Friday Things

Greetings from Dallas! We flew in last night for a family reunion of sorts and are here for the weekend. This kicks off a kind of crazy six weeks of travel + weekend plans so I tried to lay low last weekend and this week. My birthday was last Friday and J and I had dinner at St. Anslem to celebrate (it’s really as good as everyone says it is—don’t miss the cauliflower!) and the awful heat wave made it easy to mostly stay inside. We saw the new Lion King, tried out Astoria, and walked down to the mall Saturday night to watch the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 show, which was really quite cool. I’ll be here eating some of my favorite food and seeing some of my favorite people…whatever you’re up to, I hope it’s a great one!


+ I’ve mentioned them a few times over the past year or so (most recently in this post) but I’m happy to report that I finally picked up a pair of Lake Pajamas in their sale this week! It ends on Sunday and some sizes are sold out but if you’ve considered them before, it’s worth a peek to see if your preferred style is available. I got these in a medium and they’re still in stock in all sizes!

+ You know by now that I’m a huge fan of Bad on Paper (here’s my interview with them!) and look forward to the new episode each Wednesday! This week’s was particularly good—Grace and Becca discuss salaries and negotiations in the workplace. They both bring a wealth of knowledge and very candidly share their own experiences, too…I took away so much from this episode and bet many of you will, too!

+ So excited to see how Mackenzie decorates their new house! I’ve been reading her blog since 2012 and have watched her decorate several homes during that time, so a home renovation is going to be so fun to follow.

+ As expected, I’ve noticed a bunch of items coming back in stock during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. While I wish they’d truly do a restock after the pre-sale ends, it’s nice that so many returns coming through means stock comes and goes. Many of my favorites are popping back in so check them out if you were hoping to pick up a couple things! You can see what I kept here, and J did his first guest post with men’s picks, too!

+ I recently picked up this Persifor dress (and am wearing it this weekend!)–good news: it’s on sale! The fabric and structure are gorgeous and it looks even better in person. It’s final sale but I have a medium and it fits perfectly. I’d have gone with a small (my typical Persifor size) but it’s not stretchy and I have broad shoulders. The belt can be tied several ways so if you’re in doubt, size up! It also comes in this pretty pink cotton gingham fabric.

Pictured above! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my story about Slipstream, a coffee shop + little restaurant and bar in DC. There are two locations (one in Navy Yard and one on 14th Street near Logan Circle) and while I’ve passed the latter countless times, had never been in! We split the sticky bun and salmon + bagel with lox and I had the iced basil tea and J had a nitro cold brew. We’ve been looking for a good neighborhood coffee shop + bakery for awhile and I’m happy to report we’ve found one!

+ Meghan just launched these amazing custom Paris guides and if you’re planning a trip to the City of Lights, they’d be a great thing to consider! For $25, she’ll build you a personalized itinerary with everything from food and drinks to sights to see. Her Paris content is always wonderful and in the few months I’ve been reading her blog, she’s already become a go-to travel resource!


+ Recapping a great quick weekend getaway from DC.

+ How I style my Everlane Tread sneakers.

+ My favorite flat summer sandals, including a couple new purchases!

+ Six recent reads I loved.

+ My favorite restaurants in DC–which is a really a list that keeps on growing.

+ What I kept from the Nordstrom Sale + J’s picks for men.

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  1. Meghan wrote:

    Monica! Thank you so much for the love and the kind words!! Excited to hopefully work with your readers soon :)

    Posted 7.26.19 Reply