Lunchtime Reading: December 10

It’s December!!!! Arguably one of the best months of the year 🙂 In honor of the holiday season being upon us, today’s lunchtime reading is all about Christmas 🙂 

  1. Have you ever wondered what happens to unsold Christmas trees? (USA Today)
  2. I am waiting with bated breath for this year’s Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog. To keep busy while we wait, here’s the one from last year. (Deadspin)
  3. Is this holiday dress from Gal Meets Glam practical? No. But is it lovely? Yes!!!
  4. The 23 best places to spend Christmas. (CN Traveler)
  5. A beautiful repository of Christmas cookie recipes. (Real Simple)
  6. I can’t wait to try out this neck pillow on my way home for the holidays 🙂
  7. A gift guide for the person in your life who is always anxious or stressed out. (Refinery 29)
  8. Another gift guide! This one is for your friend who loves staying in as much as you do. (Girls’ Night In)
  9. The holidays aren’t easy for everyone. If they bring on feelings of stress or depression check out these tips for coping. (Mayo Clinic)
  10. This list of go-to holiday outfits will definitely be my guide as I pack to go back to Maryland! (The Everygirl)

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Lunchtime Reading: July 26

  1. I am obsessed with this map dress— I can’t wait to wear it as a teacher 🙂
  2. It’s already over half way through the year. Um, what?! Here’s how my New Years Resolutions are going 🙂
  3. Loved this read about making sure your goals are what you want– not what everyone else does! (The Everygirl)
  4. 8 major fashion trends for fall 2018 that you should know. (Harper’s Bazaar)
  5. I went to Europe! Check out this post about my time in Geneva, Switzerland 🙂 I will have more posts up later!
  6. Not sure how I’m so late to the party, but I purchased this cult beauty favorite and it is definitely worth the hype.
  7. My guide for this weekend: a chill guide to NYC. (Girls Night In Club)
  8. I’ve heard of third-wave feminism, but third-wave coffee shops? Apparently, they’re a thing.
  9. Tom Newton from Into the Gloss is everything. Loving his newest blog post about his obsession with fancy body wash. (Into the Gloss)
  10. Airbnbs might seem like a cheap option, but they are not in these cities. (CN Traveler)

Lunchtime Reading: June 14

  1. The statement earrings you need for this summer. (The Everygirl)
  2. How to make time for the things that actually matter. (Girl Boss)
  3. I just ordered these earrings in wine and this dress in yellow. Add some wedges and a jean jacket for the perfect summer outfit!
  4. This review of the novel Circe has me wanting to read the book! (Hitha on the Go)
  5. The golden rules of office happy hour: do’s and dont’s edition. (Levo)
  6. No money for vacation? Here’s how to fall in love with your own city. (The Everygirl)
  7. 4 ways to lunch like a Parisienne. (Darling Magazine)
  8. Everything you need to know about applying sunscreen the right way. (Into the Gloss)
  9. 50 most beautiful places in Europe– I’m going to a few of them this summer!! (CN Traveler)
  10. Hold the phone: Abra has found the perfect camisole! (The Work Edit)

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Lunchtime Reading: June 12

  1. Use this international travel checklist before your next trip. (CN Traveler)
  2. 27 surreal places everyone should visit at least once in their lives. (Buzzfeed)
  3. I just got this Khiel’s face mask and it is so amazing! Perfect for summer 🙂
  4. How to travel better, smarter, easier. (Into the Gloss)
  5. Why every working woman needs a button up bodysuit, and how to style one. (The Work Edit)
  6. What to bring if you’re going backpacking in Europe. (The Savvy Backpacker)
  7. This mocha protein smoothie recipe looks good. Can’t wait to try it! (Paleo Peach)
  8. My summer essentials: these shoes, this tee, and this beach towel.
  9. Nine behaviors that can ruin a relationship. (The Everygirl)
  10. How to protect your hair from heat styling. (The Zoe Report)

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What I’m Doing on Friday Night

This weekend is going to be sooo busy– a trip to Hela spa (Jennifer is the best aesthetician ever!), brunch at Union Market, a camping trip to the Shenandoahs, church, and celebrating Mother’s Day! Tonight is my one free night that I have all to myself, so I’m taking advantage of it by 1) getting ready for next week b/c I won’t have time to prep on Sunday like I usually do and 2) relaxing because I will be on the go for the next 48 hours! So this is what I’m up to on my Friday night 🙂

  1. Reading this week’s Girl’s Night In newsletter to get all the staying in vibes!
  2. Wishing these white tassel earrings from Target weren’t out of stock! 😦
  3. Planning my trip to Europe this summer. I am equal parts excited and nervous!
  4. Re-watching The Office  (U.S. version obvs) on Netflix. I’m just starting season 6!
  5. Reading Home Sweet Maison, a super cute book about French homemaking.
  6. Doing my laundry so that I actually have clean clothes for Monday morning!!
  7. Spiffing up my apartment so that I can be sure to get my security deposit back when I move out. This article is a big help!

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Lunchtime Reading: May 9

  1. This article about your coffee addiction by decade made me LOL. (The New Yorker)
  2. Love love love this pump up playlist! (A Girl In Progress)
  3. 25 Mother’s Day gift ideas that are under $100. (The Everygirl)
  4. If you’re in need of the perfect outfit for Monday meetings, this is for you. (The Work Edit)
  5. The best French spots in New York City. (The Everygirl)
  6. If you have a layover in any of these cities, take advantage of the free city tours they offer! (CN Traveler)
  7. Just got  Dr. Jart’s Cicapair color correcting treatment and I love it!
  8. What you should wear if you’re looking for a first-class upgrade. (Travel+Leisure)
  9. 10 things you can do to look nice that take minimal effort. (The Everygirl)
  10. Planning the perfect spring dinner party. (District of Chic)

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Vacation: What I’m Wearing to Ireland

My dad and I are going to Ireland in a few weeks and I am sooo excited! Neither of us have been before so it will be a new adventure for us both 🙂 I think I’m going to try to fit everything into a carry-on, so it’s important that I pack wisely! Here are a few of the items I plan on bringing with me:

Madewell roadtripper jeans ($75)

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Michael Kors peasant blouse ($48)

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Kate Spade nylon tote ($158)

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Mountain Hardwear down jacket ($125)  

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Vionic ballet flat ($120)

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Karen Kane faux wrap dress ($108)

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Caslon long sleeve scoop neck tee ($25)

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Free People waffle knit Kennedy scarf ($48)

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Keen voyageur hiking boots ($125)

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