We’re getting our Christmas tree today, which means I should be focusing on expanding our sad selection of ornaments (at last count we had one porcelain turtledove and a troll doll head with a wire sticking out of it), but I’d so much rather buy ornaments for my own head, like these festive earrings. Maybe the tree could borrow them sometimes. Maybe. [$14.95, Etsy] Keep reading »
My friend Brittany and I used to play MASH in our Mead composition books. Now I have the opportunity to mash my money into a wallet that looks like a Mead composition book. The whole thing is just blowing my mind. It’s also reminding me that I’m destined to live in a shack with eight kids and my husband, AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys. Sweet. [$12, QuietDoing Etsy Shop] Keep reading »
This necklace in the form of a dress is the perfect accessory for fashion design students, or seamstresses, or sewing hobbyists, or people who like to wear dresses, or people who like to construct dress forms. What I’m trying to say is that pretty much everyone in the world has a reason to wear this necklace. [$13.50, Niche] Keep reading »
There are a lot of beautiful, poetic greeting cards out there, a lot of cards with pastel paintings of roses and italicized sentiments. And then there’s this card. And this card is awesome. [$4, Near Modern Disaster] Keep reading »
Isn’t this just the sweetest little pillow? I feel like if this pillow were a person it would be that one girl who seems perfectly prim and proper and gets a little nervous whenever people use swear words, but then you find out something really crazy and incongruous about her life, like maybe she was the 1999 Texas Hold ‘Em Poker World Champion or something, and you think, “Yes. This is why we’re friends.” [Yellow and Lace Pillow, $10, Etsy] Keep reading »
This adorable mini-collage would look amazing framed and hung up in a glassed-walled sun room, surrounded by potted ferns and gilded curiosities from around the world. Luckily for me (since I don’t have a glass-walled sun room or a fern), it would also look awesome tacked onto the inspiration wall above my desk, surrounded by black and white photo booth strips and my treasured Spice Girls concert tickets.
And that, my friends, proves what a versatile little piece of art this is. [$7, Etsy] Keep reading »
How awesome is this vintage compact? It’s got a surprisingly detailed map of the United States on the outside and pops open to reveal a handy little mirror. Never has checking for food in your teeth been such a glamorous — and patriotic — endeavor. [$12, Etsy] Keep reading »
This pretty hand-knit circle scarf will not only keep your neck warm during the winter, it also encourages you to ponder deep questions, like “Where does the scarf end, and where does it begin?”
["Infinity Circle Scarf," $20] Keep reading »
Each year, for all eternity, fashion magazines proclaim, “The nautical trend is back in a big way!” Models pose in navy blue stripes and sailor hats and Top-Siders under clever headlines like “Anchors Aweigh!” (Sorry I had to.) This endless trend cycle can get a bit tiring, but the bright side? This adorable little anchor necklace is guaranteed to be in style forever. [$7, Etsy] Keep reading »
Remember that girl from elementary school who genuinely thought she was a horse? Every class had one. She would gallop around the playground at recess and she ate a shocking amount of carrots and when the teacher would call her name she would say, “I only answer to my real name, Tumbles!” I was pretty good friends with the horse girl for awhile, but eventually we grew apart. By third grade, I was ready to move on to more mature schoolyard games like Pirate Ship War and Escape From the Orphanage, but every day with her it was “Let’s play horse show! Brush my mane!” Frankly, it got a little tedious.
Maybe you loved the Horse Girl, maybe you hated her, maybe you were her, but in any case this awesome hand-stitched notebook is a great way to honor her memory. Ride on, Horse Girl, ride on. [Notebook, $18] Keep reading »