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Greener Grass Design Shopping

by Jamie Sanford on September 29, 2011

Greener Grass Design Shopping

Today I’m featuring some items from Greener Grass Design, a great online shop based in Houston. I bookmarked the site a while back and finally got to go through and pick out some of my favorites.

Key Bottle Opener, $14. Since I also love the Utilikey, I can definitely get behind this sneaky key bottle opener.  More things should be available as sneaky keys.

Speaking of drinking, check out this beautiful wine rack.  (My current issues with wine racks though is that I use a wine refrigerator, and I think it is much preferred, but I can’t resist the look of a great wine rack.)  Grape Wine Rack, available for $160 from Greener Grass Design.

Another key item, this time a little 4GB USB drive. It will be tricky to get it on my keychain but I would try.  The Cle USB is available from Greener Grass Design for $54.

This is awesome! Who doesn’t need a big heavy roller skate as a bookend/doorstop/art piece? This chrome roller skate is available for $190 from Greener Grass Design.

What items do you like from Greener Grass Design? Check out their site and leave a note in the comments!

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Irregular Choice Shoe Party

by Jamie Sanford on September 5, 2011

I was introduced to Irregular Choice earlier this year when Gala Darling posted about their shoes after a trip to ENKWSA, a footwear trade show!  This is another brand that is serving a lot of fun color and texture, and none of the shoes in this post cost more than $200.  Let’s check out some standouts that I found on the IC website.

These are a whole season (summer, naturally) in a single shoe.  Ain’t What by Irregular Choice, $145.

I’ll tell you why I love these so much.  They DEFINE how I feel about black items being more than just black.  Look at the heel!  It’s a kitten heel, but the most interesting kitten heel you have ever seen. Drive in Movie by Irregular Choice, $155.

The Anglophile in me loves anything with a Union Jack.  These shoes fit the bill.  Patty by Irregular Choice, $120.

HOLY CRAP look at these.  I wear pants a lot, and I would find a skirt to wear with some dark tights if these shoes were in my life.  Not so much shoes for the office, but that are perfect for a fabulous night out.  Mayhem by Irregular Choice, $195.

Check out the entire Irregular Choice line here.  Which shoes are your pick?

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Christian Louboutin Shoes for the Ages

by Jamie Sanford on February 11, 2011

Christian Louboutin shoes are really expensive. I am not rich. Therefore, it is unlikely that I will own many/any Christian Louboutin shoes.

But they’re so fabulous!

I nearly bought Christian Louboutin kitten heels for my wedding.  I couldn’t wear big heels because I didn’t want to tower over my husband who is only slightly taller than me, and they were black so I knew I’d wear them again.  I ended up not getting them because spending another $700 on something whilst in the crazy spending that comes with a wedding was not a good idea.

However, I’ve always thought that if I was going to spend this much money on shoes that I should pick something that I know I could use a lot, that would be fabulous but also would work in multiple areas of my life.  Work, play, etc.

So these are my new obsession.  These are the Christian Louboutin Metallic Watersnake Pumps.  The shape of the shoe is very classic, but the snakeskin texture makes it interesting.  The heel is only 3.25 inches, which is high enough to give you the benefits of the heel without being a 5-inch heel that will likely cause my death.

Unfortunately they are also $995.

I could buy the similar shoe in black, available for $595, and I know that these shoes are crafted not just made, so they aren’t just black pumps, but I’m not here for that. I want special shoes.

Can you even imagine this movie without those shoes?  Dorothy had special shoes and I want some too.

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Nicholas Liu Waterfall Bracelet

by Jamie Sanford on January 25, 2011

Since I’m late in celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Daily Wishlist, I figured I would have some fabulous things on the site this week.

The first being this fabulous bracelet from one of my new favorite websites for shopping L-Atitude.com.

Product description:

Curate an artful jewelry collection with unexpected statement pieces like this take-notice Waterfall Bracelet from Nicholas Liu. With two rows of crystal-embellished sparkle, this statement piece will take center stage at your next soiree. Waterfall Bracelet shown here in Pave Set Crystal. Features a hook closure. Measures 6 1/2″.

This is like nothing I’ve seen before, it’s really intricate and gorgeous, which I think explains the high price.  The Nicholas Liu waterfall bracelet is available from Latitude for $2,435.

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Guest Blogger: Temi from Tiger Tem’s Fashion Bites

by Jamie Sanford on January 19, 2011

Girl with a camera captures my heart immediately!

Today’s guest blogger is Temi from Tiger Tem’s Fashion Bites!  Her blog is fabulous overall, but I have to admit that the section focusing on her wedding was especially interesting to me – as it ties in with my work with Noritake, where I am exposed to much online wedding/bridal content.  Absolutely stunning, Temi has fantastic taste – and our opinions on 2011 Golden Globes fashion almost totally match up.


Thinking about a wishlist in mid-January really makes you focus on what you really, really want. After the excessive frenzy of parties, outings and gifts for the Xmas holidays with its inevitable consequence of doing a lot of shopping for yourself while you’re out getting gifts for others. Really, what else is a girl to do when confronted with nothing suitable for your BFF and a perfect fitting (insert appropriate item)…and it was the last one…and it was your size? Exactly.

So, I sat at my computer, gazing at my favourite Xmas present that I’ve gotten so much use out of already and started thinking about what I really, really would like.

I definitely feel very, very, very lucky. I have a life full of love, laughter, travel, great family, great friends, excitement, adventure and light.

So first on my list, is something that every winter I get very obsessive about. Fur. I have a fabulous faux fur collar that’s been worn with pretty much every coat and jacket I own this winter, a beige tweed jacket with a plush fur collar, the most gorgeous tan suede & leather fur lined boots that look a lot like these but with a 4-inch heel which I bought about 8 years ago (history repeats more often than we care to admit). Then there’s the faux fox gilet, the fur trimmed tweed gilet, the fluffy fox ear muffs….which by anyone’s account, is quite a lot of fur. But it’s the one thing that tops my list EVERY. SINGLE. WINTER.

This Topshop beauty ticks all my boxes right now but I missed it! Imagine that. I blogged about it and when I went back to buy it….sold out. Ah well, the hunt will continue. And the perfect pimped out fur will remain on my wishlist.

But this white Halston Heritage faux fur has caught my eye and it is on sale which is always a plus. And I love the retro glam style of Halston Heritage.

I’m completely in love with maxi skirts at the moment. I’m in San Francisco and in the past few days the weather has taken on a surprisingly spring-like sunny warm glow. I’ve been living in cashmere and merino wool jumpers and cardis and maxi skirts. This Donna Karan sequined maxi skirt, just about outshines everything else I’ve seen.


I’ve got a few friends getting married this year so I need one fabulous, versatile and hardworking dress. I’m trying to stick to my shopping philosophy of buy less and buy better. Buying better doesn’t always have to be expensive. But it does have to fit like a dream (otherwise I won’t wear it) and at the time I buy it I need to know when and where I’ll be wearing it…..otherwise I’ll probably never get round to it. I’m equally in love with both of these Topshop maxi dresses…but this time I won’t wait too long before making a choice. They’re both beautiful dresses, look as if they’d fit well, and would be super-easy to dress up or down and switch up the style with the right accessories. Speaking of which…

I’ve spoken a lot about my love of the genius that is Camilla Skovgaard. Well, I’m sure Camilla’s lovely, but I’m actually in love with the shoes she designs. The Black Saw are a style classic and I’d love to own these. They’re black so they go with absolutely everything but their edgy style makes them an absolute standout piece.

I wouldn’t be me if I stopped at one pair of shoes so I’ll share the other pair of shoes that have been getting some serious screen time. The Christian Louboutin Big Lips. The bright red. The calf hair. The ridiculously thin heel. The ridiculously high heel.


I love interesting pieces for our home. I like a good mix of warm, cosy and interesting. I’m married to an architect so sometimes it can get a little too interesting (spiky wall hanging?) and sometimes my choices can be a little too sparkly and furry for his taste (faux fur throw on the bed? I had hoped he wouldn’t notice), but somewhere in between lies our perfect balance. And pieces like this Frank Gehry Wiggle stool are the pieces that make it home.


Paxton Gate in San Francisco is one of the most weird yet wonderful shops I’ve ever seen. They had me at hello with the very real looking unicorn in the window. (How did they know I had a childhood obsession with unicorns and I was mortified to find out they weren’t real.) Every time I go in I find something amazing. Next time I’ll be taking these home with me. They might help me fulfill my 2011 ambition of better timekeeping.


A good dose of the very sparkly stuff is always going to make it onto any wishlist of mine. Barneys New York has one of the most interesting collections of jewelery out there so its one of my go-to sites when I’m in the mood for a good ogle. This rather unusual ring by Hoorsenbuhs caught my attention last time I was on their site. Black diamonds feel more understated than the classic colourless diamonds and I love the detail on this ring. I’m an enormous fan of rose gold so extra brownie points for that!


And a decadently sexy place to put all my sparkly stuff in would be fantastic. I’ve been in love with the Smythson 5 drawer jewelery chest since we met.

And that rounds up my wishlist. What a way to start the new year! Live your year in fantastically feminine glamour!


Thanks to Temi for a fantastic post! Check out her blog now!

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