Things that caught my eye this week #5//Plus: Links a la Mode

I love all of the colors this adorable Fox Parse dress comes in, but I'm especially digging this one which is cleverly named "The Sunnyside Up Dress"

Tela has the best clothes for some pretty great prices, I wish I hadn't gone on a buying freeze because I'm kicking myself for not getting this bicycle print dress

I don't know what it is about them, but these animal pillows by Laura Frisk belong on my bed right now

Once I start working again in a couple of weeks, I've decided that this is the perfect simple, no-fuss tote I've been looking for to use for class. The lining is polka dots, you say? This will definitely be mine soon

About that buying freeze... I'd love to say it's because I finally realized that I have far too many clothes than I'll ever need and I'm being responsible, but it's mostly because I decided to spend my money on something else. Today I made the giant leap towards joining the 21st century and bought an iPhone. I was actually able to get the phone for free (thank you to whoever returned their iPhone 4 to Best Buy three days after they bought it with zero defects), but that monthly bill is not going to be pretty. However, I am allowing myself to buy a stylish case since I saved so much money on the phone. I know I could buy one for dirt cheap off of Amazon, but everyone knows I love supporting little designers on Etsy so I've narrowed to down to these two. I can't decide between this awesome geometric design or the understated colorblock case

Lastly, I'm going to make this post even longer by talking about IFB's Links a la Mode. Every week, bloggers can submit their best links to IFB and the following week, IFB chooses to highlight a select few. I submitted my post about my personal blogging rules on a whim and, to my surprise, it actually got chosen! It's wonderful to be included among these stellar blogs and posts, I hope you check out all of the others as well:

  1. A Minor Obsession: How to wear brocade
  2. Anthony & Elle: DIY glitter shoes
  3. Bespoke Baroque: How one item can begin to change your life
  4. Best Of Bklyn: 5 things to do in 5 minutes to look 5 times better
  5. Chic Black Chick: How to wear the Fall trends
  6. Classic Glam Blog: DIY Nautical Knot Rope Necklace
  7. Crisis in Denim: Retail Therapy
  8. Elegant Idiosyncrasy: A close-up look at styling a shoot
  9. The Fashionistyle: Celebrating 66 years of the bikini
  10. Fashion-opolis: The Art of Sale Shopping
  11. Favor the Brave: Embracing simplicity
  12. Girl in Betsey: Summer pieces and how to wear them in the Fall
  13. Life.Style.Flash: A few honest thoughts on blogging
  14. Madly Chic: An Interview with Project Runway contestant Joshua Christensen
  15. Pish Posh Perfect: 10 Essentials for the Beach
  16. Room 334: Some personal rules for blogging
  17. Soffs Blog: The Swinging Sixties
  18. South x Style: Five cheap ways to upgrade your look
  19. Style Chain: The Formula to the Perfect Arm Party
  20. The Style Confessions: How to shop successfully for clothes


  1. i think my preference is the first case! it's very pretty. and and iphone is a big leap - and cell phone bills are a terribly large expense. i was lucky for years and my cell phone internet and my home internet were 40 dollars unlimited - but then i got off my little home town cell network and moved to one of the big boys.

    and i LOVE that yellow dress!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  2. I love that dress! Anything yellow or anything with peter pan collars get me every time! That's a perfect combination!


  3. Girl, you have got good taste. I second the 1st case. And you should get that purse to put it in. And wear it with that dress.

  4. Love those first two dresses! I'd pick the first case. I'm in the market for a new case for my phone as well.


  5. That yellow dress is amazing.

  6. Cute dresses, nice blog, follow each other?

  7. Thanks for the heads up on IFB. I didn't realize that we readers could submit links to them... What a great website!

  8. That tote bag is adorable and I love that it has a polka dot lining! Congrats on getting an iPhone, I want to get one eventually :) I'm a new follower!

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  9. Check you out girlfriend! Getting all fancy and chosen for things. I think I actually will check out some of those links because you are in good company! I wish you the best of luck on your spending freeze (I'm kinda in one too...kinda...sometimes) and congrats on joining the iPhone revolution (said like I actually have an iPhone). I'm glad I don't (ha. That's a lie) because I would never be able to pick a case! Literally every store I go into has another adorable case where I think "If I had an iPhone, I would have this case." I think I'd vote the geometric case though, I love that they threw wood in there, always a good decision!

    perfectly priya

  10. Shoot I also meant to say "I only read this post because it promised ice cream" but then there was no ice cream.

    perfectly priya

  11. Wah all your picks are so cute and just my style! just stumbled upon your blog and I really love it!

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    ps. I am hosting a giveaway on my blog and I would love it if you won! :) Enter to win artwork by Mui-ko!

  12. that bicycle print dress is so cute!! and so are the animal pillows


  13. The first dress is too adorable not to be bought <3
    Life is a romantic poem

  14. this post semi killed me- i wanted to take out my credit card and just start charging. i LOVE that sunny side up dress (and seriously, how adorable is that name?). It looks straight out of mad men and i need my hands on it. i'll just not eat dinner for a day to make up for the funds ;) #soworthit

  15. That fox pillow is so cute!

    Congrats on that ibf thing; that was a great post you did! ANd very nice of you to link to all these other posts. Gonna check some out now.

  16. I LOVE the sunnyside up dress. It's seriously so cute and I seriously want it in my closet right now.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  17. That pillow is freaking sweet! Love it :)

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