Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Flowers on the Floor

There's good news and bad news. The bad news: it's still February. The good news: spring is coming soon! And I've found the perfect shoes to wear when it arrives:

The delicate pattern offsets the saucy platform, and the criss-cross straps will keep you from falling out of the shoes on your first spring outing (not that I'm speaking from experience or anything). What could be better than that?

Buy through BHLDN for $380.00.

Image via BHLDN.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Light It Up

I'm a big fan of my little apartment. But it has a drop ceiling, the kind you see in basements and office buildings. This is problematic for at least two reasons: 1) leaky pipes and 2) aesthetics. It's impossible to mount any kind of interesting lighting fixture on this ceiling, so when I see pendant lamps like this one, I die a little inside:

The clean lines and clear glass shades are just about perfect, fitting into my decorative preferences well. Plus it's just classy, am I right? 

Luckily, I won't live here forever, so there's a chance that I might someday be the proud owner of such a slice of lighting heaven.

Buy through CB2 for $249.00.

Image via CB2.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wrapping Paper

With temperatures swinging wildly from day to day, at least in North Carolina, I thought it might be time to covet something that could help our gentle readers layer themselves up in style. I give you the basketweave stole:

A pashmina/silk blend, this stole is perfect for those days when you're chilly enough to need something extra but not cold enough to wear your coat in the office. Plus, it's versatile enough for a night out on the town. How would you style it?

Buy through the Pashmina Store for $69.99.

Image via the Pashmina Store.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Today I want to talk a little about something I never get to do. I get to do a lot of things, but it is rare indeed that I get to play board games. When I do play board games, it's always Monopoly or Life. And those are fun! But some days I just want something different. Enter Zerpang!

Image via Whirling Derby.

Zerpang! is a battle royale of craziness, with zombies, elves, robots, pirates, aliens, ninjas, and gunslingers all battling for domination! Hint: the title comes from the first letter of each of those. Anyway, each group has its own win conditions, and it all sounds very exciting. Apparently, if you take too long, the elves win just by outliving everyone else. That doesn't sound so exciting, but I don't know what you expect from elves.  Keep the fun alive yourself.

A friend of mine and her husband are the folks behind Whirling Derby Games, and they have several others available, too. I just really like the title and having the option of playing as pirates! Yarr. It also has received good reviews, and has been so well-received, apparently, that it's actually in its deluxe edition. Sweet deal!

Buy through The Game Crafter for $44.99.  Then invite me over so I can play too.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Color Me Pewter

Though I rarely wear bracelets, I do enjoy coming across a good cuff from time to time. Right now, I'm coveting this pewter model from Patina:

Its sleek lines fit well into my personal aesthetic, and no one ever suffered from adding a little bit of shine to their outfit, am I right? I'm thinking it would go best with a little black dress, or maybe a little purple one?

Buy through Patina for $24.00.

Image via Patina.