Gardening is cyclical, so when fashion mirrors nature, shouldn’t it too follow in a cycle? That’s the theme behind this awesome Etsy find—a rosette necklace made from recycled T-shirts by CreativityIsMessy. Best of all, it’s made to order, so choose your rose color (lavender, pink, and charcoal are some nice options) and then select a hue for the ribbon. Here’s the kind of piece we’d totally be into DIY-ing ourselves if we had the time … but since the price is pretty affordable at $28, we’d probably let someone else do the job (a way better one at that).
The butterfly has really gotten a bad rap when it comes to the fashion choices it inspires. Most often it’s relegated to tramp stamps and plastic tween jewelry, but why? It’s a beautiful creature with magnificent colors and I think we should embrace the more mature side of butterfly style. After the jump, a selection of gorgeous butterfly accessories appropriate for those of us who have already gone through puberty. [Monarch Hair Clips, $10, Which Goose Etsy Shop] Keep reading »
You guys! I am so excited! This year, when I take Lucca to the Renaissance Fair updates, we’ll be able to wear matching outfits! [Etsy via The Daily What] Keep reading »
When 5-year-old Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past September he didn’t freak out. Instead, he found solace in one of his favorite activities: drawing monsters. And now those monster pictures are being put to good use; they’re for sale on a special Etsy shop. And money from the sale of his monsters will go to help fund his treatment. The funds are especially necessary since Aidan regularly endures painful rounds of chemotherapy and antibiotics to fight the disease, and hospital costs are unbelievably expensive. Aidan’s plight has inspired others to get in on the giving act: Regretsy has chipped in by auctioning off a selection of handmade scary knitted hats. You can check up on Aidan’s treatment and progress on his family’s website and see just where your monster money is going. [Aid For Aidan] Keep reading »
MarKhed designed this very adorable girl-on-a-swing necklace. She grabs the chain that hangs around your neck, and when you move, she does her thing. It’s the perfect look for the swing dancer fashionista who likes retro things. [$70, Etsy] Keep reading »
Oh no. Please tell us this is a joke. The New York Daily News reports that a California company called BeardHats is actually … successful? People are wearing these? In public? And here we had thought the beard accessory trend was on the decline. Damn you, cold weather! You bring out the fools and crazies! Check out some more fun after the jump—a look back at some of the weirder beard-related buys we’ve seen. [New York Daily News] Keep reading »
When the colder seasons come around, we go into heavy hibernation mode, building blanket forts and watching movies and only leaving the house for work, medical emergencies and, if we’re feeling really motivated, food. We’re not ashamed to admit that we’ve worn our ratty slippers out in public on more than one occasion. These gorgeous handmade Darlingtonia Moccasins are a perfect alternative: cozy enough for hibernation mode but too gorgeous to keep cooped up inside. Hopefully, the guy at the teriyaki restaurant down the street appreciates them as much as we do. (Available in various colors, sizes 5-11.)
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 »
Even though the leaves are falling and temperatures are cooling down, it’s never the wrong season for sunglasses. I say this as an admitted eyewear addict: the other day a friend of mine shifted slightly in the backseat of my car and was buried in a mini avalanche of sunglasses I’d been hoarding behind her headrest.
“Do you really need to keep mirrored Lolita shades with you at all times?” she asked, picking a hot pink pair out of the pile.
“You never know,” I said. “You just never know.”
Here are my top three rules for the responsible and enjoyable wearing of sunglasses … Keep reading »
A bad economy makes for grumpy bosses makes for stress at work makes for emotional breakdowns in the bathroom.
Hang this pretty print above your desk and remember that it’s true. [$15, 8x10 Digital Print] Keep reading »