Well, here we are. August. How did we get here? I can barely remember the day of the week these days, much less account for a very blurry July. (There's a reason they don't want you driving on narcotics, Mamas. A very good reason.) Thank you all so much for your continued support, love, and prayers. I meet with the oncologist on Monday, so am keeping my fingers crossed.
Now. Onto some fun. I've been meaning to do a Friday post for a while. I've a little list of things I wanted to share, and some answers to questions from Instagram (@shanachristine).
A while ago, a reader sent me this link to an Etsy shop full of super-cool belts and buckles. She's been using these belts to make her summer momiform more interesting. Thanks, Suzanne!
Did you catch Refinery 29's street style beach edition? Yeah, there are a few models in there, but most of their snaps are of normal-sized beauties with some seriously cool ideas for beach cover-ups. More like this, please.
Chaucee demonstrates how real gals can rock a 70's style jumpsuit. Her picture literally took my breath away. Holy sexy, batman.
I'd love to be more organized, but it feels like a totally unattainable goal (especially now). However, the Modern Mrs. Darcy makes a darn good case for this book, which is an organizing book written for people with ADD. AKA…moms.
Oh! I got my big 'ol box of Nordstroms goodies and wanted to report back. First of all, the Joe's ankle boots are insanely soft and comfortable. You could easily wear those babies without socks. Also, that juniors baseball sweater is Fall perfection. It's my new answer to a boring cardigan. And you know those kind of oversized, fashion coats? The Sartorialist is forever shooting them – they look like they are maybe oversized and vintage? Anyway, I've been staring at this one and it's part of the sale and is kind of fabulous but I just. don't. know. Thoughts?
A few of you gave me a hard time about Abercrombie and Fitch from this article. At the time, I rolled my eyes. I mean yeah, their stores make me break out in hives from the unabashed douche-baggery, but I figure that most of these fast-fashion houses are in an ethical gray area. Well. It turns out that the guy who owns Abercrombie may actually be the biggest douchebag of them all. I stand corrected. But THIS??? Is the Best. Response. Ever. Kinda makes me want to pose topless in my Abercrombie shorts and mastectomy scars. BAM.
Oh! Lastly, the instagram q's:
1. This insanely awesome circuit board for kids is the Snap Circuits SC-300, ages 8-18. However, there's enough simple projects that even R (age 5) can play with some help. This thing has entertained him for two days straight. And is currently on sale for $39 (down from $65 – yikes!).
2. Remember this yumminess?? My friend Jess finally posted the recipe for the pesto. It's cilantro, arugla and almond based. Oh, baby. I've been eating one of these every day for the last week.
That's it! Enjoy your weekend, Sweetpeas! More next week…