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This Week's Top 10

1. Happy Fourth of July weekend! I am so grateful to be in the Hamptons with my family and really looking forward to a relaxing weekend by the pool (crossing my fingers that it stops raining for the next few days!)

2. Just because normal content has resumed doesn't mean that the BLM movement is any less important! I found this article on sustaining allyship so informative and educational.

3. These Fourth of July cocktails look amazing.... red, white, and buzzed am I right? Lol

June Favorites

Wow... I can't believe it's July. In fact, it didn't even really register in my mind until last night when I looked at my phone and was like... wait what? it's July 1? So, here's everything I loved last month...

My Everyday Jewelry

Hi! I just posted my first ever IGTV, and I'm very excited about finally having all of my everyday jewelry deets in one spot! I've been wearing the same everyday jewelry pieces for quite some time, but never discussed them in full and shared all of the details. So, today is finally the day!

A Personal Update on My Trip

Hiiiii! I've been a little quiet over here for the last couple of weeks as I have been with my family on the East Coast. I have been posting on Instagram stories, but haven't had much time to sit down and write blog posts. So, I wanted to give you all a little update on my trip! Obviously, we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and I have not been very clear about the details of this trip. I want to be transparent and clear the air on a few things. 

Fourth of July Inspiration

I'm so excited to spend the Fourth of July in the Hamptons this year! While I've already packed my suitcase, I had fun rounding up a few pretty red, white, and blue pieces to curate this round-up. I love the Fourth of July because my entire wardrobe is essentially white and blue, so getting dressed for the day is a fun way for me to wear my favorite pieces in my wardrobe!

This Week's Top 10

photo via @golden_essential

1. THIS BEAUTY PRODUCT IS MAGIC!! Seriously, I got it a couple of weeks ago and I don't think I've ever had this kind of feeling about a product before. It's a glowy tinted moisturizer that changes your face from eh to omgg ahhhh.... immediately. It's so incredible. I let Celia try it when she was in Madison with me last week and she was also hooked immediately. I think this is the only place it's in stock right now, and although I haven't shopped this website before, they have free shipping!

2. I am so excited for my trip! I leave Sunday morning, and here's what I'm packing.

3. A fellow UW-Madison alumni reached out to me to share her company, The Safest Space, which is an online mental health studio for college students and post-grads. The goal for The Safest Space is to offer students and post-grads ways to heal their nervous systems (aka their stress response) and create powerful self-care tools during their time in college that will serve them throughout their lives. The membership seems incredible, and if you are interested in trying it out, she is giving away a free month right now with code LOVEYOURBODY (you have to sign up first with your email)!

What I'm Packing for Rhode Island + The Hamptons

I leave Sunday morning for a two-week trip to see my extended family, and I am so excited to be back in Boston, Rhode Island, and the Hamptons for a little bit. I am so looking forward to seeing my dad and all of my family on his side, and I'm kind of excited about what I'm packing too, so I thought I'd share a peak into my suitcase!

Father's Day Gift Ideas

If you guys are close friends or followers of mine, you probably know that my dad and I are best friends. We just have so much fun together, and I am especially excited about Father's Day this year because it's the first year we are celebrating the special day together in probably like six or seven years!

My Go-To Green Smoothie

I've been making the same green smoothie every morning for the past week for breakfast, and I thought I'd share it today! Living alone, I love that I can make a smoothie every morning without worrying about bothering anyone when I turn on the blender at 8 AM. In the summer I love making smoothies because they are so cold and refreshing, and just a delicious way to get in some extra nutrients.

At-Home Self-Care

Yesterday morning I was having... a morning. I woke up not feeling 100% great, and struggled for a couple of hours to get into my daily routine. Last week was an intense one in our country with good reason, but it left me kind of on edge and consistently feeling like I wasn't doing "enough." As much as that feeling trickles in here and there just scrolling on Instagram every day, it was more present yesterday and I just felt defeated. So, I actively tried to change that, and I wanted to share some of the things that I did.

This Week's Top 10: BLM

1. This Week's Top 10 is dedicated to people of color and the Black Lives Matter movement. There simply is nothing more prevalent right now than learning how we can all educate and inform ourselves on how to be better, do better, and most importantly, support and stand with the black community.

2. I shared on my Instagram feed my favorite gals of color who I love following. Some are new-to-me accounts, others I've been following for a while, but nonetheless, all of these creators have fabulous feeds that are definitely worth checking out. I'd love to hear any of your favorite black content creators to follow! All about diversifying my feed.

3. I listened to this week's episode of Gals on the Go podcast (one of my faves) featuring Chloe Coriolan, who shared her experience as a woman of color and had a great conversation about covert/overt racism, microaggressions, and more. Highly recommend!

May Favorites

please note this post was scheduled in advance, over a week ago, before the protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. I am in full support of BLM and an ally to people of color. 

May went by so fast. I feel like I was anticipating my graduation weekend for months, and all of a sudden we are already three weeks past it and onto June! Like, what?! Obviously, graduating from college was the highlight of the month. But, starting to come out of quarantine has been great, too!! Things are slowly reopening and we are seeing signs of light at the end of this tunnel! Here's what I loved during May:

7 Black-Owned Businesses To Support

dress from lemlem

from Glamour: "As people across the country demand justice for the death of George Floyd, there are numerous ways you can take action in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Apart from donating to organizations like the George Floyd Memorial Fund, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, and Campaign Zero (find a list of resources here), you can also show support for black creators by putting money into black-owned businesses."

Books I Want to Read by Black Female Authors

I drafted my blog post that went up this morning. Not bringing attention to the racism pandemic happening in our country (and the world, for that matter) was highly insensitive. Although I have posted on my Instagram story that I am choosing to post "regular" content, I want it to be very clear that in doing so, I am not lacking empathy for the situation or disregarding it at all. Instead, I am choosing to support offline, by living a positive life and spreading love to those around me, on and off of social media.

This Week's Top 10

1. The other day I listened to this podcast episode about crazy wedding horror stories... omg. It was so entertaining. I was walking my dog while listening to it and literally laughing walking down the street. 

2. On the blog this week (ICYMI) I shared my homemade frosémy favorite activities for my brain, and another small space decor post!

3. PSA! So many pairs of my fave Veja sneaks are on sale and available in multiple sizes and styles here!!!

My Favorite Activities for my Brain

Now that it's officially summer in quarantine, I've been trying to think of ways to stimulate my brain and incorporate activities into my daily routine that aren't just online shopping or Instagram scrolling. I'm not the kind of person who can binge Netflix all day, but I am pretty addicted to my phone. So, I like to do a few things every day that are actually good for my brain. Today I am going to share some of my favorite activities that are a little bit more on this productive side!

Small Space Decor: More Apartment Ideas

New quarantine activity alert! I've become addicted to watching YouTube videos of people apartment hunting in Manhattan and "shopping around" on Street Easy for apartments. It's not only entertaining, but it helps me get an idea of what I'm getting myself into when I move. I haven't heard any updates on my job (yet), so I am still planning on signing a lease in NYC around the first of September... of course, that could change at any moment, but that's the plan for now. Because this is my first job and apartment, I know I won't be living anywhere fancy, but I'm getting so excited about the impending move!

Homemade Frosé

This weekend turned out to be gorgeous. The forecast initially said it was going to rain nonstop, but to our surprise, it was sunny and in the 70s all weekend long! Yesterday my mom and I went for a long afternoon walk in the sun and decided we wanted to come home and make frosé to enjoy out on our porch. So... that is just what we did! Making the frosé was pretty simple, and it turned out absolutely delicious!

Memorial Day Sales I'm Shopping

I am finally in the mood to shop again, now that the end of quarantine is around the corner and the weather is starting to warm up! Fortunately, it's Memorial Day weekend, which means there are a ton of great sales going on right now. Below I am sharing all of my favorites, and I plan to shop a few of them...

This Week's Top 10

image via dawn.tan -- i love her IG!

1. I've been listening to my OG summer playlist this week and it's giving me the good vibes that I didn't realize I needed. Also been listening to this running playlist of mine which carried me through my eight-mile run yesterday!

2. Speaking of music: this is my new favorite Instagram account to follow. I also followed her on Spotify, and I've been listening to this playlist all week, too! It's so good! If you like my playlists, I feel like you'd love hers!

3.  I love seeing the "fruit snack challenge" videos on Instagram, and I especially liked this one. I just think it's so entertaining... like whether it's babies, dogs, or people clearly making fun of it, I find it incredibly enjoyable. It is definitely my favorite quarantine challenge so far... haha.

Currently Loving Under $100

OMG. I have found so many cute things online this week!!! I thought about just sharing them tomorrow in my weekly Top 10, but I don't like filling up my Friday posts with too many shoppable links... and I couldn't narrow down my favorites finds!

Serena & Lily For Less

photo via Gray Malin X Serena and Lily for the Colony Hotel

As someone who loves well-decorated, aesthetically pleasing interiors, of course, I love Serena and Lily! I mean, who doesn't?! All of the bright white pieces, rattan accessories, and notes of blue are exactly my aesthetic, and I could swoon over their website for hours on end (which, I do, quite often...). However, graduating college and heading into my first post-grad job has me shopping at quite a smaller price point, so I thought it would be fun to share similar pieces of those that I love at a fraction of the price!

My Quarantine Meltdown

I really try to keep things light and positive around here, but I have to admit, I finally had a mini-meltdown last week. I hinted at this in my caption of this photo on Instagram, and I got quite a few DM's about it, so I thought I would just explain it all here.

This Week's Top 10

manicure goals... photo from pinterest!

1. This week I picnic'd with my BFF from high school and wore my new blue eyeliner! I am obsessed. More details on my new makeup purchases and makeup thoughts in this blog post I shared on Wednesday

2. Also on the blog this week: recreating outfits from Pinterest, a little graduation recap, and four things I'm passionate about!

3. My friend Natalie shared an interview with Heather from Sweet Shady Lane, on her website here! Heather's home is stunning.

Recreating Outfits from Pinterest + Instagram

So.... they kind of lifted the stay-at-home policy in Wisconsin last night. A few weeks ago when I was in Madison I saw a lot of protestors around the capital and figured it would be a matter of time until the rules for sheltering at home were loosened at least a little bit. Although things won't be going back to complete normalcy any time soon, this gives us a bit of home that we are coming out of quarantine sooner rather than later! I thought it might help me (and hopefully, you!) get inspired to head back out into the world by recreating some cute outfits I've seen on Pinterest and Instagram lately. After all, it's been like two months of leggings and sweatpants, and I've kind of forgotten what real clothes are like.

Recent Thoughts on Makeup

You guys know that I rarely wear makeup, so it's probably not surprising that the thought of putting on makeup during this pandemic never occurred to me until I was "celebrating" my graduation this weekend. When I finally put on a little bit of mascara and highlighter on Saturday, it inspired me to purchase some new clean beauty products and think about makeup a little differently!

Four Things I'm Passionate About

I thought it would be fun to mix things up and share some things you might not know that I am pretty passionate about as a human being! There is more to me (I like to think) than I make known on the internet, and today I just wanted to put some of those things out there! Some of these things you might already know about me, but others may come as a surprise! This is kind of a random assortment, but I just thought it could be interesting and fun to share. I would absolutely love to hear about your passions in the comments below, too!

Graduation Weekend

My college graduation was this weekend!! Although we couldn't celebrate with an in-person ceremony, I am so grateful that I got to be with my family. My brother and I both came home to celebrate graduation and Mother's Day with our mom, so the three of us had a fun little weekend together.

This Week's Top 10

1. The highlight of this week was definitely being a guest on my first ever podcast! I had so much fun recording with Michela and Marit for this episode. You can listen to it here!

2. I started making Tik Tok's this week.... lol. It's seriously so fun. I was very anti-tik tok at first, but now I'm addicted. You can find me here!

3. This weekend was supposed to look a lot different... the business school graduation was originally planned for tonight, and the all-school graduation tomorrow. I am focusing on acceptance this month (which I talked about in this post this week) but also looking on the bright side... I plan to take some grad photos in the coming weeks, which I shared 16 perfect dresses for here!

What I Eat in a Day

After posting a little bit about intuitive eating last week and asking in an Instagram Poll what you want to see from me on here, I got so much positive feedback and requests to share what I eat in a day or a typical week! During quarantine, I've been making myself simple meals and trying to mix it up as much as possible. I basically just eat whatever my body craves, and there isn't much more to it. I eat whenever I'm hungry, and I usually just make whatever I'm in the mood for. It's been working well for me, so I thought I would share for anyone who is interested or might be in a little bit of a rut when it comes to cooking at home or coming up with easy meal ideas during this time.

May Moodboard + Mindset

I shared a mood board and a mini-essay on setting my mindset and intentions in both March and April, so I am keeping it up again for this month! Maybe you've picked up on this, but I've been focusing really hard on myself and my mindset for the last few months. This time in quarantine has actually been really helpful for me just in terms of living more intentionally. In March I focused a lot on positivity and "good vibes," and in April I focused on gratitude, which was so effective, especially during a time when it's easy to forget how much we have to be grateful for.

Graduation Dresses (All Under $200!)

Even though graduation is postponed, I am still on the lookout for a white dress to wear for graduation photos! I love the tradition of wearing a white dress for special occasions. Obviously, I could mix up the colors, but it just feels right... we had to wear white dresses for my high school graduation, so it seems appropriate to wear one for college graduation, too! 

April Favorites

April was a simple month in terms of favorites. Mostly, my favorite things were all touched upon in this blog post where I shared all of the things making me happy in quarantine. But, for the sake of monthly tradition, here are my favorites from April in a more organized format...

This Week's Top 10

1. Omg, it's MAY! Despite quarantine, I feel like time is flying by... maybe it's because all of the days just blend together? But really, I can't believe we are almost halfway through the year.

2. This is my last day of college... well, technically it was yesterday. But, I am going to miss having things to work on, so I'm now taking Yale's Happiness class and trying to get back into French (I took French in school from fifth grade through sophomore year of college!) on Duo Lingo. I'd love to hear if any of you have tried it!

3. This week was kind of a fun one on the blog! In case you missed it, here's what I shared:

5. Honestly, I miss shopping... I am craving adding a few new pieces to my spring wardrobe, including:
this oversized henley
this cute, springy blue dress and this floral dress!
this little white ruffle top
this versatile, chic striped blouse (would be so cute with white denim and wedges for dinner, or shorts and sandals for a more casual look... love)
and this perfect, casual, little white dress

6. You guys know I love to run (it's my preferred workout!), and as someone with a little bit of a larger chest, I'm always looking for supportive sports bras. How cute is this one?!

7. This book is very high on my to-read list!

8. I've been updating this playlist of mine a ton lately and have had it on repeat all week!

9. Also have been loving listening to this one while having dinner

10. This week I recorded for the first time as a guest on a podcast!! The episode comes out on Tuesday. I had so much fun recording it with the hosts and I can't wait to listen to it and share it with all of you!!


Things Making Me Happy in Quarantine

Let's close out the month by sharing something positive, shall we?! April, despite being spent entirely quarantined, was really not that bad. In fact, it was kind of nice at times... I have a lot to still be grateful for, and as I developed a routine for myself, I really began to realize that there are quite a few things that have been making me feel positive and content.

My Personal College Reflection

I have been putting off writing this post since quarantine began, which has been intentional. Honestly, it's mostly because it hasn't fully hit me yet that the second half of my senior spring semester isn't happening. The reality of this situation probably won't occur to me completely until I'm looking at this time retrospectively. I am holding out hope that our graduation ceremony being postponed (instead of canceled, which I'm so grateful for!) will help alleviate some of the sadness that has come along with missing out on the last weeks of senior year. So, that's been helpful as a little way to have something to look forward to among all of the uncertainty.

The last four years have been far from perfect, but I loved my college experience. I wouldn't change a thing, and today I am excited to finally address closing the college chapter of my life, far more abruptly than expected. 

Four years ago, I was completely committed to a different school and a different relationship. Two of the biggest things in my life four years ago are hardly relevant to me now. My priorities have completely changed, who I am is completely different. Somehow, everything worked itself out. I always say everything happens for a reason, and as cliche, as that sounds, it's so true. I am happier than I expected, with the end result being nothing that I ever expected. 

I didn’t want to go to Madison out of high school. I wouldn’t tour, I wouldn’t apply, I wouldn’t even talk about it as an option. I wanted to go to school on the east coast for my entire life. Sophomore year of high school, I realized that meant Lehigh... and only Lehigh. There was absolutely no changing my mind. As it turns out, transferring to Madison is the second-best decision I’ve made in my life, only second to starting this blog. It is something that I did for myself, with no one else to influence me, that I will never regret. I am incredibly grateful for the 3 years (more like 2.75, thanks Coronavirus) that I have had at Madison. But I am also grateful for that first year at Lehigh, too. Both schools taught me so much... and I am lucky I got to experience both.

I’ve said it before, but I don't regret that I went to Lehigh. For my entire life, I wanted to go to school out east, join a sorority, and have the life I had there. It wasn’t until I had that, that I realized it simply wasn't the right fit for me. That's it! There was no "one moment" when I knew I wanted to leave Lehigh. I always get asked why I transferred, or how I knew, and there wasn't a big event that happened. It simply wasn't right for me. Going there was the only way to figure that out, and I’m grateful that I got to have that experience. Without it, I never would have ended up here.

When I got accepted to Madison, I knew immediately that I was going to go. 
The rest is history.

The biggest difference between my freshman and sophomore years of college was simply that I felt like I was in the right place, at the right time, exactly where I was meant to be, at Wisconsin. I had kind of felt like an outsider at Lehigh because I wasn’t from the surrounding area, and on top of that, I had a less-than-perfect freshman roommate experience and didn't enjoy being in a long-distance relationship. Those were a few things that just drained me and made me unhappy with where I was.

At the beginning of my sophomore year of college I attempted to continue being a part of Alpha Phi (the sorority I had already been initiated into at Lehigh), but it was just different and I didn’t really like it, so I dropped. It seemed like a big deal at the time, but it really wasn't. There was like a two-week period of "what's going on," and then I moved on, and I haven't really thought about it since. I took fun classes, rekindled high school friendships, joined a few clubs, and had a ball sophomore year.

Junior year of college was hands down the most impactful year of my entire life. I’ve talked about it before and always kept it kind of vague, but it really was just one of the best years of my life. Foremost, it was a huge year of personal growth for me. I learned so much about myself, relationships, and what I want in my life. I moved in with my best friends, made huge strides with my mental health, had a little fling which turned out to be a disaster but taught me so much, and went on the best spring break trip ever to Mexico with my best friends.

Senior year has been short, but sweet. First semester was a blur. I don’t even know what we did. Lots of game days and freaking out that we were seniors probably sums it up. This semester? Even blurrier.

And just like that, it’s over.

I’m probably being dramatic, but college changed my life. I am not the person I was in high school, at Lehigh, or even when I first transferred. And that’s a good thing; growth is important. As a senior in high school, my priorities were the acceptance rate of my college and the size of clothes I wore.

Not every single day has been incredible at Madison, don’t get me wrong. There have been a LOT of tears, more mistakes than I’d like to admit, and many embarrassing moments. But that's life. There have also been a million memories, lessons, laughs, smiles, happy tears, and people who have changed, shaped, and bettered me. 

There have been more highs than there have been lows, and that's the best part. I am so grateful to have been here, and I’d take a shorter college experience over any other experience.

I really feel like college and all of its crazy experiences and adventures led me to figure out who I am, and who I want to be going forward, as cliche as that sounds. I’m easygoing, honest, friendly, open, and lighthearted. I’m excited, enthusiastic, fun, and down for anything, all the time. I have a positive outlook on my life... and I am really happy. 

I'm not trying to gas myself up; I just really didn't think of myself as having those qualities four years ago, and I'm proud that I do now. Four years ago, I was not those things. I was obsessive about everything I did. I was selfish and distant with most things I did. I was hesitant, scared, and unnecessarily apologetic. I think a big part of it is just growing up, but still... I think the college experience I had shaped so much of that.

I am grateful for my education and my college experience for everything it taught me, and for all of the ways it has shaped me. I am even more grateful for the people who were next to me all the way through. The last four years have meant so much to me. I really feel like I had the best experience that I could, and I am so grateful for that. As sad as it is that it ended early, I am so fortunate to have made the memories that I did along the way. I will cherish them forever.


College posts from the archives...
Announcing that I'm going to Lehigh

First semester Freshman Year when I realized I might transfer

What I wish I'd known on decision day

Falling in love with college Sophomore Year

The beginning of Junior Year

Junior Year reflection

One month into Senior Year

College Graduation Gift Ideas

It is absolutely insane to me to think that I am graduating from college next weekend. I haven't been in a classroom, seen my friends, or gone to a bar in what feels like forever. Like, is it just me, or has anyone else kind of forgotten we're actually students? Of course, I have the occasional homework and zoom class, but it's not the same...

However, it is really important (maybe I'm biased) to still acknowledge the achievements and graduation we would have had. A global pandemic doesn't mean we aren't still graduating, or have put in any less work over the last four-ish years. There is still so much to be celebrated, even if we can't actually wear a cap and gown to commemorate it!

I've rounded up a handful of things that I think would make fabulous graduation gifts if you have someone in your life graduating. These are particularly curated for college students but many would make great high school graduation or graduate school gifts as well!

7 Podcasts I Love

One of my favorite quarantine hacks has been listening to podcasts. Why? Hearing other peoples' voices does wonders to make me feel less alone while social distancing, and there are some podcasts that I would even go so far as to say it almost feels like I'm hanging out with friends when I listen! The added bonus of feeling like I'm educating myself or learning something new (even if it's just another person's view or opinion), makes me feel inspired, motivated, and enlightened!

I've been listening to a variety of podcasts lately, while cooking, walking, and relaxing. These are my favorites:

This Week's Top 10

Hellooooo, happy Friday, congrats on surviving another week of quarantine!! After last week's more meaningful roundup of ten links, this week is going to be pretty light.

1. After living alone for the first time in my life, albeit only for a week, I'm kind of obsessed??? It's so fun, and combine that with this incredibly chic studio apartment tour, I'm pretty convinced I would love to live alone (sans roommate, as I thought) in NYC next year.

2. I just ordered this book as my next read! In case you missed it, I shared the three books I've read so far in quarantine in yesterday's blog post.

Random note: the Nancy Myer's home interior inspiration blog post I wrote this week was one of my favesss! Also shared a Mother's Day gift guide in case you missed it!

3. Last week I blogged about four people inspiring me right now, one of whom is Athena Calderone! Her kitchen was featured in this post here... check it out if you want to see a seriously swoon-worthy space!

What I've Read in Quarantine

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! hhaha. I have read some books lately that have quickly qualified as some of my all-time favorites. I usually am pretty hard on critiquing books because I don't want to throw out 5/5 stars frivolously, but two of these... I had to. They were incredible.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is coming up very quickly, and I think it's especially important to make our moms feel special right now! I know my mom has been doing a lot of extra cooking and cleaning around the house to stay busy during quarantine, as well as trying to stay active, entertained and cozy. I've rounded up a handful of gifts that I think would really brighten any mom's day next weekend!

Nancy Myers Interior Inspiration (Recreate it Under $200!)

all photos in this post via Coco's Tea Party

It feels like everyone on Instagram is talking about Nancy Meyers' movies, so yesterday morning, I decided to put on Home Again while I was doing some blogging. I am seriously not a movie person, but this was so cute. Can Reese Witherspoon do anything wrong?! I especially loved the interior design inspiration. The home is set in LA, and I absolutely loved the casual, coastal design, combined with fun pops of color! 

I was so inspired by the decor that I decided to round up a ton of pieces to recreate the look, and everything is under $200! The whole house is full of candles, fresh flowers, books, trays, rattan and wooden pieces, and pops of warm, bright colors.

This Week's Top 10: The Meaningful One

image via cass dimicco

I've been rounding up ten links for the week for a couple of years now, and admittedly, the value in this weekly series really varies... from materialistic shoppable roundups to lifestyle recaps, you never know what you are going to get! They rarely come with any introduction, but this week, we are switching it up!

Simple Quarantine Recipes I've Made

I'm in the middle of week two at my apartment in Madison. I decided to come back about a week and a half ago just for a change of pace and to get some things from my apartment, but now I'm kind of loving this test run of living alone and creating a routine for myself, by myself. One of my goals for 2020 was to take a little bit more charge of my own life and make more decisions for myself! Even though this is small, it's been kind of fun to make simple recipes for myself and get creative. Here are some things I've made during quarantine!

Four IG Accounts Inspiring Me Right Now

photo via Sakara

With everything going on right now, I've been trying to distract myself as much as possible and focus on the things and people who give me good, positive vibes only. I've done some Instagram purging lately and have been completely inspired by the following four women! I am very excited to share this little round-up today because everyone on this list is just brightening my quarantine with their content so much! If you enjoy this post, let me know, as I would love to share more inspiring people!!

Bar Cart Inspiration

photo via Mackenzie Horan

After sharing my Quarantine Cocktail Menu and some apartment inspiration, I have to talk a little bit about my own favorite drinks and, of course, share some bar cart decor. I have a lot of favorite drinks, and a very strong desire to have a cute bar cart in my apartment next year to enjoy them!

Quarantine Routine, Productivity Hacks + Online School

How are you doing? I'm heading into my fourth week of social distancing over here and I'm feeling a lot more comfortable than I initially was. I'm taking everything day by day, as I'm sure you are too. Over the last few weeks, I've developed a little quarantine routine that works for me. Not every day do I feel motivated, but having a general plan for the day helps me feel a little more structured and productive. Today I want to dive into how I'm spending my days, managing online school, and spending my time semi-productively.

This Week's Top 10

1. We've made it through another week of quarantine! This week's highlight was heading to Madison to quarantine in my apartment for the week. While I loved being at home with my mom for the first 14 days of quarantine, I needed to get a few things from my apartment at school, and I was just missing being in my apartment. Even though we can't go anywhere, it's just nice to be back at school and pretend that senior year isn't totally over.

2. Speaking of apartments, I am in love with Allie's apartment before-and-after. It's just so cute, creative, and pretty!!! After reading that post, I did a little digging and found this old post of hers on moving to NYC to be quite helpful... definitely bookmarking this for my own move in a few months!

3. On that note, if you missed it this week, I shared some inspiration for my future apartment in a new post on small space decor (my favorite posts to write!)