Blanket scarves, particularly plaid ones, are becoming a daily wardrobe staple for me now that the temperatures are dropping. You can wear them as scarves or as a cape, so they’re quite versatile. This was an uneventful week in Chicago. After lots of wedding excitement (and drinking) in Grand Rapids last Saturday we lazily returned… View Article

Joules’ Weekly Reading: Plaid Scarves, Healthy Dinners, and Stylish Coats

Season: Fall

Blanket scarves, particularly plaid ones, are becoming a daily wardrobe staple for me now that the temperatures are dropping. You can wear them as scarves or as a cape, so they’re quite versatile.

This was an uneventful week in Chicago. After lots of wedding excitement (and drinking) in Grand Rapids last Saturday we lazily returned to Chicago on Sunday and spent the day watching football. Then we spent the week relaxing, eating healthy dinners, playing video games (Mass Effect), and reading our latest book club pick: Brilliance by Markus Sakey–quite good so far.

This weekend we’re in Ann Arbor for more family time and Michigan football. We’ll be hitting a few breweries in town and celebrating my husband’s birthday. And if I get a chance, snapping some pictures of the gorgeous fall colors.

Have a lovely weekend!

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1 > This week’s Ask the Dietician series from Literally Darling is a great read, covering topics like how much protein you really should be eating and whether its better to sauté in butter or olive oil.

2 > Looking for a new coat? I always turn to ModCloth for stylish options. This crimson flared coat is a real stunner, and this buffalo plaid cape from BB Dakota is perfectly on trend. This bow belt trench is a great lady-like option, and this gray funnel coat has a gorgeous hood.

3 > The Beauty Department has three amazing hairstyles using one simple barrette.

4 > 7 Ways to Boost Your Brainpower. I thought board games was an interesting surprise.

5 > These five ingredient supers would be great for weeknight meals.

6 > This colorful long dress from H&M is gorgeous.

7 > I particularly enjoyed The Guardian Book’s poem of the week this week.

8 > This detailed pin describes how to style your eyes for daytime and nighttime based on their shape.

9 > College Fashion shares some fantastic tips on how to maximize your thrift shopping experience.

10 > Forever 21 has two gorgeous skirts in their new arrivals: this cream midi and this standout gold jacquard flared skirt.

11 > This week Adweek took a tour of Imgur’s offices. To me, they look like most offices in the web industry.

12 > After the horrific events in Oregon, People magazine took a surprisingly political stance on gun regulation.

13 > Who was the first fashion blogger? It may have been a German accountant born in 1497.

14 > Need a jewelry update for fall? I’m loving H&M’s collection–especially these geometric earrings and this set of rose gold rings.

15 > I’d love to try all of these spiced sugar cookie ideas.

16 > Lucky has 3 outfits that work with both boots and heels.

17 > This gallery of Yuri Shwedoff’s art is haunting and beautiful.

18 > Lets start the weekend right: here’s a bouncy, floppy kitten.

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