November 2016 | The Yellow Spectacles

Stocking Stuffers 2016

November 28, 2016

Keep Calm & Ho Ho On--That's my motto for the next few Holiday infused weeks! I hope everyone had a happy & hearty Thanksgiving. What's  your fave side dish?

Stocking print 
Anywho, the turkey is beyond gone by now & you are probably already onto Christmas shopping & stocking stuffing?


Below, I am sharing my 2016 stocking faves as well as the cutest monogram stocking from Jacob Wallace Designs. & You can use code KATELYN {pretty simple} for 20% any stocking pattern & customization. This year, mine is in the Lilly Pulitzer inspired pattern ''Exotic Garden''

Below, is what I hope to give {& get, shh} Shoutout if you love any of these too!

Happy Thanksgiving!Oh, Thank Gourd!

November 25, 2016

Wishing you & your families the happiest Thanksgiving & shopping weekend! If you find yourself too full on turkey & too tired to brace the crowds. Be sure to checkout my Gilmore Girls' Revival party. Can't wait to chat with all of you to see how the premier goes!

& As for table settings you've read my Copper Trend post--I'll be setting the table in coppery-tones. Pass this super cute gravy boat!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh, Thank Gourd!

Thankful For Gilmore: Gilmore Girls Revival Party

November 21, 2016

With Thanksgiving{basically} is here. Aside from the traditional Thanksgiving thankfulness, there's one additional not-so-traditional thing to be thankful for this year. The return-rather-the revival of Gilmore Girls: A Year in a Life airing November 25th on Netflix.

I have been waiting for the GG revival since the show went off the air. Moving past turkey, I have put together a fun Gilmore-Girl Watch Party. You will notice that I have styled my Gilmore Girls {frosted} sugar cookies using a few Kate Spade NY Home items linked above. For styling tips, see the below!

*Coffee is a given at your party-I am really liking the Tim Horton K-Cups

* Cookies, pop-tarts, pizza, soda, ice cream, and whatever else can be found in the pantry is a GG watch staple. Unfortunately, the Gilmores really never ate healthy-although being the health nut that  I am, I'll sneak some carrots when Rory isn't watching.

* Official/ Unofficial Gilmore Swag & don't forget to wear your cutest/ most comfy slippers-it's a premiere party after all.

''I'd Rather be watching Gilmore Girls'' Via

Let me know if you're a Gilmore fan! I am so looking forward to seeing Rory, Luke, Lorelai, and hopefully, Logan...what about you?

& I have a fun Gilmore Girls Post on if you want to give it a quick read over the Holiday weekend.

Cheers to Netflix, Gilmore Fans, & a whole lot of coffee.

Fantastic Beasts Mode {Harry Potter Inspired}

November 17, 2016

3. 2. 1. Harry Potter! Okay, so not really Harry, but November 18th a new Harry Potter movie-Fantastic Beast & Where to Find Them hits theaters. As a officially Potter buff-I feel it's my duty to say that I am excited, but unsure how I will feel watching a Harry Potter movie without Harry.

Fantastic Beasts
P.S. How cute is the Hogwarts Alum Sweatshirt

I credit basically my interest {career} in writing to the Harry Potter books. Seriously, before I read an HP book, I really struggled in grade school & then something just clicked after getting into the series & it thoroughly changed my school performance {like zero to 100} & my life interests/ passions.

So, will you be in attendance for the new HP-ish movie? It's going to be the first of five! I do miss Harry, but maybe the Eddie Redmayne character will be my new fave...?

& just for fun, I have a post out on Brit & Co on how-to-binge all the eight HP films before you go to see Fantastic Beasts. You can read that post here.

Oh well, as you can tell, I am trying to get Riley into the series. Of course, he's a Gryffindor.

Copper Home Decor Trend

November 14, 2016

If you keep up with home decor trends you may have noticed that copper is having a moment. Truly, I think nothing is prettier than touches of copper in a kitchen, but now I am seeing bedside copper trays, copper mugs, & even lamps too.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I have linked a few of the copper items/small appliances I currently am crushing on. Plus, when I think of copper that Sound of Music song ''copper kettles...brown paper packages...'' automatically plays in my head.

Are you incorporating the copper trend into your home/kitchen?

A November To-Do List

November 10, 2016

Happy month of November if I didn't already get a chance to wish you all so! This post is in collaboration with Nika from the blog Prep NC & together we are sharing our versions of a November to-do list. Be sure to view hers here--she takes really cute pictures as well!

November is a busy month for all --so-- to keep things short & sweet here are a few seasonal/fun things to accomplish this month.

I am really loving these Copper Mule Cups/Here

Plan your Thanksgiving Table/ Place Cards. 

This has always been something that I have loved doing-decorating a Holiday table-good thing  I am writing for now so the inspiration is endless!

Photograph Dogs for Holiday Cards. 

Some may do this with their kids, but since mine have wet noses and four paws--I try to get {at least one} cute photo of the dogs that I can use for Holiday purposes.

Bosom Buddy Bags 

Gift Guide. 

I am already thinking about what gifts I will want to gift this year. Often, I try to pick out one really nice gift for each person {something special & meaningful}. Ths year, I am really inspired by Bosom Buddy Bags as their fall/winter collection is beautiful! If you haven't seen their bags they really are something worth checking out & I truly mean that. They are so well made and unique.

So, what's on the November radar for yourself? Let me know in the comments. Cheers!

Fall Feels

November 7, 2016

Ah, November. Are you surrounding yourself with cozy knits, warm throws, fuzzy socks, hot cocoa, and gift giving lists yet? Tis the season right?

Squirrel XL Tote 
Res Ipsa

Well, before the last leaf falls from the trees & the turkey gets friendly with the cranberry sauce; I want to take one final look at fall before the hustle n' bustle begins.

In this post, I am wearing RES IPSA flats. I can attest that they are as comfy as they are beautiful. Feel free to read more about the worldly company here.

& To call attention to my tote {I think it stands out on its own} it's from my favorite bag company, Bosom Buddy Bags.

Thank You Bosom Buddy Bags & RES ISPA for these fall beauties! 

Hope you are all enjoying the season & take a few moments to get outdoors before flurries take flight. See ya soon.

Bosom Buddy Bags on Instagram #LovemyBBBag & RES ISPA on Instagram #OurBrandisTravel

R & R Ft. My Pink & Green Garden

November 3, 2016

Truthfully, I really never take a ''lazy day.'' Often, {always} I feel a slight twinge of guilt when I sit down to literally do nothing.  I feel like I should be always doing something productive, but I have come to realize that sometimes you have to do nothing in order to do something productive.

Truly, taking a moment, a few hours, day, and /or a weekend to recharge your creative energy can be so beneficial to your long-term growth & success. I don't know about you, but sometimes I need a few tips or ideas to stop, unwind, & just relax. Here's what works for me. & Let me know what works for you below!

& If you are wondering about the {adorable} monogram pillow here it is from My Pink & Green Garden which if you're holiday shopping it's the destination gift shopping site!

Reading a book/magazine 

I like to read mostly non-fiction, home decorating related magazines, & yes, the Eloise books, LOL

Watching a favorite movie 

Basically, any movie was written/directed by Nancy Meyers is my fave 

Taking a nap

I have a slight obsession with faux fur rugs, pillows, blankets, you name it... 

In a nutshell, sometimes to do some you have to do nothing.

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