Thursday, August 27, 2015


The view from my office-- we are currently sitting 17 floors higher than usual for two weeks while construction is done on our floor. What a view!! New orange key ring is Michael Louis

How is it already Thursday?! This week has absolutely zoomed along. I've been super busy at work as this is our busiest season in addition to being super busy with Summer Wind on the back end, not to mention, I've started in a new daily workout routine that's also taking away sometime... I feel like it was just yesterday that I was introducing this series (see last week's version here)!

Let me know if you like this format (or not), I'd love to hear your feedback. I personally like that it's simple, quick and easy to digest! So here we go...

Watching: Jay Alvarrez's videos. This kid knows how to live. He's also got a killer instagram. Where do I sign up for this lifestyle?!

Also Watching: This video. It's beautifully shot and contains a very strong message that most can relate to. It's not until the end you realize it's an advert for a Spa. Talk about a great campaign.

Eating: KIND Popped Dark Chocolate granola bars. SO good, filling and healthy. I keep them in my 'snack drawer' at work and one always in my handbag for when I get #hangry.

Smelling: Carven L'eau de toilette-- my daily go-to

Drinking: Enjoying the last few weeks of summer with Chandon's Rose. If you follow me on Snapchat (SummerWind41490) then you'll see that this is one of my go-to inexpensive bottles (under $20) of sparkling rose.

Wearing: I haven't worn this buffalo check shirt yet (you might have seen it on Snapchat: SummerWind41490), but I just recently got it in the mail and am obsessed. The quality is really nice for the price and the fit is comfy and cozy.

Reading: The heartbreaking news of the death of JMU 2012 alum, Alison Parker and her colleague, Adam Ward that shook the nation yesterday. While I did not personally know Alison, like me, she was a fellow JMU 2012 alum.

I first heard of the news, early yesterday morning on Facebook as friends started posting their thoughts, prayers, memories, and photos of Alison. President Alger said it best as he proposed a moment of silence yesterday while welcoming JMU's class of 2019, "As you all know, JMU, is more than just a university, we are a family, and as many of you may have heard on the news, earlier today, we lost one of our recent alums, Alison Parker, in a tragic shooting near Roanoke...Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of all of the victims of this tragedy." Once a Duke, Always a Duke.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected in this senseless tragedy.

Listening: Walking In The Wind- Steve Winwood/Traffic (the live version). Turn this up on surround sound speakers and jam out!

Loving: In other JMU news (this is happy news!), my big's wedding (you may remember this post) is on District Weddings. Such stunning photos and brings me back to her absolutely gorgeous wedding. It is almost their one year anniversary! Goodness gracious, how time flies!

Wearing: Bright pink pumps. They're especially cheery when worn on Mondays.

Wanting: These Printed Leggings// Ingenious Leather Duffel/Weekender// Plaid Wrap// Cheetah Print Clutch// Tassel Flats 

Pittsburgh-ing: Hello Bistro. Best salads in the entire city. Locations in Oakland, Downtown, and South Side.


Portuguese Prepster said...

I knew some who were friends with her - it's such a sad and senseless tragedy.

Laura Josephson said...

I love this series you are doing and I love that you are doing it on Thursdays! I feel like most bloggers do these kinds of posts on Fridays so it's nice to have this a day early to read through the links :)

Sarah Brooke said...

I live in Roanoke and WDBJ7 is the news station I grew up watching. It's so hard to make sense of this. Thanks for including it in your post. xx

Anonymous said...

Would absolutely LOVE to know where you got your palm pajamas [seen on snapchat]. They're absolutely adorable, and such a summer fun piece!

another mom said...

It was heartbreaking watching the news yesterday.

Since you asked, the only thing I would prefer is a picture format on the things you want. I usually won't click on a link without a picture and I really like the things you pick but I just have to see them.

Farrah said...

I love the set up of this post.

Anonymous said...

I love these posts!

Where did you get the pleated skirt from your snaps?

Cecile Merrin said...

Love this format!

I also enjoyed seeing you mention your big! Being recruitment season I've got sorority on the brain. You can take the woman out of college, but membership is for life!


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