Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lets Go Retro

Art, good art usually comes at a that most of us can't afford.  Well if you're into what Retro Whale is dishing out then you're in luck!

Mixed Media Print on Wood

Pound - Limited Edition Print

Print Set
Retro Whale was introduced to me by the owners of Seedstore in San Francisco...the artist is a friend of theirs.  After checking out their stuff on I knew I wanted the above set but I didn't want to fuss with framing and that's when the Seedstore girls told me they can get custom orders.  I had my print set applied to the mixed media wood to match my "Dorks" print and later went back to Seedstore for the "Pound" print also applied to the mixed media wood.  I'm totally addicted now!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Palm Beach

I've been obsessed with rhinestone jewelry long before I'm sure it was appropriate...

Palm Beach Poolside
Fringe Earrings
Juicy Couture
I have my swanky Grandmothers to thank for that!  I'm lucky enough to have some of their old costume jewelry...then there's my stockpile from spending my babysitting money in antique shops growing up!  These are a modern take on an old obsession and I can't wait to get them in the mail!  Got mine at cauz I had a coupon for 20% off...whoop whoop!

Friday, March 23, 2012

One Trick Pony

I know I'm a bit of a broken record with this neon pink obsession but I'm not going to apologize for it anymore...I love what I love!

La Grande Pochette
by Clare Vivier
made in USA
This natural un-dyed leather envelope clutch features gold ball closure and silk screened neon pink stripe...also available in blue.  Oh...and it's made in the USA too!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Neon Gold

I've been fighting against gold jewelry my whole life...seems like the older I get the more things I start liking that I used to loathe!

Concord Necklace
Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer

Photos don't do this bad boy justice...truly amazing in person...I'm warning you...if you're into it DON'T PICK IT wont put it back down!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


When I see something shiny it stops me in my tracks!

Orbit Necklace
in Red
Was $138
Now $69.99

Orbit Necklace
in Creme De Menthe
Was $138
Now $69.99
I knew it had to be mine...and on could I walk away!  I only had the Red option in my local J. Crew store but they're currently available in both colors online in the sale section!  This necklace will punch up any outfit...and you'll feel fabulous in it...I know I do!

Friday, March 16, 2012

I Wear My Sunglasses...


"What a Spectacle" Tote

Available at
Now I'm not the girl that packs up for the beach or pool and is posted water-side for the day so this bag isn't for me...I drop my stuff and take off for the water and don't get out until it's time to go home...I'd be paranoid that someone would...uh...more than covet my beach bag!  I still love it though...I just might have to get the matching iPhone case instead! 

Fit To Be Tied

I was obsessed the minute I saw the image of these lovelies appear on my computer screen!

Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer
Necco Necklace
Rope dipped in colored enamel, flanked by knots, and gold plated hook and eye closure...genius!  Then I saw them in person and I knew that it was love!  I need a part time job just to afford all of my endless obsessions! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tie Me Up & Paint Me Happy

It was like a magnetic pull when I saw these lovelies in a display case at Seedstore in San Francisco...I was able to walk away but I couldn't make it out of the store without "slipping and falling on my credit card"!  A phrase I came up with when I first moved to Southern's like an oops I just spent accident...NOT...kind of deal!
Annabelle Bracelet In Peach
Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer

Annabelle Bracelet In Lemon
Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer

Annabelle Bracelet In Lavender
Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer
This rope bracelet has been dipped in colored enamel, features a gold plated hook and eye closure and measures 7.75 inches in length...thank the Lord...I have man wrists!  I fell in love with the yellow but I couldn't help but wish that the designer had made one in hot pink just for me!  Ha!  A girl can dream!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Be Jeweled

A trip to Pa'ia on the island of Maui a few months back had me falling in love with a jewelry designer by the name of Tom the looks of the shop I was browsing in I knew it was beyond what I could afford but I asked the shop keeper the price of the earrings I had my eye on. 

Neon Colorblock Collar
I was right...they were just under $300.00 ...not really in my budget!  I couldn't get his earrings out of my mind and then I started seeing his designs pop up in magazines everywhere!  Thankfully I discovered Bauble Bar...they offer designs that seem to be inspired by Tom Binns at a more affordable price!  This one is on pre-order right now...get yours before it sells out...also available in a blue/yellow combo!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Falling In Love

It happened this past Nordstrom in San the song says...

McQ Alexander McQueen
"Stepney" Tote
I left my heart in San Francisco!  I'm being dramatic really but it was all that I could do to stop myself from parading around Nordstrom showing everyone who would give me the time of day how amazing this bag is!  I did the responsible thing though...I loved on it...took a quick snap of it with my iPhone, returned it to its "home"...and sadly walked away.  Just can't do it...that's half of my monthly mortgage!