Right Said Bed

This bedding is on super-sale from Bed Bath and Beyond, and it would be great for a teen's room or dorm room!  Youthful, yet sophisticated.


Flutter By

It's the time of year for choosing Halloween costumes!  Here's a cute option in pink and orange from Pottery Barn Kids:

What a beautiful little butterfly!


Hold On!

When I was shopping around for a gift for Laura before our trip to DC, I was so excited to find this adorable Mother Child Tote from Reisenthel.  I saw it months ago in red, but now it comes in lots of other colors...including pink and orange!

Isn't it fantastic?!  It has handles for mom, and then a little handle on the side for the kiddo to help carry the groceries (and stay close to mom when she has her hands full).  Here it is in action:

I seriously love this bag–it is super cute, sturdy, and affordable.  It also comes in navy and green, so check it out!


No Bones About It

During a quick run to Target over the weekend, I was surprised to find pink and orange glittery skeletons in the Halloween section.  Now I'm feeling the need to throw a Halloween party...

They are each about 2 1/2 feet long and look significantly better in person.  Check them out the next time you're at Target!


Pink and Orange Challenge: Day 43 (and the trip to DC)

Last weekend Jud and I went to DC for a few days for our friends Rob and Beth's wedding.  I lived in DC a couple of years ago and haven't been back since, so we also got to catch up with lots of my grad school friends and get reacquainted with the city.  It was a fun time!

My friend Laura and her husband Todd were nice enough to let us stay at their lovely home, which was fantastic, in great part because I FINALLY got to meet baby Ellie!  Who, by the way, is no baby anymore.  She's the cutest toddler in town!  Anyways, as a small gesture of our appreciation for their warm hospitality, I brought along a few gifts that were wrapped, of course, in pink and orange.

Recognize the paper?  I blogged about the AdamsMorioka wrap sheets on Felt + Wire back in December and they were nice enough to send me some samples.  I've been saving it for a special occasion (and someone who would appreciate pink and orange wrap job).  The two-toned ribbon from The Container Store complemented it perfectly.

It's not a trip to DC without squeezing in as many museums as possible, so Jud and I spent some time at the Corcoran on Saturday morning, as he'd never been.

Here I am in front of a pink and orange painting.  And, as an art history major and museum educator, I am deeply ashamed to say that I have forgotten the artist.  10 points for whoever figures it out!

Ok, so on to the pink and orange outfit.  I scored a fantastic deal on this dress from Kate Spade.  It was 50% off, then another 25% off, then another 15% off, and then free shipping.  And the only one left was in my size.  So, obviously, I had to get it.  The wedding was the perfect opportunity to wear it.

It is made of such a beautiful silk, and I love the orange band at the bottom.  I was definitely in the mood for a fun and festive evening at the wedding.  A wedding, by the way, which had a reception at an old amusement park.  YES.

Here are Jud and I on the carrousel:

Jud is using his fancy new camera, which explains why the photo quality in this post is about 102 times better than what usually goes on around here.

Phew!  Hopefully this extended post makes up for me being behind for the past few days :)


Go With the Throw

Throw pillows always seem to be way too expensive, but this festive one is currently on sale at Gilt:


Fan the Flame

Beth sent me a link to this dress over the weekend.  It is soooo good!



The pleats and bow are so adorable!


High Fashion

Quick, grab your credit card, because there is only one of these $1300 Prada bags left on Bluefly.

And if you are going to carry a fancy Prada bag, you should certainly accessorize with a Pucci scarf:

And maybe some Jimmy Choos?


Kate Be Nimble

I don't remember ever seeing these adorable Nimble flats on the Kate Spade website, but I found them for sale on Endless and Amazon.  These would be so great for fall!


Contain Yourselves

The Container Store is one of those places that I always enjoy browsing, even though I rarely get anything.  Somehow, though, I've ended up there twice in the past two weeks.  So, here are a few pink and things:

Magazine file:

Shower caddy:

And a whole crafty room:


Anthro 101

I don't know about you, but when I go to Anthropologie, I avert my eyes and make a beeline for the sale section.  I don't even want to know about all the pretty things I can't afford.  This cute dress, though, is on the more affordable side for Anthro:

And this summery little clutch is on sale:


Fall Fashion

I picked up this cute dress on sale at Ann Taylor Loft over the weekend:

I have a hard time resisting something that I see worn by a red-headed model. Here's a detail shot of the pink and orange fabric:

Shift dresses are my work "uniform," mixed up with a variety of shoes, cardigans, and belts.  I think this dress will transition nicely from summer into fall.  Look for it on an upcoming Challenge!


Dip Dye

In the middle of a collection of rather drab colors, Ann Taylor Loft threw in this bright little number:



Terrific Threads

ModCloth is such a fun website with affordable, girly clothes. Including, I just discovered, that skirt I wore a few weeks ago.

A fun floral dress.

A vintage 60s shift dress.

An island-y little skirt.

A fall-friendly floral skirt.


Dorm Design

It's that time of year when college campuses are full of eager-eyed new freshmen, and I thought it would be fun to pick out a few things that, if I were still 18, I would probably want for my dorm room. I checked out PB Teen for all the goods.

Starting it off with preppy plaid bedding.

Floral sheets for contrast.

Mix it up with a striped rug.

Throw a "love" pillow on the bed.

And a zig-zag pillow too!


Fall into Fashion

Hey friends with cute baby girls, there are lots of pink and orange baby clothes for fall at Old Navy!

Smocked floral dress.

Smocked plaid top.

"Life is Sweet" PJs.

Striped PJs.

Fleece booties.


Blabla Blah

Friday's post inspired me to spend a little more time with blabla, the cutest place for knitted goodies. I love all the funny dolls, but the mermaid is my fave. I think I'd like the keychain version. Anyways, as summer starts to think about turning into fall, check these out:

Flower hat.

Flower booties.


Getting A-Head

Ok, so I think I really need this pillow:

Look at her!!! Red hair! Pale skin! Green eyes! We are twins.

From blabla, via Land of Nod. She has some friends with purple, green, and black hair. Or, if you prefer your pillow dolls to have bodies, check these out. Or maybe you want a GIANT one!


Round Up

Here are a few pink and orange offerings from Crate and Barrel right now.


Top Coat

Laura pointed me in the direction of Hanna Anderson, who makes very cute clothes for babies and kids. Check them out:

Giraffe coat.

Summer dress.

Cat PJs.

Warm bunting.

Plaid tights.

A plaid coat.