Dishing on Downton – Episode 3


This week was pretty much Downer Abbey, and did they really have to throw that part about Ethel and Charlie at the end? SADNESS.

In other news, Thomas, I can’t stand you on the show, but I do believe you rock a fine beard in real life.


What did you all think of Episode 3?


Odds and Ends



1. Now, THAT’S a beard. photo credit: Jimmy Niggles Pipe Series

2. I just barreled through Season 1 and 2 of Homeland over the past two weeks. Oh, wow. So so good, and I’m genuinely sad over the ending of the second season. Why did that happen? WHHHYYYYYYYY, I ASK OF YOU? Seriously, I’ve found myself sitting in the school pickup line this week thinking about that ending. (Obviously, emotional investment in television programs/movies/novels is my forte.) Season 3 doesn’t start until September. That is a very, very long time, people.

3. For those of you who have asked, yes, I am planning to post pics of the house renovation. We still have so much to do in regards to decorating the house, but I promise I’ll post each and every room in the upcoming months. (Once we finish the lighting, the kitchen will be the first post, methinks. So happy with the way things turned out!)

4. A few articles I wrote elsewhere, if you are interested. 5 Quick Hair Fixes to Keep in Your Clutch. | Stylish Designer Stationery. | The Best Shopping Apps. (Are you all using Stylebook? It rocks the casbah.)

5. Oh! The titillating conclusion to The Great Ankle Boot Search is coming next week. I know I know, you’re on the edge of your seats over there. Right. In the meantime, here are even more super cute boots at a full range of price points.

6. Anyone watching The Bachelor this season? I have the episodes recorded, but haven’t jumped in yet. (See #2.)

7. We are taking the kids to Legoland for the first time this weekend. Any tips? Rides/treats we shouldn’t miss?

Happy weekend to you and you and you.


The ‘Karlie’ Chop – Haircut of the Year?



It seems I’m not the only one feeling shorter hair these days. According to The New York Times, model Karlie Kloss’s new chop is the haircut of the year. Vogue declared it the “cut of the moment” in a four-page feature story in the January issue, saying “the season’s new hair is swingy, sexy — and refreshingly easy to wear.”

I adore it, but donning a chin-length cut in the past, I know they aren’t the easiest to style day in and day out. I’m not sure “refreshingly easy to wear” is completely accurate. What do you all think? I know that if my hair looked like that every day with minimal effort, I would do it in a second!


Dishing on Downton – Episode 2


Alright, Downton dorks! Kristen and I just filmed our thoughts on Sunday night’s episode, and I can’t stop laughing at this image Kristen made.


You see, it seems that after we film each episode recap, it is nearly impossible for Kristen to find a screenshot in which we look like rational human beings.

Feelings. We have them about Downton.

Here’s our latest. What did you all think of the episode? I mean, EDITH.