“I think you will agree that life’s plans are not always tied up in neat little packages. Occasionally we find ourselves at unexpected crossroads with more than one opportunity from which to choose. Time itself is often the best indicator of which decision to make, for it can tell so many thing that are now hazy.”
― Linda Lee Chaikin

So I am here today, at a crossroads.  But then again, I guess that is pretty much every girl in their mid-twenties .  Whether you are living in a small town and wanting to get out, or feeling alone in a big city; that feeling of what is next lingers in your mind. For me, it consumes my thoughts.  I know I have so much to be grateful for; I am happy and healthy, about to marry the man of my dreams, have a wonderful job and blog that I love, but yet everything else in my life feels a little like chaos. So today, I am going to take a deep breath and realized everything works out in time.


ASOS Contrast Color Coat / Equipment Blouse (sold out- sleeveless version here) / Elizabeth and James Textile Denim (c/0) / Gigi New York Bag (c/0- add your monogram) / Zara Booties / John Ruvin Sunglasses (c/o) / Catbird Threadbare Rings / Nails: Essie Snap Happy / A Initial Necklace

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Happy Friday! This week just flew by and I am definitely not complaining!  I do not tell you guys enough but I wanted to say thank you so much for reading every week, you are the reason I keep blogging. Every comment, email, tweet, you name it makes everyday just a little better and brighter and gives me a reason to do what I love! So keep them coming! Honestly, this blog and your comments are helping me get through this transition in a new town and hardly knowing anyone.  If there are any Columbus, Cleveland, or Pittsburgh bloggers out there, I would love to hear from you.  We live pretty much in the middle of all of these cities (in a really small town), so I would love to meet up. Does anyone else think this sounds like the kid in kindergarten that asked, “can we be friends,” but I figure I have nothing to lose. 

Congrats to Rebeccca Woodcock of Darling Cashmere for winning a pair of John Ruvin frames of your choice.  You will be receiving an email shortly.  For the rest of you, thank you so much for entering the giveaway.  John Ruvin is having 30% off all of their summer sunglasses, just use the code SUNWEAR30 at the checkout.  

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A little secret about me, I love eu de parfum. But the funny thing is, I have never found one I truely love until I was recently in New York and tried my cousin’s lust-worthy Diptyque eu de parfum.  Naturally, I knew I would love it because let’s be honest, they are the best smelling candles on the market, but I never thought to try the fragrance.  I stopped into the store and tried a bunch of different scents, but ended up with L’Ombre dans l’Eau. It is my absolute favorite scent I have tried so far. Since fragrances are so personal, what are your favortie scents? 

PS: Today is the last day to enter the John Ruvin Giveaway, the winner will be announced tomorrow! 

Here are a some other scents I love: 

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John Ruvin Matt Sun Sunglasses gifted / J Crew Faded Chambray Shirt on sale! (I love this one too) / TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Johnny Denim gifted (in camo here) / Zara Heels / Vintage Louis Vuitton / Daniel Wellington Watch / Tiffany and Co. Frank Gehry Ring 

So yes, I now officially live in the country and yes this lake is right in my backyard… I went from city girl to country girl in a matter of weeks and I am loving every second of it. We have been taking the top off the Jeep and cruisng with the windows down around the lake.  

When John Ruvin sent me a pair (of my new favorite) sunnies, I was so excited to share this awesome company with ya’ll.  I love finding new companies that get the whole “branding” thing, and let me tell you, John Ruvin has it all the way down to the packaging. The company was started by a few friends from Southern California and the brand speaks for itself; all of the frames are effortless and cool.

I chose this pair, but I also am obsessed with these too! The best part about all of their glasses is that they are only $99, without prescription.  Talk about a steal!  It’s your lucky day too, one of you lovely readers has the chance to win a pair of your own (either prescription or non Rx sunnies or frames).  All you have to do it fill out the Rafflecopter below. I just know you are going to love them as much as I do! A winner will be chosen on Friday, August 23rd and announced later that day- Good Luck!

Plus, John Ruvin + Company is also offering 30% off Summer Sunglasses until August 21st by using the code: SUNWEAR30.  


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