November 27th, 2008
Today, I’m grateful for:
-my healthy family
-rainy weather on Thanksgiving
-chocolate lava cake, my heated mattress pad, red nail polish
-sharing a home with my wonderful boyfriend
-the beatles, peppermint ice cream, cashmere socks
-girlfriends that are hilarious and pretty
-sunday morning pancakes, crossword puzzles, big coffee cups
-surprises (my boyfriend randomly sent this to my office)
-my job, bubble baths, magazines
-the love and support from the readers of my blog
November 26th, 2008
Since we don’t really have leaves covering the ground in L.A., I make an effort to jump into every pile I come across here in Mill Valley. Thankfully, I brought along my favorite riding boots that I’ve been practically sleeping in since my arrival. They’re just wide enough so that I can casually throw them on over jeans, but still manage to look polished. My Steve Madden boots are no longer available, but this pair is a ridiculously similar alternative with all the necessary elements (minimal heel, hits right below the knee, buttery leather).
Vintage Aviators, Forever 21 Scarf and Watch, H&M Top, Foley + Corinna Bag, BDG Jeans
November 25th, 2008
Despite the laid back nature of Thanksgiving, it’s always a tricky holiday for which to dress. Of course, you want to look nice, but given the four extra pounds you’ll be acquiring in an afternoon, comfort is of utmost importance. Since only Joey Tribbiani can get away with wearing maternity pants to the table, here’s my idea of a perfect outfit for Thursday afternoon.
1. Sheer Floral Woven Blouse, $19.90. Dark enough to hide spills, but in a breathable fabric with a cheery pattern.
2. Miu Miu Jeweled Satin Cuff, $294. This sparkly bracelet will illuminate the whole table during dinner.
3. Flannel Lantern Skirt, $70. I love this slimming skirt that can be inched up as the belly expands.
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Glossy Bow Hairband, $39. A cute hair accessory that will also help keep food out of your mouth.
5. Maloles Pleated Bow Ballet Flat, $230. These crinkled leather ballet flats are not only cute, but also comfortable for running around the kitchen.
What is your take on Thanksgiving attire? Do you roll to the table in sweats or satin?
November 24th, 2008
Just the idea of a bustling airport makes my skin crawl. The long lines, screaming babies and contagious passengers are enough to make me consider opening a can of Spam in lieu of going home for Thanksgiving turkey. Luckily, I was able to fly out yesterday and missed all of the holiday bustle. For those that do have yet to reach your final destinations, I’ve included a few of my favorite items that make traveling that much easier.
1. Indian Jasmine Travel Candle, $12: Scents are such a nice way to acclimate yourself with a new place and this subtle, floral fragrance burns for 35 hours and won’t weigh down your bag.
2. Pony Hair Luggage Tags, $19.95: To avoid wrestling with three people that have the same black suitcase, these colorful tags are a chic way to set your bag apart.
3. Travel Alarm Clocks, $13: These miniatures alarm clocks are a cheerful way to keep track of the time, no matter the time zone.
4. Sky Umbrella, $48: You’ll never regret bringing an umbrella, but the frizzy hair and damp sweaters that await you if you don’t are simply not worth the gamble. Tibor Kalman’s umbrella reminds you that clear skies are just around the corner.
5. Acrylic Pots, $3.50: I love the versatility of these clear pots that can store anything from loose earrings to an extra supply of Advil.
6. Altec Lansing inMotion Portable Audio System for iPod, $119.99: There’s nothing better than listening to your own playlist when you’re away from home (this system was rated the best on CNET for travel MP3 speaker systems).
7. Travel Sleep Mask, $19.95: One of the more disturbing revelations while on vacation is to find that your room floods with light in the morning. This silk, pucci-inspired mask is easy to slip in your bag and will provide hours of restful sleep.
8. Patent Ballet Flats, $17.50: These ballet flats are not only sleek and uber-comfortable, but they can also be folded up and thrown in a purse for those times you may not last the night propped up in 4 inch heels.
What are your travel necessities?