Hello, again. I’m back from London and tired as hell. One of the best trips I’ve ever taken. London is like a little Christmas dream this time of year. The pubs have garlands and lights in their windows, the shops go all out with their displays, and most important is the mulled wine which you can get anywhere and everywhere. But, let’s be honest, the real reason I had fun was because I was traveling with Josh, who likes to laugh, drink, and shop. It was a dreamy experience.
Did you kids get tons of homework over Thanksgiving break? Because we had so much homework! Anyway, I’m trying to play catch up. Also I drank so much on my holiday that I now look like a puffer fish. I am on a no-alcohol diet, and I haven’t touched dessert in three days. Detoxing. When I come back from trips like this one, or even after the holidays, I stick to a high protein diet of meats, cheese, and veggies while drinking as much water as I can. I typically see the vacation weight drop off pretty quickly that way. I also do about thirty to forty minutes of my weighted hula hoop a day. Anyway, I am wearing a Burberry trench, but I found some great affordable look-alikes for you. Happy Shopping.
I’m so draggy with these posts that they sold out of my duster before I could post. I found a similar one but it’s a bit more pricey. The good thing about this piece is that you can wear it as a dress, or open with tank under. So, find one somewhere and snatch it up. I’m all about the versatile pieces. Anyway, here it is.
I wasn’t even going to do a post today, but I felt compelled to share this sweater with you. I stopped to pull it off the rack because of its unique rounded hemline. Most sweaters nowadays have the square boxy cut on the bottom so it was a fun change of sweater pace. Not to mention its thick and soft and I want to wear it every day forever. Anyway, have a fabulous weekend. We are taking the kids to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Children’s Theater. I take them about once a month to see a play and since they loved the movie they begged to go to this one.
Those trees though! Guys, this month. I don’t even know what to say about it. On a positive note it’s a beautiful month, the reds, and oranges, and yellows. There have been vivid color explosions in my house. Mostly relating to Scarlet’s moods. You don’t name a child Scarlet and not expect some colorful moods, right? I always feel like such a failure when my children aren’t stable, predictable, obedient robots. I have to take a deep breath and remember that they are living, evolving, vividly colorful humans and I have to teach them how to control certain aspects of their personalities, while helping others to flourish and grow. It’s hard work, but we don’t give birth to humans to half ass their upbringing. Right? Right. So, cut yourself a break this week. Make sure they know they’re loved, and also that they know how to show love. And maybe buy yourself a burgundy sweater, because every time I wear burgundy I feel like a fall fairy.
I’m sweater shopping. My favorites for this season are all things green, and stars! I made a list of some of the sweaters I just purchased since I’m not sure if they’ll sell out before I get them and take my own photos. These are all under $80! Most of them are around the $30.00 range. Happy sweater weather, my people. Don’t forget to scroll right to see them all!
So, this week I was supposed to be cruising the Bahamas with my readers, but that nasty cuss, hurricane Matthew decided to tear through Florida, ruining our plans and sending the state into emergency preparation. Josh and I spent our day in Seattle tracking the storm and texting friends who were getting ready for the category four hurricane. Though missing the chance to hang out for four days with my readers makes me sad, the devastation many people will face puts things into perspective. I am thinking about and praying for all of you.
I traded my shorts and bikinis in for sweaters and boots. This doesn’t make me sad since we all know how I feel about summer shit. Happy Fall y’all! Josh and I are going to buy Christmas decorations tomorrow. Don’t judge me. He has the week off of work and OHMYGODILOVECHRISTMASSOMUCH!
Here’s my outfit. I love, love, love these pants by blogger Sincerely Jules. So flattering and comfortable. And my cardigan/coat speaks for itself. I never want to take it off it’s so soft.
I’m pretty excited. I found this look for you in regular and plus size! The jeans are VERY inexpensive for both, and the Peaceful Warrior tee I’m wearing in the picture is linked HERE and on sale for ten bucks! It even has a pocket (everything is better with a pocket). As for the cardigan it’s oversized and baggy (perfectly so) and soft. I am wearing a small in the picture. If you get a large it will certainly fit plus size. I’ve linked you below.
Hey, have I told you lately that love kills? Not in a knife to the heart way (though it does that too). I mean in a dousing out all the evil things-way. Peaceful warrior means you go to war against evil using love and kindness as your weapons. I’ve never seen love fail. Not ever. Wear it as your armor instead of defensiveness, and instead of retaliation. It will keep your heart kind and soft even when someone is throwing hate and shade. And given time love always turns the hardest hearts. Be consistently kind to your enemies. Not for them, for you.
I had a purple bedroom when I was sixteen. I took it so way over the top (surprise, surprise). Sheer purple curtains, purple vases, purple comforter, purple stuffed animals, purple walls. All the shades, yo. Needless to say I got a little burned out. This fall I’ve returned to the color of my youth. No doubt I’ll take it over the top again! Because, you know-when I love something I love it too hard. Like… until I kill it. But, until I murder purple here are all of my favorite things. I included two sale wallets too, because Kate Spade at fifty percent off is a great thing. Hey, girl, hey!
You have to make a blog post, you have to make a blog post…
That’s been my mantra for weeks…months?
Jolene, she’s my cousin, was visiting from South Africa. And then I had a work trip to Brazil during which I was more often drunk on caipirinha’s than not. Last year during my visit to the Philippines I was faithful to blog each outfit, this year I wouldn’t have even been able to find the space bar on my computer. Seriously, Brazil, I’m still hungover.
Also, I hate summer clothes. Have I told you that? Now that fall is upon us (I’ve already decorated the outside of my house) I feel comfortable going to the mall again. I’ll be better. Anyway, today is my first day wearing scrubby clothes, no makeup and my hair is hellavu dirty. I’m sitting in front of the fire getting ready to write while the kids are at school. So, here is my feeble blog post. Hope your weekend is great.
I feel as if this is the mullet of blazers; business in the front, party in the back. Costume party. But, hey! I liked wearing it. I’m a blazer fanatic anyway, so this addition was perfect. It’s also forty percent off right now, and I’m jealous about that. So, go check it out!