27 February 2015

Friday Finds under $40

We've just seen a wave of sales over in the Anthropologie sale section, but that doesn't mean that there isn't anything left. Today I thought I'd spotlight my favorites over at Anthropologie under $40.

Happy shopping, and enjoy the weekend!

26 February 2015

BAGGU: Spots and stripes and everything nice

For my birthday, my best friend bought me a baggu bag. Here are the ten things that I love about it:
  1. It folds up really small, so I can throw it in my suitcase when I'm traveling and pull it out when it's useful.
  2. It's black and white striped, which I adore for Spring.
  3. It's washable.
  4. It's fairly casual, but still has separate pockets for li'l things.
  5. It fits a LOT of stuff.
  6. It's canvas, but super durable.
  7. It has both a hand strap and a shoulder strap.
  8. I use it as a gym bag but it doesn't LOOK like a gym bag.
  9. No one else at my office has one (yet).
  10. It wasn't outrageously expensive.
So I've rounded up my favorite BAGGU bags, both high end and low end, both leather and canvas.

Happy shopping!

25 February 2015

Modern and Beautiful Watches under $100

My husband makes fun of me because I have a watch that doesn't have numbers, and I'm forever telling people the wrong time. But I don't even care because it's so damn beautiful.

When I was a teenager I found out that when shopping or in a job interview, if you are wearing a watch, people are more likely to take you seriously. Weird, right? It has something to do with the fact that people tend to think that those who are wearing watches are inherently more responsible. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to profit from behavior economics, I bought my first watch before my first job interview. And I've worn one ever since. Does it make me more prompt? No. But does it give the illusion that I'm more responsible than I actually am? Perhaps.

So here are a few modern and beautiful watches that I love that are under $100. Enjoy, and happy shopping!

24 February 2015

Voyage to India

I've just heard that Anthropologie is going to be going Indian this year in its style, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I had two trips to India last year, and although it is always a little exhausting traveling over there, and it's not the serene, yoga-filled, beautiful experience that you think it will be after reading Eat, Pray, Love. But I love the clothes, and I love the people.

Anyway, in honor of Anthropologie's upcoming line I thought I would spotlight some of the beautiful clothes and items that are inspired by India.

Happy shopping!

23 February 2015

Five sales to beat a case of the Mondays

I have a serious "Case of the Mondays" today. I spent the weekend out west, and we had a great snowstorm (which was legitimately fun), but my flight was cancelled and I've been enduring the standby system on United Airlines for the last five hours. It's like my own personal hell beyond just being tired and not wanting to go to work after the weekend.

So anyway, I thought I would take the opportunity today to spotlight five of my favorite sales that are on right now at Joss & Main:

Handsomely Appointed: Furniture in Leather, Wood, and Metal: I love a good vintage industrial look--if I had a big loft downtown this sale is all I would need to decorate it.
For the Gardener: Planters and Outdoor Decor: It might not yet be Spring, but it's not too early to think about sprouting plants outside.

On Hue: Cool Classics: Perfect blues and bright greens--a cool color palette is a lovely relief from the Mondays.

Artehouse: Wood Wall Decor and Typography: If you're looking for something to fill a blank wall, this is the place to be!

Stunning Statements: Metallic and Trendsetting Furniture: Love some of the innovative furniture here--and I guarantee that none of your friends will have these.

Happy shopping!

20 February 2015

Friday Finds: Spring has sprung under $40!

I know it doesn't feel like it given the pummelling the East Coast of the US has gotten in the past week, but Spring is just around the corner and I could not be more excited. Today I walked around without zipping my coat just because I felt like yelling, "I'm DONE WITH YOU, Winter!."

In this edition of "Friday Finds," I thought I would introduce you to a few of the pieces at Anthropologie that I have my eye on right now from the sale section that would be perfect integrated into a Spring wardrobe.

Happy shopping, and enjoy your weekend!

19 February 2015

Packing a lunch - tips, tricks, and equipment

I've resolved to stop eating out so much and start packing a lunch when I go to work.

This is a HUGE step for me--I eat out almost every day. I have a "usual" at three or four restaurants around where I work. So it's just totally daunting thinking about it.

I'm weirdly inspired by a few instagrammers who post photos of their children's lunches, but that's neither here nor there. More relevantly, I'm also inspired by these super beautiful pieces to pack in.

Do you pack a lunch? Any tips for me as I move forward in this adventure?