Monday, August 19, 2013

Guest Post: Molly from A Foreign Land

I've made it to paradise (or my version of) in northern Michigan for a week, and as promised I have some amazing guest bloggers here on Project Soiree that I'm excited to share. First up is Molly from A Foreign Land who makes me love Chicago over and over again with her fun adventures around the city. Molly's humor and amazing tips for restaurants, tours and entertainment in Chicago is the absolute best (trust me).

There is something so special about a bright, glossy, it-takes-two-hands-to-hold-it-because-it's-so-heavy September Issue. Every year, InStyle's "Fall Fashion Issue!" makes my favorite season of the year even more special. There is no question that what I'm reading right now is this 716-page, glossy look book.

My love for it (and September issues in general) is so intense that every year I set aside an indulgent Saturday morning with only one important "to do." First, I make sure there is plenty of coffee and maybe a decadent treat or two available to fuel my adventure. Next, I don a comfy ensemble that would NEVER be featured on the pages of a fashion magazine. Then I curl up on the couch, snuggled in my favorite cozy blanket and savor every moment.

I dog ear pages. I dream. I make lists of must haves. Usually I kick myself for having pruned that one piece several seasons ago that has now made its way back into the limelight.

While some people complain about all the ads that litter the pages of this enormous issue, I do not. Creative departments really step up their game for the September issue. As far as I'm concerned, the ads are works of art. They only enhance my September ritual.

Just one flip through is never, ever enough. I have no doubt that I'll be returning to its pages countless times as I prep my closet for the upcoming change in seasons.

Are you a September Issue junkie?
Is there one (or five) that you NEVER miss?



  1. Molly, love you! I too love the Fall magazines and since InStyle is my only subscription, I cannot wait to dedicate a Saturday myself.

    1. Yippee! I maaaaaaay have made myself a little shopping list this weekend.

  2. The September Issues are the best! I'm a little bit behind this month but I plan to sit and just read every single one this weekend!

    1. Just make sure you have plenty of treats to keep your strength up!! ;)

  3. Sara, thank you so much for the chance to occupy your corner of the blogosphere!

  4. I cannot get enough September magazine issues, love the weight and feel of these glossy beasts resting on my lap as I flick through those sweet smelling fashion publications and arouse my femine side.


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