I am not, by any means, an autophile. I don’t have subscriptions to Car and Driver or Motor Trend. I drive a Dodge Stratus (that’s not just a quote, it’s what I actually drive). As the youngest in my family, I grew up driving a ’97 Chrysler Plymouth minivan, relegated to me after my mother’s years of to-ing and fro-ing with her three kids had at last come to a close. When that finally (finally!) breathed its last breath, we went out and splurged on a… Ford Windstar. That’s also a minivan, for those who don’t know. I understand that I was incredibly blessed to even have a car, don’t get me wrong, I’m just saying that what I was driving was never really a high priority. So, when people always asked me what car I wanted to drive when I reached full-fledged adulthood and got a real job, I never had an answer. I did, rather. It was, “I don’t really care.” For the last 18-20 years of my life, I have lived in apathy toward the automobile industry, waiting for a make and model that would, you know, really spark my interest or something.
He’s got a sense of style with a classic look with workwear influences. You can still look sharp and put together without drawing excessive attention to yourself with clashing patterns, mixing prints or some obnoxious accessory that screams loudly for attention.
This is coming from me…I know, I know. I’m preaching to myself considering my outfits usually include one of the things listed above, but there are days that I just want to blend in the crowd and fly under the radar. But what’s under the radar is quality shit that’s a long time. You know, cry once. Save your pennies and consider investing in a tough Barbour jacket, sturdy leather boots and some nice pants you won’t regret for the sake of a trend. Give thought to the substantial.
We trust ‘em, they’ve got great taste and so kindly responded to our desperate tweets.
These ladies are intelligent, talented, quirky, strong-willed, go-getters and all-around-badass women.
The trick to good gift giving is all about picking up on cues. In fact, it’s not a bad idea to keep a running list of gift ideas when you hear her mention something that catches her eye. If your lady’s is like our ladies, these suggestions might help you save that day next week with a last-minute gift.
- Shani will snuggle up with the West Wing. She had the absolute best advice for V-day gift giving: “anything that can be shared.” Here’s hoping that Josh/Donna and CJ/Danny finally found love after their stints in the White House.
- Emma wants to be written little love notes. Message in a bottle, friends.
- Sara will take sonnets, prose and all that romantic jazz.
- Emily goes global with her sweet greeting cards. Rifle Paper Co. can do no wrong!
- Jena would love some delectable dark chocolates.
- Lisa‘s loves unite with prints, Etsy and coffee. Cutest eskimo, ever.
- Kate wants ampersand jewelry from Etsy.
- Sara will take a pink ring. You nerdy nerd, you.
- Nicole will brush up on pop commentary with a subscription to the New Yorker.
- Alison‘s shooting for knot nesting rings.
- Emma A. will play you a tune or two with a harmonica.
- Mallory, well, she swears this is the greatest album. Favorite tracks, please?
- Cary will muse with a symposium of sorts. Good luck at your race this weekend!
- Finally, Amy just wants a home-cooked meal. You can do that under $40, right?
Ladies, thanks a million. Y’all are amazing.
Gentlemen, good luck.
Just in time for next week, we partnered up with the lovely Annaruna to do a giveaway