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Fashion Weddings

Joy in Joie

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…

August 28, 2015
J. Crew Summerweight Utility Jacket

Borrowing from Luke Danes’ Closet

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…

August 26, 2015
Pink Lipstick
Fashion Lifestyle

Bold Moves, Breakup “Blues”

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…

August 25, 2015
Lifestyle Weddings


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…

August 24, 2015
Empire Sunset
Fashion Saturday Somethings

Saturday Somethings

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…

August 22, 2015
Emily Ley Simplified Planner 2
Fashion Favors

Planning, Simplified

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…

August 21, 2015
Wedding Balloons
Favors Weddings

Wednesday Wish List – Up, Up, & Away!

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…

August 19, 2015
Shell Me About It

Losing Yourself to Online Shopping

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…

August 18, 2015
Color by Pillow
Christmas Favors Halloween Thanksgiving

Holiday Pillow “s”

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…

August 17, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale 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…

August 16, 2015

Wednesday Wish List – Distressed Jeans

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…

July 29, 2015