Festive Fall Gathering

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Although the temps are in the 30’s, we’re not giving up on Fall quite yet. So gather some friends and have one last festive fall gathering! *Hint, hint — Friendsgiving anyone?

The way to really make this work is to invite a couple friends and have them all bring 1 or 2 easy items like cheese, nuts, fruit, wine, etc., provide them with some cute dishes and you’re good to go! Last month Reg hosted a BYOC party — you guessed it, a “bring your own cheese party.” This was especially adorable due to the cheese labels (see here, here, and here), which help so that you don’t get confused about which kind you’re eating (it happens a lot!). Snack away while chatting, or even watching a show or movie.

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Our little gathering is brought to you by Trader Joe’s and the H&M home goods section… hah, jk — but really, we got most of the delicious treats and pretty glassware from our two favorite spots. We pooled together on some brie, a cheddar-parmesan blend (which, BTW, is heaven on the rosemary-raison crackers), cashews, sparkling cider, and some fresh fruit for a divine feast for fools.

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This turned out to be a delightful way to spend a chilly November Sunday. It isn’t Thanksgiving just yet, so we’re holding out a little longer on cute fall aesthetics.

(Christmas is still pretty damn cute though…)

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Copy Cat

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Hallelujah, it’s big chunky scarf season. Pretty much the greatest thing about a brisk day, is the fact that we can walk around with blankets draped around our necks. Cathy from Poor Little It Girl made this cozy look beyond adorable, with some metallic flats and tight black skinnies. We wish we could make the plaid-on-plaid work the way she did, but let’s be real, that’s no easy feat, so we went with a mossy solid pullover.

Plaid Scarf // Chunky Sweater // Grey Clutch // Black Jeans // Metallic Flats

Happy Weekend!

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G&M will be reunited this Sunday to see Cheerleader (check out their band profile here), and we’re pretty pumped to meet up with a bunch of friends to cheer them on (ha, get it?). Christa will be visiting her brother at Roger Williams for family weekend, and Reg is going to be having a weekend of hostessing, with her old college from coming to visit on Saturday, and then Christa on Sunday and Monday. We’ll be wandering the streets of Boston on Monday, camera in hand – so hopefully we’ll have a post soon of our galavanting!

cct // Madewell’s sweater tips are much needed for this chilly sweater weather

rkv // Such a pretty Halloween face makeup idea!

cct // So I know that I just mentioned that it’s sweater weather, but I stumbled upon this drink and it’s beautiful and delicious looking, so I kind of want to make it now…

rkv // I’ve been super into watching scary things these days, so I was pretty pumped to see this list of the “25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining

cct // I always wondered how people had such smooth looking faces back then! 

rkv // I’m a bit of an antsy person, so this list of ways to prep before public speaking

cct // I went to buy a ring on etsy the other day and I realized I didn’t exactly know what size that finger was (not one of my usual ring fingers I guess), and I remembered that Catbird has an amazing ring sizing cheat sheet that every girl should have!

rkv // The best way to store your salad greens so they keep longer

Honey Pot Hill Orchards

This past Saturday my galpals and I were full throttle New Englanders when we went apple picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards. It was the last weekend that this farm would be open for picking, and basically a perfectly crisp and sunny fall day, so it was slight mayhem. So many children. So many squished apples under our feet. And so soo many times we were nearly hit by the hayrides (we apparently couldn’t tell the difference between walking paths and hayride paths).

I live with three other ladies, and we all love ourselves some apples, so we thought “yeah! Let’s get the big bag!” No. In retrospect, that was an overzealous decision on our end. We wound up having to swap who carried the bag every four minutes, with apples falling all over the ground, and eventually putting in the large Ann Taylor Loft shopping bag that we found in the car trunk. That bag is full, and now sitting on our kitchen floor because we have no where else to put it. Apparently I’m gonna have to make a lot more than the one muffin recipe I had planned out for this endeavor (I have this apple bacon brussels sprout guy in mind).

And then donuts happened. Oh my word did donuts happen. Probably the best donuts I’ve ever consumed. Pretty much just perfect in every way… warm, soft of the inside and crispy on the outside, with a cinnamon sugar coating. I shall dream of these donuts and tell stories of their wonderment.

 

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Love Want Need // Ponchos & Felt Hats

 

We admit that we’re fully giving into our grandma-style love when it comes to the ponchos. I mean, it’s essentially wearing a blanket in public and calling it clothing. But let’s be real, ladies have been making it work lately. Pairing it with a felt hat makes this look very 70s, but very stylish. You may turn a few heads in this number, but only because you’ll look like a total b.a.m.f. in your cozy fall layers.

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Love // Burgundy Hat // Camel Poncho

Want // Black Hat // Geo-print Poncho (* total splurge, but think about the wool!)

Need // Camel Hat // Cable-knit Poncho

And some more poncho pinsperation (some with hats and some without)…

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Happy Weekend!

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Wait, it is fall, right? Then why have some of these last few days felt like some of the hottest we’ve had all summer? Seems like mother nature may be playing tricks on us, but hey, we don’t hate it. Pretty soon I’m sure it’ll be nice and chilly, and we can all partake it a little apple-fritter and mulled wine action. But until then, I suppose we can just keep rocking those open toed shoes and strappy tanks.

cct // Have you guys ever heard of this at home fragrance testing service? It’s like the Warby Parker at home glasses trial, but with fragrances – sounds so cool!

rkv // So, apparently we’re colonizing Mars. This podcast is sort of amazing and tells you all about it.

cct // Get better posture and stretch it out

rkv // A smokey eye for girls who struggle with smokey eyes

cct // Curtis and I watched 2 great documentaries this week – I Know That Voice & Samm, I definitely recommend both! (and they’re both on Netflix!)

rkv // Yayyy it’s cold out so I can eat oatmeal again! Love the carrot cake idea.

cct // These guys got it right – I would love to spend some serious time traveling across the country like this!

rkv // Free ideas to instantly re-energize your space

1 Item, 3 Ways // Leather Jacket

 

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01.  Felt Hat // Graphic Tank // Suede Flats // Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

02. Merlot Flowy Tank // Skinnies //  Leather Booties // Crossbody Bag //

03. Long Pendant Necklace // Two-Toned Belt // Leopard Print Dress // D’orsay Sandals

 

Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope your 4 day work week treated you well! This picture above has officially sparked a DIY list (that bench tho…) and I don’t even want to know how expensive it is – so plans will be made to figure out how to make it! And since it’s the last Brimfield weekend of the year, projects and trinkets are on our minds! If you can brave the heat and possible rain on Saturday (good luck!) we’re thinkin’ Sunday looks a little better!

Have a fab weekend, friends! xo G&M

cct // Everyone has their opinion about Joan Rivers, but I thought she was one {great!} sassy broad!

rkv // Design Sponge’s 11 app obsessions

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rkv // I’m all about sandwich aesthetics, and now I know how to wrap one

cct // H&M’s new arrivals for Fall are hittin all the marks…

rkv // Fall 2014 trends… maybe this year will be the year I rock the Annie Hall hat

cct // I know we’re over the whole “National blah blah blah Day”, but…it’s National Cheese Pizza Day – and I am NOT letting that one be missed, pizza for dinner for suuure! Speaking of pizza, have you taken this amazing quiz?

rkv // Ugh my closet is so small and awkward. Considering picking up one of these guys to help out my woes.

Fall Style ’14 // Gap

We’re not quite ready for fall, but alas, we have succumbed to the fashion world. Gap is one of the many brands who is on point this upcoming season — with slouchy fits, warm neutrals, and lots of texture. It’s hard to say so-long to summer, but the prospect of trendy layers makes the transition a little smoother.

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^ Christa just bought this jacket, she’s pumped

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Collarless Chambray // Plaid Shirtdress // Suede Booties // Sexy Boyfriend Jeans // Olive Military Jacket // Gray Track Pants // Olive Leather Tote // Neutral Leather Satchel // Sun washed Tank // Sweater Hoodie // Indigo Shift Dress // Striped Scarves // Black Skinny Cords // Mesh-Stitch Cardigan 

Have you guys noticed any brands who are owning fall? Let us know!