white, sparkle, vintage coach bag

Happy Friday! The weeks have been flying by for me lately (how is it November already?). I wake up on Monday morning with grand plans for all of the things I’m going to accomplish in the week ahead, and then before I know it it’s 3:00 pm on Friday and I’ve barely gotten through half of those plans. Between work, the blog, and a wedding to plan, things just keep piling up. I’ve had to rewrite my to-do lists nearly everyday, and more times than not, I’m finding myself including all of the items from the previous list rather than crossing them off (are there any other crazy to-do list makers that understand what I’m saying here?). This is a good indication that I’m going to have to get really organized with my holiday shopping this year. With that said, this weekend I’m going to make a genuine effort at conquering that list. Wish me luck? Happy weekend!

For your weekend perusal:

  • What not to worry about: In 1933 F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this list to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie. It details the things she should worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. I came across it earlier this week and found it so refreshing. I’ve printed it out and now have it on my bulletin board in my office.
  • Hey there, pumpkin: I realize I kind of skipped over Halloween on the blog this week. In fact, I kind of skipped over it in general: no candy, no costumes, no pumpkins. Oops. (Note to self: don’t do that next year.) After seeing these designer pumpkins on Vogue, I’m really wishing I had taken the time to carve a jack-o’-lantern. These are the best looking pumpkins I’ve ever seen. Kelly Wearstler’s is my favorite, of course.
  • Cozy up: How perfect is this Club Monaco sweater? The color, the cut, the fit: all just right. It would be just the thing to pair with some winter white pants.
  • A wedding list: I love this list that Victoria put together on the eight things all brides should know about wedding planning. I love number three: “be okay with saying no to things.” Such a good reminder. Like she says, hindsight is 20/20, and I’m so grateful to all the wedding tips I’ve received from friends and family (if you all have any you’d like to share, I’d love to hear them!)



7 thoughts on “HAPPY WEEKEND + LINKS

  1. Wedding Advice – Remember that the wedding is one day but your honeymoon is seven or maybe even ten or fourteen if you are lucky! Take the time and budget to plan it correctly. It will be one of the happiest and most relaxing time of your life. Enjoy!

  2. I so enjoyed reading the Fitzgerald list – what great advice! I too always have a long to do list but I was given some advice recently about working in hour long chunks and I find that I am much more productive when I do that xo

  3. Love the post:) I’m so excited to check out the list you mentioned! As for wedding advice from a Bride less than one month out from the big day (eek!!)…
    1. Try to enjoy the planning as much as you can, and don’t forget to have a life too! If you let planning take over, it will become work, and stressful! Getting married isn’t the only thing you only do once-being engaged and planning your special day are too!
    2. Hire great people to do your flowers, hair, paper, etc.-if you trust their taste, and something has to change last minute-you will breathe easier knowing they’ll do fine without you micro-managing!
    3. (most important for a worrier!) Pick a GREAT day-of planner who you gel really well with (and who lets you feel comfortable enough to tell her about your most off the wall worries)! When the day starts to sneak up on you, (especially if you are planning everything yourself, like yours truly), it is SO NICE to know that you can cross any last minute freak outs off your list! You have someone to wrangle caterers, bands/djs, cakes, bar, bouquets, who is taking your grandmother to the reception, etc! That way you get to be a guest at the best party you will ever attend! :) Congrats on your engagment!! Enjoy being engaged, it FLIES BY!!

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