According to Jennifer

Just turned 30. lovely Lawyer. Manhattanite relocated to the suburbs, but still a New Yorker. Shopping enthusiast. Always laughing. Puppy mother. Lover of life and good food. And for rhyming sake, also a new wife!

I was going through the photos saved to Ryan’s phone yesterday, and I found some pictures of Hunter that were too cute not to share. She was SOOO small.

Kind of feeling my outfit today. Sorry the pictures are so dark, we’re having a lighting malfunction in the bedroom.

The past few days have been warm like summer, so I might as well take advantage of bare legs while I still can.

I’m obsessed with tweed lately. And, I’ve finally painted my nails for the first time since the wedding. Deborah Lippmann, good girl gone bad

I would just like to add…

two people unfollowed me after my anti-pumpkin latte post. I totally get it. People take their pumpkin lattes very seriously. And I would unfollow me too after speaking ill of them.

I should also add that I was unimpressed by soul cycle, I like beyonce but don’t worship her, fall is not my favorite season (spring is)…and so on. 

I would still like to get my hands on one of those zara scarves from last year though.  

Something you won’t catch me doing this fall…

Drinking a pumpkin latte. Or eating a pumpkin oreo. Don’t get me wrong. I like pumpkin, but all the fake pumpkin stuff weirds me out. I also feel like pumpkin doesn’t belong in a lot of places where it’s been popping up.

Cheers to sweat pants, red wine, Olivia Pope, and furry slippers. Happy Thursday. We’ve almost made it to the weekend.
Golden Jewdle….

Happy and Healthy (and sweet!) Rosh Hashanah to those celebrating!

I wasn’t planning on doing much for the holiday because it was just me and Ryan (and he’s not even Jewish), but at my mother’s encouragement, I decided to cook a nice meal.

I roasted a chicken (lemon rosemary deliciousness) in our le creuset. It was my second time cooking a chicken in the le creuset and it came out perfectly. We had balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts. Baked sweet potatoes And chocolate babka for dessert, which is one of my favorites.

We toasted over wine to a happy new year. It’s hard to believe that last year at this time, we hadn’t even moved into our new home, we weren’t married and Hunter wasn’t even born yet! I’m excited to see what this next year will bring.

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it.”

—   F.R.I.E.N.D.S., episode 1 (Happy 20th!)

(Source: andthenitsperfect, via shedidntsaythat)


For the most part, it’s felt like fall by us since mid-August. But, today, REALLY felt like fall. My car read 46 degrees. I needed to defog my windshields. The leaves are a-changing. And I’ve started burning my pumpkin spice candle.

Happy first day of fall!

(Source: cynicismandspunk)

Ryan was away on a bachelor party this weekend, so I had lots of girl time and some quality alone time too. 

We ventured to New Paltz, NY on Saturday, to take in some of the turning fall leaves, walk around the cute town and visit the shops. If you haven’t ever taken a trip to New Paltz, I highly recommend. It’s in the mid-Hudson Valley, boasts a cute/hippie town with plenty of shops, restaurants, bars. And the Shawangunk Ridge/Mohonk, beautiful mountains, are in the background. One day, I would like to try actual mountain climbing there because it looks so cool. I obviously cheated on my diet because there were so many locally sourced treats that I felt like I needed to try. Including donuts. And perhaps a shared slice of pumpkin cheesecake.

I spent Sunday curled up on the couch with my main squeeze (Hunter), and we finished the second season of Orange is the New Black. I am so sad its over, but at least I have my fall lineup to cushion the blow.

And that brings us to Monday. As usual, I feel under-rested and underprepared to begin the week. My weekend was too short and too sweet.

I should do my hair like this.