clockwise from top left:
1. tent* from wagwear
2. t-shirt from sckoon
3. turkey dinner** from target
4. cookies from land of paws
5. dog 'stache by humunga
6. ceramic bowl from bauer pottery company
7. collar from mascot
8. sock monkey from fun time dog shop
*technically, we've tried the "tent" thing and our pugs were not impressed. i like to think that if we spent $200 on one, they might change their minds.
**the only gifts i've gotten this year are these dinners-on-a-plate we found at target. apparently they've made the blog rounds lately and sound like they might be hard to come by, so i'm glad we picked them up when we did. luke will get the turkey dinner (with roll, corn on the cob, greens of some sort and a baked potato), while margo will get the lobster dinner (same sides, plus a lemon). i'm doing my best to not get them from the top of the refrigerator (where the pugs can't find them — we pretend like they are children. and smart. and a lot taller than they are.) and play with them myself.
clockwise from top left:
if ever there was a dress i had to have...
(via svpply, which i'll admit now is going to make me a lazy blogger/seeker of fantastic things.)
p.s. you've got until the end of the day to enter the giveaway for a pair of hansel from basel tights, courtesy of kind boutique. you know what to do.
by caroline duke on Monday, November 22, 2010
you remember these gorgeous shots, don't you? well, imagine getting a monthly dose of such beauty in the form of photographer lesley sico's pastel memories mini photo calendar. you'd like that, yes?
the rules are simple...
hop on over to lesley's super-affordable and wanderlust-inducing shop, browse around a bit, then come back here and leave a comment with your contact details. the contest runs through next wednesday.
p.s. club calendar swap: remember to have your calendars sent out by the end of the week. i mean business, guys! don't leave a calendar friend hanging.
p.p.s. you've entered the hansel from basel tights giveaway, right?
by caroline duke on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
i'm really excited to announce this giveaway courtesy of kind boutique, a devoted and generous greedy girl sponsor. the prize? adorable hansel from basel KNEEPAD tights. i love the kneepad part. and the heathery, multicolored specks part, too.
it's an easy score for one lucky reader... you'd be smart to enter. plus? all of us get a 20 percent discount on anything in the store through next monday, when the giveaway ends. so if payday didn't just happen for you, you have a chance after this friday. (don't worry... it's how i roll, too.)
here are the details:
a pair of hansel from basel donegal tights in any color (i'm partial to the gray with pink and navy with gray, but click the image to see your options)
20 percent off everything (including sale items) with code GREEDYGIRL, good through nov. 22
today through monday, nov. 22
how to enter:
1. visit kind boutique, and leave a comment telling me about some of your favorites from the shop. also leave your e-mail address or a way for me to contact you.
2. 'like' kind boutique on the facebook, and leave a comment here saying you do so. leave your e-mail address or a way for me to contact you.
how to get up to two extra entries:
choose up to two of the following... follow kind boutique on twitter, become a facebook fan, blog about the giveaway, or sign up for the shop's newsletter (right side of the page). simply note your extra efforts by leaving a separate comment for each, for a possible total of three entries. again, leave your e-mail address or a way for me to contact you.
what else you should know:
the giveaway is open to everyone, u.s. or abroad. kind boutique is very kind like that.
easy peasy, guys. don't let me down.
stay tuned every day this week for a new look featuring the tights. the possibilities are endless! thank you, kind boutique!
by caroline duke on Monday, November 15, 2010
love this one. (via size too small.)
if you signed up for the calendar swap, you should have received your swapmate's details last week. if you haven't yet or if you have any questions, just get in touch with kelly or me. we ended up with a little over 130 swappers from all over. we saw lots of you from all over... mostly americans, as was expected, but still a lot from other places, especially australia and spain. thanks to everyone who signed up, and we hope you have a fun time picking out (and getting!) a new calendar.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
five reasons to fall in love with new-to-me shop (thanks, kate), fancy french cologne.
1. amazing funktional dress. you saw the zipper front? and racerback back?
2. triangle top from tulle and blouse from line & dot.
3. purposely holey sweater from cheap monday. have i mentioned that i go through sweaters likeTHAT because my elbows are so pointy? or, really, just my left elbow. it's a shame. this sweater, though? it rocks. and the model's kind of kick ass tatt makes it that much cooler.
4. stripey, gathery dress from aryn k. easy.
5. silky, backless dress from funktional. can they do no wrong?
by caroline duke on Monday, November 08, 2010
really fun looks from loup, don't you think? love that they're all mid-air shots.
Loup proudly continues on to its third season and is expanding from its original vision of fashionable tennis apparel to focus on comfortable and modern women's wear. Loup is revisiting the past in a modern light. This season is all about creating effortless fashion for every woman, where each garment is ready to wear, easy to care for, and perfect for any occasion.
i like that.
even better? take 15 percent off your entire purchase until the end of the year. just enter 'holiday' at checkout.
and, on a related note, i'm going to steal this really genius idea. it just looks like so much fun.
by caroline duke on Thursday, November 04, 2010
i cannot get this cape out of my head. i really am not kidding when i say i could wear a cape every day for the rest of my life. (who remembers this plaid wool cape from paul & joe's target line? still a staple in my wardrobe, four years later.)
p.s. did you know about this? i like.
t by alexander wang tank, marc by marc jacobs satchel, seychelles boots, suede (!) legging by rika, lion and lamb ring by elisa solomon.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
you've seen 'a league of their own,' right? i hope you have. it's easy enough to draw inspiration from the 40s frocks and coiffures (think 'all the way mae'), but i've always loved geena davis' character's style at the very beginning.
and this line reminds me of that. inspired by women's workwear during world war II, the pieces are all made in limited runs — and cost under $100.
please sign me up. and call me rosie.
a calendar swap update... i got through about half of the pairings before falling asleep (so many of you signed up!). so if you haven't yet gotten the e-mail with your swapmate's details, give me one more day.
i also want to say thank you to everyone who signed up. there were nearly 130 participants from all over the world. also thank you to ms. design crush for co-hosting the swap with me again.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, November 02, 2010
hope everyone had a happy halloween weekend... i did. lots of candy, zombies and relaxing. and how was yours? did you have a wonderfully unique costume? if so, take a second and tell me about it.
really coveted necklace here... another by cursive design.
by caroline duke on Sunday, October 31, 2010
i know. a calendar a day turned into a-calendar-a-day-for-a-week-then-more-like-a-calendar-a-week. i have a feeling you guys already sniffed out the good ones yourselves.
but here's one more, a sweet illustrated one from pdx-er alex wijnen.
now... two more days. that's all i'll say.
by caroline duke on Friday, October 29, 2010
love these updated takes on utilitarian classics... don't you? i've had my eye on that bridge & burn castle coat for a while now. and the seavees offshore boots are pretty right, too. and, ok... i'll take the timex watch from j.crew while i'm at it.
now, that really, really important calendar swap reminder i promised:
if you haven't signed up yet for the calendar swap, i know exactly who you are. exactly. who. you. are. so go sign up now. and why not tell a friend or two to do the same? or, heck, even better... spread the news on your blog or twitter. i'll make it easy for you — here's a short url: http://bit.ly/aWHM08. copy. paste. tweet. voila. everyone's happy in 2011.
by caroline duke on Thursday, October 28, 2010
you've only got a few more days to join in the calendar swap fun. nearly 100 of you from all over the world have signed up already, but kelly and i know some of you are holding out.
now is the time. right now. we want to hear from you.
p.s. have you heard genius alec baldwin's npr pledge drive promos? i like him. he is funny.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
i picked up this sweater cape for an amazing $16 this weekend at old navy. you heard right. sixteen.
if i could wear it with all of the following, i know for sure i'd never wear anything else... the shoes (sessun), the levi's, the suede bag (with tiny perforations that i adore), the braided belt, the cuff by dream collective, and the chanel polish in khaki brun.
near perfection, yes?
by caroline duke on Monday, October 25, 2010
not only are these images a feast for the eyes, the music on the site starts with mazzy star. talk about setting the mood perfectly. actually, all of it makes for a pretty good monday morning mix.
and, the clothes, of course... those are quite right, too. tres chic*.
*my limited french and trying to navigate their lovely site reminded me i need to get back into my rosetta stone. i'm so glad it's finally fall and i feel like doing things again... summer bums me out, man. i'm ready to learn!
by caroline duke on Monday, October 25, 2010