Fall Fad: 5 Favorite Owl Finds!

I’m not sure how or when, but I’ve become OBSESSED with owls.  It probably has something to do with their enormous popularity right now.  Yes, if you haven’t noticed, a huge fad this fall is Owls.  The best part about the fad, is that they’re CUTE owls with big awesome eyes, and sweet demeanors.  They’re everywhere – from necklaces, to soap dispensers.  I’ve got a small collection gathering in my kitchen decor, and keep finding more items I’m in love with. In no particular order, here are my 5 Favorite Owl Finds:

1) Yellow & Gray Owl Pillow with Chevron Stripes

Owl Pillow by whimsysweetwhimsy

Hello ADORABLE!  This cutie-pie is 12″x11″ and filled with poly-fil 100% premium polyester fiberfill.  It’s the only one of its kind, sold by whimsysweetwhimsy, but lucky for us, it has brothers and sisters of equal cuteness!  I can just picture it perched on my couch, brining sweet fall colors to my living room.  LOVE IT!

2). Cooking Owl Day Apron

Cooking Owl Day Apron from ModCloth

You know I’m already addicted to ModCloth, and now I have even more of a reason!  With this sweet apron, spending time in the kitchen will be a hoot! Get it? HOOT! Cheers for puns! Ah, I kill myself… Anyway I love the pattern, and the chocolate and robin-egg blue hues together. The touch of lime green makes this to-die-for.  I can just imagine this hanging in my kitchen… Someone please disable my PayPal account!

3) Owl Soap Sleeve

Owl Soap Sleeve from Bath & Body Works

Now this I actually have already.  I never paid much attention to the Soap Sleeves from Bath & Body Works – usually I was too distracted by the awesome 6 for $20.00 deals – but this one caught my eye, naturally.  I stock up on these soaps to last me the whole year, and this sleeve is the perfect accessory.  It’s currently perched on my kitchen sink, and fits easily over my fall-scented foaming soaps.  It’s a great and inexpensive way to bring this trend into your home.

4) Liz Claiborne Owl Ring

Liz Claiborne Owl Ring from JcPenney

This owl ring by Liz Claiborne for JcPenney is a fantastic fall accessory!  I love the cute eyes and purple and pink stones.  It also has a stretchy band, so it’ll fit any finger on your hands.  It’s definitely a statement piece, and would pair perfectly with everything – from an LBD to a white tee and jeans. The best part? It’s only $10.00!

5) Owl Coaster Set

Owl Letterpress Coasters from LuckyBeePress

Nobody likes water rings, so these cute coasters are here to save the day! They are hand-printed on heavy weight coaster stock by LuckyBeePress.  Each coaster measures 3 1/2″ in diameter, and they’re really inexpensive.  The Etsy description says they’re great for a hostess gift, and I couldn’t agree more!

Have you found any trendy owl items that you’re obsessed with?  Tell me in the comments below!

XO- Stephanie

Wedding Wednesday: Recycle Your Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday Peeps!

I don’t have much time to chat today, but wanted to show you something pretty cool that I discovered in my Pinterest travels.  There is a blog called Ruffled, and it has a section that allows you to Recycle Your Wedding by selling your wedding items.  It’s a must-have bit of info. for every bride and groom out there!

On the site, you can sell (and buy!) everything from votive candles to wedding gowns!  What else are you going to do with 15 custom-made tablecloths, huh?  You might as well get some money out of it!  Put it towards your honeymoon 😉

Check out the rest of the Ruffled Blog while you’re there.  There are great Real Weddings, DIYs, and a shop where you can order custom gowns.

Enjoy!

XO- Stephanie

P.S.  If you don’t have a Pinterest account, you should probably get one.  It’s too fun!  Send me an email at thetwentysomethingblog@yahoo.com, and I’ll send you an invite 🙂

Addicted to ModCloth

It may come as no surprise, that I’m a bit of a Shopaholic.  Not full-on, mountains-of-credit-card-debt, going-into-withdrawls-if-I-don’t-get-to-the-mall Shopaholic, but I truly believe in Retail Therapy and that if a girl falls head over heels in love with clothes or other pretty things, she should just get them.

Over the last six months, I’ve discovered a new obsession with online shopping.  It’s like Christmas when the packages arrive, and the suspense of when you’ll get them is, well, addicting.  The love affair between the internet and my PayPal account truly took off when I re-discovered ModCloth.  I had heard about this site a few years back, but only recently have I come-to-know its total fabtasticness. (Coin that ish).

ModCloth is a lovely mix of independently designed pieces and one-of-a-kind vintage finds all perfectly packaged on a groovy and easy-to-use website.  The business was started by a couple Carnegie Mellon University students, when founder Susan Gregg Koger, and her boyfriend (now husband) Eric Koger started selling the vintage and thrift shop garments she had been collecting.  Since then, ModCloth has grown into a company that services nearly 4.5 million shoppers a month – including this girl!

I love their pieces, because you just can’t find things like theirs at the mall.  Everything is beautifully crafted, fashion-forward, and come with the CUTEST names.

So far, I’m the proud owner of:

Beneath the Veranda

Latest Love in Evergreen

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Latest Love in Evergreen – ModCloth

Cham-brainy Blazer

Cham-Brainy Blazer – ModCloth

and Scoop of Sorbet Dress in Blue

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Scoop of Sorbet Dress in Blue

(Hmm. I just noticed my recent affinity for a cool color palette. )  ModCloth carries women’s clothing and accessories – from underwear to fun-to-wear, and have a lot of Indie-inspired household items, gifts, and more.  I’m currently pining away for this awesome cutting board…

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Mix up the Menu Cutting Board – ModCloth

this whimsical make-up bag…

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Note-Worthy Makeup Bag – ModCloth

and this beautiful dish rack.

Washing & Hoping & Dreaming Dish Rack – ModCloth

Can you see now why I’m so in love!? And the best part… there are new things added EVERY SINGLE DAY.  So not only am I hooked because I love the products, but it’s now part of my daily routine to hit up ModCloth.com and check out the newbies.  If that’s not a sign of a fantastic and genius company, I don’t know what is!

Have you purchased anything from ModCloth?  What’s your favorite online shopping site?

XO- Stephanie