This & That

I could not get out of bed today.  Could.not. Maybe because I’ve been staying up too late watching TV and reading.  Maybe I’m getting old.  Maybe it’s both.  I’m a night owl so when morning rolls around, I’m dead to the world.  Straw says to me, “I’m surprised anything gets done around here with the way you are in the morning.”  My mom was the same way.  I used to say she was PC “pre cigarette” and PC “post cigarette.”  It’s like her “on” button was flicked once she had a coffee and a cigarette.  Me? I don’t start feeling normal until around 10 am, and that’s without coffee or a cigarette.   I like to enjoy coffee when I hit the daily wall around 2:30 PM.  The comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about staying up late: “It is amazing how much more amazing sleep is in the morning. You wake up and you’re like…
“I stayed up to do what?! Watch Growing Pains? What was I thinking!?”
But at night you’re like…
“La La La La La, Hey! Growing Pains, awesome! And I’ve seen this episode, that Kirk Cameron always in trouble.”

My problem is I have a “Growing Pains” moment every night around 10:45pm.

Here are my picks for this week (or what I think is cool):

If you’re a Nikon DSLR nerd like me, well they just came out with the new D4 (Why Nikon? Why? Now I have something new to obsess about). 16.2 MP FX-format CMOS sensor, 10 fps continuous shooting, a 91,000-Pixel RGB sensor and Advanced SRS, improved 51 point AF System, ISO expanded to 204,800 and 1080p video at 30p with stereo sound. From $5,999.95

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Nars Blush in “Deep Throat.” Gotta love the name.  It’s a perfect pinky beige for your cheeks ($29)

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Dahlia Bouquet Necklace ($150) from Banana Republic.  Would look great with a LBD or a white t-shirt and jeans.

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Love the clover keychain from Smathers & Branson ($25) and Anne S., they have an American flag one for you!

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I think the medium leather hobo from Burberry is a great bag for fall.  Would go with everything ($995)

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J.Crew’s fall/holiday look book is now online.  I dig everything about this outfit.

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The Legends of Summer tour with Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z tickets are still available.  They play Candlestick Park July 26th.  Straw surprised me with tickets (lucky girl!)

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Yes, I have two bags on my list, but I’m a bag junkie.  This market bag by Bamboula for J.Crew perfect for the pool or the beach ($68)

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I think this lattice pillow cover ($45) from Emilia Castillo from Etsy is so elegant.

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How cute are these mason jar invites? ($2 each) Perfect for a summer bbq or birthday invite.

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Sweet monogram straw labels from michelmay ($12.99 for 12).

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This color block dress from Zara ($79) is great for day or night.

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This zebra print bag from Stella & Dot ($22) is perfect for makeup or travel.

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And I forgot (how could I forget?) to add BBC’s “The Fall” with Gillian Anderson to my lineup of new favorite dramas. Only 5 episodes that are available on Netflix on demand.  Anderson is a investigator chasing a serial killer in Belfast, Ireland. I’m in the middle of episode 3 and the show is great.  And where has Gillian Anderson been hiding since X Files?

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