This Friday marks my first day off from my grown-up job. (Woot!) It happens to be the boy's fall break, so what else is there to do but hit up the Jersey shore? Seriously. Not like that though. There will be no fist pumping (although, he does want a photo-op in Seaside). We're going to do Jersey the classy way -- if that's possible. Roller coasters in Wildwood, lounging in Cape May, and a fancy dinner in Atlantic City. This all sounds like a good weekend getaway to me. Downside: fall weather. So maybe a bohemian sweater or two, maxi skirts & scarves? Actually, I have no idea. I've packed poorly for the weather in the past (definitely thought St. Louis in April would be warm -- lies). Wish me luck.
All I talk about is what I want to spend my money on -- so how is it that I have yet to mention the one thing I regularly spend inordinate amounts of money on: coffee. Maybe cute, hipster-lite mugs like these by SKT Ceramics will convince me to get a little more use out of my Keurig. They would go perfectly in my woodsy, beachside bungalow I plan on owning one of these days.
I haven't been able to keep track of the weather lately. I wake up at 7am, and my bedroom is freezing. So, I think, "maybe it's a day for a sweater." But by 11am, it's 80 degrees outside. It must be time to rock the shorts + sweater look. Or boots + shorts. Whichever you prefer. I still feel awkward wearing shorts to the office, though, so this look will have to stick to the weekends.
By the way, the fringe boots are mine come payday. Cozy McCozerstein.
As soon as I saw that Gilt.com was having a "Hipster Home" sale, I knew I had to snag some of their items for the blog -- especially a Future Friday post. Not that I plan on having such a hipster home (maybe just a few things), and trust me, a portrait of Bill Murray will not be hanging on my walls; however I am obsessed with this bookshelf. An attached ladder so I can pretend to be Belle in the opening of Beauty & the Beast? Yes, please. A multi-colored rattan swing from which I can relax while I learn how to garden in my apartment? Of course. A fake deer for my wall that is very obviously fake? Duh. I know you all think I'm kidding, but I'm not. You want your house to feel like a hipster wonderland, too -- don't lie. You have to admit that wall fireplace would be quite a conversation piece.
Sorry I'm not sorry ... I'm in love with all things chambray. Dare I say it's my fall favorite? I think it's time to put on my big-girl-hipster panties and sport some denim on denim. Who's with me? Please keep your "Canadian tuxedo" comments to yourself, thanks.