First off, a belated happy Thanksgiving.
I had every intention of blogging last weekend, because we drove up to Oregon to visit my in-laws (I have in-laws now!), but then we got there and I somehow forgot about blogging because I was too busy eating non-stop, cuddling with their dogs by the fireplace, and gossiping with my sister-in-law. I realize that traditionally, a wife isn’t supposed to like visiting her husband’s family, but I love it. Oh well, I have no problem eschewing tradition.
Another thing I love about visiting Derrick’s family is the drive. I hate the responsibility of owning cars, but I love renting them and going on road trips, especially through Northern California and Oregon. It’s so misty and green and beautiful. And Derrick is the best road trip partner, he never complains about my need to stop every 2 hours to pee. That’s like, half the reason I married him.
Since we had about 18 hours of road trip time, I had a list of things to listen to (aside from music). I can’t read/listen to anything without giving everyone I encounter my opinion on it, so here’s a rundown:
– The Serial podcast. It’s riveting. If you don’t know about it, go google it and get caught up immediately. I’m obsessed now.
– World War Z. It’s one of the best audiobooks on earth. I’ve read the book like 5 times (big fan of both zombies and re-reading things) and I still didn’t get bored listening to it.
– Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. We’re only about a third of the way in, and so far I think it’s… just okay. I was more or less liking everything up until the first sex scene, which writing-wise was a disaster, and plot-wise didn’t seem terribly believable, though I’m willing to give Ken the benefit of the doubt and assume it’ll make sense later.
Back to fashion for a minute, since that’s what this blog is supposedly about. I realized this fall that I’m actually a little disappointed about already having the perfect winter coat. I found this one last year, and I still love it, but it’s a little weird to get to “winter” (if you can fall mid-50 degree weather that) and not be on the hunt for outerwear. It’s like I’ve actually begun to build a lasting, adult wardrobe. Scary.
Luckily for me, I still don’t have the perfect leather moto jacket. So there are things left to aspire to.
American Apparel top, thrifted Alexa Chung x Madewell coat, thrifted Charlotte Ronson skirt, Alexander Wang bag, Rachel Comey boots via thredUP.
I don’t normally blog about food/cooking, but it’s winter and the sun is going down so early that I’ve been spending less time outside in fun clothes, and more time inside, wearing yoga pants and trying new recipes.
Recently, I discovered the magic of turmeric tea (thanks pinterest), and I’m hooked. I’ve been trying to find ways to cut back on caffeine, so instead of drinking coffee or black tea, I’ve switched to this. It’s warm and spicy and allegedly very healthy.
To make it, you just need ginger, a half teaspoon of turmeric, and a little cinnamon and cayenne pepper to taste. Put all those things in a mug, then heat up a cup of coconut milk, pour it in and stir. You can strain out the ginger, but I’m lazy and never bother. The internet recommends sweetening with honey, but I prefer it without. Et voila, the perfect non-caffinated winter drink.