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Sea Wall

I'm not sure how we wound up in the middle of July, but over the weekend I got together with Meg, as it had been ages since we grabbed lunch and caught up. This time her fiancée came with us to take outfit photos, so we got a few together as well!

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Cutout Dress c/o Zinke similar
Sandals "Glorious" Franco Sarto via DSW similar
Panama Hat J.Crew similar
Vintage Macrame Tote Etsy
Circle Earrings c/o AUrate New York
Fatima Bracelet c/o Gorjana similar
 Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry



Peaks of the Week


Remember when I was on that episode of Extreme Cheapskates? Yeah I know, it was in 2014 and I don't expect you to. Yet for some reason, people still feel compelled to take the time out of their day to track me down on Facebook or YouTube and tell me what an awful human being they think I am.

If you weren't familiar, or have appropriately long since forgotten, during my bizarre segment on the show, the producer thought it would be entertaining to have me pretend to search obituaries for recently departed socialites with no surviving female heirs and then approach their families to ask if I could take the deceased's clothes and accessories off their hands. For the scene they'd hired an actor who was a comedian - in a previous version of my segment I was supposed to go to a comedy club on an open mike night and try to have a fashion show - and the two of us didn't seem to understand how the producer wanted us to play the scene. I started by saying I offered a service to help with estate sales, and the actor playing the son kept throwing out ridiculous lines about how he and his mom used to slide down the banister and dance in the living room á la Risky Business. After many, many, takes, we finally managed to put forth enough material that the producer could use to construct the scene in her vision - which apparently was to make me seem like someone praying on innocent families, snatching up vintage Prada.

Let's not even pretend to consider the logistics of me actually doing this successfully. But that is the magic of reality tv. It's on your screen, and you take it at face value. I feel like the most compelling argument for this is that when the show premiered and my friends and family came over to watch it, they knew full well that 99% of the show was fabricated. Yet when the next segment started, a man was depicted to use mouth wash then spit it back into the bottle. Everyone cringed and said they couldn't believe someone would be so gross. I looked at them and said, yeah, well he's probably not.

There is one more bone I have to pick with my haters, why contact me through Facebook or YouTube? Why not come to my actual blog? I need the traffic!

Anyway, thanks for listening to my rant! This week was wasn't too bad - nice weather, which involved sitting on the deck devouring a couple books, Before The World Opened by C. Fardoe and First Comes Love by Emily Giffin; a fun blogger dinner on Wednesday, and a relaxing weekend to look forward to.

❖ First Instagram wanted to be Snapchat, now it wants to be YouTube. Now users can upload hour long vertical videos. The thought alone makes me cringe.

Which American Girl Doll had the best cookbook?

This article might make you think twice before you place your next Amazon order.

How being a matchmaker ruined this woman's dating life.

❖ This cute off the shoulder dress is on clearance at Loft - but not the petite sizes, because Loft doesn't think short people deserve discounts too.

The world is changing to become more instagrammable.

East Coast vs. West Coast.

❖ My sister and I might be on opposite sides of the country, but we both bought each other the same card.

Sunscreen in a translucent powder you can easily stow in your purse!

❖ A Kickstarter for bluetooth earbuds that are earrings. Woah.

Lavender Field

Two things are happening right now amongst the blogs I follow. First is talk of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Second, everyone is in a field of flowers. Since my feelings about the Nordstrom sale are that if everyone is posting about it, then people are going to get tired of hearing about it before it even starts, so I present to you: Field of Lavender.

If I have to pick a cliché, it's not going to be the one where I try to sell you stuff. Just me, melting in the sun on what will likely be recorded as the hottest day of the year. I honestly Photoshopped some of the sweat off my face (don't judge). My plans to arrive early enough to beat the direct overhead sun clearly went awry, as my plans to be a morning person often do, but when you drive 40 minutes to take photos, you simply make the best of it. At least this year some of the lavender was actually in bloom!

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Gingham Maxi Dress Old Navy similar
Wedge Sandals Loft similar
Pinata Tote Kayu
Circle Earrings c/o AUrate New York
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line & Label similar
Gold Circle Ring Thrifted
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Nail Color "Caviar Bar" Essie