This and That

A man built a ‘dog train’ to take his rescued four-legged friends on ‘little adventures’ around town, and it’s so sweet it will make your heart burst.

When you know someone who could use a helping hand and you really want to do something but aren’t sure where to start, here are some things to take to a friend in need.

This article pretty much sums up my life: 19 real life examples of an extroverted introvert so you don’t get confused.

I’m on the hunt for some comfy leather booties for fall and winter. My top two: Sam Edelman Louie (the fringe!) and Dolce Vita Haku (bootie meets mule).

This viral photo of a bride’s father taking her step-dad by the hand and inviting him to walk their daughter down the aisle. Beautiful.

Oh! So that’s what the chips in our new credit cards are about.

And finally, some timeless fall style inspiration from Rory and Lorelai.

Seeking: The Perfect Leather Bag For The Season

Hobo Blaze Convertible Leather Bag in Mushroom

{ Hobo ‘Blaze’ – $188 }

Handbags are a big part of my grownup ‘fewer better things’ philosophy. Instead of stuffing my closet with trendy inexpensive purses, I treat myself to two nice leather bags each year: one at the start of spring, and another when fall comes around.

This season, I’m searching for an everyday carryall in a rich neutral color or sleek black. This Hobo ‘Blaze’ converts from a shoulder bag to a backpack, so it’s the best of both worlds, with a tassel! I just wish it was a smidge bigger so it would fit my laptop, planner, and all the other stuff I schlep to-and-from the flower shop.

These oversized totes and carryalls top my favorites list. And I couldn’t resist throwing in a ladylike backpack.

Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Tote Hunter

{ Rebecca Minkoff – $275 }

Jcrew peyton pebbled satchel

{ J.Crew ‘Peyton’ – $198 }

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Helpful Habits For Non-Morning People

Every night when I go to bed, I tell myself tomorrow’s the day I become a morning person and wake up two hours early. I fantasize about all the things I could do with the extra time: Bike down to the pool and go for a swim! Write a blog post! Do some yoga! Read a few chapters of a book! Make a home-cooked breakfast! Get to the shop early and start on my to do-lists! Make more to-do lists!

But every morning, my feet hit the floor about thirty minutes before I have to leave the house. Whether I oversleep or spend too much time under the covers scrolling through Instagram, I just can’t seem to get the hang of “seizing the day” before it’s absolutely necessary.

Maybe I’ll figure it out in the next decade.

In the meantime, here are some of my best habits for making the most of limited time in the morning.

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