15 Nov 2018

Holiday Party Wear 2018

For Love and Lemons Marquee Maxi Dress – $270

Every year, holiday party season always comes up so fast! I’m excited this year to have a true holiday party with my current company and the opportunity to dress up. As soon as I discovered the date, I was off to the races. There are actually so many options this holiday season that I’m swooning over, but the trouble with every year is that I have in my mind what I already want. The hard part of that is that it often times is hard to find where that exists. Since I hold onto that dream of a dress for so long, I often don’t find it and find myself stressing last minute.

This year’s party will be on a Friday – a first for me! It’s also unfortunately the first year where Mandi and I won’t be getting ready together. I’ll be using my new favorite startup Glamsquad for hair and makeup though which I can’t say enough good things about. Lastly, I’ve got a couple of ideas in mind for what I want to wear, but I’m not quite ready to share that yet. What I do know is that I want to stay away from lace if I can and sleeves because we did that last year. If things don’t work out for me, at least I’ve got a post to fall back on.

To get into the spirit of creating this post, I just looked at last years post and am surprised at how much my tastes have changed in the last year. Since my party is earlier, I wanted to start this post early.We’re also going to release it earlier than any other year prior. Enjoy!

Temperley London Mosaico Dress – $1,295

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15 Nov 2018

MTV Spring Break Will Return In 2019

When my parents granted our family home with cable, I knew my life would be changed forever once I had MTV. It was the channel that would essentially show me how my life was going to look as I grew up. I remember being in 8th grade and telling my history teacher that I aspired to be on Real World. Back then, it wasn’t actually the shitty show it became eight years ago. The cast members had jobs and they were tackling real life cultural issues. Shout out to the Seattle and San Diego season.

Even though I knew I’d have to lie to my parents if I wanted to go, Spring Break was the place I had to go. But let’s be real, that’s no place for a pre-teenager. Naturally, we tried to grow up way faster than we should have. I shared the news of Spring Break returning to the guys today and the first thing I asked was, “Are we too old for this?” The answer is yes. I didn’t think it would be possible, but yes, you can outgrow television shows and the culture that surrounds them.

The network announced today that it would be rebooting this program which will be the cause of all FOMO I’m sure. The next season of Spring Break will take place at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun Mexico from March 19-21st. Has it always been this short? Probably, but MTV stretched this out for weeks in repeats! Here’s what you can expect: themed specials like before, celebrity guest appearances and of course everyone’s favorite – musical performances. Get ready to feel incredibly old watching this program this upcoming season.

Will this crash and burn like the revival of TRL or will this actually thrive? Guess we’ll know soon enough!

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15 Nov 2018

Car Pool Karaoke With Migos

I might have laughed at this a little bit harder than I expected to. This is both ridiculous and entertaining at the same time. Do they do the exact same thing that DJ Khaled does, but in a less annoying way?

13 Nov 2018

Stella McCartney’s First Bridal Collection

Doesn’t it seem like the Royal Wedding was ages ago? I still remember it clearly like it was yesterday. Waking up at 2-3AM to see Meghan Markle gliding into her wedding ceremony like the angel that she is. I was at lunch when I learned that Stella McCartney had designed her stunning wedding reception dress. Imagine how shocked I was that McCartney hadn’t even had a bridal collection before because it seemed like she was a natural for it. Today, the designer announced that she was launching a full bridal collection. We’ve got pictures and our favorites.

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13 Nov 2018

Weekend Update: Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson is having a year, isn’t he? It’s amazing how every week he either a) manages to say something wrong or b) something unfortunate kind of happens to him. We will always be team Ari forever, but I do like seeing someone who has done wrong get in front of the camera and apologize.

12 Nov 2018

Wedding Mondays

I’m so excited to bring this back. It has been two months that we’ve let Wedding Mondays just slip right on by and tonight I’m giving myself a little bit of work life balance by breaking up my evening. For my career, it’s easy to find ways to work when I’m not doing anything or if I don’t have plans. It can send me down the rabbit hole for hours at times, but this week we’re practicing some self care. I left work a little earlier than usual tonight and headed to my CorePower class. From there, I cut down on time by eating dinner at work and then returning home for an hour of work emails before dedicating the rest to Yow Yow! If only we could practice this every night.

I had my last weddings back in the summer, but am now looking forward to 2019 where I know I’ll have at least one in March. Holiday season is just around the corner though so maybe we should start taking bets on how many new engagements there will be. Would you believe that I’ve been holding onto this wedding video since July?! There’s a few more in the queue actually, but I love this video for all of the details that were highlighted. As much as you can say rain on a wedding day is good luck, it’s not actually what any couple ever wants. This couple rolled with the punches and honestly the details of their day are so good, nothing else matters.

For the entire feature on Green Wedding Shoes, click here.

11 Nov 2018

Blog Roundup

  • Glamour will cease print operations [Fashionista]
  • The age of envy: how to be happy when everyone else’s life looks perfect [The Guardian]
  • The long, long history of long, long CVS receipts [Vox]
  • Toys R Us Rebrands As Geoffrey’s Toy Box [9to5Toys]

 

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  • I Ate My Way Through Portland’s Strip Clubs [Munchies]
  • I’ve Interviewed 300 High Achievers About Their Morning Routines. Here’s What I’ve Learned [New York Times]
  • How to be a More Patient Person [New York Times]

  • Would you try it? A peanut butter and mayo sandwich [The Takeout]
  • Tokyo’s dessert cafe [Hypebae]
11 Nov 2018

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Ezra Miller

Wearing: Moncler x Pierpaolo Piccioli

Where: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald World Premiere

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