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Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
Today is my Birthday, and even though I am one year older, I am pretty excited about it. I have so many fun things planned starting with a big dinner tonight, how could I not be stoked to start my Birthday week? (Yep, I get a whole week.)
Birthdays are a funny thing – some people love them (me) and others not so much. But regardless whether you are a fan, in my mind a Birthday still acts as a marker and a reminder to show us how far we’ve come from the previous year. In just a few months, this blog will turn five. FIVE. That is incredible to me, especially because when I started it, I had absolutely no idea what would happen. No real plan. To look back to 2008 when I started all of this is fun, because I remember what I was doing, where I was working, who I was spending time with and even what I was wearing.
I am now in such a different place and feel so very lucky to be here. I definitely didn’t think or even know it would introduce me into such an amazing, supportive and creative community and for that I feel so very lucky. But, with that said, I think it is always important to look back to where you started from to appreciate the beginning stages, the growth that took place, and most importantly, those who believed in you from the get go. My parents, family and friends have been unbelievably supportive and without them, I don’t know where I would be. All of you have have also made so much of this possible, and I can’t thank you guys enough for sticking with me and continuing to come back to this blog everyday. It means the world to me, so thank you.
With that said, I celebrate yet another year of turner older and hopefully wiser. I look forward to diving head first into whatever the next 12 months have in store for me even though I really have no clue. But I have a good feeling it’s going to be a fun ride. xo
Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. I spent mine a bit under the weather, so I made sure to rest up by relaxing by the pool, catching up on magazines and drinking lots of juice and tea.
Today’s look is definitely on the edgier side, but I feel like the lemony-yellow colored bag brightens the whole look up and makes it a bit more cheerful, don’t you think?
P.S. I can’t wait to add this bag to an outfit for a colorful pop in the dead of winter when it’s all dreary and gray out. It will serve as the perfect pick-me-up. :)
This week has been quite the busy one and it’s still not over, but you’ll hear no complaining from me. It’s been a great past few days and the with the Jazz Age Lawn Party happening on Governor’s Island and some of my close friends coming into town from New Orleans, this weekend promises to bring even more fun.
Once Saturday hits, for me it’s usually brunch with friends followed by a leisurely day of strolling around downtown. But since I don’t often have a set plan for my weekend, I like to wear outfits that transition easily from day to night so I can go with the flow and stay out and about. This look, for instance, is a great example of something I would wear (I always keep a pair of flats in my bag for day strolling and then swap them out for my heels later on) and segues nicely into early drinks and dinner before heading out for the night. If I feel like I need a little freshening up, I spritz my face with this spray and apply a few layers of this bright red on my lips, and I feel good as new! xo
Wore this to brunch in Brooklyn this past weekend where I enjoyed eggs over easy, biscuits and a side of grits – it was the perfect cold-weather meal. And when it’s freezing and snowing out, besides a hearty breakfast, I always gravitate towards oversized sweaters, worn-in jeans and comfy sneakers. In this case, I opted for my new varsity-inspired knit and kept the overall theme simple by sticking with black and white accents. Hope you’re week is off to a great start! xo
Just a few photos taken last week by Lydia. I wore this outfit to run some errands before the craze of fashion week began. I find that I tend to gravitate towards some version of this type of ensemble when I am out and about and need to be comfortable but still want to look put together. So I opt for wedge sneakers, skinny jeans or pants, a comfy oversized sweater and of course, a large enough bag to fit my entire life. Seems to fit the bill every time! xo
While I’m in Copenhagen this week I am going to be posting the last couple batches of photos that my Dad took while I was in Seattle, but if you want to follow along with me real time on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! xo