judge a book by its cover :: a christmas carol

Sweater // Skirt // Bag // Shoes

Y'all know how much I love a seasonal read (here, here), and what better than the most classic of the classics for the holidays, A Christmas Carol? It's perfection (and my second Dickens). I did a little holiday style for a book look, and I have to say this might be my favorite collage I've ever done. It just gives me the warm and fuzzy festives. πŸŽ„β€οΈ

holiday picnic

Sachi Coat, J.Crew Sweater, Levi's Jeans (previously here), J.Crew Ring, Hunter Boots, Lips - MAC Liner in Boldly Bare, MAC Lipstick in Brave, Pendleton Blanket

Over the weekend, we did something really cute and fun. We packed up a lil picnic of quiche and cookies and hot cider and took it to the Christmas tree farm. The weather was chilly but the cider warmed us up and then we did a little traipsing around the trees. It was such a fun and festive way to celebrate the season. πŸŽ„β€οΈ

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Zara Blouse, Levi's Jeans, Marc Jacobs Bag (previously here), Super Sunglasses (previously here), J.Crew Ring (previously here), Vince Camuto Pumps, Lips - MAC Liner in Boldly Bare, MAC Lipstick in Brave

This is my new favorite blouse, and I think the sleeves make it. Big and billowy; it looks nice enough to wear out but my little secret is how cozy, comfy it really is. I might as well be in my apt cozied up with some Gilmore Girls, a cuppa, and my cat. 

Have a happy Monday, dolls! 😘 

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a few favorites

It's been a bit since I shared a few favorites so here ya go! πŸ’— Hope everyone has a cozy, fun lil weekend!

I've been making this banana bread a lot the last 6 months. It's honestly the best recipe I've ever found for this old standby, and I got it out of one of my favoritesSouthern Living's Comfort Food. (I'm sorry, guys, I've scoured the interwebs, but I can't track down the recipe so order the book - it's a really, really good one.) You add a quarter cup of either vanilla or strawberry yogurt which I think makes it so delicious (I've tried both, and I personally like the strawberry best, but there is some debate in my family on this one #housedivided). Also, the cookbook recommends eating it in a cereal bowl with milk poured over it, and my conclusion on it: THIS IS HOW BANANA BREAD IS MEANT TO BE CONSUMED. How did I never know of this

Has there ever been a more hilarious before and after?! I love my cat (like she's BFF status which I rarely talk about, because, well, #catlady), and I've had her for 5 years now (she's an oldie though - I adopted her when she was 10). I get her shaved about twice a year because #somuchfur, and she frankly loves being naked. I took her to All Creatures in Anderson, and it is the.best.cut she has ever had. If you live in Cincinnati and are in the market to get your cat shaved (wow, that got real specific) then All Creatures is the place. πŸ‘

Sometimes I consider myself a low maintenance gal, until I say things like "I wear designer deodorant." But I do and I am not ashamed and I am not low maintenance (not in the least). If dreams were made of deodorant, it would smell like Donna Karen's Cashmere Mist. What does a cashmere mist smell like you ask? I cannot put it into words, but when you smell this deodorant you will say yes, yes, that is a cashmere mist. I'd always worn drugstore deodorants, and they worked, but not well, as most drugstore products tend to do. But this stuff works so well and the scent will make you want to double it up as a perfume (lucky for us though, it comes in a perfume so you won't have to).