It's fall! The leaves are golden and falling on our street. It's sad to see summer fly away, but a new season brings... new stuff! Here are a few things that we're into around here.
Everyone is into the Altuzarra collection for Target and Saucy is no exception. The pieces are nicely made (for the most part) and the basics (pencil skirt, tuxedo pants and jacket) are cut really well. They'll be good for travelling and a few events coming up. Saucy managed to grab the boots and the crazy black sweater with birds on it. The dresses look nice in photos but seem a little flimsy in person. The sequins make a few of the pieces look cheap and the faux fur jacket was avoided to spare Veto any Muppet jokes. Sometimes it's best to stick to basics.
In a moment of weakness last night Saucy ordered this Lug Cartwheel fitness/overnight bag. After visiting New York last week, she realized that it was time to retire her carry on. It was a hard decision because it has so many damned pockets and just keeps expanding and growing no matter what you stuff inside. This looks like it might be an acceptable replacement... plus it actually can do double-duty as a yoga bag when not travelling. Those two quilted pocket/flaps hold a yoga mat. The sides pop open with phone and tech storage, even a spot for makeup. That's good... especially if you find the perfect lipstick, ever:
Tory Burch made the perfect sheer pink lipstick and named it Saucy! Gah! Saucy picked up two at the Madison Avenue store last week but should have nabbed a few more. It's quickly becoming her go-to shade.
As summer winds down, so does Saucy's tube of Urban Decay Naked Skin body bb cream. It's like the bb cream you put on your face - but for your arms and legs. Let us think about that for a minute. It's just aces.
Loopy brought a sample home of Caudalie Premier Cru eye cream and got Saucy hooked on it... enough to spring for a bottle. It does seem to be going a very long way, though. Used sparingly the bottle still appears almost full and it's been used morning and night all summer.
Veto splurged on a Clarisonic Pedi Foot "transformation set" and although Saucy is not completely sure if her feet are "transformed" she has rather enjoyed Loopy giving her pedicures and foot massages.
During pedicure time, she should pour a drink of her favourite cocktail which is anything containing St. Germain. Mix a light shot of this numbered edition spirit into sparkling wine, champagne or Bottle Green soda (available at Target).
We brought home a bottle or two of Jack Rudy small batch tonic water from Boston. It's amazing what a difference a good tonic makes to a solid G&T cocktail.
And now that we have firmly established that Saucy is no teetotaller, she would like to assure you that her Kate Spade insulated tumbler is usually just filled with water or weak tea. Indigo bookstore has a nice selection of Kate Spade goodies right now. Now that she thinks of it, Saucy might head over there for a 2015 planner.
Loopy found the ultimate Kate Spade score: a harmonica at Home Sense. Do you love it? We love it.
We also love our "selfie stick" otherwise known as a phone camera monopod. Saucy found hers at a summer carnival and Veto thought it was the stupidest thing she ever bought. Regardless, it's provided quite a few laughs and more than two or three pals have asked where she got it. Now go ahead and order a few for the selfie-taking teens in your life. What great little stocking stuffers! Just pair the remote with your bluetooth device cell phone and start snapping! Time to join Instagram.
On a more practical note, these micro fibre blue scrubbers from Home Hardware are the cat's pyjamas. They're kind of soft but kind of scratchy at the same time. They last longer than a sponge and dry better.
While she's working with those pot scrubbers and that fancy garden hose, Saucy is listening to playlists on her Songza app. She may never download another song ever again. It's a nominal monthly subscription fee on iTunes but totally worth it. For just a couple of dollars, the tunes are always on and the mood is always right!
|Taylor Swift's new song, are you into it? We're into it.|
Apparently lots of people are into "banana powder" and ask Loopy for it at work (as in, "if one more person asks for banana powder I'm going to lose my mind!"). It sounds like Kim Kardashian's makeup artist uses this yellow-toned highlighting powder liberally on Kimmy's heavily contoured face. The yellow glow makes skin look smooth and warm and Ms. K will not step in front of a selfie stick without it.
Saucy found it last week at Ricky's Beauty Supply. It was an awesome day... she got to meet blogging friend Grace who generously and graciously spent the afternoon taking Saucy on a native NYC adventure. After treating Saucy to lunch at Laduree, Grace led her through SoHo where they picked up treats for Loopy and some of the other Cheerios. Meeting Grace in person was a highlight of a perfect New York weekend. She was all at once cosmopolitan and gracious and you can tell that she absolutely loves her city. It was fabulous to see it through her eyes for a few hours! Grace had the day cased and knew Saucy would just die to get into that beauty supply store where she would bag some banana powder, disposable mascara wands for Cheerio makeovers, fancy socks and other cute things. Kisses and hugs to Grace!
We both also picked up a few packages of Flash Tattoos. They're metallic (gold and silver) and can be placed on your body to look like jewelry. You'll see them in a Cheerios photo shoot soon, to be sure.
If you like sassy temporary tattoos, Ricky's also carries Tattly's. They're less glam and bohemian, more trendy and hipster. And yes, Saucy checked it out and Ricky's ships to Canada!
That's pretty much what we're into right now. It seems like a particularly flighty list but then again, we are a little flighty. Covered in temporary tattoos, sipping on fancy cocktails from an insulated tumbler, dancing to Taylor Swift music in the kitchen, playing along on a designer harmonica. That sounds about right.
What are you into these days, Dear Reader? Do tell.