The Power of Hello

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

There's something that no one ever really tells you about when you are growing up. It's something that comes so easy to us when we are young, but as soon as you get into your mid-twenties your realize gets harder and harder. I certainly wasn't prepared for how hard it would be to make friends post college, and it's something that I've struggled with for years. I have tried many things, and a lot of those things didn't return the results I was hoping for. So I had to try harder. I had to seek friends out. I had to make the initial move if you. I had to be the one to say "hello" first.

I wish I would have known then what I know now. That is really is as simple as hello or hi to make those new and great connections. Blogging has been one of those platforms where a simple tweet, comment, or like can create lasting friendships and connections. Lindt has launched their own sweet way to connect with their new line of chocolate flavors. The HELLO line from Lindt is sure to make every hello as sweet as can be. I love the little darlings because of their perfect little size that let me indulge without going overboard. The new flavors are to die for, especially the cookies and cream.

Lindt wants you to share a favorite hello story. Stop by here to share your story, and be entered in the Lindt Hello Sweet Connections Sweepstakes to win many more sweet prizes. Want more sweet stories? Click here to check out a special YouTube celebrity series of "hello" moments!

Thank you to Lindt for sponsoring today's post and inspiring me to try Lindt HELLO!

Wedding Crush

This post doesn't need much text or introduction because the pictures really speak for themselves. This isn't going to be a a habit, but I had to post about Lauren Conrad's wedding. She's my original girl crush, and everyone's favorite California girl. Her elegant, classic style was ever present in every detail captured in the photos. Anyway, I'm going to get to the pictures. Try not to drool too much.

Ugh. I just can't. So I won't ruin it with my babble. Well done on the nuptials, LC. Not that we expected anything less from the first lady of Laguna Beach.

Bendy Brunch Event

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Exciting things are happening in the District! A great new yoga company, Grip the Mat, contacted me about their event this Sunday Bendy Brunch. I wanted to share the info plus a special promo code for my readers. Grip the Mat is a new concept to bring yoga practitioners together and cultivate a social community. This is such a great concept. What's better than grabbing a friend or two for a yoga class followed up by drinks, eats, and socializing with like-minded people? Check out Grip the Mat to find out what they are all about and to see when they will be holding more yoga/social events in the future.

The yoga class + brunch will be held at the Wonder Bread Factory (a very cool repurposed urban space) in Shaw at 641 S Street NW Washington, DC 20001, with two sessions being held at 10:30am and 1:30pm. You can register for the event here and use code "Lovelier" for $5 off the ticket price. 

on my radar

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Girl About Town

I'm working on being more put together when it comes to my super casual outfits, and this look is something that for me is very doable. The over-sized sweater is comfortable enough for running around, but is dressed up with a long necklace and black pants. These pants have the look and stretch of a legging, but with the structure of a pant (huge win for me). A classic leather tote is a little more formal than my huge keep all, and the booties tie it all together while being practical.


Street Style

Monday, September 22, 2014


Weekend + Links

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Thinking outside the box just a tad when it comes to pumpkin with this recipe.

You guys Calypso St.Barth has been so so good lately. I crushing on this sweater, this perfect top, and this delicious scarf.

Hair falling flat? An easy tutorial on creating more volume (I needed this badly).

I want, need, love, and die for this coat!

An upper body kettle bell workout that needs to get in my life ASAP!

Have a great weekend! xx


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You guys, it's here. By it I mean the long awaited Scandal collection by The Limited. I cannot express how excited I am about this line, and even more excited that it lived up to the hype. Olivia Pope has arguably the best wardrobe on tv. One the most impressive aspect of Olivia's wardrobe is the seamless balance between power suiting and feminine accenting. The next most impressive aspect is the use of neutrals, most notably white as her signature color (how a lover of red wine has no fear of white ensembles boggles my mind but that's just me).

In true Olivia Pope fashion, the collection is neutral palette full of grays, blush tones, cream, and whites. I love the versatility of the pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a more modern look, a nice departure from homogenized suiting of the past. My pieces, are the shawl collar coats. I scoured the internet for one of these last year and never quite found what I was looking for in a price range I could spend. The search is over, sign me up, the money is as good as spent. The collection hits stores September 23rd, but until then you can die over the look book pictures and sharpen your best "it's handled" stare in the mirror.

That gray blouse is gorgeous, and again that coat...swoon!

All the tops especially the collar-less pin-tucked blazer are clutch

Could anyone else make a long sweater look this chic?

That dress makes me wish I had a formal work environment

Classic whites

A cape for the modern day wonder woman