wow, i’m not sure what’s going on. normally i just don’t appreciate urban outfitters – going to the store feels a bit like coming home from college for the weekend and swinging by your old high school, only to realize you’re already hopelessly unhip and out of place. but in the last few days, i’ve spotted several things that have made me swoon.
i’m a longtime fan of andrew holder, so i’m thrilled to see (thank you, cafe cartolina!) he has two brand new prints available at UO. they’re both huge (one is nearly three feet tall), and such great examples of his work. in fact, i coveted his original edition of the jellyfish print (which i promise you will be on my wall soon) for ages, and nearly cried when i realized it was sold out (not that i could have afforded it). so, as you’d imagine, this new edition is making me extremely happy.
and, from fish to birds: i’m apparently strangely attracted to both this week. after owning my iphone for more than six months, i’ve still been unable to find a cover i didn’t hate. these are actually skins, not true covers, but they’re lovely, aren’t they? and isn’t that penguin just the cutest thing? as soon as i spied it, i knew it was by joanna mendicino – she can just do no wrong in my eyes.
and then there are the shoes. i’m still bitter that the rachel comey diffusion line wasn’t available in my size. but now they’re carrying some very stunning marais suede gladiator sandals – also not in my size, and equally fabulous. sigh.
the one low point: i was going to point out these blue stacked heel sandals, but the color in the catalog (left – sorry it’s horribly blurry) was this fabulous, bold shade, and on the website (right), it’s, well, more blah than bold, don’t you think? the whole thing has left me feeling sort of iffy about these.
but the rest is good, don’t you think?