Friday Things

Most people who know me know I’m not a very impulsive person, but when a bunch of girls hit up the text chain around 5pm last night about getting together to watch the Caps in the Stanley Cup, I decided it was a good idea to skip my yoga class and forego a night of multitasking to fully embrace the playoff spirit…and boy am I glad I did! The Caps won the Stanley Cup–a huge thing for DC sports, which aren’t known for bringing home trophies. The atmosphere was incredible and I think most of us are still in shock!

This week was pretty low key…I helped host the DC version of Jen’s book club (we read The Names They Used for God, which I really enjoyed) and I caught up on sleep after spending last weekend at our college reunion. Tonight is going to be an early night thanks to yesterday’s big game–it’s Pride this weekend, I’m celebrating one of my bffs birthdays, and going to a couple workout classes. I’m also hoping to shoot a few photos of Millie…she’s growing up so fast, but sitting still (in any capacity) doesn’t seem to be on the table. Whatever you’re up to, have a great one!

Some goodies from around the internet, below…


Everlane just added a ton of items to their “Choose What You Pay” section, which is their equivalent of marking things down on sale. I’ve picked up a few good things here in the past and am considering this striped crewneck and this cozy PJ shirt…if you’ve had your eye on something, now’s the time to snag it! I will personally say that this dress is wonderful–and under $50 right now!

A great post from Katie on how she battles flight anxiety–this is a struggle for many, and I feel like it only seems to increase the older you get. There are some helpful nuggets in here, whether or not this is something you currently face when hitting the skies!

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Remembering Kate Spade

As I’m sure many of you were, I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the passing of Kate Spade. Considering I didn’t actually know her personally, hadn’t had a single one-on-one interaction with her unlike some lucky journalists, and was not exactly an aspiring designer in my youth, her designs and actions as a designer and woman still had a profound impact on me–as I’m sure they did for many of you.

There was something about her, and the brand she created. The little black nylon boxed bag; I wanted one so badly in high school, but the more budget-friendly jewelry section tided me over in the early years. Right after college, I purchased my first black bag to take me into the real world–a buttery leather Kate Spade piece that would take me from desk to drinks and hold everything from my book and water bottle to my bulky MacBook Pro. It appeared in my second or third outfit post ever (hold the judgement, please :)) and was one of the most exciting purchases I’d ever made. It joined my small but well-loved KS jewelry collection, whose newest member was a pair of navy + white striped studs that J had gifted me for my birthday a couple months prior. While I’ve sold a handful of pieces over the years, those earrings and a little green bow ring my mom bought me will never leave my jewelry box. And my mom actually currently has the aforementioned leather bag in her rotation of daily purses–she fell in love with it’s slouchy yet polished shape after borrowing it one weekend when she visited me in DC.

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I’m Loving: These Cute Summer Bags

I’m back in DC after a whirlwind weekend in central New York celebrating my fifth college reunion! We got back yesterday afternoon and I was so grateful to have a few hours left in the day to get our ducks in a row and settle back in with Millie. Waking up for work today was a real struggle and I’m predicting an early bedtime again tonight, despite both The Bachelorette and game four of the Stanley Cup finals. How were your weekends?

Cute Summer Bags:

Onto the fun stuff! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen an abundance of wicker/rattan/cane bags and purses over the past year or so. The style is back in the form of a booming trend and I am so selfishly excited (but realistically, will have these in my wardrobe for years to come). I’ve always been drawn to the look–my parents have these rattan chairs that I can’t get enough of, despite their wear–and was really excited to make a wicker crossbody mine during a trip to the Cape last year. Mine is a Peggy Fisher (seen in this post), which don’t seem to be widely available online but are so pretty, if you see one in stores. Major retailers are stepping up their game, too, so I’ve rounded up a bunch of favorite cute summer bags in case you’re equally excited about adding this style to your handbag rotation. I actually saw a beautiful white wicker clutch with gold hardware while at a thrift store this weekend and was trying to be responsible, so made myself put it back. If there are vintage stores near you, you may have luck there, too!

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