Crazy Pattern Mixing (Don't Call It a Comeback)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014



Cardigan: J Crew | shirt: J Crew | Pants: Banana Republic 
Scarf: Nastygal | Purse: Banana Republic | Shoes: Banana Republic 

2 plaids, 2 black & white graphics!



Shirts: Madewell, Forever 21 | Necklace: Anthropologie | Skirt: Banana Republic
Coat: Banana Republic | Shoes: Ann Taylor 

Leopard, tartan, beads, pleats.



Shirt: Old Navy | Dress: Anthropologie | Belt: Ann Taylor | Tights: HUE
Booties: Clark's | Purse: Banana Republic 

These patterns have eerily similar color schemes -  so why not? 
My neighborhood cat seemed to enjoy the combo.





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The Bartender: The Lemony Snicket

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


A bright, citrus-y, herb-y drink to cleanse your palate between all of the cream & chocolate & butter courses you're about to be eating. 

The Lemony Snicket 
2 parts Boodles British gin
3 dashes Scrappy's Lavender bitters 
1 part simple syrup 
the juice of 1 lemon, strained 
1 sprig rosemary

Stir all ingredients but rosemary together in a glass full of ice until very cold, 
strain into a rocks glass & top with rosemary. 



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The Journey Home. A SWIILPT playlist.

Sunday, December 14, 2014



I'll be traveling back to the beautiful Midwest for the holidays this week! I can't wait for snow + hot toddies + caroling +  playing music with my family + galavanting around Chicago with my friends + watching the fat squirrels in my backyard try to eat all our bird feeders + watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas 1,000 times + playing board games + wrapping presents with the grace & precision of a first grader + cooking with my sisters + laying around in pajamas + having drinks with high school loves that never fade no matter the distance between us. 

This playlist is how it feels when I go home.



Enjoy & happy travels to you if you're headed home for the holidays!

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