Monday, May 11, 2015


I have a personality where I absolutely cannot sit still or do one thing at a time. I’m currently sitting on my bed, watching TV, writing this blog post, editing pictures, talking to my boyfriend, and thinking about work tomorrow. Ahh! But what I’ve learned so far this year, is that while you can do ANYTHING, you can’t do EVERYTHING. Prioritization is key, especially when it comes to your finite resources: time, money, energy, brain power, vacation days… ;)

I’ve been working on a big project at work for the past 10 months, and it’s finally going live in three weeks. This is the home stretch, and with SO MUCH to do between now and then, it takes up the majority of my brain space during the week. And then y’all know by now that I’ve been studying for the GMAT (goals #7&8 from this post). I’ve tried since January to do the GMAT class AND study every night AND spend the whole weekend working on the blog, but I ended up half in and half out of everything, and completely stressed out. So with a month to go until test day, I cut myself off from posting to see how much I could improve on the test, and it’s gone really well for my stress level and my score. Only two more weeks until I’ll hopefully be done with studying (!!) and then I’ll be back on the blog with all of my effort on June 1st. Honestly, I can’t wait.

I did want to go ahead and post these pictures from the weekend, because a life that only consists of work + studying would be the worst, so I do try and have a little fun too! My boyfriend and I spent a lot of time exploring Baltimore and attending the Maryland Film Festival, which was a lot of fun. My favorite from the weekend was a hilarious comedy short film called The Outfit. You should 100% go see it if it’s screening in your area.

Speaking of The Outfit, this one is all high street except for the accessories. I’ve had this white skirt forever – I bought it at Zara after sophomore year in college – and this leopard top is from Forever 21 about 6 years ago. You’ve seen this bag and these sunglasses a trillion times now (here, here, and here), but these sandals from Børn are worth noting because they are amazingly comfortable. I have three pairs of Børn shoes – wedges, sandals, and loafers – and they are by far the most comfortable shoes I own. I’ll probably buy another pair this summer because they are perfect for travel, especially when you plan on walking long distances.

Okay - I just spent the last 20 minutes looking at the new Børn shoes and while they can definitely go into orthopedic/ugly territory, I love these and these and these. I promise you won’t regret it – it’s like giving your feet a hug.

Forever 21 Leopard Top | Zara Skirt (similar here and here in gray) | Børn Sandals (love these too) | Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag | Prada Sunglasses (in black here)

I wish I could go on and on, but I've got to keep my head down for a just little while longer. I have a bunch of fun things to share when I’m back to it, so hopefully these few weeks away will be worth it long term.

Wish me luck! xx


  1. Love this look! That skirt is so cute - you look gorgeous!

    xo Ally

    1. Thanks, Ally! Your blog layout is beautiful - I especially love the link to your Vanity Fair page. Now I want to set one up! xx

  2. I love that outfit! How perfect for summer!

    Her Heartland Soul

    1. Thanks, Erin! So sweet of you to stop by and leave a comment. I was just reading your about page and I love that you are in Omaha! I'm originally from the mid-west and now I'm on the east coast, so it looks like we switched places. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your blog, too :) xx

  3. Hi, just for reference, may I ask how tall you are? The colour of your bag is gorgeous btw xx

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