August 25, 2009

Waning Days of Summer

Yesterday's post was all about fall, but today I'd like to slow down and enjoy the waning days of summer. Here's my Etsy roundup of everything you'll need to celebrate the season.

First, throw on this Mexican Bird Sunshine dress from JessJamesJake and call up your friends!

Pair the dress with these perfect summer hoops from Favor Jewelry. I picked up a pair myself and have been wearing them with everything!

You and your guests can recline on Plum Cushion's Palm Springs terry cloth cushions:

Sip margaritas served in this green glass pitcher from Sparker Shop:

Serve appetizers on these sunny yellow platters:

Wrap up with dessert in these fetching yellow sorbet cups:

And ensure you'll enjoy summer all year long by picking up a print from JP Greenwood:

Top photo also from JP Greenwood.

August 24, 2009

Getting Ready for Fall

Let's face it, it never truly gets COLD in Los Angeles. So when catalog after catalog arrives bursting at the seams with winter coats, I get jealous. Not so much for the extreme weather found in other locales, but for the wardrobe.

I think I've stumbled up a good compromise: the cape. Stylish and warm, and here in LA you could probably wear one with a white tank top underneath!

Here are a few of my favorites, the first is from Anthropologie:

A close up:

A vintage orange/coral cape from JessJamesJake:

Another lovely option from Anthropologie:

Diane von Furstenberg's stylish take for fall:

August 12, 2009

Busy, Busy

*UPDATE: Sparker Shop will be at the Silver Lake Craft* Art & Vintage Fair this weekend, Saturday, September 12 from 10am to 4pm. Come say hi!*

Busy, busy. Doing what? Well, for one thing, I have been getting ready to participate in my first vintage fair! This Saturday, August 15th, I will have a booth at the Silver Lake Craft* Art & Vintage Fair. The Sparker Shop booth will be open for business from 10am to 4pm, so if you are in the area please be sure to stop by. And I can't make any guarantees, but the last time I was at the fair, which occurs every Saturday, the Border Grill taco truck made an appearance.

To prepare, I have been gathering lots of special goodies which include the items in my shop, succulents and herbs planted in vintage vessels (talk about a wonderful hostess gift!) as well as the framed vintage bow ties pictured below.

Hope to see you there!