Saturday, April 30, 2011
I cannot contain my excitement! Calypso St. Barth is one of my favorite boutiques, but unfortunately it is way out of my college-girl price range. So, you can imagine my excitement when I heard they would be doing a diffusion line for Target. It hits stores this Sunday May 1st, so I am counting down the hours until tomorrow.
One of my favorite blogs, Habitually Chic, got a chance to get a sneak preview of the line and was kind enough to share some images with us. Here are my favorites:
Martha Stewart's bacon egg and toast cups are calling my name right now. drool. These would be great for mother's day and seem so easy (even maybe I can make them!). I love Martha, and hope that she can help domesticate me one day.
Friday, April 29, 2011
All the items are British except for a few Kate Spade accessories for a proper dose of Americana. The dress is from Topshop (won't break the bank), and the jacket is Burberry for that extra dose of British punk. I've never been a fan of hats (my big bowling ball head fails to look good in them), but this Philip Treacy one is great for the occasion. Remove the hat, and voila! you can go to a formal or night out more suitable for us commoners.
Royal Friday's Fancies by edodds featuring a ruched mesh dress
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Keeping with the theme of Royal Wedding-palozza/overload/overdose, here are two pink and green looks of Kate Middleton's. Her classic style isn't groundbreaking by any means, but she's effortlessly timeless and always looks put together (her good lucks certainly don't hurt either - Wills got lucky with this one). I love the green daytime look from a polo match, and I can't help but choose this pink gown, where her and Wills look very happy.
To get a more in depth look at Kate's sartorial choices, check out What Kate Wore. I'm sure they will be going BA-NA-NAs, a la Rachel Zoe, tomorrow.
As you can probably tell, here at Lust for Living, we’re in full blown royal wedding mode (I’ve got the fever!). While I’m not throwing a Royal Wedding watch party (head over to Monograms and Manicures to see her fabulous fete) because I like to sleep at 3 AM and am a procrastinator, I’ve found some very cute and affordable party decorations over on Etsy to help sate my Anglophilia and give ideas to those of you celebrating the occasion. Or to better lure the still single Prince Harry (sorry JJF)...
These cookies are so beautiful, I wouldn't want to eat them and ruin them! Every man loves food, I'm sure even a prince can be won through his stomach..
This Union Jack coaster will be perfect for a pint of ale or Pimm's cup, and see if you can throw down like Prince Harry (the fun one, sorry Wills)
This Union Jack paper chain is sure to please any Anglophile
These photo booth accessories will be good convo starters and provide for good party souvenirs when paired with a Polaroid
The day is almost upon us, here's to happy partying, a happy marriage for the newlyweds, and happy prince hunting! I'll celebrate by catching some Zzzs.
Princess Margaret of Great Britain photo credit: Huffington Post
Princess Grace of Monaco (let the girl crush continue) photo credit: Huffington Post Princess Marie of Denmark ( I heart the sleeves) photo credit: Huffington Post
American royalty, Jackie Kennedy
And although its not a wedding gown, I thought I'd include this last picture in honor of all things royal, fabulous, and lustworthy
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
If you are going out for a drink, however, you should download this happy hour app for the iPhone. It is definitely a vice enabler and finds all the current happy hours near your location.
Drink up for me if you can! Instead, I'll be looking at more embarrassing childhood photos for that much needed perk...
4. Topshop Knitted Dark Rose Crochet Shift Dress 5. Delia's Crochet Skirt
A love for all things crochet is in my blood. Before it was cool, my Grandma C was crocheting up a storm of clothes for my mom and aunt. Vests, shirts, hats, you name it. The 70s were a weird time.
Even though the 70s are long gone, she’s continued crocheting. In fact, one of my favorite gifts from her was an afghan she crocheted for my room. So with the recent resurgence of all things 70s, particularly, crochet, I’m excited for Grandma C to get her vindication.
While these items can’t top the crochet skill of Grandma’s handiwork, they’ll be good substitutes until she gets round to making me a wardrobe or until I can get home and go through mom’s old clothes.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I love this kate spade case. I'm a fan of any product with a sense of humor, so this playful homage to traditional telephones piques my interest.
Photo credit: Lilly Pulitzer
This Lilly Pulitzer case has a great nautical theme and has me pining for the beach (yet again). Just don't drop your phone in the ocean..
I currently own this Speck case. It's not as fashion-y but is extremely durable. Plus, the neon color is great for finding my phone in my black hole of a tote bag.
And this last case is by no means chic, but COME ON. How legit is this?
photo credit: iPhonetoolbox
Playstation iPhone case, possibly a gift for the lil bro?
Black and Spiro, the Australian (cue Men at Work) design shop from Absolutely Beautiful Things, has some awesome blue and white vignettes. I definitely recommend the blog as well for a good dose of design inspiration.
This store front is an epic WIN. I want to try the pink shades on the blue and white lamp...
Head over to the blog to catch some more blue and white greatness
Monday, April 25, 2011
As for Holly Golightly, I could do a whole array of posts on this movie, but for now I'll leave you with this witty eye mask...oh to be that glamorous even when sleeping!
You can buy a great look-a-like here
Here are some of my favorites...perhaps my LSAT score would improve if I spent less time watching these?
photo credit: Legally Blonde
I know a ton of aspiring law students who HATE this movie, but I can't help but be won over by Reese Witherspoon's charm...plus it's hilarious! Who didn't want to send a video essay to Harvard after this came out? The musical is really cute as well.
*insert career fail/scientology reference here*
Ok, haters gonna hate, but I still am a Tom Cruise fan. This is one of his earlier roles, and although it can look dated - the tale of a corrupt Memphis firm where no partner leaves alive was still thrilling.
how could you mess with this duo?
Now to another, Tom, and probably one of the top legal movies ever. Tom Hanks was heart wrenching in this (enter, Oscar), and this movie will not leave a dry eye in the house. Plus any movie who's theme song is by Bruce Springsteen is excellent in my book.
A moment on set with Hitchcock himself
A few years back, Vanity Fair did a spread featuring current actors in famous Hitchcock scenes. Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem did an honorable imitation of Grace and Jimmy. It was definitely one of my fave images:
After my dad's recent venture to the Masters, I've been inspired to pick up a club and my pink golf glove and work on my game.JJF and I hit the driving range today and it was a blast, and if I may say so, my golf game is vastly improving (aka I only whiff the ball half the time now). So what does a new hobby call for? New clothes of course!