Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Alexa Chung for Madewell

I don't normally buy newly made clothes, but I totally got hooked into the Alexa Chung for Madewell line. It's just so easy to wear on days where you can't be worried about what to wear! (basically my Monday-Friday) And it's nice to have an arsenal of easy dresses to just throw on when you need to leave in a rush.

Well, my parcel arrived today - it was a really intense 30 seconds of total utter happiness and then a major let down because unfortunately Madewell messed up my order. About a handful of phone calls later and all is fixed and the correct dress will be on its way to me tomorrow! But, I can't keep them both ... because that is crazy $$$ !!


So, here is a Tennesse Velvet Dotted dress up for grabs in a Size 0... I can definitely return it back to Madewell, but I know it's sold out online and figured rather then someone spending an extra $100 on ebay it'd be nice to be able to buy it for the normal retail price..

UPDATE: The dress has found a home!!!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

1385 Shop Updates



In the next few hours I'm going to stock the shop with some true goodies. Shades of pale pink, cream, and green... A really nice color palate for the end of Summer / early Autumn. This is one of the dresses that's making its way there.. a beautiful double layer organdy ballerina-esque dress that I bought for myself at La Rosa. No matter what I do I can't make it work for my stupid flat chest. It's a real stunner. Totally perfect in every way.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Libris Lunaria

I want to introduce you to a new project my boyfriend and I have been working on together over the past few weeks...

. . . Libris Lunaria . . .

It's only an empty etsy shop right now - but in just a few weeks it'll be filled with beautiful, high quality reproductions of some of our favorite book images. Some that that we've been squirreling away, and some that I've shared on this blog. I always loved reading comments about how pretty the 'what genus are you' images would be framed on a wall and it's lovely to be able to make that happen now! (And to be able to selfishly print out pretty pictures for my own decorating purposes!)

We're starting out with 5"x7" prints carefully curated from images in the public domain. Special findings for your favorite spaces - either by themselves or in a collection. The shop will have a fine selection of horticulture, botany, science, astronomy, fauna, children's illustrations, and all eye catching things in between! A little something for everyone!

The prints will be made with rich pigment inks and printed on heavy weight matte paper. Packaged in clear plastic sleeves and shipped in rigid fiberboard mailers. Gussied up as if receiving a care package from a far away friend.

While Paul and I (and Westley too!) make like little worker bees to get everything in its place for our shop opening in 2-4 weeks, we wanted to offer pre-sales at a special rate!

- Normal shop price on prints is $12 each.
We decided to go with a heavier weight paper and the price will be $15 each.
$3 flat rate first class shipping to US, $3.50 to Canada, $5 to everywhere else.

- Pre-sale orders will be paid for through paypal.
Once the shop is stocked and you'd like to make your selection, simply check out through etsy as normal but don't submit payment!

- Your pre-order will never expire and you can place your order at any time.
Feel free to split up your order, but please note that shipping is only covered for the first order.

- Pre-sale orders may be purchased from September 7th until September 17th
by using the handy little paypal checkout options below:

9/20 UPDATE - Thanks to all the lovely folks who have pre-ordered prints! We hope to have the shop up and running later this week/early next week!

Please feel free to email us with any questions at


Monday, September 6, 2010

Old dogs

Westley knows how to do two tricks. And when I say tricks I really just mean something besides sitting, sleeping and walking. He's really apathetic for the most part actually...

Here we have Exhibit A, Westley stands on his hinds in anticipation for his favorite treat, and the only thing that makes him excited - a greenie.


Exhibit B - Westley lays on his back for unusually long amounts of time whilst getting the city wiped off him with Earth Bath wipes. Extra points for magically morphing into a character from the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

mr fox

mr fox

We're currently working on "shake" ... but I expect a grim outcome since I gave up on "sit" back in July.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Flea Market Sale

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Having a little weekend flea market sale for everything in my shop! Starting now - please feel free to email me offers on anything your heart desires. There's only a few dresses in there that I might not budge too much on, but otherwise I want to re-stock the store with new things!

Here are the particulars,

- From now until Saturday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific send me a message with an offer price. I'll write you back and either accept that price or offer a different one. If you agree on that price then I'll reserve the Item for you!

- The only catch is that I'll be offering only a 24 hour reserve period for the item(s). So it has to be purchased and paid for within 24 hours otherwise it'll go back up for grabs.

- I hope to add a few new pieces over the next few days, so unfortunately the sale doesn't apply to new items.

- But of course the golden rule of the flea market applies - the more you buy the more you save - so don't be shy and shop away!


Sept 2

The weather has been so good here lately it's felt like a mini-vacation!! Consequently I haven't been getting much done and instead I've been going on as many iced coffee/iced tea walks as humanly possible and visiting Lafayette Park way more then I should. These photos are from a while back, from my flickr. An outfit that never made it out of the house due to the lack of sunshine and warm air - but today might even be too hot for long sleeves.



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