GOLD, GLITTER, SPARKLE | I want pretty much all of this stuff. Mom. Dad. Honey. Brothers. Sister. Extended family. Bambino. Also, what should I wear to Honey’s holiday party?

Well hello and welcome to your Tuesday evening posticle.  We have much to explorrrrre…

But first:

Well played, Jonathan Adler store in my neighborhood.  Well played.

So this blog post concept was born the moment I bought a certain sequin gold frock and I just wanted to mention how frustrating it is to see this…

… whenever I check on the status of my order.  Because I’m pretty sure I didn’t order in any Chinese food.  “On its way” does not help me.  I would like my order tracker to help me deduce the need to determine a different ensemble situation for a holiday party on Thursday night.  I am thinking yes?  My dear readers, do you have any outfit suggestions/advice for me?  I live in nyc so I can always walk to the flagship store of whatever online brand you may suggest.  Thanks in advance for your suggestions, I super needs thems.

Ok so you guys know how I feel about Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling.  He’s legitimately my only crush, outside of my Honey.  Yes, for reals.  I don’t crush easily.  I also don’t know if *crush* still means what I think it means, which is what I knew it to mean when I was in middle school.  Because as I wrote that I started singing “I ain’t a playa I just crush a lot” and that is most certainly a reference to casual P in V action.  So.  I don’t–I don’t really know what–what does it mean these days, does it mean P in V?  I hate how everything always ends up meaning a sex act.  I really do.  It makes writing that much harder.  [← case in point.]

Here’s where I was going with this.  Honey understands the Gosling crush, so he indulges me.  Because I challenge any real man with a heart to see Crazy, Stupid Love and not be taken with Gosling’s charm.  Still, whenever I talk about Gosling on the blog it’s very dramatic between the time I’ve posted the blog and the moment I actually see or speak with Honey.  It’s been fine so far but I never really know how he’ll react.  I mean, I am a bit much.

Ok so here’s the thing.  (I hope you weren’t expecting a transition, because you’re not getting one.)  I love sparkles, and I love gold.  It is my truth.  What does this mean for you?  This means that I collect a lot of sparkle/gold/glittering inspiration on the internet, often from Pinterest pins I love, and then I curate it the f**k up and ultimately blog it, for example like right here right now.

My first find is not a Pinterest find, so clearly I’m good at sticking with themes, but anyway it’s a gold sequin dress with sleeves which means I will wear it during the winter.  I discovered it via Twitter when Sarah Yates linked to her blog post sharing the dress, and I immediately bought that s**t up like crazy even though it might not look quite as good on me as it does on her tall, model frame.  (This is not Sarah Yates below; Sarah has blonde hair.  That’s essentially the only difference.)

Ok so now I am going to cry you a river, because I just checked back while proofreading this and they are mothereffing sold. out.  Kindly address all hate mail to Asos, not to me.  I woulda stocked up on those b!tches.

PIN – Momma needs this silverware.  Or, goldware.  Flatware?  Flatware.  Momma needs these utensils.

PINChevron drawer liners?  Is this heaven?



PIN – I want many of these Eames chairs.  (Now.)

PIN – Love this bold statement necklace from Rent the Runway.  KILLAH.

PIN – This gold nail polish from Anthropologie is super pretty.  I mean in pictures.  I have no idea what it looks like on nails.  Probably good?  I’d buy it.  Again, this just goes to show that styling is everything.

PIN - These sequin letters from Glitter Guide are somethin’ else, y’all.

PIN – leather mouse pad in gold, from Freshly Picked.  BOOYAKASHA:

I have that keyboard ↴ except mine is way dirtier because I eat over it like a dummy.  Also I rarely turn off my computer, and I hate turning off my keyboard in order to clean it because I am the most impatient person on the face of the Earth and can’t stand to be disconnected for one minute?!!

So here are my feelings about this mouse pad: it is supa fresh and I would totally pick it if life made sense and we could buy ourselves our own gifts for Christmas and just open them together like mature adults… celebrating the holiday of children.  So yes, Freshly Picked is the ideal shop name for the purveyor of this item.  I approve of your branding, sirs/maidens.  Carry on.

It also comes in white, or, Caucasian.  It’s pretty.

GIVE MEE ZAH NIXT PINN!!!!  (Being part German means I have permission to poke fun at Heidi Klum.  It comes in the birth swag bag, along with always playing the villain in feature films.)

PIN – Pretty gold + kraft paper packaging situation that I love, via Brunch at Saks.

Fun fact: actually having brunch at Saks IRL is like putting your money into your mouth and then eating your money, but in a penthouse restaurant with panoramic views.

PIN – I’ve had my eye on this gold chevron tray for EVER.  And it looks like up in the air somewhere has up and made another one!  I do not know why I have not yet purchased it, nor why I’m telling you about it since I want it for myself so badly.  $100 is just a lot of money to me.  But OMGIWANTIT.  Anyway, if you get it, congrats!  Isn’t it gorgeous?  LOVE.

PIN – via Kate Arends; Pretty sure I need this sweater.  Hint hint, person who always gets me sweaters.

Also, these amazeballs gold striped Thank You cards, Hello cards or this one, too, all by Rifle Paper Co.  DeLIGHTful, y’all.

PIN – I like elegant holiday decor that isn’t all holiday-ey about it.  Which means I love this Anthro art installation blogged by Things on My List and captured by Brett Gullborg.

I mentioned the following tip on Twitter earlier today but this image above really puts a face to a name, if that makes sense.  So this is me sharing it again: “To avoid over-Christmas-ifying your holiday wedding, decorate with ornaments and garland in muted or nude/ivory/cream tones.”

I think you’ve hit egomaniacal status when you start quoting yourself from earlier in the day.

In other news, I think there’s something on your tongue.

Sorry, but that is grossness.  Take the picture before she starts drooling uncontrollably due to her inability to swallow.  Gross PIN via here.

So, a couple of questions if you don’t mind!

1. Do you have any favorites?

2. If anyone has any suggestions for me as to what I should wear to this holiday party on Thursday, I beg of you to share them with me.  Even if it’s just a scarf.  SCARVES PULL TOGETHER OUTFITS, amirite? :)

xoxo!  - Alison

Label(s): Color, Oh, How PINteresting, Ryan Gosling, Yellow, {Fashion}, {Holiday}

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  1. Jenny ~SOSN on December 13, 2011

    LOVE all this glitter and gold. That dress is just fab – they should restock asap. And as for that tray – just buy a white one & DIY the gold chevron!

  2. Lena on December 13, 2011

    Oh dear sweet baby glitter. YES, to alllll of this.

    Now, regarding honey holiday party, I will tell you what I wore yesterday to ours. Tartan plaid button down, sparkly mini, black tights, heels, bow belt. It worked, believe me.

  3. Lyndi on December 13, 2011

    Amazon has a dress listed that’s way close to that one! I just searched for gold sequin dress.

  4. chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day on December 13, 2011

    Oh, you were right. I lurve this post! I have most of that pinned (except for the sequin dress b/c as much as I love it my post-baby body isn’t quite ready for it yet). That gold flatware has been calling me for a while! We may, in fact, share a brain. Or maybe I’m just stalking you…

    Also, you know I love the Gos as you do, and I also worry that my honey might be losing patience with it. Actually, I know he is.

    This post just reinforced why I heart you so much.

  5. Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on December 13, 2011

    I’m not usually a gold fan but I’m LOVING those sequin letters! Simply fabulous.

  6. Amanda on December 14, 2011

    I just had my FIRST experience with ASOS and was so angry too!!! I had ordered 4 things on Monday, Nov 28th, and received the same message.. Thing is, I really think it’s in Europe because you’ll also be charged $5 for the conversion of pounds to dollars…. BUT my things finally said they were out for shipping 5 days later on Friday, the 2nd… Well I had an engagement party for myself the 10th of december, so i was FREAKING!!! FINALLY the package arrived on Wednesday December 7th… So it took what felt like FOREVER, so that sucks. I’m sorry. :(

    Side note, I have gold nail polish from Ulta, and I LOVE IT!! It looks fab on I promise. But I’m biased, I LOVE GOLD! It’s my favorite color to wear for anything. SO I’m sorry you can’t find anything! :(

    Good luck girlfriend!

  7. Justine on December 14, 2011

    Ughhhhh. It’s like you KNEW that my secret kryptonite is gold and sparkles. And Ryan Gosling. Because homegirl is only human, after all.

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  8. Cheri {Woodsy Weddings} on December 14, 2011

    Awesome – I’ve been searching for gold flatware (goldware!) forever! Not like I’m going to actually buy it though…nope, I’m just going to drool over it and wish.

  9. Elle on December 14, 2011

    I just had to comment on this despite being so busy I didn’t brush my teeth yesterday… And even saying that I feel I need to clarify how out of joint this is for me – I am a nutter when it comes to dental health.

    I love Gold. So much – I’m so glad that it’s making a comeback!

    AND I’m so glad to finally be slowing down so I can catch up on all this TKB craziness. :)

  10. The Demoiselle on December 14, 2011

    Pretty much want all the above for Christmas – except whatever’s on that person’s toungue. i’m easily grossed out so i couldn’t bring myself to click on it!

  11. Kristen on December 14, 2011

    HUGE FAN of all that glitters is gold. I love the holiday bc glitter, shine, and sparkle is completely acceptable.
    Another fantastic cousin to gold is rose gold.


    Ryan is a good crush. Except I was a wittle scared of him in “Drive”.

  12. Elle on December 14, 2011

    PS. PLEASE tell me you and Bam groove this way while blogging…

  13. Adventures in Dressmaking on December 14, 2011

    GORGEOUS OMG I want it all. You have great taste.

  14. Annie H on December 14, 2011

    Something sparkly to wear :
    First off, I do love this site, but it can be hit or miss on the pricey scale. However, there are just so many gorg. things on this site, i LOVE it. And shipping is pretty speedy. They have lots of sparkly things!

  15. aurea @ pricewise events on December 15, 2011

    Just in time for Christmas!:D I love that dress!

  16. Kate N. on December 15, 2011

    I’ve been telling my friends that I want gold engagement and wedding rings and they all look at me like I’m a little cra(z)y. But you can’t have enough gold! Not in the “gold for cash” infomercial way. In the good “classy heirloom” way.

    I think you could have a lot of fun with a can of gold spray paint. In the legal way.

  17. Marit on December 15, 2011

    I need that sweater, stat!

  18. Libby on December 15, 2011

    I love gold!! I love this post! I hope you ended up in gold for your party! Have fun.

  19. Jackie P on December 18, 2011

    AAAAAAAAAA! I want all of this stuff!! My wallet just started crying….

  20. sarah on December 19, 2011

    jeez lady, way to give me a huge head! hahaha! thank you though, very flattered and happy you got the dress, you’ll love it!


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