There’s nothing worse than meeting Person Whose Job You Want at a party and not having any way to contact them again, foiling your plans to kidnap them and slurp up their brains. An up-and-coming career lady such as yourself has got to have business cards and if your field lets you be quirky, go with it! We think these two-sided cards featuring a retro lady lingerie do the trick. Just be very, very clear your actual profession is not a lady of the night. [$56 for 100, Etsy]
Do you have an extra $25 to $65 you’d like to spend to torture your cat? Me too! That’s why I am all about this Etsy seller CATatelier, who makes specially designed cat hats, cravats (cravcats, say it three times fast), and ties. Your cat is totally naked without one of these specialty garments, trust me. Like, do you ever look at your cat’s head and think, Cat face, you need a newsboy cap? Or, your cat’s collar is kind of boring, so you’re like, “David Duchovny” — you named your cat David Duchovny, BTW — “you could use a bowtie.” Blam, CATatelier has those in spades. Your cat will hate you, but that’s a small price to pay for looking good. [Prices Vary, CATelier]
Reader Meredith requested an Etsy spotlight post featuring some Etsy sellers who use eco-friendly practices. A great resource is Eco Etsy, a group of over 400 Etsy sellers who have vowed to reduce their environmental impact and use green practices whenever possible. We’ve highlighted 5 shops with quirky items made from recycled materials; if you run an eco-friendly Etsy shop or want to give a shout out to your favorite store, please add to our list and post a link in the comments section! And if you have a request for an Etsy spotlight post, shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Mirrors are a great way to make a room seem bigger or add visual interest to your space. Mirrors with ornate frames can hold their own next to framed art and photos, and I love how unexpected they look mixed in with non-reflective decorations. Another great way to utilize a gorgeous mirror? Lay it down on your dresser or vanity and stack your prettiest jewelry and perfume bottles on it–suddenly your bedroom will feel like an old school boudoir. We scoured Etsy and found 8 mirrors in a variety of gorgeous vintage frames — all for 50 bucks or less. Click through to check ‘em out…
Hey, thank goodness for Etsy, am I right? Where else would I find scarflets, Scotch Tape wallets — and butt dresses like this glorious one made by LinaSpiroS. It’s like a very sexy Forever Lazy, which, come to think of it, makes it not sexy at all. See the full moon after the jump. [Regretsy]
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Want to give a Valentine’s Day card to your partner, lover, or BFF, but aren’t really into the Hallmark vibe? If irreverent and sarcastic expressions of love are more your speed, Etsy cardmakers have got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite naughty, funny, nerdy, and totally random Valentine’s Day cards…
The only time it’s acceptable to have a sharp object this close to your wrist is if you’re wearing this steampunk scissor bracelet. Handmade and finished in beautiful bronze or silver ox, you’ll make a statement with a lovely pair of antique shears wrapped around your wrist. And as a bonus, you’ll always have a deadly weapon on you should you need one.
As much as we’d love to embrace the springy fashions that are starting to pop up in stores, it is still very much winter, and bundling up is the name of the game. Here are eight of our favorite mittens–all handmade by Etsy artisans, and all 20 bucks or less. Throw on a pair. Your fingers will thank you.
It’s been unseasonably warm in New York, not that I’m complaining, and most days don’t really call for a full-on scarf. Instead, why not try a scarflette — a mini-scarf approach to neck warmth? Check out these 10 cute options from Etsy!
Lately we’re feeling bow ties, especially as worn by the super cool Janelle Monae. The key to wearing a bow tie is balance. Rocking a bright red number? Then keep the rest of your outfit neutral. A polka dot bow tie? Go for a solid shirt and dark pants. One fun option: if you’re wearing a floral bowtie, pair it with a stripey shirt — but make sure to keep your bottom neutral. Check out 10 cheeky, fun lady bow tie options.