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Somehow it's Wednesday, but it still feels like Monday... anyone else having one of those weeks? I spent the gorgeous long Easter weekend at home in Massachusetts, first with my family and then with one of my best friends in the city for the marathon. Patriots Day (aka Marathon Monday) is one of those holidays that will always be special to me from my years growing up outside Boston, so getting the chance this year to spend the day watching runners go by rather than at school in New York was pretty amazing. Plus, drinking a beer and eating barbecue while others are being uber athletic is always fun :)

While I was home I also picked up a few things from the LOFT sale, including this adorable midi dress. I've often shied away from midi dresses since I'm on the shorter side, but LOFT's petite section saved me as per usual. This dress was perfect for Easter church & dinner when paired with block heels, but I'll also be pairing it with lace up sandals.

To help y'all achieve the look I've shared a few of my favorite midi-dress & sandal combos in the widget below!


Front Porch Afternoons

Somehow it's Wednesday, but it still feels like Monday... anyone else having one of those weeks? I spent the gorgeous long Easter ...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Most of the time I stick to pretty classic pieces, but every once in a while I buy something that is a little ridiculous like this one shoulder off-the-shoulder top. I've had people respond with everything from it looks like they had extra material for a picnic blanket to doing a double take when they realize it's one shoulder. Luckily for my ego, I've also had a few positive responses 😂 (hi Serena!).Either way I'm obsessed with this find from Topshop, it's the perfect amount of feminine with all the ruffles!

There are also so many fun gingham pieces available right now that I'm tempted to wear only gingham for the rest of the summer. I've already picked up a gingham dress that I'll be sharing on the blog soon, but I think I need to add this romper to my rotation as well.


Topshop Top // Zara Jeans (similar) // Steve Madden Sandals (similar) // Clare V Bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch

Gingham Girl

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I had the realization this past weekend that I only have five more weeks of class as a college student, then I officially graduate and have to be a 'real' adult. It was one of those moments where you realize sh*t I've been doing this all wrong and now I'm running out of time. I'm not trying to argue that studying, interning, and getting a job aren't important (especially since my parents are likely reading), but there's also so much more to these four years that I'm never going to be able to get back. So long story short, hang out with your friends, get drinks on Mondays, and don't spend all your time watching Netflix.

Now onto regular Coffee Break programming, with a few of my favorite things right now...

1) Thirteen Reason Why on Netflix - High School sucks for everyone at least some of the time, but after you leave those years behind it's easy to forget just how hard teenagers have it, especially when sexual harassment, cyber bullying, and depression come into the picture. Teen depression is an issue I'm especially passionate about changing and Thirteen Reasons Why does an incredible job reminding you that every choice you make affects someone else's life. Plus, once you finish the season make sure to watch the interviews with the cast, specialists, and producers in 'Beyond the Reasons'.

*Also yes I realize it's ironic I just wrote not to watch Netflix and now I'm talking about a new show to watch 😂

2) Jenna Lyons leaving J.Crew - Hopefully (well more like unfortunately) you've heard, but Jenna Lyons is leaving J.Crew after more than 26 years at the company. Lyons made J.Crew the powerhouse it is today fueled by pure creativity and genius, and along the way became one of my idols in the industry. While it's definitely a sad seperation, like many I'm excited to see what comes from next Lyons! (Learn more @ Refinery29)

3) #EqualPayDay - I realize I'm a day late, but Equal Pay Day was yesterday (April 4th), and seeing as I'd like to make as much as my male counterparts someday (hope you're hearing the sass in my voice right now) I thought I'd share two of my favorite articles from yesterday. First is how the pay gap looks in different states. I'm lucky to live in one of the most equal states, but in Wyoming women make less than $0.65 for every dollar a man makes. Second, both women and men need to recognize the reasons the pay gap still exists, and this article highlights 3 of the biggest reasons.

4) Help me find a semi-formal dress! - I have two different events coming up where I need semi-formal / cocktail dresses and need suggestions on some non-typical stores to shop at. I've looked through Nordstrom, Asos, Revolve, Shopbop etc for one and haven't found anything! If you have a suggestion of another retailer I should look at please let me know in the comments :)

Coffee Break N.3

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Did anyone else get hit hard by the Sunday blues last night? I spent the weekend brunching, reading outside in the spring weather, and binging Netflix and I definitely wasn't ready to let that go. The best part was that the city finally felt like spring and people were buzzing. I love those first warm weekends when restaurants open up onto to the sidewalks and parks are finally full again, so here's hoping the warm temperatures continue. 

Now, about this shirt. I've been loving everything feminine this spring and this top is just that along with combines gorgeous crochet with my favorite trend, bell sleeves. For a day of classes it was perfect with jeans and easy flats, but I'll definitely be pairing it with a flouncy skirt and colorful sandals for happy hours. Unfortunately, it's mostly sold out online, but I've found plenty of similar options that I've linked to below :)

First Spring Weekend

Monday, April 3, 2017
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