Every week I sift through Etsy trying to find the most awesome stuff to share with y’all. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen something that is just fabulous but its like a kajillion bucks—so I leave it off my list. Because, in my book, a find is not only beautiful (or cute, or funky, or unique) and functional, but it also must be a steal of a deal. It is something that you proudly display on your mantle so people will ask about it and you can go into a 10 minute spiel about how you found it a garage sale for $5. But that is not to say that insanely expensive things are not special too. In fact, that is usually why they are insanely expensive The Etsy fashion items below have a certain je ne sais quoi quality to them. And although they may cost you a few months of credit card probation after your hubby gets the bill, they’ll sure make you feel pretty.
I have this reoccurring fantasy where some remarkably thoughtful friend or relative has taken my kids off my hands for the day. I am shopping at a Farmer’s Market sampling and smelling ripe berries, heirloom tomatoes, organic honey….And when I buy them, I slip them into a tote that looks like this romatic bag. hey, a girl can dream, right?
This slouchy bag is custom made to your specifications of suede or leather. I <3 how the hand woven linen on the bottom creates a ruffle effect. Forget Louie and his silly logos, this beauty is where its at.
Okay, so technically this is a wedding dress. And I suppose in that genre this is kind of a steal. I have never been on board with knee length gowns on the day of matrimonially bliss. If this dress was full length,however, I would probably be grieving at the loss of having not found it some six years ago for my wedding day. But since it is a shorter length, I can see this being appropriate to wear to a variety of semi-formal/formal events. Just don’t wear it to someone else’s wedding.
O.M.G. Yes, I just omg’ed. This 1920’s styleis made from super soft virgin wool. It looks so cozy and comfy while maintaining an aloof vibe. I think I want it more than I should because I spent last winter feeling like a stuffed duck trying to cram myself into my pre-baby down coat, with little success I might add. All of that room looks delightful.
In most department stores there is a itty-bitty bikinis section and a poufy, frumpy one piece section—with little to no options in between. Leaving women who don’t want to show off their not so perfect middle with dwindling enthusiasm for the coming beach season. Well, you can quell those feelings of tummy loathe with a blast from the past. I cannot begin to describe how in love I am with retro style bathing suits. They are so feminine and flirty and they provide excellent coverage in all the right places (which is essential after 3 babies). I have no doubt that I would feel like the prettiest girl on the beach is . Can you really put a price on that?
These soft leather mukluks are custom made and come in a variety of colors. I have never been able to get into the mukluk craze. They were always too much—too much fur, too much fluff and too much decoration. I lovebecause the give you that slouchy, comfy feel with understated shabby chic style.
Thesecaught my eye because, well, they have big feathery flowers on the heels. They remind me of the ballerina style shoes that wrap around half way up your calf, in the way that they draw attention to the ever under-appreciated ankles. Let’s face it, for many of us it is one of the only slender places we have left to show off. These heels are also fantastic because they add a little interest to a little black dress without making it seem like you are crying out for attention.
Ignore the price tag, I repeat ignore the price tag. How badly do your kids really need to go to college anyway. I mean there are these little things called scholarships. I am fairly certain that this is an engagement proposal. Shucks, I teared up a little just looking at this sucker through a computer screen. Not that my engagement ring isn’t lovely and filled with sentiment, but it sure doesn’t have this detailing–or the 2.48 CARAT diamond.. And if so, I now totally understand why some girls cry when their to-be husbands pop open the ring box during a