Friday, August 24, 2012

friday is for favorites >> my 8 very favorite things this week
I know ModCloth pops up on a pretty regular basis in my Friday faves posts, but I just had to share a few images from their latest stylebook, called 'Fashion From the Art.'  All of the designs are based on the artwork of Modcloth fans, which I think is pretty rad.  And the dresses themselves are really cute - especially the amazing triangle-print Shape on It Dress in the upper right corner.  Want!  Also, art and dresses are two of my favorite things by default, so clearly they had to be a part of my favorites list this week, right?

This website wins for both the cutest and the funniest thing I've come across this week. Seriously.  I think all of us who have or have had dogs (or any other pets for that matter) can relate to the adorableness that is an ashamed animal.  I swear Bubby had the guiltiest conscious of all time. I mean, if he even thought about doing something bad, his face would jut out and he'd purse his lips and become so visibly remorseful that it was impossible not to bust out laughing and hug him for a good ten minutes.  

I love everything about this arrow ring from Anthropologie.  I'm all about simple jewelry pieces that make subtle statements.  I'd pair this with a plain tee, some colorful jeans and a scarf and leave it at that.  Perfection.

This is probably the most beautiful font I've ever seen - at least in terms of artistic value.  It's called Elka and was created by Karena Eibatoba, who describes it as "like something alive has turned into a letter and stood still."  Stunning.

I have a serious thing for avocados, so it's not that surprising to me that I've had this incredible looking avocado salad dressing bowl recipe on my mind since I first saw it earlier this week.  Because I am incredibly awkward in the kitchen, it's usually things that appear to be fast and easy to prepare (like this) that stand out to me.  And if these things also contain avocados, black beans, or cheese (favorite foods ever), I may even actually attempt to make them.  This one is definitely a winner.

Yeah, so, if anyone wants to buy me a house in the woods complete with a massive deck and an outdoor nap swing, please feel free.  Seriously though.  A nap swing.  Best idea ever.

As much as I openly express my woes about summer coming to an end, there are a few choice things that make me cool with fall's eminent arrival.  One of these is the discovery of a truly amazing sweater, like this elbow-patch cardigan.  I'd actually take the entire outfit that the model is wearing, and happily parade around in it in search of a pile of gloriously jump-able autumn leaves. 

I really do.  (Great work, Sean Wes.)

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 this particular week, now shared with you.

Do you have anything fun planned for this last weekend of August? (I may have had a tear falling from my eye as I typed that; sweet, sweet summer, why must you end?)  My weekend plans are low-key, but I have a feeling that it's going to be a good one nonetheless.  Robbie flew out to a festival with the band for the weekend early this morning, but thankfully my little sister is coming to town tonight (hurray!).  My step dad's 60th birthday party is tomorrow, and my mom has been busy getting ready for it for weeks (she is one creative lady).  So Morgan and I are going to help her with the finishing touches tonight and tomorrow.  Because I am a dork and freaking love decorating for parties (especially when things like wine and mimosas are involved), I'm pretty excited.  Then late Sunday morning, Robbie comes back home for a few more days before the band starts up their big fall tour.  It's always really hard to say goodbye for weeks at a time, and I tend to smother the poor guy with annoying amounts of affection in the final days before he gets ready to go.  (If you're reading this babe, consider yourself warned.)

I hope you guys have a great Friday and an equally amazing weekend.  See you Monday!

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  1. I have that same elbow patch cardigan pinned! Not that I need any more cardigans, but just in case there's a sweater emergency I know where to find one.

    Our weekend will also be low-key. I'm working as usual today, and then tomorrow and Sunday will be full of boring house stuff. Like fixing things and working in the yard.

  2. That avocado salad looks so good! Your weekend sounds really nice - enjoy it!

  3. Yay I love Friday is for favorites posts!!! :-) Those dresses inspired by art are sooooo cute and neat. So is the dog shaming site, omg cutest!!!! I want a nap swing!! Your weekend sounds more exciting than mine, I have to work haha.

  4. melissa, i really like the clothes inspired by modcloth artists idea. happy 60th birthday to your dad! :) girl, you sound super busy, enjoy the journey.

  5. That dog shaming site was on CNN yesterday, quite popular. So much great stuff here, still waiting for your men's clothes spread. This weekend marks the beginning of the last week of my 20's, sure to be exciting!

  6. LOVE those outfits! And those fonts are AMAZING.

  7. love this list. hope you have a great weekend sis<3

  8. Peter and I were just cracking up at that dog shaming website the other day and I also loved the Modcloth art stylebook too, which is probably no surprise. Hope your step dad's party is fun! xoxo

  9. Oh my gosh, all of this stuff is so great! I love that arrow ring especially. Have a great weekend!

  10. that stuff is so great. i must get the nap swing. - oa

  11. I am crying! That dog Tumblr is genius.

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  13. love the ring and dresses. very pretty blog!

  14. I seriously need that patio swing thing...
    xo Heather

  15. oh god, i saw these modcloth stuff and i'm in love !!! i'd love to have everything <3

  16. The cloths are really cute and I really do wish to have a wood house someday haha


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