Thursday, June 11, 2015

What I'm Loving Lately

I thought I'd share some of the things I am loving lately. These paper products courtesy of Amy Ruth Designs have made my desk a whole lot brighter. 
I'm obsessed with this GiGi New York case. It holds your phone and cards/money but has an case attachment that your phone just sticks inside.. it makes it super easy to remove your phone to take photos, talk on the phone, etc. I recommend this for anyone and everyone. It's so nice to only have to take this out when I run errands! 

OPI Big Apple red is the polish color I wear almost exclusively on both my nails and toes. It's the absolute perfect red in my book! I didn't edit this photo at all, to try and show off the actual color of the polish! I have also been searching high and low for a solid gold signet ring and it's impossible to find. I first looked at local jewelers, and when I had no luck, I went online. My dad has one, but the jeweler he got his from (who hand engraved his monogram!) has since died. He has had his since junior high and wears it daily. I finally found a great option via J. Crew. It's solid 14k gold and has a night weight to it. I wouldn't normally order fine jewelry from J. Crew but this is a great option and well priced! I first ordered it without monogramming to make sure it was a quality piece of jewelry and fit my pinky perfectly and then sent it back to have monogrammed. Hopefully the monogram turns out well! 

I almost always wear diamond or pearls studs, but have been pulling out these gorgeous turquoise statement earrings. They're different and fun, and also add a fun pop of color to any outfit. I love this color for summer! 

One of my good friends, Amanda and her husband Ronnie are expecting a baby girl come fall! I am so excited for her! She recently had a fun little gender reveal/bbq party at her house. She is such a great cook and always comes up with some unique dishes. This time she added some fresh mint from her garden to the watermelon and it was so good! Something so simple made your average watermelon even better! 

A few Saturdays ago, my work team headed to a Riverhounds soccer game. The Riverhounds are Pittsburgh's soccer team. I had never been to a game before, so it was a lot of fun. The stadium is gorgeous and offers sweeping views of the city skyline! 

I am always at Hotel Monaco for post-work drinks. It's a great place in the city for happy hour and right across the street from my office. I broke this dress (last seen here) out from my closet and remembered how much I love it! 

My first TEDx Experience is in the books! I shot this photo from backstage before the speakers started! It was so much fun to be part of a production team and make such a fun event happen in my city! 

Everyone always talks about #Manhattanhenge which is pretty spectacular! I spotted this downtown the other day as I was driving home. The sun was setting directly down a street in downtown Pittsburgh. It was stunning (and also blinding!!). 

My sister, Callie, and I checked out the newly opened Biergarten at the Hotel Monaco. This is a great new rooftop bar, with some really cool views. This lace peplum was perfect for the occasion! 

I got this tassel necklace  while in Dallas. I could never figure out what to wear it with, but I wore it paired with this white sweater for a nice pop of color. 

This is a mirror selfie I took while staying at the Renaissance Pittsburgh. I got this dress last year from J. Crew. It was one of their collection pieces and I got it on a really good sale! It's so bright and every time I wear it, I get a ton of compliments. Right now, Factory is offering a very similar version. It makes for a really great cocktail party dress, but also good for work! 

What have you been loving lately? Have a fabulous day! 


Emily said...

My dad has had a signet ring as long as I can remember. I haven't gotten one, but I did get a 'class ring' when I graduated which is basically a signet ring with my school's seal engraved in it - I wear it every day! I'm sure yours will turn out lovely!

Melissa said...

I love your style!! Lots of great things in this post- besides the clothes!!

Farrah said...

My parents bought me a signet ring in high school. Even though I'm now married, I still wear it since my last name is hyphenated.


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