It's always such a relief to see stars wearing the same thing in different pictures.
First of all, because it's nice to be reassured that celebrities don't actually wear an outfit once and then throw it away, as it sometimes can seem. (Sidenote: if you happen to know someone that does this, please give their trashman my address). Also, it definitely makes them seem more human to know that they have a favorite pair of shoes that they wear all the time just like we do.
Here, Miranda Kerr has perfected the art of the repeat. She's got a great denim shirt, an awesome pair of black cowboy booties, and a beautiful black bag, and she rocks them multiple times. The color combo of black, denim, and textured gray might seem simple, but as they say, less is more, my darlings. Use this as your outfit inspiration for the coming winter weeks, when the fact that you're waking up before the sun even rises makes it difficult to color-coordinate.
Final touches: throw on some diva-status sunglasses and grab yourself a baby and voila!
Continuing with the Thanksgiving-themed posts for the week, I bring you a little tablescape inspiration, courtesy of Design*Sponge. They tapped some of their favorite artists, designers, and shop owners to style tables for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a great idea, and cool to see each individual put their own twist on things. Above are some of my favorites to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!
So here's the deal: you're home for Thanksgiving at your parents' house. Maybe it's just your close immediate family, maybe you've got your third cousin once removed there. Point is, it's Thanksgiving dinner with the family, and you've somehow been volun-told to make a dessert. This is where your life turns into a choose-your-own-adventure paperbacks I used to check out of my middle school library, where picking the wrong thing could lead to DEATH.
(Or, you know, just being ridiculed and possibly cut out of the will).
**DISCLAIMER: This is an exaggeration. The author passes no judgement if you make a pumpkin pie, at any point on the homemade to store-bought continuum. Pumpkin pie is delicious. She is merely pointing out that this might be a good chance to actually make one of those recipes you always pin to Pinterest. Also, no matter which option you pick, there is no guarantee of tears of either joy or sorrow.
OPTION 1: Rustic Apple Pie Tart.
I guess it's technically a tart, but it also has the word pie in it, so it counts.
Also, bonus points if you make it in a cute mini cast iron skiller. (via.)
OPTION 2: Bourbon Pecan Pie.
One word: bourbon. Also, it was featured in Garden & Gun, so it's gotta be pretty good. (via.)
OPTION 3: Spiced Bourbon Apple Pie.
I repeat - bourbon. Also a good one for people who don't like pumpkin. (via.)
OPTION 4: Shoefly Pie.
According to the website, a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert. Main flavor: molasses. (via.)
OPTION 5: Sweet Potato Pecan & Bourbon Pie.
Again with the bourbon. And the pecans. Twist! This one's got sweet potato in to as well. (via.)
OPTION 6: Crack Pie.
A recipe from Milk Bar by way of Bon Appetit; so called because of its addictive qualities.
This is THE perfect winter dress. It's good for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, sorority rush...the list goes on! Apparently everyone else thought so too, considering it's sold out on Shopbop....hopefully it'll come back in stock soon so I can snatch it up!
I'm posting this from my bed in my room at home in California! After spending all day yesterday traveling across the country (including a 6 am flight out of Virginia - ouch) it's so nice to be back home and with my family for the week of Thanksgiving.
Are these books from a collaboration between Mr. Boddington's Studio and Penguin Classics not the most adorable thing you've ever seen? I saw them over on Matchbook Mag's The Daily Spark and couldn't help but share. Perfect for giving to a book-lover for Christmas
(or just buying one for yourself - I don't judge).
While Hurricane Sandy did little to no damage where I live, she did bring cold weather with her, and it looks like it's here to stay. It's the kind of cold weather that makes you want to curl up in a ball when your alarm goes off in the morning and stay in bed all day, reading and drinking tea and watching movies on netflix. Alas, that thing called class gets in the way. I'm counting down the minutes to the weekend where I can do absolutely nothing for two days straight. Here are six things that I wish I had right now to help keep me cozy.
If you, like me, are currently residing on the East Coast, you've been getting all sorts of alerts and updates about the impending Frankenstorm, our dear friend Sandy. Currently, she's my new best friend, as classes were cancelled today!!! (But actually, this never happens). Which means that instead of spending Sunday night in the library and waking up at 8 am this morning, everyone went out to bars last night. Picture a packed bar filled with students in leggings and t-shirts and raincoats, most straight from the library, getting drunk and randomly starting chants of "Sandy! Sandy!". Quite the experience.
If you're not as lucky as I am and have to brave the elements, here's a suggestion for a cute and colorful outfit. None of this cutesy little trenchcoat stuff here - Sandy means business. Patagonia rain jacket, Bean Boots with Gor-Tex, and Under Armour Coldgear leggings will keep you warm and dry. A cute doggie sweater and a plaid scarf keep you from looking like Bear Grylls. Throw in a cheeky survival guide for helpful tips and a flashlight in case the power goes (or you have to bash someone's head in, obvs) and you've got yourself a hurricane-proof outfit!
Sorry that there were a grand total of zero posts between Monday's THOUGHT FOR THE DAY and Friday's THINGS I PINNED AND LIKED. I suck majorly. But actually I'm just busybusybusy like a bee. Next week is super big for me - two big midterms, my best friend's birthday, Halloween, and the huge 200-person event that I've been planning all fall and which I'm still not there yet on. So you probably won't be hearing very much of me until November, but I'll try and pop in and say wassup and show you a pretty picture or two.
Running around like a chicken with my head chopped off this week - school work, midterms, planning three events at once, and spending far too much time on Facebook and Pinterest really takes it out of a girl! I only wish I looked this fabulous running around town!
It's October, dudes, and you know what that means: HALLOWEEN! Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays, and there's nothing better than celebrating it in college. Instead of wearing one costume and going out trick-or-treating one night, you get to go out all weekend, wearing a different costume every night! It's a dream come true!! (Though with considerably more alcohol than candy). Also, one of my favorite events of all time at my school is Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn, where all of the kiddos from around town dress up and come trick-or-treat at the rooms that line the Lawn on campus. It's literally the most adorable thing you've ever seen in your life. I usually spend the entire afternoon taking stalkerish pictures of nuggets dressed up and toddling around and playing in the leaves.
Also, I'm really excited to finally get to decorate for Halloween! (A dorm and an apartment don't really give you much in the way of that). But now that I'm in the sorority house, we've got a great front porch that is just begging for some cool pumpkins. Here are some of my favorite ideas from the interwebs.
So much spirit!!! And a creative way to show off your house number for the mailman!
These ones are painted, but you could get fancy and carve as well -
especially the silhouette of your state.
(This could easily be school pride as well - just slap the logo on there!)
Lesson #2 I've learned from living in a sorority house: people have really cute underwear. Namely, my friend Gracie. Living in a house with twenty girls trying to get ready on a Friday night, you end up seeing everyone in their underwear in the awkward post-shower-but-still-haven't-figured-out-what-to-wear stage. I'm always so envious of my friend Grace, who's standing in her room wearing cute matching bra and panties and looking so chic doing her makeup and I just want to be her. She always looks so sophisticated - like how you're actually supposed to look in lingerie. Her secret: buy underwear, any underwear, that matches. It's not about anyone seeing you in said matching underwear (though I'm sure that wouldn't hurt). It's about knowing you're wearing really cute undies, and it gives you that little extra pep in your step.
So now I'm on a matching underwear kick. Like, actually. I tried to convince my mom to buy me a nice set and she laughed at me over the phone and told me I'm lucky she even buys me underwear from Victoria's Secret. Strike out. So while that super sexy VPL set is nowhere in my near future (I had to include it in the round up just for kicks), here are a bunch of other options I've been lusting after. Anthropologie has great sets of underwear, and I love love love the polka-dotted Honeydews that Madewell carries (number 6).
So new goal: get a cute set of matching underwear so that I too can stand around in a house full of girls in only my undies while I blow dry my hair and look damn good doing it. I can't think of any better reason to buy cute underwear than that. (Well, except for, you know, that other one....)