style + sustainability gala

Super pumped for my first major event in Cincinnati this Saturday, October 1st - the Style + Sustainability Gala - hosted by Modern Makers and Urban Blooms! It's being held in a really cool industrial space with a moss catwalk, living walls, and tons of local designers- basically an Instagram gold mine ⭐️🌟⭐️ I'll be there along with some other blogger gals from Thread, and if you'd like to join in the fun as well, you can get tickets here. More details can be found at the Facebook invite here

from the books :: sweetbitter

Free People Sweater (previously here)

I've honestly been nervous to write a review for this one, because it was so, so good. I just don't feel like I can do it justice. I loved every page. I loved every character. I loved learning more about fine dining and working in a restaurant in New York. I loved reading about the city. I loved Tess. And I'm fangirling really hard for the author (nearly fainted when she commented on my Instagram - like no, thank you for writing!). I'm just going to say it - this is my favorite book of the year. Maybe the last 5 years. And to all of you - if you haven't already, read it now. 

Also, Stephanie, if you need an assistant, I'm your girl. 

Favorite Quote:

It's an epidemic with women your age. A gross disparity between the way that they speak and the quality of thoughts that they're having about the world. They are taught to express themselves in slang, in clichΓ©s, sarcasm- all of which is weak language.  The superficiality of the language colors the experiences, rendering them disposable instead of assimilated. And then to top it all, you call yourselves 'girls.'"

Why You Should Read It:

So beautifully written, you'll turn the last page and open it right back up to the beginning.

Add me on: Goodreads

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tennis 🎾 time

Sweatshirt via Nordstrom (previously here), Tennis Skirt via Nordstrom, Karen Walker Sunglasses (previously here), Hair Tie via AnthropologieNike Shoes (previously here), Lips - MAC Liner in Hip 'N' Happy, MAC Lipstick in Overtime, NARS Lips Gloss in Turkish Delight

I spent the summer becoming mildly obsessed with tennis. Typically I'm really hard on myself, but for reals yo, I'm not all that lousy. And let's be completely honest here, the clothes make the sport. Like how adorable is this outfit?? 

gilt edge | tennis 🎾 time