Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I Love about Living:

{via justbesplendid}

I have been crazy busy this past week, this week, and even more so next week. I'm not complaining; I would rather be busy than having nothing to do, but I hate being busy this time of year. I love Fall. I love absolutely everything about it: bonfires, beautiful foliage, pumpkins, wool socks, tights, crunching leaves on the sidewalk, the crispness in the air, and the season premieres of all our favorite television shows. Being busy all the time makes it fly by too quickly. And I hate missing it. So, in an attempt to hold on to this wonderful season for as long as possible, here is a list of reasons why I'm enjoying being alive right now:

  • wearing beautiful clothes and feeling beautiful in them
  • taking evening strolls with the family
  • feeling like I am a part of something and doing something good
  • cuddling in a nest of blankets with a puppy
  • exciting possibilities and potentially incredible opportunities
  • making tacos for dinner multiple times a week and not feeling guilty about it
  • being able to glimpse my future and see that it is going to be incredible

I'll try to pop back in here over the next week to share an outfit planned for a good friend's wedding, a pretty drastic haircut (fingers crossed I don't chicken out), some new music, some upcoming trips we have planned, what books we've been reading, our new TV picks, and how our holiday plans are shaping up. Because if you know me at all, you know I've been planning all this for weeks in my head.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy J.Crew Day:

J.Crew opened this morning. Finally. And we went. Andrew got a shirt, some cords, we both got new camp socks, and I got this dress:

It really is beautiful. I wanted to wear it to work tomorrow but the salesgirl left the security tag on it so I have to bring it back to the store. It will probably have to wait until Saturday, but look for a picture coming soon.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Waiting for Tomorrow:

J.Crew is opening tomorrow. I never thought this day would come. I've been dreaming about it, planning for it obsessively, and making Andrew text the manager at YaYa's for updates for months. It's finally here. I've already picked out what I'm wearing tomorrow (I'm going shopping during my lunch break): chambray shirt, cropped pink wool pants, and heels -- all J.Crew.

Andrew and I did a major closet overhaul (so, more like just me) in preparation for the crisp weather and J.Crew opening. There are about 4 shirts left on Andrew's side.

So, I'm getting my hair cut next Thursday (yay Kat!). I'm overdue. My hair is beginning to become unruly. I am starting to look like a wild woman. During the summer, I feel like this is more acceptable. But when the weather gets cold, I become a more polished version of myself and I feel like my hair needs to be a reflection of that. So, I've been debating about what I want for a while now: part of me wants to cut it quite a bit and then part of me wants to leave it long. And then there's this little nagging voice in my head telling me, and it has been since the beginning of the summer, to get bangs. Like these:

via keikolynn
My mom always told me I couldn't have bangs, that I wouldn't look good with bangs because my forehead is too short/small. But I'm starting to think maybe she's been wrong all these years. I think these might work. But I'm afraid of commiting to this haircut, hating it, and being stuck dealing with it for months until it grows out. Anyone have any suggestions?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fashion Week:

It's Fashion Week. And this year, I'm really feeling it. So to celebrate, check out this fun video documenting the past 100 years of fashion:

I'm kind of having a moment with the 1940s. That includes loafers, shirt dresses, and socks with pumps.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Now that the summer is officially drawing to a close, check out this video of our Summer 2011 highlights.

Didn't get to spend much time with us this summer? Now you can feel like you did:

Summer 2011 from Meghan Sever on Vimeo.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sick Day:

This week, I am sick. I took Monday off to have a mini adventure with 3/4 of the Order and woke up that morning with a sore throat. It got progressively worse, so Wednesday I stayed home from work, laying in bed, drinking juice, and watching my go-to movie for when I don't feel well, Meet Me in St. Louis.

It's finally Friday and I'm looking forward to a weekend of re-cooperating. Tonight's plans: take medicine, eat ice cream, watch movies, and go to bed early.

One of the movies I've watched during my confinement is Clueless. I fell in love with that movie when I was 10 and it has yet to lose its charm. And then I found this video:

A modern day version of Jane Austen's Emma + over 50 examples of awesome 90's fashion = pure happiness. If you haven't seen that movie, we are not friends. I mean, you've had plenty of time to see it. It only came out in 1995.