Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lately 1/25/2018

Similar Sweater (on sale)// Leather Leggings  (my absolute favorite under $100)
Shoes (50% off!!!)

This week has been off to a great start! My car (that got hit by a semi-truck) was finished with repairs much earlier than expected, which I was SO happy about. The rental car that I have been driving around in is the worst and I am so happy to get rid of it today! Also, the weather has been so much warmer. I looked at the Pittsburgh 10-day forecast and there is not a 20-degree day in sight. Lots of reasons to be happy!

Wearing: On Saturday, I met my parents at the William Penn bar. It is one of our favorites in the city. The bar is not only incredibly beautiful, but they have great drinks! My go-to is an extra dirty Hendrick's martini! I posted the image above to Instagram and a lot of you wanted sweater details. The sweater I am wearing is one of my favorites and is from Club Monaco (last year). It has since sold out (looks like there is one on eBay), but I wanted to link to an extremely similar sweater since you guys were all loving the sweater! Club Monaco's cashmere is second to none. The quality is always superb and last for years and years! My shoes are also 50% off. Every single time I wear them, I get compliments. They're so different than any other shoe in my closet and they work so well with neutrals and pops of color alike!

Eating: This weekend, I made the best guacamole ever. So instead of having regular avocado toast, I had guacamole toast and it was phenomenal! 

Sale-ing: I swear by traveling with clear pouches and this set of 3 is half price right now! Tartan and Twine also make really good clear travel pouches!

Sale-ing II: I just ordered this one-piece swimsuit and it was an extra 50% off the sale price, making it only $40! I love that it looks retro and the vertical stripes will be super flattering!

Reading: I feel like a lot of people can probably relate to this, but I go through phases of reading. I'll read a ton and won't be able to put books down, and then I go cold turkey for months at a time. Right now, I'm in a phase where I haven't picked up a book in a while. My schedule is starting to get pretty busy, so I'm just looking for something easy to read... mindless, almost. Do you have any recommendations? I, embarrassingly, love a good YA drama book!

 Who else is SO excited to watch the next This Is Us episode? This week's episode was so good!

Listening: Listen to this YouTube video the first time without watching it. It's SO cool. 

Listening II: I started listening to Hanson this week (not really sure how that happened) and it brought back alllll the childhood memories. I was madly in love with Zac Hanson when their Middle of Nowhere Album came out in 1997. I was 7 and Zac was 11- an older man, oooh la la! I remember screaming at the top of my lungs when I first saw them appear on an Eggo commercial and specifically remember my parents telling my sister and I that we were going to the Hanson concert. I cried tears of joy. I was only 8, but I will remember that night for the rest of my life, I was beside myself with happiness.

Anyway, I have been listening to their albums on repeat, but this version of Hanson's classic, Mmmbop was done acoustically by the brothers last year and it is SO good. One of the things I absolutely love about Hanson is that they are truly musically talented on their own (they covered Bill Withers and it's fantastic). 

Loving: You all know I'm a major Jack Rogers sandals fan. I wear them almost every single day in the summer. I find them so comfortable and easy to wear. They're just an overall great classic sandal. Well... Jack Rogers released a new Collectors Edition capsule collection and the first three pairs of the collection have been released! So far, my favorite is the gold, but they will be releasing 3 pairs each month through 2018! You can see all of the pairs, here.

Loving II: I was just sent Supergoop's Unseen Sunscreen (SPF 40) and I'm excited to try it out. If your curious about how it's different from other sunscreens, it is a totally invisible, weightless, daily SPF that grips makeup... I'll report back!

Wanting: So many beautiful pieces are starting to come out! Scroll through to see my favorites!

Pittsburgh-ing: Last week, the Honeygrow team invited me in to try out their latest winter menu! They added a roasted garlic stir fry which was incredible! It's located in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It's fast casual and inexpensive and offers healthy and fresh choices. Plus, the staff there is SO friendly. I go often and I love that they change their menu based on the seasons! 

Smelling: I was browsing through Target the other day (very dangerous to do, I don't recommend it) and fell in love with these inexpensive Smith and Hawkin candles. One of my pet peeve with cheap candles is that they're often ugly or just look cheap. Well, these Smith and Hawkin candles not only smell wonderful (the rosemary mint is my favorite) but they also look beautiful, too! 

Recommending: I was watching someone's instastories the other day (I think it was Aimee Song's) and it said that you can press your iPhone's power button 5 times and an emergency option will come up. I had absolutely no idea and it's such a good thing to teach everyone so if you are ever in a sticky situation, you can use that to your advantage. 

Traveling: Mother-daughter Caribbean cruise trip is right around the corner. My mom and I are counting down the days and having so much fun getting some new warm weather clothing! I'll be going to two new-to-me countries: Mexico and Grand Cayman. I can't believe I've never been to Mexico! I am so excited! 

Quoting: 'You don't need the whole world to love you. Just a few good people.'// See more of my favorites, here. 


Kelly said...

I feel the same way -- I'm either a bookworm or haven't touched a book in months. Lately with the frigid weather, I've been reading a ton! Mudbound is what I'm currently reading before watching the movie! It's not too long (325 pages or so) and really keeps you interested as it's told from the perspective of all the characters. Kirstin Hannah is also a favorite of mine and she has a new book out, "The Great Alone," which I enjoyed immensely. They are a few years old at this point but also definitely recommend The Crazy Rich Asians series - very lighthearted and fun reads!

briana said...

I feel you on the rental car situation! I had one a few years ago when someone backed into my car and I just remember it smelling very strongly of air freshener and just being all around awful. Lol! I was so happy to get back in my own car.

briana |

Lauren said...

Definitely coping your toast! Hope you and your mom have a wonderful vacation!


Maitland Frilot said...

Read the Red Queen series! Its a YA dystopian series and i can't wait for the last one!


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