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Wear, Watch, Want #28: The $11 Booty Bomb Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #28: The $11 Booty Bomb Edition

Wear: Target Clearance Rack Pullover Sweatshirt

While I was visiting my mom for Thanksgiving we took a trip to Target (Duh. We're not monsters). While browsing the athletic wear clearance rack I spotted a lightweight, crewneck sweatshirt for $11 and I scooped it up, thinking it could be good for lounging around in, or even just wearing as pajamas. Little did I know it would be the greatest little sweatshirt ever and I would end up wearing it basically all the damn time. I have to wash it, in order to not be disgusting, and when it's busy being cleaned I actually miss it - that is how great this sweatshirt is. Naturally, I have tried to buy at least three more, but it is nowhere to be found. Not in store, not online. I thought the one pictured above was it, but it's got an uneven hem and it looks a bit shorter than mine. I've also found this one at Nordstrom Rack that appears to be much closer to what I bought at Target, although it doesn't have that amazing price point. I might just have to splurge and give it a try though. I need something to wear when this sweatshirt is in the laundry.

Watch: Quantico

Sometimes you think back on a TV show and admit that certain storylines didn't quite make sense. Occasionally this will happen during the show, but usually (at least for me) this means I'll stop watching, so it doesn't really matter. When it comes to Quantico, I regularly find myself yelling at the show, during a scene, "THIS IS SO STUPID NONE OF THIS MAKES SENSE." But I love it, I keep watching, and I keep yelling about how absolutely idiotic it is. To clarify, Quantico is very different from, say, How To Get Away With Murder, which is a silly show, but not a stupid show. HTGAWM is frivolous fun, and the show is so good at being exactly what it sets out to be. Quantico treats its audience like they're a bunch of dumdums, but then gives them (or maybe only me?) juuuuust enough compelling stuff to keep them (again, me?) coming back each week for more.

Quantico follows FBI trainees at, you guessed it, Quantico. Then it jumps forward in time less than eight months to when they have all graduated and have inexplicably been given posts higher than people who have been working for the FBI for decades. Oh, and Alex Parrish, the most gorgeous woman on the planet earth, has been framed for the Grand Central Bombing. She didn't do it, but someone in her class at Quantico did, so now we jump back and forth from the aftermath of the bombing and Alex's being on the run to the trainees at Quantico learning how to be FBI agents (Every lesson: We tricked you!) and sleeping with each other.

The winter finale just aired, and Quantico isn't coming back till March, so if you're interested in catching up on this addictive nonsense there's plenty of time!

Want: Down Booties

When I was growing up my parents each had a pair of down booties that they bought at REI in the 70s. They'd wear them in the winter when it got really cold, and I always wished I had a pair too. I don't live in the frozen tundra of the Midwest anymore, but I do still suffer from icy tootsies. I've asked my dad to see if he still has my mom's pair, and if he'll give them to me, but just in case, I've found a pair of my own on Amazon (REI still make down booties, but they have bad reviews and high prices) just in case my mom's are lost forever. Update: My dad found them and he's bringing them to me! Warm tootsies for Christmas!

I Solemnly Swear I Am Not A Ghoul

I Solemnly Swear I Am Not A Ghoul

Put a Funky Brush On It (And I'm Sold)

Put a Funky Brush On It (And I'm Sold)