lately   //   November 22, 2016


veronica beard skirt sam jacket luella & june

SAM Jacket (25% off!) // ASOS Sweater // VERONICA BEARD Skirt // SPLENDID Flats (under $100!) // SIMON MILLER Bag // CHANEL Nail Polish

SALE SHOPPIN’… Happy day! The best sales of the year are happening right this very minute. My personal favorite? Shopbop, but of course. Not only can you score up to 25% off your purchase, but they’ve added tons and tons of new markdowns (these!) to their sale. That means you can score deals on my jacket and this little skirt o’ mine – along with these flats for under $100. Just enter the code GOBIG16 at checkout. I’m currently making my through my wish list and adding this, this, these, and these (Harbour Island, here I come!) to my cart.

OMG CAKES… Baking a cake is hard work. The actual cake-making isn’t so difficult, but making it look good (the icing/decorating portion) is a different story. I’m always fascinated by anyone that can decorate a cake. Well, Cade’s Cakes takes it to a whole new level. I stumbled across her feed on IG and couldn’t stop scrolling. Have you ever in your life seen cakes like this? They’re works of art! From pints of Blue Bell to a sushi bento box (can you believe that’s a cake?!), this girl can pretty much turn anything into a cake. Start following now!

GRLFRND JEANS… The majority of my closet is a big mix of brands and designers. The only exception to this would be my denim drawer. If you took a look in there, you’d find a big stack of J Brand (I wear this pair all.the.time.) and a lot of skinnies from Frame. I’m always up for trying out a different brand but it’s been difficult to find one that I love quite as much. I think I just might have though. It’s called GRLFRND. Heard of it? I hadn’t either until I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago and got to try on this pair. I’ve become obsessed with them ever since. The fit is perfect (not stretchy, more of a heavy denim) and I love the distressed details. If the other styles are as good as this one then I may have a new denim favorite entering the drawer.

CURRENTLY WATCHINGNarcos. I can’t believe it took me so long to start this one (silver lining: more episodes to binge-watch!). I’m only a few episodes in but so far, it totally lives up to the hype. My husband and I have spent the last few Sunday evenings watching it on the couch in pajamas (I’m obsessed with these) and eating takeout Thai. Next up on my list: The Crown. What did I ever do without Netflix?

ABOUT TO START WATCHING… I’m anxiously awaiting the return of Gilmore Girls. With just a few more days to go, the countdown is officially on. I can hardly wait to have Rory (who will she end up with?!) and Lorelai back in my life. It sort of feels like a reunion with old friends. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to try to savor it and dole out the episodes one at a time or binge-watch all four episodes in one afternoon. The latter is much more likely as I’m not sure that I have the will power to resist hitting “Play next episode.”

THE BEST RED LIPSTICK… If ever there was a time to pull out the red lipstick, it’s right now. It’s a good thing that I’ve just found the very best one. The color is the perfect shade of super bright red (slight hints of orange) that I love, and it manages to actually stay on my lips, requiring very few reapplications. Oh. And the gold tube is extra pretty, too.

CURRENTLY READINGThe Art of Racing in the Rain. I wish I could remember who recommended this book to me because I owe them a big thank-you. I’ve only just started and I can already tell you that I’m going to love it. It’s narrated by the family dog, making it a must-read for anyone who considers their pup more of a person than a pet. Every single time I finish a page, I want to run over and give Lucy a big hug.

THE BEST RUMOR EVER… I’ve told you all about the serious girl crush I have on Meghan Markle. Between her acting on Suits, her inspiring blog and her seriously chic IG feed, this girl has got it going on. So, it’s no surprise that I was overly excited when this rumor started making the rounds. The best part is that it’s no longer a rumor. The palace has confirmed that Markle is indeed dating Prince Harry. (What should there Brangelina-esque name be? Megharry? Harkle?) I never get overly excited about celebrity couples but this one is definitely an exception. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how this love story unfolds.

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