Thursday, July 24, 2014

Warby Parker | Beacon Collection

Over the weekend, my friend, Vanessa, and I were roaming around Chelsea. We had a girl's afternoon planned of lunch and walking the High Line. We also stopped into the Warby Parker store to check out the frames I had been hearing so much about.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travel Essentials | Toiletries

I have been frantically preparing for my upcoming flight to Florida. Preston & I (and the cats...) are headed to our hometown for some much needed pool & beach time. Even though, I am rushing, I thought I would share some of my favourite tips & essentials for when it comes to packing my toiletries.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Makeup Look | Metallics & Jeweltones

Even though it's summer, I have been feeling jeweltones and rich metallics. This looks is probably more fall appropriate, but I am loving the combination. I have been thinking about a look like this for awhile, and after watching this video, I was like, "Let's do this!"


Friday, July 18, 2014


Lately, I have been busy, busy. So I just wanted to share some random things I have been obsessed with. A little link love so to speak.

Music Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence has been on repeat non-stop since its release.
Fitness Every time I have worked-out this week, I do this Blogilate's video. It's intense and is as instant of results as a work-out can get.
Food I seriously made this Vegan Mac & Cheese three times this week. I bet it will happen again too.
Book I just finished The Golem & The Jinni and now I am a good ways in to A Secret History. I am on a reading roll!
TV Rewatching Buffy & Angel. In this order.
Blog Post A lot of things are in the works for me professionally, so this post from Cupcakes & Cashmere couldn't have come at a better time.

I am so excited for the upcoming week. Preston's birthday is this Saturday! Then on the Tuesday we are going to see Neutral Milk Hotel at Celebrate Brooklyn. I could say excited a million times... But wait, there is more....I am headed to my hometown in Florida. I cannot wait to go to the beach and float in the pool! I apologize in advance for the sporadic posts....

Any new obsessions or fun plans?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Professional Nails

I am definitely not a blogger by trade, and I am currently applying for jobs and with some luck going on interviews. Even though I am a huge nail art fan, super bright nails aren't usually the best move when trying to make an office-appropriate first impression. Honestly all my previous jobs have been fine with my water marbles, neons, and designs, but it's still best to save those manis for when you already have a sense of your work environment. I thought I would share some of my polish picks when interviewing or if you are in a more strict office environment and need to add to your neutral collection.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Birchbox | July 2014

I was really looking forward to the arrival of this month's box. The spoiler video had a lot of products I wanted to try, and I love a good collab. Last April was also a collaboration with Women's Health, and I liked the samples as well as the free year of the magazine-which is also included this time too! I am all about the little bonus cards that go with the theme, and this month there is a whole little booklet of 'Power Up' challenges.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Books I've Read in 2014...So Far

Every once in awhile, I will share a recently read book in a monthly favourites, but it's definitely something I don't get too much into on this here blog. After making a New Year's Resolution to read at least one book a month, I thought I would let you know my progress with a check-in at the half-way mark. Where did 2014 go??


Friday, July 4, 2014

Red, White, & Blue

Just wanted to quickly wish you a Happy Fourth of July! I am rocking a patriotic mani & outfit ensemble today. No huge plans- just food, fun, friends, & fireworks. I started the morning with a cup of coffee from my new Washington D.C. Starbucks mug as it's pretty patriotic.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Favourites | June Lifestyle

Surprisingly it's been a few since I shared a lifestyle favourites. I feel like most of my favourite new finds have been in that department rather than beauty. I think with so many options it's hard to wrangle everything up into a post, so I am sure I am forgetting some here.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

OOTD | Summertime Trends

It's almost funny how awkward I am about the whole outfit post thing. I feel awkward asking Preston to help me with the photos, awkward posing on the street, awkward editing, and now I feel awkward writing about it. Why are close ups of my face less weird for me? I have no idea. I have been embracing summer styling this past week as the weather wouldn't have it any other way. Usually I am one to stick with one trend, but this outfit is a clash of quite a few and yet it still doesn't seem too much like you're a mannequin. Or I could be entirely wrong. I know nothing about fashion. 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Favourites | June Beauty

Happy July! Summer is in full-swing and here are my favourites from the month of June. Perfect recs for the warmer months. Lots of these I have talked about again & again, so click on any links for related posts.