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Fashion Weddings

Joy in Joie

August 28, 2015
Joie StoreFront

When it comes to wedding fashion, guys have it so easy. The hardest decision they have to make is which suit do they want to wear, and which shirt and tie do they want to pair with it. At the opposite end of the spectrum, when it comes to women’s wedding fashion there is such a variety of dresses out there that choosing which one to wear can be a nightmare. Originally, I was planning on wearing this dress to…

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Borrowing from Luke Danes’ Closet

August 26, 2015
J. Crew Summerweight Utility Jacket

Do you remember the movie Pleasantville? Toby McGuire and Reese Witherspoon get thrown into a black and white TV show, only to throw everything topsy-turvy and cause people to start appearing in Technicolor. Their totally crazy adventure was the result of an odd encounter with a TV repair man, who is sadly not listed in the YellowPages or Angie’s List. To top off Comcast’s reputation for having the worst customer service, never once has a Comcast technician left behind a broken remote…

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Fashion Lifestyle

Bold Moves, Breakup “Blues”

August 25, 2015
Pink Lipstick

After breaking up with my college boyfriend of 2 and a half years, I chopped nearly a foot of hair off, and then had the chin-length amount that remained, dramatically highlighted so that I looked as if I dropped 50 IQ points. My brother would say that this change of hair color actually did drop my IQ, but I think the timing of me moving home a few months later just brought to light the amount of ridiculously stupid things I say. Why…

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Lifestyle Weddings


August 24, 2015

It’s been a little over three weeks since A’s wedding, but after my return from DC I quite literally unpacked to re-pack, before heading home for a much needed week with family and friends in NJ (#JerseyGirl). A and her new husband jetted off to the Mediterranean, and while it was my goal to have this post up by the time they returned from their honeymoon, life and catching up on lab work got in the way. So backtracking to a day long,…

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Fashion Saturday Somethings

Saturday Somethings

August 22, 2015
Empire Sunset

Never get lost in NYC again, thanks to this fantastic accessory I am guilty of almost all of these things. I’m further motivated to start thinking before I speak. My Mom’s visiting this weekend! It’s her last chance to visit before the school year starts and she’ll have to start doing grading & lesson plan’s again. You can bet we’re going to do our best to accomplish everything on this list. When I was little I loved saying the word absolutely. Now that…

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Fashion Favors

Planning, Simplified

August 21, 2015
Emily Ley Simplified Planner 2

If you’re following me on Instagram, you would know that it was my Dad’s birthday this past week. I’m terrible with remembering birthdays, or most anything else,  so I write everything down in my planner. Literally, if you were to open it to any day of the week, you’d see a list of the classes I have that day, if I was planning to go to the gym, outfit inspiration, things to accomplish in lab, and what I plan on…

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Favors Weddings

Wednesday Wish List – Up, Up, & Away!

August 19, 2015
Wedding Balloons

I LOVE BALLOONS! Every birthday I want nothing more than to have someone fill my living room with balloons, but usually people will only bring me one or two. My room mate is fully aware that I use her birthday as an excuse to buy lots and lots of balloons – last year I bought her a giant Olaf shaped one and delivered it to her in lab. Kate Spade has these fantastic oversized Mr. & Mrs. balloons that I…

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Losing Yourself to Online Shopping

August 18, 2015
Shell Me About It

What did you think of the Lilly Pulitzer After-Party sale? This year was the first time that Lilly utilized Queue-It, a software program that restricted the number of people who were put through to the site based on the time that they first attempted to access it. By the time my browser refreshed itself at 7:59 am on Monday morning, I was ~3100th in line with a wait time of little over an hour. I really was going to give up, not…

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Christmas Favors Halloween Thanksgiving

Holiday Pillow “s”

August 17, 2015
Color by Pillow

My grocery store has a candy corn display. Candy corn! Really? It’s mid-August, school hasn’t even started yet, and we’re already fast-forwarding to the end of October? I’m not looking forward to school starting again in two weeks, except that maybe having a more stressful schedule will lead me to blog on a more regular basis. Am I the only one that is most productive when they have to juggle a zillion different things? With the summer coming to a…

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Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale 2015

August 16, 2015

Oh shift! Only 12 more hours till the Lilly Pulitzer After-Party Sale! Somewhat behind the trend, I honestly didn’t embrace Lilly till I bought myself a 2015 Lilly Pulitzer agenda and I loved all of the bright colors and patterns adorning the pages. Next came Lilly for Target, which I know was only a derivative of the Lilly brand, but seriously, throwing on a shift dress and a pair of Sperry’s takes almost no-effort and produces a 100% put-together outfit. I’m…

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Wednesday Wish List – Distressed Jeans

July 29, 2015

So last week, I ordered these Madewell jeans, hoping I’d love the ripped knees, selvedge denim, or at least the $40 price tag (originally priced $275 , #steal). I go through love-hate relationship with jeans – there’ll be a period of two months where I’ll buy 6 different pairs and then two years will go by before I restart the process all over again. I’ve always struggled with finding a brand of jeans that checked off everything I wanted in my jeans:…

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