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Pining Away for Autumn Weather + Fall Fashion

I love summer. I adore the warm nights and I even like the humidity. But right about now, I find myself longing for autumn weather. Crisp air. Fiery foliage. Rainy fall days. I'm not going to wish away the summertime, but if you were putting up with this muggy Iowa weather you might just agree. 

Mostly, I miss fall fashion. Jeans and boots. Soft sweaters. Scarves. Tights. Layers. Oh, how I love layers. To tide me over until autumn, I've rounded up some favorite fall looks that I look forward to wearing.

Fall is so lovely.

Are you looking forward to it as much as I am?



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.