1. Kelly & Katie Ritz Bootie: I am absolutely in love with the Acne Pistol Boots, but unfortunately I’m not willing to spend $560 on a pair of boots, no matter how perfect. So I’ve been patiently waiting for a pair of boots to come by in my price range that are the same style. I was finally able to check that off my list when I picked up these cuties last weekend at DSW. Say hello to my new favorite boots.
2. Kate Spade Pardon My French Necklace: There’s not real explanation needed for this necklace. It’s cheeky, pretty, and would fit right in with my current wardrobe. Besides, I really need a few more loud and fun accessories.
3. Coursera: I have already graduated from college but after working a 9-5 for a while I’ve found that there are several holes in my skill set. At first I had resigned myself to the fact that I’d have to pony up for further classes (which are expensive) until one of my friends tipped me off to Coursera. It has 200+ online courses focusing mainly in math and the sciences. Each course has video lectures, online graded tests and assignments, forums and meetup groups for fellow students and if you pass the course you get a certificate of completion. Best part is that they’re all completely free and while they do need to be completed within a certain time period, you can take the classes at your own pace and on your own time. Definitely worth checking out if you need to brush up on your skills or just want to learn something new.
4. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins: Fall always gets me in the mood for pumpkin everything. My grandma always used to make these and I decided to try and whip up a batch of my own this year. Out of twenty-four muffins I only managed to have two. Blame my friends, they’re a bunch of piglets.
5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer: Apparently I’m the last person on the face of the planet to read this book, but in case you haven’t heard of it, definitely take a look. It is beautifully written, thoughtfully presented, and engaging from the beginning to the end. This is not a light and fluffy book, but it is worth a read and is currently at the top of my suggestion list.