1. I bought pants yesterday! This is big news because I spent the summer in skirts and dresses and didn’t notice that I was slowly outgrowing all my jeans (hello, potatoes baked in heavy cream!). The Pants Summit will lead to a custom-tailored pair I’ll sew, but the second meeting isn’t until the end of the month, so I was relieved to find a pair to tide me over.

2.. This is a picture from the Salt Lake Tribune of the two mayoral candidates, Dave Bulher (l) and Ralph Becker (r). The look on Becker’s face is priceless: “O rly?”I would vote for Ralph just for that look. Awesome.

3. Two separate people sent me this yesterday. I got the silk for the plaid wedding reception dress yesterday and I did this very same thing: