27 December 2012

The Makers


Have you checked out the site for The Makers?  It's a photography project by Jennifer Causey featuring a glimpse into the creative works spaces of people that excel in all sorts of hands-on work.  There's a florist, jewelry makers, ceramists, a tailor, a baker, a mixologist, a perfumer... the list goes on and on.  I love seeing not only their work, but the space that inspires them on a daily basis.  I just made over my office with a fresh coat of paint, shelves on the wall and a few other decorative touches.  It makes all the difference in the world! 


26 December 2012

Penny Stock


I'm just discovering the Penny Stock winter lookbook and its easy, comfortable style.  I think it's been floating around out there for a while, but for some reason passed under my radar.  The lookbook is full of truly wearable pieces and one adorable haircut that once again has me hiding the scissors lest I end up with a new fringe. 


24 December 2012

Christmas Wishlist

For a fancy cocktail party: TBA Dress, Madewell Shoes & BagTopshop Tights, Kathleen Whitaker Earrings

Untitled-2For a holiday date nightTopshop Skirt, Madewell Blouse & Shoes, Noble Town Vintage Earrings

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For Christmas Eve: Orla Kiely Dress, Lonely Lingerie Set, Marais Shoes, Chanel Lipstick

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20 December 2012

Etsy Update: Dresses


Etsy Update: Knits

Etsy Update: Lil' Jackets


Myth & Symbol

I discovered Myth & Symbol when I was on the hunt for a particular Dusen Dusen dress.  I quickly found myself wishing that the Houston based boutique was located right around the corner. They seem to be stocked with every designer that is on my current wishlist.  Lots of Dusen Dusen, of course, and also Ace & Jig, Rachel Comey, Dace, Wren and Hansel from Basel.  They also have a pretty great selection of jewelry, a lot of which can be seen in this winter lookbook.  That Dace dress is next on my stalk-until-it-goes-on-sale list. 


19 December 2012

Drop Caps

If there is a Santa, I'm hoping he'll bring me this set of Penguin Drop Cap Classics.  Each cover (A-Z) was designed by Jessica Hische. She's a hand-lettering genius and you've probably seen her work whether you realize it or not.  You may have seen her wedding invitation, or her Daily Drop Cap website, or the opening credits for Moonrise Kingdom.  Wouldn't it be beautiful to have all 26 rainbow hue spines lined up on a bookshelf?   

18 December 2012

Alive or Just Breathing

photo via Tom's Tumblr

Here's a little peek into what we've been up to around these parts.  Over the weekend we took part in a charity show with a band that Tom frequently works with and photographs, Killswitch Engage.  They were on tour celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their Alive or Just Breathing album.  Tom organized the Lancaster show to benefit the Water Street Mission and Lancaster County Humane League.  My contribution came mostly in morale support as Tom worked hard to bring all the elements together and running around the night of the show helping wherever I could. 

Of course, the night would not have been complete without taking some time out for lunch (and dinner) for potato quesadillas and copious amounts of hot sauce at Roburrito's.   Seriously.  Best.  Hot sauce.  Ever.  Tom captured our friends Jesse, me and Justin chowing down and watching the world pass by out the window. 

In the end, the night was a huge success with over 1000 cans of food donated to the charities involved.  Over 470 pounds of food for the Water Street Mission.  It was a lot of work, but in the end so rewarding to see the generosity of the fans that donated as they filed in for the show.  Thanks so much to everyone who took part!

17 December 2012

Etsy Update: Cozy Sweaters


Lavender Fields Sweater /// Checkers Sweater 
Rusty Print Cardigan /// Sugar Sweet Sweater

12 December 2012

10 December 2012



A new time waster for me is perusing the Savannah, Georgia based shop Arc. This well curated shop has lots of favorite brands like Something Else, Pretty Penny, Dear Creatures, A.P.C., Wren and Rachel Comey.  The only problem I see is that most of the things on my wishlist are already sold out.  From the looks of the shop, it's worth a road trip if you're anywhere close!


04 December 2012

The Perfect Vintage

photos by Jacob Pritchard

I completely adore this lookbook styled by Siri of Ringo Have A Banana for Bows & Bandits Vintage.  I think it's a perfect combination of vintage meets modern and really displays the way to mix vintage into your wardrobe without looking like you're wearing a costume.  A little vintage goes a long way!