Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oh, Hello Friends! (Etsy Treasures in Real Life and an OOTD)

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday! I hope you're all doing well.  Yesterday was my birthday and I'm now solidly in my mid-30's.  Sigh.  For my birthday, my husband took me out to dinner, but he also gave me some Carol-time, which is super awesome - it means I got to go out, shopping, without one or the other of my kids.  Yay!  I spent those precious couple hours seeking out an Etsy vendor and fellow-blogger, Danni, of Oh, Hello Friend!, who I knew to be at the UCSD vendor fair on campus.  I was originally introduced to Danni's beautiful jewelry creations by Kathryn, who had come across her booth at the UC Irvine vendor fairs about a year ago.  Ever since then, Kathryn has been faithfully seeking her out at every vendor fair, and carrying out my commissions for items I would scope out on Oh, Hello Friend's Etsy site.  I knew Danni also sold her wares at the UCSD vendor fairs, but until this week, have never been able to work out my schedule to get there in person.

Until now!  Her booth is pretty small, but good things come in small packages (speaking of which, Danni is super cute and tiny!  As Kathryn says, she could fit in your pocket!).  I think for those of you who enjoy the whimsy of Anthropologie's style aesthetic, her jewelry and accessories are a terrific fit!

Pretty necklaces!  (You can find many of them here).

Seriously, how do you choose?

Look at this darling little owl-watch pendant!  I passed on it, and now I'm really wishing I hadn't!

Pocket-watch style pendant necklaces.  Kathryn picked up the one on the far left for me a few months back, and she liked it so much, she asked me to get one for her too, if I saw it this time around.  Done!  

Birdcage pendant?  Pretty watch pendant?  I went with the birdcage, but next time, I'm totally getting that watch one too...unless, of course, I get the little owl watch pendant...

Earrings!  Once Kate's past the grab-and-pull-dangly-objects stage of her babyhood, I'm all over these earrings!  I feel like these photos don't do them justice - they're just lovely.

Rings!  I got a super cute cat-ring (which amusingly, made me think of the Botanical Stroll Dress) and a really lovely pink-and-gold cameo ring (see below).  Love!!!


Bin of super cute earrings!

Can you believe these darling clutches?  I think they were around $20 each!  I got the ivory one - so adorable!

So, for my fellow-San Diegans, Danni and her fabulous accessories will be at UCSD for the rest of this week (until April 30th), but from what Kathryn tells me, her stuff goes quickly (and really, I'm not surprised - her booth was one of the more popular ones, late Tuesday afternoon), so try to get there sooner than later.  I parked in the Gilman Parking structure and then walked towards the Price Center - the booths are lined up along the walk that fronts the bookstore.  If you live in Orange County, you're also in luck, because Danni will be at the UCI vendor fair, which Kathryn will also be checking out, next week.  I'm not sure where on campus that one's located, but if you're interested, leave a comment, and Kathryn can get back to you.

Here's my birthday OOTD - which was a total knock-off, erm, homage to Tara B.'s Openwork Vines outfit, and probably something Kim wore as well.  The darling mint-green necklace was a birthday gift from my sister and brother-in-law:

Cardigan: Featherweight Cotton Bling-Button Cardigan in Sea Mist, J. Crew
Tank: Caslon Tiered Ruffle Tank, Nordstrom
Skirt: Openwork Vines Skirt, Anthropologie (sold out online, but still available in stores in very limited quantities)
Necklace: Mint-green floral necklace, Nordstrom (not online, but available in stores, $38)
Shoes: Cynthia Vincent for Target Strappy Ring-Heeled Sandals

I think this outfit would look much better with pumps, rather than these strappy sandals, but I threw them on for the photos, and wore flats when I went out, because a good, comfy, wear-them-to-work-all-day, pair of pumps are on my "Shoes to Buy" list.  



30 comments:

  1. !!! I don't even know where to begin! I guess I'll start with HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ^_^ And I'm so happy you loved Oh, Hello Friend as much as I do! I cannot WAIT until she comes to UCI next week. And the outfit? PERFECTION! I love it. Love it!!!

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  2. Happy (yester-)birthday! You look so pretty in the outfit, too. :D

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  3. I'm loving the Owl Pendant too! So cute. And I'm really not a jewellery person.
    Happy birthday, I hope you had a great day!

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you had some great "me" time!

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  5. Carol you look so awesome today! Great outfit!!

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  6. Happy (belated)birthday! I hope your day was as fabulous as you are. You look so, so wonderful in the openwork vines outfit- thanks for the shoutout- I actually think you wore it better than I did ^^ (and I like it better with strappy shoes- I think the openness mimics the lacework on the dress rather than pumps, which would add a solid block of blockiness to the look)

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  7. OMG! I love love LOVE that outfit on you. Everything works so great!!! I'm totally jealous. I might have to copy your style when Oh, Hello Friend! Stops by next week :)

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  8. Happy belated birthday! I'm so glad to hear that you had a good one with plenty of YOU time and a fancy dinner! Nice! Both you and Tara look soooo adorable in your Open Vines skirts! I really love the mint cardigan with it, and that matching mint necklace just melts my heart! Like Tara said, I think the strappy sandals DO go well with the skirt because it mimics the lace work!

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  9. Happiest of Birthdays, Carol! I have a feeling you and I are the same age - my birthday is in June and I can only hope to put together an outfit as fabulous as yours! That minty cardi is perfection - and you pull it off wonderfully. So, so pretty.

    And good to know about Oh, Hello Friend! I can't wait to see the booth next week. I rarely get out there (my office is a bit off campus) to the vendor faires but now I will make a point to get there. Kathryn - look for me in the Sunshine Peony skirt! LOL!

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  10. Love your birthday OOTD! And sorry I'm late, but Happy Birthday!!!

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  11. Thank you everyone, for all the well wishes! =D I'm glad you think the birthday OOTD worked out well - hahaha, I have to admit that I felt just a leetle overdressed on a college campus, in that outfit (surrounded by teens and early 20-year olds in jeans). Still, it was super fun to wear and my birthday was great.

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  12. You should stop by us sometime and you can feel horribly under dressed without your coach or gucci, jeans by mankind. LOL gotta love a campus that makes anthro look inexpensive ;)

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  13. Happy belated birthday, Carol! Sorry, I'm a little slow on my google reader sometimes. First, thank you for the etsy round up! I love etsy but I often feel overwhelmed just browsing, so I appreciate the time a blogger takes to round up some choice items.

    Second, your outfit is just darling! Very cute. The blue looks wonderful!

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  14. Lovely lovely!

    What a great gift - time to shop just on your own! Luxury =). I love the birdcage necklace, everything is soooo gorgeous. and the cat ring, that would be top of Amanda's wish list! Glad you had fun xxx

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    Oscar De Le Hoya, to make, finally got the go ahead when it was officially announced in May of this year.
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    Yee haw shouted ghosts of super fights gone by, one super fight in the mail, signed and sealed. Boxing fans
    rejoiced, only to have their hymn interrupted by heresy. Shortly after, another long spoken of affair,
    one largely rejected in the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, was also announced,
    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
    one, crude entertainment at best,
    the other, a fight for pound for pound supremacy.

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  18. The long ushered super fight that fans dared Golden Boy promoter,
    Oscar De Le Hoya, to make, finally got the go ahead when it was officially announced in May of this year.
    Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin is set for the 26th of September at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
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    Oscar De Le Hoya, to make, finally got the go ahead when it was officially announced in May of this year.
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    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
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    one largely rejected in the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, was also announced,
    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
    one, crude entertainment at best,
    the other, a fight for pound for pound supremacy.

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  21. The long ushered super fight that fans dared Golden Boy promoter,
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    Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin is set for the 26th of September at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
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    rejoiced, only to have their hymn interrupted by heresy. Shortly after, another long spoken of affair,
    one largely rejected in the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, was also announced,
    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
    one, crude entertainment at best,
    the other, a fight for pound for pound supremacy.

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  22. The long ushered super fight that fans dared Golden Boy promoter,
    Oscar De Le Hoya, to make, finally got the go ahead when it was officially announced in May of this year.
    Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin is set for the 26th of September at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Date
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    Yee haw shouted ghosts of super fights gone by, one super fight in the mail, signed and sealed. Boxing fans
    rejoiced, only to have their hymn interrupted by heresy. Shortly after, another long spoken of affair,
    one largely rejected in the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, was also announced,
    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
    one, crude entertainment at best,
    the other, a fight for pound for pound supremacy.

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  23. The long ushered super fight that fans dared Golden Boy promoter,
    Oscar De Le Hoya, to make, finally got the go ahead when it was officially announced in May of this year.
    Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin is set for the 26th of September at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Odds
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Payout
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor all access
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Analysis
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Pay per View
    Yee haw shouted ghosts of super fights gone by, one super fight in the mail, signed and sealed. Boxing fans
    rejoiced, only to have their hymn interrupted by heresy. Shortly after, another long spoken of affair,
    one largely rejected in the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, was also announced,
    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
    one, crude entertainment at best,
    the other, a fight for pound for pound supremacy.

    ReplyDelete
  24. The long ushered super fight that fans dared Golden Boy promoter,
    Oscar De Le Hoya, to make, finally got the go ahead when it was officially announced in May of this year.
    Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin is set for the 26th of September at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Pay per View
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Stats
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Tickets
    Mcgregor vs Mayweather
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    Yee haw shouted ghosts of super fights gone by, one super fight in the mail, signed and sealed. Boxing fans
    rejoiced, only to have their hymn interrupted by heresy. Shortly after, another long spoken of affair,
    one largely rejected in the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, was also announced,
    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
    one, crude entertainment at best,
    the other, a fight for pound for pound supremacy.

    ReplyDelete
  25. The long ushered super fight that fans dared Golden Boy promoter,
    Oscar De Le Hoya, to make, finally got the go ahead when it was officially announced in May of this year.
    Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin is set for the 26th of September at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
    MayweathervsMcgregor Live Boxing
    Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live PPV
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    Yee haw shouted ghosts of super fights gone by, one super fight in the mail, signed and sealed. Boxing fans
    rejoiced, only to have their hymn interrupted by heresy. Shortly after, another long spoken of affair,
    one largely rejected in the boxing community, Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor, was also announced,
    and has since echoed louder through TMZ manufactured speakers. Both fights offer something to the public,
    one, crude entertainment at best,
    the other, a fight for pound for pound supremacy.

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