Friday Five

Geeking Out This Week

1. Avengers: Infinity War: I won’t spoil a thing in case you’re one of the few people around the world who hasn’t seen this movie yet. People have a lot of opinions and feelings about Infinity War, seemingly more so than the usual Marvel movie. I’ll simply say I thought it was tons of fun!

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Stitch Fix: March 2018 Review

My 22nd Stitch Fix showed up yesterday afternoon so I got right to trying the pieces on and taking photos! I feel like it’s been forever since my last Fix so I was excited to dive in. The colors and patterns in the box were totally on point for my taste…and look, the teal item even matches the accent pillows on our sofa:

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Happy 3 Year Blogaversary To Me

Three years ago today I started this blog. I had been writing Brooklyn Orchids, my blog about orchids, for years, but I wanted to have a separate place where I could write about beauty products and other non-orchid-related things that interest me.

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Stitch Fix: December 2017 Review

Happy holidays to me: my 21st Stitch Fix arrived on Friday evening! I couldn’t take photos on Saturday because we got our first snow of the season that day and the light in the apartment was too dreary. I enlisted my husband to photograph me on Sunday, so he gets photo credit.  🙂

You may remember that my last Stitch Fix was a bust, but the colors in my stack of clothing were promising this time: some jewel tones, a metallic, and a floral print!

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Rent the Runway: Marchesa Notte Green Lace Cocktail Dress

I haven’t had many occasions to use Rent the Runway lately, but I attended an event last Friday that was the perfect excuse to get all gussied up in a designer dress! As per usual I spent way too much time browsing Rent the Runway’s website, trying to find the ideal dress for the party—a mock wedding (I can’t really say any more than that).

After mulling over a ton of options, I decided to rent this gorgeous Marchesa Notte Green Lace Cocktail Dress:

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Stitch Fix: September 2017 Review

Can you believe I received my 20th Stitch Fix this week?! I sure can’t! Prior to this Fix, I reviewed my style profile and made a few tweaks to make sure it best reflected my current preferences, especially since they recently added some premium designers to their offerings! I didn’t receive any pieces by the luxe designers in this Fix, but to be fair, I did check the box in my profile that says “mostly non-Luxe/occasional Luxe item.”

My stack of clothing this month was quite colorful!

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Stitch Fix: June 2017 Review

My 19th Stitch Fix arrived in the mail on Friday, so I did a little fashion show and enlisted my husband as photographer yesterday afternoon. When I opened the box I was excited to see a variety of colors and patterns inside:

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Friday Five

1. Kogod Courtyard: last Saturday my husband and I did a date night downtown. We started off by visiting the National Portrait Gallery, then had a drink at Dirty Habit and dinner at The Smith (both of which were great, BTW). The museum was wonderful and I want to go back to explore more, but my favorite part was this unbelievable courtyard topped with a wavy glass and steel ceiling! The room reminded me of the DUC (Dobbs University Center) at Emory, which is a building constructed around a historic building at the center of campus. This beautiful courtyard had a very peaceful vibe…I must return.

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Stitch Fix: April 2017 Review

Today happens to be my six-week anniversary of moving to Washington, DC, so receiving a box from Stitch Fix felt like a good way to mark the occasion!  🙂  You may remember that my last Fix was a complete bust, but I didn’t let that turn me off.

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