What. A. Week. Am I right? The gorgeous spring weather had me in a great mood all week, but holy hell, this week was a busy one. Lots of crazy and exciting project in the works! For me, this weekend will be spent with equal parts unwinding and trying to catch up. Here are a few things that caught my attention this week…
I’ve never been the girl that’s obsessed with babies. At times, I’ve even felt like something is wrong with me because I typically don’t feel any type of maternal instinct when I’m around kids. (#TMI) Spending time with my 1-year-old niece over the holidays helped a little bit (she is adorable!) and older people always tell me that I “will come around.” Well, Prince George may have just changed my views on babies. If I can have a baby that looks just like him, sign me up. He is just too cute!! Check out these photos here.
Hallie & I always joke about how we are life partners. I mean, we literally do everything together. It’s gotten to the point where people just refer to us as one. I laughed out loud when I saw this article — 34 Signs You Are Actually Dating Your Best Friend. And then I found this article and we’re pretty much guilty on all accounts. Oops. A guy I recently dated was a little put off about how much time Hallie & I spend together. I believe his exact quote was “You two are one small step of sexual attraction away from being actual lesbians.” Needless to say, he’s no longer in the picture.
If you’re in need of some decor inspiration, you’ll want to check this out. 15 Amazing Blogger Home Tours
Some spring weekend outfit inspiration here.
What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Workday (Another article about this same topic here.)
I’ve been entranced by Iris Apfel this past week. Obsessed with this video! Her quotes are priceless. More wisdom from her…
Some of my other favorite quotes here.
If I could live in any one uniform right now, this would be it. A cropped sweatshirt, a flirty skirt, and a pair of slip-on sneakers. The ultimate weekend look! It’s comfortable and a little bit sporty. It’s laid-back and easy, but feels put together at the same time.
When I was styling accessories to pair with this bright & cheery Vineyard Vines dress, I wanted to push the envelope a little bit. My first choice for shoes was my go-to pair of nude ankle-strap heels from Zara. Remember them from last summer? Wore them over and over and over again. (Proof: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight)
Don’t get me wrong, I loved the dress paired with a simple nude sandal. (And I would highly recommend that combo for any upcoming weddings this season!) But I just felt like doing something a bit more unexpected… So I went with these cut-out cobalt sandals. I like how the lattice print kind of repeats itself in the dress and in the shoes.
I’ve got a few things for you today… 1. A little story that illustrates just how crazy I am (#sixhourroadtrips), 2. All the deets on who/where I go to get my hair done in NYC, and 3. A chance to win a vacation! It’s a long one, but just bear with me here… It’s worth it!
Joico launched a “Picture Me on Vacation” sweepstakes in honor of their products finally being able to be purchased online! (They are now available at LoxaBeauty.com!) The prize? One lucky reader and their hairstylist will each win their dream getaways! I’m no stranger to taking the in-salon or post-salon selfie (#guilty), but if you snap a selfie of you and your stylist, you both can be entered to win a little vacay.
To enter, just take a selfie at the salon with your stylist and upload to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #TurnHeads and tag Joico. It’s that easy!
Sometimes you just need to get a little nauti…cal. No matter the season, I always love a good Americana ensemble, especially when there is a little nod to nautical. Can’t go wrong with Red, White, and Blue!
Just a little reminder that it’s the last day to take advantage of the Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale!
25% off your purchase with promo code S14FFUS
Iris Apfel curated a set of sales on One Kings Lane that starts today.
Absolutely loving Mackenzie’s Career Spotlight feature! (Brandy Pham / Tamra Sanford from Ever Swoon / Jennifer from Jack Rogers)
I’m always so intrigued by work-life balance stories. I mean, Carly and I probably talked about this for an hour last night. (We had a 120 person blogger sleepover at the new Citizen M hotel in NYC… nbd.) In this day and age, we’re all juggling SO much, yet we continue to take on more and more and more. Businesses, jobs, pets, significant others, friends, family, errands, personal well-being, and the list goes on and on. Here’s an article to get you thinking and also links out to a bunch of other interesting reads.
I filmed two videos with Glam.com and Target recently… Check them out! City Style: New York City & Style Squad: What to Wear on a First Date (Forewarning: I was pretty sick while filming these and I sound like an actual man.)
Speaking of dating, this map had me laughing. Having lived in a few of these places, t’s shockingly accurate!
I need to go find this rainbow wall in Brooklyn! Absolutely love the plaid shirt Julia is wearing, too!
Loving the bucket bag trend, but I’m not really wanting to invest in a new handbag at the moment. Buying this Old Navy version immediately!
Have a very happy weekend! xo
Yesterday when I was finding the link to my gingham shirt, I fell in love with just about EVERYTHING on the C. Wonder website. Their new arrivals are INSANE. One of each, please!
I’ve always been a gingham girl. Of all of the prints in my closet, I’m pretty sure gingham is the most prevalent. Gingham shows up more than all of my other favorite things… More than leopard print, more than sequins, more than polka dots, etc. Gingham is preppy and fun, which pretty much epitomizes how I like to dress majority of the time.
When I saw this silky gingham blouse at C.Wonder, I was immediately smitten. All of my other gingham pieces are your classic woven button-front shirts. I didn’t own anything that was silk gingham so that’s how I rationalized the purchase. Makes sense, right? (I should probably go sign myself up for Shopaholics Anonymous now…)
By this point, I assume we all know how I feel about navy. Obsessed. Just can’t get enough. When I saw these navy suede lace-up pumps, I about died. Navy shoes are hard to come by, especially a pair under $70. Yep, you read that right — under $70. Thank you, Sole Society.