Meet me at the Arnold.

1-P2860787 Well, well, well. It's the weekend, and I hope you're ready for a Blair Witch-meets-Blair Waldorf post. I wore this outfit to a rooftop pool party and a side trip to Harvard's Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, the oldest public arboretum in the country. No, in all of North America! It's a lovely place to stroll around and hide inside, even if it does get a little bit spooky at twilight.

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The dress and heels are both Nine West. The belt is from J. Crew and I honestly cannot explain the sequined minaudière - no, no, I remember now! Also a witchy post, that one was. The enormous cocktail ring is from Kate Spade, and my sunglasses are vintage. I am still head over heels in love with Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains, and this shade here is No. 12, Coril Fauve - a punchy, coral-tinged pink.

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Right now it seems that everyone I know is at the Marimacho's Fashion Week debut, and it looks like so much fun! We're having a much-needed lazy weekend at home after three nonstop weekends in a row, plus the soft end to the summer with the petite back in school this week along with the usual workaday to and fro.

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Today we stayed in bed until the pets would let us no more, had a super relaxing midday mani/pedi treat at a neighborhood spot that feels more spa-like than the posh Miniluxe downtown (paraffin wax treatment and a hot stone massage are included? I'm sold!), and took a twilight stroll to pick up some delicious coal-fired artisan pizza for dinner. Perfecto!

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Here's a rundown of some click-worthy links to keep you company for a lazy Saturday night (or Sunday morning):

And don't forget about FFAF's Tumblr, if you're the kind of person who tumbles.

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On a back to school note, I know I don't much get into parenting here but I have to get this one mama brag out:  For the petite, this year brings Honors English, a year-long seminar in American government and politics that includes a super-intense week in DC, Wellness in lieu of traditional PE class, and acceptance into a scholars program. Oh, and open campus privileges.

She's in love with the government class already. It's taught in a college format by a teacher so into it that they've already forgotten the time once and gone 25 minutes past class discussing Syria. I'll leave you with this gem from her first essay assignment:

"If reading has taught me anything, it’s that a new beginning is only a page away."

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Happy weekend wishes to all you lovelies,

FFAF