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My Holiday Wishlist: Jenny from Closet365, Part 2

by Jamie Sanford on December 10, 2010

Today’s guest blogger for the My Holiday Wishlist series is Jenny from Closet365. She has worn a different outfit every day in 2010. THIS BLOWS MY MIND as I am so lame when it comes to repeating outfits. Go check our her blog, she’s doing outfits inspired by The Nutcracker this week!

This is part 2 of Jenny’s holiday wishlist. Check out part 1 here.


Seven Swans-a-Swimming
In an ideal world, Urban Outfitters would decorate my entire home. But since they haven’t yet developed a wedding registry, I instead daydream about the day that I can toss the fine China and host dinner parties on these beauties($8). Love!

Eight Maids a-Milking
Not gonna lie. This was a hard one to gift with, but it turns out that milkmaids are actually a pretty common subject in fine art prints. This Norman Rockwell one is my favorite. Not only is it pretty and whimsical, but Norman Rockwell totally conjures up nostalgia for me. I would totally hang this fun print ($19.99) in my house as a conversation starter.

Nine Ladies Dancing
Everybody knows that the ladies love to dance. Me included. But what makes dancing extra fun, is having a great dress to wear while you do your thing. Aptly named, the “Burnin’ Up The Dance Floor Dress” ($69.99) is most certainly something I would wear while tearing it up. Look how shiny!

Ten Lords a-Leaping
Another challenge in the gifting department. What exactly is a Lord? And why are they leaping? I wasn’t sure when I went a-looking for a leaping gift. I never did find my answers, but I did find this adorable and inspirational necklace ($75). I’ll take it!


Eleven Pipers Piping
How cool is this? This pop up site, features tons of cool cards and kits to make 3-D holiday decorations easy. I wasn’t sure what a piping piper was either, but if it’s as cool as it looks, sign me up! ($3.95)


Twelve Drummers Drumming
Okay. With all this girliness afoot, one wonders where the dudes are in this song? Probably at the store. Buying all these strange gifts for their true love. But by the end of the song, doesn’t he deserve a little something too? Check out this drum kit shirt! ($29.99) It’s a drum kit and a shirt! It makes noises, people! Which means it would probably annoy the holy hell out of me. But also guarantees that a dude would love it.

Think Geek Electronic Drum Kit Shirt


Many thanks to Jenny from Closet365 for contributing 2 fabulous posts for the My Holiday Wishlist series! Click here to see all of the posts so far. Coming next week, Renae from The Bubbly Black Girl and more!

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My Holiday Wishlist: Jenny from Closet365, Part 1

by Jamie Sanford on December 9, 2010

Today’s guest blogger for the My Holiday Wishlist series is Jenny from Closet365. She has worn a different outfit every day in 2010. THIS BLOWS MY MIND as I am so lame when it comes to repeating outfits. Go check our her blog, she’s doing outfits inspired by The Nutcracker this week!

I’m splitting Jenny’s post into 2 parts – the rest will be up tomorrow!


Hi friends!

So. Usually when someone asks me what I want for Christmas, I think my first response is usually: well I don’t need anything…BUT…and then I proceed to commence with what can only be described as Greedfest ‘10. See also: Greedfest ‘09, Greedfest ‘08, Greedfest ‘86 (the first year I can recall being old enough to covet.) It’s true. While my needs are rather simple, my affinity for pretty and shiny things is kinda interminable.

Therefore, it was with great pleasure that I agreed to put together a list for this blog. The problem was where on earth to start. I decided to go with a theme. I’m good with themes. They make me happy. Much like the things on this list, were they to say…magically appear under my Christmas tree this year.

I give you the 12 Days of Wishlist.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree-
You know when you want to describe an amalgam of stuff and you add as a clever addendum, the expression: “and a partridge in a pear tree”? Well that’s kind of how I feel about this bedspread ($78). But you know something? I think it works. This colorful spread would totally brighten up a room. And besides, there has got to be a partridge on there somewhere…

Two Turtle Doves –
ModCloth is cleverly calling these twin ornaments ($16.99) “Partridge in a Pine” but then why, I ask, are there two of them? I guess I don’t really care because they’re so gosh darned cute. But I’m not gonna back down. They look like turtle doves to me.

Three French Hens –
Okay, I don’t even have kids and while I’m guessing that’s the intended sentiment behind these necklaces ($70 – $79), I would still totally rock one. Uber cute and simple. Want. Want. And want.

Four Calling Birds –
Have you ever noticed how many gosh darned birds there are in this song? I didn’t. Until I tried to make a wish list based upon the verses of the song. But no matter really, because I do have a bit of a bird fetish. I love birds in my décor and jewelry. Which is why this cool little clippy device ($11.99) would be right at home by my desk.

Five Golden Rings –
Yessss. It’s my favorite part of the song. Just ask my parents. When I was a wee one, I would belt out this verse loudest of all. Waving my fingers dramatically. I guess you could say I had a thing for the bling, very early on. My favorite place to look for bling? Tiffany of course. I can’t afford one of these rings ($1800), let alone five. But it’s fun to look, no?

Six Geese a-Laying
Oy with the birds already! But again? How freaking cute is this print set. Much cuter than real geese. True story, I once lived in an apartment complex overrun by Canada geese. Geese are gross. Laying geese are even grosser. That’s why I’m trading them in for six non-descript birds a-chillin’ on a wire ($250). What? It’s my holiday wishlist. I do what I want!



Come back tomorrow for part 2 of Jenny’s 12 Days of Wishlist. In the meantime, go check out her blog.

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My Holiday Wishlist: Kelly Kreth, Part 2

by Jamie Sanford on December 2, 2010

Striped and Fabulous.

Kelly Kreth

(Today’s guest post was contributed by Kelly Kreth. I “met” Kelly online around 10 years ago, and since then she’s made me jewelry, she’s been the subject of one of the best photos I’ve ever taken, and thoroughly kicked my ass in Facebook Scrabble. Check out her new blog which explores optimism and pessimism with great humor and frankness. Check out Part 1 of Kelly’s Holiday Wishlist here.)

Wow! That first part took a lot out of me. So I think I’ll start this second part off with a nice bottle of champagne. [Hell, 52 bottles. One for each week. Veuve Clicquot Rose is a “perfectly balanced rosé which combines elegance and personality. This delectable champagne is beautifully ample and full of charm. It is a delicious wine in early bloom, a rosé with character, wonderful as an aperitif to be shared as a twosome [or for Kelly, alone] or with dear friends.” $71.99 per bottle.

If this booze doesn’t get me sufficiently soused, I’d also like this vodka, but mostly because I love the bottle. $41.99.

Once I am sufficiently buzzed, it’s not enough to just feel good, but I’ll also need to look good. Hence my desire for sexy undies from my favorite lingerie line, Agent Provocateur. I’d pretty much take any of the pieces on the site, but if I had to pick one it’d be this Alina bra, $180 and panty $180.


Whenever I travel or even just stay the night at someone’s home, I always hate having to carry my big daytime bag and also bring a smaller, fancier clutch for evening. Tiffany’s of Breakfast at… fame has come up with a gorgeous solution. This metallic tote reverses to tan for a day look and has a smaller gold clutch attached for evening. How brilliant! Holly Golightly would think it was darling, darling. It is part of their new leather collection, and costs $595. If you aren’t hot for beige and gold, their other color combos are: Tiffany blue and platinum, coral suede and gold, and black and onyx.


And speaking of Tiffany’s, I’ve always wanted two carat diamond stud earrings. These beauties will run about $11,000, but as you all know, as cliché as it sounds, diamonds are forevah.


Now that my ears are a’sparkling, I’d want my wrist to not be naked. I’ve passed the TENO store in Soho tons of times and always marvel at this bracelet. For $1650, it seems pricey for rubber and some gold, but it is a wish list…


I have a flat-screen Bravia tv in my bedroom but it is only 26 inches. I’d love a 40-inch one for my living room. (Currently available for $1,349.)


And now that I’d no longer have to invite those who want to watch tv with me to lay in my bed, I’d get a new couch. Because I am neurotic about keeping everything in my home black, white and red. I’d get this couch, the Antoinette Fainting Sofa at Urban Outfitters for $578.


In case there still is someone who’d like to lay in bed and watch tv with me, I’d get an assortment of these creative black and white pillowcases at Urban Outftters for $28 a pair.


And on that note, I am exhausted; to all a good holiday and to all a good night.

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Fabulous Jewelry Storage from Urban Outfitters

by Jamie Sanford on July 22, 2010

I found out recently that my favorite local mall has a new Urban Outfitters store. I can get lost in there.

I wish I remember who else posted this because I didn’t see it on the Urban Outfitters site, but I can’t remember! All I know is that it made it to my list of “links to address later.” Does everyone have lists like this or is it just me? I use Tasks in Gmail to hang on to most of these types of things.  They’re easiest to access that way.

Anyway, enough rambling, and onto the cuteness!


I love this – it’s timely because I just came across a box of my jewelry from the 90s, and I pulled out a few pieces that I would actually like to wear again.  Some of those are earrings. I don’t wear earrings that much, but part of it is probably because I never see the earrings that are in a drawer somewhere.  Storage like this reminds you of what you have, which is key to wearing it.

I have rambled my way through this entry.

The cute birdcage jewelry stand is available in multiple colors for $32 from Urban Outfitters.

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