i don't do a lot of florals when it comes to tops (...or anything). but, come to think of it, i rock the solids way too often, so maybe i should branch out into pattern every now and then.
but really, i just wanted to share this shirt because it shares my name and nothing ever does.
caroline floral shirt
by paul & joe sister
by caroline duke on Sunday, September 03, 2006
i really don't get the concept of placecard holders. it's more like i just don't believe in them. but i do have a weird lobster placecard holder on my desk at work and it currently holds a bundle of fortunes. maybe these would be more appropriate fortune holders.
fortune placecard holders
chiasso, $34 (set of four)
you know my thoughts on anything brown and silky (or satiny). this is a gorgeous set by leigh bantivoglio.
[sidenote: i want this model's hair... or maybe it's that sultry look?]
silk wrap and tap pant
henry & lulu, $195 (wrap) & $64 (tap pant)
so i'm fairly certain i've mentioned these before (in fact, i have). but having recently discovered these at urban outfitters, it has occurred to me that i've got to start actually putting my ideas into action. before urban outfitters comes out with a kit for them, and the ideas suddenly seem much less crafty and exciting.
i think i'm digging that blue one.
drizzling design parasol
pearl river, $10.50
model or style... model or style... i'm having a hard time deciding what exactly is catching my eye here. black denim hasn't really ever done it for me, but something about this seems to be working.
from the thursday styles section of the times.
from ralph lauren fall collection
(jacket & vest are part of the purple label; other pieces are polo), $75-$3,695
i may have already blogged about this some time ago, but in case i didn't...
though i wouldn't normally promote something so blatantly hipster, this shirt by french design group atypyk is absolute brilliance. yes, i would definitely wear (carry?) it.
i think it's been out for a while, but i blame my lateness on the midwest living situation.
'be tough' t-shirt
charles & marie, $40
i'm sitting at home today, not feeling especially good enough to do anything (aka leave the house), but not really feeling bad enough to do nothing (aka sleep).
for some reason, my hbo ondemand isn't working (i paid my bill late?) so i can't even get caught up on deadwood.
so... i've watched two (not one... but TWO) jennifer aniston movies, and now i'm watching a really bad episode of dawson's creek. oh that joey potter and those powerful dramatic stylings.
but now it will be bend it like beckham.
to get back on track, these little eye & cheek colors by paul & joe are cute and sound tasty.
via lucky.com's catch of the day.
paul & joe parisienne chocolate collection
by caroline duke on Monday, August 21, 2006
i know i am behind the times (and haven't blogged in a really long time), but i cannot express how truly in love i am with this look. if i could pick one look to be mine for the rest of my life, this might be it.
bits of nanette lapore's fall line.
by caroline duke on Monday, August 21, 2006
i'm especially fond of this look.
on a side note: i hate to seem embittered over something so trivial, but isn't it about time club monaco got hip to the 21st century and started an online store?
club monaco, $59-99 (available at your nearest brick&mortar store!)
by caroline duke on Tuesday, August 15, 2006
i know i haven't quite finished (or started) my skirts/ties/headbands projects yet, but i think it's time i got a move on putting together some 'fascinator' hats or hairpieces.
these by rebecca share | milliner are the prettiest i have found. the top right reminds me of a tasty chocolate shaving. my favorite is top left. and wouldn't bottom left be a beautiful wedding hairpiece!
so, my creations wouldn't be nearly as gorgeous, but i think they could easily rival what i'm finding on ebay and etsy.
among the ones that have caught my eye, though: this black one; this very interesting turquoise one; this daintier black one; this mini top hat; mini top hat #2; a gold one, of course; and this poofy lilac one.
also, these little gems are getting filed away in my mental wedding file (which, don't worry, will be pulled at a way later time).
but, back to the hats... imagine how fascinating i would be! at the grocery store! at work! at the park with nigel! at dinner! at the bookstore!
i'm the next philip treacy, i'm telling you. i'll be the talk of the town. hats are back, baby.
by caroline duke on Monday, August 14, 2006