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 as a person who is kind of addicted to lip balm, i love this one.

mumford and sons’ new album is coming out soon and they’re going on tour… so my high school-self and current-self are freaking out.

age of ultron cannot come out sooner. hello new trailers.

i absolutely love this for love & lemons dress. 

you should check out these unique maps of america.

i really want to make these salted caramel cookies. 

mac and cheese is my favorite comfort food, so this list is great.

these vans are A+.

one of the best dresses i have ever owned.

i am 100% making these mini pizzas.

i need to check out this restaurant next time i’m home.

most importantly, a friend of mine has been accepted into a masters program to study international business. i met him when we were both visiting georgetown as high school seniors, and he is an all-around really good guy. if you have the ability to donate and help him attend school, or want to learn more about his story, check it out here.

state of the union

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march state of the unionspring is finally here and my current “favorites” reflect that. i can finally hang up my winter jacket (hopefully there won’t be freak weather) and put my timbs into storage, and break out some sandals, ripped jeans and white t-shirts (a.k.a. my spring wardrobe).

what i’m eating | sweetgreen is right down the block from my apartment, and now that spring is here i will start getting way more frozen yogurt than i should. soon strawberries will be back and i’ll be adding them to my favorite salad (spinach, romaine, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, avocado, roasted broccoli, pita chips, goat cheese, chicken and balsamic dressing).

what i’m listening to | i can listen to mumford and sons all the time. this isn’t an exaggeration… senior year of high school i listened to their album every single day while working on our yearbook. their new album is coming out soon, and while it has a different sound, i couldn’t be more excited. check out their new song here.

what i’m reading | i absolutely love to bake, and collecting cookbooks definitely fuels my love. there are a few cookbooks that i want to get, but ovenly seems great. just take a look at the cover, and i think you’ll agree.

what i’m watching | i wanted to see wild while it was in theaters, but that didn’t happen. so instead i’ve been waiting for it to be released, and now that it’s finally out i can watch it.

what i’m wearing | i have been wearing this perfume now that it’s warmer out, this nude lip balm, and this ring.

what i’m lusting after | sandals are coming back into my life, and i really like these ones.

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{ saint patrick’s day circa 1938 in new york }

behind christmas and thanksgiving, saint patrick’s day is one of my favorite holidays. growing up my mom would wake us all up with green orange juice and pancakes and we’d head off to school decked out in green bows, ready to see what the leprechauns had done to our classrooms. dinner would always be corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and soda bread, the irish tenors playing throughout our house, and i was in heaven. my mom’s maiden name is dempsey (meaning proud in irish), and being half irish is something that i am proud of. see what i did there? it’s something that has been apparent in my catholic school saints projects (almost all of them were on saint patrick), my desire to one day visit ireland (a.k.a. the homeland), and my love for irish cuisine. i even tried out the whole irish step dancing thing when i was little, but i couldn’t tell my left from my right at the age of 4, so that endeavor ended pretty quickly. to make up for not being able to jig, i was (and am) able to get in touch with my roots through a little bit of cooking. one of my favorite things to make is corned beef, soda bread, and mashed potatoes with roasted carrots, but there’s nothing like something sweet. guinness chocolate cake with bailey’s irish cream cheese frosting is a game changer. if you’re in the mood to get cooking today, i recommend some of the food below.

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{ beer brownies with milk }

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{ guinness bacon cheeseburgers }

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{ irish car bomb cupcakes }

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{ corned beef and guinness caramelized onion sandwich }

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on a final note, danny boy and the parting glass have a very special place in my heart, and i have them on repeat today. i used to sing danny boy with my mom’s mom, who almost always celebrated saint patrick’s day with us, whether we went to visit my grandparents in the city or if they came to long island to see us. to me she’ll always be here “in sunshine or in shadow” and this song reminds me of that.

the lust list: spring break edition

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spring break lust list

a choker that i love in theory, but probably won’t ever wear | a big fan of these aviators | this (in the polynesian print) could be a coverup or even a dress | i love bright lips, especially when it’s sunny and warm | the perfect beach bag | channeling my inner beach babe with this necklace | these shoes are great, plain and simple | one of my favorite warm weather makeup items | a hat to stop sunburn | something to manage my hair SPF is 100% necessary for my skin and this stuff is my favorite

spring break is less than a week away, and this is the first time i will ever be leaving the country. so not only am i going on my first (and last) college spring break, but i will be traveling outside of america for the first time. there won’t be any posts up on here while i’m gone, but i’ll definitely have pictures after!

a day in the life

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Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.25.06 PM{ inslee and nars help introduce february}

every time i do one of these posts, i feel like i’m saying the same thing… “wow, i can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by. where has the month gone?” hate to say it, but it’s true. february was an absolute blur, and now march is here, seemingly out of nowhere. the whole “time is speeding by thing” may just be exacerbated by the fact that i’m in the second semester of my senior year, and everything seems to be happening so quickly. before i start talking about seizing the day and all those clichés, i’m going to stop myself and save that for the actual last few weeks of senior year.

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.25.55 PM{brownie cakes with a special super bowl twist }

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{semi st. elmo’s fire status (look up it’s relationship to the tombs)}

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{drybar has won the rug game}

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{not to be dramatic, but this has become one of my most prized possessions }

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{ snowstorm selfies with the best friend }

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{ definition of bundled up }

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{ my favorite souvenir from new orleans }

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.22.38 PM{ smoked salmon eggs benedict = culinary masterpiece }

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tumblr_mroypix0pB1sfx333o1_1280when st. patrick’s day comes around, i am 100% getting some of these (and making corned beef)

beyond into the firefly lineup for this year

i loved this disney short (and it definitely deserved an oscar)

 i want to make these fruity pebbles and cap’n crunch cakes

all i want to eat when lent is over are these and this 

an article covering one of my favorite bartenders at my favorite bar

i love this romper, a lot

parks & rec, i will miss you so much

next time i’m home, i’m cooking this 

the red carpet of beauty

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 at this point i figured that everyone has seen their fair share of red carpet dress coverage from the oscars, so it’s time to talk about beauty. one of my favorite parts of awards shows is seeing what beauty looks people are rocking and slightly obsessing over them. margot robbie killed the lipstick game, felicity jones was the definition of demure, j.lo practically glowed, and reese witherspoon was straight up beautiful. basically it’s time to go to sephora or cvs and get some new lipsticks.

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the big easy

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IMG_0247{ prettiest water meter i’ve seen }

there aren’t enough words to describe how much i love new orleans (and the south). yes, i’m a new york girl through and through, but there’s a certain charm down south. it helps that when i got to new orleans the weather was unreal (sunny and warm) and my first was a shrimp po boy, so i started off on the right foot. the mardi gras parades were unreal… my roommate (who is from nola) gave us tips on which beads you should save and how to catch them (no public indecency required), but i still managed to get annihilated by bags of beads hitting me in the face. i was able to get some beauties, but the beating i took on bourbon street one night from one solitary necklace was brutal. there’s pain and then there’s “getting whipped in the face at high speed with beads being flung from balconies” pain. i had my fair share of hurricanes, fried chicken, bourbon street, mechanical bulls, warm weather, front porches, southern charm, bead-related injuries, and crawfish and i absolutely loved it. so until next time new orleans, i’ll be missing you.

IMG_0135{ getting dressed up for day one of festivities }

IMG_0142{ this is february in new orleans… }

IMG_0151{ preferred method of transportation: the streetcar }

IMG_0217{ god bless chicken on a stick… what would i have done without you? }

IMG_0165{ rocking the blurry friendship candids on bourbon }

IMG_0202{ found the love of my life (sorta) in the french quarter }

IMG_0232{ a little bit of some fried crawfish, hushpuppies, and crawfish étouffée }

IMG_0241{ my kind of restaurant vibes }

IMG_0243{ a hotdog with crawfish étoufée and sour cream was a gamechanger }

IMG_0238{ snapshots of jackson square }

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tomorrow morning, around the crack of dawn (which is what it will feel like to me), i will be making my way down to new orleans for mardi gras. after visiting new orleans last year, i fell in love with city and had an experience that showed me just how amazing nola is in two days. i know that mardi gras is its whole own experience and i’ve been resting up (or trying to) in order to get ready. once i get back i will without a doubt be posting photos from my trip on here, but until then i have some “filler photos.”

by the way, there are just a few things that i will be needing to get through the weekend…

my trusted white lo-top converse // a purse to hold a ton of stuff // sunglasses (that hopefully make it through) // a shirt that can weather the storm // a visit to get the most delicious doughnuts ever // a return to jackson square and many trips back to the french quarter

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i am way too excited for the new fantastic four movie and the trailer is great 

this article gives me major wanderlust

i would wear this dress with tan leather sandals all the time

sincerely, jules kills it with this outfit  

i’m a fan of this t-shirt 

god bless will ferrell 

these are right up my alley

shoutout to thrillist (and my roommate) for getting me ready to return to nola

if you need a bag for the weekend, this one is for you

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