Ahora Amo

Oh man! It’s been months since I’ve done one of these posts — where has the time gone? Anyway, here’s what I’m loving lately.

Liberty Bell

♡ Old City because there’s nowhere else like it (tourists seem to agree).

♡ Thai bubble tea. So good.

♡ The sun being out when I leave for work — trying to look on the bright side of the time change.

these just ordered-boots which my mom insisted on buying for me (thanks, mom!).

pit lab

♡ this face, because how couldn’t I? Zamboni’s been with us almost two months now!

♡ my friend Christine’s new blog, The Hitchcockian Cockatoo. Go read it!

♡ mini golf. I’m horrendously bad at it, but a couple weeks ago I had a chance to play with my family and Nick’s, and it was a great time. Even though I lost by 18 shots.

♡ Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey body lotion. Luxury.

Squareburger milkshake

♡ the pumpkin pie milkshake at SquareBurger. Yum.

♡ Chai tea lattes. Recent discovery of mine — I always assumed they had coffee. At the age of 23, I feel my first problematic Starbucks addiction coming on.

♡ homemade applesauce in my Crockpot — thanks, Pinterest!

♡ seeing so many faces from home in October! Between my family and one of my closest friends from high school, it was a great month for visitors! I’m always open to more too!

homemade potato pancakes

♡ potato pancakes from scratch. Still so proud of these. Served with my applesauce.

♡ making plans for brunch, because brunch is always a good idea (except for my wallet, sadly).

Allegiant — but I’m still processing!

♡ flowers all over the house!

Happy November!

~ Sarah

Horsing Around Old City

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Sweater – Old Navy (exact, grown-up version); Pants – H&M (similar, similar); Boots – Target (similar).

Old Navy Horse SweaterMy mom and brother came to visit me  over the weekend. It had been a couple months since I had seen them, so I was very much looking forward to it. I walked them silly all over Center City and Old City, and of course did some eating and shopping (those are the things we’re good at).

Old Navy Horse Sweater

On Thursday, my mom met me after work and we had lunch at Reading Terminal Market (it was delicious, as usual) and then we did some shopping at The Gallery. It’s not a super classy mall, but it has some of my favorite stores so it’s dangerous enough.

No surprise that while combing the racks at Old Navy there, I found this magical horse sweater in the girls’ department (not to be confused with their unicorn sweater). I love horses, and was thrilled that the girls’ XL fit so well — the sweater even hits past my hip, which is a flattering cut.

Also these pants are one of my early fall/birthday purchases and they are super comfy but there’s not much else to say about them because horse sweater.

~ Sarah

P.S Last week I guest blogged over at Coffee and Cardigans. Click over to read my post on building a working world wardrobe!

Link Love

A little of sports, entertainment, fashion and more…start the week with some good reads.

Northeast Philly Sunset

via Instagram

Something I really should’ve shared last weekend, when the Patriots actually won: the feel-good story of rookie Kenbrell Thompkins (well-done by The Boston Globe).

The Washington Post takes a closer look at how Joanna Coles, EIC of Cosmo, is making the blockbuster magazine a little bit more serious.

Interesting development: high Twitter rates during television shows don’t necessarily correlate to high ratings. [via Variety]

Gravity, which has won the U.S. domestic box office three weeks in a row, kicked off awards season. (You can read my review here.) The movie though, is revealing a less-than-stellar Best Actress race.

Ok, I’ll admit it: I’ve never seen Into The Woods. But with this cast, I’ll definitely be seeing it in theaters — take a look at Meryl Streep as the Witch. [via EW]

Pretty cool: shoe designer Christian Louboutin is debuting “nude” shoes that suit a wider variety of skin tones, finally! Can’t wait to see this hit fast fashion/mass market retailers. [via Jezebel]

An oldie but a goodie: Buzzfeed explains what it’s like wearing glasses. (Accurate.)

The New York Times explores four square blocks of Old City, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

I love libraries — Huff Post takes us to some of the most beautiful bibliotecas in the world.

And just because it’s Amy Poehler and beautifully written: the comedian in The New Yorker on her first summer job.

Also, a digital congratulations to one of my very best friends who got ENGAGED over the weekend! I was so excited barely slept!