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I am not one to really talk personal life here but with what has been going on, I felt like I had to share with you  guys. 
It’s funny how you adapt to change. Each one of us has such a different reaction to large changes. Normally, I am panicked, flustered and overwhelmed. I can’t concentrate and all I can think about is how the change is either unfair, exciting or how everything else will now be different. 
I am currently one month from a change that rocked my entire world. The end of an eight and a half year relationship. Moving out, breaking ties with people who have become loved ones and losing my every day best friend and confidant. Those things alone were what kept me from allowing this change for so long. This change was the most painful and liberating thing I have ever gone through in my entire life. For the first few days I really wasn’t sure how I could function as a single piece. Why should I have to learn to? Why me?
All of these ‘poor me’ thoughts were swirling and consuming. I felt like a tornado of broken. I have never been one to physically react to my emotions, but this really did get the best of me. It was like nothing I have ever experienced. I couldn’t eat, I didn’t want to drink and I didn’t want to fall asleep because I hated the idea of waking up and having to remember what was happening all over again. Then, just like the movies, a song came on the radio and I screamed it at the top of my lungs with tears streaming down my face. At the end of the song I literally felt the weight, sadness, anger and hurt lift. It was the most surreal and pretty much dramatic moment ever. Not only am I going to be able to learn how to be a single person, I decided I was going to be awesome at it. 
Being 27 and single is a hell of a lot better than waking up at 35 and being miserable. Single shouldn’t be scary. In fact, it isn’t scary. It’s fun. Sure, dating is absolutely the most terrifying thing I can imagine, but for every bad date you have a great story to gossip with your friends about. The first date is like ripping off a band-aid, not so bad, just do it. On top of all of this, I was reminded that not only do I have the most wonderful and supportive family, but my friends are the kind of people who really do make everything better.
I have been struggling with the guilt of not being as upset as everything thinks I am. I am happy. I really just feel good. Sure, I have waves of sadness, he was a wonderful man. BUT, the excitement and unknown is really almost too much for me to keep the smile off my face. I feel light and breezy.  Actually, the worst part of this whole brand new single girl thing is the pity.
“Oh, you will be ok!” I am actually fan-fucking-tastic.
“You are just so strong! You will find someone.” Oh thank you, I know, there are plenty of tinder boys out there.
“Hang in there, you’re awesome.” No shit, of course I am.
OK you guys, enough. How about “I am so happy you are happy.”
So the general gist of this ramble? I am tindering, doing me and loving living life. 
Cheers to an epic summer and to just being happy.
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I  cannot believe the first beach weekend is in the record books. While getting ready for the beach yesterday, I felt completely unprepared. While borderline spazzing out about what to bring, I decided I needed to have a go-to set of items that would never fail me. Per usual, jorts are involved.

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Monki white shirt,  / Rag & Bone jean shorts / Chloé Mare bikini swimwear / Havaianas white shoes,  / Tory Burch beach tote / Henri Bendel aviator sunglasses / ASOS hair accessory / Burt s Bees lip treatment, / Sun care / John Lewis beach towel, / Apple iPod nano 16Gb Pink,  / Amazon.com: The Fault in Our Stars eBook: John Green: Kindle Store

Do you guys have things you must have in your beach bag? I am always looking for new additions!
Happy short work week!
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The warm weather is here to stay people! I have officially busted out my self tanner to make my pasty white skin look less sad. My go-to look this year is going to be fun flowy tops, jeans and wedges. I love the simplicity of this combo and the way you can accessorize with anything!

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Cami tank top / Paige Denim destroyed boyfriend jeans / Steve Madden wedge heel sandals / Jennifer Zeuner yellow gold necklace / Lipsy hinged bangle bracelet, / Round earrings

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Today I am linking up with one of my favorite bloggers, Love Always, Nancy J. This is such a fun link-up series she is running. I mean who doesn’t love talking beauty!

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Comodynes sun care / Essie nail polish / Urban decay eyeshadow / Urban Decay blush / Tom Ford nude lipstick / Nars cosmetic / Christian Dior curling iron / LORAC lip makeup

This summer I am going to a bronzed and beachy look with pops of color here and there. What are you guys craving for summer beauty items?

Love Always Nancy J

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Traveling always brings out major wardrobe anxiety with me. Whether it’s overpacking because lord knows I can’t leave anything at home just in case I need to wear it or what to wear during the physical traveling, there is always something. While I am not sure overpacking is ever something I will be able to shake, what to wear while traveling has become more clear lately. Layers are just as key as being comfortable. I opt to wear whatever shoe will be the most difficult to pack and the most comfortable layers I have. While I envy anyone with the cajones to just wear sweats and sneakers, it is just not in my DNA to do so anymore. What are your go-to travel looks?

 

 

BB Dakota Fur Coats · L’Agence Shortsleeve Tops · Nation Ltd. Tees

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Love them or hate them, they are everywhere. What do you think about the formal-wear jumpsuit? I think I am at the point where I love it and I need one like yesterday. I love the flowy options with embellishments that cinch just right in the waist. The tighter, the more Jenny from the block you can look.
Emma Stone in Elie Saab- effortless elegance
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Is this Rachel Zoe? god, I love her :0 (It All Appeals to Me: Outfit Obsessions)
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bad ass. crossing my fingers, I hope by Dec 2013 my hair will be long enough for this to be my next stage of my hair growing adventure
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georges hobeika spring 2014 couture pearl embellished white jumpsuit
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Purple Jumpsuit. I want one  so nice for summer
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Love!! Had to cut mine up today because it was too small, I think I found the perfect replacement!!
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If I were a jumpsuit kind of girl, this would be my jumpsuit. Black Bianca Jumpsuit | Piper Gore.
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Anyone else out there falling for these adult chic onsies?
TGIF.

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Something about a simple button-down shirt is so underrated in my closet. I really didn’t add any for years until I came across this super soft LOFT version. This top is a spin on a classic and a perfect match for jeans or a pencil skirt. I wore this combo to a Boston Blogger event at the DryBar. First of all, who knew there were so many awesome and fun bloggers in Boston? There is such a great community and I am so happy to have found it. Second, DryBar is actually my dream come true. If you didn’t know, I straighten my hair multiple times a week. So being able to get a luxurious blowout that I am not slaving over is really mecca for me. These pictures are the before and I didn’t get a great one of my hair after but honestly, it was amazing! My girl Sam who styled me was fab and the champagne and company didn’t hurt either!
LOFT shirt//Lucky Brand denim (similar)

 

 

 

 

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This beautiful pop of color for your wrist.
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How to pronounce your favorite designer’s names part one and two.
Dying for a gaggle of jolts and the weather to go with it.

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This beautiful outfit and honestly just this beautiful photo!

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How perfect is this fun dress? A perfect way to revive your LBD collection.

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The controversy behind the details coming out about the Biggest Loser is so terrible. 
Vogue’s most recent list of best dressed celebs. Miley made the list? Hmm. 
Can you say ‘make this for me NOW!’.

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These snowy scenes from the greater Boston area today…let me just say it was NOT fun to drive in.
These cute cute cutest smoking slippers.

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The new ad spot for Target’s latest designer collection has me over-the-moon excited. What do you think?
How to wear a jumpsuit anywhere.
Craving some springtime fun nails like these.

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This recap about the different types of people who attend fashion week. Hopefully one day I will be one of them…
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For as long as I can remember, pink and red were colors that ‘clashed’. In fact I distinctly remember a certain girl telling me my hot pink stir-up pants didn’t match my red sweatshirt in 2nd grade. I wanted to immediately go home and change. Luckily, fashion is evolved beyond that 2nd grade classroom and mixing and matching unlikely pairs is encouraged. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this combo is front and center. I came across this vibrant take on the match and had to find a way to recreate it. Perfect for a date night or a night with the girls trying to forget the non-dates.
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L Agence collar blouse / Lauren Ralph Lauren slim trousers / Steve Madden black strap sandals / R J Graziano hinged bangle/ Polish jewelry / kate spade new york Leroy Street Glitter Georgie

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a Thursday Giveaway!

Happy Thursday!
School is back in full swing and fall is coming upon us quickly – so why not have a Shopping Giveaway so that one lucky winner can stock up on some Fall Fashion. Marquis from Simply Clarke and friends have teamed up to Giveaway a $175 Gift Card to J.Crew and a $75 Gift Card to Target.
Enter below to Win and make sure to give all the sponsors some love and thank them for the giveaway!
Simply Clarke / Bell Bliss / The Dwelling Tree / Fueled & Aflame
A Girl Smitten / Dog Hair Is An Accessory / Stay Crafty My Friends / Well Worn Soles
Classy Living / All That Glitters / A Beautiful Exchange / Just Bri
Denim & Daydreams / Bonnie Cribbs / Dancin’ With A Dolly / Till Then Smile Often

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