Wednesday Wishlist: LOFT Friends & Family Event


There are so many go-to stores I have when it comes to shopping. One that has been my go-to for years? LOFT! I know how the clothes are going to fit me 99% of the time and you can always find a good deal. Plus, I love how so many LOFT pieces work for the office or for the weekend. So much versatility! Right now the Friends and Family spring event is happening - which means 40% off of EVERYTHING. Here are a few items I wish I could add to my shopping cart....

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Paris Photo Diary: Part 1


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Paris is one of those cities I find myself going back to over and over again. Last year my best friend and I took a week long vacation in the middle of winter to Paris and it was STILL so magical despite how gray and cold it was. Here's a glimpse at what the first few days were like. 

 1- 6. Roaming the streets, stopping in bakeries and boutiques as we pleased. 
7 - 8. Breakast at Strada Cafe which was right around the corner from the place we were staying. 
9 - 10. Stumbled upon this area after browsing thrift stores. We stopped in so many bakeries and to be honest I have no idea what the name of most of them were. 
11-15. Spending an afternoon at The Louvre. 
16-20. Walking around and stopping for treats (and hot cocoa) at Angelina's.

Wear to Work: Plaid


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Plaid and gingham are my go-to patterns. They work well for both work and play, which is always a plus. This plaid shift dress has a classic fit and a fun twist with trendy sleeves. I'm loving the sleeve trend right now - flare sleeves, fun details and bold shoulders, it's so 80's but I can't resist! If I was wearing this dress out and about during the weekend I would probably opt for metallic sneakers or sandals. If you're looking to dress something up for work booties, heels or a nice pair of flats is always a good way to go. Booties can work all spring long but I am SO excited to lose the tights once it's warm enough. Where are you, spring?
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Small Space Living


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Last weekend Derek and I signed a lease for a new apartment. Our current apartment is going to be renovated so we actually have to move. We've been in this apartment for nearly 3 years now which is almost the longest I've ever been in one place. It's going to be a bit sad to leave the first place that we called home together but we are still excited about starting fresh in a new space. 

The only issue? It's going to be a whopping 500 square feet. Our apartment now is a loft style apartment so it technically has a "bedroom" but the entire apartment is open. So no walls. Derek and I can see each other no matter where we're at in the apartment at all times with the exception of when we are in the closet or in the bathroom. It's 620 square feet so we're going to be losing 120 square feet in our new place but adding a wall - an actual bedroom. It's going to be a change and we're aware that losing that120 square feet means losing a few of our (already few) possessions. But this is city living after all! And another plus is that the ceilings are high so it will create the illusion of more space. Here's a look at a few small spaces, specifically living rooms, inspiring me. 

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Plaid Blazer + Graphic Tee


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HAPPY SATURDAY! It's finally the weekend. For me, the weekend doesn't necessarily equal relaxation. I'm always on the go - especially on Saturdays and Sundays which is why it's so important for me to put together outfits that are truly effortless. Weekends tend to include networking coffee dates, events and plenty of work work work for this whole side hustle thing. I always try to squeeze in a bit of time for myself, which usually includes some reading time and a mani but other than that, I have to be ready to go most of the time. I have a few go-to outfits but right now there's one go-to that I keep reaching for - the graphic tee and plaid blazer combo. Throw in a bit of distressed denim and a pair of pointed heels (chic sneakers would be fun too!) and you are good to go. I always like to add a swipe of red lipstick as well. I was headed to the & We Evolve Launch party when I wore this last weekend directly after a coffee date so it was easy to throw on and go. 

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Do you have any fun weekend plans? I'm squeezing in brunch with a few of my friends tomorrow and then Derek and I are looking at a few apartment options! Our lease is up in May but we're planning on staying in our apartment building so hopefully the moving process won't be too disruptive. We're also going to continue watching Season 2 of Series of Unfortunate Events. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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