One of the things that truly helps me relax is reading. To me, it’s the best way to keep my brain awake and alive, but focused on something other than work/stress. Plus, it makes me actually enjoy all the subway rides and helps me avoid expensive cab rides! Truth.
A couple of months ago, I signed up for the Barnes and Noble reward card and it’s been the best (worst?) thing in the world. Now I stop into the bookstore all the time for new books. After watching an interview of Amanda Lindhout, I knew that I wanted to read her book A House in the Sky. Amanda was traveling in Somalia and was abducted and held captive for over a year.
I finally had the chance to read it after it sat on my shelf for a bit and I really loved it. It certainly wasn’t an easy read in terms of the intensity of the subject matter, but I couldn’t put it down. My heart went out for Amanda and Nigel throughout the entire book.
The one thing I especially loved about it was that Amanda never really played the victim card. She stands by her decisions and her faults with intense honesty. So many lessons on humanity, forgiveness, hope…
I almost missed my subway stop three separate times while reading the book and I often stayed up way too late reading. I read every. single. page. and every. single. word. Right on through the acknowledgments. (Now, I will say that after I finished I definitely had some weird and stressful dreams/nightmares!!)
It’s October and you know what that means… Time to bring out my bring out the compilation of my greatest hits. Cute Halloween costume ideas…. Which is your fave? 🥂 Annie and Hallie from The Parent Trap 👑 Mia Thermopolis and Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi Princess of Genovia 📚 Rory Gilmore 🎀 Samantha Parkington (The American Girl)
Taken on a much sunnier day ☀️🕶️ I used to think I could live somewhere gloomy and rainy, but… after this bout of clouds, downpours, and overall gloom, I’m realizing I wouldn’t last a week. #tuckernucking
I was so excited that @MyMyrtleBeach invited me to come play pickleball with them! I am obsessed with pickleball and had a blast playing at City Pickle, right here in NYC. We brushed up on the rules, practiced some dinking, and got to play a few rounds of the game– it was the perfect way to spend the day because everyone plays at the beach! #ad
I loved watching The Parent Trap growing up and still do to this day. It is one of my go-to comfort movies… There’s so much I love about it: the cast, the soundtrack, and (of course!) the wardrobe. We all have a little Annie James and a little Hallie Parker in us! I’ve always been drawn to Annie’s style, but love the carefree nature of Hallie’s. #parenttrap @nmeyers #tuckernucking
The British brand @me_andem is now available in the US! If you are on the hunt for beautifully tailored, quiet luxury pieces for your wardrobe, you have to take a peek. The clothing is the highest quality and feels designer, but since they are direct to consumer, they don’t have the typical designer markup. The brand follows what they call “The Three Fs”: flattering and functional, with wear-forever appeal with each piece they create checking all three boxes! #meandem Shop my head to toe look with @shop.ltk! https://liketk.it/4j8Hg #liketkit
I`ve been looking forward to cooler temps and fall activities.... and the outfits that go along with them! @saksoff5th is having a sitewide sale now through 9/24– save an additional 25% OFF orders $150+ with code ITSON (excluding select brands and products) The perfect time to stock up on pieces for your fall and winter wardrobe. @CollectiveVoiceHQ #ad #SaksOFF5th
Wearing vs styling an outfit with a bump! I feel so much better when I’m wearing something cute (dress well to feel well maybe?)… I’ve been fighting the temptation to wear comfy clothes while pregnant though! So far I have found blazers and cardigans an easy way to dress up my second trimester bump, especially as we enter fall.