Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Work Totes

Kicking off the work week (sorry if you didn't have yesterday off too) with work bags. Here is a selection of popular totes that are versatile for the office, or class if you're lucky enough to still be in school, and running around after hours.

From top, left to right

MZ Wallace Sutton $225
(25% off with code FAMILY25 through 10/16 at Shopbop)
This bag is on my wishlist. One of my colleagues has it in a slate color... seeing hers everyday makes me want one too.

I am currently using this bag in avocado. It's also served well as a travel bag. 

Longchamp Le Pliage Large $145
(25% off with code FRNFAM through 10/19 at Saks)
I've featured this bag countless times because it's so versatile. Make it unique with your monogram.. I brought mine to my monogram lady to customize.

Lo & Sons O.M.G. $245
(20% off  $150+ with code FALLFRIENDS14)
This bag is constantly featured on blogs. The "Overnight and Medium Gym", aka O.M.G., has an organized inside and a back panel to slip over luggage handles.

Madewell Transport Tote $168
(25% off with code FAMILY25 through 10/16 at Shopbop)
Keep it simple. Another blogosphere favorite.

Splurgeworthy. It amazes me how much this bag can hold with its thin straps. I have the medium size and would love the next one up to fit my laptop.

My Boulevard bag in avocado.

FYI, Shopbop's Friends & Family sale is on through 10/16 - 25% with code FAMILY25. Perfect timing for a new bag!

Is it Friday yet?

Thursday, September 11, 2014


In exactly one week Ted and I will be traveling to Europe. Our first stop is London, followed by Munich, Brussels and the grande finale in Paris. I visited Paris when I was younger... I am so excited to finally return.

I wish I could pack for 10 days in a carry on but it's just not happening. I'll be consolidating as much as possible this weekend. Lots of basics and black. I have failed to do much research on what we will actually do upon arrival... any advice would be appreciated. I get overwhelmed each time I start researching... now the trip is almost here!

We will be staying at The Savoy. We are only there for 2 days... so need to make it count. My friend kindly gave me two Oyster cards to load upon arrival.


This is the one city where we have a plan...Oktoberfest. We are meeting up with our friends that live in Germany and a few of our best friends from home. Together we will travel to Brussels and Paris.

We will be staying at an apartment in the Latin Quarter along with our friends Mike and Kate. Croissants, Macaroons. Wine. People watching. I can't wait.

I'll definitely be visiting City Pharma... I have a long list of French beauty products to get my hands on. That I have done my research.

If you have any tips or recommendations.. please, please share! I really appreciated all of the advice before my Charleston trip back in the spring. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

First Anniversary

This past weekend Ted and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. One year later the cake was still good, if not better!

The ginger jar and monogrammed napkin were part of our reception. More pics from our big day here. 

Spooning together since September 7, 2013. This cute and thoughtful gift was from my bridesmaid, Kate. You can find them at Spoon Tracker.

I keep this picture of my parents on their first anniversary on my dresser... this inspired me to have our cake cutting captured.

Love you, Ted! xo

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Shopping

Me and Daisy, my parent's Sheltie puppy. I want a dog so badly... at least I have one I can visit! I will be seeing her this weekend as it's time for my fall closet switch. I still live like a college student and keep half of my wardrobe at my parents since I have limited closet space in our apartment. I would have serious storage issues if I didn't live nearby.

Here are a few new things I have bought for fall...

Love the style of this jacket, it isn't bulky and will look great with jeans or over casual dresses. It runs small... mine is a medium (usually wear a 0/2). 

Madewell Rowhouse Sweater $75 (25% off with code TOPITOFF through 7/8)

Camel sweaters are basically my fall uniform. This has got me thinking that I should order another one... or at least keep an eye on it when it goes on sale further.I will be wearing this with leggings and boots... all fall and winter long.

The Zara plaid scarf. Just get it while you can...

I ordered last year's scarf (before the craze I would like to add) and had to return it because I discovered a hole. Then I saw it on every. single. fashion blog. It drove me absolutely nuts. 

You can pick up online orders from Zara in store to waive any shipping fees (I really hate paying for shipping). I like this option because you can return on the spot if needed.

I got these pearl earrings from Bauble Bar, an affordable alternative to Dior's "Mise En Dior" tribal-inspired earrings ($28 vs. $290) as seen on Miss Emma Watson and other celebs. There was a waiting list for them when I initially went to order... but are back in stock.

Yes, I actually bought this because I'm going to Oktoberfest in Munich! What do you think?

And this is just the beginning... more fall picks to come!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Corinne! #rinning

Back to blogging... starting with one of my favorite weekends of the summer. In June my college friends and I gathered to celebrate Corinne's 30th birthday at the Jersey Shore. She is such a great friend to all of us, we wanted to make it extra special. 

We kicked off the festivities with dinner at Rockafellas By The Sea in Ortley. You can't go wrong with great Italian and BYOB. Not pictured: the guys of the trip, bottles and more bottles of wine.

The birthday girl, Corinne, before our night out in Seaside. 

Our hosts, Matt and Danielle.
(BroTanks.net - a favorite among my friends for custom gear)

Funfetti cupcakes topped with the birthday girl's signature leopard accents.
(Both the banner and sign are from Dream Party Paperie. They shipped fast and looked great!)

Just a part of the morning breakfast spread - yogurt, fruit and granola.

I was really excited to put this bloody mary bar together.

Shopping List:
Zing Zang
Tomato Juice
Lemons & Limes
Turkey Pepperoni
Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco Sauce
Stuffed Olives
Old Bay
Salt & Pepper

What am I missing from your favorite bloody? I have seen sliders and bacons on skewers... crazy.

We love you, Co-Rinne!