Desk to Dinner and Drinks

The life of a freelancer is always go-go-go! Sure, there are some days where I’m at my desk from dawn to dusk, but more often than not there’s a whole lot of running around. Coffee meetings with both brands and like-minded entrepreneurs, press previews, photo shoots, networking events after work, you name it. One of the hardest things for me to get a handle on when I left my “day job” and became a full-time freelancer was figuring out time management. I said yes to everything that I wasn’t able to before – every daytime preview and event, and was scheduling more of my meetings during the day. But I felt like I wasn’t getting anything done, was spending my entire day commuting, and was still up until the wee hours of the morning cranking out a post for the next day.

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Weekend Wear // Evening Edition

How was your Fourth of July weekend?! Mine was exhausting, but in the best way possible. So, so much fun! I’ll give you a run-down of the weekend, as there are some major gems that are too funny not to share. But first, let’s talk clothes. I wore this outfit for a night out out in New York a few weeks ago, and ended up repeating it this past Friday night. I have a feeling I’ll be wearing it well into the fall, too. (I hate even admitting that summer will end one day, but just being realistic.) It’s perfect right now for those cooler summer nights!

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One Year

Can you believe it’s July?! One year ago today, I was boarding my one-way flight from New York to Chicago, so anxious for what the future held. Hindsight’s always 20/20, but I wish I could have told myself to chill the F out. Reflecting on the past year, it’s been a pretty good one! Lots of ups, definitely some downs, but a lot more good days than bad. Who knows what will happen in the future or where I’ll end up next, but I’m definitely enjoying the ride.

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Leaf Love

I’m just going to come out and say it… This is probably my favorite outfit, ever. I saw Gabby wearing this dress at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic a few weeks ago and I couldn’t believe it when she told me where it was from. (I may or may not have purchased it from my phone right then and there! ha) And even better for you… It’s currently on sale for under $100! All sizes are available, too. Run, people!

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