friday favorites

These weeks are just flying by lately! With the sun being out longer and the warmer temperatures, I am filling my days with things to do. Suddenly, the temperatures are above 50 degrees and everyone is wanting to make plans again! I admit that I turn into a bit of a hermit during the winter because of the cold and dark weather. But now I am waking up early on the weekends so I can enjoy my days off again.

Two weeks ago, Jake’s mom came to Philly to visit. It was her first time here so we spent the weekend walking around Philly being tour guides. I love when people come to visit or I make plans with friends in the city because it gives you an excuse to try something new or just enjoy the city that I forget to take advantage of.

While we walked around the entire city Jake and I kept making a list of things we wanted to do and see in Philly. What is it when the warmer weather hits we all get inspired to do everything and see everything. We are looking forward to lots of outdoor dining, trips to museums and finding every rooftop bar we can find in the city. I keep joking that one of the nicest parts about having a boyfriend is having a friend to do things with and I got lucky because Jake is always happy to go on an adventure. I’m doing my research now and finding out what events are going on this summer to add to my planner because I am so ready to take advantage of these warmer months in the city!

I haven’t shared this with many people, but I recently got promoted at work. A job opening came up and I applied and interviewed but didn’t get my hopes up. It was the same week we had a death in the family so I wasn’t in the best mental state but interviewed anyway as a distraction. A few weeks later, I got the call that they were happy to have me join the team. This new role is a lot more work and more responsibility, but I am soo excited to start this new chapter. Did I mention the best part? I will no longer be working the evening shift and will have a normal 9-5 job. Work has been busy because I am working on finishing some of my reports and wrapping things up so the next person. With a lot going on, I decided to treat myself to a mental health day in the middle of the week. The last time I took a day off was for the day after Christmas so I could use it as a travel day so this girl really needed a day off!

My weekends have been super busy lately but I have been able to dedicate a few hours here and there to the blog. Lots of new content is coming out each week so I hope you are able to enjoy the steady flow of new posts. With the warmer weather, I like waking up early and having a slow morning before I do my weekly errands. Trader Joe’s is a bit of a walk so I haven’t been in a while but last Saturday was so nice out that we didn’t mind the walk.

I wish my weekdays were more exciting than the same old routine each week. Now onto my favorite things this week…

What I’m Loving

A friend of a friend’s wedding was featured in Vogue magazine recently. Her dress is beyond beautiful and it was cool to get texts of photos that didn’t make it into the article. I’m already trying to find where I can a veil like her’s!

Taylor Swift was seen wearing new merch around New York City and I am loving the new look!

Lots of gingham is on sale at this retailer.

I recently did a round up of my favorite things at Old Navy and J. Crew Factory.

Hopefully you have been enjoying my skincare series on the blog. I took a bit of a break but started to love reviewing products again on Sundays. Check out my review on a Sunday Riley product here.

Speaking of product reviews, I am sharing this Sephora post from the archives if you want some inspiration while shopping the Sephora sale. In the post I explain what products I purchase at Target and the ones I splurge on. Not all mascaras are made the same! Remember to check out my beauty tab for dozens of makeup and hair product reviews!

What I’m Watching

I’ve been watching Blindspot and The Black List at the same time the last few weeks. And of course I am watching Game of Thrones every week. Let me know what shows you are watching so I can add it to my list!


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