Thursday, September 30, 2010

sparkle and shine.

Picked up some pretty at J.Crew after work today! You may recognize this gem [pun intended] from the J.Crew jewelry 4x4 I did last month! Thanks to their awesome sales and a 25% off coupon, I scooped it up and brought it home!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

4x4: LOFT is tops... for under $60

This week's 4x4 goes out to a little lady named Leah, of Bitemarks. She loves her some LOFT.

the "tee" in beauty
Clockwise from Top Left:
Woven Front Tee in iron grey - $44.50; Pearl and Chain Necklace Tee in salt&pepper melange - $49.50; Watercolor Portrait Graphic Tee - $29.50; Sequin Bib Tee in fresh navy - $44.50

button up your button down
Clockwise from Top Left:
Self-Tie Button Down in frosted purple - $44.50; Painter's Smock in mint whisper - $49.50; Button Down with Pleats - $44.50; Mixed Yarn Dye Shirt - $34.99

not-so-baby pinks and blues
Clockwise from Top Left:
Chiffon Overlay Top in mint whisper - $44.50; All Over Sparkle Tank in cement grey - $59.50; Ruffle Front Top in opal grey - $49.50; Pleated Bow Blouse in ribbon pink - $49.50

sweater weather
Clockwise from Top Left:
Woven Bow Cardigan in oak brown melange - $59.50; Knife Pleat Cowl Neck in opal grey - $34.99; Sequin Cascade Cardigan in dove heather- $49.99; Dolman Sleeve Scoop Neck in vintage blue - $44.50

I am in no way affiliated with LOFT - I just love their simple and modern styling. (And great sales!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

on-the-go-blogging test.

As I mentioned last week, I recently upgraded to a phone worthy of this decade... century, even. This is my first test-post using my blogging app to see what this puppy can do. Featuring, the two and only, Lester and Batman!

Update: The app I have is pretty easy to use [Blogaway], but it won't let me select text size, enter html, or position the photos center. I had to go back in through the web to make this entry match the format of the rest of my posts. Does anyone out there know of a better blogging app for Android phones?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

herman miller giveaway

I just HAD to let you all know about this giveaway from Herman Miller (that I found out about via atomic indy)!! All you have to do is enter your email address, and you could win any of the fab mod prizes up for grabs each week. The final drawing is on November 2nd, when you could win one of five hand-painted Eames Rockers.

I'm drooling over this peacock, by artist Andrew Holder...

Like it. Love it. Gotta have it. A peacock was a very prominent part of my dream last night. I'm taking that as a premonition. I promise if I win, I will give you a good home.

Click HERE to give Herman your email address and check out all the other goodies you could win!

4x4: endless possibilities... under $100

On The Road
Shoes: Women's Trouser Flat by Steve Madden - $70
Shades: Picchu Navigators by Carrera - $95
Watch: Men's Dress Watch by Armitron - $53
Bag: Artist Circle Weekender by The SAK - $99

Night and Day
Shoes: Mirren Pump by Nine West - $89
Shades: Rectangular Sunglasses by RALPH by Ralph Lauren - $48
Watch: Mesh Strap Watch by Peugeot - $60
Bag: S9-72 Shoulder Bag by Melie Bianco - $51

Saturday Night Flavor
Shoes: Watching the Clock Peep-Toe by Seychelles - $90
Shades: Venetian Vibe by Tommy Bahama - $72
Watch: Round Brown Strap Watch by Nine West - $39
Bag: Kaylee Flat Tote by Melie Bianco - $98

Little House in the City
Shoes: Mamie Bootie by Seychelles - $78
Shades: MMJ 143/S by MARC by Marc Jacobs - $85
Watch: Gold-Tone Black Leather Watch by Armitron - $26
Bag: Paisley Convertible Clutch by Sydney Love - $48

I am in no way affiliated with endless - I just love their great deals and steals. And what better way to spice up your wardrobe for fall than with some choice shoes and accessories?!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

give my creation... LIFE!

image via google

Whew! Almost two weeks away from this little guy. I have been pretty busy completely overwhelmed at work, leaving very little time to think about blogging. But I'm happy to say I have made another LEAP into the 21st century by finally caving in and getting a smart phone. I bought the Samsung Epic 4G [Sprint] when it came out a week or so ago - upgrading from a slider phone that resembled a Star Trek communicator. So far I like it a lot. I'm addicted to this Swype feature it has on the touch-screen keyboard. Maybe it's old news at this point, but it's pretty much the craziest thing I have ever seen. I feel like I have a tiny robot in my pocket. My old phone didn't even have a keyboard - I was still entering texts with the number buttons. I also downloaded a blogger app (for blogging on-the-go), but I haven't quite figured out how to use it yet. All in good time. I still can't believe how far I've come since I started this blog... (she types, as she closes the html coding for this post!)

Friday, September 3, 2010

factory girl.

I went to school in Pittsburgh for a couple years after high school. There were only a handful of good things that came out of the time I spend there. First, a few wonderful friends. (#1@PPCshh!) Second, hot pretzels and my insane DDR skills. And third, The Andy Warhol Museum. (Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, and The Warhol is the nation's largest single-artist museum.)

Anytime I felt lonely, or bored, or lost, I walked across the bridge to The Warhol. I would spend a few hours pouring over the rotating exhibits and films, and the permanent collection (that I had seen dozens of times before). It is so much more than self-portraits and Campbell's Soup cans.

I love the "Silver Clouds" installation, and think about it often. I always tried to go on a slow day, mid-week, so I could stand quietly alone in the room and think about where I wanted to go next. Ultimately, these clouds led me to Chicago.

On the weekends, the basement of the museum turns into a Warhol workshop, where you can create your own silk screen pop-art. And now you can click here to create your own online version.

If you ever find yourself at the confluence of the Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers, I wholeheartedly suggest a visit. (I also learned the words "confluence", "Allegheny" and "Monongahela".)