the monthly lineup || october 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

A new month means the perfect time to unwind and rekindle all the goodness from October... Want to see the other monthly lineup editions and what the fuss is all about? Check out August and September so we can get you up to speed! 

Here's the recap for October for readers who want to be in the know: 

What I'm Wearing || Fall Dresses, Ponchos, and Anything Plaid
It seems to be a consistency going on in my closet these days and it involves swing dresses, ponchos and cardigans, and plaid. Dress these up OR down and they suit a variety of occasions during fall and they wear well and still allow me to look "put together" too. I just bought this printed cardigan and it's going to be a constant wardrobe staple over the next few months. I'm also into any and all tshirt dresses  [via here] as of late and I am assembling quite a colorful selection to choose from. And I just added this snug cardigan to my closet because I am constantly cold and it has winter layering written all over it.  

What I'm Drinking || So Much Water
In the efforts to keep myself hydrated and trying not to drink so much coffee, I have turned to my handy dandy and oh so pretty champagne gold water bottle to make myself chug more H2O. The best part is that its easy to take to the gym, keeps my water cold and chilled, and is a pretty little accessory to boot. Only 32 more ounces to go today... half way there! 

What I'm Reading || What's On My Nightstand
I recently finished The Paris Wife, which I absolutely loved and totally not something  normally read... loved learning the background of Ernest Hemingway and how he "came to be". Now, I'm on to Go Set a Watchman and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up so I will report on those next month! 

What I'm Watching || Homeland Season 5
Jeff and I are glued to the TV Sunday nights now that Homeland is back... I'm loving this season already and the plot keeps twisting and turning so it keeps you guessing to see what's going to happen next. And of course, Quinn isn't too bad on the eyes either. 

What I'm Loving || Relaxed "Workwear" 
I've already caved in and purchased two of these beloved pants and I have a feeling more is in store... stretch + comfortable + comfy + under $20 = pure happiness! I'm telling you, run, don't walk to your nearest Target to scoop these bad boys up... you won't be disappointed!! P.S. they are buy 1, get 1 50% off right now, too! 

What I'm Wanting || More Time to Take it Easy
It's been a whirlwind of coming and going at our house the last month and it's only about to get even more hectic in November as Christmas Village approaches and Jeff has more travel for work. With that, I am really trying to focus on my to-do list each and everyday and prioritizing so that I can be most effective with my time and only focus on the "musts"... and yes, that's hard to do as a total Type A person and someone who juggles way too much. So cheers to trying to knock out what I can [using these notebooks as help] and savoring the season, yet still finding time for some R&R too. 

What did you love || read || want || eat || watch || or where in October??


  1. I LOVED The Paris Wife too! It made me want to read more Ernest Hemingway. I had to stop reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In theory there are some good ideas, but with kids a lot just didn't seem realistic. And some suggestions I just didn't agree with (mainly how to sort through papers). I'll be interested to hear your thoughts!