this and that   //   November 2, 2012


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!)



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