Goodbye September

High five! September is over!

You may recall that I wasn’t exactly looking forward to September. And you may have noticed that I was especially quiet on social media. I had a lot on my plate last month, but now that I look back, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. That doesn’t mean that I want to do it again, but I could handle it if I had to. Anticipation anxiety got the best of me, as always.

I only managed to take photos of my dog and a few selfies in September. Next month will be much more exciting. I promise.

How was your month?

Goodbye September Adios September

 

Five Favorite: Instagram Dogs

More than any other social network, I am Instagram obsessed. From food to flowers and sunsets to selfies, I love it all. But especially Instagram dogs. There’s a good chance that at this point I follow more dogs than people on Instagram.

Here are five of my favorite Instagram dogs. Are there any others that I should be following?

Tuna

Tuna Melts My HeartTuna (@tunameltsmyheart) is a rescue chiweenie with an underbite that makes you say awww. I’m slightly jealous that my sister has met Tuna on more than one occasion.

Ginny

Ginny the Jack RussellGinny the Jack Russell (@ginny_jrt) is another rescue, and quite possibly my spirit animal. She sleeps, snacks, makes a mess, and rocks some serious bedhead.

Harlow, Sage, and Indiana

Instagram Dogs Harlow and Sage and IndianaCan you even handle Harlow and Indiana (@harlowandsage)? The unlikely duo started as Harlow and Sage, and after Sage passed, Indiana Thunderbolt came on the scene to be Harlow’s partner in crime.

Leroy

Instagram Dogs Life With LeroyIf you look up adorable in the dictionary, there’s a picture of Leroy (@lifewithleroy).

Ollie

Instagram Dogs Ollie is a Dog dachshund

You didn’t think I’d forget about my Ollie, did you? He may not have his own Instagram account, but he does have a hashtag (#Ollieisadog). I think a lot of people like him more than they like me.

Worthy of the Week

Worthy of the WeekThe weather has been so nice this week that we’re all about
the pajama walks after work.

Worthy of the Week

Book of the Week

I did not have nearly as much time as I wanted (read: needed) to read this week, which means my stress level has me buzzing (reading can reduce stress by up to 68% and works better/faster than listening to music or exercising!), but I did get to start The Girls from Corona del Mar and I want to spend all day in bed finishing it. Though what happens to Space the dog just about killed me dead.

What are you reading?

You can now wear sweatpants to work!

I cannot think of a better time to be alive than right now, when sweatpants are considered work appropriate, and fashion forward, day-wear. I mean, forget the right to vote and work outside the home, we can wear our snackin’ pants to board meetings! Okay, maybe not to a board meeting, but you can wear them in more public situations than lounging on your couch on Sunday morning eating cinnamon rolls with your dog (not judging).

All the retailers are calling them joggers, but I can tell you right now, there will be no jogging in these pants. Though I do appreciate the vote of confidence in regards to my athletic prowess.

Here are some tips for pulling off sweats during the day and some of my favorites to add to your shopping cart.

  1. Look for sweatpants with detail, texture, or in an unexpected fabric to make it obvious that you didn’t just roll out of bed.
  2. Pair with heels or wedges so your boss doesn’t think you’re on your way to the gym.
  3. Go all business on top with a structured shirt or jacket to elevate the look.
  4. You can totally go casual without looking sloppy by wearing fashion sneakers and a shirt with some detail or pattern.

Daytime Sweatpants{top row}
Old Navy tuxedo joggers $27
Forever21 denim joggers $25
Target jogger pant $20
J.Crew Turner Pant $98

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Fall Reading List

Fall is officially here and I am so so excited. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year and I’ve begun to hoard comfy sweaters, pull my boots out of storage, and make my fall reading list. Even if the high today is 90 degrees.

I’ll be honest. Fall is looking a little bleak for new book releases, but that just means I’ll be able to catch up on my spring and summer reading recommendations.

What’s on your to-read list this fall? Is there anything good that I’m missing?

Fall Reading List 2014

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (September 2014) — I know Lena Dunham is wearing thin on a lot of people, but I still find her irreverence pretty hilarious and her thought processes spot on from when I was her age. I expect this collection of personal essays to deliver on both fronts.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (September 2014) — Meg Wolitzer’s books are always hit or miss for me, but I’m willing to give boarding school YA with a splash of magical realism a go.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (October 2014) — Amy Poehler’s brand of girl power always punches me in the gut in the best way possible and I’m really looking forward to her first book.

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas (August 2014) — Debuting to glowing reviews, this novel about a multigenerational Irish-American family promises to be an intense read.