I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Thanksgiving was this past Thursday.
Tee hee. I hope you had a good one! Ours was incredibly pleasant, even though car conversation on the way there involved lines a-like a-this a-one:
“Well, I guess you’d have to ask a woman who’s given birth and been shot in her patella.” – My Mother said that. Whoever can guess the question that brought on that answer gets a virtual face hug courtesy of me.
So, the fading of fall into winter is upon us. And you know what that means, right? That means it’s time for deer gone wild! They don’t sell videos of this late at night on Comedy Central, but you’re bound to see it on a highway near you, so be careful. Bucks (male deer) have one thing on their minds round about now, and it rhymes with shucking. (I almost said “shucking clams.” But saying that would be completely over the line inappropriate, so I’m not going to say “shucking clams.” Besides, I don’t even know if lady deer have what we would call cl… I’m gonna stop here.)
I thought I should let you know about the sex-crazed buck situation. You know, in case you care about your car and your life. Because I’m not kidding about this. Bucks are idiots this time of year. Procreation is paramount. Highway shmighway. Their testosterone levels are so high that they don’t see risk. Interesting thing, that testosterone. Kinda explains a lot of things, and not just deer-wise.
Anyway, The boy and I went to the mall on Black Friday, and I’m pleased to tell you we did not get trampled. So, thankful for that. Our express goal in visiting the mall on Friday was to cut people in long lines, holding zero merchandise, and tell them, “sorry, we’re in a big rush.” But, upon arrival, we were magnetically yanked into the Apple Store, where we remained for the better part of the day. Apple was having a one-day sale, and we were *this close* to buying an iPad. *This close.* But we didn’t do it. We’ve got our hearts set on the next generation. That’s just the way this couple works.
Anywho! When we finally left that magical place, we went to the second most magical place in the mall. And I think you can guess to which place I’m referring, that is, if you know me AT ALL…
And, if you don’t, I’m referring to Anthropologie!!!
Anthro doesn’t seem to believe in Black Friday, based on what seemed to be their complete lack of any sale tickets on any items anywhere in the store (save for their sale section, which exists 365 days a year). But it really didn’t matter, because with Anthro, ticket prices are easy to ignore, especially when faced with what I’m about to share with you… … so, I hope you’re looking for some winter fashion and decor inspiration… because I’ve gathered some up for you, and it’s all pretty ridiculously awesome. Come, take a look:
I am in serious like with this dress. I want to have babies with it. Pretty, lacey babies.
By the by, during my visit to Anthro (and while perusing the Anthro catalog for the last several WEEKS), I noticed the loveliest, most hipsteresque ornaments in zee vorld. And I don’t even mind how hipster they all are! Like zees:
And like zees, too:
Now. You can put those on your Christmas tree or your Channukah bush, and stop there. But why? Why be so… banal? Why, when you can label them with kitschy labels, USE THEM AS ESCORT CARDS and hang them on a plastic white or silver miniature escort card tree??!!! Just a thought. :*)
So… anything tickle your fancy? What do you think of those rockin’ frocks? And what about the wrapping elements, and precious ornaments? I’m dying over this post, myself. I hope you guys enjoyed all the inspiration half as much as I do!
xoxo! – Alison
* GIVEAWAYS UPDATE! *
… Silly me. I almost forgot to mention that the GIVEAWAYS ARE STARTING! Stay tuned, my pretties. That is, if you like free things that happen to be amazeballs. This is sort of my own personal Oprah’s Favorite Things. Which is great news for you. Because, like Oprah, I like to think that I have remarkable taste. All right… sit tight… and visit back soon.