Here are a few things I’ve bought in the last couple weeks that are quickly turning into favorites:

(center) gilligan by Gilligan & O’Malley Ruffle Balconet Bra I’m in love with the whole line of lingerie from this brand, available at Target.  All of their pieces are decorated in chiffon, lace, and ruffles, and the prints are sweet (but not too twee).  And they all look so much more expensive than their Target pricetag.  Now I’m not sure where I’m going to wear this ruffled bra…but I loved it so much I had to add it to my lingerie drawer.;-)

(bottom left) Scunci Soft Cloth Rollers: I know it just looks like a wad of tissues…but these rollers are meant for curling your hair at night and then sleeping in them!  They’re each like little tiny pillows with a thin wire through the center…surprisingly comfortable.  And my hair looked great as soon as I woke up in the morning.

(bottom right) Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins: my hair is finally getting log enough to where I can twist it up in a [small and anorexic-looking] chignon.  These pins are amazing, even on shorter lengths!

(center) YSL Arty Oval Ring lookalike from La Dama (but Etsy seller Snefter was also selling these on Etsy for awhile…using the same photos…so I’m not sure if they’re selling to La Dama or what, since what I received didn’t have any Snefter branding on it and La Dama’s website made no mention of it.  V. confusing.)  In any case, it’s beautiful, chunky, and a whole lot less than the original (um, $38!!  Score.)

(left) Shimmering Knuckle Ring and Hinged Armor Ring (no longer avail.; similar here; just pull the center stone off) from Forever 21.

(top left) Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Nutrient Tablets:  Secret of models for thick, luscious hair for years – and featured last year in Vogue magazine.  That’s good enough for me! (check back in about 4-6 months re: the results of daily supplementation – if any:-)

(top middle) Goddess Hinge Bracelet from Forever 21.

(top right) Mr. Rush: I’ve finally turned my son onto the magic that is the Mr. Men series of books…and he loves them!  Many of the ones I had as a child have been lost over the years, so I recently placed an order for a group of 6 from Amazon.  Mr. Rush was always my favorite – I’m not sure if it was because he was purple (one of my favorite colors) or because he was a triangle (my favorite shape) or because he was rushing everywhere (a kindred spirit!!), but he was just awesome.

(center bottom) Target ombre socks (not available online): they also had hot pink ombre and tangerine ombre.  And I just love ombre!  They look awesome worn with a pair of summer sandals with wood heels.

A couple items I’ve also recently acquired (but forgot to include in the photograph) are:

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish in Blue-Away: the perfect robin’s egg blue for Spring/Summer.gilligan by Gilligan & O’Malley Dot Tapset (but I stitched the front opening closed on my cami so I can wear it as a layering piece in an outfit and not feel so…exposed).  It’s so silky and lovely.Forever 21 Poncho Hoodie: not quite as warm as the average hoodie, and looks great paired with something skinny (or short) on the bottom.  I may even cover the front pocket in black leather a la Alexander Wang.;-)


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