Fortune Cookie Coin Purse

Just a few of my favorite things combined into one adorable accessory: Diana Eng’s whimsical design, Asian inspired fashion, and things that look like food, but aren’t. I love these coin purses by the Project Runawy alum. They are made from recycled leather and each one is unique. They also include a printed fortune inside. While $65 is a little steep for a coin purse, I still can’t help but swoon.

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Kate Spade Summer

While pastels are reserved for springtime, summer is the perfect season for bright colors. Luckily, that happens to be Kate Spade’s specialty. The warmth and long days of summer call for casual and comfortable attire. These looks perfectly combine the bright joy of primary colors with a casual ease that’s ideal for sunny weather. One of my recent goals is to dress up more often and to break free from my standard t-shirts and flip flops. Although Kate Spade can be a little on the pricey side, her designs are great for inspiration.

Westwind Drive Felice – $295
Lido Flats – $99
Ikat Caroline Dress – $325
Striped Jillian Dress – $375
Seersucker Mini lacey – $95
Shady Side Small Karen – $275
Tipsy Flats – $198
Barrow Street Coin Purse – $50

For Babes

Recently, two of our couple friends each found themselves expecting baby boys. So, naturally, I searched around for some fun and geeky onesies to give as gifts. I’m a little scared of babies, but not if they were wearing these! Not sure when Clay and I are going to have kids, but you can be sure we’ll be getting plenty of nerd-wear.

Star Trek Uniform – $15.99
Don’t Panic Snapsuit – $25
Superhero Snapsuits – $18.99
Stranger Danger Snapsuit – $25
Super Snapsuit – $30
I Can’t Read Snapsuit – $25
Superhero Snapsuits – $18.99
I Might Barf Snapsuit – $25

Summer Summer Summertime

I love the warm weather rolling into Phoenix and I can’t wait for the first swim of summer. I’ve always been a fan of more conservative swimsuit fashion, so it’s nice to see many great one-pieces available this season. Love these four from J.Crew and Anthropologie.

Plumeria vintage stitched tank – $125 from J.Crew
Palm-stripe underwire tank – $86 from J.Crew
Natlie one-piece – $148 from Anthropologie
Amplitude one-piece – $298 from Anthropologie

Best of Project Runway: Seasons 7 and 8

Another collection of my favorite looks from Project Runway seasons 7 and 8. Although I didn’t love season 7, I did enjoy Seth Aaron’s style and Anthony’s hilarious attitude. So many of the designers were boring and forgettable. Season 8 was one of my very favorites. Mondo won me over the second I saw him. His own style was so dorky and endearing, while his designs were stunning, colorful, and whimsical. For the other seasons, see: seasons 1 and 2, seasons 3 and 4, seasons 5 and 6.

Seth Aaron Henderson – episode Back to New York

Amy Sarabi – episode The Fashion Farm

Jay Nicholas Sario – episode The Fashion Farm

Jay Nicholas Sario – episode Run for Cover

Jesse LeNoir – episode A Little Bit of Fashion

Seth Aaron Henderson – episode Hey, That’s My Fabric

Seth Aaron Henderson – episode Finale Collection

Mondo Guerra – episode Larger Than Life

Andy South – episode It’s a Party

Mondo Guerra – episode A Rough Day on the Runway

April Johnston – episode Race to the Finish

Mondo Guerra – episode There’s a Pattern Here

Mondo Guerra – episode Finale Collection

BHLDN

Today Tiffany showed me BHLDN, Anthropologie’s new wedding line. The wedding gowns are gorgeous, albeit expensive, the bridal party dresses are whimsical and fun and the hairpieces are stunning. I would have loved to choose from one of these had we arranged a larger wedding (and had a larger budget). Simply beautiful!

Best of Project Runway: Seasons 5 and 6

Here are my favorite looks from Project Runway’s seasons 5 and 6. I loved season 5 for Leanne’s structural and whimsical clothes and Kenley’s 40’s flair and horrible personality. Season 6 was probably my least favorite season and I wasn’t thrilled with the move from New York to Los Angeles. I thought the talent wasn’t as great and the personalities weren’t as fun. See also: Best of Project Runway: Seasons 1 and 2 and Best of Project Runway: Seasons 3 and 4.

Kenley Collins – episode Let’s Start from the Beginning

Leanne Marshall – episode Bright Lights/Big City

Joe Faris – episode Good Queen Fun

Leanne Marshall – episode Fashion That Drives You

Jerrell Scott – episode Transformation

Leanne Marshall – episode Finale Collection

Kenley Collins – episode Finale Collection

Christopher Straub – episode Fashion Headliners

Irina Shabayeva – episode Fashion Headliners

Epperson – episode Lights, Camera, Sew!

Irina Shabayeva – episode Finale Collection

Carol Hannah Whitfield – episode Finale Collection
Althea Harper – episode Finale Collection

Best of Project Runway: Seasons 3 and 4

Not long ago I posted some of my favorite looks from Project Runway: Seasons 1 and 2. Here are a few of my favorites from seasons 3 and 4. Season 4 was by far my favorite. Love it.

Angela Keslar – episode Iconic Statement

Michael Knight – episode Waste Not, Want Not

Jeffrey Sebelia – episode Waste Not, Want Not

Jeffrey Sebelia – episode Couture du Jour

Jillian Lewis – episode Trendsetter

Christian Siriano and Chris March – episode En Garde!

Jillian Lewis and Victorya Hong – episode En Garde!

Sweet P Vaughn – episode Even Designers Get the Blues

Chris March – episode Raw Talent

Jillian Lewis – episode Finale Collection
Christian Siriano – episode Finale Collection

Best of Project Runway: Seasons 1 and 2

I’ve been working on a lot of design over the past week, so I’ve been watching marathons of Project Runway in the background. I’m not much into fashion for myself, but I do love seeing the cool things they come up with. Here are my favorite looks from seasons 1 and 2.

Kara Saun – episode Vision

Jay McCarroll – episode Design a Collection

Jay McCarroll – episode Finale Collection

Santino Rice – episode Road to the Runway

Chloe Dao – episode Clothes Off Your Back

Nick Verreos – episode All Dolled Up

Daniel Vosovic – episode Inspiration

Chloe Dao – episode Finale Collection

Bridesmaid Dresses

Steve and Vanessa are getting married in March. It seems like a ways away, but I know time will fly and it will be here any day now. As part of the preparations, I need to decide on a bridesmaid dress. The bridal party is choosing from the J. Crew bridesmaid collection in aluminum and pairing the dresses with fun, colorful shoes. I’ve narrowed it down to these three, but I’m still having trouble deciding. I think their wedding is going to be so fun and personal and I’m really excited for it!