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[this minute thursday]

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[lusting after] the entire spring collection at anthropologie. i held off on this shirt yesterday in lieu of the brocade charlie trousers (in grey) which i am obsessed with and can’t wait to wear with every single color under the sun, however, it was not easy.  i tried on about 30 shirts/skirts/dresses and literally wanted to buy them all. after adding up all my “must-haves” and deciding that it simply being a wednesday was not an excuse to spend $450, i just bought the pants. i’m proud of myself for making this budget-savvy decision, but you better believe i went home and pinned everything i tried on. this shirt came dangerously close to coming home with me; i still can’t get over how awesome stripes and florals look together. 

[instagramming] a picture of my new arm party! i’ve been on the hunt for some fun bangles and dainty bracelets (check out the druzy bangle i’ve been lusting after for awhile now) and i finally found the two on the left yesterday at anthropologie (on sale for $9.95 each! a steal!) i love the little bit of sparkle and the pop of teal in the second one from the left. the cream bangle is kate spade (similar) and my watch is michael kors. nice little left wrist arm party if i do say so myself.

[watching] so many guilty pleasure shows! but last night jesse and i watched a new show starring kevin bacon called the following. we had tivo’d it last week and he finally convinced me to watch it last night and it.was.so.good. it was definitely super suspenseful and intense and had some gore as well, but i can’t stop thinking about it. basically there is a serial killer who has developed a cult following to carry out his “master plan” while he is behind bars and an fbi agent (kevin bacon) who is determined to solve the puzzle. it’s kind of like the saw movies (less gory but similarly twisted) meets any crime drama. we watched the second episode on my computer because we hadn’t set up a “season pass” with tivo (don’t worry, we remedied that) and i am anxiously anticipating episode three. it’s not too late to get hooked! it’s on fox on monday nights at 9pm. here is a more in-depth synopsis if you’re interested.

[crafting] a little sneak peek at some valentine’s day cards that might be coming your way soon! i love valentine’s day, not because it means a fancy date with jesse, but because i love any excuse to gorge on chocolate and wear a combination of pink and red in the same outfit. i do like to have a reason to send out homemade cards though, so be on the lookout! 

drooling for druzy

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druzy collage

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for my birthday i received a gorgeous green druzy necklace that i’ve been wearing nonstop and i’ve been wanting to add to my collection of druzy pieces. all of these pieces were found from different etsy shops… do you guys get lost on etsy for hours? i can spend an afternoon just ogling all the pretty handmade products, favoriting items, and pinning them. i also love how affordable it is! of course you can splurge on etsy if you choose, but the first three pieces of jewelry above are all under $35. do you have any favorite etsy shops that i should know about?

which is your favorite piece from above? i would love them all!

weekend wish list

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as i prepare for the coming weekend (yay!) here are some things i’m wishing for…

bostoncremepancakes

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someone to make me these delicious looking pancakes. i mean, are they serious right now?! i studied the recipe and promptly decided that someone would have to make them for me if i ever want to enjoy them. i do not have that much patience in the kitchen for a three part pancake recipe. sigh.

winterbouquet

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a big fat bouquet of wintery flowers. is there anything better than getting surprised with flowers? they’re so romantic and whimsical and i love how they make my apartment feel even more cozy, lived in, and colorful.

snowyroad

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snow! i know i might be in the minority here, but i really want this city to be coated in white. since i’ve lived in dc i’ve only experienced one actual snowfall where there was enough snow to build a snowman. which i did, of course. and it was two years ago! i’m ready to trudge through the snow, feel it cling to my eyelashes, and have a snowball fight. plus i’d love an excuse to buy either of these sorel boots: option 1  or option 2 (yes, those do link to the journeys website. do you feel 17 again?)
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once i come in from building a snowman, i can slip on these appropriately themed snow leopard toms. i actually have a toms addiction, it’s sad. but i spied these in urban outfitters the other day and had a ten minute group text conversation debating them. i didn’t buy them because of my self-imposed “spending diet” but you better believe i’ve been thinking about them. 

what do you all have up your sleeve for the weekend? anything you’re wishing for?

wish list: coffee

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hi, my name is k-lee, and i’m a coffee addict. actually, that’s not even true. i’m an espresso addict. which is probably worse, considering it’s more concentrated caffeine and i need about 3 shots to get my day started.

anyway, it’s an addiction that i am happily at terms with. i love waking up in the morning thinking about the delicious latte i’m about to sip. i love sipping an iced latte in the summertime reading my favorite blogs from the couch. i love reading a book or catching up with an old friend while drinking a latte at starbucks (i know, i know, but it’s on every corner in dc and the best coffee shops are not conveniently located to my caffeine addiction- also, have you ever had their pumpkin spice latte? divine.) i really love coffee ice cream (coffee coffee buzz buzz buzz from ben & jerry’s is the ultimate.) quite simply, lattes are my daily indulgence and i am very content with that.

recently i’ve been working on making a little workspace nook in my apartment. above my desk i have a corkboard with a big chunk of white space next to it where i was hoping to hang up a couple prints. since i like to work at my desk in the morning, i’m usually kept company by a big ol’ iced latte. i think that a coffee print (or two!) would be the perfect visual accessory for this blank space.

here are a couple prints that i really like.

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this print is by textured ink, an etsy shop. they have a bunch of really fun prints (kitchen related and otherwise) but i personally love this print because i use that type of espresso maker in my home and the colors are perfect for my space as well.

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kellie over at le zoe musings has created some lovely coffee prints for her etsy shop. this one is my favorite but she has lots of cute ones perfect for your kitchen or office. i can’t wait to hang this one up!

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pure perfection by madebygirl. lots of covet-worthy things over there including prints, jewelry, and clutches, but this is my favorite print. i’ve had this image pinned for six months now and can’t wait to hang it.

keeping with the coffee theme, i’ve also included a couple other coffee inspired pieces that have caught my eye. 

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i believe this mug is by marks & spencer but i can’t find it on their website. perhaps it’s a seasonal thing? it is, after all, only august (sigh).

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sweet anthropologie mug, you’re adorable. you never can have too many coffee mugs in my opinion.

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last but not least, i stumbled upon this cute coffee cup ring on pinterest and thought it would be a fun way to show  allegiance to a favorite morning stimulant. definitely a sweet little accessory.

do you have a favorite art print that hangs in your home? are you partial to espresso or can you get by on regular coffee? french press? whether it’s coffee, a latte, or something else, i hope you have many reasons to wake up and smile.