October 10, 2015

Weekend. Yes.

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picture from one year ago

 

Happy October!! It’s hard to believe we’re here already.  But last weekend I needed mittens WHA??? Soooo…yeah.  Fall.  We’ve picked out pumpkins and made apple crisp and have started talking about Halloween costumes and I wore bad pants.  Ahem.  According to some of you.  Like, 96%.

HIGH-FIVE TO THE 4%!!!

Haha, I’m kidding.  But The Great Mom Jean Debacle of 2015 (as that post will now be known) was cracking me up all week.  Can you believe that there are currently 116 comments?  One hundred and sixteen!!  There haven’t been that many comments on a single post since I was diagnosed with breast cancer!  Clearly, those pants are hitting a nerve.  And the comments have been hysterical – I’ve been giggling, (ok snorting) over them all week. But I got the message, loud and clear: PANTS = NO.

However, I am going to try and work up a little comparison between those pants and another high-rise, cropped pant (I’m thinking these).  I may even try cuffing the old ones, but to be honest, I’m not sure it’s going to save them.  We’ll see.

 

Links!

Gigi New York is having a friends & family sale – 25% off your entire purchase!  I’m picking up a new iPhone wallet.  I was so hard on my existing one that the pretty blush pink now looks…..gray.  But because this wallet is so perfect, I can’t live without it.  So this time, black.  I’m also seriously considering the Jenn Bucket Bag, done in buttery soft leather with a tassel, cross-body strap, and the most gorgeous shades of oxblood, navy, forest green or tan.  (Code is WEAREFAMILY)

Last year, a bunch of you wanted to know where I got Raines’ camo, fur-lined parka.  (It was Appaman, and all sold out.)  Anyway, Joe Fresh has dead-ringer for Raines’ Appaman jacket, and it’s currently on sale for $34.

More sock boots have hit the market!!  I’ve updated The Sock Boot Shop with some new additions – and, happily, they all have lower heels.

Loved this post on The Man-Repeller:  what your drink order says about you.  Apparently, I’m Ron Burgundy. [headslap]

I don’t normally go gaga for BCA products (so much pink), but I do like JBrand’s little pink jean.  Blush pink, cropped, and destroyed.  Seems fitting.

The Land of Nod has 15% off kids bedding this weekend!  They have my favorite sheets – soft, with seriously modern and cool designs.  If interested, you can see the bedding we chose on Instagram (@shanachristine):   Raines, and Pax

Refinery29 has images from Moa Karlberg’s latest project, 100 Times The Difference.  She compares the childbirth experience of women in Sweeden (one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the country) to that of women in Tanzania (one of the highest).  Hence, the 100 times part.  What was interesting is that the photographer focuses on close-up images of the faces of the women featured – almost portrait shots.  You get a sense of similarity, yet the situations are vastly different.  It’s sobering.

On a very similar topic, Mike spoke at Strata last week, talking about the very exciting stuff he’s been doing at Penn.  If any of you are data nerds (or medical geeks), you can check it out here.  I’m so freaking proud of him.

And before I forget: I need Halloween costume ideas for Mike and I!  The catch?  He wants to wear his glasses. Thoughts?

Have a good weekend!!

xo,

S

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  • Jess J
    October 10, 2015

    Clark Kent. With a little super man peeking out under the white button up?

  • Gina Iery
    October 10, 2015

    Wayne and Garth!

  • Emily
    October 10, 2015

    Where’s Waldo and Carmen Sandiego!

  • rebecca
    October 10, 2015

    Mike could be a jellyfish by carrying a doctored up umbrella, shana could be an octopus by filling pairs of tights with polyfil and tying them around your waist

  • Eliza
    October 10, 2015

    Do you watch The Big Bang Theory? He could be Leonard and you could be Penny. In fact, this is what I want to do should the husband and I ever need costumes. 🙂

  • Michelle Mossey
    October 10, 2015

    Mike should go as Napoleon Dynamite and Shana can go as Deb! Or even better, Mike can go as Austin Powers and Shana can go as Foxy Cleopatra!!

  • houseofboys
    October 10, 2015

    It’s SO WEIRD watching and listening to Mike speak! I must have unknowingly created a voice for him in my wee brain… and whoa to awesome science amazingness!

    • Mike
      October 11, 2015

      Thanks! most people expect me to sound like Barry White.

  • Jennifer Brown
    October 11, 2015

    So I got into the old jeans tub and pulled out a couple of high-wasters that should have seen the biz bag long ago. I’m trying, so…put me in the *undecided* category. Still concerned and frightened about the old c-section pooch exposure. At least I feel good about fitting in pants from 1997. SCORE.

    Oh, and Austin Powers and your choice of an inappropriately named female character.
    Or Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.

  • Kim
    October 11, 2015

    If you want to continue with the 90’s throwback trends for Halloween costumes AND Mike wants to wear his glasses, then the obvious solution is to go as Rivers Cuomo from Weezer and you could be Daria.

  • LauraB
    October 11, 2015

    First, way to go Mike! May I ask about his suit? My husband would look equally amazing in something like that. I am ready to upgrade his suits to something a little more on trend and a little less like the 60 year old attorneys he hangs out with. Also, Shana, can you do a how to style a midi skirt for cooler weather? booties and tights? Long cardigan? Sock boots? tall boots?

  • Emily
    October 11, 2015

    Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore. Steve and I did that a few years ago and I got to sing Weezer anytime anyone asked 😉

  • todaysadventureis
    October 12, 2015

    Ok, Mike’s project is seriously amazing! Pre stay at home mom life I worked as a physician recruiter for the local hospital system, and having an app like this one for early prediction/treatment/prevention is one of those things that pushes a hospital to the TOP! I want this to be in every hospital everywhere! Amazing!

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