10.23.2009

Blogger's Favorites -- Laura of Ascot Friday



I first stumbled upon Laura’s most excellent blog after being blown away by the photos of her son Hudson’s genius Where the Wild Things Are first birthday party (above) over at Party Perfect.

The lady is seriously creative and stylish (which is really no surprise, as she’s also a visual manager for Anthropologie.) I especially love her cool, laid back Southern California aesthetic…

So without further ado, Herewith Laura’s favorites. Enjoy!


Succulents -- A pot full of mixed succulents makes me happy. I especially enjoy the easy maintenance, and they make great gifts.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich -- I eat this for lunch almost everyday. I guess I am a creature of habit, but they just taste so darn good!


Palm Springs -- Someday I will retire here, in an amazing mid-century modern home. Until then I try to visit as much as possible. I am partial to the Parker Palm Springs. (here's a tip: sign up for their mailing list, they offer some amazing deals during the off season)


Sue London Ballet Flats -- I live in these. They are so comfortable and add a bit of class to every outfit. I am on my second black pair, (the first lasted me 3 years). Plus they fold up into a small little pouch that makes them perfect for travel.


Pandora -- Every time I am listening to Pandora Internet radio I am in awe that it is FREE! Where else can you have a personal DJ at your beckon call? It is also a great way to discover new music. (Plus you can impress your friends with your extensive play list).


Kate Moss -- My longtime fashion muse. Every time I see a picture of her I am inspired. If you don't have a muse, get one. I highly recommend it.


Target -- Pathetic enough as it sounds, I make an appearance here at least once a week. Where else can you get shampoo, milk, a prescription, a crock pot and a Anna Sui dress all in one location? Target is one of the smartest companies around, and they have me pegged.


Forever 21 accessories -- Seriously. Have you seen the jewelry here as of late? I can't get enough. I get so many compliments on all the pieces I have bought from here. Tip: go often, (or check on line frequently) the good stuff goes quick.


JBrand Black Skinnies -- Every girl needs a pair of black skinnies in their closet. They are the perfect compliment to any top. Plus they are so easy to dress up and down. (they look amazing with ballet flats). I recommend Jbrand, they have a ton of stretch, but don't do that annoying stretching out that other brands do.


Estate Sales -- The thrill I get searching through others peoples stuff is unexplainable. It is also pretty interesting to see how people live. I have found some of my greatest treasures at estate sales. Check out pennysaverUSA to find one near you.

16 comments:

Bluebelle said...

Mmm yummy, peanut butter and jelly!

tammy said...

great list! my husband and i listened to that sufjan album so much when we were first falling in love -- our son's middle name is michigan.

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

Great list!

Enyasi said...

What a great list... I love how you displayed everything.... I am also a fan of peanut butter & jelly and Target. Nice to find your blog!

bebonita said...

Ditto! Pretty sure that covers all my favs too. Great list. And Laura, love your blog!

Joanna said...

I ADORE my Sue Londons. I have two pairs which are sadly coming undone, but they had a good run: about three years for me, as well. Luckily a boutique close to my apartment sells them, so I might just pop inside over the weekend. They are SUPER comfy.

karey m. said...

jbrand skinnies. done.

{it was the confidence and surety with which she recommended them. it so worked. my fave faves yet.}

Kim in the Cove said...

I love your Friday guest bloggers but * wow * this week I am walking away with newfound knowledge. So excited to find estate sales nearby and checkout Forever 21 (a store I have always ignored) for accessories.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

This is awesome and I am now officially in love with Sue London flats! And too true....Target has me pegged too! Thanks for sharing all of this loveliness with us!
xo
Melis

Helen James said...

I love that list , those sue london flats are top of my xmas wish list

Jane Flanagan said...

I've been wondering about buying some Sue London flats online for a while now. This endorsement is very welcome!!

The Brocantess said...

Such a pretty sequined top! Love the Anthropologie heels from the other day too.

Barbie said...

Great blog! I would love some more tips on finding estate sales. I tried the Penny Saver, typing in my local city (SLC), and a bunch of homes on shortsell/foreclosure came up. How do you find an actual estate sale? I would really appreciate any guidance. Thanx.

seesaw designs said...

pandora is definitely my friend.

Apt. #34 said...

This is a perfect list!

Jennie Horn said...

Since our tastes are so similar on most things, I took a hint and ordered some gold Sue London flats! Thanks :)

jennie@shopsecondbase.com