Friday, October 19, 2012

friday is for favorites // my 10 favorite things this week

Tights sometimes feel like a blogger stereotype because we seem to talk about them (and wear them) incessantly the second that fall hits.  Nevertheless, I just had to include these beauties in my Friday faves this week because truth be told, I want every single pair of them.  I do.  If you've got tights on the mind like I do, you might want to head over to ModCloth and check out the endless selection they've got right now.  My bank account might not be thrilled after the tights galore shopping spree on which I'm about to embark, but I certainly am.

Is this not the cutest winter coat of all time?  The curved collar, the faux shearling lining on the hood, the jet pockets...  If this coat was mine it might even reduce the excessive amount of complaining I do about the impending doom known as Chicago winter.  Maybe.

So the fine folks at Fair Ivy sent me this absolutely elegant handmade geometric necklace by Huiyitan and I haven't been able to take it off all week.  I am officially in love with the necklace, and I'm also in love with the entire concept of their company.  Subscription services are huge right now, but their mission in a little different.  Every month, they carefully select 2-4 handmade gifts, each of which is made by an artisan who lovingly creates and wraps their item just for you.  Pretty special. Check our Fair Ivy's website for more on all the goodness they have going on right here.

Pumpkin pie bars.  Enough said.  (Find out how to make 'em right here).

Let's face it.  As much as we're all sunshiney people who ooze rainbows and sugar cookies 99% of the time, we also sometimes just want to punch things in the face.  I'm thinking this book would come in quite handy during those times. We're only human, after all.

When I received these killer late 1950's vintage sunglasses in the mail from my friends over at The Vintage Optical Shop my jaw kinda dropped.  I've never owned a pair of true vintage sunnies, and I was amazed at the quality and workmanship that went into them in comparison to the cheap, mass-produced sunglasses you often see today.  Although the sun has already decided to bid us farewell for the season here in Chicago (grrrrr), I've been sporting these babies all week, and can't wait to wear them every single day on Robbie's band trip to Mexico in December.

It's been seven years since my last tattoo, and both of these make me itch for another.  Mine are simple and black, and very similar in style to these.  The arrow especially appeals to me, and I'd sure love to find the original source, if any of you happen to know.  (I found the image on Pinterest.)

Two things. 1. I've always wanted a pocket watch.  2. I love Audrey Hepburn. Therefore, it only makes sense that the Fashionably Late Pocket Watch Necklace needs to make its way into my jewelry box.

Well said, J and Y. (source)

The dudes at Maniac Pumpkin Carvers aren't messing around.  Van Gogh?  Escher?  My triangle-eyed, one-toothed jack o' lantern is feeling pretty inadequate right about now.  Amazing. 

Time for another edition of Friday is for Favorites!  For new readers, 'Friday is for Favorites' is my (almost*) weekly series where I become a rebel, and break all of my own rules of design cohesiveness to which I normally adhere on the Bubby and Bean blog.  No themes, trend collections, or matching aesthetics here.  Just a gathering of a few random things that I happen to be loving most this particular week, now shared with you. *I haven't done one since August so even saying "almost" weekly is basically a big lie.  But it's the thought that counts.

What are your plans this weekend?  This is the first full weekend I've been in town for weeks, so I'm looking forward to some serious chill time.  I'm having a slumber party at my friend Annie's tonight so I can smother her adorable little 3 month old baby with love, and then tomorrow morning I'm attending my friend Heidi's baby shower.  Sunday, Robbie comes home from tour for a couple of days, and aside from dorking out at the local pumpkin patch, I plan to lie on the couch with him and do a whole lot of nothing, thankyouverymuch.

I hope the rest of your Friday is wonderful (and your weekend too!).

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  1. The tights, that coat, the necklace, the pumpkins!!!!! I love them!!! These are great weekly favorites and all inspire me! :-)

  2. OMG my daughter is going to want one of each of those tights, for sure!!! Especially the first pair! The coat is a must-have. Pumpkin bars...Oh YES (gonna grab that recipe too), and the pumpkins at the end - too cool!
    Great, fun post!
    This weekend I hope to take the family to a pumpkin farm. It's always fun to go hunting for that just right pumpkin! Plus, this farm has lots of animals to see too! Don't worry, I'll blog about it! =0)

    1. If you love tights you should check out they have more tights then ModCloth!

  3. wha a beautiful tights <3 totally love this!

  4. I love all of those tights! I need more in my wardrobe, always.

    <3 Melissa

  5. i've been a huge fan of tights, way before blogging ever existed. we are talking since childhood, when i wore white tights. i have photos to prove it. i for sure am not all sunshine & rainbows. i want to punch plenty of the things in the face. ;) j & y are my heart. those pumpkins are divine. enjoy your full weekend, dear melissa!

  6. Loving your new shades! The Vintage Optical Shop has such a cute collection (like this pair swooon!). I just wish I could afford them!

  7. I love everything here especially the tights, sunglasses and jack o lanterns! Fair Ivy also sounds really cool!

  8. the sunglasses are just makes me sad that my style of clothing is now considered vintage. LOL

  9. What a fun mix of items! I love those pink triangle tights!
    Those pumpkins are amazing and the pumpkin pie bars look to-die-for!

  10. YES! Pumpkin Pie Bars!! So good. I think I need to make some this weekend.

  11. Would love to send u a pair of tights to write about! Come check us out, we have hundreds of styles to choose from. Xoxo

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  13. So many good favorites! Love the tights, and those pumpkins are wicked! Sounds like you're going to have a really nice weekend, I hope you have fun!
    xo Mandy

  14. Fantastic finds! It's all so great! I am especially loving those pumpkins. That's seriously amazing. It kind of reminds me of sand sculptures/castles people make--they're all so lovely and majestic but then they are impermanent. I don't think I could spend so much time and effort on something that would shrivel up after a week. But! That is why I am so thankful that there are people out there who do : ]

    Oh! And those pumpkin pie bars look so yummy! I just had some pumpkin cream cheese on a bagel and now everything pumpkin sounds good haha. (And the photograph itself is great too! I really really like food photography.)

  15. beautiful blog.

  16. Love the tights and the coat so much! Also, I always admire people who are very ambitious with pumpkin carving as I usually only manage to carve a face...if I do it at all. Hope you're having an excellent weekend! :)

  17. You have such great taste! I love everything from the mustard tights to the simple elegant necklace! Great finds <3

  18. Thanks for the heads up about these rad modcloth tights!
    And those bars have been on my to make list. Divine.

    Appreciated your sweet not about the cape DIY. Completely flattered.
    Have a great week Melissa~

  19. Best list of Friday picks ever! Those tights!

  20. Lovely!



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