happy labor day

have some drinks.

take labor day seriously. 

no labor allowed. 

unless you need to pop out a baby. 

then by all means...

get that thing out so you can commence drinking. 

fall refresh

fall is coming.

prepare thyself. 

here are just a few items to spruce up your wardrobe and get you fall-ready...(BECAUSE THAT'S IMPORTANT!)

1. i am obsessed with all zara has to offer for fall. 


these sweater pants are at the top of my list. 

there's a matching sweater that comes with it and, as an outfit, it's so awful it's awesome.


2. i need a smart blazer to zshush up jeans and such. 

this one from topshop is exactly right. 

it says, "i'm right on top of that rose".  in the best way possible. 


3.  this nail color is fall in a tiny, pretty bottle. 


4. i get that these loeffler randall slip-ons aren't everyone's cup of tea but i LUH-HUV them. 

slip ons are my favorite and these would be so good with so much.

a flippy, a-line skirt, a pencil skirtcigarette trousers and those sweater pants again.


5. don't try to pretend that your skin doesn't look like a hormonal teenager's skin and an old lady's skin had sex and made your skin, in the fall.

i bit the bullet and bought tata harper's rejuvenating serum

good skin doesn't grow on trees people. 


6.  i wore out my grandpa sweater last winter.

this one from zara is my replacement.

it also comes in a delightful old man shade of olive

i'm telling you, zara really really gets me this year.


7. i would have already ordered this dress but i bought that tata harper face punch. 

however, all i need is just one party invite to order it. JUST one!

just say the word...

it's so so pretty. 

SO pretty. 


8. do we all really have enough booties?

the answer is yes.  

we all really have enough booties....IN BLACK!

but not nearly enough booties in taupe suede with buckles

case closed. 


9. perfect fall bag.

the end. 


10.  this jacket couldn't be any cooler if it tried. 

not much else to say except cara delevingne wearing it...


just doin' my job. 



talkin bout some stuff

hey there.  today we're talking about some stuff.

first up..facials.

i had one. 

i have had 3 facials in my life. maybe 4.  and the last one i had was well over 10 years ago.  so long that i can't even remember where or when it was exactly.

what a treat.  i just kept thinking the whole time, WHY did i not do this sooner?  it was so relaxing and indulgent.  it's like getting a massage for the face.  but with products that help your skin facilitate a glow and a deep clean.   

i went to judith of budapest.  i can't recommend her enough.  she has a tiny office here in the buckhead neighborhood of atlanta.  the prices weren't ridiculous.  about what you'd pay for a massage. she assessed my skin:  "good texture, good elasticity, beautiful!"  "a little dry around the eyes"  "some pimples..they look hormonal"... she proclaimed the vitamin C facial.  

it was glorious.  that's really about all i can say.  lots of steam, creams, scrubs, masks, massaging and tapping. 

 judith tells me that one should get a facial every month and a half.  this seems doable and reasonable. though i am most certain i will not adhere to this.  what do you say?  surely some of you get them on the reg.  


this weekend i spent some time with my LA homegirl, molly.  nothing like spending time with good friends to impart a little natural glow. 

although i got hammered and felt that glow turn to a dusky shade of dead on saturday morning.


but on sunday...

i gardened. 

and that is my favorite. 

not pictured:

chioggia beets, chard and cauliflower. 



and in coffee table news...


i am having this sucker made for about .000001% of the original cost.

sometimes you gotta take matters into your own hands. 

because frankly most coffee tables in my budget are not that interesting. 

i like this one for it's modern simplicity. (it's huge and low. totes wabi sabi)

i feel like you could dress it up with a fancy tufted velvet sofa or dress it down with a slipcovered canvas marshmallow of a sofa. 

and it's wood and battered a little so bring on the kids and meals. 


and FINALLY...

who's watching? 

ya, know.???....hmmm....ok.....

it's one of those things where you watch because you read the books and you wanna like it  a lot because JAMIE FRASER, but then the casting seems all wrong but you continue to watch because JAMIE FRASER,  but then it seems to be getting cheesier with the weird voiceover that sounds like a high school play voiceover and you can totally tell the difference between the real scottish accents and the fake ones and you really shouldn't be able to tell that but then you find yourself getting excited for saturday night because JAMIE FRASER so you watch but then nothing happens with JAMIE FRASER. 


if you have no idea what i am talking about go here

and then go here.


if you DO know what i am talking about,  hi-5!

but also, let's discuss. 

is it just me?  do you love it?  is it as you expected?

i'm not 100% on board...yet. 

i have this sense of hope because..well...JAMES FRASER!!!!


talk it out.