there are some really beautiful sets in this catalogue. lots of stuff to check out.
maybe it has something to do with my obsession with Guadalupe, but I love these! I want to hang them on the wall somewhere, possibly in our new office (that I have still yet to complete because I can't seem to find the perfect shade of white)
well, here it is, the perfect small *vintage* desk. of course I didn't find this until AFTER I bought the mini parson desk from West Elm. you can't win em all..
not sure if anyone has picked up on this, but I kinda dig animal themed items around the house. so I am living for these cute little switchplates. I think I'll sit here and dwell on where I can use these.
eeeek! emil has been talking about getting some stools so we can sit and look out of the row of windows from the 3rd floor of our loft, and these would be perfect!
I neeeeeed one of these for my living room, as I am currently trying to overcome the type of challenging lighting situation that happens when you have 20 ft ceilings. I think this tall drink of water would certainly help things out, don't you?
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However, the real issue at hand is of course all of the material goods that I feel will enrich my life and somehow make it better. Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but I'll definitely feel more festive and fancy. So Friday afternoon, with credit card in hand, I set out for some internet shopping fun.
After the devastating blow I received from Topshop last week (see the previous post), I really thought my hunt for the perfect shoe was about to hit a lull. Then low and behold, I received an e-mail update from Nasty Gal Vintage. Yes yes, I know the name is a little ridiculous, but there's also a little part of me that likes them for it. Anyhow, the e-mail alert was about a boot that they are accepting pre-orders for because it's finally coming back in stock. Now, I have seen this boot before, and I have lusted over it many a time, however, the fact that it would actually be attainable has never crossed my mind.
And after seeing them waved in my face, looking oh so enticing, I began the hunt for a pair that I wouldn't have to wait 7 - 10 weeks for, and I FOUND THEM! Google is a magnificent tool, you know. They will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine.
Next, in typical Adrienne style, I hit up my trusty online shopping cart at Urban Outfitters. I know Urban gets a lot of shit for being too trendy and overpriced, but if you do it right, you can get some great pieces to add to your wardrobe that'll stick around for a while and won't break the bank. They tend to have really good sales online too, so that's exactly what I hit up.
I ordered this dress because I am OBSESSED with the low back, and I'm into the fact that the rest is not too revealing, so it's still pretty classy. With some festive jewelry, some sheer tights, and my new boots, I have a feeling this may become one of my new favorite outfits.
At 2 for $20 I had to get these, as I'm pretty positive they're going to be a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. I am especially a fan of wearing them with shorts, and maybe (rarely) some oxford flats.
I LOVE THIS SHIRT. And in this color. While this isn't my usual style, I'm loving anything seafoam right now, and the fact that it's kinda sheer makes it hot. I feel like I may be pairing this up with those sheer tights and cutoffs ;) Oh, and a black bra, did I mention that I love wearing a black bra with anything sheer? Maybe that's the Bama coming out in me..
Bugs are horrifying and I do not condone their existence in any way. However, I do appreciate their presence on art and jewelry.
I ordered this in black, for fear that the grey may look a little cheap and not go with as much. This skirt is awesome because it goes with everything and can easily be dressed up or down. I cannot wait for it to come in!
Sooooo maybe I already have this shirt in yellow, but it is without a doubt, the best tshirt I own. So of course I found it necessary to purchase another one (specifically in a color that was on sale instead of the normal $28 tag.) It is so super soft and comfy, but really flattering at the same time. A few weeks ago I wore the yellow one tucked in with super dark jeans and booties, and fixed my hair pin-up style to go to a show @ Lenny's here in Atlanta. It looked tough.
Once again, not my usual taste, but for some reason I really dig these. They look comfy but also a little festive because of the gold color. Aaaand a bit more importantly, my current flops (which are the only sandals I ever wear) have been going strong for almost 6 years now and look pathetic at this point. While I'm usually an avid 4 in. and up fan, sometimes I just gotta give the ol' back a break. Seriously...I'm getting old..
Once upon a time, many a year ago, in a far away land, I did some pin-up modeling. Thankfully some of those days have stuck with me, and from time to time I feel the need to show that side of myself with a classy little number like this (obviously not from UO)...
Gasp! I have been LIVING for this dress since the first time I saw it a few months back. Luckily I have the most perfect black patent pumps to go with it. And I can wear it to my office job, hooray! One less day they have to look at me in jeans, I'm sure everyone will be thrilled.
Lastly, since I am a bit on the nerdy side and have to purchase some sort of electronics any time I go on a shopping spree, I purchased these festive little headphones (because I've broken every other pair I've come in contact with over the past 3 months and I need them to make it through the days in my cubicle)
Welp, I hope you all enjoying that little preview into how I blow my mid-month paycheck. Or at least part of that paycheck, anyway. Sadly, I do have to save a little for food and bills, noooo fun. Coming tomorrow I should have another new post for you that's going to include some of my favorite things as of late. Home things, nerdy things, whatever things.
While browsing your online store today, looking for items to post in my upcoming Fashion Edition blog entry, I stumbled upon THE most amazing shoes I have ever laid eyes on. I want these shoes more than I have ever wanted any pair of shoes in my entire life (well maybe), and you, with your separate UK and US sites, you took my dream of having the most bitchin' shoes ever and you flushed it straight down the toilet. For these lovelies are not available on the US site, and now I feel like you've just reached straight out of my computer screen and punched me in the throat. How dare you only allow your fellow UK's access to such badassness and fabulousity?!!!
For that, I now hate you. How will I ever get over these shoes? I feel like I've just died a little inside.
And now, BEHOLD..
The Astro Sporty Boot - $150
(psst..don't forget, all of the titles of the goods are clickable links, so click click away!)
I guess I should start with this amazing sofa from Anthropologie, since it inspired me to do this post. I was just browsing the site today, trying to avoid doing any work at my actual job, and almost fell out of my chair when I saw this. No, i'm totally serious. Pathetic, right? Behold!
Everyone remembers how obsessed I am with festive lighting, right? Well I think this is MAGNIFICENT, especially since it's handmade. You can order one of these straight from Etsy, which is exactly what I'll being doing as soon as the white version is back in stock. How perfect and beautiful is this thing?! Oh, and if you'd like a smaller version, I think those are available for about half the price. :)
Reiko Kaneko is a somewhat newer designer, but has a small collection of amazing pieces. And while this is yet, another light (I know I know), I had to post it. This piece was also at this years Milan Satellite exhibition.
Normally I trash mystery catalogues that show up in my mailbox, however, when I got one from Wisteria I decided to flip through and see if they had anything worthwhile. Ooooh and they did they ever! I am really excited now, because they have something that I LOVE, and that I can actually afford! (ps - it's going in my bedroom)
Mirrors are another one of my small obsessions. Although, I'm not sure why I like them so much, I'm definitely not vain. I'm actually scared to look them sometimes! (botox, please?)
Yet another item I spotted in the Wisteria catalogue! Now this may not look like anything fancy, but I swear I almost peed my pants when I saw it. I've been in the process of turning our top floor loft into a workspace for Emil and I, and two of these would be PERFECT for the space. Hence, the gasp.
And that is all I have for you today! Whooo! I tried to remember if I've seen anything lately that was stunning, but you can't force the "gasp!" :)
On a side note, I will be making a very serious attempt to update more regularly. In the next few posts I'm hoping to include some photos of my own home, along with a few projects that I have done or am currently working on (I have a lot of those). There is also going to be another fashion edition (somewhat), so I can share some photos from a recent photoshoot I did with fellow Atlanta photographer Trent Chau. So look forward to that, if you will, and I'll be seeing you all real soon!