last year, i had such success with the calendar swap, so i am pleased to announce the launch of the 2010 calendar swap. kelly of design crush and i teamed up together this year to make it bigger and better. so had over there now and learn how to sign up!
we've got giveaways lined up, and kelly's compiled the best of the best in 2010 calendars.
thank you again, kelly!
by caroline duke on Friday, October 09, 2009
the genius behind missed connections illustrated has updated her shop. woot. i'm still very fond of "if not for your noisy tambourine." wouldn't it be fun to have three framed and in a row?
i think that top one is hilarious, what with the little asian girls surrounding her.
by caroline duke on Thursday, October 08, 2009
it's october! that means more than a few things. 1) it might actually start getting cooler outside. 2) it's halloween time. 3) it's my mom's birthday. and, 4) it's breast cancer awareness month.
while the first two are great and all, the last two mean a lot to me. now i am not one to get sappy and shit, but i've got a story to tell. (edited to add: i trimmed it down from a novel. you're welcome.)
five years ago, my mom was sick. and i was sad. well, we were both sad. i signed up to race for the cure (in all honesty, i slept in for the cure). i learned to like pink. and i started paying some attention to breast cancer awareness month. i feel very lucky to say that my mom is happy and well now. she even has perky, healthy new boobs to show for her months and months of surgeries and chemotherapy.
so this october...
...i'll try to appreciate and give thanks for my cumbersomely big (and healthy) boobs. i'll try not to curse them or even beg for kate moss's.
...i'll look forward to awful amounts of pink (i might even wear some) and uncomfortable boobie talk.
...and, we'll celebrate my mom's birthday. ... she'll be 53! (she'll love that i mentioned that.) happy (early) birthday, mommy!
p.s. on a whim, i created a susan g. komen fundraising page, something i'd never thought to do before. feel free to give. if not, no biggie. just promise me you'll go feel yourself up today.
p.p.s. you'd love to know about that headband, right? it's $28, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to susan g. komen for the cure. oh, and it's gorgeous. and pink.
by caroline duke on Thursday, October 01, 2009
there is so much i had in my head to post. but i copped out. so, instead, i will offer you these awe-inspiring shots from jak & jil.
i hope you have a beautiful first weekend of fall. i have very few plans and can't wait. maybe a couple beers, a glass of wine, a lot of cuddling, a little shopping.
oh, and don't forget to enter the giveaway for the post-consumption anxiety print. i'll be choosing a lucky winner later in the afternoon. (and, for an extra entry, you can retweet this.) bonne chance!
by caroline duke on Friday, September 25, 2009
sharp, don't you think?
and, it reminds me of this wonderful 'you've got mail' quote i found over at her name was lola:
don't you love new york in the fall? it makes me want to buy school supplies. i would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if i knew your name and address.
i'd send all of you such bouquets if i could. and, on a sad note, i've never been to new york in the fall. every other season. but not fall. autumn in new york... some day. for now, i'll keep watching kathleen kelly and joe fox. f - o - x. that movie, i won't lie, is in my top six. i can't help it.
via all the mountains again.
i don't actually need to go into how right these are, right?
christopher kane dress (nice, right?) | marc jacobs boots | erica weiner hummingbird skull necklace (blogged this before. still in love. halloween gift to self?)
apparently the shoes didn't go over so well in the blogging community, however. descriptions included elf dominatrix shoes; U G L Y, U G L Y, U G L Y; absolutely weird and hideous; and so on.
but i kind of love them. maybe because they remind me slightly of the acnes that never were.
so of course erica weiner has some amazing things in her jewelry line. but shoe clips? think of the possibilities. i remember my mom buying these for me when i was little, but i can't believe i had forgotten about them. especially now, when i need them the most and 90 percent of my shoe closet goes unworn.
i've spied more than a few things i wouldn't mind having this fall. maybe a dallas shopping trip is in order?
i hope everyone had a nice weekend. mine was filled with oklahoma state fair (yes, it's exactly like you would imagine) fun and cuddle time. oh, and really gross allergic reactions to farm animals. thanks, fair!
deena & ozzy wedge | jeffrey campbell wedge | fletcher by lyell silk dress | kimchi blue linen dress
by caroline duke on Monday, September 21, 2009
couldn't resist this. and i plan to frame it exactly the same way.
p.s. i just noticed i have more than a thousand readers, and i just about teared up. so, let's celebrate! leave a comment with your e-mail address, and one of you will also get a print. i'll choose next friday at 5 p.m. cst.
post-consumption anxiety print by bread + butter.
by caroline duke on Saturday, September 19, 2009
do you see those boots? they're mine now, thanks to my sweet joe who surprised me with them (wrapped!) earlier this week. except for some reason, my normally-size-7 feet did not come close to fitting, and they had to go back. hopefully their replacements come soon and an 8 does the trick. thank you, joe! you are good to me. i blogged about them way back when and was really excited to see them in black now (there is gray wool in the back and on the top, which i particularly love). hurry up, boots!
now, more about the above outfit:
for me, for you necklace (i won't get into how much i love it. thanks, kate!) | american eagle cord skirt | uniqlo cardigan | vpl vent tank | gap bag | simple boots uniqlo raspberry beret (added for comic effect)
lastly, do you shop uniqlo? tell me about the quality. i'd love to fill my closet with everything they have.