Link Love Vol 26

Link Love Vol 26

Happy Fri-yay! And after a week of what felt like perpetual Wednesdays I am so excited. My parents are in town and I am so excited to put them to work in the apartment spend some time with them!

The apartment is really feeling like home these days, it’s amazing to come home every day to a place that feels like mine. I finally feel less like a college student/nomad and am starting to feel more like an adult (not that I’m acting like it because I have roughly 1 months worth of laundry that I have yet to do… oops) and it’s a nice feeling. I’ve done a lot of it but there are still a few little projects that I need my parents help with, aka dad needs to do all the things involving tools because, honestly, it’s just easier to let him do it. Plus, this way, if it gets messed up it’s his fault not mine! I cannot wait to share the updated apartment with y’all in a couple of weeks when it’s finally done! To say I’m obsessed would be the understatement of the century.

Link Love Vol 26

This week was definitely long but has been a pretty good one. Aside from my parents getting into town last night, I attended a breakfast hosted by Politico on Wednesday morning with theSkimm founders and y’all, it was amazing. I know most of you probably already read theSkimm and have heard me go on and on about it over the past couple of years but if you aren’t signed up, click that link right now and thank me later. It really is an incredible way to receive your news every day and the women behind it are just as incredible and beyond inspiring. A lot of the things they were talking about, I felt like they were talking directly to me, which makes sense since that is how they’ve built their brand, by having a voice that every ‘millennial-female’ can relate to. They talked about everything from the communications world I work in now to the difficulties of being an entrepreneur, many of which I have faced with bree west. I was lucky enough to chat with Carly after and she was so sweet. Definitely a highlight of the week!

It’s been roughly a hundred years since we did a link love so for vol 26 I thought I’d share a little update and some things on my radar this week! I hope you all have a great weekend!


eating // more takeout than I’m comfortable admitting. Work has been insane the last month, between campaigns starting and ending, and me still trying to figure out what it is I’m actually supposed to be doing, by the time I get home I definitely don’t want to go grocery shopping and I’m way too tired to cook, so for now Postmates and UberEats are my 2 favorite and probably most used apps.

reading // Trying to finish Cavendon Luck, which honestly isn’t very good but it’s the third book in a series I started and I have a problem with not finishing books/series. It’s a poorly written Downtown Abbey and I’m kind of over it.

watching // Allllll the shows are back. While I love a good Netflix binge as much as the next girl, it’s also nice to have some of my favorite shows back with new episodes.

trying // To get into a workout routine. See the first point. If I’m too tired to get food for myself you can bet I’m finding every excuse in the book not to workout.

feeling // Productive. This week has been a long and slightly crazy week but I got so. much. done. So I’m feeling pretty good about that and hoping it continues into next week.

excited for // My parents to be here, cooler temperatures, Fall weather, another trip home coming up!

link love vol 26

1 // All the elements you need for a functional and gorgeous workspace! 

2 // One of my good friends Kristyn wrote a killer post about blogging and working full time!

3 // How to prep for a job interview with some of the top interview questions!

4 // Struggling to get rid of the last bits of that gel nail polish and no time to get to the salon? Do it at home.

5 // Another DC blogger babe Monica shared some amazing tips on credit card rewards this week!

6 // The gummy bears with a 12,000 person waitlist. Yes, you read that right, 12,000.

7 // If you’re anything like me and say like and um more than you wish you do, here’s how you can still sound smart.

8 // In case you missed it from around here: Project Apartment: Window InspirationBean Boots GuideFall BootiesGirls Night Out

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

I’m not going to lie, I kind of feel like I belong in Gossip Girl in this outfit. Is that the lamest? I don’t know why but there’s something about it that makes me feel incredibly fun and confident and that makes it the absolute perfect girls night out outfit!

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

blazer // tank // jeans // shoes // clutch // necklace // bracelet // watch

This blazer has been on repeat so you can expect to see it around here more than a couple times this fall, the color is the absolute perfect shade of pink. Not that I’m surprised, J.Crew knows it’s way around color after all. The shade is a great one to transition into Fall and Winter. I have a feeling I’m going to get a lot of wear out of it, I already have in the last couple of weeks! It transitions great from desk to drinks, even if it seems like I am the only person in the city wearing color at the office, and is so much fun for a girls night out!

Girls Night Out

The temperatures are slowly dropping in DC but it’s still warm enough that I don’t need a heavy jacket when I’m heading out with the girls. Don’t get me wrong, I love the colder weather but, I am not in a huge rush to be lugging around a heavy coat that I only really need while going from the car to the bar! For now I’m perfectly content throwing on this fun blazer over a tank and being ready to walk out the door!

Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out

I am a firm believer that if you’re having a bad day, or week, you should put on an outfit that makes you feel good, sometimes it’s about faking it till you make it. We all have those days when it’s easier to stay in and watch an entire series on Netflix than go out and be social, especially after a long week at work or a fight with a friend/significant other. So on those days when all I want to do is stay in and watch a movie in yoga pants and a ratty t-shirt, that means putting something on that makes me feel great and confident and forcing myself out the door!

What’s your go to girls night out outfit?

photos by Lauren

Fall Booties

It’s officially fall! Bring on the pumpkin spice everything, sunflowers, blanket scarves and booties! Fall fashion is my absolute favorite, I’ve been trying to force it since Labor Day weekend when I basically lived in this amazing sweater because it was so cool out, but DC has just not been cooperating and it’s been in the 80’s all month. But with October starting next week (when did that happen?) and the temps getting cooler I am so ready to break out my fall wardrobe, especially all the fall booties!

fall booties

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight

These are a few of my favorites that I’m hoping to add to my closet this fall. One of the best things about fall booties is the price! You can find adorable ones that everyone will be crushing on without breaking the budget, while I added a few that were a little more on the splurge side, there are also some great saves! These are a favorite that you will definitely see around here.

They tend to go super quick, especially once the temperatures start to cool. Everyone will be grabbing their favorite fall booties so if you have any on your wish list be sure to scoop them up soon! Last year I snagged a pair of amazing fringe booties that I wore on absolute repeat, this year I’m hoping to add a few pairs that are a little more versatile, I’m absolutely obsessed with those Frye ones!!