Category Archives: Gotta Have It!

Gotta Have It…Gorgeous Wood iPhone Cases by Signimade

It’s been a very long time since I’ve done a Gotta Have It post. I’ve missed this little feature, so I think it’s time to bring it back, yes?


These really tickle my fancy! I’ve been really into wood accents a lot lately, so coming across these by Signimade just may make me break my “no case” rule. It would also be the one excuse I’d need to upgrade to an iPhone 4!

Gotta Have It…TOMS Shoes

I’ve always thought I never have had enough shoes…however, when I was cleaning up my room the other day, I kept finding pair after pair of shoes scattered around…until I realized that many of them won’t even fit in my closet anymore! Of course, and sane person would take this as a sign to stop…I however take this as a sign to just keep building upon my shoe collection….which is why I want these TOMS right here…

A lot of folks I went to college with wore TOMS shoes often and I always thought they looked really comfortable. The philosophy behind the brand – their One for One Campaign (which donates a pair of shoes to a child in need with every purchase made) is even more of an incentive to buy 1 or 2 pairs of the above…which ones should I get? Which ones would you get?!

Gotta Have It…Olympus Pen E-P1 Camera

So my homeboy, Drew, has let me borrow his Nikon D5000 SLR camera to play around with since I’ve been really disappointed with the picture quality of my Kodak point-and-shoot digital camera as of late. It seems like every Kodak camera I’ve had has issues, so I’ve had enough! Anyway, I’ve been researching about upgrading to SLR cameras because I’d like a better quality camara that has a bit more photographic freedom than your standard digital camera. Photography is like a 5th love of mine, so I think it would be great to focus on it more and to do that I’d like a really great “professional” camera.

I think I’m getting long winded, haha, so to make a long story short, I’ve found that the Nikon is an awesome piece of equipment, but a bit too complicated and bulky for what I plan on doing with my photography. So in my research, I found that Olympus has made a great compact SLR and point-and-shoot hybrid – the Pen E-P1. It has interchangable lenses for the option to have more control, but is still portable. I also really like the vintage look of the camera (looks like an old school film camera) I’m 90% sure I’m going to buy it (I found a great deal on Ebay), but the only downside is that I read the Auto-Focus isn’t good in low light (there goes my club & party photos!) and you have to buy the flash attachment (because it doesn’t have a built in flash). Have any of you guys owned or used this camera? I’d love any advice!

Gotta Have It…Clutches by Bagatelles & Co

Thanks to Etsy, I have (yet again!) found another collection of adorable clutches and change purses (by UK based Bagatelles & Co) that I MUST have in my closet…here are my favorites…

My favorite is the peackock one (which happens to be a Liberty print!). These are super pretty…check out the Bagatelles & Co blog as well…there’s some great inspiration there!

Gotta Have It…maSh Leggings

I do not wear leggings as pants because that is an atrocious fashion statement. I however do wear leggings as an accessory, so I certainly want these two pairs by M.I.A. inspired label maSh

I cannot get enough of how patterns are getting such love in fashion these days!

Gotta Have It…Costalots Sunglasses

Because I’m obsessed with sunglasses, I must own a pair of these sunglassess by M. Costa Sunglasses. There are two collections, the 83’s & the Diego’s…these are my favorites…



I like the 83’s because of the clear-colored frame and I like the Diego’s because they have a neat mix of a retro frame, but also sort of a Ray-Ban frame as well. Each collection comes in about 6 colorways, so there are tons to choose from…I suppose I’ll have to add these to my ever growing “Things-I-Don’t-Need-But-Will-Save-For-Anyway” list!

Gotta Have It…Nooka Mercury Shades

Design brand Nooka has released a really neat collection of sunglasses to complement their amazing timepiece collections. I really like the colors…

Each pair has a silver mirror finish which effectively reflects UV rays and effectively reflects haters. I need a pair of those black ones.

Gotta Have It…Sputnik Watch

…Because it’s sleek…plus anything named after something related to space has got me hooked…so check out the Sputnik Watch

It comes in black, sliver, and about 16 other colors as well. This thing is hot!

Gotta Have It…iPad Joker Decal

Even though I don’t own an iPad (yet)…I want this decal by Backglass..

So badass…they need to make one for MacBooks…I’d snatch it up in a heartbeat.

Gotta Have It…Bamboo Clocks

Check out these goregous woodcut clocks from DecoyLab. They’re made out of bamboo…

These would be perfect in my new apartment. Perfect! I need to own these!