It’s been too easy to get into shape now that I have found this!


20 Things I’m Thankful For..

Okay, so. I’m behind the times and four months after my last post promising to stop being MIA. But after an amazing Thanksgiving back in DC with friends and family, I was staring out the train window on my way back to New York and thinking of all the amazing things that have happened in the past year. Alas, here are 20 things I’m thankful for right now. Enjoy xx 

Manhattan // Pinot Noir

My amazing parents // C&C’s $1 dumplings

Robyn //My sassy friends

The color black // Reading a book in Washington Square Park

Dishwashers // Riding boots/flats/Toms

Days where I feel like my life is almost like a Friends or Sex in the City episode //My Barbour

Trader Joe’s // Bloody Mary’s/Mimosas/All-you-can-drink brunch

The hipster, well-dressed men of New York // Soulvaki GR

The black cat that lives on the roof next door //Skinny jeans

The Manhattan skyline // My wonderful roommates


Lamp Shade Lanterns - simple thrift store finds turned outdoor wonderland. All you need is a string of bulbs and some fantastic shades.


Lamp Shade Lanterns - simple thrift store finds turned outdoor wonderland. All you need is a string of bulbs and some fantastic shades.

Animal Kingdom—new life of patterns

It’s been too long. And this new collection by J. Crew which popped up in my inbox this week inspired me to come back and share. Those who know me know that I’m a solids girl. I like white, grey, blue… any color really but not patterns. This inspires me to get out of my box of white v-neck shirts and go out to grab some animal prints—especially this blouse. Fabulous.

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This is exactly what I was talking about with my last post. Navy and white stripe maxi dress. I need one ASAP. Inslee always does it right.

This is exactly what I was talking about with my last post. Navy and white stripe maxi dress. I need one ASAP. Inslee always does it right.

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Unpacking and repacking

After a wonderful ten days in Italy with 19 members of my family, I’m back and packing in DC! I’ll share more about my trip later but for a little glimpse: I tried to find the most delicious pizza in every town, made a great effort to find the best wine Chianti has to offer {this obviously meant a number of tastings and glasses to get this right}, found the most beautiful ostrich-leather purse known to mankind for a great price, bought a piece of art {so adult!}, and tossed a Euro in the Trevi Fountains in Rome. All in all, a great trip!

Now, as I procrastinate my to-do list which includes packing up my life for my move to the city on Friday, here are a few looks I’m thinking about and LOVE.

BLAKE LIVELY photo | Blake Lively

I love Blake Lively and I LOVE this dress she wore to BAFTA in LA. Nevermind that she’s a classic beauty that can pull of most designs on the face of the earth {I’m only mildly jealous, I promise…} but this dress was made for her. The grecian flow is beautiful with the silver detailing and I love how the shift is a mini with the length of her legs shown in the sheer fabric. Earrings, shoes, tan, everything is fabulous. Let’s not forget she’s dating Leonardo Di Caprio either…

KIM KARDASHIAN photo | Kim Kardashian

I love maxi dresses and Kim Kardashian does it right here {just forget about the fringe purse for a moment}. I’m loving her dress paired with the nude sandals, not drawing attention to her feet and focusing the attention on her dress. I’m looking at TopShop’s navy stripe maxi dress and thinking a pair of Sam Edelman’s classic sandals in nude would be perfect. Having just come pack from vacation and spending nearly 15 hours traveling, a maxi dress is a perfect travel outfit. It’s super comfy, covers your legs in case you get cold and goes easily with sandals {obviously the best footwear solution since heels and long plane rides don’t really match..}. Definitely invest!

Best dressed couple at Paris Haute Couture week goes to Olivia Palermo & boyfriend Johannes Huebl. All I can say is did they meet in New York? And where can I find one?


Robyn, Dancing on my own

A great friend recently introduced me to Robyn and, after a sing-a-long in the car to Show Me Love, I’ve become addicted.


Euro adventures

I’m mildly embarrassed by my awful posting habits lately… or lack there of. My life has been hectic this summer as I commute back and forth between DC and New York in search of the perfect job and apartment. And now I can happily report that I’m officially employed and will be working in PR in the city !!! 

And now that everything is settled, I’m headed off for a 10 day Italian vacation with my wonderful family. I’m going to try to take lots of pictures so I can finally start outfit posts like I’ve been planning for oh so long! So have a wonderful fourth of July and I will see you all in a few weeks {hopefully with some new clothes and a great tan!}


New York, New York

After a few months in the making {and more than a fair share of resumes, cover letters and meetings later}, I can officially say that I’m moving to New York! 

I’ll be making the big move in a few short weeks into a great/tiny/cozy apartment in the Lower East Side with fellow blogger Hannah of A Wild Rose. As you can imagine, I’m having a small panic attack over the space, or lack there of. Currently living with my parents, I’ve commandeered two bedrooms to fit all of my stuff and now I’m left wondering how to decide what of my belongings gets to make the big adventure with me.

Anyone with advice on organizing closet-sized bedrooms or general recommendations in LES {mostly interested in food & bars…or combination of the two with all-you-can-drink brunch} get at me.

To my friends: you can visit. To my readers: please write. And to anyone in New York: please buy me a drink, I may need it after moving my life up five storeys.

Happy fathers day..

For my wonderful father who gives the best hugs, always answers my phone calls, shares my love of eating constantly, taught me to ride a horse, and who always makes me feel loved. I could not have asked for a better dad. Happy fathers day to all of the great dads out there!


I want you, I need you, oh baby oh baby

J. Crew Edie purse {$238}

So polished and put together! Sleek, sexy and oh-so Mad Men!

Cosmic Love (acoustic) | Florence & The Machine

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