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wit & whimsy I 4th of July outfit inspo

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It’s hard to believe the 4th of July is this coming weekend! The summer seems to be speeding by but then again, don’t we always feel like that? I think my summer feels particularly like its moving at the speed of light because of my travel schedule. I got in late last night from Nashville after having one of the best weekends ever with some of my girlfriends. (See more of my trip over on Instagram.)

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wit & whimsy I gap eyelet dress

And now this week I am heading to Delaware for the 4th of July so I’m excited for a short week and upcoming fireworks, bbq-ing and beach time. What are your plans? I’ll be re-wearing this red/white/blue outfit combo to properly celebrate in festive attire.

These Gap Lace-up Sandals and Eyelet Dress were such affordable buys and I’ve already worn the dress 3 times. I suggest sizing down as I am usually a size 6 and ended up exchanging this for a size 2 for a better fit. You can get both on sale until 3pm ET today! (Along with other Gap items – I’ve linked a bunch of their dresses I like at the bottom of this post!)

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Also this jacket is now available again! It was sold out for a long time but I can’t stop wearing it. It’s only $88 and has the perfect slightly cropped fit and light distressing. It comes with me everywhere as the ideal layering piece.

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wit & whimsy I gap dress and gap sandals

I hope you have fun plans for the 4th and have a great start to your week!

Shop the Post:

Gap Lace-up Sandals and Eyelet Dress

Ralph Lauren Bag (c/o last year but larger size on sale here)

Karen Walker Sunglasses

Blank NYC jacket (c/o Shoptiques)

More Gap Dresses:

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

spring sneakers

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It’s a new week and there’s so much going on! I’m heading to Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight, seeing a Broadway show later this week and getting in my last couple of runs before this Saturday’s attempt at my first half marathon. My training has been rough to say the least. My hamstring has been causing so many issues in my right leg which has caused me to not be able to get up to the mileage required so I’m going into Saturday going to give it my best shot and knowing I may need to walk part – that’s all I can hope for! (Right? Please tell me I’m right!)

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The injury has also had me in flats for the majority of this spring as heels put too much pressure on my leg muscles. So sneakers are my new BFF. These fun pink Sperrys are great for adding a pop of color to a more neutral outfit (they also come in several other cute colors.) I’ve actually been having to go to physical therapy at least twice a week to have them work on my leg – my hamstring has been bringing up soreness and pain in my hip flexors, my knee and my shin so I think I’ve decided I’m not cut out for distance running (to say the least) but here’s hoping I can check this whole half marathon thing off my “Before I’m 30″ Bucket List! In the meantime, I’m listening to my therapist about sticking to flats vs. heels (insert audible sigh of frustration here.)

If you’re in the market, I’ve rounded up loads of great sneakers for this season at the bottom of this post- how good are these? I just bought these, also.

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My weekend was productive and restful – exactly what I needed after a few wild weekends of travel and responsibilities. I did massive amounts of cleaning and reorganizing of my room which was so needed and I did my best to unplug. I find that so hard to do these days. How do you best find time for peace and quiet?

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Shop the Post:

BlankNYC Denim Jacket (only $88! Mine is a size small because I like the cropped fit of it. Last styled here, here)

Madewell Top

Gap Jeans (last seen here)

Sperry Sneakers (c/o)

Coach Bag

Celine Sunglasses

BaubleBar Necklace

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[Bekka Palmer Photography]

winter into spring



What a few days I’ve had being back stateside. I got in late from the Caribbean on Wednesday night, promptly passing out in my bed and on Thursday, this tragedy happened which had my roommates and I staying at our friend Carrie’s. We live just a few buildings down from where the explosion and damage happened. Until last night, we’d been advised not to stay overnight in our place and so it was rather lucky that I had a previously scheduled trip down to visit my godmother for the weekend in Washington.



As I always do, I had such an amazing time with her trying out wonderful restaurants, brunching with blood marys, enjoying time in Georgetown and catching up on sleep (her room darkening shades + bed situation are like magic for one’s sleep!) I’m now back in the city and gearing up for a whirlwind month of travel. (Anyone want to come assist with the packing/unpacking scenario in my apartment?! Seriously though…)winterintospring2


Whenever I’m having a “I couldn’t pick out an outfit if I tried right now” kind of morning, I always end up going for a skirt and a button down. It’s a sure fire way to feel put together without giving too much thought to an ensemble. This J.Crew skirt is from last Fall but is a great transitional piece for winter into Spring. J.Crew has so many great skirts right now, not to mention loads of good styling inspo. I particularly love this pleated mini. Paired with a bright top and a denim jacket? So cute. You can shop pieces from this look + some of my favorite J.Crew skirt / styling combos via the images below!


p.s. be sure to check back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my first Grand Cayman travel diary! You can see what I packed right this way

Outfit Details:

Gap Button Down (they make my favorite fit + style)

Harrow Booties (last seen here)

DKNY Control Top Tights

J.Crew Skirt (last seen here)

Leopard Clutch (last seen here)

Celine Sunglasses

Michael Kors Watch

Vince Leather Jacket (on sale!)

[Bekka Palmer Photography]