Monthly Archives: February 2009

Check me out…blog feature + vintage shoes!

This really cool girl from wirefox did a fun blog feature on QUiD today! Check out her blog and etsy shop and show some love.

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And while you’re over at etsy, you really should take a peek at the new vintage shoes I put in the shop. There are a pair of stuart weitzmans I know you’ll adore!

Here’s a sneak peek:

such a sweet find!

such a sweet find!

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I heart: Cowboy Boots!

I’m a Texas girl at heart. So it should come as no surprise that I can’t remember a time when cowboy boots haven’t graced my closet. In style or out, I don’t care, I just love ‘em! How do you feel about cowboy boots?

these boots rock!

these boots rock!

 

From left: Sunburst Pattern Boot, QUiD vintage; Camel Boot, JessJamesJake; White boot, Dewberry Vintage

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There’s no place like…home?

I love, love, love (love!) travelling. At least every two months I get this itch to go somewhere. Anywhere. As a little girl I traveled quite often with my grandparents. We went everywhere from New Mexico to D.C. and I loved every little minute of it. That being said, I have no special place in my heart for hotel rooms. I always dream of a lovely room with no funny smells…a place where you can hop right into bed without cringing as you check the sheets. Sad to say, there are very few places that actually feel like home.

About a month ago, Mr. QUid gave in and we went on one of my much needed road trips. I booked a room just outside of Dallas and we hopped in the car ready for adventure. After a great day of shopping and sightseeing, we headed to Aloft, our hotel. What we found was a surprisingly cool building with a great atmosphere. The desk clerks were super friendly (well, we were in Texas) and our room was a clean and modern IKEA version of a swanky loft. Overall, I think they earned an A+. Thanks, Aloft!

What do you all like to do when travelling?

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The tops: Topshop comes to US

If you haven’t checked it out yet, the UK retailer, Topshop, has opened an online store for those of us across the pond. There are so many fantastically euro things I’m dying to get my hands on!

the unique collection at topshop

the unique collection at topshop

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Fringe Benefit: the hunt for good mascara

I happen to be one of those girls obsessed with makeup. Like a painter holding a palette or a graphic designer with his color wheel…the makeup counter is my candy store. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect product to highlight this or shade that. Thus, I have tried many (many!) products. Mascara, however, seems to be the bane of my existence. From drugstore to department store I’ve tried ‘em all (well almost all). I’ll admit I’ve spent waayyy too much dinero on my bristly little fringe trying in vain to give them that Hollywood luxe look.

I’ve decided the perfect mascara boils down to two things: 1) a full curved brush to volumize and separate, and 2)a medium weight formula that isn’t so watery that it flakes off but not too thick and clumpy. After years of hands-on research and much consultation, I think I’ve found the winner. Without further ado, meet the queen of mascara:

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

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love me tender…

I’m such a moody person. Especially when it comes to fashion and artsy things. One minute I’m ready to paint on the red lipstick and don a leather jacket and the next I just want to settle down into the sunshine with a cup of warm tea. That’s me…and I don’t think I mind it.

Here are my picks for the softer side of love…

sweet and lovely...

sweet and lovely...

From top left:
1. Valentine Card, Linotte; 2. Tinkerbell Ring, bddesigns; 3. Love Pin, Coquelicot Salon; 4. Pillow, Pillow Happy; 5. Teapot, lawatson; 6. Arms Sculpture, Poodle Breath; 7. Pincushion, Sweetheartville; 8. Corset Ring, Esmeralda designs 

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What I want for Valentine’s Day

The funny thing about blogging is that I run across all sorts of things that I love. Some things I think would be perfect for someone else. Then there are those things I would personally take into my home and love dearly. Here are a few of those things!

ooh la la...
ooh la la…

From top left:

1. Gold Ring, Glam Rock Emporium; 2. Be Mine Fascinator, Topsy Turvy Design; 3. Bib Necklace, Swarovski; 4. Radial Necklace, Nervous System; 4. MAC Cremesheen lipcolor, MAC

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