Top Etsy Finds: From Camper Vans to Cameos

Popular boutique shopping site Etsy posted up a list of the most popular items on their site. Here are my favorites from each of the categories:

Charms: 24k Gold Acorn necklace

$85 from GurKimel.

Campers: Vintage Camper Birdhouse


This item has already sold. I also like The Little Old Trailer desk caddy for $23.50.

Animal Prints: Lisbon Falls. Hand Blown Leopard Hanging Pendant with Chain and Canopy

$59 from Lamp Goods.

Salt: Jalapeno Lime Finishing Salt

This item has already been sold, but check out this seller’s other gourmet finishing salts and spice blends.

Folk and Bohemian: Victorian Ornament Flourishing Folk Porcelain Egg Cup

This item has already been sold. Check out other Victorian egg cups here. The seller VisuaLingual has some great graphic design and screen printing work. I love this ‘Cincinnati Is My Home’ print on vintage wallpaper:

$50 from VisuaLingual

Cameo: 1 dozen Silhouette Cookies

$30 by TabbyCat13.

Hope you enjoy all these fun finds and check out these cool Etsy companies!

Cheers, Kate

CityView Magazine’s Fancy Flying in Knoxville, TN

On the online copy of the July/August issue of CityView Magazine, two great products were featured in their “Flight of Fancy” travel apparel spread on page 40: the Lilly Pulitzer ‘Lilly Ballet Flats‘ in Gold Metallic, and the Jane Marvel Rolling Duffel Bag. I have been looking for this type of bag everywhere! Show in the fabulous Sunshine pattern, this duffel is perfect for carrying on a flight. It has the mobility of a traditional miniature suitcase, but you don’t have to open the entire bag just to grab something off the top. I will definitely be adding this to my birthday list to bring to China in November! (Photo source.)

This issue also had a couple other great finds. There is a great article on page 36 about how and where to find fresh berries, a staple of any southern, summer meal. (Photo source.) Page 36 also has a simple recipe for a berries and creme dessert, and it looks delicious!

Based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, the magazine also featured a great “Let’s do brunch” article. The restaurants featured include the Downtown Grill and Brewery, awarded the ‘Best Entertainment Brunch’ spot, The Bistro at the Bijou, described as the ‘Best Saturday Brunch,’ and S&W Grand, as the ‘Best Hangover Brunch’ location. I can only imagine what a magical place that must be.

Have you eaten at any of these restaurants? Do they live up to their high-expectation awards? Share your experiences at these notable places!

Cheers, Kate

J. Crew Extra 20% Off & Free Shipping!

J. Crew announced yesterday an additional 20% off their final sale AND free shipping on orders over $150! Click on the flier above to go to the J. Crew Final Summer Sale.

I think I might pick up a Palisade Cardigan:

the Silk Taffeta Wrap Dress in Caspian Blue:

and a Gabby Hobo bag:

What are you adding to your closet?

Cheers, Kate

Photos source.

Lola Summer Survival Kit Giveaway:

I love finding giveaways I can repost for you all. I’d love for one of you to win!

The guys over at NVPerricone are offering one reader of Her Name Was Lola their Summer Survival Kit complete with Citrus Facial Wash, High Potency Amine Complex Face Lift, and the truly remarkable Perricone MD No Foundation

HOW do you enter? Become a follower of the blog and leave a comment on the giveaway post sharing why you want/need/must-have your very own Summer Survival Kit ($180 value) by Friday, July 16th @ noon EST (U.S. and Canada only). A winner will be chosen at random.

This is also a great blog to keep tabs on, I love her spread on vintage Diane von Furstenburg. Including this chic blue floral dress:

It’s photos like this that make me wish I was A. a brunette, and B. living pre-1970. See more photos of the great DVF here.

Keep me posted on your giveaway entries! Cheers, Kate.

Photos source.

Men’s Style: The Black Suit Alternative

Style Me Pretty posted up a great post today of Sutherland Kovach Studio‘s black suit/tuxedo alternative shoot. These great styles prove that vests are still in fashion, and that there are great ways of matching unsuspecting colors. Take a peek at the post, any other great menswear you’ve seen lately? Pass it along so we can all make that special guy in our lives a little more stylish!

Cheers, Kate

Weekly Newscap 7/9

Back on schedule for our weekly newscap. This week we had quite a few goodies, including this fantastic photo shoot for Vanity Fair from Annie Leibovitz.

(Monday we were closed) Tuesday: We were all still reeling from a very patriotic weekend. To help our communities we helped in a prison fundraiser, got into the Pittsburgh Zoo for $5 by sporting our mullets, and lost to the 16-time national pit spitting champion.

Source 1. Source 2.

Wednesday: Women all over are ruling the world, burning cash and getting a DUI for driving under the influence of vanilla extract. While men are told to just ‘cut your hair.’ 


Thursday: Our poor Paul had death threats from some Angry Argentinians for supposedly predicting Germany’s wins – and losses – during the FIFA World Cup. And we witnessed some passive aggressive fashion from Miss LiLo in court for violating her court order to go to counseling sessions.

Friday: Jesus was in the house. A New Hampshire water park has had a record summer after discovering their Lifeguard flag contained the face of Jesus. Then, an Alaska man attempts to walk on water to escape police, and a woman is held hostage after refusing to live Jesus’ Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


Hollywood Hair in Real Life?

I love Elle. It’s like a 250-page piece of modern art encased in glitz and silk. An article today talked about how Hollywood is going long and luscious again.

I’ve been attempting to grow my hair out for almost a year now, and after a brief snafu (my last stylist cut my hair to a right-sided part instead of a left-sided part. oh well), I’m seriously debating extensions. I’ve never dyed my hair except for once or twice with wash-out dyes, so I’m not sure how synthetic locks will fit in with my own.

Of course the rich and famous, like Ashley Greene and Reese Witherspoon, don’t have to worry about that problem.

Here’s also a great Elle Video  about extension application. Maybe once they could use a blonde so I know what I’m getting into.

Have you ever tried over-the-counter extensions? Please share tips and recommendations for the chronically cropped.

Cheers, Kate.