Monday, September 12, 2011

Trend I'm Loving: Tortoise

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  N and I spent it doing housework and I tested out paint samples while he ripped out tile in the kitchen.  The dust is driving me crazy, but it will all be worth it next month!

Another thing I did this weekend was start organizing my jewelry and accessories so that I don't have to dig for things all the time.  I found a necklace that I thought was lost (yay!) and was reminded how very much I love tortoiseshell, and the luxe feel that it brings any outfit even when the jewelry is made of resin.  Then, I became even more enamored when I started looking around on Polyvore and made this set:


Tortoise Accessories





How amazing are those flats and that cuff?!  I am hopeful that someone reads this before my wedding anniversary and Christmas and notices what I'd like to get as gifts this year.  Hint hint. 

I also love when designers use tortoiseshell in rooms, and I can't wait to figure out a way to do it myself.  I use a lot of gray tones, but I think it could still work since it's such a neutral.  Right?

Ron Marvin via Lonny

design by Albert Hadley

design by Miles Redd

Clearly, I need a faux tortoise table in my life. 

So, are you a fan of tortoiseshell?  Is it the ultimate classic neutral, or too old fashioned for your liking?

Update:  How timely - Matchbook Magazine just posted this amazing tortoise bracelet as their daily fancy item today!  It's from Target, but sure doesn't look it!

10 comments

  1. I am definitely a fan. I have the michael kors watch and love it ! Pretty sure I need that table as well !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  2. Ooh now this is a trend I haven't seen in a while! It is so classic though. Love the iphone case and that table is just gorgeous!

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  3. I would adore that table! I love tortoiseshell accessories and have never thought about incorporating it into a room, but these rooms have it down to an art. ;)

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  4. I've seen that watch before somewhere. SO gorgeous!

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  5. here's a link to a diy tutorial for faux tortoise shell:

    http://gorgeousshinythings.blogspot.com/2011/03/faux-tortoise-shell-how-to-and-more.html

    that woman is a GENIUS with diy faux painting!

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  6. I've always loved it and you have just reminded me of why! That cabinet is to. die. for. with that tortise backing. GENIUS. I don't think I've ever thought of it in such a large dose, but it's every bit as lovely as it should be (c:

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  7. Ohh yes yes yes! I just bought a tortoise necklace and sunglasses, so fab! I'm loving that bedroom, so sexy and chic.

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  8. Oh my gosh your blog is so bad for me. You post the most "me" stuff. I need those Jessica Simpson shoes. Why?! Ahh! I bought a pair of Jessica Simpson in May and they are so so high I can barely wear them...but I'm going to keep them.

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  9. I love tortoiseshell in all of its incarnations. Loved your interview over at Debby's.

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  10. I am in LOVE with that Michael Kors watch!! Great choices - I love tortoise.

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