This has been a week. I mean, I don’t know the last time I’ve ever been this busy or this exhausted (or having this much fun). Sore feet, fatigue, and fun. Sounds the making of a crazy week, right?
So many balls are in the air personally and professionally and as my ninth grade english teacher would say, “The plates are spinnin’.” I secretly love that feeling. Sheer… exhilaration.
What has been getting me through the week? Here are my “Oh-So-Necessaries”:
Spare iPhone Charger// Between scrolling through Instagram and trying to find reservations for brunch and Snapchatting friends, my poor iPhone hardly has been making it through the afternoon. The iPhone charger comes in handy, and it can even make you some friends at events. (There’s almost always someone desperate for a quick charge!)
Julep Friction Stick // I’ve used the Band-aid brand one before, but the Julep one is THE best. Hands down. It’s a lot wider, so it’s easier to use… especially when you’re balancing on one foot in heels and hopping out of a cab. It happens. It also has the freshest smell.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser // I’ve been hunting for a great cleanser. This is absolutely it. I use the lotion every day, so I don’t know why I never thought to try the other products in the line. After spending all day in cabs and outside and walking and wearing more makeup than usual, I love just cleansing my skin gently. It removes eye makeup too, which is a huge plus.
Drybar Curling Iron // Ah-mazing. It took me a solid three tries to really get the hang of it, but now I’m obsessed. I will definitely be doing a Youtube video soon on how I use it. I’ve been whipping my hair up this morning and doing touchups before heading out at night. I’ve saved so much money because otherwise I would have wanted to get a blowout before every event!
Jack Rogers// It is not worth it to walk around in heels when you don’t have to. Jack Rogers are flat and fit perfectly into handbags when not in use. My feet have been saved by my Jacks. My blisters have blisters and the balls of my feet are simply sore from heels. Lots of walking and standing. Not good.
Moleskine // I’ve been living and dying by my Moleskine. It’s a gamechanger. I use it for notes, reminders, jotting down blogs and Twitter accounts, doodling when bored, and capturing thoughts I don’t want to forget!
Poppin Pen // The Poppin pens are colorful and definitely provide an extra pop, BUT the actual ink is black. Which I love. You get the best of both worlds.
Kate Spade Beau Bag // It’s stylish enough to carry into a fashion show… but structured enough that it is quite functional. Storing extra shoes and a hairbrush and notebooks and everything is no problem in the Beau Bag. So so so in love with the black one that Kate Spade sent me!
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.