Hello out there? I hope you've stuck around. I believe it's been a week since I last blogged and that's not too normal for me these days. Don't want to make excuses, nor do I believe I need to justify it, but I'd love for y'all to know where I've been. No, not on vacation, although I wish.
This has been a very interesting time in my life. Brandon and I went from having a "perfect" little life in Charleston (I put perfect in quotes because that's obviously relative, but it really was completely pleasant, settled, and happy - which to me now seems pretty close to perfect) to moving into a lot of unrest. We moved in with my parents, he started a new job, I've been traveling back and forth to Charleston to finish my 9 to 5 job at MUSC and the bottom line is: three hours on the road is just getting old. Not to mention, we've been unsuccessful in finding a home to buy (although searching intently DAILY), been looking seriously into building, and still considering renting to make sure the area is exactly what we want. In the mean time, we've still been with my parents and while I absolutely adore them, that's not an ideal situation for anyone, right? I've been looking for a job and having to make some pretty big decisions professionally. All that amongst maintaining this blog, doing the beauty articles for The Everygirl, and keeping time reserved for Brandon, my family, my friends, and myself has been a huge juggling act. In summary, I got burned out and had to cut something for a breather. So there went my daily posts on here. Just temporarily - I hope to be back for good now, but making no promises.
All this "stuff" going on has almost made me miss a good sale and you know by now that I hate when that happens. So here are my favorite items from Shopbop that were JUST marked down!
These Frye boots are marked down 30% off and if you're like me, you'll be thanking yourself in the fall for picking them up at such a steal. Oh- same goes for these Hunter Rag & Bone Boots that are marked down 30% ...yes, please. I'm picturing this Rosa dress with a light scarf to get you through these last days of cold weather and into spring (the almond color is 50% off!). And since I'm a sucker for a good classic, how about these Cashmere Double Infinity Scarves for 40% off? But if you're ready to bury winter in a little box and never see it again (like me), this Rebecca Minkoff Coral Tote is for you.
Just thought I'd catch you up on life as of late. If you follow me on instagram, this could be old news to you (but stick around anyway because I'm going to announce the libby james album giveaway winner at the end of this post!).
I recently made this apple dip and yes, it makes eating apples that much more tasty.
Since we moved back "home," we've definitely been enjoying spending lots of time with our friends that live here. I know this is just a picture of us two, but we went to a big birthday dinner last week for one of our friends and this is what I've got to show for it. Might be an awkward smirk and B looks like he has a shiny tooth, but it beats the creepy family photo/fake smile pic we took afterwards. We do what we can these days.
I've been craaaaving spring like no other. We had a "snow day" the other week, but it was still warm enough for me to wear my J. Crew ankle skinnies and Tory Burch Revas (sold out, but I loooove these.) And if you squint and do a quick glance, the fluffy rug kind of looks like snow. (Which is about as close as we got to the real stuff since we had no actual flurries)
I've been loving on the kitty boy...
...and on this turquoise door I spotted the other day. It's perfection.
It really has been pretty here.
Look, I even got Cajun Shrimp on my nails in celebration.
Celebrated with a drink at Halls with Ryan, too. (Any excuse to celebrate.)
Pardon the brief interruption, but there's something you need to know about. Shopbop is having their spend & save event. With the code BIGEVENT14, you can save up to 30% off, which is huge. Here are the deets.
Lots of fun new arrivals landing at J. Crew right now. Here are a few that caught my eye. These are great transition pieces to get you through that kind-of-warm, kind-of-cold time of year that always leaves me hating my closet. You've got to check out that last necklace. It quite possibly could be my new favorite thing.