well, my legs aren't mearly that hairy (pre-burning man) but i still kind of need these. sometimes you just need a manly shoe.
love that they're made of waxed canvas.
and, yes, maybe i've been sartorially inspired by "twilight," which i finally have seen. so?
hiiii, guys. sorry posting's light this week. i'm busy trying to get ready for my trip.
for now, here's a look at some pretty that's caught my eye lately. i'd die for those tights, that clutch and that jacket (or is it a shrug? well, i'd die for anything furry and purple, really).
i'll be back tomorrow with some fall goodness. it's 77 outside! and breezy! do you know how long it's been since it's been 77 in the middle of the day? MONTHS.
(click through for photos' sources.)
by caroline duke on Tuesday, August 24, 2010
some more back-to-school finds to start the week...
clockwise from top left:
pencil holder from kate's paperie, my favorite pencil sharpener from the container store, recycled newspaper pencils from giant robot, 'this machine kills fascists' pencil set* from you and me the royal we, robot sharpener from kate's paperie.
by caroline duke on Monday, August 23, 2010
you remember gypsy, yes? that lovely line of hawaiian-inspired underwear?
well, thanks to kate, the girl behind the brand, you can now get 25 percent off her august day undies, a pretty mix of pink, orange and yellow from a vintage hawaiian palm tree print.
thank you so much, kate! everyone loves a pretty pair of panties.
(psst. don't you love the photos for the collection? you can get one of my favorites here.)
p.s. forgot to mention... the sale's good through next wednesday!
by caroline duke on Wednesday, August 18, 2010
top of my list? this hot bag made from an old leather jacket.
one year when i was probably about 8, my back-to-school must-have was a brown bomber jacket. i loved the sheet out of that thing.
and the leather was just like this. maybe it's my jacket reincarnate calling my name all these years later?
by caroline duke on Sunday, August 15, 2010
by caroline duke on Friday, August 13, 2010
roxy is kind of shocking me all over again.
what? roxy? that roxy? like boardshorts roxy?
same reaction as last time. thanks, caroline, for the reminder.
i'm still loving everything about their new, grown-up look. starting with this top... that i'd kind of like in every color.
have you come across any brands lately that have surprised you? we talked ann taylor loft recently... who else has upped their game lately?
by caroline duke on Friday, August 13, 2010
it's no secret that i've recently fallen under the spell of los angeles boutique pergolina.
from its selection of bright, exotic textiles (these african rugs and these amazing pakistani quilts, for example) to the shop's ultra-unique homewares (like this fruitwood board and bird feeder from roost), pergolina's offerings are a feast for the eyes. and that's just the online shop. can you imagine what the brick-and-mortar must be like?
so you can see why i'm pretty jazzed to call pergolina my newest sponsor. store owner, paulanna, and her team (bianca, that's you) are super-kind, and i'm very thankful to have discovered this gem of a boutique.
so go check out the shop and, also, the blog. and tell them i sent you!
grazie, paulanna... greedy girl is glad to have you!
p.s. that little party hat-wearing mouse? it kills me. too much. i want one.
so, i've booked my flight. it's official. i'll be braving the elements at burning man 2010 with my burner bff holly. she's convincing, that holly. or relentless. i'm not sure which. i think both.
five days in the nevada desert. no bed. no pugs. no joe.
despite all that, i am excited. no, really. i am. really. REALLY.
how crazy am i? yeah. i know. but don't worry. i promise to wear a shirt at all times. probably pants most of the time, too. and my goals? seeing a rainbow. doing absolutely nothing. and getting some sun.
(photo by creativeholly.)
when i came across the work of erin flannery, i looked at every single piece. over and over again. but i was really, really, really drawn to this series, which combines a variety of media (paint, pencil, etc.) with stitching on linen. amazing, right?
if you're in the area (the area=queensland) this weekend, go check out the final days of her showing at anthea polson art gallery. i certainly would if i could.
oh, and she's quite the stylist, too.
(via frankie magazine's blog.)
by caroline duke on Friday, August 06, 2010