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Sigh.  The most wonderful time of the year is upon us:  that time when the air gets a little cooler and crisper, and you can see your breath in the mornings… where I can almost hear the nostalgic sound of pencils sharpening and lockers closing, where the sight of cabled sweaters makes me weak at the knees, and when I wanna burn down the house with pumpkin spice candles.  It’s supposed to be straight summer weather this weekend in San Diego (not complaining), but I am gonna go ahead and rap about all the things that are screaming Fall to me and currently blowing up my shorts.  For starters, that pic above that I took standing up out of the sunroof last weekend in Crested Butte.  On a Sunday drive.  Like my grandparents used to take.  Next time I’m there, hopefully it’ll look like these apples:

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| SCOOTER’S NOT WRONG |

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| THE BEST SWEATER I’VE EVER SEEN |

Also, love the 3-ring index finger stack.  And the nail color.

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| THIS BAG MAKES ME WEAK AT THE KNEES |

You could slap a tassel on a turd and I’d buy it.  Don’t kill me but I have no idea where I saved this from.

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| OLIVE SUEDE PUMPS.  I REPEAT: OLIVE SUEDE PUMPS. |

Perfect for dressing up the best outfit ever – AKA jeans + white tees.  Under $50…      (( boom ))

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| TAKE ME TO THERE |

Not sure who this chick is, but pretty sure I’d like to show up with a bottle of wine and make friends with her, so I can plop myself into that pillow situation.

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| MOODY NAIL POLISH |

Which I still can’t pull off but love it when other people do.  Essie “Power Clutch” is a good color.

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| NOMNOMNOM |

Karrie posted this recipe for the most amazing Rosemary Orange Chicken I made for her & Teem a few weeks back, but I’ve since tweaked it…  follow the recipe in the link above, EXCEPT: 1. Add zest of 1 orange to the chicken stock / orange juice / honey part.  This is vital.  2.  Leave out the maple syrup.  The 2 Tbs honey makes it plenty sweet.  3.  Cook it about 1 minute longer on each side in the cast iron skillet on the stove, and bake it for about 10 min less (check to make sure it’s done though, ‘fore you go getting salmonella poisoning or the runs on my account).  4. Add a pinch of corn starch to thicken the sauce towards the end.  It never reduces / gets thick enough for me by just simmering on low.  5.  I like it served with quinoa and a green veggie, like broccolini.

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| GET COZY |

Fall is for piling on the layers – onto your person, and onto your bed.  The Boyfriend Matelassé from Pine Cone Hill is **the** softest, nubbiest, coziest &^$% thing you’ll ever lay a hand on.

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| BEST FALL CANDLES |

I just bought this (scent: Butternut Spice – the green one below) as a gift for someone, and it smelled so good in my suitcase I literally almost kept it. #whoops

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This one’s a little more woodsy and gender-neutral.  Great for dudes.

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| THE GREATEST PLAID FLANNEL SHIRT KNOWN TO MAN. |

I bought this last week in Colorado, and I didn’t take it off the entire time I was there.  You would literally think I didn’t take a bath for 10 days because I’m wearing it in EVERY SINGLE PICTURE.  I usually don’t do well with button-ups because something about them always feels a little masculine and a little constricting to me, but this one is SO perfect.  And so cozy.  And fitted without being tight.  Probably gonna have to snap it up in ivory too and slab some red lipstick on.

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| BOOTIES TO DIE FOR |

I don’t know where these came from or how to find them, which is an absolute tragedy because they’re perfect, but these are similar.  Pretty sure the ones below are Jeffrey Campbell from a few seasons ago.

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| FRAGGLE ROCK FAB |

I might be insane, but I feel like I need this.  All you’d have to do is throw it on over a wife beater with jeans, heels and a top knot for dinner and it’s like yer wearin’ a party.  { via }

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| THE BEST & CHEAPEST JEANS YOU’LL EVER BUY |

I used to be a Citizens / 7’s devotee and thought I had to spend good $$ to get good jeans.  And while those are all stacked high in my closet because I feel guilty for having spent so much cheese on them, I never touch them.  I have 3 favorite pairs in my rotation, and they’re all different colors of these.  From H&M.  For $39, but I swear I always get them on sale for $19.99.  I mean, it’s almost like stealing.

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| MY FAVORITE NEW SWEATER |

Currently living in this.  If you’re like us in SoCal and sweating Fall – but literally sweating in real life cuz it’s still summer where you are – this is perfect for channeling Autumn, sans le swass.

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| NEXT BOHO FEST |

Insert plaid + pumpkins & you’ve got a yard rager.

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| BEST WINE GLASSES EVER |

I just zero’d in on that table top above and remembered that I saw the best wine glasses (ever) at West Elm a few weekends ago in Denver.  These are seriously some of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen.  Whoops I accidentally just bought a set of 8.

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| MEOW |

I’ll give Gus’ first born to anybody who can name that eyeliner.

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That’s all I got kiddos!!  Happy Saturday!

xoxo,

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Scenes From a Palm Springs Weekend

Hi lovelies! We hope you guys had a great Labor Day weekend and aren’t too depressed at the thought of summer being over… This weekend half of us were lounging in San Diego while the other (me, Karrie) was straight chilling in glorious Palm Springs. Some pics of the Palm Springs weekend below!

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That’s Kilroy. He makes himself real comfy. Can’t blame him. Traffic from LA-Palm Springs on a Friday afternoon = bruuuuuutal.

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But once we got there, this became our view for the four days. Our rental house was on a golf course and every morning (and afternoon, and night) it was soooo quiet and peaceful.

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This is how you watch college football while in Palm Springs. *Note: We did not leave these seats for h-o-u-r-s.

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Until we decided to take the bikes provided by the owners of the house on a stroll thru the surrounding neighborhoods…

The pink house in Palm Springs | Scenes From a Weekend | Covet Living

And YOU GUYS – #thatpinkdoor (THE most iconic in Palm Springs – maybe one of the most iconic homes amongst bloggers) was located half a block down from our house!

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And everywhere we looked there was a super cool home with – as is customary in Palm Sprizzles – a brightly colored front door. Can we paint ours this color Steph?

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That garage door is SO Jonathan Adler.

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Every house is different; every door color so vibrant!

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Speaking of vibrant, if you’re ever in Palm Springs you MUST go to Las Casuelas and pound a burrito and a big ol’ marg straight to your head. Thank us later (or not)….

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Me, lookin’ all kinds of relaxed. Oh yeah, and I stole these sunglasses from my mom – aren’t they the raddest sunglasses ever? Thanks Mahm.

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Can’t you just smell the still desert air here? Sigh…

Have a great Tuesday and remember, just four days ’til the weekend!

xoxo,

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