Friday, November 26, 2010

The one that got away

So this year I decided to tell my boyfriend exactly what I want for Christmas because he's pretty much oblivious to "hints". (Still love you boo boo!) The biggest reason for telling him months in advance is because I had finally found the bag of my dreams! Oak NYC's private label A.OK came out with six limited edition bags all in the $200 range. Unfortunately, my beautiful bag is currently sold out and since it's limited edition... well, it's sold out forever. I'm kicking myself for not just buying it, but that's life.

Upon my quest to find yet another perfect black leather replacement bag, I found six marvelous wants on Zara's website.

I mean, are you kidding me Zara? Way to make every doctor bag style I've ever wanted (HELLO bottom right hand corner, you have been haunting my dreams for years). The three bags at the bottom happen to be my favorite, but they're not black! Oh, but that suitcase. I can't even believe I'm saying this, but it's shockingly only $109. Actually, they're all $110 or less. They're all so perfect, and yet all so not what I'm looking for. What's a girl to do?

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm alive!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted! It feels like October came and left faster than I could control and for that, I've neglected my blog. Instead of whining about not getting a chance to breathe with my busy schedule, I'll make this short and sweet for anyone that is reading.

As I said in my last post, I got some lovely things from Renegade Craft Fair held in Chicago in September. I'm already saving my dollars for the holiday sale held next month! Until then, these lovely things will suffice.

I can't remember the designers of these, unfortunately. As much as I'd been wanting a bullet necklace, I realized how stupid it was to buy this once I got home. Don't you hate that feeling? I'd been thinking about buying something like this because I thought it would represent my father having been shot in Chicago in the 70's, but then I realized how stupid it was to think a bullet, of all things, would best represent him. Anyway - I haven't worn it because it makes me feel bad! The knot necklace was another impulse buy, but I've at least worn it a few times. I'm not used to shorter, more delicate necklaces but it's nice to have a couple to fall back on.

"Flying Machine" print - I can't remember/figure out who this artist is for the life of me. :(
Owl print - Craft Svcs. I love this little guy!

Yellowlion. This photo does this print no justice as I have terrible lighting in my apartment. It's the prettiest seafoam green color and all the slight imperfections add character to such a humble piece.

Hero and Sound. This was made specifically for Renegade Craft Fair Chicago and it's based on the six corners in Wicker Park. The detail is so gorgeous (hence the angled picture)! They make a killer Brooklyn poster, too, for those of you interested. They also have a 40% off sale on their website that ends today!

I am home. So in love! The smaller blocks on the ends are 3"x3" and the center block is 4"x4". They're meant to be hung on the wall, but for now they're hanging out on the "windowsill" of my apartment (basement apartments + small glazed windows = crappy lighting and lack of plants). Isn't this such a clever idea?

This has nothing to do with this post, but because I'm a cheeseball at heart, here's a clip from Xanadu, one of my favorite movies (it's a childhood favorite, okay!) with music by Electric Light Orchestra: