Blush and Tumble

frosted apple

my little pony hair - nylon magazine

And in honor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:

Much love,



I know I’m the last to jump on the Polyvore train, but my return to fashion begs for a styling outlet.

It’s a learning process, but I’d like to share a couple sets that I am particularly proud of:

Lunar New Year - Jason Wu

Lunar New Year – Jason Wu by platypus in boots featuring twill pants

This set I did as a tribute to Jason Wu as part of Polyvore’s Lunar New Year Contest.
If you don’t know his work (apart from what you see above), you should, it’s beautiful.
Check it out HERE. (Be warned: there’s music)

The second was just for fun, a set based on that beautiful feathered shoe:

Parisian Phoenix

Parisian Phoenix by platypus in boots featuring flower dresses

In fact, I am devoting a page to my styling adventures, so I’m not clogging up your feeds with this over and over, but you still have easy access.
You’ll find it here (and up on my Header).

What’s your take?

Do you play with Polyvore?

Etsy Love x Graphic

The colors! The shapes.
I’m going crazy for some geometrics and bold color palettes.
Is it cabin fever? Probably.
Does that make these pieces any less AWESOME?
I submit that it does not. (pssst. Brian Regan you make me laugh. All the time. Thanks.)

soft cotton candy to deep pink plus black and white. Love.


It's a little bit carnival or Dr.Suess. Much more interesting than your average wall clock.


I never wear leggings, but I'm mesmerized by this print.



mmmmm...sequins. This IS the cat's meow.

Thanks again Etsy. The journey is always an inspiring one.

I hope you enjoyed the eye candy.
All images are linked to their respective shops.

( – pssssssssst. You should snatch these things up, because I can’t.)


Letterpress Love

Well, it just happened that several lovely letterpress artists were posting or had their work featured as inspiration. Thanks to all my sources! 1 2 3

Wiley Valentine

beautiful handmade letterpress by Wiley Valentine

Beautiful print - Island Fete - sophisticated and fun

Dude and Chick – (bonus: it’s local! yay twin cities metro area!)


Hammerpress Custom Wedding Invitations

Stunning - I love it.

Paper Monkey Press:

Paper Monkey Press Custom Wedding Invitations

Pretty and Fun!

I’d love to be able to try my hand at this someday.
I’m drooling and dreaming over here with all the possibilities.

Got any more letterpress for me?

Dreaming in crystal blue

I’m thinking of new fun things to make.
I’m at a loss though; I don’t have an idea in my head at the moment.

Looking back on recent work, I made these icy blue earrings for my sister for christmas:

ice blue crystal earrings made for my sisterSwarovski crystals and perhaps hematite (i’m not sure – unlabeled from my stash).

They’re a bit heavy, so I’d like to make something a little lighter for summer.
calvin klein spring 2004

Something that would complement this dress, perhaps? (image is calvin klein spring collection 2004 – isn’t it beautiful? understated but no less elegant – I love it)

Hmmm… maybe I’ll troll the stash to get an idea. Unless you’ve got one for me?

much love,


Oh, what a beautiful mooooorning…

It’s quite early and I love it. Here are some beautiful bits of inspiration for your day:

Flirty 1950s (Vogue 1954, I believe) –

1950s 1954 Vogue magazine neutral blouse with matching gloves coral hat capI want that coral cap.
Vogue 1950s 1954 chocolate silk taffeta gown shrug metal bars

A beautiful brown for sure, but what is up with the giant paperclip?

vogue 1950s 1954 mustard cape jacket juggling rainbow balls blue checks pink dress

Well, that’s one way to juggle (ms. blue checks is not amused)

vogue 1950s 1954 greige beige flavourings gray jacket double breasted black buttons white hat gloves

Oh greige; what is your flavouring?

Ruche‘s Spring Lookbook (part II):

Such dreamy soft colors; I’m feeling a seaside vibe, but without the overt nautical sailor-girl look, which is nice.

I love large pretty rings

That bag ❤ – pretty much my fave color too

Very pulled together; I like the shape of that belt, and the pairing with that bag…

Is it wrong of me to love the ridiculous flower pouf taking over that first hat?

The Absolutely stunning Armani Prive Couture Spring 2010 Collection:

And my previously unsorted treasure trove of beads:

Certainly less glorious here, but look at what is hidden within:

So many different colors and shapes!
And that ain’t the half of it — it took two summers to de-string and organize all 90 lbs. (- whew-)
I am going to have lots of fun creating from all of this splendor.

Hope you enjoyed my bit of musing, come back soon!

much love, kait


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