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sunday comfort food: all the things I want to make for Thanksgiving

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 Every year, I tell myself I’m going to do my holiday grocery shopping early. And every year I find myself in a picked-over Publix the night before Thanksgiving, dazed and exhausted from a bustling week at the flower shop, with only a couple cans of pureed pumpkin and a box of Stove Top to choose from. I love cooking for the holidays. If I had it my way, I’d take three days off work to shop, prep, bake, and broil; and I’d show up to family dinner with six side dishes, freshly baked bread, and a bevy of sweet treats. Instead, we’ll be up to our ears in orders for the holiday, and I’ll be lucky to finish by noon on Thanksgiving Eve. All week, I planned to do my grocery shopping today. I woke up this morning, made a steamy mug of hot chocolate, and settled in with a blanket and my iPad to search out the …

5 reasons I “need” a [faux] leather skirt this season

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 Never did I ever think I’d consider a black leather mini skirt a versatile closet basic, but Pinterest has me convinced — I need one for fall/winter. I think there’s a fine line between a leather skirt that looks chic and edgy, and one that looks, uh, you know. I have a few requirements (standards, if you will) for the perfect pleather mate: (1) Fit – it should sit at the waist and fall just a few inches above the knee. (2) Fabric – it should be thick and matte, like a quality authentic leather; no flimsy patent, please and thank you. (3) Flair – the simpler the better; no fussy studs, peplums, zippers, or unnecessary accouterments. The hunt is on…