#tbt to Freshman Year of College

I recently realized that I left home for college TWENTY YEARS ago. Even though I attended my twenty year high school reunion this past spring, the thought still blows my mind. So this week’s Throwback Thursday is a photo of me from my freshman dorm complex’s semiformal dance in October of 1996.


I didn’t bring any semiformal wear to college with me because I didn’t anticipate any events of that sort. I could have had my mom mail me one of my high school prom dresses but instead I chose to wear this terrible shiny white blouse with a short black corduroy skirt that had large buttons down the front. Ah, the Nineties! I’m pretty sure I was the only girl at the semiformal who wasn’t wearing a dress, but I managed to give zero fucks about it.  🙂

Friday Five

1. Squirtle Figurine: how adorable is this little Pokemon?! When I first began playing Pokemon Go, Squirtle and Eevee became two of my very favorites so I hunted down some inexpensive figurines on Amazon. This lil guy has now joined my Eevee on my nightstand.🙂

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Birchbox: August 2016

My August 2016 Birchbox arrived a couple days ago but it’s taken me a little time to actually sit down and write about it. This month’s box design is not my favorite but it’s still pretty cute, with a sort of 80’s retro feel (so hot right now, what with Stranger Things and all!).

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#tbt to West Virginia

This week’s Throwback Thursday is another photo from a family visit to my grandparents in West Virginia when I was a toddler (and an only child, for the moment).

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Stitch Fix: August 2016 Review

It is HOT HOT HOT here in Brooklyn—according to my weather app it currently feels like 106°F outside—and when it’s that hot out I just go NOPE and sit my ass inside, in the AC. Fortunately, my August Stitch Fix box arrived yesterday to help keep me occupied during this self-imposed heat lockdown. This is my fifteenth Fix and it actually arrived almost a week early; I had scheduled it for August 18th but it arrived on the 12th!

Here’s a sneak peek at the goodies my stylist picked out for me this time around:

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My New Stella & Dot Fall Goodies


I recently posted about Stella & Dot’s new Fall accessories, and of course I had to order some for myself! They arrived last week (S&D’s shipping is so fast!), packaged in adorable little boxes as always:

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Friday Five

1. Chobani Chili Lime Meze Dip: when I saw this dip at my local grocery store it basically jumped into my shopping basket. I love trying out dips so this container was calling my name. I am in love with this stuff! It’s full of flavor; it’s tangy, creamy, spicy, and lime-y all at the same time. I’ve even started using it in place of sour cream on my nachos and quesadillas (which I make a lot of at home😛 ). Chobani makes three other flavors as well: Roasted Red Pepper, Three Pepper Salsa, and Smoked Onion and Parmesan. I want to try ’em all!

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#tbt to the 90’s

This week’s Throwback Thursday is a very 90’s pic of me, I believe from freshman year of college:


I’m wearing such a mildly club kid-meets-sorority girl outfit! That striped top would have looked right at home with super wide leg jeans and tiny butterfly clips in my hair, but instead I paired it with those boot leg black pants that became so trendy when I was a freshman in college. This was also back in the day when I wore a ton of rings (which I sort of love and want to do again!). Ah, college.  :)

Friday Five

1. Stranger Things: I binge-watched this new Netflix show on my own in two days this week and have already begun re-watching it, with my husband this time. I could go on about this show all day, but instead I’ll simply say that if you grew up in the 80s, this show is a must-watch; it’s basically a love letter to all the things so many of us enjoyed as kids. #DustinIsTheNewChunk

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#tbt to SDCC 2016

Okay, I’m actually not over this year’s Comic-Con yet…so this week’s Throwback Thursday is a pic that reminds me of three of my favorite things: Comic-Con, turtles, and Pokemon Go.


My husband took this screenshot of a Pokemon Go Squirtle trying to escape his PokeBall by taking a flying leap up from my hand. This pic was taken in our room at the Hilton Bayfront on the extra day we tacked on to our trip due to a seriously delayed flight home. We were both wearing the turtle tees that John had bought us to wear to SDCC next year, so it was only fitting for me to pose with the Squirtle that appeared in our room. I may not have known anything about Pokemon before I downloaded the ridiculously popular app, but Squirtle quickly became one of my favorite little monsters.  🙂