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Link Love Vol 28

Link Love Vol 28

Happy Friday!! I’m writing this from the cutest cafe in Akureyri, Iceland, this country is seriously one of the most incredibly gorgeous places, I can’t wait to share all my pictures with you. We’ve been slowly making our way around the country and have been consistently blown away but the sheer beauty around every corner, it really is amazing.

It’s been a while since we’ve done any link love around here, but I’ve spent a lot of time in the car this week, which means a lot of time reading articles and hopping around online and thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve enjoyed to help get you through Friday to the weekend!

Currently

in //  Iceland, and it is seriously incredible

reading// the Outlanders series and I can’t put it down, I think I’m on the 5th book and the entire series has been incredible so far, I don’t want to put it down

watching // I made the mistake of starting The Walking Dead, and now I can’t stop.

trying // to get adjusted to my new job and get into a routine, which really isn’t going well considering I left for Iceland a week after starting. That’s going to be priority number 1 when I get back to D.C.

excited for // so many things, my new job, this trip, and all the things on the horizon for bree west. March has been a great month and I can’t wait for April!

Link Love Vol 28

1 // Food is a huge priority for me when I travel, this list of food markets around the world is making me want to plan a few new trips.

2 // I love this wine and cake pairing guide, because who doesn’t love cake? And wine…

3 // My friend Katie wrote this amazing post on dealing with creative block that is perfect to bookmark for next time you’re feeling that dreaded lull in creativity.

4 // In case you missed it around here I shared a little about my life lately last week as well as a spring look I’m loving but haven’t gotten too much wear out of since it snowed in DC last week and is freezing in Iceland. I’m sharing a ton  on Instagram and Snapchat (breezywest) for the remainder of my trip, so if you don’t already follow, head over there and take a peek!

Enjoy your weekends, I hope it’s a tad warmer than mine will be!

Link Love Vol 27

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 27 I thought I’d share a little update and some things on my radar this week! I hope you all have a great weekend!

currently

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 27

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

Link Love Vol 26

Link Love Vol 26 and For the Love of Shoes

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This week has been insane so I’m going to keep it short and sweet for link love vol 26! Work is crazy busy, I have a huge client event going on all next week that I’ve been working on and while it’s a lot of fun to be running point on a project of this size it’s also a lot of work. And of course on top of it I have the flu, so I feel a bit like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off and you’ll have to forgive me because things are going to be a little bit sporadic over the next few days.

This weekend is going to be a lot of fun despite being sick, with a friend visiting from Charleston, a Gatsby event on Saturday, then H Street festival and plans to do some staycation activities I have a feeling we’re going to be pretty busy and I’m excited. I love having people in town because it always gives me the opportunity to do the touristy things I don’t do every day!

1 // For all you DC area ladies… the For the Love of Shoes is going on at Arundel Mills right now and you have to try and get there if you can! There are a ton of amazing stores participating and having great sales on their shoes, plus they have some really cool origami shoes on display in the mall. If you follow me on Snapchat (breezywest) you probably saw my snaps of the origami artist putting together some of the shoes last weekend, plus the snaps of all the shoes I desperately want to buy, and of course the ones I ended up with! It runs until 9/30 so definitely check it out and share what you end up with :)

2 // The Capitol Dome is finally scaffolding free again and it looks amazing!

3 // I am obsessed with everything Banana Republic right now, their new arrivals are amazing. 

4 // Obsessed with cashmere like me but not so much with the price? Here you go!

Happy weekend, enjoy the last weekend of Summer as best you can!