Thursday 26th November 2015
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Posts Tagged ‘prints’

Indulge me

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Because yes, there was a leopard print post just last week, and I would not typically do another so soon, but this Current Elliott skirt is burning a hole in my shopping cart over at Shopbop, and when I can’t get something out of my head, I find it helps to share. Here’s how I’m picturing it: sized up so it sits a bit lower on the hips and falls a touch closer to the knees, and dressed down with a tee and flat sandals, or platforms that are on the chill side. Can you picture it? Should I go for it?

Posted on April 14th, 2014 23 Comments

Print of the week

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Sometimes, a girl’s just got to say to hell with it and go with the most electro-fantastic snakeskin print there ever was.

Posted on December 5th, 2013 3 Comments

Print of the week

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When it comes to choosing prints, the design lords over at J. Crew really know how to bring the clever…

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…without sacrificing the chic. I am all over this owl business.

Posted on November 8th, 2013 6 Comments

Big style, Portland-style

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Pendelton’s upmarket Portland collection just gets better every season, and this fall is aces all around. How much pop would this knit wrap add to a shleppy winter outfit come February?

pendelton striped cardi

And I’m loving the idea of reaching for this artfully striped cardi instead of one of my many, many, many plain black ones on occasions when an outfit needs just a hit of instant cool.

Posted on October 18th, 2013 3 Comments

Go bright or go home

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This nifty weekender is from the Kate Spade Saturday line, which I checked out yesterday on my afternoon dog walk.* As an inveterate collector of travel pieces (have I ever discussed my menagerie of rolling suitcases with you guys?) it is the last thing on earth I need. And yet: I need.


*And from which I was not expecting much, as it is supposed to be the little sister collection of Kate Spade—a line that itself already feels too young for me at this stage in the game. But it was actually kind of fun; the tableware in particular is worth a look (I liked these); as are accessories (this crossbody iPad case seemed nifty); and I liked the mix of cute sunglasses that look more expensive than they really are too. The clothes, while cute, really are for the target demo.


Posted on October 15th, 2013 5 Comments

It’s the little things

Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 11.46.54 AMFor those who—like me—fear if they tried to pull off the plaid shirt trend, they’d look less like they were trying to do anything related to fashion, and more like they were headed out back to check on the compost heap, may I suggest this snappy little tartan scarf ?

Posted on October 11th, 2013 4 Comments

We love life’s continuing ability to surprise


I know people are mad for Orla Kiely’s bags and textiles, but cute as they are, her prints have never struck me as particularly grown up. Still, I went just a wee bit nuts after seeing this trio of canisters over on Fab this afternoon.


On kitchenware, as it turns out, her stuff translates quite nicely. Context really is everything, people.

Posted on September 17th, 2013 6 Comments

Be still my heart

liberty iPhone case

Can you even with this Liberty iPhone case?  It’s from their new collection of accessories.

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And how about this card  holder? I am dying over these color combinations—so much so that I’m willing to overlook the front-and-center branding. Check out the rest—iPad cases, wallets, totes, cosmetic bags—here.  I want it all all all.


Posted on August 21st, 2013 4 Comments

Shopping for pretend: Ferm Living

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Ferm Living is a design firm out of Denmark, and they’re geometric print heaven. Doesn’t this look kind of like a quilt, but in pillow form?

ferm living espresso cup set

This mismatched espresso cup set is awfully clever.

ferm living pot holder

I don’t know that I’ve ever gotten excited about a  pot holder before this very moment.

ferm living tea pot

Likewise, I am totally not a teapot person, but this is charming in a very early 1970s Better Homes and Gardens kind of way.

Posted on August 19th, 2013 1 Comment

Print of the week

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I almost always think leopard print shoes come off cheap, no matter how fancy they are. But these are swell.

Posted on August 15th, 2013 5 Comments