Friday, November 21, 2014

...(Saying Hello) The Old Fashioned Way

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greeting card: "Much Love" by Mara Mi (multi-pack of 16 for $6.99)

As I told you all before, I'm in the midst of rebuilding my stationery collection almost entirely from scratch. I went from writing notes on pretty printed cardstock every other day to improvising with college ruled, loose leaf paper. However, I managed to save a few cards from my original collection. This bright red and gold foil "Much Love" greeting card from Mara-Mi was one of the reasons I fell in love with stationery in the first place. The simple design looked sophisticated, but the bright color and glamorous gold foil kept it fun and unexpected. This set, which also includes a purple "Go Wild," green "You're Sweet," and blue "You Rock" card, is still sold at TJMaxx. It's one of the most popular Mara-Mi sets in store.

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greeting cards: "Jingle Bells" and "Love Letter One" from Daydream Prints

Probably two of my all time favorite greeting cards I've ever had, this flagged "Jingle Bells" card and bold faced "Love Letter" card from Daydream Prints are almost always in plain sight. The minimalism on both cards serves as a perfect platform for the exceptionally modern, hand illustrated design that makes me love them so very very much. I truly love just about every greeting card on the Daydream Prints website, but the Love Letter collection has stolen my heart at the top of my must-have stationery list. "I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you" - R. Croft

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greeting card: "Cape" from Garance Dore x Rifle Paper Co ($4.50 )
nail polish: Trust Fund Beauty

Garance Dore and Rifle Paper Co are all the talk nowadays and I can see why. Though I am not a follower of Garance's blog and am unfamiliar with any of her work outside of her collaboration with Rifle Paper and a few of her video, I feel as though I already love her. Of the many designs she created for Rifle Paper Co this one of a girl looking over her shoulder with her hair tucked into her colorless, conservative cape has captured my attention. Dare I say it's a piece of art. The story behind this mystery girl is one I have tried to come up with more than a time or two and have fallen short of true satisfaction. Each tale I attached to this nameless, colorless, mystery girl felt inadequate because I could not, and still cannot, know for sure if that it really her story. Why, you ask, have I thought so much about a simple greeting card? Well, the only reason I can think of as of right now is that just like the letters I write and notes I send, this girl has a story to tell that I'd love to hear.