Far Too Cute: Musings about fashion and beauty

A blog all about covetable, charming, and far too cute fashion, beauty products, and accessories in Boston and beyond. See my vintage store at www.Far2Cute.com!

Friday, March 31, 2006

Website of the week: Ornamental Things

Whoever said diamonds were a girl's best friend has never been to Natalie's jewelry store, "Ornamental Things". Whimsical settings and funky beads make her pieces incredibly unique and unexpected. From necklaces, to rings, earrings and bracelets this woman is a jewelry-making fool! Check out her gorgeous pieces here.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Goodbye winter!

This balmy (hello 60 degrees!) weather in Boston is getting me very excited for summer. I'm getting in the mood by taking a look back at some of the fabulous vintage fashion spreads that came out of California. Mod shapes, candy colored hues, fun prints...Take a look at these goodies and get inspired.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Fabulous Blog of the Week

Anyone who reads this blog regularly, knows that I am a thrify gal at heart. I'll never turn down a trip to the Goodwill or Salvation Army. And, if I walk by a flea market without stopping to browse, I have thrifting guilt for days. I realize that I'm not alone in my thrifting obsession. Hillary over at Thriftcraft.com showcases some of her amazing thrift scores on her blog. The vintage fabric that she's able to dig up is so cool. Plus, she alters some of her finds into totally new items. Her site is a must-read for all you vintage/thrift lovers out there.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

That's NEET

Have you checked out NEET magazine this month? It's chock full of indie goodness. Their fashion spreads are amazing and the items they chose to feature are oh so cute. I'm loving the gorgeous cherry red heels from Peppermint Vintage (I'm hoping they're in my size), and the green domino earring from Punkypins. Check it out here.

Monday, March 20, 2006

On the lookout...

I'm trying to find myself an amazing website designer. If you know of someone (please feel free to nominate yourself) who has designed girly, modern, and somewhat edgy websites (and is looking for a new client), please have them shoot me an email at fartoocute@hotmail.com with a link to their portfolio. Thanks!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Fabulous Web Store of the Week

I am having a love affair with the jewelry at Twigs and Heather's website. The webstore was created by New England twin sisters, who happen to be silversmiths and casters. Their jewelry is inspired by nature and (as you may have guessed by their name) includes lots of twig pieces. Wonder how they get their pieces to look so realisitic? It's because they cast actual objects from nature--that means you're buying an original, one-of-a-kind piece. I love their birch rings and their bunny necklace is on my wishlist. If you can't get to one of their craft shows in MA, NH, or ME, you can order pieces through their website.

Another fabulous shopping event!

Hey Boston ladies, April just keeps getting better and better...

The Honah Lee's LADIES NIGHT SPRING 2006
A showcase of women artists and designers and entrepreneurs.
Boston, MA - Thursday April, 27 - 7pm - 11pm.

Updates of the vendors are coming soon to their site at:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Model Citizens?

Thanks to everyone who responded to the questionaire. It really means a lot to me. And, if you didn't email me, but are still interested in filling one out, feel free to send me an email and I will shoot one your way.

Back to your regularly scheduled program...Has anyone caught the latest reality show that the MTV factory has churned out: "8th and Ocean"? The series follows the lives of a group of models living in South Beach. I wasn't a hug fan of the first episode. None of the characters were stand-out drama queens. We hardly got to meet the guys on the first show. And, there was no cat fighting--ala Laguna Beach. But, I'm still interested enough to watch what happens this season. Your thoughts?

Sunday, March 12, 2006

A small plea for help

Sorry I haven't been blogging as much as recently, but I've been spending many a free hour putting together a business plan. I'm still in the research phase at the moment, and I'd love to get some help from any of my readers that could spare a couple of minutes answering some questions about shoping for vintage clothing.

There are 8 questions total--so I promise it won't take too long. If you have a few minutes to spare (and want to help a fellow fashionista out), send me an email at fartoocute@hotmail.com and I will send the survey to you. Thanks so much!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Fabulous Blog of the Week

Right now, I'm obsessed with home design. Maybe it's all the HGTV I've been watching--but I can't stop cutting out pictures of night stands, fainting couches, and scones from random home design catalogs. That's why I'm in love with Shawn's blog, Everything and Nothing . It's a site devoted to Shawn's random interests (a lot of which is devoted to the home decor realm.) She finds the coolest most unusual items. From ink blot dinner plates to dog-themed wallpapper--this lady knows her stuff. Check out her blog and see for yourself.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Report from Portland

The weather was fabulous, the food was delicious and the shopping was bountiful. If you've never been to Portland, Maine or haven't been in quite sometime, I highly suggest you add this destination to your future travel plans. I fell in love with Old Port. From the cobblestone streets to the pretty waterfront views, the town was quaint but not overly "cute". Not a chain store to be found insight--and more independently-owned women's boutiques than you could shake a stick at. We stayed at hotel in Old Port, but there were so many sweet inns and b&bs that I wish we could have tried out as well. From Old Port, we were only a 12 mile drive to Freeport--home to over 170 outlet shops including Coach, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Cole Hann. (You know I did some serious damage to the credit card there.) I'm already missing the fresh blueberry pancakes and lobster stew...