Usually I’m obsessing about stripes or polka dots, but I think 2011 is going to be the year of gingham. I just picked up a gingham button down at J.Crew a few weeks ago and I love how it goes with everything. I have a growing wishlist now to incorporate a little more cheery check in my life.

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I saw this picture and was inspired this weekend to break out a little neon myself. I painted my nails a similar neon-orange and stacked on some pink and gold bracelets — isn’t it so Summer-y and fun? Lets hope some warm weather isn’t too far away — I could get used to this bright color palette.

I love this image of stacks of striped tees — it’s a similar to scene my dressing room at the J.Crew outlet this weekend; it took much willpower not to buy a full wardrobe of stripes.

The picture is from  Closet Visit, definitely click over and check out this amazing style blog that looks into closets of very stylish and talented women.

I wrote about the Warby Parker samples I received, polled readers on twitter for their suggestions, and finally decided on the Miles frames. My new glasses arrived and they’re easily my favorite accessory right now — I had lots of fun trying them on with different outfits and finally wearing them out with girlfriends this weekend. Plus it’s nice to be able to read street signs off in the distance again.

Just as my new specs arrived, Warby Parker has come out with even more styles. I’m already narrowing down choices for pair number two!

Last night my lovely boyfriend gifted me cookies and sharpies for Valentine’s Day — boy he knows me well! I spent the rest of the night geeking out and rearranging them in the Sharpie carrying-case. How did you celebrate?

Today is the last and final installment of my guest posts over on Project Gadabout. I’m sharing my shopping treasure map with all of my favorite places to blow my paycheck. If you want to see where you can get all of the goodies below, click over and check it out!

I’m posting again over on Project Gadabout today; you can take a sneak peek into what I lug around in my giant purse everyday! (Hint: a lot of stuff). Click here to read more.

Two exciting mentions that I had to share…the lovely Alaina of Live Creating Yourself, who created my blog header and background, is posting over on her blog today about the inspiration for the design. Head over and check out the rest of the inspiration boards.

And I was quite excited to see that my little bedroom makeover was featured on Dwell Studio’s “How You Dwell” column on their blog. I’m blushing a bit at the compliment — I’ve been a long time fan of their founder Christiane Lemieux’s designs.

My Warby Parker samples arrived yesterday; I was impressed with all of your rave reviews after my first post so I gave them a go. I just had to share the adorable way they’re packaged and sent to customers — they get a big thumbs up in the product packaging category.  And they look cute on too, the top and bottom pair are my favorite so far… it’s hard to choose just one!