About Last Night – 1/27/15

28 Jan

TV is always better in hotels. Why is that?

Ground Floor

Jenny has her first take home test and it’s in econ, so naturally Brody is going to be a major buttinsky. Jenny wants to thank Mansfield for paying her tuition, so she invites him over to dinner. Brody keeps being a buttinksy. He keeps trying to go behind Jenny’s back to fancy up her dinner party when she wants to keep it simple and very “her”. The dinner party ends up weird – not surprising once I remember to tell you that Jenny invited Harvard and the redhead – but Jenny and Brody make up and Mansfield gets drunk on meat load and loves everyone.

Cougar Town

Jules and Grayson are desperate for some alone time so they make plans to go out to dinner. This means a lot of elaborate lying and scurrying around to sneak out without the gang. Ellie takes over Laurie’s Twitter account for a day, and it turns out she’s really good at “skank speak”. A redhead named Bonnie is in this episode. Am I supposed to know who she is? At any rate, Jules hits her with the car and she evidently has a huge crush on Grayson, so she milks her injury to get some recovery time on the couch. Andy gets stuck in a Buzz Lightyear costume. All in all this has been a weird night, TV wise.

Wardrobe Essentials

26 Jan

I wear some variation of pretty much the same thing every day. I’m okay with it – it makes getting dressed much easier. So today, I wanted to share a few of my wardrobe essentials with you. Let’s start from the bottom up, shall we?


I love boots. Especially cowboy boots. I actually need a new pair of black boots right now, but overall boots are just great. They’re comfortable, they look great with skinny jeans, and they’re so easy. Bonus? No need for a pedicure.


When it’s too warm for boots (or I don’t have clean socks) it’s Sperrys all the way. They’re great on boats (duh, because they’re boat shoes) but they’re also really comfortable, and adorable. The more you wear them, the more comfortable they get. Sperrys are a family ordeal for the Hogans – I have a picture somewhere of my parents’ front door with all of our discarded Sperrys. It’s funny because mine are tiny and my brother’s and dad’s are huge.


(Oh, hey terrible photo of my messy closet because I was too lazy to drag out the shoes.)

I mean hello, have we met? When I need to class it up, only red soles will do. I have them in classic black pumps and black peep-toe slingbacks. I’m dying for a pair of almond toe nude pumps, but I’m trying to restrain myself. But really, you just can’t go wrong with a good pair of black pumps. They’ll never go out of style, and they go with everything. Even if you don’t do Louboutin, pay more than you’re comfortable with. Trust me. Your feet will thank you. Cheap shoes are cheap for a reason.


I love jeans, and I love that I have a job that lets me wear jeans pretty much whenever I want. They’re just so comfortable, and they make your butt look great. I’ve been wearing a lot of LC Lauren Conrad jeans lately, but ever since Express changed their fit I haven’t found a pair I love love love. Mostly because I hate trying on jeans, and will avoid it at almost any cost. Hence the LC’s. I know my size, no trying on required, easy peasy.

LC Knit Pants

These pants are amazing, and I feel like I’m the last person to discover them. They’re as comfortable as yoga pants, but you can wear them to work. Need I say more? I didn’t think so. I’m 5’4″ and the regular length works for me, so if you’re taller I’d suggest going with the long.

LC Blouses

I found this blouse last summer and I liked it so much I bought it in six colors. I wear them all the time, because they can be dressed up or down. Wear them with jeans and Sperrys for a casual look, with a blazer and boots for work, or tucked in with a suit for those super fancy days. They don’t have them right now. Sorry.

Apt 9 Essential Tees

A friend recently introduced me to these essential tees and they’re fabulous. They’ve got a great fit, and they are so freaking soft you won’t believe your skin. They come in a variety of sleeve lengths, patterns, and necklines. I personally prefer the v-neck. These are great on their own, but they also work under blazers and cardigans. They come in a bunch of colors, and there are new colors every season.

Gray Cardigans

I don’t know why all of my favorite cardigans are gray, they just are. I don’t like the sweatery ones, but lightweight knit that are long. I think the long length is more flattering. These are great when you want to make a plain t-shirt look nicer, or just because it’s really cold in office buildings.

Black Blazers

I have a problem. I own no less than a dozen black blazers in various fits, cuts, fabrics, etc. Listen, they’re great, okay? They add instant grown up to any outfit, they look chic, and they keep you warm. So yeah, I wear them a lot. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I like black.

About Last Night – 1/25/15

26 Jan

Sunday Funday! I hope you all had a great weekend!

The Simpsons

Elon Musk is in town, and he thinks Homer has great ideas. He convinces Burns to make a lot of changes, and they result in great things for the town, like self driving cars. But oopsies! Turns out Burns is losing $50 million per quarter. So that results in massive layoffs that pretty much kill the town. So Elon leaves.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jake finds out that Eva Longoria has been avoiding him because her boss wasn’t giving her any good cases because she was being a traitor and dating a cop. Rut roh. So Jake decides to go to the defense attorney’s ball and bond with her boss. Things are going well and they’re having fun gambling, but then Jake finds boss man doing cocaine. Double rut roh. Jake arrests him, and this makes Eva Longoria mad, so she breaks up with him.

Family Guy

Stewie gets moved up to the purple room in preschool and at the ceremony Meg gets discovered by a photographer and is very excited to set off on her new career as a model. Turns out she’s a model for a foot fetish porn site. (Oh hell, what weird searches did I just invite here?) At any rate, Peter and Lois intervene and put an end to Meg’s career. Brian and Stewie set off to learn from the real world, and almost do a three way with a girl at a music festival before she OD’s on drugs. That was a really weird paragraph to write.

Bob’s Burgers

Bob really wants a spot at the community garden, but to get in he has to give the head garden lady’s son a job. Only problem? Louise hates the son, and Linda hates the garden lady. So they’re miserable, while Bob is loving his garden time. Louise is mad that Bob seems to be choosing her worst enemy over her, and I’m tired and not really paying much attention. If I fall asleep, let’s assume everything works out well in the end.

Weekly Round Up – 1/23/15

23 Jan

Here’s some cool stuff I found this week…


I got to meet the team from Tykester while I was in Vegas last weekend at the Type-A Parent Vegas Bootcamp and this thing is cool. It’s an app that let’s your dog walker or sitter update you on nap time, potty breaks, meals, play time, and more. You can get streamlined updates within the app without bothering with text messages or the like. You can also get photos. And I’m told it works for children as well, if that’s your thing.

Puppy Bowl Lineup

The most important game of the year is upon us. An entire nation waits with baited breath all year for this most captivating sporting event. And it’s here. The official lineup for the 2015 Puppy Bowl. Check it out. Pick your favorites. Squeal at the floppy puppy ears and the irresistible eyes. I’m going Team Fluff because they have Panda, a 13 week old Pomeranian.

Pitch Perfect 2

That’s the trailer for Pitch Perfect 2. You’re welcome. Also, I’m going to start calling it “The Pitch is Back” because I think that’s a funnier title.

Wavy Lays

Roasted Garlic and Sea Salt Wavy Lay’s. You guys, I am obsessed with these. I’ve eaten an entire bag this week and I’m jonesing for more. Seriously, you gotta get some. They are so good.

About Last Night – 1/22/15

23 Jan

Who has exciting weekend plans? I’ll be doing dishes AND laundry. I know. It’s almost too much excitement.


Oh don’t do this to me. The episode starts tooth achingly sweet with Alvin moving in to an apartment across the courtyard. He gets walkie talkies for him and the little boy so they can always talk. And then Alvin dies. I CANNOT HANDLE THIS. Violet feels guilty because she blew off having dinner with him. Alvin’s ex-wife doesn’t want them at the funeral. This is a hot mess of sadness. And I hate Alvin’s ex-wife.