Have a charming weekend!

I just love the images from Tod’s latest advertising campaign. They are quite charming in an old money sort of way. I am heading up to see the boy this weekend and it is supposed to be beautiful! I hope your weekend is full of warm weather as well!
SomeĀ links from the week:

One of my favorite movie quotes.

A DIY strawberry face mask.

Some photography tips.

Figure skating dresses are in!

Cool getaway car.

I love a good documentary.

Good quote.

(Photo via Tod’s by Elliot Erwett)

Medina, OH: Perfectly charming

Over the weekend, I was in Medina for a lacrosse tournament. My boyfriend coaches a team, and while for some of the games it was sunshiney and beautiful, it started raining halfway through the day. So I had to resort to some shopping. Medina, OH, is in a more rural area of the state, and it still has the charm of a small town. On it’s public square there are gift shops, boutiques, a consignment shop, restaurants and coffee shops, an army navy surplus store, and a toy and train museum. The shops couldn’t be more cute. I was lucky to find an equestrian-style scarf for $3 at the consignment shop and a discounted candle at the Root Candle outlet store. Also, the city’s antique shop is filled with room after room of the quirkiest stuff. Although I didn’t buy anything, it certainly helped to pass the time.

Sailor suit

Check out that pretty tree blooming. It has been going crazy this past month. I love when it blooms. I picked out this outfit mainly to wear this scarf I found at a consignment shop over the weekend. The print is actually more equestrian than anything and reminds me of something from Ralph Lauren, except that it was $3!! When I added the red coat and the striped shirt I realized how over-the-top nautical it was. Maybe I went a little “overboard”, but I don’t wear this red coat enough and there are only so many cooler spring days left, hopefully.
H&M Coat; Ralph Lauren striped shirt: $20; The Limited pants; Consignment scarf; J.Crew purse: gift; Mudd shoes: hand me downs

Strawberry fields forever

I am one who likes to go rummaging through the digital sale bins. When I saw these red loafers on Aldo’s Web site for $24.98, I couldn’t help myself from picturing the cute outfits that could become of them. I thought these would look really cute with a green cardigan for some reason. Although this color combination may be better suited for fall, it’s still fun to justify a purchase with imaginary outfits.

Shorts, a staple through fall

I am all of the sudden into trouser, dress shorts, although I am normally concerned about their lack of flattery. These shorts are different because the leg hole isn’t meant to squeeze your thighs in the wrong places. The wide leg and the tulip appearance of them create a more flattering shape, complimenting already existing curves, depending on what you wear with it. They appeared on the Spring 2010 runway, Ellie Tahari, pictured above. And they are staying through Fall 2010, Azzaro, pictured below.

I am even liking the leather variety of shorts, albiet an impractical purchase. The Wall Street Journal made a reference to them being the only thing that the girl with everything doesn’t have in her closet, here.

The Blonde Salad styles them perfectly here. I think the loose style of the shorts look good with a fitted top.