Coffee Talk 09.08.19 ☕️

Coffee Talk + My Daily Looks

Greetings on this fine Sunday morning! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling good about getting back into routine now that Labor Day is over and September is well under way. I haven’t really been following the Dorian news, but I hope you all on the coast are staying safe and that there hasn’t been too much damage.

My weekend has been nice — not terribly eventful, but I’ve been busy enough. I wanted to do some purging around the house yesterday, but I ended up taking the girls to the mall to shop for the wedding we have coming up in October. Now that I have what I’m wearing pretty much squared away, it’s time to get them all fixed up.

It was busy. Evidently a lot of people have fall weddings they’re shopping for right now! We spent a while in Macy’s and then Lord + Taylor, where we scored a dress and shoes for Becca, my 8th grader. We stopped into Nordstrom on our way out to look further for Caroline, but we didn’t find much.

Back at home, we looked at Lulus and ordered a few dresses for her to try. This was at the recommendation of some of the ladies in my FB Group, who have teenage daughters. Evidently this is a go-to resource for homecoming and prom dresses. They did have some cute things at good prices, so hopefully one will work out.

Oh, I forgot to tell y’all about Hamilton!

We did the season ticket package with Broadway Philly last year in order to be guaranteed seats for Hamilton, and then we waited almsot a year and a half for the show.

There are easier ways to get Hamilton tickets — and probably cheaper ways too, considering we missed a couple of the shows due to our schedules — but I finally got there!

Caroline has been obsessed with Hamilton before it was popular, and she knows every word to every song. Needless to say, Thursday night was like Christmas Day for her. David also came with, but he preferred not to be in the ubiquitous Hamilton photo, so he manned the camera.

We all loved it, although it took me the first act to really get my head around it. I knew enough about it to know it was unconventional, but I still had to get in the right frame of mind. For that reason, I’d love to see it again. I expect we will someday, but not anytime soon because I looked up ticket prices in NYC and ohmyword.

So that was our excitement for the week!

This morning we’re headed to church, per our usual, and then this afternoon we’re driving down to visit my in-laws. It should be a nice day for it.

We’re having what I like to call First Fall here in Philly. This often happens in early September — we get a little taste of fall with some cooler weather and lower humidity, but it won’t last.

I’m always watching the weather because it affects my photo shoots and my running schedule, and summer is definitely returning later this week, so I’m trying to enjoy this mild weather while I have it.

It sounds like some of you in other parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures right now… I am so sorry. Don’t worry, though. I’ll get my payback in the spring when it’s cold here in May.

I am always so jealous of you all and your early springs, but in the fall, I get to gloat.

It always comes back to the weather with me, doesn’t it?

Oh, well! I hope you all have a relaxing and blessed Sunday.