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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.

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!!