Fun things to keep you from actual work!
+I am totally loving these old-school Salt Water sandals in red, seen on Jenny Gordy's blog. (I'm also loving her heart doormat. Ack! Cute!) I would have never picked them out in a store, but on a person, they've got a great, retro, running-around-the-playground kind of vibe. Also: Do not miss the insanely adorable dresses she crafted for Mizutamago. Swoon.
+I am completely in awe of Tricia and her restyled denim dress, which I completely covet. I've been obsessed with bib-front dresses lately, mostly due to this handmade one, which I first spotted on Wardrobe Remix.
+Jo did a fab piece on blogger/designer Courtney Russell that you can see on Cookie's site. That squirrel is phenomenal.
+This is not really fashion-y, but I totally love Storked!, by a 26-year-old single mom-to-be. Cool moms are always awesome.
+As if you needed more reason to stock up on works from young and emerging artists: Design*Sponge shows just how eye-catching a collection of cool, varied artwork can be. Get thee to Etsy, stat!
+Did you know? Nesting dolls are the new black! They're such an iconic, versatile item, it's really no wonder (though the author puts her money on acorns). Billet Doux on Haji Lane has a great range of products in Ivana Helsinki's Maatuska print that I've been drooling over for weeks.
+Fashionologie directed me to this profile on the gorgeous and tragic Isabella Blow. Last year, I attended India Fashion Week and Isabella was also there. My seat was usually right across the runway from hers and I spent the week marveling at her amazing hats and clothes. (We didn't quite "meet" but I did fix the buttons on the back of her dress at one point, and she smiled and said hello every time we passed thereafter.) She was in very bad shape even then, which was sad and unfortunate, but she was still clearly amazing. The profile gave me goosebumps; she's a true style icon and a total inspiration.
+Er, and on a very unrelated, body odor-specific note: Bunnyshop has totally swayed me into trying Nivea spray deodorant. Stay tuned for the full report!