I love Matchbook like crazy cakes, so September got a little sweeter once I had the chance to sit down with some coffee and read this month's issue on my iPad. Did you love it as much as I did? I'm intoxicated with delight! I want to break out in a little jovial jig. My hands can't keep up with the flood of thoughts running through my mind. This is how intense I can get when I'm excited -- I want to discuss it all! I start talking quickly, and my words don't make sense. I can't quite express the joy these sorts of publications bring to me. Warning: Stop reading now if you're already tired of my excessive use of alliteration and exclamation points, not to mention the giddy rambling.
Every time I flip through the magazine, it feels like I'm visiting an old friend. The only thing that could make it better would be sitting on the couch and enjoying it with someone wonderful, like my mom, sister or a fabulous friend -- like you! And since we've become virtual besties (term coined by a dear friend, AB), this is my attempt at sitting back and chatting about this month's issue with YOU! How would you like your coffee? Yes, I did get the mugs at Anthropologie -- you know me too well! Scones, anyone?
|Kate Spade Fall 2011 Ad Campaign
|Flip past the cover, and we're already hit with an a-dorable Kate Spade fall ad. How precious is Bryce Dallas Howard? She pulls off the color magenta almost as flawlessly as Deborah Lloyd.
Hands up, if you bought schools supplies,
but you're no longer in school... GUILTY!
|Aww, the welcome of fall! Too bad it's still piping hot.
Oh, and you live in Hawaii, silly!?! Whatevs. I'll channel autumn if I want to.
No one can stop me from wearing wellies and argyle socks around the house.
Consider it done.
|This spread is almost too much for me.
Sweaters, school supplies, pen pals, coats, books, etc.
Ace that test.
|What's your fave item? I think I NEED that key fob. It's the next best thing to wearing eyeglasses.
What's black, white, and re(a)d all over?
10 things to love about Pollock.
|AbEx, you have my heart!
An ode to a wardrobe staple.
|They nailed it! The boyishness does make you feel more like a girl.
Now get out your starch and iron. Give that button down some love.
Kindred Spirit: Princess Grace
|A modern twist to a timeless classic.
Just my type.
|I felt giddy like Frank Navasky from You've Got Mail when I read this article.
All I can think about is the "whirring" -- the gentle and soothing lullaby of a piece of machinery so perfect.
Behind the Silhouette: Carter Kustera
I realize I got a little long-winded today. Sorry! If it's any consolation, I thank you kindly for curling up on the couch with me and discussing another ah-mazing issue of Matchbook. Now go ahead and skedaddle. You know the moment you leave, I'm headed for the living room to obsessively fluff the cushions and pillows into perfection. That's how Type-A rolls. Until next time...
Happy Friday, and enjoy your weekend!
Any plans for the Labor Day Weekend?
*images via Matchbook
*images via Matchbook