Saturday, May 16, 2009

Smitten Saturday

Office Space I am only going to ask this question once...why did I not know about Office Shoes before this week? Why have I spent countless hours searching for footwear of differing heights and styles at numerous websites, when I simply could have surfed on over to Office? In the past two days alone I have discovered three pairs of mind-blowing shoes that I truly, truly need. There is the Office Bea Flat Knee Boot Black Patent. It makes no difference to me that the warmer months are upon us. It is never too hot to wear a delicious pair of black boots. The Office Cecilia Toe-Cap Ballerina which is, to put it bluntly, the ballerina flat equivalent of the Chanel 2.55 Quilted Bag. And it would be rude of me to forget the Blowfish Seize Boat Shoe. Red. Patent leather. Tassels. Enough said. I want some Office shoes taking up space in my closet right now.

In the Swing of Things Yesterday I was flipping through the May 2009 issue of InStyle magazine and promptly fell in love upon reaching page 124. Why? Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has a swing inside her house! Now, I am the biggest fan of swings on the planet; yet even I had never seen one hanging smack dab in the middle of someone’s living room. But now that I have, I will admit that having one of my own has become essential to my existence. Ouno is going to help me do just that. Who knows, someday soon I could be blogging from my very own indoor swing!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream Social! When I was younger I used to live for the Ice Cream Socials my elementary school would host in place of typical pizza parties, regardless of the fact that I was never the biggest fan of ice cream. Now, I can be a part of glamorous Ice Cream Socials without ingesting the chilly concoction thanks to Ice Cream Social; my new favorite stationary shop. Their creamy offerings are just as sweet and yummy as a dessert – with half the calories! I’ll take an order of Custom Wedding Invitations (no, I’m not getting married, but my heart does belong to two things featured on these divine cards – New York and Paris !); a side order of Deer in Love; and a scoop of Tea Cup Cards. Mmm mmm good.

Saddle Up There was a time when becoming a horseback rider was one of my biggest goals in life. It didn’t matter that my only experience with horses was walking around the kiddie corral atop a tiny pony for a grand total of 32.5 minutes. As you can probably tell, my equestrian aspirations went nowhere. My devotion to equestrian inspired accessories, however, still lives on. At the moment, it can be found predominately in the form of saddle inspired handbags. The Sabina Convertible Leather Bag is the crème de la crème of saddle bags. Buttery material; breathtaking sienna color; pockets galore. Je veux! As if the tan color and saddle-like look weren’t enough, this Oversized Handle Foldover Convertible Tote virtually transforms into a shoulder bag, clutch, or tote bag. Take your pick. I truly believe that this IGNES Ormala Whisky Tote Bag was a saddle in another life. Shiny, smooth, and sporting antique gold hardware. What more could a horse-loving girl possibly ask for?

The Fantastic Elastic I have smaller hands than most 4-year-olds; so finding a ring to fit my petite size 5 1/2 fingers? The biggest challenge in the world. Unless I plan on spending an arm and a leg on some 14K piece of pomp instead of the inexpensive bit of costume jewelry I was eyeing, it seems as if my search for the perfect cocktail ring is destined to fall flat. So my interest is piqued by rings sporting elastic bands. I have seen numerous websites selling them, but am currently gaga over Moxsie’s Cupstone Ring which is big, bold, and beautiful – just the way I like them! Still, the question remains...are elastic banded rings truly as fantastic as I hope they are?

Fame! As writers and bloggers we are always on the receiving end when it comes to interviews, as opposed to the giving end. So when Leia from HiFashion e-mailed me about a Café Fashionista feature, I was worried that my answers to her interview questions would be more geek than chic. I ended up having the time of my life answering her questions, which you can read here. Andy Warhol once said “Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” This was just a little brush with fame, and I must say it’s fun, fabulous, and so very, very dangerous. Why? It’s addicting, of course. Thank you, Leia!

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to la couturier and Urban Outfitters for the pictures.

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