Thursday, December 24, 2009

Be Merry, Be Bright

A very Merry Merry Christmas to all my readers. Hope you get to have a lovely holiday with laughter, family, food, and festivity!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Coming Soon: Swoonworthy Necklace

Just saw a news story on about a new collaboration between Fenton and JCrew for a few new necklaces debuting late December. I completely credit with this marvelous discovery, but oh my. Yes please!

And the gray-green....SIGH

Read all about it here!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Scenes from the Weekend

Great weekend leading up to the holiday week. Visiting with family, snow, working, shopping, eating...all the best ways to spend a few days off!

Here in Boston we got about 7 inches of was beautiful! I woke up Sunday morning and watched Love Actually as I watched the flurries fly. I snapped this picture from our window as the snow piled up...

Later on in the afternoon we walked down Newbury to do a bit of shopping and saw the sky glowing pink and orange. This iPhone pic doesn't do it much justice, but I am trying to take pictures of pretty moments in my new city and this was one of them!

In the evening I headed to Target with my sister--she was shopping for two children in need and we had so much fun picking out toys, clothes and treats to make their holiday special. While I was there I stumbled on the Rodarte line for Target that Chloe had mentioned--I snapped a pic of this unique dress. I also bought the cami in this color--hopefully I will have the IRL pics of this soon!

How did you spend this weekend? Are you getting excited for the holidays?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Spotted: Cute Little Black Dress

I stopped by the Kate Spade store the other day to see what was new and loved all their festive holiday offerings. Their new apparel line really caught my eye, particularly this new simple black silk dupioni shift dress, seen here.

The Dyan dress had a great shape and length to it. Its pricey but would be a great investment piece--sort of an all season fabric that could work with a cardigan for the office or for any event.

Great scoop neckline, ruffle detail, nice definition at the waist without being too too fitted.

Closeup of the fabric...

Have any of you tried Kate Spade's new clothing? This dress will go on my pie-in-the-sky wishlist. A little too pricey but one to keep in mind!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shop Visit: Timeless Treasures, San Francisco

I was cruising through my iPhone pictures and I realized that I never blogged about one of my last shop visits from the Bay Area, Timeless Treasures in San Francisco.

I had wanted to visit this shop ever since I saw it mentioned on another blog for its famous collection of vintage letters from around the US. Timeless Treasures searches the country for old signage and marquees to collect letters that you can then buy individually or as a word from their shop. Naturally, this was a mecca for me that I had to visit!

Here is the collection of a la carte letters, sorted by alphabet. I found letters from movie marquees in Chicago, farm signs in Omaha, New York deli letters--you get the idea, it was like a fun scavenger hunt!

The shop also displays letters in phrases and vignettes around the store...(please note: the below picture does not reflect support for the NY Yankees in any way)

They also have beautiful vintage items such as pottery, stationery, jewelry, and home goods...

Here is a view of the beautiful shop!

I love this shop! I bought an initial for both me and Hubs, and hung them over our nightstands on either side of the bed. His is from a movie marquee (a manly solid black classic letter) and mine is from a gas station sign (a bright and bold red letter for me!).

Visit Timeless Treasures at 2176 Sutter St, San Francisco.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Favorite Thing: Glee

Umm. If you are not watching this show, you are MISSING OUT! It is so fun. A JCrew-dressed guidance counselor? A Spanish teacher that sings Bust a Move? Songs so fun I have easily dropped $20 on iTunes for them? YES PLEASE!

So so sorry I have been so MIA. I promise to return to my favorite things ASAP. So many capital letters in this post! I must be pumped for tonights show...if you watch chime in!
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