Game of Thrones Premiere & Cheese Board Debut

Who watched the GOT season 8 premiere Sunday night?! I was so excited for it, and the episode didn’t disappoint. I watched the season 7 finale right before, and I forgot just how action packed it was. Watching that made me so pumped for season 8. I can’t wait to find out who ends up on the iron throne, but I’m sad that some of my favorite characters could face death! ):

Anyway, I had a few friends over for the premiere, so naturally as an entertainer and someone who just purchased a new cheese board, I had to make up a cheese plate for the watch party.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I picked up this marble cheese board with a golden pineapple detail about a week ago. The board came in the mail and I immediately felt the need to buy a bunch of cheese and invite people over, then I realized that the GOT premiere was the perfect time to break out both!

I picked up most of the items from good ole Trader Joe’s (there is one right around the corner from my office, and it’s never too packed, truly a blessing). I got some Cotswolds cheese, double cream gouda, herbed goat cheese, and Dubliner cheddar. For fun other cheese plate items, I used truffle marcona almonds, bread and butter pickles, pita crisps, cornbread crackers (all from Trader Joe’s), shelled pistachios, and some cucumber and orange pepper cut up.

It was all very delicious and extremely filling! I would definitely recommend getting and making a cheese plate for entertaining, as it was the highlight of the night (other than the episode, obviously).

Happy eating! xx

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The Shopbop Sale: What I Got!

I know I’ve had so many shopping posts lately, but there are just so many great sales going on!

The Shopbop sale is ending tonight, so I took time to get some last minute shopping done. Honestly, I only buy from Shopbop when they are having a sale, because I feel like I could get most of these things at a department store or boutique in person, rather than just buying it online for the same price.

Maybe I’m just lucky that I have these brands readily accessible near me most of the time, however I don’t usually go out and buy really expensive brands on the regular. I am an advocate for quality over quantity, however some times fast fashion is the answer. Anyway, I kept it simple this time and only picked up two really cute and necessary items from the Shopbop sale! Pro tip: use code EVENT19 for 20% under $500, or 25% over $500.

Levi’s Mile High Ankle Skinny in “And Then Some”

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I have never actually worn Levi’s before, but they seem to be relatively affordable and exactly what I’m looking for in plain denim. I got the ankle skinny, so I hope fully wont have to hem them!

SUNDRESS Lina Dress in Gingham

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I saw that Mumu and Macaroons wore this in an Instagram recently and it is just too cute. Hurry there’s only a few left in size xs/s!

Happy shopping!! xx

Aerie Swimsuit Picks on Sale for 4 days!

Many people hate buying/shopping for swim suits, and sometimes I know exactly what they mean. Before my trip to Florida, I was looking for a cute but simple bathing suit that was not going to break the bank and not really finding exactly what I wanted for in store at Aerie or Target, and not really anything online.

Thankfully, Aerie has updated their website with some more fun spring/summer prints and styles of bathing suits. They are also currently $17 for tops and bottoms, which is pretty cheap! I added a few extra options that are of varying prices, but they are still on sale.

I think that their bathing suits are good quality, especially when they are having a promo like this, which makes it very affordable. There are also even cheaper options other than the new arrivals.

Gingham Bikini Top + Bottom

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Pink Seersucker Bikini Top + Bottom

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Green Seersucker Bikini Top + Bottom

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Two-tone Wide Strap Bikini Top + Bottom

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Striped High-neck Bikini Top + Bottom

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Lace Up One-Piece

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Pique Printed One-Piece

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Happy shopping! xx

40% off J.Crew Full-Price Styles!!

J.Crew is one of the best stores to buy basics, as well as fun, seasonal pieces, and everything in between! They are also known for their great sales and factory stores, as well as their collaborations with different brands.

I personally have been a J.Crew fan for years. While I usually shopped in store, since moving to NYC I have become a big online shopper. J.Crew’s new loyalty program that get you free shipping and gives you rewards makes it even better!

Anyway, here are some of my favorites for this 40% full-price styles sale. Use the code “REFRESH” at check out!

Strappy soft rayon wide-leg jumpsuit in polka dot

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Cute and comfy jumpsuit for summer nights or even as work wear with a cardigan!

 

Ruffle-front mini dress in soft rayon polka dots

 

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Polka dots are so cute for spring/summer. I’m loving them! This mini dress is fun and feminine, and looks like the perfect length.

 

High-neck jumpsuit in gingham cotton poplin

 

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I got a striped version of this jumpsuit last fall, and I LOVE it. It’s so comfy and looks very chic. I got the petite size, but probably could have done the regular, as the hems are still a cropped look. LOVE, love, love this in the gingham print as well.

 

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A perfect tank for spring layering and summer heat! This is simple and would work great with tight pants for tucking in, or with elastic waistbands.
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Very classic eyelet top, which looks very comfy and is waiting in my cart right now. I read the reviews which said across the shoulders this top could feel small, so I decided to order a small, rather than an XS. I also am obsessed with the blush pink color!
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I’ve had my eye on this sweatshirt forever, it would be perfect for spring under a lighter jacket or in the summer if you have a very cold office like mine! All white and gray and white are my personal favs.
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This is just adorable. It has everything thats in for this season, and everything I love: pink, gingham, and POM POMS.
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I have been in to lighter jeans lately (and darker jeans who am I kidding?), but I love the extra flair that the design provides on these, plus a trendy raw hem.
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These shorts look very comfy, and I love the items I have from the Point Sur line so far!
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Beware: this link is to the petite size, so don’t order them in petite by accident. These are practical, sleek-looking, and on sale!
Happy shopping! xx

Taking my Bar Cart to the Next Level!

Bar carts are so fun and versatile. They are a great place to store things in a small apartment, and they also can be dressed up for fun!

This One Kings Lane bar cart was a recommendation from Amy of amybelievesinpink, which my mom bought last year on sale. She decided it was not what she wanted for our house in Martha’s Vineyard, so she decided to give it to me for my new apartment! While this bar cart is certainly different, and more of a statement piece, I actually love it in our apartment. It really adds something to our very neutral look, and is the perfect size to hold all of our alcohol and fun cups!

I have been wanted to upgrade my bar cart in some way, adding something fun to it that would go with the summery feeling this cart already gives from the turquoise color and the bamboo material.

I finally found the perfect items to do so! The first item is this marble cheese board with a gold pineapple detail. This marble cheese board can serve as just a tray that we keep on the bar cart, or exactly what it’s meant for when we have guests over. The second item that will really spruce up the bar cart are these gold pineapple marble coasters! These will really help preserve our table and bar cart from rings and liquid stains, while also feeling cute and summery.

I have had my eye on these items for a while, and the coasters are 20% off right now. The cheese board is also on sale, however today you can get one Williams-Sonoma item 20% off with free shipping on your order by using the code “SPRING” at checkout! I already placed my order and I am so excited to use these.

5 Products I’ve Been Loving Recently

1. Kopari Coconut Deodorant

This product is my NEW FAVORITE thing. After hearing about this aluminum-free deodorant, I saw it at the airport on my way to Florida and I decided to give it a try!

To be honest, I haven’t used women’s deodorant since high school. I really didn’t like it, and I felt like it didn’t actually work, so I started using Old Spice Pure Sport deodorant all the time. No one notice that I smelled like a boy, and I also didn’t smell like weird flowers and have white, crumbly armpits (ew).

Kopari is the perfect deodorant. It smells great, it works really well, it doesn’t feel heavy, and it goes on clear! Plus it is free of harmful ingredients, so it’s a win-win.

2. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

I’ve used a few Mario Badescu products in the past, such as the Drying Lotion and the Cucumber Tonic Mask, but this is one of my new favorite products! Amazing on a hot day for a little refresh, and a great afternoon pick-me-up. I use it in the morning before I jade role, and sometimes after I shower, just because! The smell is so calming, and it’s good for sensitive skin.

3. The Oaui Leave in Conditioner

I got this in my FabFitFun box, and I have been loving it! I usually shower at night, and a little of this helps keep my hair tame and less frizzy after sleeping on it. I have lightly wavy hair, and I spray some of this on and comb through with my fingers. I don’t lose the waves, except I do lose the frizz, which is a plus!

4. St. Tropez Express Bronzing Mousse

St. Tropez is the easiest self tanner that actually works well. It’s pretty fool proof and will give you a nice glow, fast. Personally, I think the self-tanning mitt is the key, along with watching this video from St. Tropez!

5. Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer

Collagen is great for the skin, and you don’t get it from other foods (other than bone broth), so this supplement is one of my favorites! I’ve been having the vanilla flavor

I also have the Strawberry Lemon Beauty Collagen from Vital Proteins as well, which tastes great in smoothies, water, and even mixed into cranberry juice (a recent and delicious discovery).

 

 

 

 

DSW Spring Favorites!

DSW is having a Flash Sale right now! They usually have sales frequently, however I also wanted to share my favorite shoes for spring after that beautiful weather we had over the weekend. I can’t wait to be wearing these shoes soon enough. The most updated code: “BIGMOOD” for 20% off!

Daffodil Espadrille Wedge Sandal

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These Daffodil wedges are a good Chloé dupe for a very reasonable price! Comes in a few fun colors. I personally love this color pictured and the blue.

Converse Chuck Taylor’s 

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I have been needing a new pair of white Converse since I had to throw mine away in Cancun my senior year of college. I wore them out to a concert there, and while my feet were saved from being trampled, the sneakers were beyond saving!

 

Dolce Vita Derby Sandal

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Loving the snakeskin and light brown leather look in a more casual sandal.

Dolce Vita Paddy Sandal

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Another fun pop of snakeskin on a more neutral sandal! Very city chic for the warmer months.

Jack Rogers Sandals

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A timeless style in some more non-traditional colors. I love the cork and black, and the cork and navy whipstitching.

Steve Madden Kimmie Wedge Sandal

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These Steve Madden’s were all the rage at the end of last summer/early fall. They were completely sold out when my sister went to grab them for sorority rush in Charleston! Still cute and neutral for a fun summery look with jeans and a white tee.

Steve Madden Emmi Platform Sneaker

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White sneakers are a personal favorite of mine, and you can never have enough! I have a few on rotation to keep them from getting super dirty. This look is very similar to the platform Superga’s, definitely a good dupe that’s slightly less expensive and runs in US sizes!

Steve Madden Marky Wedge Sandal

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Loving the rose gold for a fun pop of color. These banded sandals look cute and will stay on your feet. Plus I love the stretch in the middle band!