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Etsy Treasures: Jessica Durant

Jessica’s Little Shop of Illustrations by JessicaIllustration.

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but Etsy is an interesting beast.  There is some legit crap out there, not going to lie.  Like knitted Kleenex box covers.  But on the other hand, there is some great stuff, you just have to look for it.  I’ve gotten some great little pieces of art at really great prices.

I found Jessica Durant’s Etsy shop, and I think her illustrations are so great.  An example of the non-crap out there.  They’re stark and girly and modern.  Some day I envision having a major bedroom-sized closet with a chair to lounge in and great prints all over the walls.  These would be perfect.


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Fancy Drinking

I’ve recently become obsessed with the idea of having a bar cart.  Particularly of the vintage variety even though I tend toward more modern.  Usually I’m more of a fan of having things put away in drawers and cabinets to hide clutter and make everything more sleek, but booze is pretty, right?  There are so many options and so many ways to style them – it’s really a chance to show off your personality and your style.

And these carts?  I NEED one.

Here is a great post about how to set up your bar cart.  Personally, mine will have a gorgeous shaker, Saint Germaine, these champagne flutes which I got for Christmas, and a unique decanter.

I mean, how happy would you be if you arrived home to this everyday???



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Kendra Scott Color Bar

If you aren’t already familiar with Kendra Scott jewelry, you need to be!  She’s got quite the celebrity following and has finally started opening stores, currently in Austin, Dallas, and Beverly Hills.  She’s Texan, so of course she’s awesome (and has a taste for outrageously big, bold, jewelry).

Kendra Scott Earrings

Kendra scott jewelry
$95 – kendrascott.com

Kendra scott jewelry
$75 – kendrascott.com


I have discovered that you can now design your own jewelry on her site with the help of the Kendra Scott Color Bar™.  First, you choose from one of more than 25 fabulous designs of any type of jewelry, then pick gold or silver settings, and fill in each of of the stones with the your choice of 35 gorgeous colors.  What a great idea – what girl doesn’t want to be a jewelry designer??  Now you can be, without any kind of painstaking manual labor.  I already wasted several hours playing around with various combinations at work yesterday, and I’ve yet to be able to settle on what I want.  I’m definitely going for some huge multicolored chandelier earrings, but can’t decide on a color scheme.  I guess I may  just have to make multiple purchases, darn!

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redecorating my life

In my next life, I want a fun, creative job.  Like an interior designer…  In fact, I want this girl’s life – I have a total girl crush on her.  She is gorgeous, has amazing taste, and makes things pretty for a living – can I please be her??  Her blog (Elements of Style) that I adore and read freakishly often makes my life and job feel gray and boring (though let’s be real, my job IS gray and boring).    So that’s why I’ve recently become obsessed with decorating my apartment – I at least want to be able to come home to somewhere amazing.

It’s really kind of an exhausting endeavor.  I spent months, literally MONTHS, stewing over a tv console.  But I was afraid to commit to anything that would be a major piece of the apartment, because then you’re stuck with the style and color… forever!  Maybe that’s a tad dramatic, but that’s how I feel.  But finally, I got tired of my tv sitting on my old desk, so I took the plunge.  Here it is!  It’s already made my life better.  Unfortunately, the list of items to obtain continues to grow – I guess it will be a constant work in progress.

But today I’m planning for big changes – my daddy is coming over to hang up EVERYTHING.  I’m not completely inept with my power drill (of course I have a power drill!), but I can’t handle everything being crooked, so I decided to leave it to the expert.  Or I’m lazy.  Whichever.  As a lover of art and photography, I have TONS of framed things that have been on the floor leaning against the wall since I moved in … in October!  Oops.  But I’m excited to have some color finally – I think it’ll do a lot for my mental health.  I feel like my apartment  is a sea of taupe and brown so the goal is to fix that stat!

I wish my apartment looked like these rooms:

(Photos from Elements of Style and the Pursuit of Style blogs – my obsessions.  They make me make my blog prettier and better – stay tuned – another work in progress…)

I’m obviously craving color in my house and life.  So I’m working on it!  Maybe someday soon I’ll have some photos of my own place to show you (I’m SURE you’re holding your breath…)


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