I miss summer and the beach, desperately. This little 'gondolier dress' from ModCloth reminds me of the seaside though, does it not? It looks so light and free!

Friday, February 5, 2010

a worthy weekly indulgence

Don't you just want to squeeze this little octopus bracelet? It's so cute. And oh so eye-catching! It's rather expensive, but my rationalization is if you can't stop thinking about something, you'd better buy it before somebody else does!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I have been lusting after this ring for quite a while now! I almost want to buy it and wear it as a thumb ring. Regardless of which finger I'd wear it on, it is definitely worthy of being worn every day. Such a statement piece. Gorgeous!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

i sea a pattern here

In keeping with the unofficial nautical theme of the week, here's another ocean-esque treat. I have never seen such a beautiful creation, have you? How superbly creative. I've collected sea glass for years, just as a subconscious habit, but I never thought of turning it into something as decorative as this. Does this not embrace the mysteries of the sea?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

sails sails sails

Doesn't this make you want to set sail to a remote little island? Somewhere WARM, perhaps?

I love this company. How fantastic - Sea Bags recycles sails and turns them into durable totes in all sizes! Talk about being savvy and sassy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

go back to bed

It's Monday. What a drag. Since it's been especially chilly in the north lately, let's just throw in the towel and crawl back into bed. And if these sea horse sheets are included in the mix, then it's all the better for sleeping in. Sea-weet dreams!