Source: Fashion Melon
Anytime I see the color pink, I think about my dear friend Melinda and smile. Pink is her color the way that green is mine. My april color of the month is in honor of her.
Here are my pink picks of the month (I hope Melly will approve):
Keep > Poketo Honeycomb Card Case: How cute is this card case? Poketo is the best. I love the shape of this case and the fact that it has two pockets. It seems like it would be good for cash too. It also comes in five other colors.
Even though I was sad to stray from my soul-mate color (Emerald of course) during this green month, it's about time I branched out in the green department. Luckily, this month's color lime hasn't dissapointed. In fact, it's kept things pretty bright for me. Have you noticed any recent pops of lime in your life?
Y'all, I'm obsessed with the color green. I love St. Patrick's day because I love wearing green, but I also love it because in early March there are always so many awesome finds in my favorite color!
If you are looking for green this week in celebration of St. Patrick's day, I've got your back.
Here are some great green finds from ten of my favorite go-to stores:
1. Minted Sunset Palette | 2. Benefit Plum Mascara | 3. Kate Spade Berit | 4. Nuage Purple Lace |5. Nars Pokerface | 6. Morning Has Broken Case | 7. Hunter Carnaby Snake | 8. Botkier - Valentina | 9. Rachel Ray Stoneware
Today's round up of plum beauties is dedicated to my good friend Shap who loves the color purple (my color of the month is royal in honor of Mardi Gras). Purple is so soothing, and I have recently discovered that purple works well with my coloring (I guess I spent so many years wearing green that I didn't notice). I love, love, love the phone case and the plum benefit mascara is my one of my go-to mascaras. The plum shade goes extremely well on green-eyed girls (hollah!), but they also have a lovely blue shade if you're interested. I'm currently loving all the Minted Art Prints, and the calming shades of purple in this one really drew me in.
Happy Thursday friends. Friday is just around the corner. :)
I don't know about you, but for me Valentines day is such a day of mixed emotions. There's the this is how you should celebrate Valentines day and then the real this is what celebrating love means to us. or me. or you.
I love love. I love celebrating the deep, loving relationships in my life. At the same time, I don't like the crowds, the pressure, or the cheesiness. Viet and I usually stay in to cook and get in some key quality time. We generally avoid the reservations and stress.
But, in all honesty, I also love a nice and thoughtful gift on Valentines day. It doesn't have to be an expensive or elaborate gift, but I love a nice, thoughtful gift. Gifts are one of my love languages after all! I can't help it! Here are a few sweet things that have caught my eye lately:
1. Nautical Wheeler Hearts | 2. Urban Outfitters Curio Shelf | 3. my favorite chocolates from Poco Dolce | 4. Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag | 5. Berry Trio Bracelets | 6. Chic Red Clamshell Clutch | 7. Golden Shoulder Bag with Sequins from chicnova | 8. Textured Hearts Iphone case | 9. Love Lives Here print from Hola Sunshine
What are your plans for Valentines day? Will you be staying in and laying low? or will you be having a big night out on the town?
That said, my favorite valentine card combination is super cheesy meets heartfelt note.
I love the puns. Bring on the cards with puns y'all. Or the clever cards. I like those too.
Oh and the nerdy ones. The nerdier, the better.
!!! Isn't this card amazing!? So clever. Emily's stuff is so wonderful y'all. Check out her etsy shop.
Here are the rest of my faves:
I know the hubby would love this one:
and of course, I would prefer one like this:
Which Valentines cards do you have your eye on? Are you planning to buy cards or make them?
This year, probably mostly because of my epic trip to Alt, it feels like February is like a second new year, and I've got some resolutions! I am ready and revving and taking chances. I've got plans y'all. Big plans.
But with all that creative goodness comes a high pitch nervous energy that is bouncing around me like a force field. I've felt very anxious this week, and you know what I think the nervousness stems from? Excitement. Which reminds me of a memorable moment:
On the plane ride to Alt last year, my friend Stace was chatting with a successful young filmaker/entreprenuer who was thoughtful and engaging and giving her loads of awesome advice.
And I'll never forget this one thing he told her at the end of their conversation (I was sitting on the other side of her). He said something to the effect of,
You know that fear you get deep down in the pit of your stomach when you're afraid of (fill in the blank: a new idea, a risk, a change, an opportunity)?? That fear. . . well, it's really excitement. We just don't feel it often enough to recognize it.
And I just thought YES. How often are we truly, passionately so excited about something that we are feeling it so strongly that a) it's scary and b) we don't even recognize that it's really that rare feeling of being alive/inspired/awake. My new friend Chris wrote about this phenomenon (also known as "gut churn") on Monday on his blog.
So, February, I feel your gut churn deep down. I'm currently carrying it around like a bowling ball, and you know what I'm planning to do about it? I'm going to just. keep. feeling it. I'm not going to ignore the feeling or pretend its not there. I'm going to embrace it. And every time I feel it really strongly, I'm going to take a chance! Let's do this! Do you have something deep down you want to do, but you're too afraid to try? Sink into that feeling and spend some time with it. Maybe it's a good thing.
February is a magical month in our house. We fell in love in February, Viet's birthday is in February, and we got engaged in February. Given so many awesome reasons to celebrate, you can bet I'm going to keep it Golden around here just like I did in November, December, and January.
Here are the fun things I'm focusing on this month. Y'all know what else is reason to celebrate this month?! It's also Mardi Gras! I grew up with Mardi Gras, and I sure do miss it. But I'll keeping it alive right here in my little corner of San Fran:
Happy Weekend Friends. Hope it treats your right.