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Summery Statements

Summery Statements

Amazon has become such a style staple for me over the last few years.  I can browse their shoe selection for hours but the easiest shopping decisions I make are always in the jewelry section.  Statement earrings are one of my favorite pieces of jewelry, […]

But First, My Favorite Sales Right Now

But First, My Favorite Sales Right Now

This evening I walked into Ulta and easily dropped a nice dollar on perfume.  Did I need perfume?  No, and certainly not three but the deals were TOO good – extra 50% off markdowns – and the brands were ones I would typically eye.  So […]

Pinstripes & Poplin

Pinstripes & Poplin

Pinstripes and poplin blouses are the perfect pairing for summer picnics.  I love the light and breezy fit that adds just a touch of sophistication to your favorite jeans.  Oftentimes in the summer I find myself searching for the perfect blouse for days where I want to ditch my summer uniform of dresses and skirts for a pair of jeans.  The casual fabric and well tailored designs allow for dressing up or down for the many weekend activities.

 

I recently rented this Loft poplin blouse from my Gwynnie Bee subscription and I’m not sure I will be returning it anytime soon.  The loose fit of the blouse is especiallly tempting because it allows for many different styling options; pair with destroyed denim for a casual look or a denim skirt for a more polished style.

 

 

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What I’m Reading: Summer 2018

What I’m Reading: Summer 2018

I’ve always loved books but there’s something about the summertime that makes reading (no matter where I am) so much more fun.  For me personally, I think summer reading is a big gulp of nostalgia.  Growing up I would load up on books before heading […]

Pool Float Personality

Pool Float Personality

Most of us have fallen victim to the pool float trend from the last few years. What started with a quirky flamingo or unicorn has evolved into one of summer’s most Instagrammable products. I will admit, I can’t help but to admire these floating wonders […]

Winnin’ in Linen

Winnin’ in Linen

Shorts aren’t an item that stick around or make frequent appearances in my wardrobe.  Finding shorts that are an age appropriate length can be a challenge but I have had some successes with the shorts from Old Navy.  I recently ordered these linen printed shorts from Old Navy (I sized up for a breezier fit) and I was so happy with the comfort and fit of them.

 

 

 

We had a heatwave warning this past weekend in NYC and we headed downtown to SoHo to walk around for a few hours.  Between the heat and the walking I was scared my legs would get a case of chub rub but these shorts were the perfect length to keep me covered; and they passed the subway test!

 

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One Shoulder Wonder

One Shoulder Wonder

I can still remember the first time I ever purchased a one shoulder garment.  It was roughly 2004 and Laverne and Shirley style monogramming had been one of the trends to have.  One of my favorite stores to take long walks down the clearance aisle […]

The One Dress You Need for All Your Summer Events

The One Dress You Need for All Your Summer Events

I love when I find a dress that is comfy, soft, flattering, and great for tossing in your suitcase.  I purchased this London Times dress [that I recently shared on Instagram] last summer via tjmaxx.com and it has come to the rescue on many last […]

Thoughts on the First Six Months of Marriage

Thoughts on the First Six Months of Marriage

June marks six months since I tied the knot and believe it or not it felt like my wedding was ages ago.  The story goes that the first year of marriage is the most difficult and whoa, we’re halfway there – but truly, married life is great.  In the six months since our nuptials I have made some mental notes of things that you notice once you are married – from the little things like where we are shopping to the post-wedding duties.

 

 

You suddenly understand why your parents spent all their days off at Home Depot. 
As a kid my parents spent so much time at the Home Depot and it drove me nuts!  Maybe it’s because we have been couped up in the apartment all winter but as of late we have been jonesing to make little revamps around the place.  The past couple of weekends we have found ourselves aimlessly wandering the aisles of Home Depot picking up things here and there for “small life improvements” – that lamp that lost it’s shade has finally been updated and there’s a hook for nearly everything!

The pressure to get thank you cards is real but everyone else is in the same boat.
We are still [slowly] working our way through our thank you card pile.  After the wedding we went into wedding detox mode but recently I found myself feeling embarassed that a quarter of our cards till have not yet gone out – blame it on the stamps.  When I divulged this to some of our recently married friends they all chuckled and reassured me they were all also still in the thank you card process!

Changing your last name doesn’t happen overnight. 
When I became an anti-bride during my wedding planning process I gave up on keeping myself abreast of wedding/newlywed tips and advice, so technically this is my fault but nobody warned me how long the process is for changing your last name!  My license expires in August so it has lit the flame under my butt to get things rolling.

Apparently, marriage looks good on you.
Though I don’t quite understand what this means, I’ll pocket the compliment.  Through the course of life I have realized that this is a common phrase people often throw around after major life events occur – after I had finished cancer treatment years ago I got a lot of “You look great, how do you feel?” for a solid two years.

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Jessica Day is My Spirit Animal

Jessica Day is My Spirit Animal

I rock a lot of polka dots. I break for birds. I may have touched glitter in the last 24 hours. -Jessica Day When it comes to playing “What Character Am I?” with New Girl my answer always goes as follows: I’m a Jessica Day/Nick […]