Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hey, Boo!

It is finally here!!! In support of  Harper Lee's new book Go Set a Watchman coming next month (July 14, to be precise)  Out Of Print Clothing finally released a To Kill a Mockingbird design (I don't know if you can tell, but I'm rather excited about this):

There's a tank top

…and a classic T-shirt. The design is inspired by the little presents that Boo leaves for Scout and Jem in the tree. At first I was a tiny bit disappointed when I opened the email and saw that the shirt didn't feature the cover, but now I love the idea that only those who actually read the book (or saw the movie) will get it.  Now all we need is a secret handshake.  

For more Out of Print click here, and if the wait for Go Set A Watchman is driving you crazy check out the exclusive Kindle countdown (it's free!).

Preorder Go Set A Watchman

Peace, Love, and Lobsters 

Friday, June 19, 2015

A New Leaf

I love, love, love the current seventies trend. I'll take high waisted flares over skinny jeans any day (instant super model legs!), and you know how obsessed I am with fringe on pretty much anything.  There is, however, one thing I am not as comfortable with: wild prints.  I love me some leopard, but other other than that I usually prefer solids, especially when it comes to outerwear.  But then I saw this coat:  

Miss Selfridges Coat

Maybe it's the muted color, maybe the fact that it reminds me of my mom's dining room curtains (I swear, they are the only things in the house that will never change), but for some reason I feel like I could definitely make this work.  And it's the perfect way to spice up an otherwise plain look without having to go crazy on accessories, which can be a hassle during the summer:


And the best? It's on sale! These shoes are also pretty high up on my wish list…

Do you like wild prints, or do you prefer to keep it solid? 

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Monday, June 15, 2015

Borrowed from the Boys

I spent the last month or so looking for a simple baseball tee. I did not ask for much, I simply wanted it to be A) cheap, B) lightweight and C) have a normal fit…

…an impossible task as it turns out. Every single one I found was either see-through, too boxy, or way over my price limit (I am not gonna pay more than 30 bucks for a simple T-Shirt). I had almost given up until I stumbled across this in the men's section of H&M:

H&M Men's Tee

Cheap? Check! Lightweight? Check! Normal fit? Check! 

This isn't the first time I found exactly what I was looking for in their men's section (I also love their hoodies, and pajama pants). Since their clothing runs small in general, fit usually isn't an issue, especially not with T-shirts.  So next time you find yourself looking for simple basics don't hesitate to look around the men's section – you might just get lucky (lame pun totally intended).

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Friday, June 12, 2015

Two shows to binge watch this weekend

I've always been more of a TV than a movie person, especially during the summer when I actually have the time to sit down and watch TV without any distractions. And this year my two favorite summer-shows could not be more different, but both are damn good:

Aquarius (Thursdays on NBC):

Picture: NBC
A cop drama set in Los Angeles during the late 60s?  I was in love with this before I even saw the trailer, and once I did I started counting down the days to the premiere and proceeded to watch the entire season over a weekend (NBC released it all at once, Netflix Style).  But I have to admit that my initial reaction was disappointment, not because it wasn't great but because the promos promised Manson – lots of Manson. While Charles Manson is one aspect of the show, he is not the center of it,  but about four episodes in all that was forgotten, and I could just appreciate the show as the gripping and visually stunning drama that it is.  And then there's the soundtrack, which is flawless in case you were wondering. 

UnReal (Mondays on Lifetime):

Picture: Lifetime
I really did not think I would enjoy this one. While the premise of a drama about the drama behind the scenes of a Bachelor type reality show sounds like an interesting concept, it also sounds like a little too much drama for my taste. And on top of that, I've never seen an episode of the Bachelor (or any dating competition show for that matter), so why should I bother with a fictional look at one?  But I still gave it a chance, and I am so glad I did! Even if you don't like reality shows, or rather especially if you don't like them, you will love UnReal.  It's cynical, snarky, and way darker than I expected – in other words: perfect! You can watch the first 4 episodes online - but be warned it's super addictive.  

What's on your "watch list" this summer?

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Monday, June 8, 2015

Shoe Heaven

…quite literally.  I have a confession to make: I'm a grown woman who just bought another (yes another) pair of Taylor Swift Keds.  Is there anything more juvenile than buying something designed by your favorite popstar? I think not. Do I care? Definitely not.

Just look at them:

 Get them Here

They come in the form of the classic champion, the champion with a "triple" sole, and a slip on - which is what I opted  for.  I'm not an impulse buyer when it comes to shoes, but the second I saw the seagull print they went into my shopping basket (I wasn't even looking for new shoes!). The subtle print is perfect  for summer and the perfect way to show you're a fan without dressing head to toe in merch.

Would you wear them?

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Jams

First of all, thank you for all the lovely Birthday messages!  And what better way to celebrate than with a great playlist?  And maybe it's the birthday thing, but this one is a little on the nostalgic side – but still as eclectic as always.


Want more?  Check out my other Playlists!

edit: Spotify seems to be having a little trouble with loading the last song (my fave!), 
so this youtube link will have to do for now.

Peace, Love, and Lobsters

Monday, June 1, 2015

Easy Art

I love having interesting art pieces on my walls, but at this point of my life I don't have the budget to hop from gallery to gallery and buy these pieces…

Basically there's two options, hang up some posters or get creative.  And trust me you don't need a lot of artistic expertise to create something awesome. Here are my three favorite ways to bring art into your home without breaking the bank:

1) Get a canvas and paint something:

This is the obvious one,  but it's also the one that seems to be the hardest. I've painted since I could hold a brush, entered work in art contests,  and even did little "commissions" for my parents (like a series of beach scenes to go with the Hopper print in the family room) – but you really don't need to be a good painter  to create something that looks great in your home.  The one above is the perfect example: it's sloppy, the proportions are off, and I didn't even bother  to fill in the white – but I love it because I made it for a specific space, and that's why it works.  One time I simply painted a canvas green to add some interest to a large blank space – it really doesn't get any easier than that.

2) Frame your favorites: 

These two pieces are hanging in my office. The smaller frame holds an excerpt  from a letter that F. Scott Fitzgerald  wrote to his 11 year old daughter Scottie while she was away at camp (you can read it here if you're interested), and the bigger one holds a napkin. Yes you read that right, a napkin.  The pineapple design and color went perfectly with the vibe of the room, so I figured why not? And you wouldn't believe how often people ask me where I found that gorgeous pineapple print.  

3) Go 3D:

 This one takes a little more effort than the other two (but it's so worth it).  I painted a piece of cardboard with the wall color (it's always a good idea to keep a sample size around if it's a custom color), glued it into a vintage frame. Got some wooden letters to spell my favorite word ("Serendipity"), painted them gold and glued them onto the cardboard. The result is a really nice three-dimensional piece. It also looks amazing to frame fake flowers,  model cars,  or cutlery if you are making  something for your kitchen or dining room.  

…And who knows, maybe one day your old spoon will hang in a gallery. 

Peace, Love, and Lobsters