nyc stores are stocked with the fall bags. i am so in love with these bags. i really think that i need the pink marni bag, husband wouldn’t miss 1330$, would he?
i need a carrie bradshaw closet, and probably mr. big!
marni bag $1,190
marc jacobs (love the clasp)
marni – $1400
floor grazing maxi skirts and dresses are having a moment right now and what’s not to like? i am so happy to see designer labels such as 3.1 Phillip Lim,Missoni, and J. Crew feature fresh takes on the trend in their fall runway shows.
tips for wearing a maxi:
when worn correctly, maxi skirts and dresses are as flattering as they are fashionable. however, playing with proportion can be tricky. with longer lengths, it’s all about balance. to avoid being a fashion victim, follow these tips for maxi-friendly dressing…
- The sky’s the limit. No matter your height (yes, I am talking to you, petite ladies) you can wear floor length dresses and skirts. That’s why they invented heels.
- It’s a balancing act. Keep the scale of the skirt in mind. Floor length skirts look lovely with tighter fitting tops (tucked in and/or belted at the natural waist). If the skirt is cut closer to the body, opt for a looser fitting top. Cropped jackets and sweaters also work well with floor length dresses and skirts. One of my favorite casual outfits is a simple maxi dress paired with a cropped denim jacket.
- Be bold! Fashion is all about taking risks, I’ve seen girls style their maxi skirts with slouchy sweaters, tied denim shirts, and simple tucked-in tees for an effortlessly unfussy yet chic look.
tips from LC.
i love polka dots.
seriously. they are one of my favorite! the fall catalog for j.crew is full of polka dots. polka dot shirts. polka dot skirts. polka dot sweaters… sigh. i could buy out the entire fall line from j.crew and be happy.
oh, and have you seen these gems from kate spade.
i saw the neatest bracelets at j.crew. i wanted one. but… they were so expensive.
so. I came home and after a few hours of ady and myself googling youtube videos, we made these little gems. aren’t they lovely.
1 cup shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin until well blended.
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips. Stir in the walnuts if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
i cannot believe that school starts in just a few weeks. summer has gone by so quickly, but i hate to say that i am not sad to see it go. summer is crazy – late nights, late mornings, no schedule, everyone coming and going – back to school means back to a schedule, and for this type A gal that makes me happy!
that’s not to say that we have not had a blast this summer! some of our favorite 2012 summer activities:
- payson pool
- baseball games (ady – fireballs) (treven – mutts, rockies, diamondbacks)
- cousin fun
- water parties with neighbor friends
- treven’s first dirt bike
- learning at central utah gardens
- reading lot of books!
- chore sticks
- city creek center
- ady’s braces
registration for third grade (omg, third grade!!??) was august 01. treven was placed in mr. liberts class and ady has mr. lei. boy teachers…we will see how that goes.