-I have new books! As soon as I read Jenna’s post, I knew I wanted something good to read over Christmas and New Year’s. I’m currently reading The Blue Bistro, which is set on Nantucket, and I’m loving all the food descriptions.
-I also have new icing tips – so excited to make something with giant blobs of icing!
-My stomach feels better than it has since last year and my digestive system is…well…working again. I think my Christmas present to myself is going to be re-introdicing goat and sheep cheese. Also, anyone tried the almond milk nog? Which brand is the best?
-Matt and I are going to see a performance of White Christmas this weekend!!! My mom is in love with the movie and bought us tickets for Christmas!
-Any of you athletes out there have recommendations for sore/aching legs? My muscles don’t seem to be recovering from workouts like they used to, and I’m having to limit running to once a week. I’ve tried introducing yoga and walking days (in lieu of working out) and they constantly ache unless I spend a day on the couch.
-A show set in Dallas about fashion? Of course I’m obsessed with Courtney Loves Dallas.
-Umm, sweetened sweet potato chips? Addicted. I reserve these for dessert though because they are coated in sugar.
Happy almost weekend before Christmas.
-The sun’s out after days and its glorious. Those post-apocalyptic scenarios where the sun doesn’t shine anymore are my worse nightmare.
-Matt had to travel this week, so I ate lots of bowls with toppings for dinner. My usual go-to combos over quinoa are: roasted broccoli, nuts, and veggie burger; black beans, corn, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, salsa; mushrooms, carrots, spicy sausage, and Indian simmer sauce. This new one I had last night was incredible and included cranberries, sweet potatoes roasted in coconut oil, kale, jalapeno chicken sausage, and garlic and lemon dressing. It’s a keeper.
-After last week’s party, I really want new holiday heels! I LOVE these suede ones with a more reasonable heel. I also like some of the ‘shooties’ I’ve seen online, but who wants toes peeping out in winter?
-Speaking of shopping, if you’re looking for something fun on the cheap to wear on New Year’s, Forever 21 has some crazy leggings right now that could be paired with an existing top or dress….
- I knocked out all the alcohol shopping for our Christmas stay-cation last night! (don’t worry, we’ll have 9 here to help consume).
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I haven’t written much about the wedding these past two months because I’ve been working on a lot of little things. Thankfully, all the big stuff is done! The details are my favorite part.
When I first started looking at invitations I couldn’t believe how expensive they are! $600 for a piece of paper with black letterpress cursive? I knew I did not want that, so I went for a more modern and colorful invite from a small business: Southern Fete Creative.
This is next on my to-do list! I’m just starting to think about passages/songs/structure, but I’m overwhelmed at the moment.
We picked our cake a while back, but the baker has been sketching fun ideas and sending them my way. Love the big sugar flower on top, but haven’t picked a design yet.
But I just can’t decide if I want sequins,
or something really traditional, but extraordinary.
Regardless, the shoes have got to be under three inches (for comfort and height restrictions). It’s tempting to get carried away with all the beautiful designer shoes out there (like the manolo blahnik’s above!), but even if I had the cash, I’m kind of against the principle of spending that much money on shoes. But they sure are pretty!
For now, I’m happy to just dream about my wedding shoes and the day that will come with them.
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Another year, another Labor day; it’s time for that post again. We all love fall clothes, and every year, I take peak at the new arrivals online, and I fall in love. This year? Not so much. I had to actually do some digging and searching to find pieces that felt new and different, and even the picks below don’t feel particularly fall-ish. Perhaps I’m getting too picky or perhaps I need to physically see and touch the items? I don’t mean to give this post a negative vibe though! I’m sure I’ll be lusting for a million things once I visit the mall. For now, these are pieces I’d like for my autumn wardrobe!
I have been enjoying wearing dresses to work. This year, I’m definitely transitioning from back-to-school to working woman. I’d love some work appropriate dresses with sleeves for chilly October days.
J-crew and Forever 21
My Mad Men watching habits have got me really into the bow tie shirt and pencil skirt combo. And I love that I work in an office now where this outfit would not be too dressy.