The weekender bag of all weekender bags.

I’ve been on the hunt for a classy weekender bag that I can use on short business (or dare I say vacation?!) trips. I’d like it to be made with sturdy leather (sorry vegans!) and it should have a zipper closure, since I’m prone to over-packing. Other requirements: 1) it doesn’t have my high school soccer team logo screen printed on the side 2) I didn’t get it for free at an online marketing conference and 3) the bag somewhat correlates with my up-and-coming business casual wardrobe. Well folks, I think I’ve found it, and now there’s no turning back. Cons: it’s expensive…like really expensive. Pros: I’m in love and it meets and exceeds all of my standards. Good thing my birthday is right around the corner!

Gettin’ scarfy.

I often find myself overwhelmed by ways to fasten a scarf. I twist and tie and grunt with frustration, never getting it just right. This is about as close as I’ve gotten to a scarf success, and I’ve barely been able to duplicate its awesomeness since. Well, thankfully, Bri over at D E S I G N L O V E F E S T has just what the doctor ordered…a bunch of ways to do that scarf up reallllll good! Note to self, thrift more scarves stat.

FORAGE gets feminine.

I wrote about the gorgeous FORAGE bow ties a few weeks ago. Back yonder, they were just for guys (that wasn’t going to stop me!). Then, I saw this Instagram shot from Shauna and practically jumped for joy! On June 1st (tomorrow), the most cutest couple ever will take our outfits to the next level with their new collection of bow ties for the ladies. I’m pretty sure a few more designs are coming to the shop on Wednesday, and I cannot wait to get my fancy paws on one. I know Amanda’s down, how ’bout you?

Images: FORAGE


Creative Growth for Anthropologie

My best friend Anne works for this really cool company called Creative Growth For Everybody. CGFE is the world’s oldest and largest studio for adults with disabilities, and the proceeds of shirts like these help artists gain access to art materials, instruction, and promotion opportunities. Anne recently told me Anthropologie picked up a few of the designs, and I think they are super cool! Anne is the hardest worker I know, and I’m especially proud that she is part of an organization that supports artists with disabilities. You can buy these shirts here and here, and there is a pretty neat video about CGFE here. Get ‘em while they’re haute!

Images: CGFE