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take a break this weekend.

22 Oct

it’s been an intense work week for girl, so much so that i wasn’t even expecting to take a break from work. but lo and behold, i’ll be carving out a few hours for some time t0 myself to decompress, destress, de-everything.

i will take this advice!

what are you lovelies up to this weekend?

saturday i’m going to evanston with the boy to meet up with friends at his college reunion! [ah! we are getting old!] and sunday i’m going hunting for my halloween costume. i can’t wait to share!

here’s some fun finds floating around my mind, and the web:

i HATE soggy cereal. looks like i need some obol bowls!

a custom soundtrack to accompany your favorite book? WHAT?

dying to pull the trigger on this kate spade sweater. on sale! LUSTING

a rocking chair for two? don’t mind if i do. i can see many a conversation to be had in this.

the united states of scary things. tis the season.

it’s wellington time!

have a cheer-y weekend!

8 Oct

i’m cheering my hardest this weekend, and with good reason.

on saturday my hometown Detroit Tigers take on the Texas Rangers in the opening game of the american league championship series. the Tigers are coming off an emotional week after defeating the New York Yankees in an all out 5-game battle to claim the american league division series.

next stop world series? this girl has a star to wish upon this october.

on top of that, the boy and my alma mater’s are matching up tomorrow afternoon and we’re going to the game! fall football and a northwestern university campus visit.

i’m so excited to cheer on my undefeated wolverines. the whole crew is making a day of the game, brunch in evanston, a tour of campus from our wildcat graduates, an alma mater tailgate, and my very first NIGHT GAME!!


here’s some of my favorite fun & cheerful finds:

chicago’s best bloody marys. brunch FTW. the best kickoff i can think of .

i’m coveting this infinity scarf! perfect for cozying up & outdoor activities.

spiced apple cider (with a little rum topper) would be a tailgating TREAT.

not only my game-day uniform, i tend to live in my cozy collegiate tees.

these players & coaching legends made the game we celebrate today.

i am needing THIS DRESS to celebrate a home team win!

have a spontaneous weekend.

30 Sep

this evening some very best friends are coming into town for an impromptu (partial) college reunion. we see each other 2, maybe 3, times a year so it’s a special special treat to have them in town.

there’s LOTS going on this weekend to boot. a concert with the boy on friday night, michigan football viewing with the girls, a birthday party for my rhyming urbanite, and a date with the lincoln park zoo. busy busy busy. i’ll be needing that earl grey latte come monday morning.

but for now, i’m basking in the excitement of putting on my party pants like i’m an undergrad all over again. forget the grocery shopping, laundry, and adulthood responsibilities; this weekend i’m committed to acting like it’s my senior year all over again.

{lets party like its acapulco 2006}

here’s to good friends, fall weather, college football, and birthday parties.

some fun finds to get you in the celebratory spirit:

the perfect guide for matching a dignified adult beverage to your duds

fun party-style and VERY vintage-meets-modern yellow eye-liner

i’d love to give or get an invite like this. reminds me of the stepmom proposal!

it is ABOUT time that i learn how to fishtail braid. leaner mermaid…

refuse to wear pants to the party! no pants!

a wedding weekend.

24 Sep

this weekend i’m reuniting with some WONDERFUL ladies from college to celebrate a good friend’s wedding back home in Michigan.

{the girls & i back in 2007! house photos in the law quad. yours truly is 3rd from the left}

i am all sorts of crazy excited about the events of the weekend: road trip home, a long weekend, seeing my family, FALL IN THE MITTEN, and seeing girls that i haven’t seen in 3 YEARS (since graduation!).

i cannot believe how inexcusably long it has been since i last danced my hardest with these loves. i’ve been counting down to this weekend & the wedding all month. (kristen, you will be a beautiful bride!)

going with the theme, here are some fun wedding finds, for your perusal:

hand-stitched wedding portraits are so charming & unique

would you ever get married at home? so cozy & vintage-y

how enchanting is this city hall wedding in NYC.

i’m a huge fan of simple wedding rings. lovely & classic gold bands

the perfect light pink nail polish

supermarket flowers for the bouquet. FTW

{ps. CONGRATULATIONS in advance, Kristen & Brian!}

have a carefree weekend!

17 Sep

this weekend we’re off to great america with friends to [belatedly] celebrate the boy’s birthday! a perfect end of summer activity, if you ask me.

i LOVE everything about roller coasters–the feeling when your stomach drops in mid-air, the anticipation of approaching the highest drop, gripping hands with the person next to you. it’s all a rush. oh, and they have elephant ears and funnel cake there.


here’s some things floating around my mind, and the web:

an anticipated new jeffrey eugenides novel, The Marriage Plot, out this october.

this herringbone mini is perfect for showing some leg this fall, a la j. crew.

my favorite fall beverage indulgence, pumpkin spice lattes, are back!

a mustache broach to pin on a fall blazer? YES.

this print makes me smile. pretty sure i ran around like a wild one when i was little.

you’d NEVER be able to get me to come down from this tree house .

the most decadent meets nostalgic dessert i can imagine: pb & j tiramisu

international weekending.

3 Sep

have a lovely weekend!

i’m spending my last weekend in london poking around the city and enjoying what seems to be london’s last of summer weather. 77 and sunny! what! last week it was 50 and raining.

my plans: visting the victoria & albert museum, wandering aimlessly through hyde park and regent’s park, drinking copious amounts of cappuccinos outdoors, and heading to the vintage market in camden town.

here’s some things floating around my mind, and the web:

the image above comes for the adorable series by sarah jane studios

missoni for target! 1960s inspired dream come true. target trip SCHEDULED!

insanely organized travel planning i could learn from.

will you wear oxfords this fall? they are first on my fall shoe shopping list.

things you should stop doing when you’re 25. hilarious.

handpainted stud earrings. perfect for a pop of summer meets autumn color.

vintage photo perfection by cassia beck. must learn this ttv technique.

see you, monday! 

ps. GO BLUE.