Friday Things

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Happy Weekend! It’s hard to believe that November is right around the corner…where has time gone? I will say, I’m glad temps have dropped and it’s finally really sweater and boot weather, even if that entailed lots of rain this week. After having so many weekends over the past few months not feel like real weekends, I’ve been trying not to tone down plans and commitments. It’s hard because I’m really bad at saying no, but it’s something I’m working towards. Barre, meeting up with a couple of friends, and date night sound like the perfect balance, so that’s what’s on the agenda. Anything fun planned on your end? Pumpkin or apple picking? Wine tastings? Have a great one, friends :)

Of note…

– ICYMI: Everything (I think) you need to know about Bean Boots. I love ‘em more than I care to admit, and think you will too!

– A fascinating, photo-heavy read on how women’s workwear has changed through the decades.

– My current favorite workout leggings.

– Guys. One of my top three favorite YouTube videos of all time (bold statement, I know) came out with a new video!! It’s adorable and will put a smile on your face. There are definitely people out there as obsessed as I am…

– Travel plans? You can still look pulled together after a 10 hour flight (bookmarking!!)

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Things I Love Thursday

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Budget-friendly earrings + flats, dressing up your boring papers, a cozy throw, and more loves this week!

ONE// Target Earrings: Kellie’s post last week got me thinking about Target’s jewelry section, which I admittedly haven’t visited in years (read: since early high school). But …wow! I’m pleasantly surprised … there are some real gems in there. Like these studs for $8 – plus, they’re nickel free for those with sensitive ears.
TWO// Old Navy Flats: 
I got a pair of these flats in navy a couple of months ago and was blown away by their comfort and quality. They were intended to be backup flats, but I’ve probably worn them more recently than any other pair in my closet. I scooped up a black pair yesterday for under $20… thanks to Old Navy’s frequent sales, you can probably get a deal, too :)
THREE// JOA Top: The perfect way to wear winter whites… how cute would this be with a cream or grey skirt for an all white look (definitely getting inspired from Kelly’s look on The Evergirl!)? Or with skinny jeans and black ballet flats…
FOUR// Zara Dress: While admittedly unflattering in this photo, this dress is gorgeous on the model and would be a great transitional winter dress. Great with or without tights, with flats, heels, or boots. Plus, I’m partial to grey…
FIVE// Container Store Paper Clips: Quirky paper clips aren’t the most necessary but they’re definitely a fun way to spruce up a boring stack of papers. My roommate got me these for my birthday and I love how unique and dainty they are! These bikes definitely make a statement…
SIX// C. Wonder Throw: C.Wonder always kills it with their home department, as evidenced by this classy throw. It would make a great hostess gift (it’s monogrammable!) for those gracious friends who host you for a long weekend … and it comes in three colors!

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

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Monday night, the world lost an extraordinary person. Oscar de la Renta was a creative genius whose touch turned everything into gold. He dressed many women – including every First Lady starting with Jackie Kennedy – in the most exquisite yet wearable pieces. That’s what resonates with me most about his work… everything is stylish, timeless, but most importantly, wearable. He just made women look good and feel good, while elevating classic style in his perfect, signature way. And that’s what makes a good designer. The abundance of tributes and highlights of his life + work have been touching, from Anna Wintour’s piece to words spoken by the First Ladies whom he dressed. While I have no connection to him aside from being one of the many whom he inspired, it felt appropriate to pay a small tribute in this space.

Photo via Vogue and quote graphic by me