4.20.18 3

Link Love, Vol. 96

Happy, happy Friday!

I definitely burned the candle at both ends this week, so I am excited for the weekend to be here again. After work today, I’m heading down to Charlottesville to spend a weekend with two of my college best friends / old roommates. We don’t have much of an agenda, but we are trying Red Pump Kitchen on the Downtown Mall on Saturday night. This restaurant has been on my radar for a while, and I am glad I will be able to check it off the list this trip! It’s an Italian establishment done by the same people who own Pippin Hill and the Zero George Hotel in Charleston, so I know it will be good. (Their media kit is GORGEOUS if you have time to check it out—I’m excited for their new country resort opening in Upperville in 2019!)

After this weekend, I’m sticking around DC until my trip to Key West for Memorial Day and I am so excited! Both my wallet and my waistline are looking forward to some time at home in my normal routine, and I am hoping the weather warms up so I can enjoy some true DC spring weekends before the swamp-like humidity really sets in.

I’ll be back next Monday with a new post, but until then, I hope everyone has a great weekend! x

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4.18.18 5

What I (Actually) Wear to Work

How is everyone’s week going? Mine is going well, but it started off on kind of a crazy foot. (If you follow me over on Instagram, you know I visited my youngest sister, Lindsey, with my other sister, Jennifer, at Clemson this weekend!) Jennifer and I were supposed to get back to DC at about 4pm on Sunday night, but because of bad wind and thunderstorms in the Greenville area, we didn’t end up taking off until around 6pm. By the time I was back in Arlington, it was nearly 8:30pm, which on a normal night, would have been a good amount of time to take care of my Sunday rituals and mentally prepare for the week ahead. However, my cousin was in town visiting DC for a few days with work and I really wanted to see him while he was in town, so we did a late family dinner. While I was definitely a bit more tired than usual on Monday morning, it was so worth it!

As was the rest of the weekend—I had the best time visiting Lindsey at Clemson! She is a freshman there, and it was so fun to be back in a college town on a college campus. I loved getting a glimpse of her daily life and seeing her dorm, classrooms, and dining hall. I’m planning on sharing a recap of our trip here on the blog next week—including the afternoon trip we took to Greenville, South Carolina, which is now one of my favorite cities. Besides our last day in town, we really lucked out with the weather—on Friday and Saturday it was in the 70s, with little humidity, and it was so refreshing to just walk around and enjoy the sunshine.

Switching gears to today’s what I (actually) wear to work, a couple of weekends ago, I flipped my closet and moved all my spring stuff to the front and put my winter clothes towards the back. Turns out, that may have been a tiny bit preemptive, but what can I say? I’m excited about rediscovering my favorite warm weather clothes—and adding a few new pieces to the mix. Read more “What I (Actually) Wear to Work”

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4.16.18 4

What’s On My Nightstand, Vol. 20

Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent mine in Clemson, SC visiting my youngest sister, Lindsey, at school. It was great to see her school and explore downtown Greenville a little bit. I’ll be sure to share a recap of our trip soon, but spoiler alert—I loved it!

Since I’ve had a lot of quality time on airplanes and in the terminal lately, I’ve been able to read more books over the last month than I typically do. I’ve also found myself immersed in some amazing books, and as a result, stayed up long past my bedtime to see what happens next. Definitely let me know if the comments below if you’ve read anything great lately—I always get such good book recommendations from you all!

As always, you can follow along with what I am reading in real time over on Goodreads—which, low key, may be my favorite social media.

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