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My Favorite Used Bookstores in Philadelphia

To put it lightly - used bookstores are one of my favorite places in the world. I find so much comfort in them - the smell of the ink and leather, the sight of books stacked in all corners, the occasional shop cat lounging on the table without a care, the leather chairs that are usually by the wind…

Styling a Ruffled Mini Dress

I'm very into the cottagecore trend that reappeared last year - can you tell? I just love how cozy it is! Which I'm assuming is why it's back in style, with all of us spending most of our time at home it's nice to wear pieces that are on the loose and comfortable side. Plus, this dr…

January 2021 Theme: Rest and Retreat

January usually arrives as a breath of fresh air. After the holiday madness of parties (although virtual this time), gift shopping and traveling to see family (well, this happened on a much smaller scale this year), the lack of a social calendar in January comes as a relief. And although there'…

Style Edit: Loungewear

Like many people, I'm still working from home and it's definitely changed the way I dress. I used to get dressed up for work every single day pre-pandemic days and loved it! I still enjoy getting dressed up for the day here and there, especially if I have plans to run errands after work or …

The Winter Playlist I'll Be Playing Until March

I always thought that I hated winter. And maybe I used to. Or maybe I just never really took the time to truly appreciate this season and the way that it gives us permission to slow down. I used to hate the way that the world just seemed to stop from January to March but now I see it more as a brea…

Ringing in the New Year in a Sparkly Dress

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Who else feels relieved that 2020 is behind us? I know that nothing is going to magically change now that it's 2021, but I'm feeling hopeful that this year is going to be better than the last. I thought about doing a 2020 recap because despite it being a shit year there were…
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