At a photo shoot this fall I decided I needed a cape. The Tracy Reese number that triggered this idea was out of my price range, but I’m still on the hunt for a reasonably-priced and chic number to add to my closet. The four above styles and patterns caught my eye in a recent search. Send any good finds my way and have a great weekend!
Source :: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4
Between Beyonce traipsing around the Lourve, this article from Joanna’s site and the image above, I’ve got art on the brain. I think I’m overdue for a quiet afternoon at an art museum. Aren’t we all?
Source :: Makenna Alyse
Instead of acknowledging my lack of posting this week, I would rather talk about food and, more specifically, a place called Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits in Chicago. My sister first took me there last June when I was in town for my bachelorette party and I’ve been dying to return ever since. When the opportunity for a glutinous breakfast came up on Saturday no one needed extra convinving. Red Head and roommate in tow this time, we devoured breakfast sandwiches, chicken pot pie (pictured above), more biscuits, apple butter, jam, apple cider and even took some pie home to be enjoyed the next day. If you weren’t convinced by the chicken pot pie photo, let me tell you outright: this place is delicious. The lines get long, the people are friendly and its worth the wait if you encounter one. Get there early, come hungry and please let me know what you order so I can live vicariously through you. Thanks!
Source :: elissa_erickson and faucetheadcreative
Nothing beats coming home to a tired puppy, perfect fall weather and a DVR full or Project Runway, amiright? After a fantastic weekend in Chicago I’m going to spend the next few hours unpacking, catching up with Mr. Gunn and taking a deep breath before the busy week ahead. While I do that, enjoy these links from around the web.
I’m skipping work tomorrow and am about to embark on my own little version of Planes, Train and Automobiles as I head to Chicago this afternoon. Of course, as it goes, the plane component of my plan isn’t on schedule so I’ve got an airport date with a new book, a hopefully quiet restaurant and a dash of optimism that maybe, just maybe, the plane will depart earlier than anticipated. Here’s hoping…
Either way I’ll catch you on Sunday after a weekend of friends, family, weddings and travel. Have a good one, friends!
Source :: La persienne
The latest addition to the minimalist jewelry wishlist is this beauty from Moorea Seal. Made in the USA, rose gold and visually interesting. Yes, please.
Source :: Moorea Seal
A bit of color inspiration for your day. Keeping it simple. And autumnal, of course.
Source :: just you wait (car :: sweater)
We’ve hit the tipping point up here in Minnesota and I’m officially cold. So cold that I slept on the floor next to the fireplace last night. This is making me nervous for the 7 months of winter that are yet to even rear their head. If the Farmer’s Almanac is accurate, I’m hearing that it’s going to be a snowy one. Thankfully, I have a stash of cold day go-to’s below that have been keeping me company these last few days and will serve me well for the Minnesota winter to come.
1 :: Lamborghini Mercy Sweatshirt
The birthday gift that I can always find an excuse to wear.
2 :: ‘Melissa’ Leather Boots
They go perfect with my sweatshirt, what can I say? Ha!
3 :: Gone Girl
After all the hype last week, I still haven’t had a chance to crack this one open just yet!
4 :: Voluspa Maison Blanc Candle
Perfect scent for a puppy-dominated home.
5 :: Cally Minnetonka Moccasin Slippers
For early morning dog walks and cookie baking on the cold kitchen tile.
Source :: elissa_erickson
The last few days have been a blur of Sever’s Corn Maze adventures, late night movie watching, fleece blanket making (flashback to 2005) and far too many cans of Diet Coke on my part. I guess that’s what happens when you’re hanging with an 11-year old all weekend! It has been a blast, though, and I’m sneaking in this post before our last adventures today. Catch you tomorrow, friends, after what’s hopefully a long night of sleep!
A dash of magenta, a punch of drama and a whole lots of inspiration.
Source :: Patterson Maker and the HUNTED INTERIOR