On Turning 28 and Looking to the Stars

It’s my birthday today, and it’s one of those things I increasingly greet with mixed feelings. Not so much because I’m upset about getting older – I actually am glad to be getting older, to be finding my footing and my style, as well as becoming more confident. It’s more about the bittersweetness of it,…

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Slow Sunday in JUN-i, 8.19.2018

We are back from vacation (for about a week, and then it’s off to Paris and Amsterdam for my friend Claire’s wedding!) and I thought I’d revive my Slow Sunday series and end the week on a reflective note. It was great to spend time with Matt’s family and see our nieces. And the beach…

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Living in the Moment with Tense Watches

This post is in partnership with Tense Watches. #mypresenttense Matt and I have been married for approximately 299 days, 7,176 hours and 430,560 minutes. In October, we’ll celebrate our first wedding anniversary. (Remind me to finish my thank you notes, guys.) And over the course of those days, hours and minutes, we have spent a…

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Summer 10×10 Recap: What I Wore and What I Learned

I just completed the summer 10×10 (founded by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee), which challenges capsule wardrobe aficionados to wear only ten items of clothing (including shoes!) for ten days – as ten different outfits. It can sound a little daunting, but it’s a really fun way to get creative with your wardrobe and practice…

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How to be a minimalist when you sweat a lot

This post is in collaboration with my dear friend Andrea, who always keeps her cool. Guys. There is something we need to talk about. Sweating. If this 10×10 has revealed anything to me thus far, it is that being a wardrobe minimalist is extremely hard when you sweat a lot.  Seriously, I am doing laundry like,…

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Hands-Free: Ethically-Made Belt Bags

I’ve mentioned a lot in my previous posts how much I’ve wanted a belt bag. Known as a fanny pack in its former life, the belt bag has recently been reimagined into a more classic, versatile item that often doubles as a crossbody bag. I thought that today it would be fun to round up…

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Outfit: Setting the Tone

I recently had the pleasure of updating some of the photos I use for certain sections of my blog, such as my About and Contact pages. It was so fun! I worked with a local photographer who used to work in NYC documenting fashion and street style. While I rarely use a professional photographer because,…

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Ethical Fashion and the Burlap-Sack-Evaluation

Over the weekend, Matt and I attended the wedding of one of his good friends from college. It was an absolutely beautiful, classic and elegant wedding held at a venue overlooking the Hudson River. I realized too late that it was also black-tie optional. Oops. So, instead of going through Rent the Runway, my typical…

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Learning to Pack a Minimalist Suitcase

For me, ethical fashion and minimalism go hand-in-hand, because one of the simplest ways to have a more ethical closet is to simply consume less clothing. This is where I have always fallen off the wagon a bit. I tend to get really anxious about not having the right things to wear to a meeting,…

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Brand to Know: Cait Shea Designs (Connecticut-Made)

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Cait Clark of Cait Shea Designs. I got to learn a bit about her passion for sustainability and conscious living and browse her new shop in Chester, Connecticut. I’m so excited to share her story and shop with you, as well as show you some of the beautiful…

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