Earlier this week, I met up with Mackenzie and Fred for drinks after (my) work. Considering they both work for themselves (#entrepreneurship), I made them coordinate around my schedule… and location. Because sometimes I’m just high-maintenance like that.
It’s always fun to catch up with other bloggers (even if you just spent all weekend with them). Of course, it’s also fun when one of the bloggers happens to be a photographer. Convincing him take our pictures is seriously half the fun.
I’m really happy to have this little (and she really is little at just barely 5′ 2″) one nearby in the city!!! One of the hardest things about moving to a new city was the idea of having to make friends. I knew a bunch of people who lived here… but they weren’t really close friends. It seemed like my entire graduating class of Georgetown swarmed to New York. I had family friends. And a few older girls from my high school. But friends, in my opinion, are what make a city truly your home. (That, and your local “spot”….)
I made quick friends with everyone I work with, which is a huge help. However, you definitely need friends outside of work. (Especially when you work in a tech start up. Things can get crazy and sometimes you just need your space and someone to talk to about everything and anything besides work.) Blogging in general has absolutely been a wonderful way to make friends. Most of the girls that I’m friends with are people who I “met” initially by following along on their blogs. Then Twitter. Then meeting at some crazy “blogger” event. The friends I’ve made have make all the drama around blogs (yes, blog drama exists… sadly) worth it.
We have mutual interests. We understand what each of us means when we say our email inboxes give us anxiety. We are okay with putting the word “hashtag” in front of words randomly during a conversation. And we are so supportive of standing on a chair to get that Instagram just right. The blogging community has really been a fun networking community for myself.
My friends in NYC make this bustling city feel smaller and even (dare I say it…) quaint.
Some of my non-blogging friends have made friends through religious organizations, volunteering, the Junior League, and even just friends with the girls next door.
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.