Monthly Archives: August 2012

Currently // This + That

08/24/12

First, let me just say that I’ve missed you this week, and if it wasn’t for having to choose between sleep or blogging, you would hear from me everyday day. Secondly, my week wasn’t actually filled with strawberries, it just appears that way from these photos, but I do love berries, so there you go. I’ll stop rambling now…

Making lots of goodies for the shop launch next week.

instagram prints from easy canvas prints

Put up my new Instagram print of choice courtesy of Easy Canvas Prints and I love it.

vintage earrings for the sugar and cloth shop

I found the cutest vintage earrings for the shop.

breakfast

In case I’ve never said this before, breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. To tell you the truth, I sometimes go to sleep picking out what I’m going to eat in the morning. Please tell me you do this too, if not, you can at least thank me for making you look totally normal.

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Style Diaries // Gaby of The Vault Files

08/22/12

Interviewing Gaby of The Vault Files for the S+C Style Diaries column was a no-brainer. I mean, if you can live on an island in the middle of nowhere (seriously, look here) and have this kind of fashion sense, then you’re a hero in my book. Here are Gaby’s favorites–
Style item you can’t leave the house without?
Definitely sunglasses. I’ve been wearing my Ray-Bans for really long and they really are my go-to sunglasses. Last year I got those tortoise ones which I love, but for some reason I can’t get my Ray-Bans off. I guess you could say that I’m a true Ray-Ban girl ;)
What’s your summer uniform?
During the summer I live in denim cut-offs. I wish I could tell you that I wear lots of skirts and dresses, but the fact is that denim shorts are more my style, plus, they are so easy to wear! A typical summer outfit of mine would be a flowy tank, denim cut-offs, a leopard belt, and a pair of flats (it’s all about comfort!). 
Have a favorite pattern?
I guess I really like stripes (hence the photo), and funny enough, I was wearing a striped tee when I snatched that picture ;) 
What current trend are you obsessing over?
Hmmm, so many! Maybe leather. I don’t own a single leather piece (besides accessories and shoes) so I’m dying to get my hands on something, especially a leather jacket, which I think is a closet must-have and it’s been on my shopping list for so long! Also, I’m lusting over a pair of shorts and leggings like these and these (one can dream right?). But for now I’m quite happy with this leather looking dress I got from my friend Anna. Can’t wait to wear it!
style diaries gaby of the vault files striped sweatersI’m in love with that mint green and gold watch, and stripes, and denim. Basically I’m just in love. Thanks, Gaby! xo –Find more Style Diaries, here.
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Teacups aren’t just for sipping

08/21/12

pretty little teacup as a jewelry holder

teacup as a DIY jewelry box

I found this lone teacup at a vintage store the other day and just couldn’t pass it up. It sort of reminded me of Chip from Beauty and The Beast (please say you know this reference), and who am I to just leave pretty little Chip stranded? So I bought him. You have to admit, it does make the cutest makeshift jewelry holder.

On a more relevant note, please forgive me in advance if I’m not as on top of posting over the next week or two, as I usually am. Between my real-life job, the (almost here) S+C shop launch, and going out of town, this lady is busy! You know I love you, though.

teacup as jewelry holder

 

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Shop // Magnetic Business Cards

08/17/12

magnetic business cards sugar and cloth

magnetic business cards sugar and cloth

I’m a total sucker for cute packaging. In fact, just last week I bought 4 more macaroons than I really needed just because the mint green box was too cute to pass up (don’t judge me). I want people to have the same experience and excitement when it comes to the S+C shop items, so I’ve been working on designing some materials for the launch at the end of this month.

I decided on magnetic business cards to ship with items as a goodie of sorts instead of traditional cards that tend to get tossed. I combined bold stripes & colors with an understated logo so that it’s cute enough to use, but doesn’t scream sales pitch (I hate sales pitches). I designed these myself but had them printed courtesy of BuildASign.com, and they turned out great! What do you think? Is this something you would keep?

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