Friday, January 20, 2012

friday is for favorites // the better late than never edition

Time for a brand new edition of Friday is for Favorites!  Yes, I realize that we're bordering on Friday being over right now, but it's been kind of an insane week here work-wise and I fell a little behind.  I just couldn't skip this post though, because as I mentioned earlier, it's been over a MONTH since my last Friday is for Favorites, which is simply bananas. 

For new readers, 'Friday is for Favorites' is my 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 random collection of things I happen to be loving this particular week.

1. If I owned this sweater, it would be my official Sunday uniform.  No really.  With some skinny jeans or leggings and cute booties?  Absolutely.  The $345(!) Markus Lupfer version is sold out, but I'm pretty sure I could DIY some similar.  Maybe on a reworked sweatshirt made from a really soft jersey...  Or even a thrifted sweater...  Crafty wheels in brain are turning...

2. My dear friend Cheri got me this kick ass book for my birthday, and I have become mildly obsessed with it.  When I was in middle school, my photographer father helped me make a pinhole camera out of a box and some electrical tape for my science fair project, and I've been fascinated ever since.  This book has the most creative ideas ever, and I can't wait to make all sorts of cameras out of random objects.  The design of the book itself with all of its glorious typography is pretty awesome too. (P.S. I won third place for that science fair project, in case you were wondering).

3. If I had $178 to spend on a tote bag, I would own this one right this very minute.  Why just have a travel tote when you can have a travel tote that looks like a vintage travel magazine?!  My crush on you grows with each passing day, Kate Spade.

4. Sorry kids.  No profound hidden meanings or deep-seated dark symbolism this one.  It is what it is.  And I love that. (Found this on tumblr, but can anyone tell me the original source?)

5. If there was a word for "not-a-morning-person-in-the-slightest," I would definitely need a tshirt with it printed across the front.  It takes a lot to get me motivated in the morning, but I'm pretty sure this adorable mug (filled with extra-strong coffee and a dash of vanilla soy milk) would help.

6. I love this look spotted at Milan Fashion Week by Vogue Italia.  Any dress that is (a) yellow and (b) short is probably gonna be a winner in my book, but this one is especially rad because girl's not afraid to pair it with all kinds of boldness (check out that bag!).  I bet she's fun.

7. Seriously, how cute is this?  When Bubby dog passed away, his amazing vet gave us two prints of his sweet little paw.  I keep one with me, and my husband takes the other with him on the road.  The husband has been taking pictures of it everywhere he's gone, so that Bubby's memory can live on and travel with him.  So far his paw print has been on a cruise, to Jamaica, to Haiti, to Florida, and now it's chillin' in NYC.  These shots are from when Robbie went to a taping of The Daily Show yesterday, and in Times Square today.  Love love love.

What are your weekend plans?  It's snowy winter madness here in Chicago, and seeing that I am convinced I was from the tropics in another life, this means I won't be leaving the house much.  I will be going to pick up the husband at the airport on Sunday morning from New York City, where the band is playing the Nokia tonight and tomorrow (both sold-out shows, go team!), but that's likely as exciting as it's gonna get around here.  In four days I'll be going back to the airport, but that time it will be to hop a plane to Mexico for the band's annual music fest down there.  (Hmmm.  I guess I should probably shave my I-don't-care-because-it's-winter legs before then, huh?)  Speaking of my little trip south of the border, I have a whole bunch of awesome guest bloggers lined up to hijack Bubby and Bean in my absence, and I'm pretty thrilled for you guys to get to read their posts.  Lots of fun in store.  

Whatever your plans and whatever the weather, I hope your weekend is wonderful in every way...

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  1. Great picks as always. They'd salted the sidewalks when I was walking home tonight, so I guess that means we'll also be getting some sort of wintry mix overnight. So, it looks like we'll probably be hibernating this weekend too.

  2. Wow. The paw print is such a sweet and unique idea!

  3. the girl in that yellow outfit looks like she could be you. would you call that look color blocking? i don't think her outfit is bold, but maybe my normal is your bold. i totally dig her outfit. :) oh, & the bubby dog print wherever your robby goes is precious. maybe you can work on your version of DIY sunday best sweater, or plan what you'll wear in mexico. or tell me to shut the ef up because it's 60 degrees & sunny in texas.

  4. That paw print idea is adorable.

  5. THAT SWEATER!!!!! But um... maybe not for four hundred dollars. EEP

  6. I am so in love with that sweater. I found it as well a few months ago and it's perfect! Of course you could only wear it on a Sunday but it's a classy little number and I'm with you on the DIY idea. :)

  7. Ohh, the bag truly is amazing! <3 I love love love the bold colours, and the stripes look so wonderful!

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  8. i love that mug!! and I love that you have a little bubby love to take around with you. that's so precious!

    have a fabulous trip!

  9. Eep! That sweater is so cute!! Not at cute as Bubby 's pawprint being a world traveler though :-). I also want that mug. :-)

  10. Adore that sweater, that mug and Bubby's paw print - aw. <3 As for that quote, 'tis was on The Big Bang Theory spoken by Penny on Thursday! Cute episode. Maybe someone drew inspiration from that??? :D

  11. I love those "time to get stuff done" mugs! And how cute is Bubby's print traveling around? Is it coming with you to Mexico?


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