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I remember the day I discovered In and Out Burger’s unadvertised “animal style” options. Life changed. In and Out obsessed am I. I once had my husband, who was on business travel in San Francisco, hand carry two double doubles animal style on his cross country flight back home to DC. So I found this article on restaurant chain’s secret menus particularly interesting. And informative!!

I have a rule that if I find something that I love, looks good on me/makes me look good, and I turn to more often than something else in my closet – then I buy multiples of it. Because yes, it is fun to try new trends and be creative but everyone has a look that is their look. That outfit that makes them feel their best so much so that the confidence is palpable. 

Well, hello perfectly sublimely hued green denim! Ahem, family — Christmas present alert!

Between the rise of campus rapes and Gamergate it is clear that women will continue to be targets just for being who they are. I carry around mace and in college a friend’s father gave us air horns for late night campus walks. But to be honest, for me personally, I have the reflexes of a platypus and producing the mace or air horn from my bag would never have happened had I needed it. So, I am thrilled to hear about SirenSiren is a cool ring that takes the bulk of my old air horn into a chic safety (and health) into something ol’ fumble fingers here can easily access when needed! Hey, inventors, designers, etc. – more of the same please!!!

Thank goodness for Amazon Prime because I cannot wait to read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore. Here is an excerpt from Amazon “William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator, beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman.”

These adorable J Crew look-alike shoes from Sole Society are perfect for work and holiday parties alike!

I am not a fan of spiders. Or snakes. Or really any outside activity that has a larger population of bugs than people – read: camping, picnics…. But even I can appreciate how super cool nature is when I look at these spiders.

And for my Washington, DC based readers – this week philanthropy is defined as indulging in whisky and well tailored clothing! Brooks Brothers is generously hosting an event to raise funds for The Washington Scots Charity and Education Fund. See you there!

 

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