There’s Just Something About Gold Polka Dots…


That get me a little giddy! When I saw the note-cards above online last year, I simply couldn’t resist. I added them to my cart and had them purchased faster than you can say OnlineShoppingIsDangerouslyEasy. And recently, gold polka dots have been creeping their way back into my life, and I don’t mind it.

Creeping Incident #1: The Case of the DIY Tumblers
Look at this DIY Gold Foil Tumblers and tell me you don’t want to drop everything you are doing, go to Michael’s craft store, and start crafting… I won’t believe you. They’re so freakin cute I need them in my life. (I’m picturing them on shorter glasses, but the tall ones are still presh.) Need.


Creeping Incident #2: The Case of the Up In The Air Somewhere Etsy Shop
Like seriously just hold the phone for a second and take a look at the White and Gold Dot Dish. Major swoon! And, I know this is about polka dots and all but stripes are their best friends and I also need that Gold Zag Tray in my life.


Creeping Incident #3: The Case of the Polka Dot Love Me Print
My sister is the greatest (and coolest, prettiest, smartest) sister around and hooked me up with this Polka Dot Love Me print. Ob.Sessed. It arrived today at work and I can’t wait to bring it home, hang it up, and show it off.


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Gehrie Botanica


How pretty is this? Like…really pretty, right?

I saw this hanging in Brett’s sister and brother-in-law’s (aka the parents of Elizabeth Rebecca) apartment and it was love at first sight. The color! The texture! My oh my! Turns out Adam’s mom is a crazy talented artist and it was a print of one of her pieces. Even cooler.
But wait…it gets better. When Adam’s mom came into town for Elizabeth’s naming ceremony, she brought me a print of my own. I just may be the luckiest girl in Manhattan, huh? Brett framed and matted my new baby for me, and we hung it up in my apartment last weekend. Totally in love. (With the print…. oh, and the boyfriend.)
It’s hanging right next to the Fork, Spoon and Knife print that I blogged about a few months ago. (Brett actually got me both of those prints for Chrismakkuh, but we still need to find a home for that too-cute top bun!)

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Menswear Dog


I somehow came across this site through one of the blogs I follow and thought it was so funny. What a patient little pup! I wonder how many treats they go through during a shoot…


How. Cute.

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How cute are Sarah Jessica Parker’s twins? They’re the littlest fashionistas I’ve ever seen. Their matching outerwear is almost too much to handle, and they are clearly going through a braid phase. Obsessed.


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Monday Inspiration


I like to find a little something inspirational on Mondays to help me through the morning (and day, and week ahead). I came across the WWD On Paper site last night and after a quick peek, saved the rest of it for this morning. I just finished reading through the posts and pulled out my favorites here. Lots of good messages about working in fashion and in retail, but many that can apply to all of us, and a great way to kick-start your Monday morning.