Fine. Call me plain silly, but I'm in love with my alice + olivia tutu tumbler from Starbucks (professional photos coming soon). When I heard it was a thing, I immediately squealed and knew I had to own it. For one, I'm a coffee shop regular. It's where I spend a lot of freelance time, and catch-up time when little C's in "school." I crave that one hour of solidarity. GOODness. And now I'm not sure if I can ever drink my coffee from any cup minus a tutu. It just feels so right. And precious.
I tried to wait to put the tumbler on my annual Christmas list for the in-laws, but just couldn't wait that long. Le sigh. Sitting at Starbucks, it was all I could do to finish typing a blog post while staring at the sweet lil' thing on the shelf. At just $20, it's a goodie, too. It's actually really nice. Ceramic, double wall...so sturdy (and who can resist anything with stripes and metallic accents?). And if you dare, you can remove the tutu (but that seems so wrong). Bonus: you actually get a lil' discount at Starbucks when you use your own tumbler (and you're saving the environment one coffee at a time...).
The other piece Stacey Bendet designed for the holidays is the "Bearista." Eeek...I can't take the cuteness. I just learned the bear's name while writing this, and isn't it adorable? Since I didn't purchase the bear just yet (she's also $20, but you can buy them in a set, too), I did put her on my Christmas list crossing my peeptoes it will wind up baby L's. She's wearing the signature alice + olivia black and white stripes accented with red and pearls, and I'm pretty sure she's perfect for my mini fashionista in the making, yes? ;)
Look for photos of me with my tutu tumbler coming very soon...it's just too hard to resist. Happy weekend! xoxo
[Photo via Starbucks]