Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!

(Scary witch face.  Followed by "You can't be a scary witch!  You're a silly witch!")

Target Witch Hat
Target Halloween shirt
Anthropologie Licorice Lanes Skirt
Apron by Four Retro Sisters via Etsy
Life Stride Shoes

Pumpkin Patch

Field trip with CJ's school today to the pumpkin patch.  Nothing like last minute!  (Actually, it was scheduled for earlier but then it rained for most of October.)

Petting calves

Chillin' with scarecrows

Picking out a pumpkin

The finished product, awaiting tonight's trick-or-treaters

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ming Ming Duck

October Favorites

Market Pantry Noodle Soup
This is the Target brand version of Lipton Ring O Noodle Soup.  I grew up eating this at least once a week and remain totally obsessed with it.  Unfortunately, CJ now shares my obsession, which means I have to share my soup.

Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice (no whip no caramel drizzle on top)
I am trying to cut down on caffeine but they haven't turned on the heat in my office yet and I hate tea.  So I need a decaf hot drink for mid afternoon and decaf coffee seems ridiculous to me.  Solution--hot apple cider.  When I get it at the USNA Coffee Mess instead of the 'bux, I get hot cider with a shot of sugar-free cinnamon and shot of sugar-free caramel syrup.

FitFlop Suede Clogs
I wear these as slippers around the house.  I highly doubt that they are doing anything for my legs/butt/whatever but I guess there's some risk they will, plus the soles are hard enough to wear out of the house if I want to.

Flannel Pajamas
I have many of these but my faves are definitely the Nick and Nora sock monkey ones my in-laws gave me for Christmas last year.

Candy Apple Handibac Anti-Bacterial Hand Lotion
This smells exactly like a Caramel Apple Spice and kills all the germs the nasty midshipmen leave all over everything.  (I love you dudes, but seriously, you all are disgusting during the winter months.)  I like the moisturizing kind because usually hand sanitizer makes my hands feel like the Sahara.

Aveda All-Sensitive Moisturizer
Amazing under the Bare Escentuals makeup I wear fall/winter/spring.

Birthday Brunch

Brunch at Georgia Brown's with 2 of my BFFLs to celebrate my big 3-0 (and actually one of the women I was with also turned 30).  Of course, the one weekend I am home and have actual plans to leave the house, it would snow.  At least it's not sticking--my parents have 3-4 inches on the ground back in PA.

Scala Hat
Handmade scarf via Etsy
J Crew Coat
Theory Cashmere cardigan
Anthropologie Floreat Sugar and Cream dress
Lifestride Shoes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weekly Post

Apparently I can only handle posting once a week.

J Crew Ruffled Merino Cardigan
J Crew Vintage Closet Blouse
Anthropologie Peppered and Striped Skirt
Target Shoes (What?  With heels?  Have I run mad?)

One of my debaters took a couple of photos this weekend, so if they're any good (aka, by some miracle I don't look like I'd only gotten 4 hours of sleep the night before) I'll post them!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tired Tuesday...

Theory Cashmere Cardigan
J Crew Tulipe Cami in Charcoal
LOFT Autumn Roses Skirt
Target shoes

Sorry for the sparse posting--I love debate but it makes blogging hard.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Open House!

Open house at CJ's school today!

Here she is learning about the continents.

Here I am looking sassy.

Tommy Hilfiger Cardigan
J Crew Perfect Tee
J Crew Minnie Pants
Steve Madden Ruffle Flats (Ruffles AND flats?  Steve Madden, get out of my head!)
Belt from Kathryn at

I had intended to take pictures at the debate tournament this past weekend but slacked off and didn't...hopefully I'll be better at Vandy.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Theory Cashmere Cardigan
Banana Republic Blouse
Juicy Couture Fruity Skirt
Life Stride Shoes

It's hard to tell, but those aren't just random inkblots on my skirt, they're actually apples and pears.  This was one of those days when wearing something you love is one of the few things that is preventing you from committing acts of violence.  Of course, I still have my granny shoes on in case I need to sprint over to someone's office and kick them in the face (it's always important to be prepared for this option).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"I look forward to the opportunity to nail her to the wall."

Oh look!  It's my favorite Emma Pillsbury sweater ever.

(Thanks to WWEPW for the screenshot.)

Milly Sailboat Cardigan
Banana Republic Blouse
J Crew Denim Pencil Skirt
DKNY Shoes

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Star of the Week

Not me!  CJ was the "Star of the Week" at her preschool.  We made a poster with pictures of her, I made blueberry muffins, and Tom read her favorite book (Skippyjon Jones) aloud to her class.  It was super cute--I teared up a little describing how tiny she was when she was a baby and her extra hospital stay.  She also got to pick her favorite yoga move, which they call the butterfly.  She made me get down on the floor and do it too (not easy or pretty in this skirt as it's a hip flexor stretch...).

On me:
Anthropologie Precious Materials Cardigan
J Crew Vintage Boatneck tee
Anthropologie Scalloped Dots skirt
Anne Klein shoes

On CJ:
Gymboree dress (from the "Full of Glee" line!), Gap turtleneck and leggings