Friday Flotsam

Flippidy DO DAH, flippidy DAY.

gorgeous mums

Okay, so I have some updates!

On things.

On important, crucial life matters.

. . . Like the navy blazer. (obvs.)

Got one from J.Crew, and it is ADORABLE. Fits beautifully in the arms and shoulders, not too stiff. I don’t feel like a politician in it.

But, it’s too long. My torso is like, four inches tall, so it basically hits my ankles. Waaaaah! I have to take it back and look for another one, but shorter. I want it to hit at like, my hips, and to not make me look like I’m running for governor in the ’80s. I MIGHT order from Everlane, but those arms worry me. They look a tad loose, don’t you think? Is it just me? It might be just me. I’ll keep you posted on this life crisis.

You’re already asleep.

ALSO, the sneaks. I haven’t bought any yet. But I am soon! I looked at the Allbirds that you all gushed about, and while I appreciate the concept, they still have that curvy athletic shape that I’m not super attracted to. So I’m still lookin’! I DO have white converse that I’ve had forever, but after an hour of tromping around, you pretty much want to saw your feet off.

Kind of dig these. But I might be too old for those. Am I too old for those? Don’t answer that.

spicy banh mi at the Root


Okay, I’m two episodes into Season two of Handmaid’s Tale. Yes I’m taking my sweet time because MY SOUL IS DELICATE, OKAY.

I did love Marisa Tomei in it! For that five seconds. Before she was (spoiler alert!) murdered. As soon as I saw her face appear, I googled, “HOLD ON, WHAT IS MARISA TOMEI DOING ALL UP IN HANDMAID?,” and it said that she begged her agent to get in touch with the show and try to get her on it. And the show was like, “Sure, but we’re going to kill you immediately,” and she was like, “IN!” I love stuff like that.

Aaron and I also just flew through the first season of Queer Eye, and um, IT IS SO HEARTWARMING. We (I) just boo hoo through every single episode, while at the same doubled over in laughter from Jonathan. Like, these dudes are just the coolest. It’s like a modern day Mr. Rogers. And I must MEET THEM while they’re in Kansas City this fall. So listen, if you’re their agent (just kidding, you’re not), or if you know them personally (just kidding, you don’t), or if you know where to stalk them (THAT I AM POSITIVE YOU DO), do not hold out, HENNY! I want them over for pergola drinks. Stat. (and yes yes, I know Bobby’s going to be at Golden & Pine soon, but I’m in New York then. Waaaah!)

(also, that ^^ is the spicy tofu banh mi from The Root in Little Rock. and it is pure mouth joy.)

gremlins eating ice cream

I need help!

(oh, you knew it was coming.)

Now that tomorrow is OFFICIALLY FALL, I reaaaally want to learn how to make tamales. I’ve never, ever made them, and every fall rolls around and I throw my fist in the air and proclaim, “THE TIME IS NOW,” and it never happens. But I am determined that this fall, THIS FALL THIS YEAR RIGHT NOW NEXT MONTH, I am going to make these suckers.

But I don’t know how.

But you do, right? I’m sure you do. Would you send me a loose idea or technique or recipe?? I mean, I could ask the Goog, but you’re cuter.

Would you be interested in seeing this on the blog? It wouldn’t be MY recipe, only because I’ve never done it. But I’ll sling the cred where it’s due, brah.


september tree light

(Okay, I actually really loved Ocean’s 8.)

(Don’t hate!)

(Just appreciate.)

flowers and wine

Weekend plans?

Tomorrow we’re deeming it APPLE DAY PALOOZA with our besties, and we’re hitting an orchard in the morning for some apple pickin’. THEN we’re all baking a dang apple pie in the afternoon, and hanging out on our patio. Might play a board game, drink some beerz, listen to some jazzy tunes and enjoy the (finally!) SEVENTY DEGREE TEMPERATURES in a long-ish sleeve shirt.

You’re like, “What is a long-ish sleeve shirt?”

I meant, three-quarter length. Like right at the elbows. I just said it wonky.

But it’s a cute shirt I just got. Has a vintage baseball vibe to it.

Mustard sleeves. It’s cute.

I like it.

Never mind.


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19 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Kelly September 21, 2018 at 8:06 am #
    Nisolo has a couple nice sneaker options!
  2. Jennifer September 21, 2018 at 8:31 am #
    Banana Republic for the blazer, Keds for the sneaks. And sneaks is fine - we call them sneakies. :)
  3. MK September 21, 2018 at 9:26 am #
    These are my favorite white shoes - I wear them into the ground! I wouldn't run a 5K in them, but I find them more comfortable than Converse and they look good with dresses, jeans, pants, sweats, etc.
  4. Meryl Carver-Allmond September 21, 2018 at 9:59 am #
    For tamales!
  5. Jennifer C. September 21, 2018 at 10:01 am #
    Happy Earth, Wind and Fire Day!
  6. Emily September 21, 2018 at 11:14 am #
    Ok- since you said you loved Ocean's 8, then I know I will too. ;) Been dying to watch it. As for Allbirds- I am a huge fan of the Tree Skippers. I have them in a dusty pink from the spring, but the fall colors are so rich and purrrrdy. I haven't gotten on the Superga Sneaker train, but a lot of my friends have.... maybe try those for a more traditional look?? (found on Zappos, of course). Ok - so you tried J. Crew for the blazer, BUUUTTT have you tried J Crew OUTLET? They have one right now called the Schoolboy that looks a little shorter, like you want. I LOOOOVVEEEE their Outlet, and always get compliments on their clothes when wearing them. I don't even shop the 'normal' j. crew anymore!! And thank you for helping me procrastinate on this Friday! xo
  7. Kat September 21, 2018 at 11:20 am #
    Express has a nice short navy blazer. It's got a modern cut and it's cute with different styles of bottoms. And those sneakers are cute! You would look great in them!
  8. Denita September 21, 2018 at 11:21 am #
  9. Anonymous September 21, 2018 at 12:24 pm #
    My sister makes tamales a lot and I've done it (okay, just once). It's not hard, just time consuming but totally worth it in the end. I also make a 'gravy' (what my Mexican friends call a red sauce they pour over the tamales and also use for 'wet' burritos) and a pico to serve with them. YUM! Full disclosure: we have Mexican stores in our area that sell ready made masa for tamales and I may or may not have used that instead of making my own. Also, if you want to make an extraordinary mouth treat, fill a mild, long green chile (cooked yourself or canned) with some grated jack cheese and put the masa around that in a tamale. It's heaven! We like those in the morning with a soft fried egg on top with pico on the side (mouth watering right now). I know how you enjoy cheese so make a few. Aaron will probably hate them with the cheese and all but hey, more for you! WIN!
  10. michele @ i-heart-baking September 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm #
    i just saw them make tamales on america's test kitchen recently, and afterwards i super wanted to make some! they make it look so easy and yummy :)
  11. Rachel @ Rachel, Striving September 21, 2018 at 3:26 pm #
    Might be worth it to tailor the blazer if you love everything else about it! Perfect fitting blazers are so tough to find. Have a great weekend!
  12. Andrea Wimsatt September 21, 2018 at 4:54 pm #
    You are not too old for those Madewell sneaks. Do it.
  13. Sustainable Cooks - Sarah Cook September 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm #
    Dr Scholls (don’t laugh) Madison sneakers. Amazon has them, DSW, Famous Footwear, etc. So comfy, sleek, and look amazing with shorts or pants. Better yet i have walked in them taking over 27k steps in a day multiple times.
  14. Amanda September 21, 2018 at 7:07 pm #
    I need to see this shirt ;) I LOVE longish sleeve shirts. And ugh I totally agree with you on the converse thing. Like walking in flippers.
  15. Andrea September 22, 2018 at 10:08 am #
    Phew. I'm not too late. TRETORNS! Comfy, classy and classic. You'll be taken back to your highschool or college self and to a time when tennis pros like Bjorn Borg wore his Tretorns for actual tennis games. I think Tretorns may be Swedish anyhow. I bought a pair last year. No regrets. I form an instant bond with the few that remember them as all in the all in the 80's. Buy! Quick like. Really comfy and not sloppy. The canvas actually holds up and you're no sloffing around like a highschooler in vans. Everyone that's cool will die for your remembering them.
  16. Ashley September 22, 2018 at 5:38 pm # I think the Roxy Bayshores are really cute
  17. Anne Parker September 24, 2018 at 8:20 am #
    Banana Republic for the blazer! I love my classic Adidas and I think they are the shape you're looking for.
  18. Amy September 25, 2018 at 6:02 am #
    Get whatever shoe you want and throw in a pair of Protalus insoles. They are magic.
  19. Ali September 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm #
    I'm a bit late on the sneaker reccos but I just discovered the Cole Haan GrandPro and I'm OBSESSED. Just ordered my second pair (on sale!). So comfy and cute.

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