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Friday Things

Woof, I feel like I have an easier time with jet lag than many, but traveling back east from the west coast is no fun! Being a morning person doesn’t really help too much when you’re dealing with a three hour time difference and my morning routine has definitely been tabled in favor of a few more minutes of shuteye.

The past couple days have just been a mix of work + OTF and I’m going to start my trial at the yoga studio this weekend. We have a few housekeeping things to take care of–I’ve been wanting to pull our fridge out and clean behind it, so am hoping we finally get to that. Whatever you’re up to, hope it’s a great one!

Of note….

So excited for Ashlee and Michael!!!

Julie Andrews’ gorgeous English home is on the market…for a cool $33 million.

How to spend five days in New Orleans.

Vogue editors share their 25 wardrobe staples (a certain tote made the cut, of course!)

The best Mexican breakfast and brunch spots in DC.

Behind the scenes of this iconic presidential photo.


40% OFF SUMMER STYLES AT J.CREW: Lots of swimsuits are included (I’ve had some good luck with theirs…a couple pairs are going on five years, and I’d be curious to see how the quality today compares). // I’m typically picky with florals but love this dress when it’s belted. // I’m always kicking myself for not snagging one of the Carrie camis before it was recently discontinued, and this tank seems to be their replacement…the reviews are mixed and TBH I do think the Carrie was prettier, but a reasonably-priced basic to take a chance on if you’re in the market. // 100% cotton tops are my summer favorites and I should probably stop thinking about this shirt and just buy it! // Denim shorts in a respectable length (under $50!).

30% OFF EVERYTHING AT TALBOTS: Their shoe collection is fantastic–pretty braided wedges, the perfect summer wedding shoe, and a green gingham statement shoe. // Two wicker bags: a a traditional one and a whimsical watermelon crossbody.


Affordable espadrille wedges in several colors.

A bright, happy summer dress.

One of the most versatile clutches you’ll ever own (it was actually one of my most popular items a couple of years ago!)

The kind of summer dress that barely requires styling or accessorizing.

Everlane sent me a pair of their Day Glove flats (pictured above) and they are insanely comfortable + well-made…Italian leather for $110! We also visited the store while in SF this week…J got these pants and these jeans, and I picked up this anorak in black (size down; I have an XS!)

On the blog…

An all-navy outfit I’ve been wearing on repeat plus some random musings.

Some personal goals for the coming weeks.

The best things I’ve bought on Amazon.

Super easy oatmeal chocolate energy bites (they even satisfy my sweet tooth!)

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  1. Ashlee wrote:

    Thanks so much for the congrats! <3

    Published 4.27.18
  2. katie wrote:

    Thanks for sharing my NOLA link! Hope you have a great, relaxing weekend and are able to re-acclimate to the time change.

    Published 4.27.18
    • Monica wrote:

      I’m coming with you next time!

      Published 5.1.18