Monthly Archives: July 2013

lilly new arrivals

clove dress

Clove Dress — $198

What a great mid-week pick-me-up to stumble upon some new Lilly Pulitzer fall looks! Although I would like everything, these two pieces are definitely my front-runners and great transitional pieces as we sail from summer into fall. Which are your favorites?

maris top


Maris Top — $98


a little party…

a little party

This weekend some of my best childhood friends came down from upstate to explore the city and get a little welcome in our wonderful world. We spent the weekend shopping, eating, catching up, and making the most out of mad Manhattan. I am generally a modest person, but when it comes to my friends I can’t help but to toot my own horn; I legitimately have the most amazing friends in the entire world and am so incredibly lucky to have known them for as long as I have and to continue to watch our friendships grow stronger and stronger over the years. These are people I have literally known since I was two years old and now I can invite them to my NYC apartment and go out on the town with them? Unreal. All weekend it felt like I was traveling with an army of awesomeness. It was just what I needed for my weekend R&R!


20 something

I have been thinking and reading a lot lately about what it means to be who I am and where I am right now in my life. Being 20-something is amazing, but also really horrible and terrifying at the same time. I feel like in the past all major decisions were made for me and I simply had to follow through to the best of my abilities, but now I have to make the major decisions and I can’t even decide how I feel about that! Here are 20 things I worry about as a 20-something:

1. Which is the right career path for me?

2. Should I follow a “set” path or take a chance?

3. How long do I have to “figure things out” until I have to have things figured out?

4. What is life really going to be like after college?

5. Will I disappoint my parents?

6. What will I regret a few years down the road?

7. What will really matter to me in the future that doesn’t matter to me now?

8. What won’t matter to me in the future that does matter to me now?

9. How will my personal relationships play out in the next decade?

10. Does my work have to be my life?

11. When does it become unacceptable to do “kid” things?

12. Will I become cynical?

13. Am I already cynical?

14. Should I listen to my head or my heart?

15. At what point do I forsake happiness now for happiness later?

16. How fast does time really fly?

17. Will I do the right thing in the moment?

18. Is there something that I should be doing that I am not doing right now?

19. Is there something that I should not be doing that I am doing right now?

20. Will I ever be able to answer these questions?

Classically Cat, I worry about these things around-the-clock. I guess the reassuring thing is that in a few years time, I might have some of these answers. The scary thing? Getting there.

summer so far

hey there, pretty city!

hey there, pretty city!

Wow! What a summer so far! Today marks exactly one month since I arrived in New York, but, honestly, it’s felt like one day. It’s so good to be reunited with my sister for the summer and to be spending our time in a city that we love with the people we love. I think the time has flown by because I literally have been going non-stop since May: I spent my first week of work studying for finals and finishing up classes, went back upstate that first weekend to take exams, went back upstate again the next weekend to see my best friend in the entire world graduate, I work about 14 hour every day (yes, fourteen), and still make a point of doing awesome things on the weekend like bike riding though the park, visiting friends in Westchester, and (of course) shopping. The summer has been crazy so far, but I wouldn’t have it any other way — and good thing! Because it looks like my next few weeks will be filled with more fun at work, family visits, friend visits, and trips to Long Island, Brooklyn, and (hopefully) the Hamptons. I’ll do my best to keep you all updated along the way, but in the mean time, CHEERS!

congratulations again, A!

congratulations again, A!

hehehe (that's my twin! she loves bubble tea!)

hehehe (that’s my twin! she loves bubble tea!)