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shopping // an anniversary sale wish list

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, well, that I love a sale. Not like a Black Friday Sale (though I’m not opposed), or a Prime Day sale (where I acquired an Instant Pot), but like a “scroll through 30 pages of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Previews” sale. And then I remember I’m not independently wealthy. That being said, I want everything above…plus a few other drapey cardigans that I totally don’t need. Oh, and the sale starts tomorrow — early access though is happening now. (Mom, hint hint, nudge, nudge) 1. Trouvé Print Halter Tank | 2. ‘Aziza’ Block Heel Pump | 3. Trouvé Silk Asymmetrical Tank | 4. Barefoot Dreams ‘Circle’ Cardigan | 5. Double Face Cape Coat | 6. ‘Jayde’ Mary Jane Block Heel Pump | 7. Zella ‘Live In’ Graphic Leggings | 8. LORAC ‘Refined Romance’ Eye & Cheek Palette | 9. ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser duo

30 Years // The Swag

Thirty. It seemed like a good time to take a crew to the wonderful world of Disney, land that is. Since I’m me, and me is a bit absurd, it was an excuse to make welcome bags of my likes. So as I prep a million and one posts on parties and reflects and loves, I figured, why not start with the swag. If I could provide a tutorial on the bags, I would. But I did them late one night, in my room that looks like a goodwill drop off site, while watching a lot of Criminal Minds. So so so much Criminal Minds. That being said, the bags are from amazon, the sharpies are from whatever drawer I found them in, and the designs are care of my noodle. I filled them with some of my favorite things from May Designs, Emily McDowell, Baublebar, and of course the Disney store…oh, and many Mother’s Circus Animal Cookie packets. A welcome bag fit for a queen…or just me. bags // notebooks // necklaces // postcards …

Emporiyum comes to D.C.

The Emporiyum is a food-extravaganza and this past summer, it was in Baltimore and much to my sadness, I didn’t make it (mind you cider was had and dinner at Woodberry Kitchen so it wasn’t really a loss). But, when it was announced that Emporiyum was coming to D.C. I was in! So with my V.I.P. ticket in hand, and a partner in crime to explore I ventured off to Union Market and ate and drank and was joyful. The vendor line up includes tons of great D.C. foodies that I love: Toki Underground, Neopol Smokery, and Astro Doughnuts. But I really was excited by the out-of-towners and there were a lot of them. Charleston, S.C. natives Bittermilk and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. showed what small-batch mixers can do for a cocktail. Between Bittermilk’s Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour mixer and Jack Rudy’s Small Batch Tonic, I knew my bag was about to get a bit heavier and my wallet a little lighter. Woodberry Kitchen came down from Baltimore with lechon tacos in tow and this …

shopping // of a kind

Every time I try and get into a regular rhythm of blogging, my life goes crazy. So here it is, I’m going to try harder, I will fail less, and I still won’t have a regular posting schedule. So there’s that. And without further ado…shopping. Of a Kind, it is pretty safe to say that I’m obsessed. If you have no idea of what I refer to, here is a bit about them per their website: “We select designers whose work we love and feature them on the site, one at a time. We share a series of stories about each designer—inspirations, personal life, taste, training, you name it—along with a limited-edition piece designed exclusively for Of a Kind.” I love the products, I love the designers I find through them, and I love the weekly emails from the founders Claire and Erica (I’ve been known to forward them to many people and use them, in meetings with my boss, as examples about the proper use of email newsletters). I also really love that right …

wish list: here we go, Turkey.

I have discovered a problem I didn’t know I had. Going on vacation makes me want to shop more. I have visions of great outfits, amazing jewelry, and the bags…oh the bags. It can probably be blamed on the fact that I have started to think of life in photographic snapshots so the vision of a flowy skirt blowing in the breeze while on a cliff overlooking the sea while wearing super cool jewelry and holding an awesome bag, I mean that can totally happen, right? With Turkey quickly approaching, I thought I would share what has tempted me most recently, i.e. my vacation wish list. However, I will say that what is actually going into my bag will be a lot what I currently own and love quite a bit.  From my amazing lightweight colorblock scarf from scarf shop, perfect for darting in and out of locations that require head-coverings, a few pairs of well loved (and broken in) sandals care of Aldo, Rainbow & Madewell, a plethora of skirts below my knee, and of course my …