on one of our 80 degree days last week (!), i took an evening stroll through the neighborhood streets of lincoln park, camera in tow. i could not believe how much was already in bloom. i mean, does the earth even know it's march in chicago?!
last thursday i went with a friend to the american ballet theatre's perform of giselle here in chicago. our giselle that night was played by none other than julie kent, the phenomenal principal dancer for abt for over 2 decades. she practically floated around the stage. you might remember her as kathleen from center stage - if you'll admit to liking that movie as much as i do!
i was, and still am, in awe of her. julie is 43, with 2 kids. i don't think i have to tell you how rare and special that is for a prima ballerina's career.
i have been spending a lot of time perusing online shoe collections lately in the hunt for bridesmaid shoes for my sister's wedding. we can't seem to find the right ones, but don't worry (i know you were!), we still have til august to figure it out. in the meantime, let's look at the summer sandals i'm lusting over on shopbop, especially in light of the 80 degree chicago weather (whattt) we're enjoying this week.
gimme gimme. and now to the exciting part: shopbop is offering one a spot of whimsy reader a $100 giftcard to the site. sound good?!
how to enter:
become a google friend connect follower of a spot of whimsy and tell me what you'd most like to add to your closet this spring/summer (include your email address or make sure it's in your profile so i can notify the winner)
if you are already a follower, then just leave your comment!
for extra entries:
1. tweet about the giveaway
include my twitter - @aspotofwhimsy- and @shopbop's- in the tweet!
then leave another comment right here telling me you did.
2. "like" shopbop's facebook pagethen comment again to tell me that.
kind of hard to believe that easter is right around the corner. (i mean, really?!). i've had my eye on quill + foxdesign for some time now, after i came across this adorable christmas card, and i fell in love with her vintagey easter designs immediately. family members can expect to receive some of these in a few weeks ;)
i have to admit, i am nursing a serious girl crush on lauren conrad these days. i think i'm a littlelot jealous of her life. hello best-selling author, fashion mogul and style icon. hmph. her recent feature on the coveteur definitely did nothing to help.
i think we could be friends. check out the rest of the fabulousness here.