Friday, January 31, 2014

Innocent Window Shopping

You know how when you're shopping online for something specific--a gift for a friend, a dress for a wedding--often it seems like everything you come across is sort of blah, or not your style, or just not in your budget? It can be so frustrating. And then, as luck would have it, when you're just innocently window shopping with nothing in mind, those are the times when you find the most amazing, well-designed, drool-worthy things. Beautiful pieces lurking in every corner, teasing you! You don't need them so you settle for gazing wistfully (and maybe bookmark the page for another day).

Anyway, I've been finding beauties all over the place lately but have resisted the temptation to buy anything I don't need. I decided to share a few recently-found favorites with you because who knows, maybe you are in the market for some salad tongs? (These would make a great wedding gift too.)

These rose gold salad tongs are so sophisticated, don't you think?

I'm really attracted to the earthy texture of this soapstone vase (the same company 
makes lovely bowls too).

This pretty mint tumbler has a perfect vintage vibe.

I love knowing what's in season and hanging this seasonal fruits and vegetables poster 
in the kitchen sure is a gorgeous way to stay informed.

This cashmere sweater has really flattering lines to it, and it looks like it would be loose and comfy too.

What about you? Am I the only one who finds the prettiest things when I least need them?


  1. Haha, I wish you were the only one! So, it's February now, and I'm still desperately searching for the perfect parka, boots and so on. Why? Because I turned down even the best ones earlier in the season thinking, "hey, it's still warm so why bother?" Well, guess who is now regretting that? And nervously watching all the spring things appear on the racks!

    Beyond gorgeous salad set, by the way!

  2. Shopping for seasonal things is so hard! You need them when they're at their priciest. That's why I often buy things on sale out of season.

  3. That's so true, it really is when you aren't looking that you actually find things you want! Happened to me at Zara today--went in to return shoes and ended up finding the perfect pair of black trousers :) I love those rose gold salad tongs, so beautiful! Happy weekend Kate :)

  4. Oh lucky you! I actually love when that return something and find something else you like better! Hope you had a great weekend too Kristyn :)

  5. Yes, yes, and yes! I am always finding things online, drooling over them and wishing I could have them all. Window shopping takes a lot of self-control I tell ya.I have a very long bookmark list of items I don't absolutely need haha. Although, it is nice o give in every now and then, and treat yourself. Both the salad tongs and cashmere sweater deserve a round of applause. Too pretty! Have a beautiful day, Kate!

  6. They do deserve a round of applause don't they?! Thanks Akshara :)


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