hope everyone had a very nice weekend... this color's been catching my eye lately. it also makes me hungry.
sunglass pouch from topshop, annie greenabelle bandeau bodysuit from topshop, rgb polish (recommended by kate, whose nails i envy), eugenia kim for target hat, penny loves kenny sandals (scored from gilt — should arrive today!), scarf from modcloth, vintage bakelite bangle from mark davis at barneys.
by caroline duke on Monday, April 26, 2010
i'm excited to announce a kind of different giveaway... it's strictly for okcitians. now if you're not in the area, don't feel left out. i'll have something for you soon!
normally, i'd feel a little hesitant about doing a locals-only contest. but i have LIVED BY my okcity card for a couple of years now. seriously. it probably pays for itself a month into having it. i eat a lot.
but it's not just eating... there's shopping (excited to see collected thread this year), sports, galleries, museums and more.
and, like i said... i'm big on the food: 2-for-1 entrees at mamasita's translates into free margaritas, by my way of thinking; 15 percent off entrees at mcnellie's means more beer; 10 percent off at the wedge means why not get a peroni? all my favorites are included on the card, including big truck tacos, sushi neko, red prime, cheevers and iguana.
and the best part (altruistically speaking) is that proceeds from the sale of the cards go toward allied arts agencies.
SO, i'd like to share the fun with you, courtesy of allied arts. the rules are below.
1. you've got to be in the area.
2. you've got to tell me your favorite place to eat in oklahoma city. (and tell me what you recommend there.)
3. you've got to leave a comment by friday, april 30, with your e-mail address.
4. lastly, there's got to be at least 25 people in the contest, so tell your friends!
i'll pick a winner then.
by caroline duke on Friday, April 23, 2010
hiya team greedy girl. sorry i've been not here for a while... had a project at work that consumed every ounce of energy i had. and now i'm looking forward to the weekend. have i missed anything in the blogs? i'm afraid to look at my reader. i know it's at the 1000+ point. no good.
but, speaking of, how's this for a weekend look?
isabel marant top, rogan shorts, dolce vita pelas (via drollgirl, who i'd like to go shoe shopping for me), clutch from love worn, necklace from felicedee.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, April 21, 2010
i really do try not to post every time the endlessly talented sophie blackall posts a new missed connection.
but sometimes i can't help it.
and you had to see this one. and this one, too, which i somehow missed last month.
by caroline duke on Friday, April 16, 2010
all at one time, target? this is bills week, not drop-it-all-on-target week. let's coordinate better next time, ok?
i thought the first thing on my shopping list this weekend was going to be this eugenia kim hat. but now i've set my sights on these cynthia vincent for target flats. oh, and those wedges.
luckily, i already bought that belt, so i've already saved myself $17 to spend this weekend.
p.s. god bless target for having an easy-to-navigate press site with hi-res images. a thousand times over, thank you for the hi-res images.
by caroline duke on Thursday, April 15, 2010
i'd just like to say my mind is officially on vacation and probably will be for... well, until i have an actual vacation.
you know that point in 'office space' when berger (he'll aways be berger to me) decides he just doesn't care anymore? that's where i am. not with my job necessarily. just in general.
but, good news for you is, when my mind's on vacation from everything else, blogging gets super-fun. let's see what we can come up with.
karen walker dress and sunglasses; whyred creati-brilliant green heels (holy SHEET i love these)
by caroline duke on Thursday, April 15, 2010
this is a ridiculously huge bag, even by my standards, but i love it. it'd make a perfect weekender.
speaking of weekender, i am having the worst time scheduling my seattle trip. it is killing me. we thought we had a weekend set but i can't get off work for it. or for the back-up weekend. i want to scream and cry and yell all at the same time. but i promise, rachel thurston, it will happen soon.
p.s. did you see rachel's home on design*sponge? makes me want to pack up, move to california and find a tiny bungalow. i can't wait til she gets back from her european getaway... oh, the anticipation to see her photos.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
i'm not saying oklahoma is a sartorial void, but it's not often that i am blown away by someone's look.
but, meet christina. i should mention i did not verify the spelling of her name and i am guessing, so someone please correct me if you know better.
i saw her at lunch this weekend (saturn grill, if you locals were wondering), and i was blown away. like in a staring, probably creepy, kind of way.
right there in the middle of nichols hills, in a sea of coach bags and running pants, she stood out. she oozed cosmopolitan. she was something i'd expect to see from paris on the sartorialist.
so what do you do when you're in the presence of such sophistication? dork out and grab your camera. and so i did. thank you, christina (kristina? xtina?), for being patient and cool.
and, since i hadn't done so in a while, i compiled a few pieces that i think might achieve a similar look. don't forget the lipstick — that was my favorite part. (who can recommend a good matte one, by the way?)
t by alexander wang jersey tank
j brand leggings
forever 21 necklace
warby parker glasses
marc jacobs quilted bag*
loeffler randall pumps**
*hers was actually vintage chanel that she got off ebay for — get ready to hate her — five bucks. no lie.
**what? you're tired of me talking about these? (i realize these aren't at all like hers, which i loved and wanted to steal, but i had to get them in just one more time.)
by caroline duke on Tuesday, April 13, 2010
ceci n'est pas un IT bag,* but for $10, i think this tote from forever 21 will do. (via very new-to-me favorite ampersandity.)
(also, adorable raffaello bettini hat and oasis rosalind dress.)
*forgive the french... still working on my rosetta stone (which, i'll add, is amazing).
again, katy kills me, she is so cute. and her haircut... i die. actually, i think i die everytime she has a new style. my favorite is here (scroll to the bottom), when i didn't even know who ms. kansas couture was.
i look at a lot of pretty sites with lots of pretty clothes and lots of pretty girls. but katy is the only one who really inspires me to try just a little harder.
and i feel a little cooler knowing we have the same shirt (above, though mine's a light yellow plaid).
i'm thinking we all need to treat ourselves to something springy... maybe something for your closet? or something for your home?
i've had my eye on these marais espadrilles for a while...
and now, the very kind KIND boutique is offering you greedy girls 25 percent off non-sale items through the end of the month. that is kind, right? just enter GREEDYGIRL.
thank you, erin!
by caroline duke on Tuesday, April 06, 2010
in the summer, i'm strangely drawn to clothes that look like things i would have worn when i was six. summer also makes me want to soak my hair in chlorine water and stain my lips with popsicles.
i'm pretty sure i had, in some incarnation, these looks back then.
i'm loving this new print from jen oaks featuring oklahoma's animals.
thanks to holly for sending the link my way.
read more about it here.
(also, extra points for jen, who included in the print's description where to get frames to fit... not ikea, thankfully for us oklahomans.)
by caroline duke on Sunday, March 28, 2010