Sweater: Line & Dot | Linen Pants: Zara (similar here & also love these) | Mules: Badgley Mischka | Bag: Coach
Hello Friends! It’s been a while since I’ve had a consistent posting schedule & I apologize for that. Honestly, it has to do with a few things but the main reason I’ve been MIA with content is because I’ve been having difficulty feeling inspired. I think it’s due to the isolation that comes with working for myself. I spend a lot of the working week/each day ALONE and with June being a slow month, it’s been tough to feel excited about putting content together. Anyone else go through this sometimes? What I need is a healthy dose of creative energy from working in a group setting; I always get a spark of motivation when I do.
Nonetheless, I’m pumped we’re finally in the month of June because 1) it’s my birthday month, and 2) it’s the official start of summer. This time around is particularly exciting because it’s my Golden Birthday: I’m turning 28 on June 28th! One of my best friends also turned 28 on May 28 so we’re having a joint birthday celebration in 2 weeks at a bar rooftop in NYC. I’m spending my actual birthday weekend in Newport, RI to watch my boyfriend sail in an annual regatta. Lots to be looking forward to, for sure!
Along with these fun social events on my calendar, I’m also preparing for several projects with brands I’ve been a fan/customer of for years on my own! I love when I get opportunities like these because writing/sharing content about them comes so naturally and easily (as it should.) I can’t disclose any names yet, but you’ll know when you see them published here & on my IG @tobebright.
In case you missed it, here are a few things I’ve been up to lately:
My 10-day trip to Amsterdam with my boyfriend was AMAZING! I wrote all about it in this blog post, including our favorite spots to eat, grab a drink, and everything we did outside the tourist “norm.”
I recently got the IUD and recapped my experience in real-time on my IG – see highlight “IUD Xperience.” I was blown away by how many people reached out to me: sharing personal experiences, asking me questions, or praising me for sharing something “so real.” I’ll definitely be doing a blog post about it as soon as it’s been one month since getting it.
My childhood bedroom got a massive makeover and I have to say it turned out better than I ever expected! Take a look at the before & after transformation here. The before pictures will blow your mind!
I decided to treat myself to a few new pairs of slides & slingbacks to wear this summer. I’ll post a roundup of all my favorites – including styles from last year that are still available because they’re that great, truly – but so far, these wicker slingbacks and these dupe slides I’ve been wearing on repeat.