Archive for October, 2009

friday finds: this ilk


Fantastically mod lace jewelry from This Ilk… And as if the pieces weren’t cool enough, they’re named after cunning female characters – Poison Ivy, Ms. Peacock, Octopussy, to name a few. I’m especially loving the Athena Spartan earrings.

vintage sequined mini


this dress is bananas.
too bad it’s not my size, because it would be a killer holiday dress.

an education

It’s been a while since I’ve been to the movies – I’m pretty sure the last one was Away We Go at the beginning of July. I usually wait until they come out on DVD so I can watch them from the comfort of my couch (and hit pause for bathroom breaks. Speaking of which, have you heard of RunPee? Greatest.Idea.Ever).

But sometimes a movie looks too good to wait. And An Education is one of those movies. A coming of age story. With Peter Sarsgaard. And 60s fashion. Written by Nick Hornby. Who’s with me? It’s limited release, but our local theater is showing it in a few weeks. Can’t wait!

watch HD trailer here. Sorry RSS readers, WordPress doesn’t embed YouTube videos.

paris photo calendar


Nicole and her husband made this incredible large-scale perpetual calendar with photos from their year in Paris. I love, love, love it. Little plastic clips hold the photos together so they can be rearranged every month. Seems like it would be a fairly easy project if you want to make one yourself, or you can buy one from Little Brown Pen.

{via little brown pen}





loving these dreamy shots from estampillas‘ photostream…

friday finds: eclu


Beautiful, affordable bags and clutches from Etsy shop Eclu. They do custom orders too… wouldn’t these be a sweet bridesmaids gift?

hashai house makeover





So I think by now everyone has seen Anna Beth Chao’s amazing master bedroom makeover. I am totally loving that dark grey-green paint. She and her husband moved into a cute fixer-upper in Louisiana a few years ago and have started updating the house room-by-room. I just adore her daughter’s bedroom (a surprise overhaul done while she was at summer camp). And how amazing is that all-white kitchen?! Such incredible results. More pictures on her blog and flickr.



The leaves are turning and it’s starting to look like Fall in North Carolina. If only the weather would take a hint. (It was 80° here today. Boo.)

the bens’ house




I’m digging this photo series by Josh Poehlein. Reminds me of college.

birthday in a box


wishing i had a niece or nephew to send this to…