Friday Five

You guys are the best. Thank you so much for your excitement over the past few days for my hotels in Paris and Brussels and Bruges. I don’t know how you guys are going to feign interest for the next two months, let alone when I come back from the trip and then bombard you with millions and millions of pictures.

I’ve been thinking about the week and a half I’ll be gone and how I’m going to manage posting for those days. I think I can commit to keeping up my 365 while we’re over there, since it’s something as simple as posting a single photo per day. But there are a full 7 weekdays when I know I won’t be able to post regularly. If I opened those days up to having guest bloggers, would any of you be interested? It wouldn’t have to be anything fancy or elaborate; I’m thinking maybe you tell us about your favorite vacation and include a few photos. I know it’s a long way away still, so I’m just trying to gauge interest. Let me know if that’s something you’d be up for, but no pressure if you’re not.

I’ll let you lovely ladies stew on that while we take a look at this week’s Friday Five.

1. Nail Polish  / 2. Shirt / 3. Alphabet Trays / 4. Lipstick / 5. Duvet

I went to Sephora after work yesterday with my friend Anna, and we found a giant display of brightly colored nail polishes, all named after streets in London. I went home and researched Nails Inc., and found that they’re a UK based shop, so the street names make sense. For someone that loves the UK as much as I do, this is positively delightful. With color names like “Portobello,” “Jermyn Street,” and “Sloan Square,” I’m itching to head back to Sephora and pick up a few bottles. The same can be said for this orange-poppy shade of NARS matte lipstick. I tried it on with Anna and loved it, even though it is slightly garish. I talked myself out of it since it’s $24 a tube, but I think all of the pictures of me in Belgium and Paris would be made even more chic if I was sporting a bright poppy lip.

We’ve already established that I’m a sucker for anything with French words printed on it, so this Zara t-shirt is just begging me to buy it. Zara finally started offering online shopping for the US, with free shipping both ways. The only thing that’s keeping me from buying it is the size; it’s only available in Medium and Large, and it might be too big. Can’t hurt to try it though, right?

While I was in West Elm last weekend scoring a sweet deal on a new chair, I came across these little monogram glass trays. They’re sort of like oversized coasters, but with enough of a dip that you can toss a necklace or ring on them. They’re only $8 each, too! I don’t even know where I would put them, but since when has toeing the line of hoarding ever stopped me?

In case you hadn’t caught on, these Friday Fives are going to bankrupt me. Especially if I give in and purchase the Draper striped duvet set from Dwell Studio I’ve been coveting for more than a year. But there is no justification I can find for spending almost $300 on a duvet cover, when my dog insists on sleeping sprawled out on his back at the bottom of the bed and sheds everywhere. Do you know how many lint-brush sheets I go through on a daily basis trying to stem the dog hair from overrunning the bed? Despite my best efforts to keep him out of the bedroom and off of the bed, he has weaseled his way in time and time again and hogs the entire thing. This is seriously how he sleeps:

What a weirdo.

And on that note, I wish you all a very lovely weekend. What are your plans for St. Patty’s Day? I’ll be spending the day trying to avoid it, personally. Despite my name actually meaning Ireland I am not even 1% Irish. Have a great one, kiddos!

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  • I’ll do one chicken! And after reading Lauren’s blog yesterday I know exactly what it’s going to be too! Exciting!

    Those trays look really cool but do you know what, I didn’t think they were trays, i thought they were icons. I think you should make those into your social media buttons as they look really cool.

    Love the lipstick, love the t shirt.

    And you know what that picture of fitz reminds me of? Have you seen barely feral? http://barelyferal.tumblr.com/ The funniest blog I have ever seen. But really gross. You should put Fitz on it!

    Have a lovely weekend chicken x

    • Yes! I’m so excited! Thank you for agreeing, I was hoping you would. We’ll hammer out the logistics as it gets closer, but I can’t wait!

      Oh my god, that site is hilarious! Thanks for the link! That will be filed under my “Need a Chuckle” folder. Teehee, cats. xo

  • I love the idea of guest blogs. I say go for it!

    I’m still missing my lipstick that I tweeted about a few days ago, and now I’m wondering if I should hold off replacing it until fall and go with a more spring-like color. But which spring-like color? That’s the dilemma!

    Like Annie, I didn’t think the trays were trays. I thought they were those little magnets that everyone was making these days. I think some LWN magnets would be a great thing to have.

    Since Neel’s half Irish, I always feel like that gives us a pass. We’ll be headed to baseball practice and trying to recreate one of the cocktails that we had on our trip to C-town.

    • Awesome! Would you want to take a stab at a post? I know you have a lot on your plate normally, so hopefully it wouldn’t stress you out unnecessarily. If it’s not your cup of tea, no sweat!

      I’ve seen hot pink and this orange-y color being referenced a lot for spring. You could always replace your classic red AND treat yourself to a nice spring color, too! Look at me, enabling you. Shame on me.

      Let me know how the cocktail turned out! I’m a terrible mixologist so I usually settle for drinks that have only 1 thing in them aside from the liquor. Haha.

  • That Draper duvet by Dwell Studio has been on my wish list for. like. ever. Like you, I just can’t pull the trigger. I did find a substitute for T’s bed over at West Elm. I’m sure you’ve seen their version, right? With your mad discount skills, you could probably get WE’s duvet at a sixth of the cost of Dwell’s.
    I think that poppy orange would look really nice on you. I think you could also rock the bright pink lipstick that’s been hitting the scene lately (see Funny Face by Nars). Either way your pout will be pretty.
    Annie is definitely on to something by suggesting that those WE plates would make great buttons for your site. They even match your header.
    I’m with you on St. Patty’s Day so, no plans. Have a great weekend, E!

    • So sorry, Erin. I forgot to mention that I would be happy to do a guest post. Fun!

      • Awesome! Yes! I finally get to return the favor after you let me guest post on yours. Wonderful! xo

    • That Dwell set is too gorgeous but too expensive. If you sign up for emails from them though you get 15% off your next purchase (so they say, I’m still waiting on my coupon!). They did have a sale a few months ago that took $30 off the cost and I should’ve snatched them up there. Sigh, maybe one day!

      I love all of the color names Nars has. I use their blush, in Orgasm, and still giggle whenever I think about that. Funny Face is just too cute. With your complexion you could easily rock that orange-y shade of Heat Wave and look fierce!

    • I’ve got funny face by Nars and it’s fab! And I used Deep Throat and Sex Appeal blushers. Nars colours are awesome and Sex Appeal is the best ever blusher I’ve found for my deathly pale skin.

  • Hey. Sure if you want me to guestblog, I will ( will need to catch up on shopping, watching crap Tv, eating junk chocolates etc) Only kidding. you watch ‘Homeland’ and had a boyfriend who gave you food awareness!

    Can’t believe you posted Fitz’s picture:)

    Have a good weekend love.

    • Ha! Luckily it would be a personal story, you wouldn’t have to keep in line with the content on here! I’m happy you’re in! We’ll figure out the details as it gets closer, but yay!

      I know, Fitz is going to kill me when he realizes. He’ll be so embarrassed. His fault for sleeping like that, though! xo

  • I’ll totally guest post, if you like! I have a rad story about accidentally driving up a dried riverbed to the deep-in-the-forest scene of a Mafia meeting in Sicily (we were so lost) and getting my cheek pinched by the Don as he rattle-chested-ly laughed and said something in Italian.

    Er, basically that’s the whole story though. Snort.

    • Yes!! You must. I’ll pretend I don’t know anything about it, and besides, you’re going to end up writing a longer and much more hilarious Süsk-like version of it I’m sure. Ooh eeee I’m so excited! Thanks for agreeing to play along!

  • Love, love, love them all, including the red lippy. I’d love to be able to apply it and then pull it off but it would look crap on my thin lips.

    A guest post, yeah I’d give it a go!

    • I think bright lipstick is universally appealing! No matter what you think your lips look like or anything, it looks good on everyone! I’m sure you’d look hot :)

      Yay! So happy you’re in! xo

  • I think if you’re going to have a week of guest posts you should have a unifying theme. Like, the best place we’ve been in the world or something?

  • Hey, I just came across your blog, I think via my Scandinavian home, but anyway I love your posts but felt compelled to comment on this one as my dog, border collie, sleeps the same way, showing everything off but I heard that when dogs are truly happy in their environment and with their owners/pack/human servants that they sleep that way, all upside down and showing off their nuts. I’m not sure that makes it any better? Enjoy the trip to Europe, I’m in Sweden.
    Delia

    • Ha! That definitely helps explain it, thanks Delia! I’m glad to know it’s a sign of comfort not that my dog is secretly an exhibitionist. I’m so jealous you’re in Sweden, that’s been at the top of my list to visit forever!!