ten down two to go.

october is gone, and in looking back at my resolutions,
here's a quick recap of the month:

sleep early - season 2 of walking dead on netflix
kept me up late.
exercise - check! ran on the treadmill twice a week. 
girl time - bday party and halloween block party with the neighborhood moms.
 read - eek, no reading AGAIN this month.
one-on-one mini time - check! lunch with mini-she.
try something new - check! made chili in the slow cooker,
tried jelly au lait, cut off my hair!
organize posts - check! caught up on a review for No nonsense.

how was your october? ready for the holiday season?
what's your favorite part of the holidays?

(shae sweater via ideeli; faux leather shorts, local boutique; shoes, sheinside (buy))

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block party.

on saturday, we had a neighborhood halloween block party.
it was the first ever in the history of our street. although four of us [neighborhood moms] get together regularly, it was nice to mingle with the rest of the families. with over 50+ people who attended, i'd say it was a success. many have already expressed interest in the next one.

i pulled these shorts out of the motherload for mini-she, but ended up keeping them for myself. i just realized [while typing this post] that it has animals on it. all these years i thought it was camoflauge.

are you close with your neighbors?
what are your plans for halloween?

foxy brown was in full effect.
best part was the afterparty in the garage.
(old navy sweater; da-nang shorts; bag c/o justfab; shoes, etienne aigner via ideeli)

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is there anyone out there who can do the rubik's cube?
when my sister was in high school, one of her teachers showed her how to do it, and she taught me. we would race against each other to see who could do it faster. i used to bo able to do it in under 2-1/2 minutes. i was in elementary then, but every once in a while i'll pick it up and do it a few times,
just so i won't forget.

recently, mini-she and my nephew became interested in learning, so i taught them. then, my nephew decided to get ambitious and go for the 4x4 cube. he said it's really hard, and now the competitor in me wants to buy one so that i can learn it faster first. he's coming over tonight, so you know what we'll be doing.
i'm warming up my fingers.

soy milk + coffee jelly...
...mix together for a yummy drink.
(thrifted jacket, zara denim, nine west shoes; american rag chambray)

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print mixin.

sometimes something happens that just puts you in a mood for the rest of the day. it wasn't anything bad, and it wasn't anyone's fault, but it just lingered in my head for most of the day. enough that i didn't really get anything done. i did have a grilled cheese sandwich with fries and a no-foam soy latte which were both really yummy, so that was good.

here's to getting over this hump day.

foxy brown wouldn't leave me alone...she kept nudging me!

(shirt, jcrew; skirt, local boutique; shoes, nine west, clutch, f21)

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lime orange.

these are probably the two brightest pieces in my closet, paired together for a blinding combination. i thought it was the perfect backdrop for an equally bright, white leather + bead necklace that i picked out using an INpink credit i received.

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and finally, mini-she and i spent some quality time over lunch at cpk this weekend. we shared salad and pasta before indulging in pumpkin cheesecake.

our favorite spinach artichoke dip.
tried this (seasonal) pumpkin cheesecake. excellent!
(sweater, gap; shirt, old navy; denim, free people; necklace INpink)

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a.m. party.

with the holiday season comes holiday parties. velour, sequins, and satin are festive and sometimes thought of as formal wear...but sequins and satin paired here with denim and slippers is something i might wear to a daytime party.

foxy brown was stuck to me like glue.
this is probably the first real post with the new hair.
i made a yummy turkey chili in the slow cooker for dinner.
then headed over to my neighbor's for cake and wine.
it was a good day.

how did you spend your sunday?

before and five hours later...the easiest turkey chili.
served with a dollop of sour cream and corn muffins.
(jacket, old navy; shorts, express (similar); sequined vest, f21)

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