A whole lotta goodies in the mail

Floral Blouse: Forever 21 gift from Dad, Cardigan: Taken from my Mom’s closet, Jeans: Express, Belt: Taken from another shirt, Shoes: BCBG gift from SIL, Cowl and Purse: Made by MIL

I think it’s kind of funny and sweet that many of the pieces of this outfit were gifts from my family.  🙂  I love the nature-y feel of how greens and tans go together.  Add in some floral elements from the blouse and knit purse as well as the bow detail on the flats for a touch of femininity.  And do you remember that mustard hat I shared in this post?  Well the cowl and surprise knit purse were also part of the awesome package of goodies that my insanely crafty MIL made for me.  She’s totally going to be opening up an etsy shop next winter, I mean, shouldn’t she?

and speaking of receiving goodies in the mail….

look what came the other day?  my own personalized set of sandy a la mode stationery, woohoo!!  i worked with the lovely krystina of lollipops on creating these custom cards.  i pretty much told her some of the details, colors and specs i wanted and she ran with it!!  each card is HANDMADE and those bunting banner flags are made of real cardstock, each one cut and glued on.  not to mention, krystina is reasonably priced and a doll to work with!  so order up and you may just receive one of these lovely cards with a handwritten note in your order! 😉

p.s. don’t forget to come back later on tuesday for a GIVEAWAY featuring a clickety click item from the lollipops shop!  😉


  1. March 14, 2011 / 8:29 pm

    the color combo of your outfit looks so cute on you! 🙂

  2. March 14, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    you’re pretty & i LOVE that cowl. also, GORGEOUS stationery!

  3. March 14, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    I love the shirt! So cute.

  4. March 14, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    that stationary is soooo cute! love it! i’m also loving the tan and green together in your outfit. they compliment each other perfectly!

  5. March 14, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    The stationery cards are amazing! I also your outfit 🙂

  6. March 14, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    The green looks great on you!!

  7. March 14, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    Wow those cards are just wonderful!! I love your outfit too, Sandy! So pretty!

  8. March 14, 2011 / 9:28 pm

    Love the floral blouse! I almost bought one similar to it!!

  9. March 14, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    I LOVE cowls! And your new cards are adorable!

  10. March 14, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    those cards are precious! what a lovely thing to do…

  11. March 14, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    LOVE the cowl – the color is gorgeous!!!!! the whole outfit rocks – love the flats and the floral print 🙂
    those cards are awesome too!!
    um, yes i love it all. and you maybe have your crafty MIL send me a few cowls. 😉

  12. March 14, 2011 / 10:09 pm

    Adorable outfit, (love the scarf), and adorable stationery! I almost want to frame it:-) xoxo

  13. March 14, 2011 / 10:25 pm

    Wow. I love the whole outfit. The combination of everything is so feminine and classic and great. I reallly love the stationary. nothing like i made when I was 12 haha

  14. March 14, 2011 / 10:35 pm

    I love that cowl! Your MIL doesn’t sell them does she?? You look adorable, as always. And what great taste your dad has!

  15. March 14, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    I LOVE LOVE ur new stationary girl! wow and each handmade and glued on? she got some patient!!! 😀

  16. March 14, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    That stationary is so cute!! I love how girly it is!!

  17. March 14, 2011 / 11:28 pm

    what a lovely outfit. i love that green cowl. so pretty! 🙂 & your new cards are amazing!

  18. March 14, 2011 / 11:44 pm

    The cards look gorgeous and I like the camel color of the cardigan!

  19. March 15, 2011 / 12:25 am

    Love the new cards! So fabulous and so you!

    Cute outfit!

  20. March 15, 2011 / 12:45 am

    Love the floral top! And what cute cards. I would want to use them all the time 🙂

  21. March 15, 2011 / 12:52 am

    you look especially pretty in that second picture and i’m in love with the beautiful green scarf and matching purse. and the customized stationary is wonderful the flag decorations are perfect!

    cute & little
    come join the color brigade!

  22. March 15, 2011 / 1:00 am

    Getting things in the mail rocks! Awesome goodies and oh, my! I love your stationery! 😉

    Have a nice week!


  23. March 15, 2011 / 1:04 am

    those cards are too sweet! love them 🙂

  24. March 15, 2011 / 1:16 am

    i adore your comfy outfit, and that stationery is so purty!

  25. March 15, 2011 / 2:26 am

    Love your outfit! And the stationery is so so cute! The box is adorable x

  26. March 15, 2011 / 4:58 am

    You always look so cute! And that is one super amazing custom cards!! Love it…

  27. March 15, 2011 / 6:19 am

    Wow!! I’m sure you were grinning from ear to ear with all the goodies! those custom cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! What a gorgeous job well done! And I love the chunky scarf! She should definitely consider opening up shop!

  28. March 15, 2011 / 6:22 am

    love your outfit – it’s way so chic!
    box and card are so lovely!

  29. March 15, 2011 / 7:29 am

    Awe! Your family has such good taste. Love the greens and those flats are ADORABLE! Your stationary looks great! I may just have to stop by her site.

  30. March 15, 2011 / 7:43 am

    yes, yes, yes! your MIL seriously needs to open a shop!
    and girl, you are adorbs! love the outfit as well.

  31. March 15, 2011 / 7:46 am

    That stationary is so adorable and I love your outfit. Great colour combination, sweetie. Happy Tuesday

  32. March 15, 2011 / 7:54 am

    The colors go so well together! I do enjoy earthy tones myself. P.S. Open that shop for your MIL! 😀

  33. March 15, 2011 / 8:00 am

    love the new stationary! so pretty 🙂

  34. March 15, 2011 / 8:11 am

    eeep!! I heart this ensemble!! That scarf and purse are so beautiful and I love your top!! How lovely!! You have such an amazing sense of style!!
    And that stationary is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Have a wonderful day Mrs. Sandy!!

  35. March 15, 2011 / 8:14 am

    ohhh I want your outfit!!! I love it all!!! hahaha!!
    What great cards, so adorable!

  36. March 15, 2011 / 8:27 am

    I really love your outfit!!

  37. March 15, 2011 / 8:59 am

    Yay for fun things in the mail! I’m still awaiting quite a few things, some of which I’m worried will never get to me =-(

  38. March 15, 2011 / 9:27 am

    1) I am beyond impressed that your dad actually stepped foot in a F21 and picked out a blouse for you.

    2) those notecards are ADORABLE!!

  39. March 15, 2011 / 9:39 am

    those cards are SOOOO cute! how darling they are and such a perfect design for you..

    def will need to go check out her store for so fun stationary for family and friends.. Thanks for sharing Lollipops with us!

  40. March 15, 2011 / 10:46 am

    you are adorable! and the stationary?? words cannot express how jealous i am. so so cool!

  41. March 15, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    Oh wow the stationary is so adorable!

  42. March 15, 2011 / 12:16 pm

    I just love those cards…bunting…love it…so sweet. I love getting mail too.

  43. March 15, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    Gorgeous! i love those cards but that purse is beyond pretty! my favorite color is green!! xo

    and forever 21 is my new favorite shop!

  44. March 15, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    Cutesy! I love Forever 21, btw. And the Shamrock Pie headband in your Etsy shop is adorable!

  45. March 15, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Lovely outfit! And such cute stuff!!

  46. March 15, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    Love the personalised cards! – So cute and the little flags add the perfect touch!


  47. March 15, 2011 / 4:01 pm

    I agree, the tan and sage green looks so pretty together. Your family has awesome taste (and talent!). Those note cards are adorable!!

  48. March 15, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    those cards are so perfectly handmade, i am in awe!! they are gorgeous!!! and i really love love your outfit. it looks exactly like something i would wear. and now i want to! 🙂

  49. March 15, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    really liking the lighting in your fashion shots here Sandy, and the close up pics are great too!

    what cute stationery to fit such a cute personality like yours! happy Tuesday!

  50. March 15, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    I love how you pulled that outfit together. It looks so cozy. And I am crushing hard on your stationary. So pretty!

  51. March 15, 2011 / 7:01 pm

    You truly come from a talented family 🙂 I love your outfit. I adore your flats.

    And those customised stationery is beautiful! I might need to get my own.

  52. March 15, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    I love that shade of green! And those bunting cards are too cute for words! Going to check them out!
    Hope you had a wonderful day friend!

  53. March 15, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    Love your outfit Sandy! The floral blouse is so pretty with the greens and tan. I also love your new stationery!

  54. March 16, 2011 / 8:01 am

    SANDY!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this entire outfit…! Your MIL is so talented!!! That green is my FAVORITE! 🙂 And those cards are ADORABLE! <3

  55. Jane
    March 16, 2011 / 10:17 am

    I love ur outfits and everything else that you post. I love this green too. 🙂

  56. March 16, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    I really like your outfit ^^ Especially the knitted shoulder bag!

  57. March 16, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Looking gorgeous, as always!
    That color green is so yummy & the stationary is soooo pretty!
    Miss & love you!

  58. March 16, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    Your cards are too cute! I would feel so special to get a note on them! Nice work to you and lollipops!

  59. March 17, 2011 / 1:07 am

    your cards turned out so well! love the bunting!!

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