Happy Friday! It’s always a little difficult to kickstart a new week right after such a fun weekend. I celebrated my birthday (and my parents’ anniversary!) with an entire day in NYC, and I finally was able to meet a work friend who I talk to constantly on the phone and through email. I love meeting people in person! This week was filled with copywriting consultations (so excited!), marketing, and playing tennis for the first time in months.
I’m a little too excited about this week’s collection of links. I’m sharing a few snaps from last weekend, an episode of The Lively Show I loved, a video I can’t stop watching, and more! Take a peek…
Staten Island Ferry // New York City:
A few snaps from my trip to NYC last weekend. My parents and I had originally planned to bike in Central Park, but it was far too cold for that. The next best thing: the Staten Island Ferry. A roundtrip on the ferry takes about an hour, you’ll see some of the city’s best landmarks (One World Trade, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Libery), and it’s free. It’s one of the best hidden gems, but be careful if you plan to take the ferry on a weekday because it’s very popular for commuters. Obviously, heart sunglasses from TomKat Studio are a birthday must. ;)
67 Collection Judit Booties // Anthropologie:
I am staying very true to my vow to not shop for the month of November except for these booties. I’ve been searching for a pair, and I spotted these at Antropologie on my birthday. Ground rule #1: shopping on my birthday was allowed if I loved the item. LOVE these! I love the detailing on the sides of the boots, there’s a gold zipper in the back, and the heel height is perfect (read: essentially nonexistent). A quick tip: Browse Anthropologie online and then visit your local store. Their shipping is so high ($13+), but if you order in the store you don’t have to pay it. Game on, shipping. Game on.
The Art of Relaxation & Creativity with Jen Gotch // The Lively Show:
I’ve mentioned it before, and I’ll mention it again: The Lively Show is my favorite thing about Thursdays. I haven’t listened to this week’s episode, but I was so excited to hear Jen Gotch was the guest last week. She talked all about her career path; creativity; selling her business, ban.do; as well as how and why she values relaxation. Ban.do’s branding is so on point – I always know it’s something they created when I see a post on Instagram – so it was awesome to listen to Jen’s story.
Lily Dress Fuchsia // Camilyn Beth:
I have several events to attend next year, and I’m already thinking about what to wear. I would much rather invest in a piece I can turn to again and again than purchase something that’s less expensive. Quality over quantity is something I’m valuing much, much more as I think about my goal to continue to shop less. I’m coveting Camilyn Beth’s dresses. I love that they’re feminine, preppy, and in this case…PINK. Aside from the Lily dress, I also love the Madeline dress because it has bow details on the back. All of the dresses, please!
the waiting game // Kate Spade:
This video is everything. I’ve watched it five times since yesterday. Let’s get real. Anna Kendrick is perfect, and the clothes are beautiful. Plus, Christmas. Need I say more?
I’ll be setting up my final wedding of the season tomorrow, and as much as I adore weddings and events, I’m so grateful to have a bit of a break. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday!
PS: Monday, we’re talking about Barre thanks to my best friend! Stay tuned.
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