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August 18, 2010

Fun Finds Friday Vol. 3 (For July 30)

Filed under: Fun Finds Friday — Chantelle @ 4:21 pm

Today’s theme is… skirts. Seeing as it is summer and hence skirt season, I thought it would only be appropriate.

1. “Traditional Hi Low Skirt” from Sears: $59.99

I really like the looks of this skirt because it is appropriate to wear out for the night, or you can wear it to the office during the day. When you are shopping on a budget, versatility is everything.

2. “Apple Pickin’ Skirt” from Made With Love By Hannah: $68

I’m not sure that I would wear this skirt to work, but it would be perfect for a walk in the park, or along the river. This skirt just screams carefree and relaxed to me.

3. “Tamara” from Great Glam: $25

This skirt is just so much fun! Of course it would be worn for both special events, and every day fun-shopping etc, wear.

4. “Pleated Peplum Skirt” from Forever 21: $35

Again, this skirt is more frivolous and fun than it is practical, but paired with a nice black shirt or blazer it could be worn to work…

5. “Double-layered Eyelet Skirt” from the Gap: $29.99

This skirt is fun and flirty. It can be worn at the office again, or would be perfect for a picnic (as long as you have a blanket to sit on!)

6. “Vista Skirt” from Athleta: $54

I love this skirt because it looks like it would be completely versatile. You could dress it down to walk or lounge around the house, or dress it up for work or a fancy event.

7. “Teal Plaid Pencil Skirt” from Ricki’s: $45.50

I don’t know what it is with plaid skirts, but I love them. Maybe it’s the whole “Catholic school girl” side of me coming through!

8. “Blue Canoe Wrap Skirt” from Not Just Pretty: $54.60

The great styling isn’t even the best thing about this skirt. The best thing is that it is made from 94% organically grown, renewable materials!

9. “Lilikoi Lily Skirt” by Not Just Pretty: $90

From the same store as the previous skirt, this number will be available this fall.

10. “G-Star Vintage Mini-Skirt in Raw Denim” from Revolve Clothing: $168

Okay. So I couldn’t honestly write an entire post about skirts without including a jean skirt. But jean skirts really don’t impress me, nor do I really like them. So a jean skirt has to really stand apart from the rest to get my vote. Despite the price, (although the price would result in my never ever buying this skirt), this skirt stands apart for me.

Fun Finds Friday, Vol. 2 (For Friday July 23rd)

Filed under: Fun Finds Friday — Chantelle @ 10:48 am

Okay, time to start catching up. First on my list of back-posts is Fun-Finds Friday, Volume 2. The original ‘air-date’ of this post was supposed to be July 23rd. But… it’s today. Enjoy!

Today’s theme is Geek Chic.

1. Star Wars Chopsticks

Although I have never seen Star Wars before, I am still in love with the idea of these cute Star Wars chopsticks. You can find them at The Geek Chic Boutique, here.

2. Newton’s Cradle

This is nothing new, but I have never before found somewhere I can actually buy it! I love these things. This one can be found at The Geek Chic Boutique (see above) as well, here.

3. Transformers Reversible Belt Buckle

Good or Evil? Depends on your mood. Personally, I’m usually an Autobot, except for particularily bad days. This can also be found at the Geek Chic Boutique, here.

4. Metal Detecting Sandals

I have always wanted to bring a metal detector to the beach to see what I can find… problem was, I didn’t know where to get a metal detector. Now I can do that, and look a little bit less like a dork. Maybe? This can be found at Hammacher Schlemmer, here.

5. Heated Jackets

I think I have just discovered the secret to surviving Saskatchewan. Why didn’t anyone tell me about these things? This is going to be number one on my list of must-have splurges this year. Sold by Brookstone, found here.

6. I love you more than Xbox Card

Okay, so maybe Xbox is a bit out-dated now. But let me tell you, I would love to get this card reading ‘I love you more than PS3’. ‘Cuz people? Sometimes I’m just not sure. Found here.

7. Cuckoo Clock Watch

 

While this piece isn’t actually available to buy, my inner annoying child is cheering. After all, what would be better than your wristwatch ringing out every hour? Declared here.

8. GPS Personal Location Finder

I can never remember where I park. I always end up working my way through the wrong row at concerts/movies/plays. This is perfect. Found here.

9. Loc8tor Lite 

Showing again, my tendency to be a little bit scatterbrained, this gizmo allows you to attached chips to four object you tend to lose, so that you don’t have to spend hours looking for them. (like my keys) Buy it here.

10. Hungry Hungry Hippo Tee

Too cute… and of course a shirt that segregates you as being a part of the ‘wtf?’ generation. Buy it here.

July 16, 2010

Fun Finds Friday

Filed under: Fun Finds Friday — Chantelle @ 8:43 pm
No, I am not going to turn every day of the week into a ‘special day’ that focuses on one particular thing — that would make the blog too predictable and negate the very reason I am writing this blog – to express myself, my opinions, and essentially, create an interactive life journal.

However, one of the things that I really enjoy doing during my free time is some online ‘window shopping’. I rarely buy anything on these excursions, it is merely an excuse to look and imagine. I also find that this is a great way to inspire me creatively as well.

Fun Finds Friday will feature five things each week that I have found in my online adventures, that I think are great enough to share with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy putting it together!

Today’s Fun Finds are all from Etsy.com, a great handmade and antique goods site where anyone can become a businessperson.

1. Original Rainbow Mushroom Charm Bracelet – by Until It Ends [Studios]

Too fabulous for words.

Who says honesty is the best policy?

3. Dreamy Soapy Pop – by soapylove

I would be very tempted to eat this soap, but think of the possibilities with this soap!

4. Madison Red dupioni silk clutch with black velvet lace – by Julia SherryDesigns

This clutch matches my red shoes perfectly….

5. AAA Peridot 5mm Round Brilliant Sterling Silver Swirl Ring – by Cavalier Creations

SUCH a gorgeous little ring!

EDIT: Sorry the pictures aren`t in line with the comments… After several edits I am still unable to get this to stay lined up properly.

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