My goodies from the Pretty Mommy pop-up shop -- Rachel Rose silk tee, Object and Totem necklace, Upstate scarf, Clare Vivier blue pebbled flat clutch + white foldover clutch...
So much Clare Vivier goodness, I had to include two photos...
It was a doozy of a weekend... Admittedly there were a few late nights leading into it, and you know late nights aren't really my M.O. (but we had to unpack and set-up all the lovely goods for the pop-up shop + a few FNO activities may have beckoned), so it's safe to say that by Sunday I was completely fried.
But all was worth it, as getting to dive into a project with Michelle and Christine was beyond satisfying... Here's the thing about those two wildly inspiring women -- they are the ultimate enablers of "mindful consumption". As shopkeepers (both virtual and brick and mortar) they slog through the "muchness" to curate and sell (and in Christine's case, make) thoughtful things they believe in. Each time Christine and I opened a box of Michelle's wares, we would (literally) gasp. Everything was so crafted and special and well-made...like little works of art in the form of bags and necklaces and silk tees and hand-dyed scarves.
In fact, when I took some time to look back over the few things I acquired for myself from the pop-up shop, I realized every. single. item. was handmade, by women, in the U.S., in a totally unique way... I feel like I will have these things forever. I think this is shopping for a new economy friends.
In other weekend news, Audrey tried out for the Nutcracker on Saturday (fingers crossed) and then joined up with some of her buddies for a fun father/daughter camping trip. (It was her yen and yang moment -- ballet followed by chasing frogs in the mud.) While they were away enjoying the great outdoors, Millie and I partook in all sorts of goodness...drawing, cuddling, swimming, an epic game of charades. I reveled in her a bit, which was pretty great.
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!