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I Miss Newport... + Packing List


I'M SEEING THE ROLLING STONES TONIGHT! I am so insanely excited!! My dad and I are seeing the Stone tonight in Chicago because he got me tickets for Christmas... ahhh, I can't wait to share more! Anyways-- onto today's post:

Every summer I find myself succumbing to a seasonal longing for my favorite place in the world: Newport, Rhode Island. If you've been a longtime reader, you're probably no stranger to my Newport obsession! I have visited Newport almost every summer of my life, and my dad even lived there when I was in high school! I am half convinced I'll get married at the Chanler on the Cliff Walk, where I took my senior photos (that I'll never not be obsessed with, thus had to include in this post)... ugh, it's just the best place.

Junior Year Apartment Room Tour



Hello! I went to write a decor blog post yesterday when I realized I never shared an official room tour from my apartment this year!!! After sharing a couple decorating posts last summer (here and here specifically) and putting a lot of planning and energy into decorating, I can't believe I never got around to putting this post together! Without further adieu, here is my apartment room tour from this year... better late than never, right?!

Summer Book Reviews (Part I)


I'm excited to share the books I've read so far this summer. If you're a longtime reader, you might remember a few of the summer reading posts I shared last summer, including this one and this one. This summer's selections probably won't be much different, consisting majorly of beach reads and light fiction, but nonetheless hopefully you will find some of these books appealing!

Self-Care Summer with Olay


As summer is now in full swing, I've been going the extra mile to get my skin as healthy as possible. A few months ago I began a new skincare regimen, but the part of skincare that most people forget about is that well cared for skin goes much further than just your face and neck! When it comes to my whole body, I'm the worst about ensuring that I moisturize as much as I should. This is especially problematic during the summer when I am often wearing shorts, skirts, dresses, and sleeveless tops. Who wants dry legs and arms when you could have glowy, moisturized skin? Olay reached out to me about their new body wash available at Costco, and I knew this would be the perfect product for me: a body wash that actually moisturizes your skin, so you don't have to after the shower!

A Week Up North


The first week of summer (aka the second week of May), my friends and I drove over four hours up north Wisconsin to my roommate, Celia's, family cabin. The group included all but one of our friends who went on our spring break trip to Mexico, and it was such a fun way to kick off the summer! Although it was a few weeks ago now, it was just too fun not to share some photos from the week.