1.23.2010

Smitten Saturday

Scribbles from the Shower As a writer I have absolutely no say in when inspiration will or will not hit me; it seems to simply arise at the most impromptu moments leaving me in a true tizzy as I scramble for the closest writing utensil before all vision vacates my brain, oftentimes not to be seen again for a handful of days. I cannot even begin to tell you how many wondrous ideas I’ve lost over the years for the sheer fact of poor planning, or having been motivated in the middle of the night while half-asleep, or in the midst of a luxurious bath. Thus the reason I adore the idea of Aqua Notes – a notepad that is completely waterproof! Suction cups hold the tablet in place upon the shower stall wall, while water-resistant paper allows beads of H2O to easily ball up and slide off the environmentally-friendly parchment leaving your scribbles intact. Forget writing notes at your desk; scribbles from the shower are far more fun!

Welcome Home Dolls the last week has seen me through many moments of being short of breath, and, at times, completely overwhelmed with the feeling that the room was spinning. No, I am not suffering from panic attacks, nor am I reeling from the beginning stages of puppy love; rather I have become, in the words of Santigold, Starstruck. Contrary to what may be running through your mind at this very moment, darlings, the object of my affection, I’ll have you know, is not of the celebrity variety; instead my admiration can be attributed solely to the new creations proffered by Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 Collection.

As an avid fancier of all things that fall into the category of frippery, with the ability to sniff out pretty baubles in a fashion synonymous with that of a bloodhound uncovering contraband at the airport, it is very rare for me to become fully and completely hypnotized by a singular line; yet I suppose there is a first time for everything, for that is exactly what has happened in this particular case. The Key Cocktail Ring which presents a design reminiscent of the Tiffany Key Pendant Necklaces leaves me breathless; the necklaces and rings displaying abalone shell inlays are gasp-inducing; and the juxtaposition between glamour and grunge showcased via the chain and leather pretties are spellbinding. Be honest kittens, can you imagine being welcomed home by anything more stunning than a House of Harlow 1960 original?

1, 2, Cha, Cha, Cha! I truly wish that I had the ability, the sheer willpower to prevent myself from falling in love with a new form of handbag on an almost daily basis. Sadly, I do not; a fact which I have simply come to accept as a kitschy quirk in which I will be forced to suffer from for all of eternity. But I digress; I suppose there are far worse ailments to find oneself plagued with, and given the fact that a handbag is a special circumstance, an extension of one’s personality, I see nothing wrong with simply embracing it. Hence the reason why I am allowing myself to go completely gaga over Cha Cha.

I’m not going to feed you mistruths my loves; in fact, I have absolutely no qualms about admitting that my infatuation with Cha Cha Handbags began simply by hearing their moniker, a title which makes me want to get up and dance. Upon further inspection, however, I fell in love with their wares. The array of covetable aesthetics and colors paired with whimsical titles such as Patience and Sweet Affair lured me in within moments, and has refused to allow me to escape from its clutches ever since. At present I feel a strong connection to the multifaceted design of the Stella 3-in-1 Leather Shopper, and the playfulness of the Cinnamon Hearts Clutch – two pieces simply screaming to take up residence in my handbag collection. What about you…ready to Cha Cha, kitty cats?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to We ♥ It and MAMA’S A ROLLING STONE for the pictures.


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43 comments

Taylor Sterling said...

great post as always! Love House of Harlow too and Cha Cha looks cool!!

JMay said...

I totally see what you mean about the writing inspiration...I"m in the same boat :-)

The Aqua Notes are awesome, why is it, so many times...ideas come to me in the shower, haha!

Leah said...

Scribble in the shower? That is such an awesome idea. I love it... I tend to be so forgetful that I need to write everything as a reminder.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love that top photo so much!! Okay I'm going to check out House of Harlow right now! Hoping you're having a wonderful Saturday!

xo Mary Jo

Jacqueline said...

I am dying to buy a piece from the House of Harlow and now you might have just convinced me. It is hard when buying it online to know the quality in person =) xoxo

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Melissa Blake said...

Lovely links!!! :)

Miss Vintage Vixen said...

Oh, I agree with that first point-- I hate when I get inspiration when I'm jogging outside, or taking a shower, or when I just got comfortable while sleeping-- that's why I keep my computer so close by and my typewriter on all the time... you never know what will hit you and *when* it does... And that Aqua Notes thing sounds incredible!

Thanks for posting this!

Jen said...

those aqua notes are so amazing! i immediately bookmarked that page for future reference. i think i'm going to go scuba diving one day with those things haha :D

and i adore house of harlow 1960. absolutely gorgeous jewelry.

Fashionography. said...

Aqua Notes sound amazing! I always come up with inspiration in shower, and then have to keep repeating it to myself until I can get to a notepad so I don't forget!

Inspiration in Italy said...

The aqua notes are so cool, and I love those rings! This week I was smitten with little Italian boutiques that I can't afford to shop in, and lots of Italian food! haha :)

Hope your weekend is lovely, dear! xo
Rachel

nookie said...

the key cocktail ring is gorgeous:X

J'aime said...

I love the ideas of the aqua notes, I think they'd come in real handy, especially when you can't go finding paper in the bathroom. I sometimes get amnesia, after I've had a brilliant epiphany.

J'aime
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The Haute-Shopper said...

Aqua Notes sounds like a brilliant idea! I'm convinced I get my best ideas in the shower... I used to rehearse lines for plays or memorize exam notes while showering. These days I just listen to the radio though ;-)

And gorgeous rings! I've seen other pieces from the HoH collections and they are quite stunning.

AudreyAllure said...

love the key cocktail rings; they're so cute!

Riah said...

"As a writer I have absolutely no say in when inspiration will or will not hit me; it seems to simply arise at the most impromptu moments leaving me in a true tizzy as I scramble for the closest writing utensil before all vision vacates my brain"


Ha that is like the story of my life right there. I will never know how many good stories, poems, ideas, and song lyrics have been and will be forever lost. Lol

Fashion Court said...

aqua notes sound unbelievably cool! i think i may need to try them out haha ;P

Lexi Colby said...

thankyou for your comments!
you write very well, and i love the pictures!
xxxx

Jessica said...

All fantastic finds, but my favorite part of this post is the mention Santigold. There's a good chance that she's my favorite artist.

Christen said...

A notepad for the shower?! I die. Seriously, that could be the greatest invention ever. I love taking long, hot showers and always come up with the greatest ideas. So exciting! And House of Harlow is one of my favorite jewelry lines - her rings are especially amazing.

K said...

I like the idea of a waterproof notepad! No space in my shower for it at the moment, but still a fabulous idea.

The Blonde Duck said...

I NEED that notepad! I get my best ideas in the shower!!!

The Owl's Closet said...

aqua notes is a brilliant idea! thx for sharing:) oh gosh, i want those rings! i think i'm afflicted by a similar handbag ailment;) hope ure enjoying ur weekend!

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Cafe Observer said...

I love the 1st foto, CF! Did you take it?

Btw/Blt: Happy National Pie Day!

Bonnibella said...

Coincidentally, I'm currently smitten with my Tiffany key necklace worn with the elsa heart. The house of harlow rings are stealing some of my attention from Tiffany.

I do know, My attention will be for Kenneth Jay Lane's snake ring when it arrives at my doorstep.

Happy Saturday.

Scientific Housewife said...

The key rings are gorgeous and the aqua notes sound great!

Luana said...

House of Harlow is to die for, it is dreamy! Also I love the idea of a waterproof notebook because when I'm pressed for time I do a lot of my thinking in the shower and it would be so handy!

.Ashley.Lynette. said...

I just recently discovered Cha Cha handbags... I don't have one yet, but they're adorable! Happy Saturday <3

S.Elisabeth said...

Ah! The Cha Cha handbags are positively adorable! And those key rings are so cute. I'm currently smitten with flowy tops, skinny jeans, AE jewelry, kittens, & books!

PS Camilla sounds absolutely amazing, I've put it on my list for the next time I go to the bookstore!

Diane said...

totally in love with the key cocktail ring! so adorable!!!

Aury said...

Erika Darling, the more I read your blog the more I fall in love with my wardrobe. Every day I can trust that you will have the next truly stunning piece I must get and as I acquire these things my wardrobe increases in utter glamourousness. My closet and I thank you:)
xoxo

Rachel said...

Aqua Notes sounds like so much fun!

I got the House of Harlow Key Cocktail Ring yesterday. I absolutely love it! It looks fantastic on. I'm sure you'll love it as well! :) I've already been wearing it nonstop.

Marz said...

Love those rings. I love keys and those are a perfect way to accessorize my hands!
-Marz

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Definitely am going to have to get some Aqua Notes. I was totally smitten with a vintage dress I bought yesterday :) Have a great weekend, dear!

STYLEEZTA said...

Love that Aqua Note Pad idea ;O

sootjeelina said...

Thanks for the comment :D
I realy love that key-rings, thay are beautiful!

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

pixelhazard said...

Resist the power of handbags! Oh how I want that ring!

Jen said...

I'm just frantically googling the House of Harlow key ring to see if I can find it sold anywhere in the UK. And if not, I'll be ordering from ShopBot - I simply cannot resist that ring! Goodness me!!

I carry 3 different notebooks for those times when inspiration strikes. Definitely a handbag must have!

JADOIRE said...

omg the key-rings omggg lovee

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Notes in the shower - amazing!

I left you a blog award too! Hope you had a fab weekend!

Harriet said...

That key ring is adorable!

FashionJazz said...

Luv House of Harlow!! Luved ur post too!! xxx

Sherin said...

Wow. Aqua notes seems like such a great idea: I do have some good ideas when I'm in the shower.

I'm so in love with Nicole Richies new House of Harlow 1960 collection!! I saw the Key rings a while ago and am seriously having dreams about them!

Gaia said...

I love the ring! so funny!

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