Book review // ‘The Rook’ by Daniel O’Malley

Hey all! Today I’m talking about a book I’d wanted to read for years. It’s called The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, and it was on a list of bestsellers/must-read books for the year of 2012, which was a hell of a lot of time ago. It had been on my Amazon list for years, and I just received it as a Christmas present.

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New Look // Classic & Trendy LBD with pattern mixing

There’s nothing better than a little black dress. It’s always in style, it’s always flattering, and it’s always versatile. Here’s one I just bought that is flattering for my body type and even incorporates some trendy touches that I happen to love, namely, the tie at the neck and the billowy sleeves! The skater skirt is perfect for night and day, and I can even pull this off at work, maybe with a structured blazer?

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The Last Day of Winter with Jord Wood Watches // Review & Giveaway!

Finally, after a long and weird winter, it’s spring. Even though it doesn’t quite feel like it. I have always loved winter; the beautiful snow and the cold temperatures always felt enchanting to me, and I love that during winter I can stay home more and be a dork, doing the things I love like reading and eating. 馃檪 But this year, I’ve had enough of winter and am eagerly awaiting the freshness of spring. Today I’m celebrating the last days of winter with a review of Jord Wood Watches.

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I’ve worked with Jord before, and this time I had the opportunity to review a men’s watch! I really loved the quality of the watch I received, and it seemed wintry to me, in a very good way: the dark sandalwood and the burgundy face really call to mind winter. So here are some wintry shots of this beautiful watch!Read More 禄

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New look // Blush pink jeans + bell sleeve top

Hey all and happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I celebrated last weekend and last night, with a home-cooked dinner of corned beef and cabbage. I’m not Irish, but there’s a huge Irish-American community around here and I love to get in the spirit. A pretty casual look today, with my favorite colors to wear: pink and white. I especially love blush pink and off-whites; they’re just so feminine and romantic to me.

I put this outfit together from a bit of old and a bit of new: this beaded white vest is old鈥擨’ve had it since 2010! The rose-colored jeans I bought in the fall, and this bell-sleeve top is brand new! I’m really, really into bell/embellished sleeves this season, which will definitely translate well to spring and summer. Hope you like this look!

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My long history with glasses, featuring GlassesUSA.com + a review

Let me tell you about my long history with glasses. When I was in first grade, it was discovered that I needed glasses. I was so excited, and my parents and I chose a pair of wide-frame glasses that had red confetti print on the frames. I thought I was such a grown-up. When I first wore them to school, every kid in my grade whipped their heads around, noticing that I had gotten glasses. Everyone asked me about them, expressing shock that I needed to wear them all the time. Suddenly, I wasn’t so happy about them anymore.

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Beauty // HASK Greek Yogurt Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Happy Monday! Today I have another beauty review for you, of the Greek Yogurt with Fig & Honey Hydrating Collection shampoo & conditioner by Hask! As you may know, I have tried many shampoos and conditioners by Hask in the past, like their Hask Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection as well as their Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Conditioner. I really like the Superfruit Collection, and the Volumizing one a little less, but today’s topic is their new range with Greek yogurt, fig, and honey, which is supposed to be intensely hydrating. So let’s see how it stacked up!

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New Look // Floral embroidery jeans + white shirt combo

Hi all! Today I’ve got a not-so-classic blue jeans/white shirt combo for ya. A few weeks ago I DIYed these floral embroidery jeans and I could not wait to style them in an outfit here. The process was pretty simple: just some adhesive sheets, a lot of cutting, and ironing them on a pair of jeans I already had. I love the way they turned out! Hope you like this look.

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Some inspiration from women on International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Here are a few quotes from some of my literary and sartorial role models. Have an amazing day, wherever you are.

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I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

鈥 Mary Wollstonecraft

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New Look // Turtleneck under blue dress + magenta heels

Hi all! Today I have a fun look combining two of my current favorite colors: navy blue and magenta. I think this color combination is so fun, especially to brighten up a look during deep winter. Over here it’s not too cold anymore鈥攕eems like spring came early to New York! But since I’m still wearing stockings and light coats, this seems like a perfect outfit to start transitioning to the warmer weather!

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Book rec // ‘The House on the Strand’ by Daphne du Maurier

Hey all! Today I’m reviewing a new favorite book of mine, by a longtime favorite author, Daphne du Maurier, of Rebecca聽fame. I remember Rebecca as one of those books everyone actually liked to read in middle/high school, and of course she’s the author of the story-turned-Hitchcock-film The Birds聽(which, incidentally, is ten times more terrifying in print form). I bought a few of her books secondhand a few months ago, and decided to read The House on the Strand.

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