Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snap Shoes (OVER)

Have you heard about Switch Flops and Snap Shoes? Well they are both at SwitchFlops.com by Lindsay Phillips and they are a completely excellent idea. You start by buying a pair of flip flops ($24) or flats ($64) from their website. Then you can purchase any number of chic-looking interchangeable snaps or straps ($12 each) so you can have many unique looks from just one pair of shoes! I myself love the Liz black and Liz gold flats. Above, you can see two of my creations with the Marissa snap on the black flats and the Bernice snap on the gold. If the price of $64 for flats sounds a little steep to you, you are in luck- there is a fabulous giveaway happening at FairyGodmotherBlog.com! You could win your choice of Snap Shoes in black or gold, but hurry because the giveaway ends Tuesday, March 2nd. OVER

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bonjour Pierre (OVER)

Giveaway: Your choice of one of four beautiful jewelry pieces from Bonjour Pierre! OVER

Simple Blueprint (OVER)

Sbp_v-day_giveawaySurprise goodie box giveaway from Simple Blueprint! And after you enter the giveaway, check out the rest of her blog if you haven't already. It is just lovely! OVER

Thursday, February 25, 2010

QA Create (OVER)

Victorian Vintage Typewriter Back Space Key Pendant and Necklace
How cool are old typewriter keys? Well here is a $30 giveaway to QA Create's Etsy shop. So many beautiful things to choose from! OVER

Plastic Couture (OVER)

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Enter to win this vintage inspired antique brass pocket watch pendant from Plastic Couture! OVER

Squidarella (OVER)

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WET!
Here is a giveaway for an awesome color changing umbrella from Squidarella! OVER

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Canada!

There are so many cool Canadians!

Feist

Michael Cera

Nathan Fillion

Owen Pallett/Final Fantasy

Ellen Page

Arcade Fire

Am I forgetting anyone?

A Reminder

Tenaz Tesón 01 by Ibai Acevedo.
I like this photo from Ibai Acevedo's Flickr.

Who is the cutest?

thatkatgirl:  (via thingssheloves)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunny and Chic Boutique (OVER)

Giveaway! Your choice of headband from Sunny and Chic Boutique. The only hard part will be picking your favorite because they are all so lovely! OVER

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Modcloth!

I have this thing where I shop for various items online, but I do not ever buy anything. I just like imagining owning pretty pieces of clothing or jewelry. One website that especially contributes to this endeavor is Modcloth.com. Here are my findings:

Melville Tee

Swiss Mist Tunic

Under the Blacklight Skirt

Right to Remain Stylish Jacket

Ice Angler Boots

Charades Dress

Take a Bow Gloves in Creme

Haute Handlebar Ring

Judy Bloom Necklace

Moose Alley Wall Hook

Conclusion reached: There are oh so many cute things to buy and I, being a poor college student, will never have enough money to have them all. But I can always dream.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Matt from Matt & Kim

Presenting my newest crush: Matt Johnson from Matt & Kim.
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matt by matt and kim.

He reminds me of a mix between Matt Bomer, Ewan McGregor, and that gay guy in Nick and Norah's who headbutts someone.

cup a tea by matt and kim.


matt by matt and kim.

The only thing is, he seems to be dating someone. Who is it again? Oh yes that's right, it's Kim. That makes so much sense!
matt and kim by matt and kim.

You should listen to Daylight first. They are touring in Europe until June, but I hope to see them in concert some day. Soon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Lost Earring (OVER)

The Lost Earring is hosting a quite intriguing giveaway: 7 prizes from 7 etsy shops for 7 people, but the catch is that the prizes are all mysteries. Yes that's right, a Mystery Giveaway. So exciting! OVER

Give me the love of an orchestra

Today I have had a major disappointment and so to cheer me up, I have been listening to Love of an Orchestra by Noah and the Whale on a continuous loop and let me say it is working out quite well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Elegant em.j (OVER)

Elegant em.j is a brand new shop on Etsy and to promote it, there is a giveaway happening!
You could win this necklace and this headband! So chic! OVER

I Love Burt's Bees

I have this obsession. Well, a few obsessions actually, but this is one of them. I am obsessed with Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers.
I have even gone so far as to buy a couple for myself and then rationalize that it is Valentine's Day coming up and they are my present to myself. And my collection is almost complete! I only need Peony and then I will have them all. I love that they have delicious sounding names like Papaya and and Guava and Nutmeg. But my absolute favorite color is Merlot.
They are a little pricy at $5 each, but they last forever and are fantastic. So if you have not already, you should buy some! If you are looking for bright color, I would recommend Merlot except you can now only get it on the Burt's Bees website. If you are looking for something a little less attention-grabbing but still fabulous, I would advise that you purchase the Rhubarb.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jane Austen's Emma

Here is my confession: although I absolutely adore anything Jane Austen, I have never liked or enjoyed Emma. Until now that is! After suffering through Kate Beckinsale's and Gwyneth Paltrow's (who I am sure are very nice people, I just was not a fan of either rendition) performances as the title character in question, I have found who I was waiting for all along: Romola Garai.
She plays a lovely, effervescent, likeable Emma that makes me, for once, want to watch and rewatch and rerewatch this 2009 BBC production. Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightly does not hurt things either. Not in the slightest, in fact. He actually gives me little stomach tinglies in a way Jeremy Northam never could. Just look at that:
Did you know he was married to Angelina Jolie for 3 years? Well I sure did not. Anyway, I think dear Jonny and Romola look just darling together and I loved their dancing scene in Emma ever so much.
I have mixed feelings about March 9th because: 1) I am very sad because that is when it will no longer be on the Masterpiece Theater website for viewing. but 2) I am also just a tad excited because if it is no longer online to watch, that means I will most probably have to buy it so I can watch it whenever I want. So to recap, sadness plus anticipation.

If you have not seen the new Emma, go watch it! What are you waiting for? I think you will enjoy it immensely and it is only 4 hours long.

So that is what I think about that. This is definitely my favorite adaptation of Emma and I was surprised by how much I loved it. However my all-time, best-of-all, superbly done, favorite times infinity Jane Austen adaptation is and always will be Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, which I will post about at a later date.

And, just for you, here is a link to go win Emma on DVD! Fantastic! OVER

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I love Bows

Oh Etsy, how I could spend hours in your company. But alas, I have school and work and a life. Here are some of my favorite bow-tastic (bow-ed? bow-ful? bow-rific?) items for your perusal.

barquentine skirt size large free shipping
Barquentine skirt from Makool for only $128 (cough, cough).

Steampunk Vintage BULOVA Swiss 17 Jeweled Watch Movement Silver FILIGREE BOW Pendant Necklace - UNIQUE DESIGN -- GORGEOUS WEDDING BRIDAL PIECE - ORIGINAL CREATION by edmdesigns
Steampunk Vintage Bow pendant necklace from Edmdesigns for $85.

modern silver wire bow tie pendant necklace
Modern silver wire bow tie pendant necklace from limegreenmodern for $24- so simple and chic!

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Aunt Elsie's Carpet Bag from peacelovenpolkadots for $35.

Bow print black white tshirt S/M/L/XL
Bow print black and white t-shirt from PrettyRaccoon for $31- American Apparel too!

Vanille Marie Antoinette Bow Heels
Vanille Marie Antoinette Bow Heels from zebracakes for $70- double the bows!

Do you have any favorite bow-themed items from Etsy? If so, I would love to hear about them!