Style / Flats

Is it just me or are these flats both masculine and decidedly feminine at the same time?  I have seen a few people wearing flats in this shape and I l.o.v.e. them!

Maryam Shoe

Maryam Nassir Zadeh. $311.

So chic.  $78.

Sparkly by Marc.  $250.

OMG.

Peachy keen. $150.

 Thanks coco + kelley for cementing it for me – these loafer are a must have.  I predict these are the IT style for fall.

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Bash / Summer Party Favors

Summer schedule fill up quickly with bar-b-q’s, parties, and events.  I wanted to come up with a few inexpensive summer-inspired hostess gifts and party favors so I never show up empty handed and my guests always leave with a little more then they came with.

Farm fresh tomatoes.  Inexpensive, unexpected and so good they might not make it home.

Wrap up sidewalk chalk in wax paper for a perfect kid-friendly gift.

I love these wood containers – they are $2.99 for a pack of 4 at Michael’s.

cherries

More fruit to go courtesy of Martha.  Cherries in little white bags.  Use pattern edge scissors to make a plain bag special.

herbs

I received potted herbs as a hostess gift and it was such a creative gift idea I have been using it ever since.  Some garden stores have pre-made pots with 2 or 3 different herbs already planted and they go for as little as $8.99.

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Outta Here———> Brazil

It’s time!  I’m off to Brazil!  It is going to be one crazy week.  Home—>Rio—>nyc—>home.  I will really try to post but I warn you that I might miss a day or two.  It is a vacation right?!  I will be back next week fully inspired with pictures to share.  Adeus!*

*That’s Good Bye! in Portuguese

rio

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Paper / Dear Hancock

The National Stationary Show took place in New York a couple of weeks ago and though I didn’t make it there this year I think next year it is a must do.  Dear Hancock was one of the exhibitors I wish I could have visited.   A husband and wife team based out of LA, they make stationary, custom invitations, greeting cards and prints.  They must have been influenced by another time – their cards look like what you would find in the desk drawers of your parents childhood bedrooms.  They are just retro enough to be cool today.

DIY NOTE CARD STATIONARY

THE GARDENERS DESK STATIONARY

After some snooping I realized that these guys are a pretty big deal – they sell to Anthropologie and Paper Source!