Here's five random things I've recently purchased that are making me happy!
1. Chinese Laundry Kenna ($49.00). I snagged these funky mary janes on Zulilly a few weeks ago because (1) I liked the chunky heel that isn't too high; (2) the big button embellishment is adorable; and (3) I'm a total sucker for mary janes. OK, OK, it may have also had something to do with the fact that they were marked down to $16.95. Because they look equally cute with jeans or skirts, I've worn them on countless occasions already, and according to my remedial math skills, they've cost me about $3.25 per wearing. And now I can tell Hayden that, yes, in fact, graphic artists do have to use math in real life.
2. Pantone Postcards ($20.00). You can't be a real graphic designer without deep-rooted beliefs in three things: the sanctity of white space, the conviction that logos don't always look better bigger, and the faith that there exists a perfect Pantone ink for every project. So naturally, I couldn't pass up these handy little notecards, cleverly decorated with a variety of lovely Pantone hues. I'm keeping them around for last minute thank-yous notes, gift tags, and an homage to all things inky.
3. J. Crew Painter Zip Tee ($42.50). On a quest for scoop-neck tees, I discovered this striped version from J. Crew and, paired with jeans and a flowy scarf, it's quickly become my weekday uniform. I love the zipper detail on the back, the 3/4 length sleeves, and the uber-soft slub cotton jersey. I got the classic blue/white, but it also comes in an orange stripe and grey stripe...and at the risk of getting into a striped shirt rut and being mistaken for a Keystone Kop, I may just buy those, too.
4. Elle's Studio Vintage Number Flash Cards ($9.99). Lots of Elle's Studio tags have made appearances in my Project Life album, and this set is a recent purchase that's headed for the same destination! I love the simple, colorful number cards with room for journaling and can't wait to incorporate them in my album.
5. Next Betsey Fashion Designer ($8.99). I got Riely this a few months back and it has been in constant use ever since. What little girl doesn't want to match, create, and color her own outfits?! It's reminiscent of the old Fashion Plate toy I coveted as a child - and I sheepishly admit to playing it with by myself while she's at school. And possibly using a Pantone swatch book to coordinate the color schemes.
Have a fantabulous Friday, my friends!