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What I Wore | 10.30.12

Not only am I bad at remembering to take a picture of "What I Wore" for this new series, I guess I'm also pretty bad at posting it on the correct day when I do take a photo!  This is what I wore this past Tuesday for caramel apple making night. :) (Try to ignore the terrible photo quality. I had little no lighting in my attic that day...) It was another experiment in layers.  I started with a summery white lace dress that I just can't bear to put away for the cold months quite yet.  I layered a shades-of-turquoise flannel tunic over the dress to warm it up.  I really liked how the lace peeked out from underneath!  I belted the waist of the tunic with a simple brown belt.  I kept my legs warm with brown tights, turquoise knee socks, and my spray painted brown riding boots.  (Oh, those "knee socks" are also the sleeves cut off of an old, worn out sweater.  Thank you, Pinterest.)  For jewelry, I wore a few strands of beads and a skeleton key necklace, plus a simple pearl ring.  I carried my trusty olive green tote.

And here^ it is recreated with similar items.  It was cozy, comfy, and definitely something I'd wear again. :)



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

Penny's Apartment | Big Bang Theory

Aniela, a lovely reader from Germany, sent me an email requesting advice on recreating the style of Penny's apartment on Big Bang Theory. 

Blair's Room | Gossip Girl Decor

Manhattan's debutante Blair Waldorf happens to be my favorite Gossip Girl character.  Her behavior and feelings vary from snobbish to sensitive, but she always (except for a few rare occasions) looks and acts totally pulled together.  Her luxurious bedroom is fit for a queen---and is as pulled together as her preppy fashion ensembles.