I have a problem.
And it's name is Stranger Things (1&2). Specifically Steve Harrington's hair and everything Jim Hopper. Like EVERYTHING Jim Hopper. I can't even handle it. David Harbour is literally perfect in this role. Everything about him is masculine, a little messy and a little messed up. He's the kind of guy (take your pick, Hopper OR Harbour) that you want to have build you a cabin and then stay there with you... it's very nearly too much. I digress, though. I loved the first season for it being it, and the second season was everything I wanted it to be. Funny, irreverent,... Sean Astin. Win all around. I told Steve the other day that if you could guarantee I'd have a kid like Mike or Dustin, I'd have a kid tomorrow. (Also, the Jim Hopper link is the dullest I could find. Do some digging. Be a detective.)
Because in my heart of hearts I'm not only mostly a twelve year old, I'm also a little bit of a fifteen year old teenaged girlie.... I'm sorry, I have to do it. This guy.
When It's Cold I'd Like To Die. The title is only creepy if you dwell on it for too long. The simplicity of it, the ambiance, it's worth a listen- especially now when the days are getting shorter and the dark is getting darker and the ocean is right outside.
Look, I'm not high fashion. In fact, 5 out of the last seven days have seen me in some sort of flannel apparel- and I don't even own 5 different items of flannel clothing- so do the math there. I do at least two hours of yoga every day so I'm more often than not sporting leggings and functional tops. Basically I wear pajamas all day every day. ... What I'm saying is try not to judge me too harshly regarding the next few items...
The other day I was looking on Neiman Marcus' website and ran across a Burberry dress that I immediately began drooling over. The lines, the simplicity, the elegance. The most perfect little black dress ever. Yes please.
These boots. After having lived in Norway for about two minutes, boots became a thing. I have a lot of them. I might have too many of them. But it's frequently boot weather here: cold; cold and windy; gale force wind and raining; raining and cold; sudden strong hail; the list goes on and on. Boots are my friends, and these should be yours too. Specifically ones with sheepskin lining to keep toes warm and spirits up.
Also, these boots. Because... sparkle.
And this sweater. Hello winter. Hello Christmas Wishlist.
(Also hello my old obsession with J. Crew. I thought I rid myself of that back in my late teens but apparently they have started to cut clothes that I like again- and that fit me the way clothes should fit.)
And now I'm off to make pound cake truffles. No recipe link here... I'm winging it.
Until next time....