Archive | February, 2011

are shoe for real?

24 Feb

i love shoes. shopping for them, not so much. because i’ll either want to see them with certain pants/skirts/dresses and bring them home only to realize how wrong they are. or i’ll fall in love with a pair in the store only to find out they don’t have them in my size.

but shoe shopping online has become one of my new past times. sure, it lacks the immediacy of buying a pair and being able to wear them instantly, but i never have to schlep them around for the rest of the day while i finish my errands.

one of the main reasons i love online shoe shopping is because they come straight to my home, i can try them on with the contents of my closet, and if i don’t like them, i just box them up and send them back. one of the other reasons isĀ  because of one of my fave word pairings: free + shipping. in BOTH directions.

zappos, endless, and piperlime are the three musketeers of my shoe collection. they unite to bring joy to me and my closet. though each offers something a the other doesn’t. zappos has the couture outpost. i love the search offerings at endless. and piperlime is owned by the gap, so i get points on my banana republic card every time i buy something there.

if you’re not looking for shoes, but might be on the hunt for the perfect going-out clutch or a new pair of earrings? you’re in luck, because all three sell clothing and/or accessories!

 

“tunes”day: ‘stay with you’

22 Feb

i love john legend. everything about him. he’s an intellectual. really put-together (grooms you’ll look perfect if he’s your sartorial inspiration). and has a voice that makes me melt.

when i saw him in concert i waited outside for ages so i could stand in the first few rows. but man, it was worth it. and i confess…i’m hooked.

john is on constant rotation for me. no surprise since i’m currently stocking 100+ songs of his. don’t ask me for my favorite because i love my children equally, but one of my favorite love songs of his has to be “stay with you”. put it on your list for potential first dance songs and then go pick up every john legend song you can find (first should be the ‘get lifted‘ album)…play them in a loop…thank me later.

put a lid on it

10 Feb

looking for a box to store your wedding bits and bobs? whether you’re still in the planning stages, or thinking of something to store your keepsakes in after the big day, you should find a nice lidded box to stash on your shelf. but nice doesn’t have to be boring. there are lots of color options out there these days and plenty of sizes and shapes too. just be sure to check if the boxes are acid-free if you plan on using them for the long haul, as that means what goes in the box lasts well into your golden years together. pretty boxes are also great to keep you stationery in while you write your thank you notes, because you can stash your stamps and a pen or two inside. gift a pretty box by filling it with sentimental items like photos or a frame to your bridesmaids. you might not even have to wrap them if you just use pretty ribbon. and don’t forget that the first anniversary is the “paper” anniversary!

here, three of my favorite companies:

bigso boxes.

smock.

semikolon.