Daily Pretties

Daily Pretties: Murky Mirror

{ Untitled by Joanna Pallaris }  { Mi Reina by die dié en el bosque }

Daily Pretties

Daily Pretties: A Pleasant Pheasant

{ Untitled by Katarina Soskic }  { Le mantel d’oiseaux bleu-timide by Cendrine Rovini }

FYI: I do not have allergies. As I found out last week, I am not allergic to a single. damn. thing. Truth be told, I have Vasomotor Rhinitis. Whoa, slow down there, Dr. Fancy-word-pants McGee! What does that mean? Basically, my nose is super sensitive to everything—the whole dang world, it seems, from strong odors and chemical smells to changes in temperature and bright sunlight—and the results are eerily similar to sinus allergies (e.g. congestion, sinus pressure, dry & itchy eyes). But in addition to the pain and discomfort, I’m also really good at detecting different scents. I believe that this, coupled with my “super taster” status (I’m more sensitive to bitter tastes, and no, I’m not making this up), makes me something of a superhero. A demi-superhero, at least.

Shopping Sherpa

The Shopping Sherpa: iPhone Cases

handmade iPhone Cases from Etsy

This just in: we are officially those people. We are iPhone owners (aka wizards). We can do anything now–write a blog post on the train to work, tweet in bed, become completely oblivious to the world around us for hours on end (thanks, Angry Birds). If you’re familiar with trendy iPhone apps at all, you might have already noticed this, as evidenced by my incessant use of Hipstamatic photos here on Westervin. So to combat the grown-up, yuppie ubiquity of owning such a pricey gadget, we’ve decided to buy some cutesy, handmade iPhone cases from Etsy! Would you expect any less from us? Or would you expect me to find just one or two sweet options, order them promptly, and call it a night. Of course not! I’ve found quite a few lovely cases for the B-bops and I, and we’d love to know which one you like best. Vote for your favorite!

{ A: Blue Flower Case from ShiBang Designs }  { B: Red Birds Gadget Sleeve from Frank & Gertrude }  { C: Felt and Rivets Sleeve from C comme Ça }  { D: Gray Herringbone Case from Stash }  { E: White Flowers Cozy from Dashing Etc. }  { F: Gunmetal Gray Case from Byrd & Belle }  { G: Claret Red Pouch from De Nardi }  { H: Handprinted Heart Case from In Blue }  { I: Morning Sunshine Case from RN & TN }