I have a serious thing for shirtdresses. They're simple, comfortable, elegant, and timeless. You can style them a million ways. But this shirtdress may just take my obsession to a new level. The neutral beige + mint colorblocking, the tailored cut, the silky drape of the fabric... Sigh. And paired with these insanely gorgeous booties, this look is perfection to me. My birthday may be ten months away (exactly today), but if any friends or family reading this felt inclined to get me a very early present in the form of this outfit, I wouldn't argue. FYI.
Considering the fact that this recipe is now three years old and I just came across it this week, I guess I'm a little behind. But I don't care. Anything that involves my all-time favorite cocktail and blood oranges is timeless in my book. Also, I am impatient and this recipe takes two minutes. It's perfect in every way. If I can find some blood oranges, margarita party at my house this weekend.
I'll admit that I'm not the most adventurous when it comes to hair color. My sister has had every length, style and color of hair known to man over the years, but I stick with the same: long and brown. It would be fun to be able to add some occasional streaks of color when spring and summer roll around though, and I think Free People's hair chalk is the perfect solution for me. It looks easy as pie to apply (that rhymes!), and it's vibrant, but washes out. I'm sold.
This image of monks passing by a giant reclining Buddha in Laos took my breath away. I would absolutely love to visit this place. I'm actually in the process of renewing my passport (anyone else felt bummed when you had to replace all those stamps/memories with a fresh book?), and this is definitely on my list. Someday...
You Are Good At Things has to be encouraging, right? But as I read more about it, I realized just how rad it really is. Note description: "This comical checklist invites you to celebrate all of the skills that you've been overlooking. Can you intuit the subtle rules of sandal season or lace your sneakers in awesome 80s style? It’s time to live it up! Are you a master of moseying? Then make the most of it! Do you write perfectly level on unlined paper? Find a pen already!" Yes, please! I'm picking up a few copies this weekend, because clearly its awesomeness needs to be shared with friends.
Bubby dog, for 16 wonderful years. But what you probably don't know is that for 7 years, I also had a bunny named Belle. He (I thought he was a girl when I got him, hence the name) was a Holland Lop and looked just like the bunny in the image above (via Wikipedia). He was also the most bad ass rabbit ever. He was house trained, slept in bed with me, traveled with me, and was quite possibly the most adorable thing I've ever seen. He and Bubby were BFFs - in fact, Belle used to hop up to Bubby every night so they could sleep next to each other. (They spooned. It was ridiculous.) I've had bunnies on the brain all week, and am thinking it might be time to seriously think about visiting some local rescues. I'll keep you updated...
mixed stripe rug. I love how the stripes are divided not just by color, but by direction as well. It's the little things.
Hunter Zip Multifunction, it has all sorts of compartments to stow daily necessities. Even more than the multifunction aspect, I'm digging the color. It reminds me of everything spring - robins' eggs, bright skies, clear streams. And you just can't go wrong with looking at the word "love" everyday, right?
Spreading Happy, dedicates their time and energy to "creating and spreading positive vibes everywhere they go." I printed out this image and pinned it up at my desk. Amazing.
Friday is for Favorites! For new readers, 'Friday is for Favorites' is my (once upon a time weekly; now more accurately monthly) 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, curated 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 should mention that despite the lack of any intended continuity between my picks in this post, I noticed after compiling this week's favorites that the majority of them have some sort of springtime inspiration behind them (at least in my specific reasoning for loving each of them). I've had spring fever for a while now, but I'm guessing that because today is March 1st (woooot!) and the official first day of the official first month of spring, it's now in full effect. Hello March! So glad you're finally here.
What are your plans this weekend? This is officially the second full weekend that my husband will be home in 2013 (the first being January 5th!) - and after he goes back on tour in a few days, he won't be home again for another weekend until April. So this weekend is basically the best thing ever in my mind. It's going to be so awesome to wake up tomorrow morning and know I get a real weekend with my best buddy! And even more awesome is the fact that my sister is coming up from Indianapolis to visit my grandmother and have some family hang time. It's funny how the times have changed you guys. I used to really only look forward to the weekends where there was something exciting going on - a show, a party, a trip. Now I look forward to the super mellow weekends that involve family and close friends so much more. It took a long time for me to get to this point (I'm 30-something, and the 'something' isn't early 30s anymore; I'll leave it at that), and I have to say, I like it.
I hope the rest of your Friday is wonderful. And your first day of March too!