The Power of the Poppy


Is it just us, or does merely looking at spring-like images bring hope that these dark, grey days are short lived?

They are shorter-lived than they may seem, by the way — 36 days until spring!

Until then, here are a few poppy options (poptions? anyone?) that are simultaneously cheering us up and making our credit cards sad.


American Apparel Peach Skin Lola Dress


Coach iPhone Case via Macy’s


BCBG Maria Slim Pant in Poppy


Madewell Sidewalk Skimmer in Flame


Pour la Victoire  Poppy & Patent Tote


Topshop Poppy-Print Snood


Tory Burch Logo Snap Cuff


Trina Turk Solid Crepe Finch Top 


Yves St. Laurent Poppy-Print Triangle Bikini



Summer Fever

Today is the second day of spring – can you believe it? Not in my mind! Spring came and went in about oh, a week or so, and I’m on to summer fever. After a week straight of 80 degree + weather, I want to not feel weird about wearing sandals in March (this is usually still boot season!), I want my summer hours at work to kick in (yay!) and I want to be spending this upcoming weekend reading magazines at Oak Street Beach and begging Ali to go on the water run for us. I’m not COMPLAINING, its just… confusing!

I recently illustrated this happy, snoozing girl on the beach that I’ve been wishing was me for the last 15 days or so. 🙂  Hope it makes you think of summer fun too!

This one’s for you, mama!