The Limited + Scandal

Everyone knows Olivia Pope’s got style. If you think you can handle copious amounts of red wine around a lot of cream, white and beige clothes, you’ll surely want to scoop up pieces from the new Scandal-inspired collection of womenswear later this month at The Limited.  The collaboration partnered leading lady Kerry Washington with her brilliant costume designer Lyn Paolo so you know it’s gonna be fierce.  I think it’s going to be a smashing success and can’t wait to see it. There’s gotta be an over-sized white coat, right?

The Limited Scandal Collection via ScandalABC

What’s your signature style? 

P.S. Season 4 Scandal teaser spoilers. And the most perfect dress Olivia Pope ever wore.

 

Image found via ScandalABC on Facebook.

Enough Said

Last weekend Mumbles and I stumbled upon the movie Enough Said.  We’ll watch anything with a good Rotten Tomatoes score and this one got a whopping 96%.  That’s a guaranteed good time, is what that is.  And it was.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is so relatable and James Gandolfini was super lovable.  I feel like we’re watching all these grown up movies lately (like this one, which we LOVED and also starred Toni Collette) and even though this was labeled a romantic comedy, I didn’t feel sheepish wondering if Mumbles was hating it the entire time – it was smart and funny and we both laughed out loud more than once.

Have you watched anything good lately? 

 

Image and video via Fox Searchlight

Party Planning

In about a month, Mumbles is turning 30.  I’m so excited to celebrate and I’ve been busy pinning to a secret Pinterest board for months, perusing the interwebs for gift ideas, decor and inspiration while simultaneously planning Declan’s 1st birthday party for two weeks later (ahhhh)!  I decided that it’s now or never to pull off a “How I Met Your Mother” themed party since the show ended earlier this year — condolence high five.  Originally I was thinking that the invitations (womp womp…read about that goof here and then give me another condolence high five) could ask guests to help “stock the bar” as gifts for his birthday but being that the the main setting of the show is inside a pub, you can bet that our new bar, Clyde, will be center stage at this shindig.  Here he is, proudly showing off how handy he’s become:

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SJP + Hallmark

Did you know that Sarah Jessica Parker has a card collection at Hallmark? Does anyone aside from me actually go to the Hallmark store?  There happens to be one right by my office so I usually opt to go there instead of the post office since it offers much more diversion than just stamps. (But, oh, how I do love stamps!)  Apparently I’m late to the SJP card party because a) the collection launched in January and b) most all of the cards were sold out.  The ones that were left looked lovely, though…very vintage and romantic.

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Unfortunately you can’t buy them online so you’ll have to be grandma-chic like me and take a field trip to a Hallmark store.  If you want to avoid the crowds in there (kidding, kidding), Papyrus is my usual card go-to and they’re having a sale through today.

When was the last time you sent someone a card?

What I’m Reading: The Last Time

Mumbles was away on a work trip last week so I was solo parenting — doing drop off and pick up from daycare, squeezing a work day in between, making meals, and caring for Declan without his very helpful hands to lighten the load.  On the phone with him one evening, I observed (slash complained) that it was hard to enjoy parenting like this. I felt I was merely surviving and going through the motions (wake, feed baby, dress baby, dress self, make lunches, feed and play with dog, drive to daycare, drive to work, work, eat, work, drive to daycare, drive home, play with baby and dog, feed baby, bathe baby, put baby to bed, pray he stays asleep so I can eat and go to bed, then pray he doesn’t wake until morning and maybe long enough that I can squeeze in a shower) instead of relishing the the quality one-on-one time together, the cuddles, the funny faces, the fast crawling, the mouth-full-of-food smiles, splashing during bath time and general baby goodness.

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Sweet Stuff: Stamps

I love checking the mailbox when I get home from work.  After confirming no spiders have made their homes near the mailbox handle, I find such a delight in discovering a hand-addressed envelope amid the stack of bills and junk.  Isn’t that the best?!  And is it just me or has the U.S. Postal Service really upped their game in the stamp department?  Harry Potter stamps…are you kidding me?!  You know I’m already stocked up to the max.  I hope they sell those bad boys FOREVER.  And I just came across these beauties and wish they would’ve been around for BFOTBM’s vintage circus baby shower a few years ago.

usps vintage circus stamps

I would’ve ordered this set or Johnny Cash ones for Mumbles’s birthday invitations and these would make a clever little stocking stuffer for someone like my dad who doesn’t know how to use email.  And, really, who couldn’t use some stamps to keep in their wallet or desk drawer? If you need a gift for someone, how about stopping by the local post office to see if they’ve got any good ones and you can slip a pack of stamps in with a pack of pretty stationery, a nice pen (this one is my favorite) and even a custom return address stamp and ink pad. Wouldn’t that make such a thoughtful gift?!  I’d love it, that’s for sure.