20 October 2014

Fall favorites from Anthropologie's collection

Have I mentioned I love fall?

Just kidding--I know I mention it like every single day. But it's true. I love the cool weather, I love sweaters, I love anything pumpkin (#psl anyone?), and I love the crunch of the leaves. I love cool nights (finally) and an excuse to cuddle up with the one I love. I love the memory of fall bonfires around homecoming and spirit days in high school, and I love the memory of finally being settled and in the groove around fall in college. These days, the only thing that really differentiates my summer from my fall is the weather, given that I'm an adult and all, but I can also build in some fall spirit into my wardrobe.

Anthropologie's fall collection is just the fashion itch that I needed to be scratched.

Let me know what you think of these... and if you have any tips for fall!


Happy shopping... and think of me when you have your next pumpkin spice latte.

17 October 2014

Friday finds: Anthropologie outerwear under $50

I'm in the mood for outerwear this week. The leaves in my neighborhood are starting to change color, it's getting a little colder, and I love the outerwear at Anthropologie.

This is seriously my very favorite time of year. The air is crisp, cool, and fresh. The leaves crunch under my feet when I walk down the sidewalk. Finally, the heat of the summer is over, and we can comfortably sit on our front porch. And no bugs. Which is seriously amazing.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the Anthropologie sale section:


Happy shopping!


16 October 2014

Fan favorites from Joss & Main

I'm a huge fan of Joss & Main. I'm over there at least once a week to peruse their sales, and I adore the products that they choose. I've gotten a few major pieces of furniture there, and have also been super happy with their customer service (In fact, I had an issue with a mark on one of the pieces I received and they refunded my money no questions asked. You can't get that kind of customer service everywhere these days.).

It's a site with limited quantities and quick sales, so the reason I visit every week is that there is a whole different inventory each time. What I also love about the limited quantities is that none of my friends have the same stuff (and believe me--everyone I know has the same bookshelf from Ikea so that's a big issue for me).

In any case, I adore Joss & Main, and thought I would highlight a few of my very favorite pieces on their website today.

This bedding is just like Anthropologie's. I love how feminine it is, I adore the ruffles, and it costs about 50 percent less than the same thing at Anthro. Love.

 Joss and Main like Anthropologie

This bookshelf is really similar to another one that I have from Joss & Main. I adore how similar it is to Restoration Hardware's.


Also like Restoration Hardware--this chair is one I just want to curl up in and read a book.


Keeping in the theme of the furniture, this settee is a lot like one I've seen at Urban Outfitters (but again much cheaper).


And because I adore Williams Sonoma, this cake stand. 


Anyway, let me know if you like anything else at Joss & Main... and happy shopping!

15 October 2014

Jumpsuits... got an opinion?

Well I do.

I find it so difficult to come around to jumpsuits because I can't stop associating them with April from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Am I right?


I've been promised that jumpsuits are making a mainstream comeback by such sources as the Wall Street Journal... and while I don't totally believe them I thought I would round up a few of the jumpsuits that I don't think are alltogether hideous. Just in case. Think of it as a little jumpsuit insurance policy in case they really do take off.

Happy... jumping out of a plane? What are these used for anyway?

14 October 2014

On my bookshelf: Funny ladies

I've been reading a lot of the women of comedy lately. I literally chuckle when I read them, so I have to be careful about where I am (laughing to myself on a crowded train is not always the most conducive to civility). But I love them. In the last few weeks I think I've missed out on hours of sleep because I've been staying up reading these amazing women of comedy.

So I thought I'd spotlight a few of my favorite ladies (if you click on the books they take you to Amazon).

Tina Fey


Mindy Kaling


Caitlin Moran


Lena Dunham


Coming up... Amy Poehler


Honestly all of these have given me snort-milk-out-of-my-nose laughter at times, but I have to say I loved Tina Fey's book most. Maybe it was because it came out first?

And I must say they're not just for ladies--my husband laughed just as much as I did (and swore off children just as much as I did) when he read Bossypants. So take that, gendered literature.

Happy reading!

13 October 2014

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! (Formerly known as Columbus Day)

Hi Readers,

I'm standing in solidarity Seattle and a lot of other people, who have re-branded Columbus Day as "Indigenous People's Day." And I have a day off of work. So I figured why not give myself a li'l blog break too?

So I'll be back tomorrow with fashion and decor tips and tricks.

Happy Indigenous People's Day! How are you celebrating?

10 October 2014

Friday finds: Anthropologie pants under $30

Did you know that "pants" in some countries means underwear? Imagine the giggles when I was living in Ireland and spilled a soda on myself in a movie theatre and told a friend of mine, "My pants are wet!" But I digress. This post is not about underwear, it's about trousers. Or pants. Or slacks. Whatever you call 'em, I found 'em on sale.

Anthropologie's pants are always so pricey, but I love them. I love them because they fit me. Often times I have to get my pants tailored or go to a specialty store or take about a hundred pairs of pants into the fitting room to make them fit properly. Anthropologie's just seems to work.

Here are a few pairs of pants on sale for under $30 (!). They're likely to go fast, so hurry up and get on these!

Oooh and I should mention that I'm affiliated with some of these links but wouldn't recommend them if I didn't love 'em.

Happy shopping!