Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Small Statements.

Since I'm looking to move down into the city in the next few months, I've been trying to curb my spending. I somehow doubt it will really happen since fall clothes are my favorite and it would just be plain wrong not to buy a few things. There's no reason you need to break the bank though. I've put together a bunch of accessories I'm loving- and the best part is that all of them will transition into the fall weather (in my opinion at least). Simple things- like a quirky watch with a mustache- can transform a sweater & jeans into something much more. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2012


You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts. You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to give it all you got. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.


Thursday, July 19, 2012


 I've been perusing the Nordstrom site since the early access to the Anniversary Sale started. There are about 100 things I want but when it came down to it, I definitely had to make some cuts since I don't want to live at home until I'm 30. But, while I was shopping I came across a dilemma- is it better to splurge on a timeless piece (for me, this Burberry coat) or is it better to get a bunch of things you really like that aren't as expensive. How do you shop? I ended up coming home with the Burberry coat (I hope it fits!) and the wallet, scarf and shirt. Did you get anything from the Nordstrom sale yet?


I can't post the links to these items yet because the sale doesn't go live until tomorrow, but I will as soon I as I can. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Wedding Wear

Friday's Fancies this week is all about wedding attire. I love going to weddings but it can be stressful deciding which dress to wear and how the other guests attending will be dressed. I chose a dress I'd wear for each month of summer. They really could be all mixed around depending on the location, timing, etc. but it's safe to say I love them all (especially the DVF one on the right). 


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This work week has been hectic to say the least. I really need to get back into my  healthy eating/ working out regularly routine but I'm thinking it's going to have to wait until the weekend is over. I'm heading to Greek Fest tonight and then my boyfriend's little brother is having a high school graduation party tomorrow (I feel old). Whatever you're up to this weekend...I hope you have a great one! xx

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Need, Want, Must Have

I feel like I've been a horrible blogger lately but things at work have been pretty hectic and I've been trying to get the most out of my summer evenings while I can. That doesn't stop me from online shopping though. The Nordstrom sale started yesterday and I already have about 10 things in my cart- I can't wait to share what I purchased. But for now, here are a few things that I am lusting over this week. I'm pretty sure I need those sunglasses (only $6!) and that awesome clutch. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Best. Cookie. Ever

I know, I know, everyone says that they've found "the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever". But, when I saw this post on Cupcakes & Cashmere I was really intrigued- until I saw that you have to wait 36 hours to bake them. I don't know about you, but I do not have that kind of time. So I put them in the back of my mind until one magical day... I had a day off from work. The timing worked perfectly and I had almost every ingredient so I finally decided to tackle this recipe (the original) from Kate's blog. 

I am not an expert baker, so I can't really tell you what ingredient makes these so awesome.. maybe it's the patience it takes while they are in the fridge. But they are awesome. The perfect balance of sweet & salty. I even got a retweet from Emily when I put a picture up- so now I'm basically famous. I am now planning to quit my job and become a professional baker. Not really- but still, you'll feel like a great baker after you cook these up. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Happy (early) 4th of July! I am off the rest of the week and I cannot wait to have a few days to enjoy the sunshine & spend time with friends and family. I'm kicking things off tonight with a BBQ at my college roommates' & then relaxing by the pool tomorrow. How are you going to spend the fourth?  

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Monday, July 2, 2012


I have a two-day work week this week which makes today Thursday (awesome). I cannot believe it's already July and it makes me feel like a good chunk of summer is over, but I guess we do still have two more months to enjoy. I am looking forward to a ton of things in July but most importantly I'm excited for two country concerts coming up(don't judge) and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- I've been counting the days for about a month now. What are you excited for in July? 


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