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moving up

most of you have probably guessed (it was pretty obvious) my big news. it’s my new (bigger, better, more awesome) blog. i’ve got a pretty amazing giveaway going, so check it out! and while you’re at it, update your readers with the new address. xoxo.


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Someone may be getting handmade handkerchiefs made out of this. So cute.

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worth it

i’m a bargain hunter/appreciator like a lot of people. i’m a reformed starbucks addict. most of my clothing basics come from target or old navy. i “shop my own closet” and use basic retail math. my every day (favorite) watch is a $40 timex. and one of my favorite things in life is finding something i’ve been lusting after for months, on sale. with that said, i do believe in buying for quality, not quantity. for example, i refuse to buy cheaper knockoffs of my beloved frye boots. the materials and workmanship can’t be beat and my 2 pairs are going on 3 years old and get more beautiful with each wear. side note: my cpw (cost per wear) of those babies has to be under a dollar. no joke.

i, like most people, have found places to cut back. one of those places had been with my makeup. not that i wear a lot, but as i’ve run out of my preferred items, i’ve replaced them with more cost-effective ones. prime example is my mascara. for the past 6 months (two tubes) i’ve been using my old standby from origins. it’s fine, but not great. for christmas, santa was nice enough to drop a sephora gift card into my stocking. i finally cashed it in recently and among my lute was my beloved, oh-so-amazing, diorshow mascara. kids, i forgot how little dior messes around when it comes to beauty products. my mom swears by their eye shadow (though i’ve never bitten that expensive bullet) and i’m telling you, there is not a better mascara on the market. i know $24 seems like a lot for mascara, but i’m telling you, it’s worth every penny. and if you just eliminate two starbucks visits or two movie rentals per month, it can be yours. to help illustrate this, i’ve broken down the cpw, or in this case, the cpu (cost per use).

$.27/day is more than worth it to me.


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happy birthday, baby violet

toddler and baby

dear baby violet,

you finally decided to show yesterday and i couldn’t be more thrilled for you. you get to go home with an awesome family who will love every inch of your baby yumminess. not only that, your mom is one of the coolest people i know and i am so thankful, every day, to have her as a friend. and your dad, well, seeing how much he loves your mom makes me all warm inside. i can’t imagine how thrilled he is to now share his love with THREE girls.

i can’t wait to meet you in a few weeks, but until then keep your head warm with these hats. i’m hoping they beat you home from the hospital. the violet one is for now and the bob marley hat is for a few months down the road. i think you’ll think they’re WICKED cool. your mom taught me that word, btw.

all my love,

p.s. it does not always snow this much in dc, don’t worry.

bob marley curls


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happy heart

need an original, not to mention FUN, valentines day gift idea for your sweetie (or yourself)? how about socks? yes, you read that correctly. i’ve spoken about my love for happy feet before and i now own (and LOVE) a pair of my own. i realize at $10 a pair, these are a bit expensive, but i feel the quality makes them well worth the cost. plus, if you buy 4 pair you get free shipping. while a dozen roses, to some, are pretty, happy feet socks won’t die after a week. it’s the gift that keeps on giving, clark.

note: for those lucky enough to have a barneys in their city, you can now buy happy feet there!

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stop and stare

sometimes, while going through my massive amounts of e-commerce in the morning, i come upon something that makes me stop in my tracks. this morning, i received this email and did just that. i mean, really. i was instantly inspired to create an outfit i would wear, based on the fantastic pair front and center. one of my favorite things in fashion is wearing a completely ridiculously fun shoe with a fairly subdued ensemble. it lets what’s going on south of your ankles really shine. which, if you’re spending that much on a pair of shoes, you want them to shine, right?

note: this entry is a “blog dream scenario” and i would never endorse spending such a ridiculous amount of money on such a frivolous object. put your money into something that does good. however, should a pair of these be dropped off by the barney’s stork, i wouldn’t turn them down (size 8). just saying.

1. metal link menswear watch

2. hard candy sunglasses

3. velvet matte lip pencil (in pop life)

4. perfect tee

5. christian louboutin greissimo

6. corwin cardigan

7. bdg ankle grazer (in indigo)

8. city clutch

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frye boot seeks company

my frye boots just told me they’d like to see these socks on christmas morning. also, they might like a sister. these fryes sure are greedy.


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