i adore this print by illustrator christina ung. and i'd love to see more of these umbrella people.
her blog shows the concepts and sketches behind the finished pieces, and i like that. it's nice to have a reminder that things don't just flow out of people's minds perfectly.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
hello. my apologies for the sporadic posting. it seems i'd rather be doing summery things with summery loves than sitting here at the computer. i'll try to get back to normal this week.
above are a few shots from the summer so far. my joe's birthday was last week, and i could barely wait to give him this library birthday card by suann song of simplesong. happy birthday, sweets! i am lucky to have you.
the bubble, pugs and moth (ugly butterfly?) are things i do when he is mowing (and i should be blogging).
by caroline duke on Monday, June 08, 2009
so i've been looking at the computer on and off for the past two days, trying to cobble something together for the blog. it's like my i can't quite connect my thoughts.
so, now, out of desperation, i bring you something from my inspiration file. something i can't credit because i have a tendency to drag things into said file without making note of where i got them.
also, i've had this done for a week now but, thanks to not connecting thoughts, am having a hard time finding art to go with it. that'll probably come out later this afternoon though. thank you, tara, for letting me play along. i promise my part is on its way!
by caroline duke on Friday, June 05, 2009
no. 1: eugenia kim fedora | steven alan top | boy by band of outsiders shorts | shoes
no. 2*: cynical teen glasses | rebecca taylor dress | doc martens
no. 3: gap hat | miss selfridge glasses | liz claiborne maillot | havaianas fit (recommended by high fashion girl grace)
*an ode to angela chase
by caroline duke on Wednesday, June 03, 2009
there's definitely too much work, not enough play going on for me right now. that three-day weekend spoiled me. it'd be nice to call in sick* and drive to the beach** tomorrow.
swimmies | t-shirt | cutoffs | shoes
*i can't do this because people from work are reading.
**why is the closest beach 8 hours away?
a girl can dream.
by caroline duke on Thursday, May 28, 2009
so it is unofficially summer. i'm excited about sun and skirts... not so excited about mosquitoes and sweat.
wouldn't you love to slip into this sweet sailboat dress by stella mccartney? and, what would go more perfectly than this bag made by sailmakers wm. j. mills & co.?
i mentioned a swap in my previous post. anyone have any ideas for an inexpensive but fun swap?
dress | shoes | bag | sunglasses | hat
by caroline duke on Tuesday, May 26, 2009
75 years ago today...
i've lately become obsessed with bonnie & clyde... the romanticism, the fashion (from the film, of course), serge gainsbourg and brigitte bardot's song.
here's some parker & barrow-inspired fashion. note the scarf.
p.s. a different outlaw, but i am dying to see public enemies about john dillinger. christian bale, billy crudup, johnny depp and marion cotillard? sign me up, thanks.
photo via droll girl.
by caroline duke on Saturday, May 23, 2009
i hope everyone's memorial day weekend is one to remember. i'll have family (babies!) in town plus plan on a trip to the paseo arts festival. other than that, i have a whole lot of nothing to do. i'm excited about that. oh, and i'll be watching the gossip girl finale finally. thank god.
peggy wolf via modish.
p.s. i'm thinking it's about time for a swap. but i have no idea what to do? something inexpensive. postcards? postage? summer scarf? i kind of like summer scarf. what do you think about that?
by caroline duke on Friday, May 22, 2009
i spied this top over at roberta jane's camp comfort and couldn't get it out of my head. i love that she suggested pairing it with a floral skirt but i couldn't help imagine it with some white denim.
what would you wear it with? feel free to make your own ensemble. but don't forget to tell me if you post it on your blog.
top | ray bans | chucks | cropped jeans
by caroline duke on Tuesday, May 19, 2009
i fell in love with the work of tulsan may yang back in march at the annual momentum art show here in oklahoma city. sadly, i had forgotten all about this print until i uploaded photos off my poor neglected camera tonight.
don't you just love the colors? i'd love to own it but i fear it's long gone. maybe she'll add some more prints to her shop? yes, miss may, please do.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, May 19, 2009
this woe-is-me story is pertinent because: i have relied on a bed buddy (who knew they still made those?), a hot water bottle and an ice pack for most of that time.
here's where it actually gets pertinent: i think i would have felt a thousands times better with cute little guy's warm comfort. lavender and wheat... puts me to sleep just thinking about it. check more of these 'hot dogs' (ha you KNOW i love that) out at the recently launched, glasgow-based shop showpony. and enter code helloshowpony at checkout for 15 percent off. thank you, showpony!
*hence the missed post wednesday and two very rambly posts today.
i'm no expert, but if you feel like you're stuck with your $300 pair of glasses and want a change, i'd recommend it. i've only bought this one other pair, but i had good luck. wished i had gotten the anti-reflective coating and they slip a little on my nose (i think any optometrist will fix that for you), but the quality is fine. i had them checked out at my last eye appointment, and the rx was spot on. joe recently got a pair, too. he wasn't jazzed about the quality but he looks really good in them, so i'm not complaining.
yes, all the sites are jank and the follow-up e-mails are hardly in english, but glasses are glasses. and it's nice to have a couple options from day to day.
still got questions? check these links out.
today, i really feel like i need these. do you think they're too... rugged? because i really love them.
also, these and these (gladiator + hurache? hurrah).
but my heart still aches for this sweet blue pair.
also, a monday morning question. you've noticed the blog's been a little schizo lately. blog post titles here today, gone tomorrow, and back again. fewer 'go buy this now' posts and more 'isn't this photo lovely' posts. did you enjoy it more when the blog was more consumer-driven? i get kind of depressed blogging about store-bought things and have tried to venture into more inspiring things. is that ok with you? or should i go back to my greedy ways? tell me, readers, what do you think?
by caroline duke on Monday, May 11, 2009