Good Reads: The Best Links This Week

Y'all, it sho be the weekend.

We're probably going to binge on House of Cards tonight (season two, you're amazing), then head to this place for brunch, then I'll probably bite the bullet and do my taxes. I'm already laying on the floor, kicking and screaming, just thinking about it. Being an expat is hard, you guys.

Whatever you're up to, have a great weekend!

It's a small world, after all! (ABC News)

Sweet Dillie the deer! One of my favorite animal stories, maybe ever. (National Georgraphic)

You've got to be kidding me with these Sophia Webster baby shoes

Really loving the work of LA printmaker Chris Turnham. (Miss Moss)

I've got my eye on these handmade booties from Jane Sews Winter 2014 collection (they're based in South Africa). 

This car will take you from Detroit to New York on one tank of gas! (Fast Company)

Thinking of trying the #100happydays project. Have any of you done this?

Just getting a little work done before the weekend starts. (Heavy)

Big questions: I'd really like some new sandals. Do I go classic and buy Birkenstocks, or opt for these ZARAs?

"Cat Adorably Begs For Food" pretty much says it all. (Paw Bonito)

Eat your veggies! (Science Daily)

My favorite food blog has just re-launched! Congrats on the very pretty new design, Sprout & Pea!


Lookbooks Lately: Outfit Inspiration

Getting some major outfit inspiration from THE WHITEPEPPER, ZARAKULE, and Sézane's most recent lookbooks. From tailored trousers to plaids and holiday-party onesies, here are a few of my favorite looks: 

 

KULE SS14

Kule SS14 Lookbook / Second Floor Flat
KULE SS14 Lookbook / Second Floor Flat

 

ZARA TRF AW13

ZARA TRF AW13 Lookbook / Second Floor Flat
ZARA TRF AW13 Lookbook / Second Floor Flat

 

THE WHITEPEPPER AW13

THE WHITEPEPPER AW13 Holiday Lookbook / Second Floor Flat
THE WHITEPEPPER AW13 Holiday Lookbook / Second Floor Flat

Isn't this the best velvet jumpsuit ever

 

 

Sézanne HOLIDAY 2013

Sezanne Holiday 2013 Lookbook / Second Floor Flat
Sezanne Holiday 2013 Lookbook / Second Floor Flat

I Want To Wear This: Fall Fashion and The Mighty Pound

This year has been an expensive one to say the least.

Every dime/10p I've earned over the past 10 months has gone to visas and plane tickets, which is exciting in a big picture kinda' way, but actually just expensive in an everyday kinda' way.

Needless to say, there hasn't been a lot left over for my favorite pasttime of internet shopping + wearing PJ's + eating raisins out of a bowl.  So, as soon as I get my first British paycheck I'm going to do some good ol'British High Street shopping.

Here's a few things I might buy:

I Want To Wear This: Fall Fashion and The Mighty Pound


ZARA Short Military Coat

I Want To Wear This: Fall Fashion and The Mighty Pound


Topshop Cut Out Boots

I Want To Wear This: Fall Fashion and The Mighty Pound


Joe Fresh Shell Tank

I Want To Wear This: Fall Fashion and The Mighty Pound


ASOS Suede Pocket Shirt

I Want To Wear This: Fall Fashion and The Mighty Pound


Land's End Long Pleated Skirt

I Want To Wear This: Fall Fashion and The Mighty Pound


ASOS Dress With Trumpet Skirt

P.S.–if you don't already shop at Land's End, you totally should. They have good quality stuff at decent prices and some of it is really cute...totes not just for moms (not that there's anything wrong with moms).

Gooo fall!

From here, here, here, here, here, oh—and here!