9.12.2011

Some Scenes From the Weekend...

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!

8 comments:

Kelly and Kelly said...

it looks great, love your purchases. and yes, the mindful consumption stuff. it makes so much sense to buy something handmade and local, or in the US.

Nomadic D. said...

Sounds lovely! That white foldover clutch is gorgeous. And I find myself drooling over stuff in Michelle's store all the time, and also truly inspired by it all. That's the beauty of thoughtfully made and curated pieces, they inspire not just lust but also action. Also warms my heart to think of your little one auditioning for the nutcracker, I did it as a wee one for years and loved all of it (except the auditioning part).

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TX Girl said...

I was sad to miss the pop up shop. I would have loved to see all the Claire goodies.

Congrats on your mindful consumption!

Jiyoonie said...

the blouse and necklace (and of course the CV clutches) are all so beautiful. thanks for sharing!

Megan Taylor said...

aww! Fingers crossed for the Nutcracker. I have such good memories of dancing in ballet performances when I was little. I felt so pretty in the tutus and wreaths!

G said...

Wish I was in Dallas as the whole concept looks great. Thoughtful consumption and uniquely crafted items - love! any plans for pop ups in other cities?

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Heather Taylor said...

love the shopping for a new economy - i couldn't agree more! fingers crossed indeed! that would be beyond cute

saltandpine said...

I love all your picks as usual, but that necklace is unbelievably awesome!