Favorite Fall Things
Happy Fall folks. I needed a new season, some open windows and chilly breezes. I started to swap out Elliott’s clothes for the change in weather and I thought, “ohhhhh I should write a newsletter about making a capsule wardrobe for E”. Then I remembered no one would be impressed with my kid’s joggers and graphic t-shirts.
But maybe it would be fun to talk about second hand clothing? Something practical and fun. After I went through his closet I bought him a new to us winter coat, raincoat and winter shoes from Poshmark. Then I re-poshed and listed some things from his wardrobe that he had outgrown to my own poshmark closet. Do you ever shop the second hand clothing sites? The Re-posh feature is really fun. If you bought something and are done using it you just hit the re-posh button and it auto populates the photos and description from the original listing. I find this great for pricey seasonal items that kids don’t wear enough to wear out. I am cheap, like nice things and care about over consumption. This ticks all the boxes for me. Sometimes things take a while to sell, but everything I’ve listed has sold eventually. I set up the listing and put all the things in a basket in the basement and forget about it until I get the sales alert.
A couple other great places for secondhand clothing:
Philly friends, the Second Ave Thrift stores are my favorite place to thrift clothing IRL. It is huge, clean, well organized and the clothes are separated out by size so it’s very easy to find what you’re looking for.
Next up I have to go through my closet.
Things I’m loving:
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The card game Set. Elliott says he hates it but then wins all the time. It’s a game of pattern recognition and it is both addicting and infuriating. It will make your brain hurt.
I made chili this week from my America’s test kitchen cookbook. This is one of the only cookbooks I reach for on my shelf. They are rigorously tested recipes that do not disappoint and there’s a recipe for everything in there. I feel like it’s my generations Joy of Cooking. What are the cookbooks you actually use? I love a tried and true recommendation.
Also curious what your Fall comfort rewatches are.
I am terrible at being alone with my own thoughts, I think I’m going to practice with some silent walks.
I’m a Nalgene devotee and I’m very tempted by these baggu water slings.
I watched an instagram reel a few weeks ago that I can’t stop thinking about. This older woman was telling a story of a friend’s mom who used to pick them up from school. She had classical music playing in the car and handed them each a mason jar of iced tea. She didn’t ask them any questions, just let them relax. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? I definitely assault Elliott with questions when I pick him up. I think I’m going to try this with Harry Potter audiobooks playing and a chocolate chip cookie.
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