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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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Listen. Eat. Wear. Read. See. Repeat.

Happy Friday pretties! What are you all doing this long weekend? Hopefully savoring these last few days of summer and relaxing before returning back to the grind. Without further ado, here are five things we’re loving right now. Giddy up!:

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We were lucky enough to celebrate our friends’ wedding in Maine last weekend, and have been singing their first dance song all day, literally every day:

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As if we needed more proof that Steph’s basically a younger, hotter Martha Stewart, she made this insane orange rosemary chicken recipe a couple times recently and let me tell you, not only is it SO delicious, it makes your place smell heavenly. And it’s so perfect for Fall!

Orange Rosemary Chicken | Damn Delicious | Covet Living

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This dress with a pair of over the knee boots and a long comfy cardigan sweater for Fall. It’s been sold our for weeks and just became available for pre-order! Oh yeah… and it’s $48:

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Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 9.14.22 AM We already mentioned this book in our post with the 15 books to read right now but we need to mention it again because it’s just so good and funny. Guys and ladies alike will like this memoir (my hubby read it in two sittings) – and the TV/film rights have been snatched up, meaning we’ll probably see it on screen in the near future:

Kanye West Owes Me $300 by Jensen Karp | Covet Living

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The newest video for Kanye’s new song Fade. And it’s NSFW (sorry Mom)! Listen, we think Kanye’s a big a-hole like the rest of you. Plus his music these last few years has been totally overrated. BUT like it or not, his new song is the biz, and the video is real hot – as in Flashdance for 2016… but naughtier. We almost didn’t post this sucker but hey, it’s our blog, it’s a great song, and we think y’all can handle it.

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That’s it for now. Stephie’s chillin’ in San Diego this weekend while I’m gonna be poolside in Palm Springs. Have an amazing weekend!

xoxo,

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