Monday, February 28, 2011

My little Green Clutch

The start of my blog was a perfect excuse to begin my very own collection of little green clutches. You may not believe me when I tell you, but I only speak the truth... it has taken me almost an entire year to find one little green clutch I loved. Can you guess who this chic classic clutch is by? I'll give you a hint, it starts with J and ends with crew. For only $325 this little green clutch can and maybe someday (when I'm filthy rich and green all over) will become the perfect mascot for my blog. For now, this picture must sufice.

(via j.crew)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This work week has been absolutely insane. Deadlines, meeting after meeting, and endless hours of staring at the computer. I am in serious need of this chair. I would take it exactly how it is (minus the boxes), in a big open room with nothing or no one else around it. My mind needs a mental break. I must promise myself to sit in this chair for at least one hour with no distractions, just me in the chair!

(via old anthro catalog)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Dear, Dear, Dear

Dear New Kate Spade Wallet,
I cannot believe I found you and how lucky am I you were on sale! I had so much fun opening you up! It had been awhile since I treated myself. Your mustard yellow color is perfection! I am sorry for stuffing you so full, but I gotta wear you in somehow.
Bang for My Buck

Dear Spring Clothing,
Your are a temptress beyond belief, wowza. Your timing is terrible. Why do you always have to show up when it's still freezing outside. You are officially the biggest tease in town.
Totally Tempted

Dear Legs,
When do you think you will be ready to run again? I know I have let you rest for almost a year, but I am starting to get anxious. Maybe you will just take off one of these days? I need a little push. K, thanks!
Hope to see you soon,
Lazy Lu


from the classically candid!

(via my collection of vintage postcards)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pat the Bride

I was checking out at Border's the other day and while standing in line I saw this book. I about flipped! Anyone familiar with Pat the Bunny? I read that book like it was my job when I was a youngin'. For those of you unfamiliar with Pat the Bunny, it is a hands-on book, allowing you to pet Pat's fur, along with many other hands-on activities a kid would greatly enjoy. Anyway, how hilarious is Pat the Bride? You can zip up her dress and do many other hands-on activities, big girls would enjoy! A great gift idea for all the Pat's you may know!

(via amazon)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Winslows Home

Winslows Home is one of the places I miss most about Saint Louis. It is one of those places that will always give me a sense of home, for several different reasons! Winslows is a family owned New American General Store located just west of the Loop off Delmar. Homemade breakfast, lunch, and supper, eco-friendly kitchen essentials, fresh produce grown on Winslow's farm, local and organic groceries, sweet and savory baked goods, and much, much more... Winslows has just about anything you could ever imagine! For all of you who don't live in Saint Louis, I apologize. And for all you (St.) Lunatics, take complete advantage!

P.S. Their adorable logo was designed by the oh-so talented, Cheree Berry!

Pop of the Morning to Ya!

(magazine tear out)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Au Naturel

Lauren Hutton, natural beauty at its finest!
(via Individuals, from Gap)

Miss You Much!

Last night I was browsing through my iphoto pictures, as I do far too often, reminiscing about the good ole' days! Without failure, I always stop when I come across these pictures of me and my sisters when we were in Florida last year. I don't think these two understand how much I miss them/how much I wish we were all in the same place once again! Never am I more nutso, disgusting, rambunctious, hyper, and happy all at the same time than when I am with these two! Miss you much! xoxox!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Speaking of Love...

I have been long awaiting the launch of BHLDN, Anthropologie's new wedding line and my oh my was it well worth the wait! It is finally here and of course I am in love! From bridal gowns to boleros, each piece is uniquely stitched with the most gorgeous detailing. Exquisite! To say the least!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all my little love birds!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mount Pilatus

If I am going to be stuck with snow, ice, and freezing temps then take me back to Mount Pilatus. This is one of my favorite pictures; me at Mount Pilatus way back when I was a junior in high school. I was fortunate enough to go on a school trip with some of my bestest friends, traveling to six different countries. Mount Pilatus was one of my favorite stops along the way! Take be back and make it pronto!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


The bright colors and beautiful swan dive have me thinking summer!

(via my 2010 Kate Spade daily planner)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bird & Banner

Swooning over the incredibly creative work of Bird & Banner. Their intricate custom designs are completely apparent in each and every invitation, all offering the perfect personal touch! Look through the rest of Bird & Banner's work here.

My Little Lova

Rachel Bilson is my favorite little lova! Everything about her I just want to eat up! Found these darlin' pictures of her over at RDuJour and had to share! Anyone love this little one as much as I do?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Just wanted to show off my cutie patootie sister and her bf! Love and miss you! xoxox!

Got Milk?

When the "Got Milk" print ads launched in 1995 I was immediately hooked. Not only am I a long-time milk fanatic, I fell crazy in love with all the celebs who sported the stache. With the help of my mama, I have been ripping "Got Milk" ads out of magazines for over a decade (huge nerd, I know)! I had to share some of my all-time favorite milk mustaches!

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Perfect Pair

I have been searching for the perfect flat... comfortable, chic, and versatile. I thought I found the perfect pair, but unfortunately they were in a J.Crew catalog circa 2008. Buuummmmaa. I need to stop living in the past and start shopping in the present!


Kisses to all this Monday morning! Found these fun lip stickers at Paper Source. Looking for creative Valentine's? Paper source is full of bright ideas!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Rose Bippen's Spring Collection

And to follow Rose's winter collection, here is her gorgeous spring collection for all you dreaming of sun and swim suits!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rose Bippen's Winter Collection

I am so thrilled to be sharing the beautiful work of my cousin, Rose Bippen. Rose is a sophomore at School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying fashion design. Rosie has always been extremely talented when it comes to fashion, but when I saw these illustrations and designs I about fell out of my seat! Above is her winter collection. Stay tuned for her spring line! Keep up the good work, Bud. I can't wait to see what's next.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Take Me Away

Another layer of ice and yet another snow day makes my yearning of sailing away into the warm summer sun greater and greater!

(tear out from an old j.crew catalog)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ice Balls

Loving the ping-pong ice/snow ball effect on the weather map!

A Lazy Day

No work! Snow day! Up early and cannot fall back asleep. How I would love to be lounging around in this fabulous Barney's robe all day. I guess I'll just have to settle for my nine-year old gray sweats. Bummer.

(old Barney's holiday catalog)