The Fall is my fave time of year, and so far we've had a great one weather-wise. Pretty much all of October was fabulous…super mild temps and more sunshine than we're accustomed to. And now I think November is going out of it's way to get itself noticed. This first week has been so so grey and rainy…and after a flash of hail this afternoon (yes, HAIL) some cold blustery winds have moved in. So, you may notice a very specific lack of color in this post. My current Favorites are either black & white, or very close to it. And that's not a bad thing at all. We need periods of grey every once in a while. These will make our bright times even brighter.
Lets start with this skirt ! I Love love love black & white check! It really works as a neutral for me. It is so versatile, it's classic, and it seems to show up everywhere in my life. It's on our kitchen tablecloth, one of my favorite shirts, a favorite dress, my dishtowels, wrapping paper, Lt. Dans bow tie…you name it!
I am dying over these Clare V. Sandrine bags! The patterns and shape are perfect! But with a price tag of $460.00…not. a. chance.
I'm on the hunt for a non-leather similar style…maybe even a DIY painted version.
As a kid I was really really into Alfred Hitchcock, (nothing has changed…still into Hitchcock…still a kid).
Anyway, being that my birthday is in late October, I always had sleepover birthday parties, and would rent scary movies. I loved all kinds of horror movies. Oh man, the 80's was a time period chock full of classics…like Night of the Comet, and C.H.U.D. !!
But my scary mainstay was always Hitchcock. I relished any time there was a marathon of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. But there was one episode in particular…one of the creepiest...that was my favorite, and it has stuck with me all these years.
It's called "An Unlocked Window", from 1965. It was filmed in the Psycho house! I love that Hitchcock was able to get some more mileage out of it. I mean, it was just sitting there on the Universal lot…why not shoot some of the stormy exteriors?
I had been telling Aaron about this episode for years, but I never once included any spoilers. The other night, just before bed we were looking for something to watch being that we completed the show Carnivale (boo hoo, I miss that show). So...I googled and was sooo psyched to find that someone uploaded the full episode to youtube! And it's just as creepy as I remembered. I'm so glad I never gave the ending away to Aaron. He watched it all the way through and never saw the twist coming...ha!
So if you have 48ish minutes, and some snacks on hand…there it is up above. Watch it!
I guess it started a little Hitchcock kick for us. Last night we watched the movie "Hitchcock", starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. I love that the plot was about the making of a creepy film like Psycho, and yet overall it was a fun and sweet movie. Anthony Hopkins did a perfect job at talking to the camera the way Hitchcock did in his episode introductions.
Ok, this Orla Kiely dress is killing me! Not killing me like a knife through a shower curtain…but close. And I can imagine one of Hitchcock's blondes wearing it. It's a grey wool blend with a crepe feel.
Ahhhh...my gosh I adore it!
This image. I love when everything comes together like this…the idea, the meaning, the fonts, the door itself. A complete story.
And lastly…this Edison glass cloche table lamp. It's old timey yet futuristic...sleek yet rustic...all at the same time. I love it so much! I'd probably want more than one.
Santa…if you are reading…please take note! ;)
Ok, thanks again for reading. I hope these virtually colorless Favorites have brightened your Friday as much as they have mine!
xo, Jenny…and Aaron says hi!