Creative Envy

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 10:17 am
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Have you all received the November Anthropologie catalog yet? I’m loving the over-sized format and the section titled the stories within where scenes are cut from book pages.



Of course there are plenty of items I’m gushing over, but I’m now accepting submissions for the following dress. Just contact me and I’ll give you my size and shipping address. 😉


Saturday, July 25, 2009, 1:44 pm
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The latest Fossil catalog came in the mail yesterday. Some really cute stuff in there. I especially love this little owl coin purse!


FOSSIL WISH LIST by creativeenvy

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 6:24 pm
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Every morning this week I’ve been standing in front of my closet with a blank stare on my face. I have a closet filled with clothes, none of which I want to wear each day. Shirts that haven’t fit the same since their first washing, clothes that are just too warm for this heat wave we’re having, or pieces that I plain don’t like anymore. I’d love to purge everything and start fresh but until Stacy and Clinton come knocking on my door with that $5,000 Bank of America credit card, I will dream up my first installment of clothes (if money were no object) with the aid of Polyvore. Here are my selections from Brooklyn Industries. Sigh….

Brooklyn Industries Wish List

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 10:24 pm
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A quick note to tell you about YWCA of Columbus’ New to You accessory party and fundraiser event happening tomorrow (Thursday, April 30) at 5:30 p.m. at the Y (65 South Fourth Street, downtown).


I attended last year and picked up this cute little vintage flower broach.


Very cute (and a lot of designer) stuff for reasonable prices. Come support local women in need while stocking your closet. For more information, check out the YWCA website.

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 11:53 am
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Oh, to have an unlimited amount of disposable income…the damage I could do on a site like Stewart + Brown. Not only is their clothing beautiful and earth-friendly, but Stewart+Brown donates a minimum of 1% of all sales to non-profit, non-governmental environmental and social welfare organizations.

I currently have a self-imposed fiscal diet but today I allowed myself to live in a fantasy land and take a virtual inventory of all the items I would purchase if I had, let’s say, the wardrobe budget of a certain VP candidate (tee hee). Here are some of my top picks.

I would love to be able to knit sweaters like these. Items I will actually wear and not cast aside because they turn out big, boxy and bulky. Better learn how to do shapes other than rectangles first. Baby steps.

Sunday, October 19, 2008, 9:27 pm
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I was browsing through the most recent Boden catalog today and found this adorable button-adorned top. It’s pretty great, isn’t it?

But is it really worth $74? I don’t think so. Especially when I’m attempting to be on somewhat of a fiscal diet. I want to attempt a similar look on something I already own. I’ll have to check my current inventory, but if I can scavenge up a mixed bag of random buttons, I’ll be in business.

Just doing a quick search on Etsy, I found the following vintage buttons, so there’s a lot out there to pick from. I know I could also get them at the same antique shop where I got this stuff.

In the same vain, I think the following looks from Anthropologie could also be imitated on the cheap with the right adornments:

Passersby Cardigan

Passersby Cardigan

Aelia Shell

Aelia Shell

Keeping-It-Casual Tee

Keeping-It-Casual Tee

Twee Tee

Twee Tee

Yet another idea to add to the project list….

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 11:35 pm
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Cynthia Rowley is one of my heroes. Her aesthetic in all things design whether it be fashion or home décor is wonderful. She brings a touch of whimsy to everything she does, yet it’s still classy and eclectic.

Cynthia and her darling.

Cynthia and her darling.

Her Manhattan townhouse is featured in October’s issue of Elle Décor and I’m drooling over these interior shots.

(How great would it be to have those bunk beds if you were a little girl? Hell, I’d take them now!)

I realized today that Cynthia has a blog on her site (adding it to the roll now). Some of her posts include things such as where you can purchase Cynthia’s outfit that she wore the previous night while judging on Design Star.

Cynthia Rowley's blog

Cynthia Rowley

Here are some dresses I’m loving from her latest collection.

Also an author, I may have to pick up her most recent book, Slim: A Fantasy Memoir. From Amazon:

Following the success of her Swell books, Cynthia Rowley presents Slim: A Fantasy Memoir, a collection of stories that are part memoir and part fiction and accompanied by over 40 of her own original drawings. Slim is written and illustrated in Rowley’s inimitable style, candid, fun, and imaginative, and recounts tall tales from her childhood through her early days as a fashion designer. From ‘luxury camping’ under a chandelier formed of flashlights to a runway show in Candyland, Rowley’s anecdotes drift seamlessly between daydreams and reality. Slim: A Fantasy Memoir will appeal to readers of all ages…

From the interviews I’ve seen of Cynthia and her appearances on Design Star, she seems really down to earth and unaffected by all this fame. She’s that girl that appears to be great at everything she attempts but keeps a level head. So inspiring!