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This Week's Top 10


Wow... a lot happened this week. Let's recap the important stuff first before moving onto the fluff.


1. It would be amiss not to mention the Breonna Taylor ruling this week. The decision made by the court, in my opinion, is inconsequential and unacceptable. It sets a disturbing precedent for other inevitable Black trials in the future, and it makes me feel both frustrated and sad for her family, loved ones, and the Black community.


2. I also want to mention the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I was not nearly as familiar with her and her impact before she passed last weekend, and found this podcast episode both informative and interesting-- it went through her entire life, explaining the highlights and what she did for women in our country.


3. This week also included voter registration day on Tuesday. Are you registered to vote? I had to update my address but it only took a minute! You can check your status here

I Don't Get Dressed, But I Still Want to Shop


Now that I've started work and don't leave my desk from 8-4 all week, I've finally realized how unnecessary it is for me to be shopping right now. I don't need work outfits or anything for going out, but this doesn't mean I don't still want to shop. In fact, because I'm actually a salaried, working adult now, I want to shop more? (shocker) And, admittedly, I still am doing some lowkey things on the weekends and grabbing the occasional weeknight drink... so, like, I have an excuse... right? Either way, below I've rounded up the pieces I'm loving right now and a few on my wishlist, even though I really don't have anywhere to go:


This Week's Top 10


 1. Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. I finished my first week of work (just training, but still!), so I'm feeling pretty accomplished. Next week is another onboarding week but after that, I'll hopefully get to start on a project!


2. O.M.G. Carly is the original blogger in my opinion (the first blog I ever read!) and I couldn't be happier for her regarding her wedding a couple weekends ago!!! It was so intimate and beautiful, held right in her backyard, with no detail forgotten. I just love everything about it.


3.  I ordered this pack of fall masks and I'm so excited about them. I can't believe what a deal they are! 

What I've Been Up To (Unpublished Photos!)


hi! wow, I haven't posted in 10 days and it's definitely time for a little update on what I've been up to! From traveling to St. Louis for a wedding to officially starting my job, it's been a busy couple of weeks, to say the least. I'm excited to catch you all up on what I've been doing!


Let's start with Labor Day... that Monday itself was actually pretty gloomy, so I had a chill day at home. However, Labor Day weekend was pretty fun because my boyfriend stayed with me at my house and we tried a new brewery, a new-to-us restaurant, visited the farmer's market (our flower's pictured at the top!), played tennis... and just had fun hanging out. 

A couple days later, on Wednesday, I drove to St. Louis for his sister's wedding. My grandparents live close to his hometown so my mom and I drove down together and spent the latter half of that week hanging out with them before I went to the wedding on Saturday. 


On Thursday I wore this dress for dinner with lace-up sandals (sold out, similar here and here). This is my first piece from Farm Rio and I am so pleased with both the quality of my dress and what the company stands for... they have the cutest printed pieces (need this top). How cute are these pants in the matching print of my dress?

Shoutout to my Revlon for making my hair look really, really fabulous Thursday night. BEST blow dryer ever. (too bad I started profusely sweating right after this picture so the perfect blowout didn't last long... tmi? sorry)




To the wedding, I wore this dress (available for less here and here on RTR


My mom and I drove back on Sunday and quicked stopped at my brother's for dinner to celebrate his birthday. Then, Monday morning I woke up and started my job!!!

I work 8-4 but get an hour for lunch, so it really isn't bad at all. I also shouldn't even say "work" quite yet, as these first two weeks are onboarding and more of a learning experience than actual work. It's been so informative and I feel like I'm getting a lot out of it, plus I love that they are easing us into the job as opposed to throwing us in without knowing what the whole deal is. If you want the scoop on my job, check out this blog post I shared here.


OH- I've really been into smoked salmon lately. We get ours at Trader Joe's and it's absolutely fabulous.

So, yeah, that's pretty much everything! I wish I had more content to share on Instagram because I miss connecting with all of you... hopefully, once I get into more of a routine I will be able to get back to posting!

What's new with you?
xoxo

Labor Day Sales


Popping in to share some of my favorite Labor Day sales happening today! 



MANGO // They are having 30% off everything (with code LAB20), and it ends today! Mango is one of my favorite places to shop and their new arrivals are full of basics like cozy sweaters and chic jackets and boots... Could these sweatpants look any cozier?  (+ this is the matching hoodie)



H&M is having 20% off everything! They just have an endless assortment of sweaters for the best prices.



Levi's makes some of my favorite jeans, and they're all up to 40% off! I linked some of my favorite pairs above.


Hope you're all enjoying this day!

xoxo