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October 29, 2014

this week

TV: As a self professed tv addict, I haven't been watching that much tv recently. Over the summer I became a food network and cooking channel junkie, with occasional viewings of Shark Tank cause my parents love that show.

But with all the new fall shows, I figured it was time to try something new. I've always loved a good mystery so I was quickly sucked into How to Get Away with Murder. Okay, not that quickly since I didn't really love the pilot, but after the second episode I was fully invested.

It's hard to summarize the show's premise. You can watch the trailer, but even that doesn't really make the show seem all that interesting. Each episode focuses on one trial, but there's an over arching background story occurring along the way. If you're sucker for mysteries, it's definitely worth a watch. They're only a few episodes into the first season so it's easy to catch up!

Beauty Routine: Just the other day I was having a conversation on the crazy things that celebrities do to look good, or their idea of "good" (Renee Zellwegger and I do not have the same definition of "good.") Since I live in LA, it isn't crazy for me to see ads for ridiculous treatments while walking down the street, or hear stories of someone who knows someone else who has fallen for the crazy.

The strangest thing I've read recently? Velaterapia. Click through to read. I have nothing else to add, cause, really?

Food Indulgence: My first mission to Trader Joe's to find the alluring new cookies n' cream cookie butter was a flop, so I settled for the original. And what a disappointment that was. It tasted like a bland mixture of crumbled up gingerbread and shortbread cookies.

On trip numero dos, I found the cookies n' cream cookie butter on a specially designated shelve for new products, and it made my day. It's like freaking oreos in a jar. But better. It's creamy swirls of black and white, with little bit of added texture thanks to a cookie crumble crunch. I started with dipping pretzels into it, but I've since made the dangerous decision to just eat it by the spoon. It's a slippery, slippery, slope, people.

October 24, 2014

perks of the garden state

Before I came to school, I convinced my parents to go pumpkin picking with me. Not that it took much convincing. That trip turned into a pumpkin/ apple/ berry/ corn picking extravaganza. Unfortunately the farm we were visiting (Alstede) closes at 7, my parents were done with work at 5, and thanks to rush hour traffic we got there at 6, giving us a mere hour to roam the grounds. But in that 1 hour I experienced more "autumn" than I have in the entire month of October in LA.

It's a tough toss up between fall and spring for the coveted spot of favorite season-- but I think pumpkin picking, candy corn, and oversized sweaters that can hide the largest of food babies give fall the advantage. This sweater in particular reminds me of a bowl of fruit loops, and is a far cry from my usual palette of black, white, and blue. I bought it during one of my "I need to wear more color" bouts. While I wore it for comfort, I realized after the fact that I looked like a farmer blending in with the various fruits and vegetables. It is what it is.

sweater: american apparel, shorts: levi's, shoes: converse


October 21, 2014

cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater

I'm not sure if the following statement is some weird, personal quirk, or a completely common, normal person thing. During my senior year of high school, after I decided where I would be spending the next 4 years of my life, I got rid of all my collegiate apparel from any other school. Owning apparel repping any other school felt like a betrayal, like I was cheating... on my school. After 3 years, I broke that rule and got this shirt while visiting my brother at his school. I'll just chalk it up as my way of showing support for my brother. Cause t-shirts speak louder than words.

tee: princeton bookstore, jeans: genetic denim, shoes: urban outfitters (similar)