Friday, January 29, 2010

What I Want This Weekend, January 29th, 2010

I wish I weren't so materialistic sometimes, but the fact is

I like things.

Specifically, I like

pretty things.

& now I have

a little girl that I get to buy pretty things for.
& a house that I get to buy pretty things for.
& on&on it goes...

So here are some pretty things I've come across this week,

from some blog
or catalog
or friend
or magazine
or another;
or just from my own browsing&shopping&surfing,

that I need to convince My Prince to dole out the cash for...

As you know from my earlier post, I have to find something cute&fabulous for Pretty Little Bare Feet's Valentine's Day. I'm already getting to the point that I'm thinking, "Another stuffed animal?" But this one is so cute that I think we could find a place for it. & My Prince has already agreed we can take her to the Workshop (for the first time!), & get one of these for Valentine's Day. Yay!

Burberry Plaid Bathing Suit

I saw a post on a celeb baby blog somewhere that featured a celeb tot sporting this. I can't even remember who it was, Honor Warren, maybe? Anyway, Pretty Little Bare Feet currently has two bathing suits:

one by Mary Engelbreit, which I think she's already outgrown;

& this one from Lilly Pulitzer, which should be fine for our beach trip next month, but which I'm sure she'll have outgrown by summer.

So I was thinking, oh, this Burberry bathing suit will be the perfect little preppy indulgence for Pretty Little Bare Feet to splash around in this summer. It seems, however, that the official Burberry website, as well as Saks, is already out of stock on this. But I found it on the website for a shop in Arkansas, 3 Monkeys Children's Boutique; & I happen to have a good friend that lives close to it & shops for her own spoiled littles there.

(She sent gifts for Pretty Little Bare Feet from there - some adorable Juicy Couture bibs&pacis that she still uses, & the cutest little pink velour Juicy romper.)

So I may just have to call her & have her wander over to see if they have any bathing suits in the appropriate size. If My Prince can bear to pay that much for a bathing suit for a toddler (surely he will; the Lilly was almost that much?).

I've also found a couple others I love, in case we can't find the Burberry.

Loria Bathing Suit in Belmont Pink by Ralph Lauren

Moving on...

I spotted this on the Finer Things blog. I love this blog, & Fine Stationery is one of my newest favorite stationery shops. I had to break out of my usual go-to places for stationery, to find Raggedy Ann invitations for Pretty Little Bare Feet's birthday party. I'm so glad I did! Everybody complimented the lovely invitations, & the customer service & shipping from Fine Stationery were great! I've also been finding a lot of other pretty things on their website that interest me! the plates! I don't know if I can convince My Prince to let me order these until I switch out the table linens with the seasons. But won't they be lovely on my favorite spring/summer table linens? Oh, wait, y'all haven't seen those yet! Those are queued up for my first Style Me Monday post. ;)


AE Skinny Cord in Hampshire Blue

I know, I know, I know. I really must

let go,
& grow up,

But a lot of my casual everyday clothes from high school & college were from there, & some of those things I still hang on to, year after de-cluttering year. Every now&then, they'll have a season just full of cute little preppy things - & so inexpensive, too.

Like addition to those cute little pastel cords (which are on clearance for $12!!!), they have all of this cute nautical stuff right now, little silver anchor bracelets&rings&things.

& I just adore this little AE Tote Bag in Natural

So I may get those cords because they are such a good deal, & I don't have any in that color. & I may get some of those nautical accessories. But I probably won't get the little tote bag.

Because My sweet, sweet Prince pre-ordered the Lilly Pulitzer Pandamonium original tote for me for my birthday!!! YAY, & Happy Birthday to MEEE!

(Do you want to see it again?!)

(Also a fresh bouquet of sunflowers on my bedside table, & sweet cards from My Prince & Pretty Little Bare Feet...I won't be obnoxious & share all of the other lovely gifts I've received. But my mama & My Prince have good taste, & I feel very blessed&grateful&loved.)

T.G.I.F.! What do YOU want this weekend?


  1. Thanks for the mention :-) This weekend I want to find a new chair/ottoman for our living room as well as table runners for my valentine's day party table! Heading to Pottery Barn (wish me luck!).

    P.S.-- That Burberry swimsuit is too cute!

  2. Those mini swimsuits are adorable!

    I want my husband to at home with me this
    weekend and NOT working in the snow all day! :(

  3. These are the reasons that God gave me a boy...less tempting to want buy for (well unless you could cute shirts from etsy)!

    If you do take the little princess to build-a-bear you will have a blast. Jameson went for the first time a few months ago and now loves playing on their website!

  4. Good luck on any shopping jaunts, ladies! The weather is so dreary here that we've only ventured out to the library today.

    My Prince did not like the Le Top monokini. He said it was silly. I thought it was adorable, & it doesn't look like we're going to find the Burberry one. I think I can surely find something more colorful&fun than the Ralph Lauren one, though, so, oh, darn, I guess I'll have to keep shopping! Ha!

    Jill, thank God for Etsy. I buy all of my cute baby boy gifts from there, & it never fails that the recipient's mommy exclaims, "WHERE did you find such cute BOY clothes?" =) I'm excited for Build-a-Bear myself!

  5. I think I'll take that Burberry suit for my Bug too! (...and one in a Mama size for me too!)