Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday

October 21, 2022

I believe in dressing for the occasion. There’s a time for sweater, sneakers and Levis and a time for the full-dress jazz.” – Ginger Rogers

One: Sweater Weather

Time to get cozy in your favorite fall sweater.

Wooden Ships Game Day Raglan Crew in Pure Snow $138 at Nalu

I will explore five basic sweater options for the fall season:

  • The sweater vest
  • The cardigan
  • The sweater coat/blazer
  • The giant sweater/The chunky sweater
  • The turtleneck

Read about it:

Two: What to watch

My fall TV list has been updated:



Netflix’s upcoming film ‘The School for Good and Evil’, starring Charlize Theron

The School for Good and Evil Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil. Based on the epic international bestselling series by Soman Chainani.

The Stranger


From Scratch (drama/romance) “Inspired by the memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, this new limited series follows the love story between Amy, an American student studying abroad in Italy, and Lina, a Sicilian chef. Their whirlwind romance faces several unforeseen challenges, including their very different culture backgrounds.” 

Love is Blind (reality, season 3, episodes released weekly), “The reality show is returning for season 3, which follows single men and women who date each other without ever seeing their fellow contestants’ faces. They sit in separate rooms called solo pods that take blind dating to an entirely new level.” 

28 Days Haunted (Netflix original series), In this creepy docuseries just in time for Halloween, three teams spend 28 days in some of America’s most haunted locations for a paranormal experiment based on the theories of famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. PopSugar

The Sinner: Percy (season 4), Season 4 of the popular series explores the mysterious disappearance of Percy Muldoon (Alice Kremelberg), who vanished from a quiet village in Maine. PureWow

Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3 — (new episodes weekly)


Descendant (film) “Documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown (The Order of Myths, The Great Invisible) returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to document the search for and historic discovery of The Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States, illegally carrying enslaved Africans. After a century of secrecy and speculation, the 2019 discovery of the ship turns attention toward the descendant community of Africatown and presents a moving portrait of a community actively grappling with and fighting to preserve their heritage while examining what justice looks like today. A special jury prize winner at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Descendant is a Higher Ground and Night Tide production, in association with Two One Five Entertainment.Tulum

High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule After being arrested for smuggling cocaine, Michaella McCollum offers a first-hand account of her shocking journey through the illicit world of drug trafficking.


Raven’s Home, season 5, 8 episodes
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, season 1

The Spectacular Spider-Man, season 1
Wicked Tuna, season 11


Matriarch (horror film), Afflicted with a mysterious disease after surviving an overdose, a woman returns to her childhood home to confront her personal demons but instead discovers a real one.

The Hair Tales (documentary series, starts 10/22), The six-part docuseries will highlight moving stories surrounding the beauty and uniqueness of Black hair. It will feature in-depth conversations with various Black women in Hollywood, who will educate viewers about their different hair journeys and how hair defines one’s identity. PureWow

Prime Video:

The Peripheral (new series) Set in the future when technology has subtly altered society, a woman discovers a secret connection to an alternate reality as well as a dark future of her own. 

Argentina, 1985 (2022 film) The true story of how a public prosecutor, a young lawyer, and their inexperienced legal team dared to prosecute the heads of Argentina’s bloody military dictatorship.


The Vow (documentary series, season 2)

Mama’s Boy (documentary film), The upbringing of Dustin Lance Black, the screenwriter of Milk, exploring his childhood roots, gay identity, and more.


Nicola Dove / Peacock

One of Us Is Lying (season 2) From Buzzfeed, “The new season of One of Us Is Lying picks up with the Bayview Four, once again, having a deadly secret. This new season will follow Bronwyn, Cooper, Addy, Janae, Maeve, Vanessa, Kevin, and more as they do everything in their power to protect their secrets, themselves, and each other.


Inside Amy Schumer (Season 5; new platform)

Apple TV+:

Acapulco (Season 2, episodes released weekly), In 1984, Máximo Gallardo’s dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at Acapulco’s hottest resort, Las Colinas; however, he soon realizes that working there will be far more complicated than he ever imagined.

Ghostwriter (Season 3), When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business.

In Theaters:

George Clooney and Julia Roberts star in the upcoming movie “Ticket to Paradise.”

Tickets to Paradise (rom-com), A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.

Aftersun (drama), At a vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures the time she spends with her loving and idealistic father. Twenty years later, Sophie reminisces about their last holiday together as she tries to come to terms with the man she didn’t always know.

The Banshees of Inisherin (drama/comedy), On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Padraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Padraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Kerry Condon.

Tom (Harry Styles) and Patrick (David Dawson) enjoy a Venice getaway in ‘My Policeman.’

My Policeman (romance, drama), Tom, a policeman in 1950s Britain, falls in love with a schoolteacher on the Brighton coast. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal. (streams Nov. 4th on Prime Video)

JoJo Whilden/Netflix

The Good Nurse (drama), “Amy, a compassionate nurse and single mother struggling with a life-threatening heart condition, is stretched to her physical and emotional limits by the demanding night shifts at the ICU. But help arrives when Charlie, a thoughtful and empathetic fellow nurse, starts at her unit. While sharing long nights at the hospital, the two develop a strong and devoted friendship, and for the first time in years, Amy truly has faith in her and her young daughters’ future. But after a series of mysterious patient deaths sets off an investigation that points to Charlie as the prime suspect, Amy is forced to risk her life and the safety of her children to uncover the truth.Tulum *streams on Netflix on 10/26

Three: What to wear

Oversized sweatshirt– It’s not just sweater season; it’s also time to pull out your oversized sweatshirts. I love getting cozy in a giant sweatshirt.

SNL addressed the need for oversized sweatshirts in a funny sketch about not having a boyfriend’s giant sweatshirt, Grab your hoodies: Hilarious ‘SNL’ sketch is helping out single women everywhere this winter.

For women:

From People, 10 Incredibly Comfy Oversized Sweatshirts Under $40 That You Can Get at Amazon Right Now

Geifa Crewneck Tunic Sweatshirt, $13.19 with coupon (orig. $28.99);


Hanes Men’s EcoSmart Fleece Sweatshirt, $11 (orig. $18);

Four: What to Try

Change your skincare routine.

From Refinery 29, 7 Tweaks I Made In My Fall Skin Routine. “After a relentlessly hot summer, you’d be forgiven for welcoming autumn with open arms. But with the promise of cozy evenings and actually being able to enjoy hot drinks again comes a host of potential skin problems. The combination of cold weather and harsh central heating can make skin tight, dry, and sensitive. Ahead, consultant dermatologist Dr. Alia Ahmed reveals the savvy autumn skin-care tips she shares with her patients, mostly making use of what you might already have at home.”

One of the tips is: “Use vitamin C moisturizer.” I just started using vitamin C products, and I like the results.

$29.99 at Target

Another important tip: “Wear sunscreen, period. Dr. Ahmed believes it’s essential to wear sunscreen all year round, particularly now that climate change is such a serious issue.” 

Five: What to do

Host a Potluck: Get a group together for a Friendsgiving potluck, complete with everyone’s best homemade fall recipes! (Mashed potatoes and butternut squash are a must, of course.) Good Housekeeping

For recipes, 53 Big-Batch Recipes for Easy Meal Prep in Food & Wine.

Photo: JUSTIN WALKER. Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

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