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birthday wish list

birthday

Next week I will be turning 22! I actually can’t believe it. But, as is only natural, it is of the utmost importance that  share a birthday wish  list with y’all. Here’s what I’m lusting after while I’m feeling twenty-two:

Warby Parker Glasses | Statement Necklaces | Tory Burch iPhone Case | Essie Nail Polish | Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag | A Puppy 🙂

A totally reasonable list for a twenty-something year-old, no?

delia shift

Today I bought this little number with my sister in Saratoga for all of my various graduations and summertime parties I have coming up in the next few weeks. It was quite the financial investment in my book, but I figured cost-per-wear it was justifiable (ok, I know biggest excuse ever, but it is sooo beautiful!). What do ya think?

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wknd

wknd

This weekend was crucial for me in terms of spending time with friends and family. Even though I technically don’t have school off today (although, I kind of do since I scheduled my classes to only be on Tuesday/Thursdays… :P) I definitely felt the excitement of the holiday weekend these past few days.
I began my weekend with a trip to the outlets in Lee, MA with my little sister. I didn’t have as much luck as I had hoped, but I guess that just means I get to spend more in the future!! On Saturday I volunteered with my parents at the Regional Food Bank’s organic farm. We were building a brand new greenhouse. It was fun to get my hands dirty (quite literally) and spend some time with my parents doing good.

That night I hung out with my housemates and took it easy and watched a movie. It was raining and I was beat, so I didn’t have much energy for going out. On Sunday, I helped host a block party event for my school (we made boba! Yummm!) and then in the late afternoon I hit the mall with my dad to try to find some great deals on business wear. At night I got sushi take-out with The Boy and watched about a million episodes of White Collar (the BEST!).

I think my weekend was just the perfect mix of doing things and not doing things, spending time with family, making time for friends, and really just appreciating the short time I have left of my college career. I still know it won’t be easy to transition out of this, but this weekend left me feeling a lot better about moving forward and knowing that everything is going to be just fine.

work & play

work & playFor me, shopping is a lot like hunger; if I eat something, I’m not hungry for a little while, but inevitably the feeling always comes back. If I purchase something, I’m alright for some time, but then the need comes back with a vengeance. I haven’t gone shopping in a longgg time (unless you count buying shampoo and conditioner… the 99 cent kind, mind you) simply because my bank account refuses to accumulate any kind of savings above a certain amount (weekly toiletry runs and gas tank refills wipeout what little I’ve made each week in a heart beat). But recently I’ve come into some cash (from my award ceremony a few weekends ago — yay for cash prizes!) and I’m planning on using it this Friday with my little sister on an outlet shopping extravaganza! Memorial Day deals? Count me in! My wish list includes casual wear items for the few weeks of summer that I do have off as well as some business attire for what will soon be my entire life. Regardless of what I will be buying this weekend, I can’t wait!!

spring looks

spring looks

There are two looks that I am absolutely loving for the spring season right now. The first is a pair of high-waisted shorts with an easy tank and some cool aviators, and the second is a pair of white denim jeans with a flow-y top and go-to Jack Rogers sandals. I love the festival feel of the first look just as much as I adore the dinner-at-sunset feel of the second. Now it’s time to decide how to spend my very limited budget…

red, white, and blue

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Is there anything better than the smell in the air as the seasons change from winter to spring? This is my absolute favorite time of the year. New grass is sprinkled with morning dew, flower buds are just beginning to pop up, and the sun is miraculously still in the sky even after dinner (and dessert!). Perhaps one of the things I am looking forward to most this spring is spending time running outdoors. I have always found jogging to be a great way for me to clear my head and I definitely get a lot more out of it being able to run around neighborhoods and bike trails rather than being stuck staring at the same gym wall while on a treadmill. And what better way to celebrate outdoor exercise than sporting some red, white, and blue for our beautiful country? My favorite short company, Krass & Co., has come out with a new line of women’s shorts and these patriotic pairs are to die for! Save 20% at checkout with the code “Usave” and treat yourself to a pair (or two!!).

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Krass & Co. “Sam’s Shorts” – $39.95

rwb2Krass & Co. “America Shorts” – $40.00

Happy running!!

(P.S. For more about Krass & Co. see here, here, and here!)

beach time

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Tomorrow I will be flying down south to visit my grandmother in Naples, Florida. I’ve been there before when my family and I took a vacation to Marco Island before my grandmother moved to Florida, but I only remember it as the place with the really expensive shops and where we saw dolphins at the end of a dock. Needless to say, I’m psyched to go back and be spending more than just a day in the sun and sand. The best part? The Boy and my twin sister will be coming along as well! I can’t wait for a week of warm weather and warm memories 🙂

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beach time