Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lately 1/28/16

Denim (best ever)// Booties (similar)

Wearing: I love this all navy look that I put together at J. McLauhglin this past Sunday! More details coming tomorrow!

Eating: Did you catch Monday's low carb recipe post? I'll be sharing another recipe next week that is delicious and super easy, too!

Drinking: I went to Industry Public House this past weekend (it's a cool bar/restaurant in Lawrenceville) and it reminded me how much I love Arsenal Cider. I always ask for the dryest one they have and am never disappointed! If you are in Pittsburgh, Arsenal Cider is definitely worth checking out. You can go to their location in Lawrenceville, but a lot of Pittsburgh bars and restaurants have it on tap, too!

Reading: I just got a few new books. Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson, Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, and Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari (I'm embarrassed to admit the latter). I'm personally really into historical books that are set during WWII. I really loved reading The Book Theif, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and All the Light We Cannot See, so I figured that I must read Once We Were Brothers and The Nightingale. I'm only a part of the way through The Nightingale so I'll keep you updated!

Wanting: Love all of these items. I realize they're almost all neutral colors. I really need spring to come so I can get into color again!!!

Pittsburgh-ing: I just went to Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District for the first time last week and it was awesome. We tasted a few things but then I ordered a hot toddy and it was delicious. It was perfect for the cold snowy day we were having! We didn't get a chance to do a proper tasting, so we are going to go back to do that!

Smelling: Voluspa's Moso Bamboo. I went to my friend Danielle's apartment on Monday night for takeout and to watch the Bachelor. I never watch the Bachelor, but after watching this past Monday's episode, I feel like I'll be tuning in for the rest of this season! She was burning Voluspa's Moso Bamboo and it smelled so good. I just ordered the candle for myself!

Listening: I know it's not February yet, but I have been so into my playlists lately! I feel like January's playlist was awesome, but it was getting too full, so I have already started on February and have a bunch of great songs in the lineup! Some of my favorites are this one, this one, and this one. I also rediscovered this super old song and have been listening to it on repeat-- the lyrics are just too good! In the recent Summer Wind survey, some of you mentioned not having Spotify, so I will start embedding the playlists in Thursday's Lately post so you can still access the music!

I got a UE Boom a few weeks ago and it has been the best thing ever. I love to blast music while I work at night. It's a must for those who love music and are always on the go! Be sure to follow me on Snapchat (SummerWind41490) as I share my favorite songs when I find them!

Watching: The Imitation Game. This movie was on demand for free. I had never heard of it/had no idea what to expect, and just clicked 'play'. Well, it is a must watch. It's based on a true story of Alan Turing, a British mathematician. It is set during WWII and the entire story is incredible. I don't' want to say too much because I feel like even the slightest things will give the story away, but add it to your 'watch list'. It's a great movie for both guys and girls as it's a historical drama and isn't too heavy with gritty war scenes but also isn't too heavy with romance either. I actually loved the movie so much that I just ordered the biography written about Alan Turing. I'm excited to read it! Also as a side note, Keira Knightley is in this film and she is so stunningly gorgeous (she's also in Atonement, and Pride and Prejudice which are two of my favorites)!

Cashmere Wrap (30% off with code CASHMERE)// Checked Shirt
Denim (best ever!)// Booties (similar)

Sale-ing: There are so many great sales going on right now. I am already so over winter and the last thing I want is another sweater, but if you are in need of some winter staples, now is the time to shop. Most winter items are deeply discounted! Two Bees, one of my favorite brands for cashmere is having a really great cashmere sale! I got this dress and it is gorgeous! Club Monaco is still having their major clearance sale and J.McLaughlin is having a great sale, too! 

Quote-ing: I've been pinning a lot of quotes lately, you can find them all, here.


Just Jess said...

I love the outfits you posted. I also loved the Imitation Game and I'm excited to hear your thoughts on Me Before You and the Nightingale. Have a great rest of the work week! Jess at Just Jess

Dana said...

1. Obsessed with all of your shopping picks.
2. Just bookmarked all of your reading suggestions.

Happy Thursday, girl!

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Lauren said...

That scarf you are wearing in the first picture is perfect!


Unknown said...

I love all of the updates! Especially the quotes.

xx Kathryn

Katie said...

Love the "Reading" section in this post - we definitely have similar taste in books. I finished The Nightingale a few weeks ago and I still cannot stop thinking about it! Happy reading!

My Life as A Plate said...

I am a huge WWII fan too, which is why I also loved Imitation Game and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I need to add your other WWII picks to my reading list. Also- we are headed to Wigle this weekend to bring friends from out of state. It is such a fun experience.


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