Collecting Thoughts

  • We signed the papers, handed over the cash, and got the keys to our new house! Let the fun begin.
  • I ordered this sweater from Madewell. It is a nice weight and super soft, and on sale.
  • Kohls has garnered some interest once again with this embellished blouse. It looks a heck of a lot like this sleeveless version from J.Crew, except with the long sleeves it is a lot more versatile for year-round wear. I purchased the solid blue, but I am really thinking about going back and getting the white. It is a heavy, slightly stretch material that wasn’t see through at all, a rarity these days. Great quality for only $30. I am also a sucker for joggers. Pants that is. The Joie silk joggers have been all over the place and I have been eying them repeatedly.  These from the J.Lo Collection are a good quality, also available in gray, and were on sale for 50% off, making them oh about 90% cheaper than the Joie pants. High five for Kohls.


  • I am obsessed with this Tumblr, STAG.
  • I bought an amazing pair of Lucchese boots recently and am having them tailored a bit at ManMur aka the greatest shoe shop in the world. I seriously love that place. If you are in Raleigh, or not, take your shoes to them. I’ve left Louboutins to Lucchese to vintage to anything in between in their hands and they work magic.
  • For my birthday gift to myself, I bought this super fun ring from Gorjana. I wasn’t overly hype about the quality when it arrived, but I decided to keep it. I wore it only a few times before a stone fell out! I have had better jewelry from Forever21, and for a fraction of the price obvi. Reviews aren’t always roses people.
  • Have a delightful weekend!


Reading: Books & Blogs

My reading has been a little slack lately, but I have managed to find a few worth mentioning.

Books JuneEven when I was really not doing much blogging, reading or writing, there were a few I always checked in with. That’s when you know they’re good right? Some were friends that I just liked to keep up with, but a couple stick out from the crowd.

The Love List by Jess Graves is one of those blogs you read for the writing. Not just good diction and grammar, but it makes you feel something.  She posts about regular lifestyle blog stuff…clothes, wish lists, etc. which is all also pretty great.  But then she’ll throw in a post written like a book you can’t put down, such as the recent “Relationship PTSD”.  Unfortunately I don’t have the gift of putting feelings into coherent sentences, so you’ll just have to go check it out for yourself.

Another blog that I will read for as long as it is published is Jamie Meares’ I Suwannee.  It seems some bloggers have reached celebrity status, and Jamie is no different. The difference is consistently interesting content, simple as that. It seems Furbish really is worth all the hype, and that is a rare gem in today’s world of over-exposed, over-copied. And I think I’ve read somewhere that Jamie has an english major background or something of the like, and it shines through even when she is discussing donkeys and pom-poms.

There you have it. That’s what I’m reading these days…what about you? DO TELL!