Thursday, January 31, 2013

You're my BEST FRIEND!

I am always searching Etsy..... I saw this adorable best friend necklace... We all had them when we were kids you take half the heart .... i'll be "best" you be "friend" it will bond us forever. Well here is a new take on the traditional best friend necklace! 

I don't know if whales have best friends or not or if there is any symbolism here but who cares! It's adorable!!!!! YOU can also get them in French! Tell your friend he or she is a whale of a friend!!!! 
ladornu (shop)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cutest Weekend Bag EVER!

Omg!! Saw this on pinterest and it is adorable!!!  I really think it is the cutest weekend bag ever! I am always going back and forth to CT on the weekends and I have to have this!!!!

"heart weekend bag"
It's made in amsterdam out of old sails from boats and then printed. go to sophievoskooistra at

Friday, January 25, 2013


I needed a new mascara so at CVS I got my ole faithful Mabelline Great Lash in Very Black.... Well to my surprise the next morning As I opened it up it was TEAL!!!! "Teal Appeal" to be exact!  I thought oh great green mascara.... Well needless to say I gave it a whirl!  I went to go meet some friends and everyone said "wow, your eyes are so bright is that blue mascara?"..... I corrected them and said "teal appeal" ha ha ha!  Well I got so many complements on how bright my eyes have been I went and bought the royal blue too!  Same reaction with that color "elke, your eyes look so bright"!!!!  See ya very black and hello teal appeal and royal blue!  I looked it up online and it said that those 2 colors actually do brighten up brown eyes and are a great colors for us brown eyed girls... So go out and try it and let me know what you think! I've had rave reviews!!!!!

i have not tried the "pop up purple" or the "go go green"
but I might!!!!

you can get it anywhere!!! go try it! 
PS tried to take a pic of my eye with it  but it was not cute!

These are a few of my favorite things... from IKEA!

My three favorite things at IKEA are their, cowhide rugs, sheepskins and flokati rugs!  Everywhere you go if you look for these they are so so expensive... If you come to NYC and walk into ABC carpet and home you can see these three things for astronomical prices that only Athena Onassis can buy!  At ikea you get virtually the same thing for nothing! 
My mom is from Germany and I grew up with antlers, hides/ skins, cow bells that were actually on her family's cows, you name it, it was all very animal-y, rustic and cool.  A lot of people don't agree with this stuff but as much as I want to be against it I just LOVE it and reminds me of my mom and my alpine roots!

These three items will make any home a little more rustic and cozy.. I love the look of and have all three!

 "Koldby" Cowhide rug $199.00! 
it comes in brown and white and black and white! not one is alike (obvi).....
"Rens" Sheepskin $29.99

"Flokati" rug $79.99

an art print for your cutie pie!

Valentines Day is coming and to those who have someone to celebrate it with here is a GREAT gift.

Listen, depending on how stable your relationship is, I mean if you are 1 month in to one I am not sure this will help, it might scare and scaring is for Halloween!  But for those that are solid this one is for you!!!

artist: Dylan Fareed ... available at

Go get it for your cutie pie!

CHEVRON not the gas station! NECKLACES!

Chevron design is everywhere!! It's in home decor jewelry and clothing! I just can't get enough of this trendy pattern! Here are some of my favorite necklaces with the popular look!

Stacked chevron necklace made with laser cut wood! Each necklace is made to order by the designer. Look up "Havokdesigns" on Etsy!! $34.00!
snake glass chevron necklace in "prairie dawn"
I just love the Native american look of this! It's available at for $58.00!

triple chevron necklace
This necklace is also made to order by the designer, it's hand cut solid brass and then a patina is added to make this awesome oxidized look. Available at "ninotchkagoods" on Etsy for $92.00

leather fringe chevron necklace
Another earthy/ native american inspired piece. It's hand forged by the designer and also made to order you can find it at "harp designs" on Etsy.. $187.00

mixed metal chevron necklace
made of hand forged brass and copper.  Each piece is made to order and made in the USA like all the can get this at for $52.00

There are so many amazing ones out there !!! These are a few that happened to catch my eye! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

BEST JEANS by Madewell

Who doesn't love a great pair of jeans! Every time there is a pair I love I can't seem to find them anymore and or there is a better pair that comes along... I always go for ankle length, they just look better with booties or high tops.  With winter it means your socks can show with low topish shoes, but that to me is cute! I typically go for jeans that are not "worn" meaning white in the thigh and the back of the thigh... that looks weird and these just have the slightest bit ( this picture makes it look like a lot but I have them and they are not that bad)!  They are not too low more of a mid-rise so no "I see london i see france" when you bend down! they come in different washes too! All around great fit and a great jean.. go get em!

Madewell Skinny Skinny Ankle Jean!

Wear FAIRISLE it's winter!

In NYC right this second it is like 12 degrees F.  It is faaaaa-reeezing. But as we all know you have to dress for the cold! I love this sweater from TOPSHOP!  To me like vermont and nyc got married and this is the fairisle sweater that came out!!!!wear it on the slopes or on the streets! 

kintted fairisle yoke jumper

Pamela Love Jewelry

Recently I found this jewelry designer Pamela Love while out and about! I saw this ring and want it so bad, but I have to save for it! When I came home I went on the website and found more things I fell in love with... Here are some of her designs that are pretty fresh! She is a local New Yorker and makes her stuff in Brooklyn all by hand !

Southwestern Cuff

Chevron Rings.. these are what caught my eye!!!
check out all her stuff at!

leopard shoes? me?

So everyone needs a little leopard in their wardrobe... I have none!!!!!!!! Most of the time I feel I  "don't have it" to wear super leopard shoes.. I always love them on people BUT once I try on booties or flats or whatever I just can't do it.

I have been dying for something cute and something likable but to no avail!  Walking in the meat packing the other day there was a cute skater-y/surf-y girl wearing these leopard Van's... NOW that is something that can be pulled off by ME!

VAN'S "authentic lo-pro" kicks are in canvas with a black midsole. Not for nothing they're dope.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

St. Anthony, St. Anthony help me find the perfect BOOTIE!!!!

Bootie's EVERYWHERE!  
I had a vision of my perfect shoe! From trying on Rachel Comey's, Madewell"s, Rag and Bone's, Steve Madden's and a million others.. I would just HEM and HAW over the ones I tried and then never commit and still BOOTIE-LESS!!!!!!!
I needed an everyday bootie... a heel that wasn't too high, a toe that was not too pointy or too round and not 500 bucks..... OHHHH my criteria!!!! The search has been on over a year!!!!  These were even the first ones I tried on... I, FINALLY ..... FOUND THEM! 

The price, heel height, toe shape and colors are PERFECT! I have them in Black and Putty and I can't live without them, they go with everything! They are also super super comfortable!! Definitely the best bootie of the bunches!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My new Fragrance LE LABO

I am super picky about perfume! I don't like too floral, too sweet or too musky!!! It's hard to find a balance of all that makes a nice subtle smell! A friend of mine always smelt just right and I had to ask her what she was wearing... and TAH DA I found my new fave.

Its called LE LABO, and they have 10 amazing fragrances... my favorite is the Bergamote 22.

Each Fragrance is made to order so it is fresh and at it's best.  I think that is just awesome!

The cutest thing is on the bottle once made to order they put your name the bottle ! They made it just for you!!!! It also has the date it was made and who made it for you at the store.  I think it is so great to support something so carefully made in the USA and by hand.  It also smells divine!

233 Elizabeth St. NY, NY 10012 USA