As I get closer to relaunching my new site, I've been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work and thinking about what new content I'll begin to share on my little corner of the Internet. Similar to my recently revamped Site Seeing column, I'm bringing back an oldie but goodie from my blogging past: Current Obsession. I decided to change the name of this column because the word obsession is just so overused these days, and it just felt inauthentic to be obsessed with so many things all of the time. Enter: Latest Attraction. This will be an ongoing column featuring anything that tickles my fancy at a given time: micro trends, major trends, cool indie brands, new designer collections and the like. I may even start to feature some foodie attractions if I get hungry enough. The possibilities are endless! Now, onto the my latest attractions...
Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone has been enjoying their long weekend! I've been hanging out in OCNJ getting in some early beach time and taking a half-assed digital detox. This week's Site Seeing has two great round-ups of Memorial Day sales, an inside look on how one mega blogger makes her moolah on Instagram, and two giveaways you won't want to miss. Huge shout out and thank you to all the men and women that have served and currently defend our country! #Merica
Shirt Dress: Walter Baker via Second Time Around (similar + other options) Shoes: Macy's (similar) Bucket Bag: Forever 21 (other options) Sunnies: Free People (similar) Earrings: Nordstrom (similar)
For me, the shirt dress is one of those items that I randomly buy for no particular reason and then absolutely fall in love with it and wear it 24/7. It's a great piece to transition from season to season, plus the effortless feel of a shirt dress can work on anyone. The one I'm wearing would probably only be suitable to transition from spring to summer, but a shirt dress in a class color and fabric, like this chambray one, is super versatile for your year-round closet.
Black Swan Skirt: c/o Romwe Top: LIT Boutique (similar) Shoes: Nine West (similar) Cat Eye Sunglasses: Free People Bag: H&M (similar)
Growing up, I was a pretty shy kid. I was never the child that excitedly raised their hand to answer a question, or the first to spark up a conversation. I preferred listening to everyone else talk and taking in my surroundings. I always thought being an introvert was a bad thing. I envied my peers that were so confident in themselves and could speak in front of the class like it was nothing. I still get pangs of social anxiety from time to time, and still have a fear of public speaking, but after all these years I've finally realized that being the quiet girl wasn't such a bad thing at all. It's one of the reasons I fell in love with fashion.
Happy weekend! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous in Boston, and I hope it's been the same for you, wherever you are! If anyone noticed that I missed last weekend's Site Seeing post (highly unlikely maybe my Mom did), it's because I'm currently doing the 21 Day Fix from Beachbody and the first week was ROUGH. And by that I mean I was too exhausted to do much of anything besides workout, go to work and sleep. Luckily, the second week hasn't been too bad so I've had more mental energy to GSD. I'm actually thinking about blogging about the whole Fix experience, but I'm not sure if anyone would really care to read it. Let me know in the comments if you'd be interesting in reading about it! Ok enough about me, onto my faves from last week...