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Saturday
Jun112011

spotted moth and some other stuff

A couple of weeks ago I came across an online shop called Spotted Moth and found a bunch of cute stuff that I ended up buying. I got 6 pieces for just under $200!
But first, I picked up a fluoro yellow hoodie and matching nail polish at American Apparel last weekend. LOVE the hoodie but the polish had terrible consistency. (Worn with my Jeffrey Campbell Everest platforms and Gap cut-offs.

First up from Spotted Moth is the Nature vs. Nurture Clutch in Black. I adore anything with studs. This is now my favourite purse. (Was $36.99)

I wore the next outfit to work yesterday. I was dying for a maxi skirt and found one at Spotted Moth for $34.99. It's ridiculously comfy. Was also on the lookout for a cool denim shirt, and they had a funky faded one for $38.99.

Since I am a big fan of polka dots and need more in my wardrobe, I picked out a really cute cream and black polka dot blouse for $39.99. Love it! Of course, I had to slip on my Jeffrey Campbell El Carmen platforms with it (and some old Urban Outfitter capris).

I am seriously lacking in the shorts department so I grabbed a neat black and cream pair that I can easily wear to work ($24.99). The vest is from my last trip to Puerto Vallarta and the belt I also snagged at Spotted Moth for $18.99 (I'm wearing it backwards in this photo because the front of it is boring). Shoes are Nine West.

And before I put my camera equipment away, I remembered I have a dress that I was dying to try on with my El Carmens. I bought this dress last summer (one of only a couple dresses I own) and have yet to wear it out. It's the cutest babydoll dress. Love it with my polka dot platforms.

And speaking of Jeffrey Campbell shoes, I also snapped a photo of my current Jeffrey Campbell shoe collection (I've got my eye on a couple pairs and am trying hard not to give in and buy them...)

(Everest, Milton, Snick Fringe, Suebee, Franklin, El Carmen and Pixie)

Tuesday
Jun072011

the makings of a s'more - the series

Wednesday
Jun012011

art by Christopher Stott

Jo and I aren't currently blogging products on the blog and we're trying to stick to this rule, but when I received an email from Michelle, the gallery director at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California regarding Canadian (YAY!) artist Christopher Stott I was completely blown away. I love realistic art and his work is just to die for. Chris specializes in contemporary realism and currently has twenty new originals on display at the gallery for a one-person show called "New Paintings," which will be up for the duration of June. His work has been featured in a few art magazines - notably Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, and Uppercase Magazine - and was featured in a two-week web campaign on Anthropologie.com.

Tuesday
May312011

likely my last pair for a while...

My sister and I ordered some Jeffrey Campbell shoes 2 weeks ago on the Solestruck website. These goddamn things sat in customs for a week. Which means we got nailed with a $41 duty charge. Bastards. Anyhoo, they are SWEET!!! I got myself a pair of Everest in brown distressed. These are my first pair of his Lita show but this one is a pimped out version. They are so rad but OMG it's about 40 degrees celsius outside so there is no way I can wear these anytime soon. It was so hot all I did was take them out of the box, slap them on my feet and got Jeff to take a photo with my iPhone. Maybe later this week when it cools down a bit I'll get some proper photos of them with an outfit even. I also tried on my sister's pair of 99 Tie in black snake. They are the PERFECT height - super comfy. They're on my to-get list now.

Sunday
May222011

sunday morning

This is a glimpse of a simple Sunday morning outfit. Sportin' some Gap jeans I sort of loathe but cut off to make into capris, an Aritizia navy and white shirt, a new orange/rust purse I found at Heavens to Betsy, and my SUPER DOOPER comfy Jeffrey Campbell Franklin cork and suede platforms. OMG these shoes are SWEET.

A little side note:

Pablo, my brother in law is a HUGE baseball fan. HUGE. There is a contest going on right now on the Major League Baseball website called My MVP Dad. Dads are nominated under their favourite baseball team for a chance to win a Father's Day MVP package. Pablo would love for you all to vote for him. All you have to do is click here and click the 'View Entries and Vote For Your Favorite' button. Then select 'Blue Jays' from the Team dropdown. Pablo's entry is on page 2 - 'The Boo' (photo of Pablo hugging his daughter Isabella). You can vote as many times as you want. THANKS!!!!