Me, after this week.
I mean. I shouldn’t have been surprised by the Net Neutrality vote, but sadly….I was. And with #metoo still going strong….merry freaking Christmas.
Or, as Pax would prefer, Happy Hanukkah. He wants to know where I’ve stored the menorah and if he can be in charge of the “lighter candle” and why we have tons of Christmas books but no Hanukkah books?
Mike and I aren’t actually religious (like, at all), so this is a very fair question.
And for those worried about poor, sweet Greenlea in the photo above, please don’t fear. Her heart had been broken because her mean mother (SCOTTI) wouldn’t buy her a pair of earmuffs at the shop. And while I try not to spoil my own children….all bets are off with my only girl niece.
See? Problem easily solved. My favorite part of this whole thing is that Mike captured Scotti’s face when I walked out of the shop, Greenlea clad in new earmuffs….
BWAH HAHAHAHA! Sooooo many times I have gotten that face….sooooo many times. #sisters
25% off everything at Anthro. I currently have this oversized sweater in my cart, these tuxedo striped jeans, this insanely amazing giant scarf, and these mittens. More picks can be found in our Weekend Sales Report.
Ugh, never-ending search. I’m constantly on the hunt for a seriously warm, yet seriously cute winter jacket. J.Crew’s wintress puffer sold out in my size, I was underwhelmed by this North Face parka, and my usual green military parka (which is back in stock this season and on sale) isn’t warm enough for Michigan’s coldest temps. And we are going home to Michigan for the holidays – staying for almost two weeks. I’m so excited, but may be stuck wearing my ski jacket the whole time. I did just panic-order a few coats from LOLE, so we’ll see. I have high hopes for this one or this one.
Packing, so obviously stripes. I’ve started packing for our trip home, and striped sweaters seem to be the star of my suitcase. I’m loving this one because it tucks so nicely into high-rise jeans (you can see it on my stories @shanachristine), this Vince one for it’s super-long sleeves, and this La Ligne one – it’s extra substantial so would layer nicely over a tee (not all of them do).
We the people. Is is just me, or does a Constitution tie feel like a reallllly good gift right now?
The difference between enjoying truffle oil and fondling the waitress. A came across this piece in the New Yorker and stated, “I know we’re supposed to get to merry and bright. I’ve decided that’s 2018. I also need to take a break from #metoo. B/c, well, it’s just emotionally exhausting. But THIS piece, is honestly just too well written and efficient to not be shared. She shreds it in 1000 words or less.” Yup.
Thankfully, Doug Jones still managed to win. I know voter suppression and voter rights are a huge deal, but I was still horrified to read the details in the ACLU’s article on all of the ways Alabama has tried to suppress the African-American vote. It really helps put this latest win into perspective.
Why we care about Net Neutrality. Mashable has the best article on what happened this week, including a scathing response from Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to Chairman Pai. She used his own words (from 2015) against him, and…it’s GOOD.
Need a few laughs? Maybe some freaking joy? The Holderness Family asked their YouTube followers for some nuggets of happy personal news to help end 2017 on a better note. It’s adorable.