links i love

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i love this print and this print from inslee

in my eyes, scott eastwood can do no wrong 

the “friends” scene that defines friendship

love this evil eye manicure

the comfiest looking sweater that is perfect for fall

i am way too excited for macbeth to come out (i love you, michael fassbender)

such a pretty way to store jewelry 

things to do in new york in september

a recipe for some of the most delicious ice cream i’ve ever had

a list of food you have to cook in september 

want to take this cake decorating class so badly

this article is for you if you love breakfast sandwiches

stylin’, wildin’, living it up in the city

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if you need a little bit of inspiration when it comes to getting ready, and you like clothes that are a mix of casual, chic, and everything in between you should check out these bloggers:

sincerely jules | brooklyn blonde | something navy | the londoner 

these ladies are some of my favorites and i am always on their instagrams/blogs and they are well worth the time spent on them.

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state of the union

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what i’m eating | guys, shake shack came out with a chicken sandwich and let me tell you, it looks unreal. yes, i have yet to try it, but it’s something straight out of my food fantasies. as of now it’s only at their brooklyn locations, so i will without a doubt be making my way over there. there’s nothing like their burger, and i’m loyal to it, but when a chicken sandwich looks like that it’s time to try something different.

what i’m wearing | i received this snake cuff bracelet from baublebar for my birthday from a friend and i absolutely love it. i usually don’t wear jewelry other than my rings and my earrings, but i’m all about dainty bracelets. i used to wear an evil eye bracelet every day, but after it broke i’ve been in the market for a new one. i happened to find one earlier in the day (thin gold chain with an evil eye in the middle) and have been wearing both bracelets since. i’ve also started to revisit some of my favorite dusty roses/nudes, like exposed from tarte. it’s a great formula, has a minty, refreshing scent, and looks great on.

what i’m reading | right now i am in the midst of decorating my place and let me tell you, it involves books and lots of them. i’m a huge fan of coffee table books, but i like to mix them up. while some of them may be more fashion-focused, i also have a few historical selections and one or two on the kennedys, elvis, cookbooks, you name it. american beauty is one of my favorites, so i’m excited to finally get everything all set up.

what i’m lusting after | there’s not much too say other than the fact that i think these schutz shoes are gorgeous. i’ve been eyeing them for a while, and recently saw ayesha curry rocking them and i’m more obsessed than ever.

what i’m listening to | if you need a new musician to listen to and appreciate music that you can’t get out of your head, then erik hassle is the choice for you.

what i’m decorating with | as you may know, i love elvis. i wanted to find a way to incorporate my love for the king into my new place without it being too much or weird. well, luckily enough i was out for dinner the other night and saw a reprint of andy warhol’s double elvis hanging in a white frame at the restaurant. it looked amazing and inspired me to do the same for my own bedroom. i ordered the print from art.com, so hopefully it won’t be too aggressive (it won’t be)… we’ll see how it turns it out.

make this place your home

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hi there, remember me? sorry for being so totally m.i.a., but i will try my damn hardest to make sure it doesn’t happen again. work has been a bit crazy and so has life, especially when trying to move to a brand new place. exciting, but daunting. since i love decorating and am super detail-oriented, putting together my new apartment has been very fun… very fun, but very time consuming. in any of my college dorms or even my room at home, i love white, blacks, grays, nudes (a.k.a. all the neutrals you can imagine) as the base and pops of color so nothing stays too boring or too stark. don’t even get me started on framed prints and art, since i’m all about that. the photos here have been a big source of inspiration, and i can finally say i’m starting to make moves. once everything is put together photos will be posted on here, but for now let’s just say that my version of a gallery wall (without the expensive art) is on its way.

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city style

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i think one of the worst feelings (or most stressful) that i’ve encountered in the real world is waking up in the morning and the outfit you thought would look great doesn’t . so i’ve stuck to getting inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers, keeping a lipstick in my bag for a quick fix, and prepping outfits the night before. mind you i work in an environment where you can dress more “stylishly” and suits aren’t the norm… a lot of these looks may not apply to your work life, but they’re still pretty great nonetheless.

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a day in the life

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{ adding pretzels to chocolate chip cookies = a good decision }

i haven’t done one of these posts in ages, so i figured it was time to compile all my instagrams and do a quick recap of the past couple of months. the fact that it’s already july 20th and i’m a few months out of college is a bit insane to process, but here i am trying to process it. p.s. there’s a lot of food pics in here, because if you know me you know that i aspire to have one of those amazing food instagram accounts that makes you crave every single that is posted.

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{ sunsets in long island are top notch }

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{ the water was absolutely freezing, but i did it for the picture }

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{ first day of work inspiration, featuring dogeared}

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{ st. patrick’s looking especially pretty, post-renovation }

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{ fridays at the frying pan }

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{ the pups enjoying his saturday }

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{ saks embracing the patriotic theme }

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{ inslee ringing in the end of june, with a little help from a new york city icon }

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{ he clearly can’t wait for the fourth of july }

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{ trying my hand at marc murphy’s ditch dogs }

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{ feeling beachy }

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{ the cupcake photo to end all cupcake photos }

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{ this view of the empire state building was pretty hard to beat }

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{ shoutout to hydrangeas for always being photogenic }

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{ wearing overalls may be one of my new favorite things }

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{ white converse = the shoe of the summer }

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{ the calories were worth it }

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( flying over chicago was pretty serene… even though i hate flying }

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{ next time you come to new york, grab one of these banana puddings }

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{ mason jars make any picture look good }

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{ so many boats to photograph, so little time }

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{ this photo took a while to perfect… longer than i would like to admit }

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{ smorgasburg and birds & bubbles, thanks for being so good to me }

pretty in pink

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pinks

bite corvina lip pencil | l’oreal pink restistance | urban decay obsessed | nars schiap | buxom katie | nars gretanars sex machine | bite velvet lip pencil  | bite rose lipstick | tarte lively | nars roman holiday 

when i first put together my favorite red shades of lip products i realized it was actually kind of fun laying them all out. so i moved on to doing my favorite nude colors, and now we’re at pink. i tend to favor deep pinks, bright pinks, and blush pinks over the kind of  bubblegum pinks that tend to be more chalky. throughout the years i’ve learned what works for me and what doesn’t… i’m glad i now understand that a pepto bismol pink isn’t my best color and should not be a part of my beauty routine. i just wish i had known that earlier, but what’s a young preteen to do…

links i love

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happy fourth of july weekend everyone, see ya next week!

thrillist ranks the 50 greatest americans 

riley and steph forever <3 

tips for getting that perfect instagram picture 

cupcakes i’m planning to make this weekend 

loving this hot list from revolve and this one 

braids are a lifesaver during the summer 

i’m a sucker for something like this 

this bag has become one of my favorites 

if you happen to be a fan of horoscopes, read this 

put on your party best

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the 4th

a simple, but pretty white romper | a nude heel that can definitely be worn more than once | one of my favorite red lipstick colors | love these stickers and these 

i’ve said this before and here i am saying it again, but some of my favorite outfits are the ones that are seemingly simple with a bit of a wow factor. when it comes to the fourth of july we all know the color scheme: red, white, and blue. it is the day of all days to be as american as possible, but understandably you may want a more understated approach to this holiday… especially if you’ll be spending the night out and about, taking in some fireworks, and enjoying a drink or two (or more…). i love the combination of a white outfit and nude shoes… the first reason is that the white has the possible (emphasis on possible, at least for me) effect of making you appear tanner, and nude shoes do a mighty fine job of elongating your legs. throw on a red lip, grab a jean jacket, and if you’re feeling particularly festive maybe throw a star sticker or two on the tops of your cheeks.

hello july

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to some this may be a fluff post, meaning it has no real purpose… and while i may agree with that a little bit, it kind of does serve a purpose. these random photos are my inspiration for the month. i keep them rotating as my computer background and spend some time putting together the different images and colors until i get the right mix. if you’re a visual person (which i am) then organizing photos and putting them together is something that’s fun, not boring. so happy july everyone, and don’t worry a legitimate post is right around the corner.

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