Above: Cos top, which appears to be sold out, but here is a chic pleated alternative from Victoria Beckham, J Crew pant (old) in a wool version here, Hermes Constance bag, Miu Miu shoes (old) drooling over this new pair of Mary Janes from Miu Miu
Who: As in, who am I listening to.
Sjowgren, Seventeen.....a new to me artist who channels the best parts of Santigold (praise Jesus, she's coming out with something new soon), and the best elements of Res- remember her? LOVED her album How I Do. I don't know much about Sjowgren, out of SF, trio? one woman dynamo?, but I want to know more.
What: As in, what went down this week/end.
Enjoyed a weekend away with some pals in Vermont. Lots of wine, board games, and attempts at sleep, but I failed miserably at the latter. It was hard, much harder than I thought it would be to leave those littles behind. But I was the better for a few days away and husband proved himself a stupendous Mr. Mom.
This outfit, my attempt to clean myself, peel off my mom uniform #1 (jeans, nursing tank and a button down), and dress up for an outing. I popped into the Tailored for Education fundraiser, a marvelous cause that you should support immediately, and enjoyed a cocktail or two with a pal. Thank goodness for Cos and their simple, dressy, and classic selection of black on black (or, post baby uniform #2) while I attempt to whip this beaten and battered bod into shape.
This in between time is so challenging for body and dressing of the body. I had the baby, yay! but I'm still in maternity jeans, and can't find the damn time to eat sensibly, much less work out. Is wine and beef jerky a food group? Maybe wine and chocolate? While I ponder these deep thoughts, I'm assaulted by people who seem to lose all the baby weight with a sneeze, but alas, I am not that person. Never was. Hence why I think it's important to show what my post babe bod looks like. Step by step. Big breast feeding boobies and all. I don't feel like dressing up and posting pics, but this is post baby life my friends. It can be pulled together and fun. I am determined that it will be. Dammit.
Where: As in, where it's at. Launches, events, general goings on you need to know about.
One of my favorite calligraphers and designers, Julie the brains and talent behind Posh and Prep, is producing holiday cards this season. Yes, it's time to start thinking about that, and yes, Julie's are utterly original and noteworthy. Think buffalo plaid, antlers, and custom work for the price you're likely already dishing out for Minted and Shutterfly.
Not in the mood to cook this turkey day? Check out the freshly opened Pantry, a new kind of food service out of Brookline. You "shop" for your dinner at each meal station, prepping your own box and carrying out. Think turkey roulade, cornbread stuffing and mushroom gravy + green beans for $24. They even offer sommelier paired wine recommendations for each meal, cause you know you need a separate course of that to handle all the cray-cray family' will be dishing out.
Mark your calendars for Small Business Saturday, following the Black Friday bru-ha-ha, and make sure to get out and support the ones you love. I'll be swinging by Olives and Grace for all my holiday gifting needs followed by Viola Lovely, for some holiday party gear for myself;)