Friday Things

Friday Things

Hi from Boston or Vermont (depending on when you’re reading this!) I flew up to Boston yesterday afternoon, met up with some friends, and am headed to Burlington this morning for a girls weekend. VT has been on my bucket list ever since visiting New Hampshire literally seven years ago to date. It should be a fun couple of days as we eat, drink and explore–follow along on Instagram and stay tuned for a recap next week!

This week was kind of a blur and went by so fast, but most notably, I started and finished Big Little Lies between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, and got my hair cut yesterday for the first time since November. Have you seen Big Little Lies? I have no idea why it took me so long to watch but it’s SO GOOD!! Things at work were pretty crazy Wednesday and Thursday before I left (was anyone else super crazed at the 9-5 for the days they were actually in the office this week?) and the upside is that makes going on vacation even more sweeter.

EATING: I’m kind of ashamed to admit that most of this week consisted of hot dogs, apple pie + ice cream, burgers, and Chinese food…but my favorite green juice that’s easy to have on hand when I know overindulging is on the agenda is the 46oz bottle of Suja ‘Easy Greens’. It’s a Whole Foods exclusive but is $9.99 which is as reasonable as that much green juice can cost. If you’re sensitive to highly acidic things definitely drink a smaller glass of it, but J and I like having it with breakfast some weeks!

OF NOTE…

– I don’t know what it is but I’ve been on a huge s’mores kick for the past year or so (does that still make it a kick? Maybe it’s a preference at this point)…naturally I want Charlotte’s cereal milk s’mores milkshakes, stat!

– If you read any fashion blogs, you’ve likely heard that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is around the corner. I’ve talked about it in years past and am planning on highlighting it again this year. It’s definitely something that can be a) overwhelming to shop and b) annoying to continually read about, so I’ll do my best to be informative and helpful but not overly inundating. If you have any thoughts on how you’d like to best see content for it, drop me a comment or email–it will be much appreciated :) The main thing right now is to sign up for a Nordstrom card or debit card (if that’s something you’re interested in doing) as they’re giving $20 “notes,” which are gift certificates, if you sign up + are approved by July 9. Plus, you get early access to shop the sale which weirdly makes a huge difference despite them claiming that the stock is the same when the sale fully opens up (it’s not–I learned this the hard way two years ago!)

– Jess’ Wellness Wednesday posts are pretty great, and I loved this one about turning off notifications on your phone. As someone who hates notifications (I don’t get any except text and my phone buzzing once when an email comes through, but no pop up on the latter front), this is basically the best thing ever. Highly recommend trying it if you’re feeling the itch to unplug!

– Diana has some great tips on how to make your space feel like home in your 20s. It can be hard to make a generic rental feel like your own, especially if you’re only living there for a year. We’ve all been there but a little work and money goes a long way!

A fun read on couples divvying up kitchen duties.

ON C&L:

A new outfit post and thoughts on the mini Longchamp (it’s with me in VT this weekend!)

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Friday Things

Friday Things

TGIF, am I right? I’m keeping this short and sweet because honestly, not much has been going on around here since I’m taking the GRE on Monday and have basically been trying to cram as much high school math into my head as I can. It’s going to make for an interesting long weekend and means I haven’t actually given any thought to plans for the 4th, but it should be a fun day regardless and will definitely include homemade cocktails (we just bought Pimm’s!). Are you headed anywhere fun or staying put? Whatever you’re up to, hope you have a fun, safe holiday!

SHOPPING: Stay tuned for a blog post tomorrow morning that’ll highlight some of these weekend’s best sales!

EATING: Guys, did you know that Trader Joe’s sells mini avocados? Not only are they really cute, but they’re the perfect portion for one meal. Way better than having to save half a regular-sized one, plus they ended up working out very similarly price-wise. I made avocado toasts for lunch this week and am planning on buying them again next week!

OF NOTE…

Katie shared an Etsy shop update–if you haven’t checked out Scott Street Paper yet, definitely do so! Some things are custom and some aren’t…I can attest to her having some great things up her sleeve, so even if you aren’t in the market for custom pieces, be sure to “favorite” the shop and stay tuned :)

– I’ve been reading Hallie’s blog for years (and took her SoulCycle class in NYC a couple of years ago and it’s nuts that this post was two years ago to date!), so hopped right to her weight loss story when she posted it last Friday. It’s about way more than just weight, though–it’s inspiring, motivating, and a must-read for anyone who just generally wants to have a more positive outlook on health and wellness. Yay, Hallie!

– I picked up this linen crewneck sweater (in navy + white, obviously) and it came in this week. I love it and can’t wait to wear it with shorts this summer! Size up: I got a medium and it fits perfectly, so probably could have gotten a large for a looser fit.

– A hilarious take on why the off-the-shoulder top trend needs to end…not going to lie, I completely get her point. This top is so fun and is a happy addition to my closet, but any top requiring a strapless bra automatically gets a strike against from the get-go.

– Cacio e Pepe seems to be one of everyone’s favorite pastas as of late, so at least trying out a homemade zucchini noodle version seems like a good idea for summer. This girl just needs a spiralizer!

– Another good post on wellness and general wellbeing–Jess talked about her shift in perspective regarding her time living in Chicago. While I’ve loved my time in DC and have had no hesitations about moving here post-grad, her post was still a great reminder that we’re in charge of making our own change and a simple mental shift can make a world of different if you’re feeling down or wary about something in your life.

ON C&L: 

The dessert recipe you should totally make for Tuesday (or this weekend!)

– Finally shared some of my longstanding skincare struggles and what I’ve done to make things better in the past 1.5 years.

The photo above is a snap from my coffee date with Ashlee at Emissary–the avocado toast is amazing!

Friday Things

TGIF, friends! I’m so happy it’s the weekend…this week was a little rough in that I slept poorly every single night, which is just an automatic seat in the front of the struggle bus by day. I take the GRE in 10 days so am focusing on that this weekend–which should hopefully be made easier by the rain that’s forecasted–but do have a catch-up coffee date with Ashlee tomorrow morning, as well as Serena’s watercolor heraldry workshop on Sunday (there are still a couple of spots left!). Leaving you with a few good buys and a few good links…happy weekend, and stay cool (and dry, if you’re one of the ones getting these summer showers!).

EATING: We made these Greek chicken meatballs with yogurt dill sauce after I saw Jess post about them and spoiler alert: they are DELISH. I’d recommend baking them or making them into small patties to expedite cooking time. Also, sit this one out if you don’t like dill or parsley.

SHOPPING: As a long time Everlane fan (see some posts from over three years ago!), I’ve been reallllly into their new arrivals lately. If I wasn’t actively trying not to shop as much right now, a few of them would be on their way to me, but I do have some store credit with them and am strongly considering these shorts (only $22!) and this easy dress (only $35!)…or maybe this one?!

OF NOTE…

– Have you ever had agua fresca? I’ve started periodically ordering it at restaurants (particularly in the summer) and this frozen watermelon version looks soooo good and refreshing.

– I’ve been reading Mackenzie’s blog for years, and this may be one of my favorite posts of hers yet…she shares what Nantucket means to her, and talks about her family’s history on the island. It’s so sweet and a great read–kind of like a really sweet story, regardless if you have connections to her or the island.

How to update your kitchen on a budget: a fun before and after read!

– Creamed spinach is one of my favorite sides but I don’t end up eating it often–definitely pinning this recipe where it’s the star of the show!

– Meditating is one of those things that I’ve been wanting to get into (how can you say no to all the benefits it’s supposed to have?) but haven’t fully committed to. I tried the free version of headspace a couple of times but stupidly did it before bed and it put me to sleep within five minutes. Carly wrote a great post following 100 days of meditation, and it’s a good read/motivator if you’ve been considering the practice yourself.

ON C&L:

This week’s outfit post: navy eyelet is the BEST!

– Finally sharing a look into our apartment! The living room + plans

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