Friday, November 25, 2016

Here & There 11.25

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Happy day after late-fall friend & family thanks-giving fun time! Honestly, with everything happening in the world, especially Standing Rock, celebrating a traditional 'Thanksgiving' felt... wrong, so it's just as well that we stayed in Philly this year. Plus, my family has never been much for a traditional Thanksgiving anyway. When I was younger, our "normal" Thanksgiving involved my mom taking my brother and I snowboarding for the day, where the mountain served something close to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Afterwards, we'd head home and feast on microwave burritos and watch movies. It was pretty perfect. This year I stuck to my own tradition and ran an early morning Turkey Trot while Chris worked a shift, then we made a big dinner with friends. In the years to come, I'm looking forward to reimagining this day as something different. A day to be grateful and give back -- minus the weird and inaccurate 'pilgrim/indian' narrative. Think about it - wouldn't it be cool if we just had a day where we were encouraged to make a huge dinner for friends and family and then give to the charities and causes we cared about? And we all just had this day off from work.

And now it's officially the holiday season. Today Chris and I are going to the art museum and planning out the gifts we're going to make this year, and tomorrow I'm looking forward to doing some Small Business Saturday shopping. Hope you have a fun weekend planned! XO

PS - IT'S GILMORE GIRLS DAY!!!!!!!

*How to help the Standing Rock protesters: lots of helpful info here, and donate to https://medichealercouncil.com/donate/ or http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/

*Zappos is covering the cost of animal adoptions through Best Friend's Animal Society through 11/28!!!

Jess is having a big sale this weekend! Save 25% off the entire shop - including this perfect top

This is HUGE. Today Patagonia is donating 100% of sales to the planet

What kind of friend are you? (I'm a sampler/compartmentalizer)

Yum! I made this yesterday and it was delicious.

This perfect pink winter coat is 50% off through this weekend - along with a bunch of other Free People faves!

A non-alcoholic holiday cocktail

The ShopBop sale is still going strong!

Really curious about this cookbook

Love this cute kitty mug

Growing up gay to a glam rock soundtrack

Save 25% off your order from Madewell - including this cozy dress

Save 40% off your order from J.Crew! Loving this crossbody bag

Seriously dying over Anthropologie's beautiful holiday decor - and everything is 30% off

Yum - these Thanksgivng leftovers recipes look so good

Everything is on sale over on Moorea Seal! This recipe box would make a great gift

Etsy faves: These handmade cactus earrings, these boho pillows, these adorable cloud soaps, this fig/rosemary candle, these personalized pet portraits, this bath bomb!

ModCloth is having a huge sale! Wouldn't this dress be perfect for a winter wedding?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ShopBop Buy More, Save More Sale!

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It's that time of year! ShopBop's Buy More, Save More Sale is here, just in time to stock up on basics, find the perfect holiday dress (some gorgeous picks here), grab that extra special pair of over the knee boots (like these) you've been coveting, or find the perfect pair of cozy pajamas (like these). The more you buy, the more you save, so pair up with family and friends, grab some co-workers, or just keep the whole discount to yourself and re-up your entire winter wardrobe. Happy shopping!


*The sale starts now and runs through 11:59PM PST 11/28

**Some exclusions apply

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WORN: Big Bad Vintage Sweater

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WORN:
Vintage sweater from @Micknmarianne (similar)
Vintage Harley tee (similar)
Vintage laundry pin (more here)
Vintage rings (similar)

This is the epitome of the perfect outfit to me. Lots of vintage, lots of comfort. Sweater that could double as a blanket if need be. Seriously, this thing is massive. I picked up this big bad (bold) sweater last weekend at the @Micknmarianne pop-up up in Old City at Meadowsweet Mercantile. I'd just finished up volunteer training at PAWS (bring on the cats!) and wandered over to say hello, fully expecting to walk out with something amazing. It's pretty hard not to with those vintage powers combined. With everything going on right now, I've found myself seeking a greater connection to the city I'm in, and feeling a greater appreciation for city living in general. So many people! From so many walks of life! On this particular Sunday, I started my day learning about caring for Philadelphia's most vulnerable animals, connected with some of the city's best vintage sellers, and finished my day throwing axes with a bunch of rad ladies (really!) at Philadelphia's very own Urban Axes axe throwing range. If that doesn't make you appreciate how rad Philly is, I'm not sure what will. 
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Here & There 11/12

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Well. What a week. I've been through several stages of grief, like a lot of us - I cried, I got angry, and ultimately vowed to take action. Complacency is not an option. I have few words left except to say that I'm determined to take these feelings and channel them into something greater than myself, to do the work. This weekend I'm excited to start volunteering at a local animal shelter and on a more cathartic, get-the-poison-out note, attend and participate in an axe-throwing tournament. Whatever works, right? I hope you have a relaxing, healing, motivating weekend.  XO

These loafers would look great with cropped jeans and a black sweater

Looking for a way to take action and get involved? A list of pro-woman, pro-immigrant, pro-earth, anti-bigotry, anti-hate organizations that could use your help

Be anything or nothing

Such gorgeous vintage kilim rugs

100% of profits from the sale of this Nasty Woman tee go to Planned Parenthood!

Love this cute and cozy striped dress

Active wear to encourage female Muslim athletes

Would love to wear these stunning earrings for the holidays (this too)

A pretty way to keep track of the days

No one should have to walk alone: a co-worker is developing an app to get people home safely at night

Such a cool bomber jacket

The new movement starts now

yum - this bread looks amazing

This coat looks 100% cozy (especially paired with this!)

12 wellness practices to get you through the election

Love these bright and vibrant paintings



Sunday, November 6, 2016

Here & There 11.6

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Happy Sunday! How has your weekend been? I spent most of yesterday wandering the city, then did some stuff around the house later in the day. I've been listening to the My Favorite Murder podcast - have you listened? It's definitely not for the faint of heart but if you have a tendency to go down Wikipedia serial killer rabbit holes (ahem)... you'll probably love it. Today I'm hoping to stop by the library and farmers' market. This week I finished I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro. I'm a huge fan of Notaro's stand-up and love seeing her pop up in cameo roles, so I was excited to find her book. I loved how honest and straightforward it was. Last night I started Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. But tomorrow... tomorrow! We're going to see Seu Jorge play a tribute to David Bowie and I'm so excited. (Seu Jorge is the guitar player - and musician in his own right - from The Life Aquatic) I bought these tickets months ago as our five year wedding present, and I'm so excited the day is finally here!

Jess makes the most incredible tooled leather handbags - how gorgeous is this?

ICYMI - 4 perfect outfits for fall

Yum! Definitely going to make these vegan pumpkin sugar cookies (+ more delicious pumpkin recipes)

Love these '90s-inspired dresses

I bet these candles smell amazing (another great gift for a guy or gal)

Andy Samberg is hilarious

Ahh - this jacket is awesome

How cute are these handmade holiday cards?

Such gorgeous pieces for the holidays

"If congress was your coworker" - HA! (This is also hilarious)

Cute backpacks for your commute

How cool is this unique cocktail shaker?

I bet this simple Thanksgiving DIY smells amazing

I'd love to wear this for a holiday party

I can't wait to see the super moon!

This would look great on a simple fall jacket

These sneakers are so rad!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

WORN: What to Wear In November with Tobi

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It finally - sort of - feels like fall in Philadelphia, which means I'm diving into the bins of clothes I packed away six months ago in search of something new... ish. After months of simple, slightly desperate, summer dressing (how quickly "easy breezy" morphs into "I'll wear as little clothing as possible if only to stay slightly cooler") I love the layers and texture that accompany this season. Between working from home and super early mornings catching the train to NYC, my style has felt a little boring lately. When I'd typically be experimenting with new combinations and relishing the opportunity for tights and boots and sweaters and everything else, lately I've found myself relying on the same old combo of jeans and tee shirts. So when Tobi sent over a few pieces to style up, it was the perfect opportunity to find some fresh inspiration. Today I'm sharing four looks that are perfect for this November weather. Sweaters, boots, cozy coats... there's a little bit of everything...

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday Morning Wellness: Fig Tartine Recipe

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The original version of this post first ran here as part of my freelance work for Free People

In the realm of sexy foods, figs might just be the sexiest of them all. Forget chocolate. Forget wine or oysters. If you really want to add sensuality to any meal, go find yourself some figs.