Let It Snow

Our lovely wedding was photographed by the fantastic and talented Stephanie Davis, and I enjoy keeping up with her work on her blog. This week she posted an adorable photo of her cute-as-a-button little girl, Kate, and I had to share!

P.S. Happy New Year!


In the Box

I was just complaining to Jud this evening about being soooo tired of people (especially bloggers) incorrectly throwing around the word "curated." Stack of t-shirts? May be cool, but not curated. Shelf of books? I don't think so. Your iTunes playlist? Umm, no. An exhibit in a gallery or museum? NOW we're talking. Slate and BusinessWeek agree with me.

Anyways, back on task. I saw this Innovator Curated Desk Set somewhere or another last week, and while I dislike both the misuse of the word and the $145 price tag, it does look like a fun box of goodies.

Vent over.


The Bangles

If I had a 3-digit bracelet budget for the holidays (wouldn't that be fun!), I think I'd layer these Kate Spade bangles.


Take a chance.

Top notch. My fave.


Home on the Range

I'm in Texas visiting my family for Christmas and did some great shopping with my mom yesterday in Austin. Many items will make future appearances on the Challenge, but until then, here are some super adorable shoes I tried on.

The are Ann Klein, and we found them at Macy's. The colors are more vivid in person, and the patent leather flower is very fun. I didn't end up getting them, but will definitely be keeping an eye out for them to go on sale!


Against the Grain

I intended to take a break from just the Challenge, not the whole blog...but now it's Wednesday, and clearly that didn't happen.

With holiday traveling and general busyness, posting will be light at best, but I hope to return with lots of new inspiration!

In the meantime, check out this pattern from hellomeghunt's Flickr stream. Faux-bois!


Taking a Break

Did you miss me yesterday? I looked up, it was Friday, and I hadn't worn pink and orange together all week. I've been doing this since July, and I decided that I need a little break from The Challenge. I still have lots of outfits to catalog, and I'll be back in full force after the holidays.


Ruff Stuff

Fido getting chilly in this cold weather? A plaid coat from Old Navy to the rescue!


It's a Wrap

This time of year, I often find myself singing "Fa la la la la, french vanilla" to myself. Thanks Cool-Whip. Maybe Kate Spade's cute scarf would shut me up (and keep me warm)!


Going Dotty

A throwback: the Circles Fabric from Alexander Girard. Often imitated, never duplicated.

From the just-ended "What was Good Design?" exhibit at MOMA.


Wrap It Up

Jud pointed me in the direction of this great wrapping paper from Felt & Wire. Great for Christmas, or any other occasion!

The architectural one is my fave.


Pink and Orange Challenge: Day 24

On Tuesday I wore a top from Urban Outfitters with a black skirt and tights. And I have a new prop to pose with: our fantastic tinsel Christmas tree!


Seal the Deal

I'm contemplating becoming one of those crazy coupon ladies. The jury is still out on my actual commitment, but I've already run into the headache of juggling a stack of coupons at the grocery store. Maybe this would help!

This sleek pink envelope is from Ann Taylor Loft. It's $15.00, but they've had nonstop 30% off offers for the past several weeks. And, did you notice...

...the orange piping? Makes it even better!


Sunrise, Sunset

Angela Adams does no wrong in my book. Here is the Sunset rug from her new Birds and Bees collection.


Grab Your Smelling Salts

A very long time ago, Jud sent me this image he saw on fffound.

The divine fainting couch is from Squint, who mixes their prints, patterns, and colors like nobody's business.

Which reminds me...I've been meaning to mention Staceage, a local fabric and upholstery store of a somewhat similar vein. There isn't anything exclusively pink and orange for me to post, but I am telling you it is the coolest place ever. They have the most amazing designer fabrics and trims in every color.


Mod Squad

I've been seeing ads for ModCloth online for a while now, but only recently did I really explore their website. They have a great range of cute and affordable clothes and accessories. Check out these dresses!

Check please. I'm crazy about the color-blocking down the side of this dress.

So maybe this one is a little costume-y, but it would be a cute costume!

An easy, modern, beachy sundress.

A cute summery cocktail dress. Looks like it may have pockets!

And another one! I really like the lace at the neckline.


Pink and Orange Challenge: Day 23

Last Friday I wore one of my most favorite pink and orange pieces: a pink wool blazer from J. Crew. I got it for my birthday a couple of years ago and I love it.

Look! I'm outside! It may be getting dark at 5:30 these days, but I insisted.

Check out the fabulous buttons on the blazer! So perfect. Also, Jud told me that you're supposed to leave the first cuff button undone so that people know that your jacket has real, functional buttonholes. I'm not sure if this is as steadfast as the "never button the bottom front button" rule, but I'll trust that he knows more about blazers than me.

I bought these Steve Madden moccasins in grad school, when I absolutely could not afford them (or anything else for that matter). I saw them at Macy's with a friend, didn't get them, but couldn't stop thinking about them, so I finally went back. They're a little beat up now, but hopefully I can get them repaired.


Turkey Time

Happy Thanksgiving!


The Right Puff

I've never owned a puffer vest, but after seeing this cute one from J. Crew and eying Jud's brown American Apparel one, I'm curious. Jud's isn't all that puffy, which I like, and this one looks similar.

I'd imagine it'd be good for Saturday morning errands. Also, the belt is a nice touch.



I may have been married for over a year now, but out of habit, I still sneak a peak at a few wedding blogs from time to time.

Snippet and Ink featured several invitation designs from Minted a while back, and I loved this one by Sarah Lenger. It was one of over 300 designs submitted to the "Love at First Serif" challenge. Winners haven't been announced, but I hope this one makes the cut!


Snow Shoe

Logically, I know these knitted slippers from Kate Spade are both impractical and ridiculous. But I still totally want them.


Pink and Orange Challenge: Day 22

One of these days, really and truly, I am going to have Jud take my picture before 11 pm. And if we're lucky, maybe even in natural light. Remember those days?

Until then, you get me, at 11 pm, in pink and orange PJs. Enjoy.



In response to those cute little girl flats from J Crew come these sophisticated, grown-up pumps. Simply fabulous.

And yes, the copper gets to count as orange.


A Sign of the Times

This fantastic screenprint by Jeff Canham is up for auction on Ebay. Isn't it delightful?! Right now the bidding is up to $55, but I have a feeling it will creep much higher.

And while we're at it, check out these other awesome signs by Jeff Canham.


Atticus Cinch

Yet another fantastic rug, Atticus, from good old Angela Adams. She does no wrong.


ABC 123

I can't think of a cuter way for a little girl to learn her ABCs than this print from Petit Collage, at Branch.


Pink and Orange Challenge: Day 21

On Wednesday I wore a new shirt from Old Navy, a denim skirt, gray tights, and some woolly, woven flats.

This is the only photo where I didn't look totally goofy...so I'm looking off to the side.

A close-up of the cute pattern on my shirt. I think the flowers look a little like Ritz crackers.


Watch Out

My mom mentioned something to me about seeing a a pink patent leather watch at Nordstrom's the other day, so I did a little searching. Jackpot!

I'm guessing this Coach watch was it? And I LOVE it. It's such an unusual shape, with the large oval face and skinny strap. I think the font of the orange numbers seals the deal though.

This was the header for the Coach watches page on the Nordstrom website, and thank goodness, because it reveals that the leather loops are orange. It just keeps getting better!


Sport It

Check out this cute new Liz Claiborne sportwear.

Love the stripes on the sleeves of this sweater.

And the buttons on the shoulder of this long-sleeved top.

A cozy sweatshirt.

And a festive holiday tee.

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