All Things Anthropologie – Fall 2011

I love my new, fall coat!  The bright color, the fuzzy, soft texture and the feminine details of the rounded collar, ruched waist, tapered cuff and the uneven hemline… such a great find and this color will go with everything!  Check out Polyvore’s picks above for this stylish look.  How cute are those shoes?!

Anthro Mustard Navy Jean Combo

Anthropologie is having a 30% off sale right now on their winter coats.  You won’t be able to find this one online, you’ll need to go into a store to get it but it’s worth it with all the fun stuff they have for fall!

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Organic Baby Sleepsack, Travel Placemat, Heirloom Dress & Crib Bumper

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Lately so many friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members are having babies!  Getting something from the registry is nice but lets face it, there’s something really special about finding a unique gift that can be remembered or passed on to another cherished bambino.

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Pure Pixie’s Etsy Shop has organic baby sleepsacks, crib bumpers, travel placements, dresses and many other handmade items to pamper any little cherub with a price point starting at $19!Organic Baby Blanket

There are so many adorable designs to choose from for boys or girls, it’s easy to pick one up for every new mom on my list!

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Fashion Design Illustration Spotlight – PAPERFASHION’s Katie Rodgers

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This is one of my favorite, Boston-based fashion designers, Kathryn Elyse Rodgers, or better known as Katie of PAPERFASHION.  I’ve been keeping my eye on this fashion illustrator for awhile now, and her drawings are fun, fresh, stylish, warm, and playful.

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The illustration above was on’s website listing fun events for Fashion Night Out 2011.  Katie of PAPERFASHION was painting illustrations live for Rockport’s new line of bags.  Sorry I missed it!  It must have been very cool indeed.

Katie doesn’t have long for Boston, it seems she’s off to Barcelona this fall to do something new and exciting with her blossoming fashion design career.  But you can see Katie anytime by checking out this video DESIGNLOVEFEST and watching Katie paint something fabulous!

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Dangling Inspirations Twittering Above

Dangling Inspirations

Capiz Pendants are one of the most simple, charming, and affordable additions for any room that needs a happy pick-me-up.  They come in all colors but I love the neutral shells that pick up varying shades of light and add to the airy, whimsical feel of these organic decorations.  Some are made for lighting and others are merely mobile charms meant for aesthetics.

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I first saw one of these capiz pendants when we were buying our home.  The owner had a white capiz dangling above the baby’s crib and it was incredibly beautiful.  For such a small item, it really added a lot of personality to the room.

I have the second one from the top hanging in my studio in a darker shade of sand, it has some warmer gold tones that appear only when the sunlight hits it.  On a breezy summer day, it also has a subtle chime affect when the windows open and a gust of wind flows through the hanging shels. Ahhh…. so relaxing!

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I bought mine at World Market for around $50, but I also have seen some nice ones at West Elm, Pier 1 Imports, and Pottery Barn in a range of prices.

If you don’t need one inside, there’s always the deck, or a tree in the yard under a hammock!


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