How was your week? Mine was a blur of meetings, calls, dinners with family and Skype dates with best friends â€” which is why all my blog posts Iâ€™d had plannedâ€¦are going live today! Woohoo!
Things are good but Iâ€™ve been feeling worn down and knew cutting out of work early was necessary yesterday. After catching up with my mom and aunt, I promptly tucked myself into bed at 8 pm and it was the BEST THING EVER. Why is sleep impossible to catch up on as an adult?! I remember all those summer vacations from my childhood filled with endless hours of boredom and had no idea how truly great that was! Haha.
Letâ€™s take things way back to the 90s for a second â€” did you drink Italian sodas as a kid? I remember going on vacation with my parents and when theyâ€™d order a latte at the espresso stand, Iâ€™d always try a new flavor. Iâ€™d totally forgot theyâ€™d existed until spotting one at my local coffee shop a few days ago. So simple and so good.
This is my favorite look right now. Excuse the weird angle, I couldnâ€™t get the full PARIS in any other way I tried! Itâ€™s from Forever 21 and Iâ€™ve been wearing it with a ribbon tied around my neck â€” this one is Giuseppe Zanotti who has the best signature around. I want handwriting like that! Anyway, I was texting Gala about our new ribbon obsession and thoughtâ€¦maybe itâ€™s a bit reminiscent of Colonel Sanders? The ultimate fashion icon! 😉
Iâ€™m off to wrap up a few projects before heading out for the weekend and I hope you have a good one! xo
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