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In the midst of my two classes and my new internship I got to attend the Whole Foods KC Pre-Opening Party with my best friend Victoria. Its always such a blessing when my real world and my blogging world get to meet and I'm able to bring my friends to these events. The new Whole Foods is located right by UMKC at at 301 E 51st St. I will admit that I am an avid Whole Foods visitor. Although I don't really shop for groceries there (I don't have much time to shop for groceries at all anymore). I am constantly visiting Whole Foods to browse. This Whole Foods is huge (48,200 square-feet) with a Fountain Room, coffee bar (my personal fave is a iced matcha latte with vanilla syrup), and seafood bar. There also is a deli, unlike the other two Whole Foods locations (Olathe and South Overland Park). I didn't see any Amazon lockers which was surprising. I'll have to ask Alexa about it. Just the other day I picked up some handmade peppermint soap for $2 at Whole Foods! Top that Marshalls?!

Photo by Namtreezy
 
Photo by Namtreezy
Somewhere in between all the busyness these past couple months I feel like I've lost sight of the big picture. My goal for 2018 was to live a life of intentional gratitude. Trying to slow down when it feels like there are so little hours in the day has been challenging. I feel like overall I've never been more grateful, but trying to keep my mindset where my heart is with so many deadlines has been rough. However, life has a funny way of reminding us what our priorities are. Nevertheless I'm re-framing my narrative and trying to live out my goal. I've been meditating and talking to friends about the stress and anxiety of life which has definitely taken some of the pressure off. So if you've wondered why the blog has felt a little distant its because it has definitely been on the back burner. I'm on my last couple weeks of summer classes and feeling grateful to almost have completed 5 graduate classes. I'm not sure how to conclude this post but I'll be back to the blog soon, rejuvenated, and smiling as if all of those boxes of La Croix are mine. P.S. how cute are these photos of Victoria and I?!

Wearing: Dress - J. Crew (sold out but similar), bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs Ligero, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Whole Foods KC Meets JMC

June 22, 2018

In the midst of my two classes and my new internship I got to attend the Whole Foods KC Pre-Opening Party with my best friend Victoria. Its always such a blessing when my real world and my blogging world get to meet and I'm able to bring my friends to these events. The new Whole Foods is located right by UMKC at at 301 E 51st St. I will admit that I am an avid Whole Foods visitor. Although I don't really shop for groceries there (I don't have much time to shop for groceries at all anymore). I am constantly visiting Whole Foods to browse. This Whole Foods is huge (48,200 square-feet) with a Fountain Room, coffee bar (my personal fave is a iced matcha latte with vanilla syrup), and seafood bar. There also is a deli, unlike the other two Whole Foods locations (Olathe and South Overland Park). I didn't see any Amazon lockers which was surprising. I'll have to ask Alexa about it. Just the other day I picked up some handmade peppermint soap for $2 at Whole Foods! Top that Marshalls?!

Photo by Namtreezy
 
Photo by Namtreezy
Somewhere in between all the busyness these past couple months I feel like I've lost sight of the big picture. My goal for 2018 was to live a life of intentional gratitude. Trying to slow down when it feels like there are so little hours in the day has been challenging. I feel like overall I've never been more grateful, but trying to keep my mindset where my heart is with so many deadlines has been rough. However, life has a funny way of reminding us what our priorities are. Nevertheless I'm re-framing my narrative and trying to live out my goal. I've been meditating and talking to friends about the stress and anxiety of life which has definitely taken some of the pressure off. So if you've wondered why the blog has felt a little distant its because it has definitely been on the back burner. I'm on my last couple weeks of summer classes and feeling grateful to almost have completed 5 graduate classes. I'm not sure how to conclude this post but I'll be back to the blog soon, rejuvenated, and smiling as if all of those boxes of La Croix are mine. P.S. how cute are these photos of Victoria and I?!

Wearing: Dress - J. Crew (sold out but similar), bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs Ligero, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs

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A few summers ago when I was still in undergrad and interning for Anthropologie I helped with a window display where we showcased this dress.

I thought the dress was beautiful and very unique. I wasn't sure if it was exactly me as I don't own anything in orange nor do I think I ever have, but I always had it in the back of my mind. Thinking about it from time to time when I'd reminisce on my intern days there although I think the candles make me feel the most nostalgic.
Over Christmas I started looking for something new to wear to a wedding in June. I ended up finding this dress for $30 originally retailing for $168?! It ended up completely missing a strap (thus why it was so cheap), but my Mom got it for me as a Christmas present and ended up fixing it for me too (thanks Mom).

This dress just makes me happy! Its so fun to just twirl around in and very comfortable! I think I'd add a necklace to this dress and change my lip color to something more bold, maybe a fuchsia!
I struggle finding the right shoes for this dress. I really am going for the full on Carrie Bradshaw look. I found a great J. Crew and Charlotte Olympia pair but they were just too pricey and I couldn't see myself wearing them with anything else. In terms of a handbag I found myself wearing this dress with my wicker bag but a clutch would work as well.
In terms of makeup here I played it pretty safe here. I'm wearing KVD's Shade + Light palette (an essential for anyone's makeup bag. Nevertheless, I did wear some NYX glitter brillants (pressed glitter & my new favorite thing) I found from Marshalls in a copper shade with this dress and I think that was a fun way of spicing it up.
Its sweltering here in Kansas City. Seems like one of the hottest summers we've had in while to be honest. I've been buzzing like a bee over here trying to finish my summer classes and take my weekly Marshalls pilgrimage. It has been challenging, but I'm really loving my new job and the people who I work with. I'll see y'all in July!

Wearing: Dress - Anthropologie (sold out but here's one I love), shoes - Something Blue by Betsey Johnson (sold out but similar), lips - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes

Photos by LFTM Photography, give Audley a follow here!

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Tangerine Daydreams

June 9, 2018

A few summers ago when I was still in undergrad and interning for Anthropologie I helped with a window display where we showcased this dress.

I thought the dress was beautiful and very unique. I wasn't sure if it was exactly me as I don't own anything in orange nor do I think I ever have, but I always had it in the back of my mind. Thinking about it from time to time when I'd reminisce on my intern days there although I think the candles make me feel the most nostalgic.
Over Christmas I started looking for something new to wear to a wedding in June. I ended up finding this dress for $30 originally retailing for $168?! It ended up completely missing a strap (thus why it was so cheap), but my Mom got it for me as a Christmas present and ended up fixing it for me too (thanks Mom).

This dress just makes me happy! Its so fun to just twirl around in and very comfortable! I think I'd add a necklace to this dress and change my lip color to something more bold, maybe a fuchsia!
I struggle finding the right shoes for this dress. I really am going for the full on Carrie Bradshaw look. I found a great J. Crew and Charlotte Olympia pair but they were just too pricey and I couldn't see myself wearing them with anything else. In terms of a handbag I found myself wearing this dress with my wicker bag but a clutch would work as well.
In terms of makeup here I played it pretty safe here. I'm wearing KVD's Shade + Light palette (an essential for anyone's makeup bag. Nevertheless, I did wear some NYX glitter brillants (pressed glitter & my new favorite thing) I found from Marshalls in a copper shade with this dress and I think that was a fun way of spicing it up.
Its sweltering here in Kansas City. Seems like one of the hottest summers we've had in while to be honest. I've been buzzing like a bee over here trying to finish my summer classes and take my weekly Marshalls pilgrimage. It has been challenging, but I'm really loving my new job and the people who I work with. I'll see y'all in July!

Wearing: Dress - Anthropologie (sold out but here's one I love), shoes - Something Blue by Betsey Johnson (sold out but similar), lips - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes

Photos by LFTM Photography, give Audley a follow here!

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I feel like it has been so long since I've written a Sephora Play review. With two grad school classes and a full time internship I haven't had a lot of spare time to be able to sit down and really pour my thoughts about this past past month's Sephora Play products. But I'm here now and ready to cover some ground!

April Sephora Play 2018 Review

June 3, 2018

I feel like it has been so long since I've written a Sephora Play review. With two grad school classes and a full time internship I haven't had a lot of spare time to be able to sit down and really pour my thoughts about this past past month's Sephora Play products. But I'm here now and ready to cover some ground!
Last spring when the Victoria Beckham for Target collection dropped I wanted this Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress, but I wasn't sure. I had never owned a piece of clothing with this unique type of sleeve and I had already ordered two pieces  rom the collection going on three. Which left me feeling undecided whether I needed a fourth piece from the collection especially when I own 0 stripes.

Stripe a Pose

May 17, 2018

Last spring when the Victoria Beckham for Target collection dropped I wanted this Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress, but I wasn't sure. I had never owned a piece of clothing with this unique type of sleeve and I had already ordered two pieces  rom the collection going on three. Which left me feeling undecided whether I needed a fourth piece from the collection especially when I own 0 stripes.

Initially I had a hard time with the the one shoulder trend. There were so many variations of tops it was so overwhelming. Most tops had way too many ruffles for my taste or too long of a sleeve/sleeves to be practical for the Kansas heat. While I was browsing eBay's copious amount of J. Crew resale I stumbled on this blouse and for $17- new with tags it was hard to say no.

One Shoulder Drama

May 6, 2018


Initially I had a hard time with the the one shoulder trend. There were so many variations of tops it was so overwhelming. Most tops had way too many ruffles for my taste or too long of a sleeve/sleeves to be practical for the Kansas heat. While I was browsing eBay's copious amount of J. Crew resale I stumbled on this blouse and for $17- new with tags it was hard to say no.
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