Current Obsession: Catbird

I’m going to be honest here, this is actually a “by association” obsession. My roommate Britt loves Catbird (located in Williamsburg in BK) and I love everything she gets there SO… I won’t allow myself to visit the store. But I will make a trip up there soon on a day my self control is at a good level (I’m doing some conditioning for this by browsing the website regularly).

If you’ve caught midi-ring fever (it’s a thing) then this is the place to stock up. The rings really are so simple, but, if you are like me and do things like wear a midi-ring around your house to get comfortable with it, then simple is perfect. It’s also nice because then you can wear a lot of them and not give off a Liberace vibe (creepy, gaudy, etc. for those of you who don’t want to Google):

Catbird Anatomy of a Stack

Image c/o Catbird Jewelry website

You can also look really trendy whilst helping a child blow his nose:

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Image c/o Catbird Jewelry website

Sorry I just had to.

Okay so…not only do they have amazing jewelry:

Catbird Collage

They also have beauty and home products, and cute cards. Please see below for the only greeting card you will ever need. I mean, this could really work for any occasion:

You're Magical card

If you ever find yourself in Williamsburg, definitely make it a point to stop into Catbird (and take me with you!). If you don’t live in New York, or if you’re just not in the mood to bob and weave through groups of dirty hipsters, check out their website here.

PS – Check out some more of our favorite midi-rings that you can mix in with the ones you are sure to purchase from Catbird:

XO
JD

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The J.Crew news you need to know – April Edition

 

 

 

 

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Flashback Friday: Faves from JCrew Catalogs of 2006…

While I don’t miss the bootcut jeans, bermuda shorts, or cargo chinos of ’06, I’m still rather fond of the following…
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 This outfit, does it come in my size? (This catalog featured the debut of Crewcuts!)

JCrew-Catatlog-Plaid-2006 Mother-Daughter Madras. Because: adorable.

JCrew-Catalog-2006-fish-in-the-sea-dress I must eBay stalk this fish print dress… 

JCrew-Denim-Vest Denim vest done right (still not sure I could pull it off, but I’ll pretend I can)

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Navy Blue Swiss Dot Top

JCrew-Catatlog-Sweater The always-in-style Navy Blue V-neck Sweater (I wear mine religiously)

JCrew-Catalog-2006-Argyle I love the look on the left from the knees up. Pretty sure I tried to copy this knee-high look back in ’06..I now realize how ridiculous I looked.

JCrew-Catatlog-Striped-Skirt This striped skirt (and striped wallpaper). Can I have it?

JCrew-Catatlog-Bikini-Seersucker Seersucker swimwear is always a good idea. I liked it then (note: dog ear) and I like it now!

And polka dots? Yes, polka dots are also always a good idea. JCrew-Polka-Dot-Bikini-Top

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I had this bow dress in fuschia. Then had to gift it to my roommate because I was only a size 0 for like, 2 months.

JCrew-Catalog-Wedding-Dress And whatever happened to this $470 wedding dress? Seriously – $470?? #BringItBack

What are your favorite JCrew styles of yesteryear?

XO,

Marty

P.S. There’s a sale on current J.Crew items.
Shop it here:

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  1. TeriLynn13

    I miss the different variations of beach dresses that came out every year, they were fun and casual with a decent price point. Most of the dresses now are too formal for my lifestyle in the summer. The beach dresses were super versatile. How could they not bring that seersucker eyelet bikini back!

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Friday Favorites – April Edition

What We’re Into Right Now…

SPRING!
Fiiiiiinally. We’re loving spring dresses like these ones:


Dainty Jewelry
These gold pieces from gorjana and griffin are GORGEOUS!

 

Whole Foods Gelato
I’m partial to the strawberry, but they all look divine…
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Cute Babies
Upon entering their home, new parents H&C handed me a beer and a baby. Cute-newborn-baby I didn’t complain about it.

Anything Black, Gold, & Vintage (vintage-inspired counts, too)
Which is my I’m so in love with my new Kate Spade Odometer iPhone Case!
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Speaking of vintage things, I’m pretty pumped to attend Junk Bonanza this Saturday. It’s like walking into a giant treasure chest of vintage + antique goodness. I’ll be tweeting and gramming my finds here and here.

XO,

Marty

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My Bittersweet Birthday

So, I turned 25 last week. It was a bittersweet experience. Just before midnight Jewlz (my friend since Kindergarten. Scratch that, 5th grade – she was a bully in kindergarten) texted me a sweet little emoji-laden happy birthday message noting that it’s now acceptable to lie about my age. That’s what she does, and that’s what I plan on doing.

Too add to the bittersweetness, my April 3 bday (which is typically springlike and lovely) got hit by a blizzard. Like, a serious blizzard. So yeah, it snowed on my parade.

North-Loop-Minneapolis Photo Cred: my friend Carrie – @carrielmcgregor on Instagram!

A stark contrast to last year when I was in Cabo (85 and sunny) with Matt. This year he was traveling for work, then had to head back to Chi, so I don’t get to see him for a few weeks : ( Cabo-Beach-Photo

Ok, ok, enough complaining. On to the sweet part! Specifically cupcakes! And cake! And cocktails! And tulips! I have the best friends : )

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And the really sweet part? My best friends’ baby was born at 9:00am on my bday. In Wisconsin. Guess who was born at 9:30am on April 3rd in WI? ME. Seriously, what are the chances? I was placing bets on him coming March 17th so I was not expecting this at all. It was super fun though, we drank beer at the hospital (Helen’s husband packed a cooler and set of signature pint glasses. Obviously.) We remained entertained for hours as Baby Theo made funny faces and the occasional tiny pterodactyl noise. What a little cutie pie!

Cutie-Pie

Also, he insisted on taking his first selfie with Auntie Marta.
Newborn-Baby-Selfie

I kinda treated myself to a new car, too. My lease was just about up so it was necessary, but I’m sure the quarter-life crisis in me made it difficult to decline an upgrade, so I went for it. But before I acquired that shiny black car I bought what I thought would be my one and only splurge to myself… a shiny black pair of discount designer shoes (thanks Opitz Outlet –just my size–nothing short of miraculous)!

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Sometimes, you fall head over heels for a pair of heels and just can’t help but purchase them and put them on a pedestal. Or in this case, a cake stand.

As bitter/sweet as this bday was, I‘m really look forward to the next, because I must cross that brdige before THE WEDDING, and I have a feeling Baby Theo will stick his face in a cake and it will be super entertaining.

XO,

Marty

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The Spring Sale Roundup: Early April Edition

So many great sales going on right now!

1. Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale {as detailed by Jocelyn here}

2. Sephora Beauty Insiders Get 15% Off!

A few of our faves

3. J.Crew has EXTRA 30% off sale items and extra 50% off final sale items – ENDS TODAY!
Use code: SHOPNOW
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A few of our faves

4. BHLDN is having a GREAT BIG SALE (as Aislinn has so kindly alerted us!)

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Warning: You may fall in love with a few items then come to realize that your size is SOLD OUT. Just a heads up!

XO,

Marty

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Kate Spade Friends & Family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No not Christmas, but maybe even better. Friends & Family sales are popping up all over (one of our faves, Bloomingdale’s has their sale going on now)! Even though I love a good site-wide sale anywhere, I always get the most excited about Kate Spade. For me, purchasing something from KSNY is a treat and it’s great when I can make that investment a little more wallet friendly. Through tomorrow, use the code S14FFUS to receive 25% off your entire purchase! I’ve picked out some of my favorites below (to be completely honest it was hard to keep it to just a short list of items).

I definitely got a little carried away in the jewelry section. When there are bows and nautical references involved I just can’t help myself. But honestly, how perfect are the Secret Garden studs for the spring and summer? Day and nighttime outfit potential.

I’m trying to curb my purse addiction (the fact that switching purses and then later having to go through all of them to look for something I’m missing is something I truly hate helps this), but I of course, still found a few I could probably convince myself to purchase ;)

The Catherine Street Pippa comes in such a classic shape and color combo. This would be so perfect for day-to-day, running errands, meeting up for brunch…

Catherine Street Pippa

 

Loving the Cedar Street Monday for a summer night out to hold just the essentials (and isn’t the color just perfect?!)

Cedar Street Monday

 

One last thing because, seriously, this is perfection. I need this dress and I want to wear it no matter where I’m going. The bow on the back makes it irresistible.

Tanner Dress

 

What are your favorite picks from the sale, or what have you already purchased? Tell us in the comments!

XO

JD

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Throwback Thursday: The JCR Girls do Dallas

Last April we met up in Dallas – our very first trip to this delightful city! We had so much fun meeting bloggers, exploring Uptown and enjoying the perks of Hotel Zaza. We’re extremely excited to return in a few short weeks! So as a Throwback Thursday, we felt it appropriate to revisit Dallas Trip #1 and mentally prepare ourselves for Trip #2 later this month.

First of all, Hotel Zaza is absolutely amazeballs. I mean, how cute is their backyard pool? And decor? And every aspect of this trendy boutique hotel?
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Parties are fun, too.

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Especially when they’re hosted by Tieks and include champagne and candy.
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*It’s not a peace sign, it’s a 2 – I had to text Krueges3 a Happy 2-Year Anniversary!

We had a delicious brunch at Villa-O. Not gonna lie, the service was terrible. We got ignored and for some reason cycled thru like three waiters, but the location was adorable and once we finally received them, we didn’t complain about the bottomless Sfuzzis.
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The weather is what really made us happy. Seeing as winter extends thru May in the Midwest, we were happy to soak up the sun. Even though it wasn’t bikini weather, we still managed to enjoy the poolside sunshine. {Note: That’s the Fast Company issue featuring Jenna Lyons that included a shout-out to The JCR Girls! We about died when we saw it in print – picked up a copy at the airport en route to Dallas last year!}

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Suggestions for what we should see and do in Dallas this year? Comment below, or tweet us @TheJCRGirls

Speaking of Dallas, have you tried Dallas by Benefit? We’re Obsessed!

Dallas-Blush-Benefit-Review

XO,
Marty

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Brighter Days Ahead

So my black, grey, and navy wardrobe is really starting to get me down. Despite the fact that the temps for most of this week were in the 20′s and 30′s…it’s technically Spring so I can start really thinking about what to stock my closet with to brighten it up! Here are the pieces I’m absolutely loving for the brighter days ahead…

Oh, and make sure to check out Gap like NOW! They are having 40% off site/store-wide through today. What better time to scoop up some of their cute pieces like this (could the back be any more perfect?!)

XO
JD

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