YAY IT’S NOVEMBER. OH FUCK IT’S NOVEMBER. Seriously, it’s November??? That means the baby had his first Halloween last night. (We went as Miss Piggy, Kermit, and baby Fozzie, thank you for asking. Yes, those are basically our alter egos.) It also means we’re a week out from the relaunch, and I can’t breathe.
But hey. Life decided to throw me a curveball on Tuesday. (It’s been curveball after curveball this fall, and that’s putting a nice spin on it. Yes that was a World Series tie-in joke.) And by curveball, I mean our house was broken into while I was out, and a bunch of stuff was stolen. And by “bunch of stuff” I mean my engagement ring, the subject of my very first post on APW. I’m sad, ya’ll. We’ll replace it, and I’m sure it will give me good fodder for writing, but right now, I’m sad. To paraphrase one of the nicest commenters on Facebook, “You better believe I’ll pour one out for that ring tonight.”
Cheers to what we’ve all got, right this second. It’s your Friday open thread, hop on it.
PS. Thanks for all your real-world fashion blog tips last week. I’m still sorting through, but the one that’s really stuck so far is Kendi Everyday. Turns out I need less information and food for thought (Already Pretty clearly does a knockout job in this department) and more real world examples of putting it all together…with $36 jeans. And speaking of, these black coated jeans from Old Navy are the sexist $36 I ever spent. I might go for the metallic jeans next. Because I’m missing a really important shiny thing, so I might as well heal my heart with… gold pants.
Highlights of APW This Week
Everything you need to know about tipping wedding vendors (or buying them a bottle of bourbon).
The ultimate guide to wedding dress shopping is here. This is one to send to your girlfriends. Bonus: pretty pretty pictures.
Fuck that white after Labor Day rule because, wedding or not, these dresses with sleeves are hot.
Glamming up a fake flower bouquet just got a whole lot easier.
Thanks to you, we have 220 comments with all the best local wedding resources you have to offer.
And end Halloween week with the cutest round of Halloween costumes you ever did see (plus what Halloween means to Rachel’s family, old and new).
From GoldieBlox, a Kickstarted project by a female engineer who was fed-up with the lack of female role models (and employees) in the engineering world, comes an apology from her husband to their future daughter.
Terisa Siagatonu and Rudy Francisco perform for Hollywood’s Da Poetry Lounge during semifinals at the 2013 National Poetry Slam, and win first place in our books for their poem, “Sons.”
Going into Family Month, we liked this article on why it’s important to court your friends. Because sometimes, your friends become your family.
Parents in Germany will now be able to register their newborns with no gender.
In which the press asks Joss Whedon the same question in every interview, and he gives his many excellent responses.
Frito Pie! We love it! Meg hates it. Discuss.