I’m usually not very on trend. Let’s be real, since I’m devoted to high-quality, affordable clothes, a lot of my clothing is a few seasons back, which I’m totally okay with. But, the one fall trend I’m totally on point with is the oversized hat. A long time hat afficianado, I have a few hats in my closet, including this oversized vintage felt hat.
Generally, I reserve my hats for costume parties and the Kentucky Derby, but I’m absolutely loving the BBH (big blogger hat) trend that seems to be popping up everywhere this fall.
There is something about the changing weather, that makes me want to hunker down with a big cup of tea and a mellow playlist. And sometimes, it’s fun to discover the acoustic versions of some of your favorite songs. I’ve put together a playlist of a few of my favorite acoustic versions. You can find it and listen to it here!
…Watching… All the Halloween movies, A to Z, Manhattan Love Story …Reading…Eat, Pray, Love …Eating… Strawberry, spinach, and banana smoothies …Craving… A juicy Lucy from Burnside in Brooklyn….I’m already ready for a vacation back! …Thinking… About holiday gifts, and Christmas trees …Lusting After… These shearling lined Frye boots, and this mirrored coffee table for my apartment …Loving… fall walks with my dog, nesting in my apartment
The first time I watched The Hunger I was in my Vampires in Film and Literature class in university (yeah, that’s a thing). And let me tell you, there is nothing like a hot, lesbian, vampire sex scene between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in a room full of 20-something men, to make a college student super insecure and uncomfortable.
But considering it’s been like 10ish or so years (seriously?), I decided to revisit it this month for my Fashion in Film series. The 1980s aren’t always the best source of fashion inspiration, but the leather, fingerless gloves, structured costumes of Deneuve, and awesome accessories are amazing in this film.
This drink is just a no. It’s a no for so many reasons, it’s super sweet, it’s really easy, it involves heavy cream, and it is damn delicious.
But seriously, you can only have one, unless you’re crazy.
This martini was one of the easiest and most delicious dessert drinks I’ve ever made. My parents happened to have leftover pumpkin pie vodka and butterscotch schnapps from last years Halloween party, so with the simple addition of heavy cream it made it a must for the fall.
Pumpkin Butterscotch Martini (makes 2):
4 oz. pumpkin pie vodka
2 oz. butterscotch schnapps
2 oz. heavy cream
Pumpkin pie spice
Put the vodka and schnapps into a martini shaker over ice. Shake vigorously and divide between two chilled martini glasses.
Put the heavy cream into the martini shaker that the vodka and schnapps was just in and shake for 60 seconds.
Slowly pour on top of the vodka schnapps combo. Top with pumpkin pie spice and enjoy!