Art, Inspiration and General Musings
November 27, 2011
Posted by Bows and Sparrows
If the name Shannon Ander looks familiar it’s likely because she’s been known to make periodic appearances on this here blog. She’s my favorite Canadian, a former Closet Caser (check her out here) and a self-professed George Michael fanatic. At any rate, Shannon wanted to share one of her fondest Christmas memories with us…as well as some items that made it onto her wish list this year. Enjoy!
Wicked Good Moccasin Slippers in Fuchsia from LL Bean ~ Calligraphy Pen by Lamy ~Puffins Passing Lithograph by Charlie Harper ~ Atlas of Remote Islands from Amazon ~Vintage Map of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Shannon’s hometown) from Etsy seller ~Letterpress Thank-You Cards by Etsy seller Palmetto Press ~ treats from home like dill pickle chips or coffee crisp chocolate bar ~ Introduction to Letterpress Printing Workshopfrom the San Francisco Center for the Book ~ Nikon D90 (A Super Wish List Item) ~“Reworked/Remixed” CD by Trentemoller.
Posted by Bows and Sparrows
Is there an item you’re currently eyeing?
I am dying for a pair of fringe boots. I found a pair by Jeffrey Campbell that are a little out of my price range. So, the hunt is on for a similar pair!
What was your most recent wardrobe purchase?
I bought this really fun dress to wear to my friend’s baby shower. It has such a southwestern feel. I love the color combo. The same day I bought some chunky socks. I am loving the chunky socks with tights and boots for the fall. What is one item in your closet can’t you live without?
My Steve Madden brown boots. I wear them with everything all year round. They are so comfortable.
What’s in your closet that you’ve never worn?
I purged my closet about a month ago so I have worn everything that is in there. But I have only worn this green pleated maxi skirt once. Its a little sheer so I need to find a good slip. I have been struggling to figure out what to pair it with. How often do you purge items from your closet?Twice a year, in the spring and the fall. My husband, Mike, has really had a hand in keeping me from being such a pack rat. If I didn’t wear it all season it goes to Goodwill.
Style-wise, is there a current trend you can’t stand on men? On women?
On women I do not like that bodysuits have made a comeback. Unless you are super skinny it is just not flattering or comfortable on anyone. On men, I would have to go with the turtleneck. It was featured on GQ’s website the other day. I don’t know why I dislike it. Maybe cause it seems so restricted.
What are your favorite styling products?Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Hair Serum and Moroccan Oil are my absolute favorite hair products. They help contain my little frizzies and smell so so good. Giorgio Armani’s Sensi is my favorite perfume but it was discontinued so I need to find another one. MAC’s black eyeliner pencil is so smooth. I recently bought a Cover Girl tinted lip balm from their new Natureluxe line. It is amazing. I wear it everyday. I need to buy more shades.I cannot live without mascara. My eyelashes are very light so it looks like I don’t have any without mascara. I use Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume in very black.