Friday, July 8, 2011
Friday Faves: Orange you glad it's Friday?
This week's Friday Faves is brought to you by the color orange. I wanted to make a cute mood board for it...but then I got lazy. So, maybe next time you'll be visually satisfied by one of my color posts.
Lately, I've been noticing that orange isn't really all that bad as an accent color. Sure, it's no mustard yellow, but it's a great pop of color! Looking around my apartment, I realize that I have more orange things than I would have originally guessed. So, now I'm going to show you some of my favorites from this week in this fabulous hue.
1.) Swiftly Moving Days Dress - from Modcloth
I sort of have a love hate relationship with Modcloth. I love their retro styles, I hate their prices and spotty quality issues. I have several items from there that are fantastic, but I've also bought a few that had me seriously questioning why such a piece would cost so much. Well, this dress above is super cute. I love the shape and the pop of color on the top. Maybe I'll buy it eventually if it's ever on sale.
2.) Pyrex Friendship Pattern
I'm not sure how orange these really are. But just look at those little roosters! So stinking cute! I can't wait to find one of these bowls in the wild. I think I'll squeal with delight, hopefully not drop it, and bring it home to live on my shelf. It's just so perfectly charming as a Pyrex pattern. I'm just smitten.
3.) Orange striped paper straws
I love the etsy shop for HeyYoYo. I can't help it. Everything there is so kitschy and adorable. I've ordered a few baking supplies there in the past and I've never been disappointed. And these straws? How adorable would they be with some glass bottle sodas? Too cute. I'm going to buy them once I can justify needing them for a gathering. So, people should probably gather with me soon...
4.)Breakfast at Tiffany's poster - from Claudia Varosio
So, this is another etsy shop that I'm crazy about. Every single print here is adorable and subtle. Nothing screaming "Movie Poster" about these. No siree bob. And Breakfast at Tiffany's? I need to rewatch it stat after seeing the adorableness of this poster. It's such a fun movie!! Despite the racist bits, that is.
5.) Orange Masking Tape
Cute masking tape (or Washi Tape) is yet another mindless item that I'm completely convinced that I need in my life. I've seen so many bloggers (I'm looking at you, How About Orange) use it in fun crafts lately and I can't get enough. The only issue arises when I put it in my cart and say "Now what will I use it for?" And I realize the answer is a complete blank and exit of the browser window. One day though...I'll make something with tape. Maybe invites to my party where I'll wear that dress and use paper straws and watch Breakfast at Tiffany's. Yeah, that's the ticket. Just keep lying to yourself.
Anyway, hope y'all have a great weekend!