All posts tagged: Shopping

links // p&g, peggy, and people

So I feel like all of the cool kids are writing memoirs these days. Like, if you can breathe and type (though that last one is negotiable), you too can tell your story! I mean I’m not totally believing that said memoir is something that people actually want to read, but you know props to all the young writers for believing in themselves and sometimes, I think it’s super awesome (just maybe not Eat, Pray, Love). So, I just figured since all the cool kids do it, I should to. And so, consider this my formal notification of my future work: “Sarcasm & the Spirit: A Journey [gotta include the buzzwords] of Singleness, Cocktails, and That One Time I Snuggled a Penguin.” Oh lord, the P&G Olympic-focused Thank You, Mom commercials are back. I’ve watched one. I cried. This is going to be a long 120+ days, so I should probably buy some tissues. Which I think is P&G’s overall plan. Peggy Noonan gets me, which is to says Pegs and I would like this …

shopping // of a kind

Every time I try and get into a regular rhythm of blogging, my life goes crazy. So here it is, I’m going to try harder, I will fail less, and I still won’t have a regular posting schedule. So there’s that. And without further ado…shopping. Of a Kind, it is pretty safe to say that I’m obsessed. If you have no idea of what I refer to, here is a bit about them per their website: “We select designers whose work we love and feature them on the site, one at a time. We share a series of stories about each designer—inspirations, personal life, taste, training, you name it—along with a limited-edition piece designed exclusively for Of a Kind.” I love the products, I love the designers I find through them, and I love the weekly emails from the founders Claire and Erica (I’ve been known to forward them to many people and use them, in meetings with my boss, as examples about the proper use of email newsletters). I also really love that right …

istanbul // a mosque + some tales

Our first glimpse of the Blue Mosque happened the first night we arrived in Istanbul. Ann and I made it to our hotel after overnight flights and a wild, nausea inducting shuttle ride, so the need to stretch our legs was great. It should be noted that we arrived in Istanbul sans a Turkey Guide book and, well, we won’t note that I only had about $75USD due to a bank fiasco…clearly planning wasn’t on my side for night one. Thus, we set out with the decision that we would only walk straight down the road with the tiny postcard sized map from the hotel in hand so not to get lost on our first outing. After about five minutes we emerged onto a square and poof there was the Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque right in front of us. It was an amazing and well-illuminated site.   Fast forward to our first full day and we had lots to see which included a trip to the Blue Mosque and meeting by far one …

wish list: here we go, Turkey.

I have discovered a problem I didn’t know I had. Going on vacation makes me want to shop more. I have visions of great outfits, amazing jewelry, and the bags…oh the bags. It can probably be blamed on the fact that I have started to think of life in photographic snapshots so the vision of a flowy skirt blowing in the breeze while on a cliff overlooking the sea while wearing super cool jewelry and holding an awesome bag, I mean that can totally happen, right? With Turkey quickly approaching, I thought I would share what has tempted me most recently, i.e. my vacation wish list. However, I will say that what is actually going into my bag will be a lot what I currently own and love quite a bit.  From my amazing lightweight colorblock scarf from scarf shop, perfect for darting in and out of locations that require head-coverings, a few pairs of well loved (and broken in) sandals care of Aldo, Rainbow & Madewell, a plethora of skirts below my knee, and of course my …

wantful. i want.

Sometimes you find something that is so perfect, brilliant and amazing that you want to: a. share it with everyone b. give it to everyone c. hide it away for yourself and tell no one (but be the super awesome gift giver) Because I blog, I felt like I needed to go with option a, however, my aunt and mom wanted me to go with option c so that they could utilize the greatness that is Wantful before news of it’s wonder got out to people they know (and give gifts to). Here is how simple it really is (per the website): How it works: Tell us a bit about the person you’re buying a gift for. We’ll help you curate a set of 16 perfect gift ideas. Your collection is delivered in a custom printed gift book. They choose the item they love the most and we deliver it. I have taken the quiz based on different people and curated a variety of different collections to get a feel for the site and I …