Friday, January 23, 2009

Raindrops on Roses and whiskers on kittens

As promised, I will do a weekly "my favorite things" post to highlight my current obsessions and new finds. I will do these posts every Friday to guarantee that I update the blog on a regular basis. Each week, there will be a different theme to the list. The themese, like myself, will be completely random and arbitrary. Since all of the stores are starting to put out their Spring collections, I will make this week's list dedicated to Spring things.

This week's post is brought to you by the letter A, for Accessories:

First off, let's talk hair accessories. For those of you who don't know, I have major issues when it comes to my hair. No matter how good it may look, I am never satisfied. I am always looking for new headbands and pins to pull my hair back. I discovered these lovely pins from Calista Cove:

I think that the Daisies are absolutely adorable and can be either dressy or casual, depending on what you wear them with. In addition to having tons of adorable stuff, the website is having a sale this weekend, and you get free items with your purchase. How's that for an incentive? I placed an order from there this morning and you can bet that those daisies were in there. Along with three headbands!

Now that we've gotten hair accessories out of the way, let's move on to jewelry. First on the list is bracelets. I have been a fan of A. Tierney ever since the company donated several items to an auction for a fundraising event at my job. I am drooling over these bracelets that they have on their home page.

I really want the Bee and Flamingo bracelets which are currently not on their website. I think that they would be a fun way to dress up a solid outfit. I wear a lot of dark jeans and solid color tops. I called the company to ask about them and the woman that I spoke with said that they are available for sale, but they do not put all of their merchandise on the website at once. They have a Manhattan showroom, and I will try to stop by there this week to pick them up. My one concern about them is that I have small wrists and bangles tend to look really weird on me, in fact I have yet to own a bangle bracelet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

The next item that I am obsessing over is a pair of stud earrings from Uncommon Goods. Uncommon Goods in general is my newest obsession, and I have picked up a ton of great presents for people from there. Of course, while I was doing that, I had to shop for myself! I love stud earrings, and I could not resist getting these. They are sterling silver which is important for my uber- sensitive ears, plain enough to be worn every day, and have that quirk factor that I love. I could not get a bigger picture, but the studs are cut to look like screws!

Finally, the last item that I am lusting over is the 14K Gold Akasha Cup Diamond Ring from Wendy Culpepper. Sadly, I could not post a picture of it, and it is rather out of my price range, but a girl can dream!

So, I've shown you mine, now show me yours. What are your must have accessories for spring?


  1. the screws are awesome! i wanna see the ring... the link doesnt work :(

  2. I have the A.Tierney anchor bracelet on my wishlist :)

  3. Kate, that bracelet is so cute! If you get it, you have to let me know how it fits! I tried to go to their showroom on Friday, but it was closed.

  4. I was just checking our web stats and we got so many links to our site from your blog. So exciting, thank you for posting what you love and thank you for loving our product. Hey, our big sample sale in Feb. 10-12, stop on by, we'll be here 8AM-8PM. A. Tierney

  5. Glad to hear that! I'm a huge fan, I will definitely be there with bells on!