Tuesday, December 31, 2013

After Christmas Shopping

Factory skinny cord
J Crew factory skinny cord in brilliant coral
Kate Spade Broome Street skinny jeans in lavendar
Kate Spade Cleo dress in blue

Monday, December 30, 2013

A Few of My Favorite

Gifts this Christmas . . .

Lilly Pulitzer Maddie Zip Front Jacket

Tiffany's Ziegfeld Collection pearl bracelet

Lilly Pulitzer Toasty mittens and earmuffs
Brooks Brothers boucle fringe jacket in tan-gold

 Julie Brown Celine dress in black and white (mine is an inverted version of this with more black than white)

Lilly Pulitzer Maria boatneck sweater in navy and orange

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Made for TV

I love Christmas movies, even those terrible ones that come on the Hallmark Channel and ABC Family. Nothing is too cliche or cheesy.  They always have some dried up actresses that I love.  A few I've watched this season . . . 
Tori Spelling sings All I Want For Christmas is You badly.  Tia Mowry murders Chistmas, Baby Please Come Home.  It was a pleasure.
This is just a slightly different version of a movie you have seen at least twenty times.  Orphan kids live with their poor but attractive aunt until their rich grandfather and literal prince of an uncle invite them to the castle and embrace them.
I will literally watch anything with a 90210 alum.  I love Shannen Doherty for some inexplicable reason. 
A Jewish boy switches places with another kid because he desperately wants to celebrate the holiday and finds that Christmas really is for everyone.

Apparently I missed this one when it premiered back in 2011.  Loser boyfriend breaks up with the leading lady the day before Thanksgiving so she has to scramble to find a fake fiance to take home with her for the holidays.  Of course the fake fiance marries her by Christmas and you know this will happen from the beginning.  It's still fun to watch.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I'm astonished that we were able to pull off Thanksgiving in my tiny tiny apartment.  This is the smallest kitchen I've had since living in the city and C had to show me how to work the oven that had not been used in the three years I had been there.  Most of our nice furniture is in storage until we stop traveling and find a bigger apartment.  We used C's work desk as the table, our new white everyday china from various wedding guests, and even the Jonathan Adler salt and pepper shakers our T-day guests had gifted us with.  Thanks to my new MIL we even had some cute decorations.
Pumpkin soup
We used tv trays to hold up the meal since we had zero counter space left

I own a butter dish for the first time in my life.

Next year I hope to have a more proper Thanksgiving, but I was struck by how much I have to be thankful for this year. I cannot imagine having more to be thankful for than I do right now.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Veronica Mars THE MOVIE will be out in March 2014 according to Entertainment Weekly.  I didn't start watching this show until the last season when I was introduced to it by my law school roomie, A.  I was hooked quickly and very sad to find out it was getting canceled.  Now I'll have to go back and watch the first couple seasons.  I hope they're on netflix.  It's so hard to say goodbye to shows that should have lasted way longer.  My shows are cut short quite often.  I am convinced that this has to do with my preference for female protagonists vs. everyone else's preferences for dude heavy casts.  It's not too late for the movie version of My So Called Life.  What ever happened with Bryan Krakow?