Today was a busy day! LB is moving, which is super depressing. Thankfully, for now, she’s only moving an extra ten miles away, but I’m still going to miss her! We spent the morning loading her stuff up into the U-Haul. From there, L and I grabbed a quick (and cheap) bite at bartaco before heading home to walk a friend’s dog. In the afternoon, I stopped by a friend’s house who was having a Stella and Dot party. I ended up buying a cute little arrow necklace and eating way too much bacon – so really just my normal afternoon. When I got home, I had just enough time to take a quick nap before L and I had a date night at Cinebistro. It’s been way too long since we’ve gone out just the two of us and it was such a treat!
Like I mentioned earlier, it’s been a while since L and I went on a date, so I dressed for the occasion! I actually bought this dress at an H&M in Spain when L and I were studying abroad. It was one of my few outfits I wore when we went out to the Spanish bars! Such good memories!
Dress: H&M purchased (in Spain!) four years ago for €12 (similar, similar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory purchased six years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: H&M purchased (in Spain!) four years ago for €8 (similar, similar)
When all else fails, have a girl’s night! Thank goodness for LB – she’s been the most incredible friend over the past two years and I don’t know what I would do without her! She’s actually moving a few miles away in a few weeks, so I stopped by to help her pack up her kitchen and load up her car. We ended up at dinner and then polishing off a few glasses of wine, so I spent the night (probably for the last time!) at her place.
I love the bright pink in this outfit combo – it’s a surefire way to make me smile! Not going to lie, when LB and I went out to dinner, I wore the top half along with a pair of black shorts. Definitely a fashion statement, but not in a good way.
Sound off: what do you always do for your girl’s night?
Top: Stitch Fix purchased three years ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Blazer: LeTote (NOIR Round Neck Jacket) retails for $78 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew Factory purchased second-hand three years ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Belt: Came with a skirt that was gifted (similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)
Today is the fabulous LB’s birthday. I don’t know what I would do without her in Atlanta – she’s been the perfect balance of wine and tequila for me. Anyways, for those of you who don’t know; LB is cardigan-loving, risk-adverse person – so it was fitting that we headed off the see Beauty and the Beast to celebrate! I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I saw the original Beauty and Beast until I realized I genuinely forgot half the storyline. The movie itself was pretty good (not tear-worthy, unless you ask LB). The best part was seeing LB’s excitement and spending time with the girls – I’m so lucky to have awesome friends here.
I worked from home in the morning – so to be honest I was in sweatpants and no bra for 90% of my day. Obviously that wasn’t quite fitting for the movie theater, so I changed into my favorite tank and jeans. At first I was super torn about what cardigan to toss on. White is my favorite but I’ve already worn that outfit! I landed on this coral, which actually looked a lot better than I thought it would. Here’s to new combinations!
Sound off: are you going to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie?
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory purchased six years for $30 (similar, similar)
Top: LeTote (19 COOPER Bright Strappy Back Tank) retails for $38 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased one year ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Boots: Marshall’s purchased recently for $40 (similar, similar)
Women are always told “they can’t have it all.” You can’t have the nice house with a white picket fence unless you work your butt off, but you can’t fill that perfect home with kids unless you’re willing to give up your career. You can’t be too skinny without being a bitch, but you can’t be too overweight without being lazy. You can’t be successful in your relationships and also be successful in the boardroom (after all, women clearly have a minuscule defined amount of energy to dedicate to this world). We’re balancing on a tightrope of perfection.
I hate being told what I can and can’t have. But most of all, I hate that I told my best friend LB that she can’t have it all.