THE MISS Q
Every time you enter your closet you make a subconscious choice about the role you will play on that particular day.
Simon Doonan (via barneysny)
etsy:

Stunning textile art by Polly Apfelbaum.

etsy:

Stunning textile art by Polly Apfelbaum.

Friday, Quickly
  • This week sorta sucked (yes, kellyqbooks is me). But life is moving ahead and so are page counts #140
  • Millions of peaches, peaches for me: Literally, I have so many peaches from our CSA and I’m not a big peach person to begin with.
  • Pinterest recipes save the day!
  • Wells starts school in less than a month. I’m excited but I also want to hide under an area rug (related: where does one buy labels for little kid clothes?!)
  • Thrilled about my new distressed boots purchased via the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They are amazing, but DANG, they smell like they came fresh from the leather tannery.
  • Quick New York getaway next month- I am salivating for that city.
  • Pizza is power. So we’re heading here.
  • Some leafy trees in our neighborhood are starting to show bits of yellow. I can practically taste the pumpkin spice lattes…
  • I’m already ordering orange outdoor lights, picking Halloween costumes, and organizing a Fall Feast- I am that weirdo. Proudly so.
  • I’m all about my FitBit these days. Anyone on the bandwagon? Like it, love it?
  • Two books I’m reading now: Eleanor & Park, Orange is the New Black. The latter I picked up after reading Larry Smith’s insightful article.

Happy Friday, beautiful people.

The Colbert Report: July 29, 2014

This feels a little bit like today.

fuck-yeah-feminist:

"It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing — that we know we can be… You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breastfeeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”—Olivia Wilde(via Lily Karlin for Glamour)

:)

fuck-yeah-feminist:

"It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing — that we know we can be… You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breastfeeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.”
—Olivia Wilde

(via Lily Karlin for Glamour)

:)

Ensconced in scarves!

Ensconced in scarves!

nprbooks:

Today on Cool Stuff in the Mail: Pen & Ink (Oct. 7) tells the stories behind famous and ordinary people’s tattoos. Here are some highlights:

  • Writer Roxane Gay on her arm tattoos: “I hardly remember not hating my body. I got most of my seven arm tattoos when I was nineteen. I wanted to be able to look at my body and see something I didn’t loathe, that was part of my body by my choosing entirely. Really, that’s all I ever wanted.” (Side note: Did you hear her Weekend Edition interview?)
  • Master’s degree student Kriste York on her map tattoo: “I marked my 40th birthday with this tattoo, thus becoming a human RV. Once a year I’ll fill in the states I’ve visited since my last birthday, with the goal of coloring them all in before I turn fifty in 2023. I live in Oregon and the words in the banner are our state motto: ‘She flies with her own wings.’”
  • Copywriter Christine Hostetler on her bee tattoo: “When we were little, my sister and I would race after bees in the lavender bushes and try to pet them without getting stung. [Ed. Note: !?!?!?!] We were in awe of their tiny stingers that could bring a grown man down.”
  • Writer Chris Colin on his bunny tattoo: “I got this tattoo because I suspected one day I would think it would be stupid. I wanted to mark time, or mark the me that thought it was a good idea.”

-Nicole

I like this!

I have a shamrock tattoo hidden on my lower back. Every member of my massive Irish family (immediate, extended) has one. It’s a club I quite like belonging too.

nanettelepore:

got florals on the brain today…

Couple of my favorite things here…

nanettelepore:

got florals on the brain today…

Couple of my favorite things here…

oscarprgirl:

in the summer, new york was the only place in which one could escape from new yorkers. –edith wharton

Good God, I love NYC.

oscarprgirl:

in the summer, new york was the only place in which one could escape from new yorkers. –edith wharton

Good God, I love NYC.