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hollywood housewife
los angeles
from a one-stoplight town to a hollywood housewife
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It wasn’t, really! The top was fitted, so maybe that would be if you wore it in high temps, but the A-line was loose and breezy, if you catch my drift. It might be more of a problem for the fitted pieces.
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This post is not paid for or perked in any way. Just sharing a fab find. It sort of seems like a strange trend, but I started seeing patterned dresses made out of neoprene (sort of like wetsuit material), so I decided to try one for an event last month. The most interesting ones out there right now are by Clover Canyon. It's like wearing a painting. I got mine from Rent the Runway, and it was comfortable and flattering. The thick material made it body conscious, but also forgiving, especially with the busy pattern. Not all of Clover Canyon's... Continue reading
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I read The Goldfinch earlier in the year and have mixed feelings about it. But I’m still thinking about the story, so clearly it had an impact.
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I love non-fiction, too! I’ve seen the Power of Habit around, but haven’t picked it up yet. I think I might really like it in relation to my monthly challenges this year.
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Ooooh, that does look interesting. Just added it to my GoodReads shelf.
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People keep talking to me about Rainbow Rowell’s books, but I haven’t read one yet. My To Read list is so long!
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I agree that Dark Places wasn’t as good as Good Girl, but I liked it a lot and definitely better than Sharp Objects.
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Yes, I mentioned it up there. It’s called Eve in Hollywood and it was a good mini-sequel, I thought.
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I haven’t read that one! Looking it up now.
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Oh, I’ve heard of those! Pulling them up on my goodreads.
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I've been escaping into good books even more than usual. Naturally this makes me very happy. Here are four that I've read and loved lately: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt is a novel about a teenager with a sick uncle. I was worried that this book would be exactly NOT what I want to be reading right now, but it was actually really beautiful, with several themes of family dysfunction that were hard and interesting. It's a simple story on the surface that went about three layers deep with each character (and those are my favorite... Continue reading
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I don’t watch American Idol, either! And part of it is the first time I tried (years ago), it started off with that part and I hated it.
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Last week we went up to Santa Barbara for The Gorilla's birthday. He wanted to go whale watching and there's a great boat called the Condor Express that goes out from the Santa Barbara harbor every day at 10am. We went up the night before and stayed at Bacara (I've always wanted to stay there, and it was lovely) and then went out to watch the whales the next morning. I had really low expectations. We've been on two different whale watching boats over the years and never saw any whales. (Really.) But if nothing else, we were with friends... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at hollywood housewife
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One of the projects I've been dreaming about for years (four years, to be exact, since we moved into this house) has been a library remodel. This little library off of our living room was one of the many reasons we fell in love with this house, but as much as my childhood self is giddy to have such a thing, it doesn't get that much actual use right now. Therefore it's not been a high priority as we work our way through the rooms of our 1920's Hollywood Regency home. After our kitchen remodel and fish tank extravaganza of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at hollywood housewife
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We officially ended book club back in May. It was time. Three women have moved away, and the rest of us have become busy and distracted. The space between meetings grew from four weeks to six to eight, and even though we all had such affection for the group - for the idea of it - when the subject arose of calling it quits, there was unanimous relief. We made it to just shy of six years. That’s much longer than we could have imagined when I tossed the idea out at my candlelit birthday dinner in 2008. I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at hollywood housewife
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Yesterday was The Gorilla's birthday, so we took a quick little trip up the coast to Santa Barbara for a night with friends and a little whale watching. I love celebrating this guy. * On the HH facebook page this week I told an embarrassing story about getting stuck in the fitting room while shopping and I also debuted a new haircut. The HH facebook page is a fun little spot. Join us! Don't forget to enter the FitBit giveaway and make sure you sign up for the Secret Posts, because they'll be hitting inboxes pretty soon. * For your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at hollywood housewife
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**UPDATED - This giveaway is closed and the winner is announced below.** We still have a week to go until school starts, but doesn't fall feel like fresh starts again? Like Okay, summer was fun, let's get back to routine. And with that comes a renewal of resolutions, so to speak. We all (re)vow to eat better, exercise more, organize the closets. Or maybe that's just me. In the spirit of finishing the year strong, this week I'm giving away a FitBit Flex! So many of my friends swear by their FitBit. (And have you seen the Tory Burch accessories... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at hollywood housewife
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Several people have suggested Blue Plate to me, but I’m a reeeallly picky eater. We’ve tried similar things in the past, and it’s been nice for the family and ease of use, but actually hard for me to eat.
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How about “If I Ever Get Back to Oklahoma, Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground” by Jason Boland :)
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I’m not offended with 40. :)
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The eat-at-home challenge has been equal parts awesome and annoying. I know that I've saved money and eaten better, but it's also been frustrating to take "quick fixes" off the table, pardon the pun. Like this week when The Gorilla was working late and the kids and I were both melting down hard and the only thing I wanted to do was drive-thru somewhere for french fries and chicken strips to quell the hunger and the cravings. But I made grilled cheese and we soldiered on. The main thing that I'm realizing is that cooking (at least the types of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at hollywood housewife
Oh, I love this! Do you mind sharing which kind you have and love?
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When I first started to see higher-end designers display backpacks, I thought...well this won't last long. Because what kind of stylist adult human wants to wear a backpack? But don't ever listen to me. I swore never to buy Uggs and stuck my tongue out at Birkenstocks. And now my closet holds both of these things. I actually do carry a backpack when I'm traveling with the kids, because I usually have a lot of stuff and I need to be relatively hands-free. I stick with an athletic one (this Ogio backpack has served me well for years), but maybe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at hollywood housewife
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I haven’t heard of PDQ! I use DipTic if I’m going to make a collage, but I don’t really do that very often.
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