Friday, October 31, 2014

The weekend is here!

Happy Friday—and happy Halloween! Are you dressing up? I wasn't planning on it—we're doing an old school horror movie night instead with friends—but, at the last minute, there's a chance we'll dress up, too. We'll see! Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Conversation starter.

The perfect mug.

A genius tip for cutting up squash.

SJP on Oscar.

The definition of a class act.

Jack O'Lantern macarons. Too cute!

Wow. Love this coat.

Uncle Leo for Halloween.

Girl power via Reese.

The coolest music video to start your weekend.

(Image via Pinterest)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween movie night

Instead of dressing up this year for Halloween, Matt and I are joining our friends for a Halloween horror night—movie night to be exact. Our email chain debating which film to watch is loooong! It's really hard to choose the perfect Halloween flick, especially when you have a scaredy cat like me weighing in. ;)

It looks like the winner is a classic: Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Mike Myers. Matt assures me it's old school horror, but I'm not so sure!

Other films in the running: The Shining and Nightmare on Elm Street. If you ask me, I'm partial to something a bit more tame like Rosemary's Baby or The Birds.

Any recommendations? Would love to hear your favorite Halloween films!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kate Middleton x 3

I'm so happy that Kate Middleton is feeling better—and even happier to see her out and about in three new (and stunning) looks. That Alexander McQueen coat! That Jenny Packham gown! That Temperley London LBD! She looks amazing and healthy, too.

Out of everything she wore this past week, I think my favorite is actually those L.K. Bennett shoes. So pretty, right?

Can't wait to see more of her second pregnancy style.

For a look back to when she was due with Baby George, go here, here, and here.

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Lemonade-inspired lunch

When I was in sunny CA two weeks ago, my sister Alyssa made the most delicious dinner! It was a variation on a recipe from Lemonade, a great lunch chain on the west coast that defines it's cuisine as Southern California comfort food. One word: Yum. :)

In their cookbook, they have a recipe for Avocado, Cherry Tomato, Pine Nut and Lime Vinaigrette. It's delicious—but to make it a bit more hearty, my sister serves the vinaigrette over quinoa veggie burgers from Trader Joe's. She also added a slice of extra sharp cheddar cheese and sautéed mushrooms. I'm planning on making this my new go-to dinner for the nights I have no energy/time to cook. The best part: the vinaigrette can be refrigerated for up to a week. 

Of course, during my week out there, Alyssa didn't want to deprive me of the real deal so we stopped into Lemonade on my second to last day. Totally wish this place would open in New York!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The prettiest plaid scarf

How cute is this pink and purple and black and white Madewell scarf for fall? I'm in love! It looks so cozy, too. This past weekend, we had warm late season temps, but I know that chilly days are coming. They would be so much more manageable if I knew I could wrap myself in something pretty like this! 

What is your go-to cold weather gear? 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Hollywood Costume Exhibit in LA

When I was in California last week to see my sister, I had the chance to see the Hollywood Costume exhibit currently on display at the LACMA. Seriously, if you're in the LA area, go now. There are 150 movie costumes on display from so many favorite films: Pretty Woman, Indiana Jones, Mary Poppins and more. But as I wandered through the pitch black exhibit (very similar to a movie theater experience), my heart stopped when I discovered the banana yellow jacket from the film Dick Tracy.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The weekend is here!

Happy Friday, my darling readers! I'm off on vacation for the next week to visit my little sister. Yay! We're planning a mini-detour from Laguna Beach to check out Palm Springs. I've never been and we've been eyeing the Saguaro as a place to stay. So colorful and fun, right? Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend (and week) ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Sad news about Squibb Bridge!

The right way to cuff sleeves.

OMG, this cover

My favorite Halloween classic, re-issued. 

Hilarious tee.

A cool exhibit I can't wait to check out.

Treat yo'self.

Swooning at this calligraphy workshop.

Love the modern take on French girl stripes (scroll down). 

Note to self: Learn how to knit.

(Image via My Modern Met)