A Fun Twist on the Classic Stripe Tee

Is anyone else dying for al fresco dining season to return? It seems like March is always a cold weather month, but after those 70 degree tease days we had in February, I’m pretty much over temperatures under 55 degrees. Luckily, I’m escaping to New Orleans this weekend where the upcoming forecast looks sunny and 75. I can’t wait until that weather finds us here in the Mid-Atlantic!

Unsurprisingly, when I shot this look in New York City two weeks ago, it was no where near 75, let alone 55. I believe the mercury topped out at around 45 that afternoon, so this shoot was essentially a recreation of what I imagine Gossip Girl to be like—the “talent,” in this case, me, wearing heavy winter coats until the absolute last minute, at which point they say a silent prayer their pink hands or facial expressions don’t give the brutal cold away. Even though it was windy and freezing—weather that I deemed perfect for perforated flats—I’m glad I sucked it up because I get to share a few of my favorite pieces for when the spring weather actually does decide to roll around. Plus, it gave me and Emma a good excuse to wander around the streets of the Upper East Side to scope out our future real estate holdings.

(Emma also held all my bags and my heavy winter jacket while standing in 40-degree windy weather, so really, she’s the MVP of this post.) Read more “A Fun Twist on the Classic Stripe Tee”

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What’s On My Nightstand, Vol. 19

Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine got off to a rough start—the exhaustion from New York City caught up with me and I ended up at an urgent care getting tested for strep. The results came back negative, but I was still under the weather, so I called it an early night around 7pm. (A real rager!) Around 11pm, I woke up to a few text messages and checked the score of the UVA game—only to find us down 15 in the second half to UMBC. After that, I certainly wasn’t going back to sleep, so I stayed up to watch our historic loss, which was pure torture. I still love the Hoos, but y’all, this loss is going to hurt for a long time—maybe even a lifetime.

On a brighter note, I’ve read a lot of good books so far in 2018, and I am excited to share some great stories with you today. You can see all my on my nightstand posts here, and you can keep up with what I’m reading in real time over on Goodreads. If you’ve read anything lately you think I might like, please drop me a note in the comments below!

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My Favorite Podcasts

Happy Friday! I thought I’d mix things up a bit this week and share a few of my favorite podcasts.

Listening to podcasts religiously is something I really only started doing within the last year. Of course, I hopped on the Serial bandwagon back in the day, but never really stuck around the Podcast App to find anything else to listen to. Sometime in 2017, I was having a slow day at work and found myself on Lo Bosworth’s YouTube channel randomly. In whatever video I was watching, she mentioned her podcast, and since Laguna Beach was one of my guilty pleasures back in the day, I decided to check it out—and have been hooked on podcasts ever since.

As such, I wanted to give you the run down of what I love to listen to today. I’m always on the hunt for new Podcasts, so if you have any favorites, please let me know! Have a great weekend. x Read more “My Favorite Podcasts”