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I can’t believe how fast the year has flown by. Thankfully, it’s been an excellent year so far, with each month getting better and better. May has been an especially exciting month – accomplishments at work continue to grow, I was quoted in the New York Times‘ Style section, and I’ve planned some fun trips for the beginning of June (Chicago, Cape Cod, and DC). This month, I’m also loving the following:
Inferno and Top Of The Morning are two books that I haven’t been able to put down. Mornings, admittedly, have been a bit tougher. I finally traded in my beat up Puma duffel for this luxurious leather one – it’s made weekend trips more enjoyable. My husband and I are newly addicted to Sherlock – we cozied up with the first season on this rainy weekend. Tieks have been my godsend when running around the city, but I’ve been swapping them for these floral Ivanka Trump pumps once I’m at my destination. The aforementioned rough mornings are made better by homemade, almond milk green tea lattes, courtesy of this matcha powder and milk steamer. I’ve been retreating to my adolescent ways this month, listening to a guilty pleasure of a playlist (still too ashamed to share it) and rocking a skort whenever I have the chance. Apparently, I’ve been washing my face incorrectly according to Into The Gloss (part 1 & 2), but since watching these videos have been religiously spraying my face pre- and post-wash with this thermal spring water.
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I’d love to know – how is May going for you? What are some of your new discoveries that you HAVE to share? Chat with me in the comments below!
If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that most of my outfit posts are shot by the talented Lydia Hudgens. In the year we’ve worked together, Lydia’s also become a close friend and a workout buddy (both of us are newly addicted to Holly Rilinger’s Flywheel class). A California native, she jets between NYC and CA often. In fact, she’s headed back to California now, thus being a great time to feature her travel routine.
I’m always an overpacker. ALWAYS. I tend to travel with the biggest bag, plan a dozen or so outfits & then wear about zilch of them. I usually bring about four pairs of workout clothes, numerous jeans & shoes, etc. etc. & it’s a hassle & a half. I’m learning though! This time I literally planned EVERY outfit, picked things that I could mix & match & am proudly only bringing a pair of doc marten boot heels (which are literally my favorite pair by the way, I can actually WALK in them & have spent days pounding away up hills in SF & have never had an issue), flats & one pair of chucks! Took notes & made plans as to what to bring this time around, very virgo! No real boots (huge step & milestone for me since I basically live in them) & am only bringing two jackets & layering pieces to wear over the top of everything. Layering is key in SF & since I lived there for over 7 years, I’m used to the weather & it’s best to be prepared! I’m typically a folder & normally just grab whatever bag I have – which is a rolling suitcase that really should be replaced sometime soon but is so ugly & outdated that it usually stands out & is easy to spot when it’s time to grab & go. This time I’m traveling with my bag, my camera backpack (that stores my laptop & all my equipment) as a carry on & a purse. Doesn’t sound like a whole lot but the camera backpack is pretty hefty and since I’m working the majority of my trip in SF this time around, I need to have everything on me. I also used to work for a gym in SF so I’ll no doubt be hitting up the gym quite a bit while I’m in town. Those who know me know I’m an avid gym goer (& FLYWHELLLLLLLL girl) so I can’t have a vacation without sweating.
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