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Thursday, July 22, 2010

What to wear :: a day at the beach

There's nothing quite like the sights, sounds and smells of the beach and boardwalk- the crashing waves, the cawing seagulls, the rides and arcade games, the yummy scent of caramel popcorn...It's paradise, I tell ya! And I'm heading there this weekend!

From sunbathing to splashing in the surf to grabbing dinner at your favorite pizza place (ahem-- Mack & Manco!), all you need is a cute retro-style swim suit, a breezy white skirt and simple, beachy accessories to go from a day at the beach to an evening on the boardwalk. And don't forget a lightweight sweater in case the evening breeze gets a little chilly.

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Swimsuit from Delia*s | Sandy Beach handstamped sterling earrings by Tidepools Jewelry | Shae Cocoon Cardigan from South Moon Under
| QT Canvas Tote in Purple by Kinies | White Cotton Ruffle Skirt by Janny's Girl | Vintage Gold Nautical Sandals from Sweet Clothes of Mine

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Giveaway from The Etsy Beagles Team

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I'm a proud member of the Etsy Beagles Team, and we* just completed our summer challenge. Check out our blog to see everyone's "Lazy Days of Summer" entries, vote for your favorite, and get entered to win these yummy doggie brownies from Ciao Hound. I've ordered from Shari, of Ciao Hound, in the past and her dog treats have the Stella and Lucy paw stamp of approval. Your precious puppy won't be disappointed!

Go vote now!

*By "we" I mean the other team members. I was unable to participate in this challenge because I'm working on some other endeavors behind the scenes.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cool collaborations :: Lizzie Fortunato Jewels for Madewell

Ever since Target started their GO International collections, collaborating with emerging designers, I've noticed a pretty cool trend of more high-profile chain stores getting together with emerging and indie artists and designers.

And so, I thought it would be another fun thing to highlight these cool collaborations in my blog (new column alert!). Since my goal combines supporting handmade and local, as well as indie and emerging, I think it fits. Even more, I realize it's not always possible for everyone to buy everything local or handmade, so here's a way you can shop the chain stores but still support those fabulous indie and emerging designers.

First up, Madewell and Lizzie Fortunato Jewels:

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Clockwise from top left: Lizzie Fortunato Jewels for Madewell pendant necklace | Lizzie Fortunato Jewels for Madewell braided chain bracelet | Lizzie Fortunato Jewels for Madewell madras & chains necklace | Lizzie Fortunato Jewels for Madewell denim bouquet necklace

About Lizzie Fortunato Jewels - Run by sisters Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels are high-end designs made from reclaimed, upcycled and recycled fabric, chains and other components. Read more here.

All layouts and designs by J. Christine Kissinger, author of Blooming Wildflowers.