Rainy Mondays… need I say more? Like most people within a three-state radius of me, I found myself dragging on this rainy Monday morning. Around noon, I was excited at the prospect of a break from the monotony – lunch time! Nothing like getting up, walking to the refrigerator, and walking back to the cubicle to brighten the day!
 
Except, then I remembered that I brought salad for lunch. Today I brought a spinach salad with mango, broccoli sprouts, red onion, and leftover salmon from last night’s dinner. Not the worst meal ever, but not exactly the soul food I was looking for to combat the Monday blues. But I’ve been trying to do this whole “saving money” thing and bring lunch to work.
 
And then I made the big mistake. I decided that instead of sitting at my desk for an hour (where I’d been sitting all morning, and would be inevitably be chained to all afternoon), I decided to go for a walk before it started REALLY raining. Unfortunately, that meant walking by Sephora. Of course I HAD to step in to get out of the rain. One hour, one small bag, and one hundred (plus) dollars later, I emerged with some fantastic new colors to brighten my spring. Too bad it was still raining…
 
But while we wait for the gloom to clear and warmer weather to arrive, let’s look at a few of the other pretty things that I saw that made me think of summer! I love the Moroccan Sunrise products, all Sephora brand:
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Check out the rest on Sephora.com. I can almost hear the waves and feel the sand between my toes. I’m feeling warmer already! Bring on the sun!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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In high school and college, I was one of those girls who wears lots and lots of rings. You remember those girls… silver rings of various sizes and shapes on 8 of my 10 fingers. Unfortunatly, I also had a bad habit of playing with the rings, and using them as a distratcion in class. So, over they years I want from owning 8 or 9 rings down to only 4 or 5. Sad. Then, as I started a job and felt the need to appear more grown-up and professional, I went down to only wearing 1 or 2 rings. Some days my fingers feel naked, but over the years I’ve gotten used to being a non-ring-wearing girl again. Every once in a while I throw one or two on for Saturday night just for jun, but these days I find myself wanting to wear rings that are a bit more grown-up looking. This means no more $10 rings from Claires. 

Found this ring today while flipping through the April issue of Lucky (guilty pleasure #16).

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The Farrah Dragon Golden Moth Ring ($660). Available in silver too ($440). Sold by auto. Which brought me to this one, which I love! dragon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farrah Dragon Silver Poppy Ring ($638). I love this ring because it’s feminine and pretty. The sterling silver makes it a bit more grown up than the rings I wore as a teen, but it’s still fun! And a bonus feature: all of the metals are either 100% recycled or obtained from socially and environmentally conscious sources.

Discovering auto. could be dangerous, since I happen to live not far from the store.  I’m thinking a sunny Sunday afternoon walk thorugh the city could be dangerous if I’m in that neighborhood. That is, assuming that I manage to find a few hudred dollars to spare…

2 Turtle Doves

December 23, 2008

Turtle doves? How are these different from real doves? More importantly, why in the world is my true love getting me these for Christmas?

Afte some searching, I was able to find some cute doves. I briefly considered looking for turtles, but I’m less of a fan of turtles than I am of birds (although I did briefly have a pet turtle…).

So I found these Peace Dove Silver Earrings on Etsy. They are going for $25 – which for silver is a steal! I love Etsy!! The seller is Costal Treasures. I am a huge fan of supporting artists and individuals, rather than suporting the ongoing use of tiny unpaid fingers in the third world (end of soapbox for the day).il_430xn_48892538 

Shiny doves for your true love! Or for you!!

Fiiiive Golden Rings!

December 20, 2008

This was always my favorite part of the song!

So I went with Tiffany & Co for this one, because, well, I’m a girl and I like shiny pretty things. Check out this bracelet!

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It is the Else Peretti Wave 5 Row bracelet. 5 golden rings!!! A mere $1,950. And I love the description: “It seduces the eye and soothes the spirit..”  I am officially seduced.

10 Lords(?) a Leaping

December 15, 2008

Wow. What have I gotten myself into. This song does not translate easially into shopping! But I’m always up for a challenge. For today’s gift – I bring you a gift for your prince charming. Hopefully, he’s a bit green and slimy than the original “leaping lord” that these were fashioned after!

You can find these Frog Prince cuff links at Red envelope for $119.95. I think these are so cute! I’m asking Santa for someone to give them to…

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Silver and Gold

December 10, 2008

I love hand made jewelry. Not that I don’t have my share of cheap, made-in-china, turn-your-skin-green jewelry from your local trendy disposable-fashion stores… but this is not my first love. This weekend I visited the Union Square Holiday Market in NYC, and of course saw lots of fantastic handmade (and some fantastic imported) things that I loved! Really, if you are in the area, check it out! I’ve been looking for some time for hoop earrings. Unfortuntaly, most people who handmake jewelry use the cheap posts, and I can only wear silver or gold. Sad,  I know. I was horribly let down… until I saw these!!!

earring2These are made by debaires. They are two sisters from Argentina, who live in Brooklyn. They use posts that are gold and silver filled (yay!), and make absolutely gorgeous jewelry! Honestly, usually I see more of the same at every booth and am let down. These are amazing. I admit, I bought the earrings. But seriously, how could I not!!?

They also sell bracelets, necklaces, belts, and holiday gifts.

And, even more fantastic, they have a website that you can order from! So in case you are unable to make it to Union Square to see these in person, you can still check them out at www.debaris.com. And if you decide to visit their Holiday Market booth, look for me… I really want a matching bracelet!

Who knew that we could love our fruits and veggies this much… 

Found these Fruit Punch cuff bracelets from Uncommon Goods… I remember when wearing your dinner was not quite so classy! Sorry no pic… tried a screen shot but failed miserably…

I like the starfruit… and the zuccini… and the beet…

Mom would be so proud!!