Life Updates

Coat: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Denim: Express | Boots: Indigo rd. (old, similar here) | Belt: Gucci | Bag: Chloe

Happy Hump Day, Babes!

So much has happened in the last week/end that I MUST share, along with some other things I’ve been up to/trying out/online browsing recently. Figured all the above would make for a fun mid-week post ๐Ÿ˜€

I’M MOVING!

Last Sunday, I officially got approved for a new apartment downtown. I’m going to be a FiDi gal in exactly one month eeeeee!

No doubt I’ll miss my studio of 3 years but I’m excited to explore a new neighborhood & finally have a door to close to the bedroom!

This means I’m already preparing for the move…which won’t be a walk in the park by any means. This studio of mine for the next 30 days is PACKED with things I could probably do without, so stay tuned for some gently-used items going up for sale very soon (either on the blog or Instagram.)

EASTER WEEKEND PLANS

Oh boy is this weekend going to be a wicked busy one. On Friday, I’m taking a 5:30am Amtrak to DC to visit one of my best friends Jesse, who I probably haven’t seen in 2 years and miss terribly! Can’t wait to reunite for one blessed day.

But that trip won’t last longer than a day, as I’m due back in NYC Saturday evening for a work-weekend collaboration. I’m partnering with The Langham Hotel (my first staycation collab) to recap my experience, staying at the hotel and attending the Easter Parade with CAM Hats, for a blog post that will go live in the following week. Be sure to check out my Insta Stories for a sneak preview!

After attending the Easter Parade the following Sunday morning, I’m back on an Amtrak train heading to Philly for Easter celebrations with my family at my Aunt & Uncle’s house. Talk about a busy weekend! I hope I can pull it off flawlessly… Wish me luck LOL.

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT

I wasn’t 100% sure I would even mention this until AFTER it was over & done with…

…I’m speaking at a TedX Event on April 7!

I’ve been preparing for a month and still feeling anxious AF about it, but I feel very confident in the topic/new idea which I will be discussing for 10-12 minutes. For now, I’m keeping my TedTalk a surprise until the video footage becomes available (which I’ll share if I don’t completely bomb it…). However, I will share the theme of the TedX event, which is “A Better Future.”ย 

IN MY [ONLINE] SHOPPING CART

Debating on getting this pair of sling backs – yay or nay? I also found this great pair of Chanel dupes for those of you loving that style.

A red bikini because shockingly I’ve never owned one…I’ve been told it’s one of the best colors on me (complexion-wise.)

My spring/summer/beach wardrobe would do well with a straw tote this season. The question is, which one!?

SPRING SKINCARE ROUTINE

Day:

Elemis Superfood Pre-Biotic Day Cream

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream


Night:

Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Algenist Power Recharging Night Pressed Serum

HydroPeptide Eye Authority

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon Transformative Night Gel-Cream


Occasional Alternatives:

La Mer Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream (when skin is feeling extra dry)

Alchemie Forever Gentle Antioxidant Refining Scrub (exfoliate 1-2x per week)

Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme (throughout day & before bed)