Monthly Archives: August 2008

Cut Me Short

I’m only a few short hours from my ever-so-needed hair appointment. I have been playing hair improv and going incognito under a hat for literally weeks now. That’s what happens when you have to drive an hour to get a hair cut. Yes, an hour. And yes, he’s that good.

I think I’ve finally talked myself into taking the big plunge and cutting it all off (or at least most of it). My below the shoulders bleach blonde hair has managed to get the best of me. It’s beginning to look a little more like straw and less like hair by the day (maybe even minute at this point).

Here are a few of the shorter styles I’m looking at. Who knows, by tomorrow, I may have a huge case of cutters remorse. How exciting!

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Purely Presidential

No matter which way your political taste points, everyone seems to be getting in on the race of ’08. Whether your mama is voting for Obama or you’re a full-fledged McCainiac, there is something here for you. Wear it, hang it, give it to your kid: today it’s all about pledging allengiance to the red, white and blue of handmade essentials.

Check out the humorous hangings from YeeHaw, grab up a handful of flare from a4ds, or string a political pendant around your pretty little neck. Too young to vote? Let the world know with this fantastic tee from MNKR!

Let your voice be heard!

Let your voice be heard!

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Over the Weekend

 

Ahhh…here it is, Monday again. To help ease your back to work blues, it’s time to meet our first ever featured etsy seller! If you don’t know what etsy is, you’re completely missing out on something awesome! Think ebay meets cool handmade stuff in a very chic and suave boutique-like environment. Yeah, it basically rocks.

So meet ChristopherandTia. Well, mostly Tia. This chick knows how to rock out a recipe card like you won’t believe! And she does it all by hand, which is even more rockstar of her! You can check out their shop here, and read all about her weekend rituals below!

 

Hand Cut Creation from ChristopherandTia

Q: So tell us about your most memorable weekend.
C&T: This past weekend our daughter turned 2 years old. And for the first time in months it was raining. We made gluten free vegan cupcakes, and opened presents like there was no tomorrow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Eleanore that happy. So it was by far the most memorable weekend thus far.

Q: What’s the best place you’ve ever visited on the weekend?

C&T: When we lived in Portland we used to take weekend trips to the Oregon Coast. Seaside was our favorite place in the world to go. We’d always listen to the Goonies soundtrack on the way.

Q: What do you like to do creatively on weekends?

C&T: Well this weekend, we’re planning on making 3 or 4 new boxes, so I’m really looking forward to that. Plus I get to wear my favorite apron. Its a win win situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you next monday for more “Over the Weekend”. {theme music and fade to black}.

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Counter-Couture

Today I’m feeling anti-couture. Please don’t kill me just yet! It’s just a source of angst that I can’t dress in the trends as they come off the runway, rather than having to wait a cabillion years until they trickle down to forever21. Well, no matter.

What I have decided, however, is that anyone can spruce up their look with just a little “cheap girl” innovation.

Case in point: I am currently in love with the fall shoes from Proenza Schouler. Since there’s no chance in hades that these shoes are making their way to my closet before they go out of style (I have the distinct feeling they’d feel VERY out of place resting next to my old navy flip flops, anyhow), a girl has to get creative. My solution? TIGHTS! If you can find just the right hue of mustard – somewhere between French’s and Grey Poupon – you end up with a great translation for about an eighteenth of the price…seriously.

Splashes of bright color spill over into fall fashion

Splashes of bright color spill over into fall fashion

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Ikea has Finally Done it

I thought it would be great fun to get to know a few of my fashion favorites in a more personal manner. The idea is to have a few of my favorite etsy sellers fill us in on “what they did over the weekend”. Fun, eh?

Just so you can learn a bit more about me…I’ll start.

This weekend, the hubby and I made a much needed trip to Ikea in Dallas for storage supplies. My crafting has officially taken over the apartment and I’m going bonkers! So off we went (in our “vintage” jeep), bouncing our way to the blue and yellow swedish monster.

Five hours later, there we were driving down the road with my newly appointed shelving system riding as the third passenger in the front seat. It’s official: Ikea has finally managed to separate me and my husband! lol! We had to spend the rest of the weekend literally yelling at one another through a particle board obstruction!

The hightlight of the weekend was when I found a great deal on a fabulous hotel. It’s called NYLO and has this great Urban Loft feel – complete with a fancy bed and concrete floors!

Oh…and I made a killer necklace to wear! When in the city, right?

A look at my weekend

A look at my weekend

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Country Girl in the City

Sitting here in a fantabulous loft hotel in Plano, Texas wishing that this concrete-clad beauty were my new home…hmmm…

Before retiring for the evening, here’s a sassy sample of some down-to-earth ways to wear the earthy luxe looks seen on the Fall ’08 Runway. Be still my sweet country heart.

From Rural to Runway

From Rural to Runway

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In With the Old

QUiD Vintage Goes Boho

QUiD Vintage Goes Boho

2am. The absolute most appropriate time to introduce you to the QUiD Fall 08 line. We are over the top pumped about everything going on around here (thus my many consecutive sleepless nights). From the opening of our brand new vintage shop to the launch of the fall originals, here’s a quick shopping list of what you can look forward to very VERY soon:

1. QUiD Vintage is soon to be taking over wardrobes everywhere. expect to be dazzled by the ravaging collection of vintage wear we have conjured up for fall. Find us at www.quidvintage.etsy.com!

2. Can you say savage, sassy and chic? That’s the word on our latest QUiD Handmade originals. Scorching displays of tribal influence collide with a modern inferno that will set fall ablaze.

3. Hot new blog features will send your stylista mind into a full on tizzy over the next few weeks and months. Insane thought #1: wear something fab everyday. No cash to be so haute? QUiD’s raiding your closet like indy and won’t stop until we uncover endless fashionista treasure! Insane thought numero dos: Wish you could dress like you were hot off the runway but are missing a few million shopping dollars? Let us show you how to get the fab looks for practically nothing.

It’s all coming this fall and you won’t want to miss it!

Here’s to a QUiD-tastic season,
Heather
QUiDMaster

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