Friday Five

To answer everyone’s burning question (another pun!! I am on a roll) from yesterday, NO WAY will I burn that fishy candle. No sir. That is purely for decoration and I’m keeping it far away from matches in case it somehow spontaneously lights itself. You can never be too careful.

This week absolutely flew by for me, did it feel that way for anyone else? I can’t believe it’s Friday again so quickly.

1. Dress / 2. Light / 3. Pitcher / 4. Dr. Bonner’s Soap / 5. Keane

When we were in Bruges I stopped into a Mango store to browse and fell in love with that pleated dress. I don’t know what stopped me from buying it (the conversion rate wasn’t awesome, I guess?) but I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Well, up until Monday, when I found out that Mango has US stores (who knew?!) and it was on sale. I adore the micro-pleats and the colors are just spectacular. There’s a pretty deep slit down the back that I’m probably going to sew up with a light stitch  so that it’s work appropriate, but it just seems like the perfect dress for summer. And since summer means cook-outs and iced tea and sangria (to me, at least), this glass drink pitcher seems like the perfect vintage-y touch. Plus, it will look cool just sitting on your counter, too.

Not that I have a need for yet another West Elm light in the house right now, but I’m pretty smitten with the industrial chicness of that sconce. I love the antique look of the mirror and that Edison bulb. Sam, it would look pretty neat in your new bathroom, don’t you think? My dad always used this Dr. Bonner’s peppermint soap in the bathroom, and the smell will always remind me of him. I love that it’s all purpose, meaning you can wash your face or your hands or your hair with it (not that I would), but I love the cluttered typography on the label even more. Have you ever used it? I’m always amazed at how seemingly universal this stuff is.

Ever since I saw Keane last Saturday I’ve been listening to them non-stop on my iPod. Reading on my commute has been replaced with popping my earbuds in, and keeping them in at my desk all day. I’ve drained the battery on my iPod twice just listening to their albums over and over. I think I’ve reached a totally new level of adoration after seeing them live. Now if only that screenprint would get here…

What are you guys up to this weekend? My twin nieces turned 6 (oh my god I am old) this week so we’re having a family party on Sunday. And let’s be honest, I’ll probably end up at IKEA at some point, too. Have a great one, lovelies, and stay cool!

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  • I’m sure I’m not telling you something you don’t already know, but Pottery Barn has all their drink dispensers on sale right now. But you knew that, right?

    Dinner party tonight. They’re newbies, so that involves a certain level of preparation. I’m still trying to decide between chilled green beans or a shrimp salad along with our grilled chicken. Trying out a new farmers market tomorrow and Cal’s baseball party is on Sunday. Pool party. Because going to a pool with a bunch of semi-strangers is so awesome.

    That dress however, is awesome.

  • Sounds like a fun birthday weekend. Dinner tonight with old co-workers and the rest of the weekend will be up to my discretion! It’ll be the first one that I’m spending in town in awhile so that’s super nice

  • I have another 45 minutes at work left but finished everything that needed to be done and now I’m pretending to be busy until I leave. Good time to write some comments ;) My plans for the weekend are to have fun fun fun and celebrate my friend’s wedding! Love Dr. Bonner’s soap too, alternating between Peppermint and Lavender. That dress is so cute! Have seen a lot of pleats lately and bought myself two pleated skirts at Forever21…Have a great weekend!

  • A lovely collection- especially that giant jug. I want to fill it with sloe gin and tonic and place my head under the spout for the rest of this god-forsaken “summer” we’re having. Today I wore thick tights, a coat, a scarf, and a woolen hat. It’s July in a week.

    Grumblegrumblegrumble.

  • Hanging out with you at your favorite aunts house

  • If your old, then that makes me dead. :)
    I do love that dress. It screams summer to me.
    I’ve never used that soap, but I bet it smells delicious.
    So, the husband is away this weekend. The kids and I will try to keep ourselves entertained. Go visit my sister down in San Diego and meet up with other family for dinner. Nothing too crazy.
    Hope you have a great weekend. Sending birthday wishes to your nieces.

  • I LOVE THE LIGHT!! that would look amazing in my bathroom, thanks so much for pointing it out for me. And it’s a good price at £77. Mmmm, you’ve got me thinking and re-arranging the design now. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend with your nieces, that’s a lovely age. I have twin nieces who are almost turning 8 (going on 18) x

  • Loooove the dress! Instead of stitching up the back, just wear a white tank under it for work. Then you can still bare a little skin on a night out :)

  • I was going to say the same as Anna! Just wear a camilsole.
    ‘sew up with a light stitch’ wtf? since when were you crafty Erin? do you have hidden seamstress talents?
    I love the dress.
    Gosh all that typography on the bottle. What on earth does it all say?
    do you think someone stole your ipod to stop you singing along wtih the hobbit?
    Please can you now buy a smart phone so we can connect on instagram. We all miss you there. Well me and Lauren do anyway. I’m speaking for her, she’s not actually said that but I reckon she does.