I’m beginning to feel a lot like succumbing

I know I scolded Bloomingdale’s a couple of months ago for putting up their Christmas decorations in September. (And, come on – that was completely justified.)

But as we inch ever-closer to December, it seems that warm, twinkling Christmas-y feeling is stirring in the depths of my cold, barren soul.

Maybe it’s the fact that my bright red peacoat is back in regular rotation in my wardrobe.

Or maybe it’s because the gingerbread latte has arrived at Starbucks, along with their cute holiday-themed cups. (In my book, the current season is determined based purely on what is on the Starbucks signature drink menu, and that alone.)

And this morning, I received an email notification that the new holiday issue of Lonny is out!

Also, it snowed a little yesterday. So there’s that. (Please excuse my lack of excitement.)

BUT I absolutely will NOT be busting out the *NSYNC Christmas album.  Until after Thanksgiving.

A girl has to have something to look forward to!


Pumpkin Spice Latte season is NOW

At least in Chicago!

Apparently Chicago won some sort of weird contest, and as our prize, all the Starbucks (Starbuckses?) in the area have started selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes – a whole week earlier than the rest of the country!

This whole thing seems sort of dumb to me – who among us can’t wait a measly week to get our PSL fix? BUT, everyone who knows me is well aware that I stand powerless against the lure of this magically delicious drink (see item #1 in this list). So even though I’m NOT ready for the end of summer, and it’s going to be humid and over 90 degrees the next couple of days, I may just have to pop on over to the ‘bucks this week for an early taste of fall.

Then I’m going to go the beach, drink a frozen margarita and play volleyball or something because, dammit, it’s still SUMMER!

Image from Refinery 29.