I used to see Liv Tyler around the West Village, and I always assumed we’d be friends. Occasionally, I am presumptuous. Photobooth-style pictures are my favorite, and she looks like a fun lady.
I almost wrote, “Doesn’t she look like a hoot?” and I realized that’s something an 80-year-old might say. See the post about becoming a British Tory… I fear that was prophetic.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’m going out dancing tonight in celebration of a friend’s 30th bday. We all need a little more dancing in our lives.
Here are a few fall favorites you may enjoy… lv, molly
This plaid skirt. It’d be so cute to wear to Thanksgiving dinner.
Ginger scones. I want to make these right now. And I probably would if it weren’t for the fact that I’ve eaten pie everyday for the past 3 days.
Chipmunks stuffing their faces. Why oh why am I posting this? Oh, right, I have no shame.
The New York Times’ Vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe collection. Everything looks amazing, and I want it all.
Saveur’s collection of vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes. I wish there were a few more protein-rich options, but I’m pretty psyched about the recipe for onion quiche.
Thigh-high socks. Yep, I went there, and somehow they work. I’m as surprised as you are.
Liz Lemon trying on jeans.
Martha Stewart on “The Colbert Report.” I love everything about this video.
I’m starting to dress like an old British Tory.
The following pieces are ideal for stalking an elk in the woods with myriad little hunting dogs, whilst (!) carrying a walking stick and bearing a sour expression.
I own some of the following clothing items, you see.
While The Queen was intended to be a portrait of a misunderstood woman during a tumultuous time for her and her country, it also showcased some fabulous old lady conservative fashions. I’ve derived too much inspiration from this film, and I suspect it will have negative implications for my love life and my sense of fashion.
Top to bottom: Anthropologie, Madewell, J. Crew, Madewell, Need Supply, Steve Madden, Avoca.
I scraped the orange leaves off my windshield this morning; I wrapped my neck in an old gray scarf; and I eyed all the men walking their dogs while wearing peacoats. It’s officially fall here in Seattle– my favorite time of year in this city.
There’s nothing better than enveloping yourself in comfortable clothes and drinking a warm cup of coffee. Here are a few of my favorite comfy fall finds perfect for just that. And how cute are those Hi 5 mittens? Oof! lv, molly
I’m a hat girl, and I think this slouchy red hat is going to make its way into my favorite fall hat drawer. From Madewell. lv, molly
And I mean it– just a few. Lesson plans call. :)
Check back this weekend for some baking recipes. That’s all I want to do this weekend… Well, that and run and read and see friends. All of those things are badly needed.
All items via Need Supply. Sadly, I think this once reasonably-priced shop has pulled a J.Crew circa 2008.
P.S. The first day of fall is next week! Yes, my favorite season is upon us!
One reason to love autumn
So it’s almost October 1st. That means it’s fall. We’re entering the season of cozy cappuccinos, coats, and crisp afternoons. I couldn’t be happier. Here are a few of my favorite fall-related things to keep you cozy through October. xo, m
1. The Best Hot Chocolate Recipe. Hot Chocolate embodies autumn to me… Warm, cozy, nostalgic.
2. Fabulous winter coats. Now’s the time to get one if yours didn’t survive last winter.
4. Shoes. I really can’t get enough of ankle boots and red Mary Janes. Both are relatively impractical for rainy weather. Forgive me, readers.
5. Scarves. They’re just about the only thing I can knit. I’ve posted two favorites.
3. Gloves. I love gloves. They can add a punch of color to any outfit and they’re just so goshdarn adorable. (When did I become a grandmother? Mine says “goshdarn.”)
Mexican Hot Chocolate. Recipe below.
From Mod Cloth
From Anthropologie. I'm not usually a fan of burnt orange, but this coat pulls it off.
Ankle boots by Free People
Mary Janes by J.Crew
Convertible gloves by Urban Outfitters
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Recipe by David Guas via NPR
2/3 cup milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/8 of a vanilla bean
2/3 of a cinnamon stick
1/3 tsp. almond extract
Combine milk, cream, cinnamon sticks and vanilla in a 1 quart stainless steel pot and bring mixture to a boil. Have prepared chocolate in a mixing bowl. Allow the heated liquid to steep (rest off the heat) for 5 minutes, then pour over the top of the chopped chocolate. Stir the chocolate mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
Pour the warm mixture through a strainer and it is ready to serve. Serve immediately or refrigerate. To reheat, place chocolate mixture in a 2 quart stainless steel pot on low heat — do not let sit, or it will burn. Stir mixture until warm. Immediately serve and place in 4 oz. portions with a dollop of slightly sweetened, softly whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon.