this and that   //   September 26, 2014

HAPPY WEEKEND + LINKS

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Still trying to figure out how to justify that pair of new boots (or, in my case, this bag)? Take a lesson from The Coveteur in Fashion Math. (You’re welcome.)

As the weather turns cold, that dewy glow my skin had this summer starts to slowly fade into something dry, itchy and not so pretty. The only way to combat that? Exfoliation. (Any other good tips I need to know?) While I’m fairly good about remembering to scrub my face (I use this and this on the reg), I hardly ever remember to exfoliate my body. No longer. I’ve heard rave reviews about this miracle product from Clé de Peau Beauté. I’ll be giving it a try this weekend.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and it also happens to be my favorite meal of the day. No matter what city I’m in, I always try to do some good restaurant research to locate the best breakfast (or brunch, if we’re talking weekends) spot there. The editor of Harper’s Bazaar have now shared their list for the best brunches in NYC. They all look heavenly. I think a trip to the Big Apple is in order.

Summer may be over but that’s no reason to stop indulging in icy-cold treats (read: ice cream sandwiches). It just means it’s time to put a fall spin on them. These pumpkin ice cream sandwiches (with gingersnap cookies!) embrace some of fall’s best flavors.

Here’s just one more reason to turn off the TV an hour earlier and pick up my book. According to this article, we all need to take a lesson from first-graders and go back to the old days of reading slowly, quietly and without distractions. In other words: turn off your cell phone and get cozy with a good book.

I’ve told you all before and I’ll say it again: red really isn’t my color. Save for a few standout accessories, there’s hardly anything red in my closet. Lately, however, I am finding myself drawn more and more to the shade (say hello to this coat). Case in point: this red shift dress from Jill Stuart. It’s made from bouclé tweed (think Chanel) and I just adore the classic shape. It would be perfect now, or later with tights and a pair of these booties.