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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Currently Reading




I've been waiting for this book to come out for a long long time. I blogged about the first and second book in this trilogy and I am oh so excited to start reading the third. Allegiant picks up where Insurgent finishes off. 

In an attempt to not give anything away, I'll share the Goodreads description: 

"For Tris Prior, the society based on factions she knew and believed in was destroyed by corruption of power, greed, loss and violence. So when she got a chance to see and experience the world beyond which she knows, she is ready for that. Maybe there, she and Tobias will find a life which is much more easy and simple, free of pains, lies and betrayals.
But her new surroundings are much more dangerous and difficult than her previous one. With the discovery of new shocking truths her world changes again and she has to fight her way out of it"

How exciting?!
I can't wait to finish Allegiant! 

Have you read the Divergent trilogy?


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Like me on Facebook!

Exciting news! 
I have a Facebook page!
Head on over and give it a "Like





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Surprise!

Everyone take a deep breath with me (I'll wait). 

Okay ready? 


Kate Spade is back with another surprise sale! 

Now is definitely the time to pick up those items you've been wanting (or maybe start looking for Christmas gifts...too soon?)! 

My top picks: 

WELLESLEY PATENT STRIPE ALESSA

WELLESLEY PATENT STRIPE ALESSA



What do you have your eye on this sale?



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Monday, October 28, 2013

Preppy Scientist Playlist (Number 15)


I've been listening to a wide array of music lately and I don't hate it!
Check out some of my favourite songs right now!



Who You Love - John Mayer ft. Katy Perry 



Chocolate - 1975 



Once in A Lifetime - Landon Austin 



Girls/Girls/Boys - Panic! at the Disco 



I Can't Make You Love Me - Bon Iver


xoxo



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Friday, October 25, 2013

An Ode to Envy


I had this Ted talk sent to my phone the other day and the accuracy of her message really made me want to share it with you. 

I highly recommend watching all the way through. 



How does jealousy play a role in your life? 


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Skirts for Fall

I'm super obsessed with the Fall skirts J. Crew has right now. It's really hard for me to just browse the website without longing for a new skirt. As you will see, I'm a huge fan of simple shapes and feminine silhouettes.

Below, I've picked out five really adorable skirts that I would love to add to my wardrobe 
Cream glimmer tweed mini

Tall shirttail mini in wool
Lace skirt

Multistripe mini
Fluted skirt in double crepe



What do you think of J. Crew Fall skirts?



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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

This or That: Loafers

I'm currently in the market for a pair of penny loafers and after spending many hours researching different options, I've narrowed it down to two pairs

One classic and one modern - but which to buy?




Which do you prefer?



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Monday, October 21, 2013

3 Coats I Need In My Closet

I really love coats. If I had to admit to being an impulse buyer, it would only be for coats. Since cold weather means you have to hide your outfits behind a coat - it only makes sense that you have a stylish one! 

I'm currently obsessed with these coats

Etta coat


Anthropologie


Nanette Lepore Grand Bazaar Coat


Do you obsess over coats?


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Kate Spade Friends and Family Sale!

Get excited because Kate Spade is having a sale!

 If you enter the code FALL13FFat checkout, then you will receive 30% off of your entire order (*excludes the 2 park avenue beau bag)!

What perfect timing to pick up those items you've been eyeing! 

My Picks:


What will you pick up this sale?


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

On Repeat


I cannot get enough of this song!
Have a listen!



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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Midweek Motivation




xoxo



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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Anthropologie New Arrivals

I spent some time over the long weekend perusing the Anthropologie website and nearly died at how perfect the new arrivals were. I had to stop myself from pinning everything all at once!  

I really love the simple silhouettes and perfect detailing that each item has. 

Shop my favourites below: 



Anthropologie


Scallop slip


Anthropologie


Anthropologie



xoxo


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Friday, October 11, 2013

Style Notes: Olivia Pope

I am totally in love with Scandal. In fact, when I first heard about the show I binge watched Seasons one and two in one (unproductive) weekend. Aside from all of the juicy drama and love triangles, the one thing that stood out to me from the show is Olivia Pope's impeccable style. I mean, even when she is blackmailing someone to save her client, she looks f a b. 


Via: Instyle

I really just love how classic all of the outfits are on the show, and how that translates to Kerry Washington's personal style.  I mean her Emmy's look? Perf. Definitely my lady crush!

Kerry Washington Emmy Awards Marchesa

Flawless!


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Obsessed

required reading bon shopper

I am unhealthily obsessed with this Kate Spade tote. 
It's perfect for me (horrible vision and all) and I'm definitely going to get it! 




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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Last Place

I came across this quote the other day and it really made me think. 
Often I find a strong desire to be first, best, perfect. When it doesn't happen I become crushed (think tears, hyperventilation, shutting down) and it's awful. 


When or how did I become so obsessed with being the best? Why aren't I content with doing my best? 

After spending a few minutes to think about it, I realized that I have fallen into the trap that is effortless perfection. A strong desire to always be on top of things while appearing to do it effortlessly. 

Do you know woman who seems to just have it all together? Does that make you think she can do anything without effort? If you answered yes to those questions - you've also fallen into the trap. While it's not the end of the world - it definitely skews the way we view ourselves and others. This burning desire to always be perfect for other people leaves no room for mistakes or bad days and instead creates stress and meltdowns. 

For myself - I'm slowly warming up to the idea that I can't be everything to everyone AND that my best is good enough. 


Do you struggle with needing to be perfect?


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

5 Ways to Enjoy "Me" Time

I've come to the realization that I am a full blown introvertThere is no middle ground. 
Though I enjoy spending time with friends here and there, I really really value my alone time. 

Luckily most people I know are aware of this fact and don't think much of it, but some tend to nit pick that I like to spend time alone. It's pretty hard to explain, but I feel the most energized when I'm spending time by myself. 

This can be pretty hard when you are always super busy and when multiple people require your attention at any given time. I'm slowly perfecting the art of having the best alone time, and I have 5 things that I do!

If you're like me, here are 5 ways to have better "me" time. 

1. Shut your phone off


2. Don your favourite pajamas  
Eberjey Pajamas


3. Put on your favourite film

 

4. Give yourself a manicure 

Easy follow steps for the perfectt manicure! #PFBeautyBuzz

5. Indulge in your favourite snack 

Disco popcorn ♥


How do you enjoy alone time?


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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Juicy Couture Nightwear

Yes you've read the title correctly! I never ever thought that I would become a "Juicy" girl (although I will admit that my current wallet is from Juicy Couture) but I was browsing Shopbop the other day, and couldn't help but notice how cute all of the Juicy Couture nightwear items were! I started to Pin a whole bunch of the items but then decided to write about them! 

I'll admit that I don't own much actual nightwear, but I definitely want these pieces! 









How cute is everything?!


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