Weekend + Links


Happy Friday from New York City! I flew into the city this morning and am meeting up with my parents and brother for two days of playing before our trade show kicks off on Sunday. This is one of my favorite work trips each year. You can’t beat NY in the fall, and especially just as it starts putting up some of its holiday decor. We found a great, true 3 bedroom in Chelsea and love going the VRBO/AirB&B route. Hotel rooms in the city are so small! Since the majority of this week has been filled with election craziness, I’m looking forward to a fun filled weekend away!

HOORAY for the Sephora VIB sale! Now is the best time to try those beauty favorites you’ve been eyeing. If you haven’t tried anything from It Cosmetics I highly recommend! I swear by this cc cream, this powder for touch ups and this cleansing balm to take it all off.  There are tons of imitations for this blender, but none beat the original. I use this every day and it’s held up for over a year.

Other favorites include: the best dry shampoo, the toner I continue to re-purchase, my go-to mascara and lip pencils that won’t dry you out.

favorite links:
+ Lauren Conrad’s home tour perfectly represents that effortless California vibe
+ A great read on how Popsugar became such a success
+ Just the right treat to make for breakfast Thanksgiving morning

sales & deals:
+ One of my favorite turtlenecks year after year
+ A super soft wrap sweater in the prettiest fall shade
+ Picked up these pajamas that’re almost identical to my Eberjey pair at a fraction of the cost
+ Ca-ute peplum for only $25!
+ I love the relaxed fit of these tunics with jeans or cut-offs


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  1. November 11, 2016 / 6:33 am

    So fun that you get to enjoy a little work and play in the city this weekend!! I try to eat light on Thanksgiving morning so I’m definitely going to read that recipe! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. November 11, 2016 / 8:01 am

    So much fun!! We went to NYC last year in November and it was the perfect time of year to visit!

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  4. Monica
    November 11, 2016 / 8:13 am

    No way! I live in Chelsea. I’m out if town this weekend and would have been in shock if I ran into my favorite blogger in the street! Anyway, love that wrap sweater and the asos peplum top.

  5. November 11, 2016 / 9:07 am

    I’m so jealous of NYC! Have the BEST time with your fam! XOX

  6. November 11, 2016 / 9:07 am

    I pretty much just opened every single one of your links. I am finally going to order that CC cream, heard so many people talking about it! Have such a fun time in the city!!!

  7. November 11, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I love the article about Popsugar, it’s one of my favorite websites and I love that it came from smallish beginnings! The founder sounds super cool and very down to earth, it makes me want to read her book!

  8. November 11, 2016 / 9:31 am

    So jealous! I love NYC in the summer and at Christmas but have never been in the fall and would love to go! Have a blast!

    Southern Style

  9. November 12, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    I loved Lauren Conrad’s home tour – so beautiful! Hope you’re having a great time in NYC!