Yesterday I baked a huge batch of pumpkin spice cookies, and while I was busy spilling powdered sugar all over my socks and splattering batter on the tiles, I got a quick pang of missing my momma. No matter how many terrible creations she brought to life in the kitchen, she loved nothing more than getting that egg beater in her hand and plowing through until a recipe finally tasted right. The last time I attempted these cookies I grabbed a Pumpkin Pie Mix can rather than a Pure Pumpkin can (why must they look so identical?!) and ended up with these god-awful orange sponge cookies. Afterwards I called her while simultaneously beating my head defeatedly against the counter, vowing to never try anything with pumpkin again. And then her Polish-accented voice trilled through the phone, telling me nooo you must never give up! Recipes are always horrible the first time around! Haha not sure if that's necessarily true for everyone but it's definitely shaping up that way for the women in my family.
And so they turned out pretty good the second time around (nothing a heavy dose of cream cheese frosting can't fix) and we made a dent into the batch while watching Rosemary's Baby to get into the Halloween spirit. Speaking of which- any good Halloween movie recommendations?
And I've been going a little nuts with my Frenchy outfits, haven't I? The last time I wore this New Old Fashion Vintage skirt, I paired it with a camel peacoat and red beanie to make it all "sophisticated Fall chic". But this time around I went more simple (and mime-like) with a black leotard and a Moonchild beret. It's fun how New Old Fashion is very preppy and Moonchild is more folksy and rock n roll chic, but I'd still raid both stores and find a way to piece their looks together. If you have a moment and want to window shop vintage, check out both of their stores!
And here is how I wore the skirt in this post where I hunt for sea creatures!