so what if we like pretty things?
our dress-up diaries
You might have heard: We're currently hosting a Morgan Carper sample sale. Girl sent all of the inventory over to our office before the sale went up, and I'll be damned if we haven't wasted a bunch of time playing dress-up like a couple of of six-year-old girls in our mommies' closets. Here's some other stuff we're doing to try to make ourselves feel more like...grown-ups. —claire
+ Uncluttering the bookshelves (a little), with the help of the internet: Sell with Powell's or donate with Better World Books and get free shipping labels either way!
+ Falling for a product with an unfortunate name and packaging: Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss (uggggh) really is that good.
+ Applauding Patagonia's online feature that lets you tour all of the factories and fabric mills they work with around the world. Makes you almost wanna buy a fleece.
+ Cozying up with some mushroom bourguignon, from Smitten Kitchen. Vegetarian and easy in a way Julia Child could get behind—especially if you ditch the pearl onions.
+ Getting waaay too excited about the bra-shopping experience over at True&Co. You take a quiz, get a box in the mail to try on, and pay only for what you keep. It's pretty major (and you get $15 off here).
+ Relying on Songza to get me out of a music rut—it's like a way-better Pandora and serves up a whole range of playlists such as the nostalgia-laden 90s Bachelor Pad and office favorite Country, Rock, and Soul.
+ Drinking Blue Bottle's impossibly delicious New Orleans-style iced coffee even in freezing temps.
+ Prepping for the Oscars by watching the fantastic animated short Paperman on YouTube.
+ Marking my calendar to make sure to catch the last week of the Amanda Valdez show (embroidery! paint! fabric!) at the newly opened Denny Gallery.
+ Saving my pennies for a Windowfarm. I'm sure I'd quickly make up for the cost of it in the amount I'd save on storebought cilantro alone.
photo by Jamie Beck (duh.)