I went apple picking yesterday and had my first macoun apple. So good!

I’m workshopping whether I should turn my blog into a newsletter. I personally prefer reading everything in an email format delivered straight to my mailbox. I also know that people like searching for reviews of things. In an effort to figure out what works, I’m going to try out recapping my week by sharing 5 things that happened/things I thought about.

This week in particular has been perfect for me to workshop this. It was both eventful and dramatic. Way more than I preferred. So in no particular order, let’s get right into 5 things that happened this week.

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Top: Everlane (gifted), wearing a size 0
Jeans: Everlane, wearing a size 26 ankle
Shoes: Birkenstock

Full disclosure: Everlane kindly offered to send me some pieces from their August release. I immediately thought about pieces in my work wardrobe that I’ve been meaning to buy. I chose three classic items that I know will be worn over and over, regardless of season. I am not paid to write this post. I will receive a small commission from ShopStyle if you purchase through an affiliate link below. All opinions are my own.

Dressing for work has always been somewhat of a drag.

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The Agnès

The Enrika

I’ve been waiting a whole month to do this review and it’s finally happening!!

Let me start from the beginning…

I first heard of MaisonCléo on Man Repeller last year. I instantly fell in love with their Agnès blouse. The exaggerated puff sleeve and the ties down the middle that make you look like a present? SWOON. Finding out that each piece is handmade to order in France with natural fabrics that already exist (sometimes with leftovers from fashion houses) was seriously the cherry on top of this banana fudge sundae of a brand.

Other cool/badass things to note?

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Photo by Emily Bauman on Unsplash

Earlier today at work at a team meeting, we did an ice breaker where we shared what we would be doing if we weren’t in our current positions.

Immediately, my first thought was, work at a clinic doing mental health counseling hopefully with a therapy dog.

Then someone mentioned travel blogger and I thought how brave to share that out. I felt my own judgment coming through. Then I quieted that voice because it didn’t belong to me. I was taught to doubt and scoff at jobs that were up for interpretation and financially unstable. But as a person in the world striving to live a happy and fulfilled existence, I say do whatever energizes you. Although, even that thought is flawed. Even when you love what you do, it can also drain you.

Then, the colleague next to me shared out that she would probably be a full-time housewife tending to the needs of her two young kids aka her other full-time job. She laughed lightheartedly but I could only imagine the exhaustion and the never-ending list of things to do.

Then it was my turn to speak.

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Disclaimer: Jumpsuit c/o Everlane. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

I love the idea of a one and done piece.

But I’ve always hesitated with jumpsuits.

It just seems like a nightmare to wear for anyone with a bladder and human needs. Unless there’s some trick to it and no one’s given me the 4-1-1.

Even with this dilemma, brands keep making jumpsuits and people continue to wear them. I’ve also been eyeing this Everlane one since it landed on their site. So when they offered to send me something from their summer collection, I knew it was time to investigate.

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I’m not a sandals/strappy shoe person.

It’s just really hard to get excited about strappy shoes when brands don’t cater to wide feet. And if they do, said shoes are also high on the function and low on the style. If you know, you know.

Hello…we’re out here. We want our feet to look nice too.

Anyway, I can’t really explain what got over me when I saw these sandals ($198) on Reformation’s site. My brain immediately went into “I have to have it” mode.

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*This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

I’ve always written off cash back sites as not for me.

It’s too much work and it’ll take me forever to make more than just spare change.

Those were the excuses I would tell myself.

But the reason that really kept me way? Cash back sites just didn’t carry the brands I shop often.

Well, that changed when I learned about Jewel (referral link for your first $5) back in September.

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Welcome to a brand spanking new segment here on the blog.

My hope for these “A little Obsessed” posts is that it will give you a glimpse of what I’m loving at the moment.

You might be wondering, how is this different from favorites? Well…I’ve decided to give monthly favorites the ax.

Yup, it just wasn’t working for me. For one, I could never remember everything I liked by the time it came to recapping it at the end of the month.

And more importantly, it’s held to a timeline that just doesn’t work for me. I’d rather write about whatever I’m enjoying sooner than later. So here we are. Now, let me stop explaining and get into it.

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Photo: HBO

When I originally wrote this, I wrote too much.

I went on and on about friends past and present who have hurt me in various ways. It was so cathartic to finally put it all into words and out of my head. But there was a reason why I didn’t hit “publish” and am now starting from scratch. The reality is, talking about how I’ve been hurt isn’t going to help myself or anyone else reading this.

I’m choosing to take a different angle. I’m choosing to take a hard look at how we’ve always defined friendships and coming to my own conclusions.

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