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April 12, 2018

Shopbop's Event of the Season sale picks

The last Shopbop sale was only a few weeks ago, but I honestly couldn't be more excited that they're having another one. I mean, who doesn't actually want to save money? And even though it feels like we might be skipping right over spring and heading straight to 90 degree summer weather, I'm sure Mother Nature will eventually get her act together so we can wear all the cute stuff we've been buying. Or will buy as a result of this sale ;)

In case you're still holding out or are just slowly stocking up, this is a great chance to snag what you've had your eye on. And as always, I wanted to share my favorites with you -- both what's in my cart and what I already own and love. I lived in these shorts last summer and my only regret is that I waited so long to buy them. They are the perfect length and rise. I probably wore them every day. I also have this bag in black (here) and it's my go-to for every day use. These sandals are a fairly new purchase but I've been wearing them around the house and they're SO comfy. I'm trying to narrow my cart down at the moment, but this sweater is definitely staying and I think I'll probably snag these sunnies and this cute dress, too!

Happy shopping!

March 29, 2018

Spring picks + purchases

Spring picks

We might be on the cusp of spring finally showing up and sticking around here in D.C. and my recent uptick in shopping is proof! I'm slowly remembering what it's like to not be in several layers and it's making me excited for all the things warm weather brings...but mostly the clothes ;)

I immediately added this jacket to my cart when I saw it a few weeks ago. It's a dupe for one I fell in love with last year but for a fraction of the price. And since I wear a lot of jeans, tees and sneakers, it'll be perfect to throw on as a light layer. You also know I love a good blazer so I've been stocking up on lighter versions for spring. This one is gorgeous in person! I ultimately had to return it because it was a little too oversized for me, but I'd still highly recommend. I also snagged this cute gingham one and love it. So lightweight and comfy!

I finally pulled the trigger on these jeans. Yes, they're pricey. But I've had such a hard time finding girlfriend/mom jeans that fit me well since I'm so petite. (I'm in love with every pair Levi's makes and swear I've ordered every version but they're all just way too big on me. The. Worst.) But these are amazing...mostly because they already have a raw hem so I could cut the bottoms even more haha. I'd suggest sizing up if you order them.

And as someone who doesn't typically wear much color -- let alone red -- I definitely surprised myself when I ordered this dress. I was so drawn to it and even opted for this color combo over the navy blue version. I know...who am I? Also, this necklace has been on major repeat lately and I can't wait to wear these designer dupe slides. They're so comfy!

Oh, and I haven't forgotten that it's been a while since my last post. I'm really trying to get back into the swing of things and on a regular schedule again. And explain the absence. I promise, I'll get there. Thanks for sticking with me ;)

December 13, 2017

Lady Gaga concert with VerizonUp




Okay so first of all, I realize it's been a minute since I've posted. Sometimes life gets crazy and overwhelming and I do plan on getting back into the swing of things/explaining why I took some time off but that's for another post! But for today, the focus is all about one of the reasons I love blogging.

It's true that bloggers do get presented with some pretty cool opportunities/partnerships. For me, this one takes the cake. Big time. Oh, and there will be some major fan-girling here, so you've been warned ;)

A few weeks ago I got an email about partnering with VerizonUp, a new rewards program through Verizon. It's essentially a perks and benefits program where you can use your points towards products like the Google Home (more on that later) or for incredibly exclusive experiences: like getting the VIP treatment to see Lady Gaga on her Joanne World Tour. Eeeeeeeeee.

Truth: I'm not a hard core fan of almost any artist. But if there's one exception, it's Lady Gaga. I've followed her career from day one and believe she's truly one of the most talented artists of our generation (you can check out some of my favorite live performances here and here). So when this opportunity landed in my inbox I nearly fainted. And it wasn't just tickets to see the show. They were front row tickets. And the chance to go backstage. AND TO MEET HER.

The backstage experience was beyond. Not only did they treat us to dinner beforehand (the same place where the tour crew eats -- we actually saw her choreographer there), but we also got an exclusive backstage walk through. We saw the changing areas under the stage, her costumes and even the piano where she performed "The Cure" at the American Music Awards (Side note: this was awesome because she performed it live for the D.C. audience and then it was aired a little while later on the show. It was incredible and you can see the performance here.) The best part, though, was the meet and greet with Gaga herself after the show. It was super late and you could tell she was exhausted, but she was incredibly sweet as she sipped her rose and chatted with us for a while. I mean...insane, right?!

As you can imagine, I've been on a bit of a high ever since haha. I think my family is officially tired of hearing my Lady Gaga favorites over and over, which I've been playing around the house constantly thanks to Google Home (just one of the products you can use your reward points towards with VerizonUp). Since it's portable I can bring it anywhere, so I'll turn it on and cue up my playlist when I'm cleaning up my kitchen at night, sorting laundry or taking a shower. Sofia is even starting to learn some of the songs haha. It since it connects to your phone you can access your calendar, give it commands, ask questions (aka all the random stuff you Google on a daily basis) and even link up to any smart home technology you might have. It'd actually make a really great Christmas gift, so in case you're stumped on what to get someone, it's a great option!

Oh, and here's a look at what I wore. All black with a graphic tee, duh ;)

Thanks to Verizon for partnering on this post.
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