Piperlime Closing Sale

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I bet you guys have heard by now that Piperlime is closing down on April 30th. I think it’s too bad because they carried a nice variety of clothes and the few things I have from the site, I really like. Since everything is on mega sale right now, I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite picks. Don’t forget to take an extra 50% off with the code GOODBYE. As you can imagine, sizes are limited and if you see something you like, act fast since things are selling out quickly!

 

Life & Links | 04.24.15

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// Victoria from Oh So Pretty recently got married and her photos are simply gorgeous. Congratulations to the happy couple!

// I’m one of those people who checks the weather every morning so I can try to dress appropriately and be prepared for precipitation. Well, I don’t know what happened when I was looking up the weather on Tuesday because I did not realize it was supposed to rain. I’m running a little late for work and 30 seconds after I leave my apartment, it starts to drizzle. I figure it’s too late to turn back and a little drizzle never killed anyone, so I press on. Now it’s been about three minutes since I left my apartment and it is pouring. I’m already soaked and if I turn around, I will most certainly be late. So instead, I arrive at work looking like a drowned rat (so much for spending 15 minutes curling my hair!) and make a beeline for the bathroom. After I’ve wrung out my hair and toweled off as much as I could, I head to my desk. Five minutes later, I pass a window and the sun is absolutely shining. What in the what?! Talk about flash storms (I’m still a little bitter, if you can’t tell ;).

// This month, The B Bar is talking about work/life balance and I thought it was really interesting to read about how Victoria manages her time.

// Have you seen the Milly x Kohls collection yet? How fun is this lemons dress?

// Shannon wrote about 10 great quotes from 10 great books and I love the quotes she picked.

// Soooo, Corina posted the most adorable cat wallpaper yesterday [insert heart eyes emoji here].

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A+ Weekend

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It was the best weekend I’ve had in a while.

SATURDAY

I was so excited for Saturday because I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. My roommate and I had a friend visiting from Philly for the day and we met him at Westville East for brunch. It’s a small, but cozy spot and they had all of the windows wide open to let the spring breeze blow through. I ordered hot dogs and fries and it felt like summer (I can’t remember the last time I had a hot dog and for me, hot dogs = barbecue = summer).

Since the weather was so gorgeous, I wanted to take advantage and spend most of the day outdoors. After brunch, we made a quick pit stop back at our apartment. I actually changed my clothes because I was too hot. I’d forgotten how to dress for nice weather. Darn you winter! After I changed into shorts and a tee, we walked over to our neighborhood park and found an empty bench to relax on. It was just so pleasant and I was one happy girl indeed.

When the sun was highest overhead, we strolled down into the East Village again to buy iced coffees from Fresco. Then we decided to pop back inside for a little bit of rest. We squeezed in one episode of Empire before we were out the door to meet a friend of mine from high school who was visiting from Baltimore. We walked to Koreatown, where we’d booked a karaoke room. We had so much fun selecting and singing some of our favorite songs. Four years ago, I would have never done karaoke because I was way too self-conscious. Now I’ve been several times over the years and I always have a great time. I’ll stick to private rooms with friends though- I don’t want to subject the general public to my caterwauling! It was still warm well into the night, so after karaoke we walked our tired voices back home and watched a bit more TV before bed.

SUNDAY

Around noon, I met my friend at Chelsea Market. We picked up some tacos from Los Tacos, which I had never tried before and which were pretty tasty. After that we strolled over to Fifth Avenue to do a little shopping. I had one return to make and I also wanted to pop into Sephora to take advantage of the Beauty Insider sale.

My friend had to head off mid-afternoon, but I decided to stay on Fifth Avenue and attempt to do a bit more shopping. I say attempt because all the stores were so busy/crowded. I tried for a bit, but I prefer to shop in a much calmer environment. On my way home, I stopped by Bedford Cheese Shop to pick up some bread and meats to snack on later.

It was a brief stop at home because soon I headed out again to meet up with another friend that was visiting from Boston. A few of us met up in Hell’s Kitchen and had drinks at a spot called Vynl. After our friend left to catch her bus, we all said our goodbyes and my roomie and I went back to our apartment. I spent the last few hours of the weekend prepping for the week ahead and doing my usual Sunday routine (a.k.a. painting my nails).

It was a wonderful, full weekend. What did you get up to this past weekend?

Life & Links | 04.17.15

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// How tasty do these beef empanadas look? I made empanadas once for a Superbowl party a couple years ago. They were a bit labor intensive, but they were very yummy.

// The highs were above 50 degrees all week, so I’d like to thank the weather for finally cooperating. *pats on the back*

// Here are a few tips for working more efficiently. I’m all for deleting emails that I don’t need or filing them away (I’ve got folders on folders). I’m always striving for inbox zero!

// I liked these tips on getting the most out of your Sephora experience. I only recently started taking advantage of samples and such and it’s so great to be able to test something before you buy it.

// Carrie of Wish Wish Wish posted a new spring wallpaper yesterday and it is lovely.

// I wish these emojis were real because I’d get so much use out of them. In other non-news, I haven’t updated my iPhone yet so I’m still seeing aliens instead of the new emojis (lolz).

// One of my friends is visiting this weekend and I’m looking forward to catching up her.

// New arrivals at Rifle Paper Co. (yassssss) and they’re 10% off.

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