Saint Laurent Lulu Medium Satchel – $2,150
I always end up making this list too close to Christmas so that by the time I list out things I could possibly want, it’s too late for my family to purchase them for me. Realistically, I don’t need any of these things for Christmas. They are merely just things that I can get for myself in the near future. We’ve actually been doing this Christmas List post for quite some time now so it wouldn’t have felt right if we didn’t have it again. I hope all of you have such a wonderful holiday. I’m off work for the week, but I’m really excited to be spending some time with Yow Yow! and prepping for our roundup posts that we do every year.
I’m not sure why Free People decided to create these short films for their blog, but I’ve been hooked ever since the Roshambo series featuring “Charlie” from Girls. Hard swoon. They’ve really nailed it on the head with the relationship stuff and even after just three minutes, I instantly find myself attached to the characters. The Cabin was released yesterday and is a cute story about a free-spirited couple taking a weekend trip. The best part of this entire film? Noot Seear and Jacques Naude (their names in real life) are also DATING in real life and have been for three years. Basically Free People gave us a sneak peek into their actual relationship, but are instead pinning it around a story line. We are okay with that. Looking forward to the next installment!
It’s that time of the year! For the first time ever, I’m attending a holiday party for my company and this time – it won’t be in some sketchy dive bar in the middle of nowhere. I can toss that horrible, ugly, and itchy Christmas sweater aside and put on my favorite new dress for the season. Of course, I don’t own one yet, but that’s why we’re on the hunt! I actually helped a co-worker of mine find her dress before I found one and it looks fabulous. Job well done. Now, here are some options for both you and I!
Fall is here and while I’ve never enjoyed the colder weather, I really do love my over-sized sweaters and discovering new ways to layer up. I like all of my favorite retail stores for different reasons, but the one that is just “nailin’ it” with the layering, always, is Free People. Thermals under dresses, knee high socks over tights – sure, you could do that with any other label, but Free People was made to do exactly this.
Before moving here, I used to believe that since California was always hotter than Seattle that i could wear dresses all year ’round. I am quickly discovering that what other people consider “cold” here is now also “cold” to me. I suppose Seattle trained me to have a high temperature tolerance. While I won’t be having my four beloved seasons here in the Bay, I am enjoying soaking up the sun every day at work or at least trying to spend part of my work day in the sun on the deck!
Regardless of what season it is or what the temperature is, Free People releases a new catalog every month and here are my favorite picks!
I received a surprising notification email from Pinterest today – one that I haven’t seen before in the past. It looks like the social media website is now notifying users of when pinned items go on sale, which is a total game changer! In the past, I have read about previous start-ups that have enabled this kind of tool and resource, but now it looks like Pinterest is doing it in-house which could wipe out the other competition. As someone who pins items often, but never goes back to them, the email servers as a nice reminder they they a) not only exist again but b) that the price has been reduced and maybe I should pick it up before I lose my opportunity.
With this new notification, it looks like Pinterest is taking steps in the right direction to collaborate with retailers.
For as long as I’ve been writing on this blog, I have always said (around this time of year) that I’m never looking forward to summer ending. I can’t believe I’m actually saying this…but I think I’m about to retract that statement. Since moving to California, it is basically summer every day. I had one intense rain session this past weekend that was later cleared up by sunshine and sometimes I see leaves on the ground here, but even that just seems like faux fall. When I order my Pumpkin Spice Lattes at the drive-thru Starbucks, there isn’t even a chill outside. Instead, it’s so warm in the morning that I just keep my window down after the drive-thru.
Yes, I am beginning to miss the fall season in Seattle! I’ve never realized how much I took for granted those four seasons. So in craving fall, it makes sense that we would crave drinks and foods that resemble this particularly pretty season. I stumbled across this recipe for an apple spice smoothie on the Free People blog that I would totally try if I had bought myself a blender. Maybe that will get done at some point. I’m sure that Jamba Juice maybe has a seasonal smoothie like this in their stores, but let’s be honest with ourselves here – sometimes homemade things are so much better.
Fall fashion is in the air and naturally, Free People is doing it right. I stopped by two of their store locations yesterday hunting for something very specific, but found myself falling in love with so many of their new fall pieces. Here are my favorites!
At the beginning of this year, Free People launched a compelling love story three-part series called Roshambo featuring our favorite Girls’ character “Charlie” played by Christopher Abbott. We watched the two develop a relationship in Brooklyn, Rio, and now the most romantic city in the world – Paris. In the final installment, we are given a conclusion, but it’s not like we ever intended to say goodbye anyways. I mean – when are we ever gonna see Christopher Abbott again?! Sheila’s entire look can be found here provided by Free People.
When it comes to favorite foods, it can be hard to pick just one. In fact, I sort of feel like avocados are universally liked by just about everyone. The Free People Blog – a blog that I follow daily - recently posted up this 5-minute recipe for Stuffed Avocados and it looks delicious! Can I…have this for breakfast?
Need to know what to fill your avocado with? Check out the yummy fillings here.