did i buy champagne instead of milk again

TIDYING TIDAL WAVE: I’m telling you, the tidying craze is taking the nation by storm. Mackenzie did a great job of breaking down the basics of how to clean out your closet (and it’s probably not a bad idea to apply this method to everything else you own too. I’m getting ready to!).

TAKE ME TO PARIS: Especially if I was staying in this stunning apartment Erika found.

YOU DON’T REMEMBER ME, DO YOU?: A great essay on why it pays to be nice to everyone. More so if you’re a celebrity.

ON PIZZA, YOGA, AND FAILURE: I couldn’t get enough of this essay Clara wrote on why we forgive ourselves for failure in some areas of our lives, but leave no room for it in others. Really great stuff.

SPRING IN A BOWL: I don’t mind winter, but I do look forward to spring for one thing: the peas. I’ve bookmarked this pea and spring onion soup for when spring’s vegetables hit the market.

OOH LA LA: I wonder, do you invest in lingerie? Or buy it for any specific occasion? I was pondering cleaning out my unmentionables drawer this week and came across this lingerie line. While I’m not sure how it would fit into my everyday life, it was so different than anything I’ve ever seen before — cool colors, shapes, a retro vibe. Meanwhile, I did end up making a little run to Journelle yesterday to replace a few things; a long overdue errand. Is it just me, or is underwear the one part of a woman’s wardrobe that always gets the least amount of attention and care?

THE AGING OF A&F: A really interesting piece on Abercrombie & Fitch, from it’s very early days to it’s current struggling status. Hat tip to This is Glamorous for sharing this! Remember when A&F was cool enough to be mentioned in that LFO song? I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch… Those were the days, man.

Hello and happy Friday! I’m a little light on links this week — forgive me. This week was packed with dinners, brunches, get togethers, and lots of client work, and I’m feeling like I’m on a roll. Late tonight and tomorrow, a big snowstorm is supposed to hit New York, so the jury’s kind of out on what we’ll be doing this weekend (we’d planned to take Lucy to the park to run around in the grass for the first time since her surgery, but now…hmm). Not much else to report from this side of the screen — I’m plugging along over here and hanging in there. What about you? Is it just me or is January speeding by, and everyone has their nose to the grindstone with work, slash is still in winter hibernation mode? I kind of don’t mind!

Hope you have a lovely weekend. See you back here on Monday, when I think I’m going to be doing that thing bloggers are doing in which they answer some of the questions from this New York Times article. Bon week-end!

Image: I found the quote for this image here, and thought it was hilarious! Background Champagne image by Daniel J Photography, via Style Me Pretty; all other edits and graphics added by Victoria McGinley.


  1. 1.23.15

    Tehehe, love the graphic! have a great weekend :)

    x Lily

  2. 1.23.15

    I’m also planning on answering some of those questions too – it seems to be the thing these days, right?

    And I used to care a lot of lingerie. Now I make sure everything is in great shape and toss anything as it fades or breaks… but I do wish I had more ‘sexy” options. lol It’s just so pricey!

  3. 1.23.15

    The A & F article was very interesting. I have some pieces of theirs from the 60’s that I got from my mother, they are amazing. They really were known as safari outfitters so they are already a long way from where they started.

    • 1.23.15

      When I was maybe 10 years old, I had an aunt and uncle give me this (what I would now consider awesome) casual jacket and matching sweats set from A&F. The brand wasn’t yet cool at that time, and I was of the mindset that clothing gifts sucked, like a lot of kids that age (what a brat, I know). I have no idea what happened to those clothes but I wish I would’ve valued them! I don’t think I ever even wore them (again, what a brat).

  4. 1.23.15

    January is completely flying by! Bookmarking a bunch of these links. Happy Friday!

  5. 1.24.15

    I totally agree that January has whizzed by! I was just thinking the other day that we really only need to get through February and March and then we’re home free! Have a good weekend!


  6. 1.24.15
    katie a. said:

    My boyfriend of almost 4 years and I answered those NY Times questions. It was hard to answer some since we have been together for long, and we already knew the answers to some of the obvious… aka 31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already. Overall though it was a very fun exercise :-) Can’t wait to see some of your answers!

    xo katie a. // http://bluepoppyblog.com

  7. 1.24.15

    This quote made me smile! Also found that A&F article really interesting. I remember back in the day saving up to buy one of their sweaters, knowing it would last forever. I was thick and wool and wonderful quality (and most importantly, it “covered” everything… something which I think they stopped producing for women a long time ago). Interesting how some brands change so much…

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