Tigers!! I have been a huge Emerson Fry fan forever, although I haven’t bought anything in years, but when I saw this available again, I pounced LOLOL. I checked out via Amazon pay and thought I could use my gift card balance at Amazon, but instead it charged our household credit card. Oops. Leo’s okay with it though 🙂 Anyway, I love this, and wore it working at home yesterday. I do want to add “belt” loops to it though to keep the belt “attached.” It can’t be that hard can it?
Also, in an interesting turn of events, I was selected last week for a collaboration with Eileen Fisher via RewardStyle (the affiliate program I participate in). I do not go after collaborations generally, nor have I ever selected for one (not enough traffic/social media presence), but when I saw that Eileen Fisher wanted to work with me for holiday, of course, I agreed. Obviously I wear/post about Eileen Fisher anyway, and this will allow me to share more with you AND be compensated for my efforts. I’m excited about it, and hope you will appreciate it as well. Coming next week…
Oh, and speaking of Eileen Fisher, did you see their 20% off sweater sale? There are some excellent recycled cashmere options.
Still reading Sophie’s Choice…it’s very good, and I enjoy his writing, but I’m ready to move on by now…
Watching the second season of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Eh…I liked the first season better.
Chanel’s Exotic Skins ban hurts conservation efforts. Discuss. There are so many things to say about this. I’m not a huge fan of using ANY animal skins (cow, sheep, etc) for bags, shoes or clothing anymore, but the idea that brands deciding not to use exotic skins at all will hamper those animals’ conservation efforts is hard to wrap my head around. Yes, the authors mention that the industry surrounding the use and export of those skins benefits local communities and businesses, but how does that help the actual animals? The point they do make about bovine leather being exponentially more harmful/impactful than exotic skins is accurate; we have got to do something about our planet’s (it’s probably largely concentrated in North America though) consumption of red meat and cheap cow leather….IMO.
Stella McCartney’s designs start with sustainability. From the beginning, Stella McCartney has refused to work with leather, preferring instead to develop and support innovative plant-based materials. She does still use polyester in her bags, but is working on phasing that out altogether given it’s negative environmental impact. I wish I could support the brand in a bigger way, but for now, I’m satisfied with my secondhand bag, and checking out the Real Real every so often for steals.
So much eating. I am in full on baking/cooking mode lately. Some recipes I’ve tried recently:
I made these Detoxinista paleo chocolate chip cookies to take with us for Thanksgiving and then a couple more times since then. We always have the ingredients available, so they’re easy to whip up in a hurry. Sometimes I make them with grass-fed ghee for my husband, otherwise I use coconut oil.
I read somewhere recently that the nutrients from broccoli are best absorbed when it’s eaten raw, so I started munching on broccoli florets raw, but that was sort of boring. Then I found this recipe for Broccoli quinoa slaw and have made it twice already. It’s SO GOOD. I cut the amount of olive oil a bit; I found it way too oily when I made it according to the recipe. And I use Trader Joe’s broccoli slaw instead of doing it myself.
Cauliflower vegan cheese mac & cheese via goop. It’s not terrible, but I wouldn’t make it again. Also, now, after experimenting with different vegan cheese versions, I can absolutely say that it’s not even worth trying to make without using cashews. Just trust me 😉
I have made these Apple muffins about a million times by now. I “veganize” them and eat them warmed up with almond butter. YUM.
Any recipes you’re making over and over again lately?