Monday, August 10, 2015

Agendas

There seems to be a surplus of agendas on the market this year. All of a sudden every company/brand has released their own agenda for the upcoming school year, which has made it difficult for me to choose an agenda. I have been going back and forth on all different types of planners. I went into Paper Source the other day and had a look at all of the planners there, and that honestly really helped me decide more of what I want. I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorites and what I think of the layout of some of them, as well as share which one I have decided on!

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So for the past two years I have used a Lilly Pulitzer agenda, and this year I have been playing with the idea of trying out a different agenda. Day Designer has actually recently partnered with Target and released a more affordable line of their planners. I picked up the gold striped one the other day for only $12! They are all really cute and I really like the layout on the inside. The days are actually laid out in list. I really liked that aspect as I tend to think and work in lists. I went ahead and bought it because I figured I could return it if I changed my mind but I didn't want it to be sold out if I decided I wanted this agenda.

I went into Paper Source and had a look at the agendas there, which honestly really helped me make my decision. So, I died earlier this year when I saw that Rifle Paper Co was releasing agendas because I absolutely love Rifle Paper Co's designs. But when I looked at it today the one thing I wasn't a huge fan of was it didn't have a monthly calendar at the beginning of each month, it was only at the beginning of the whole planner. The Kate Spade ones are cute, but the one thing that I wasn't a huge fan of is that the majority of these planners are super plain on the inside. I had a peek at the Band.do one too and that one was just a tad too kitschy for my taste. Last, I peeked at the inside of this years Lilly agendas and I don't think I can resist. I mean they're just fun and bright and they worked well for me these past two years, so I am pretty sure I have made my decision.

I just went into way too much detail about planners and things... I never thought I would be one of those type, but I'm such a sucker for stationary... eh... whatever... lol

Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda

Friday, August 7, 2015

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This past week has definitely been on the busier side, between running around trying to get ready to go back to school in about two weeks and trying to get ready for vacation in London next week! On top of that I also had to get a root canal on Monday which I swear we found just in the nick of time! My tooth had been hurting a tiny bit on and off for about a month but I was hoping it would go away. Much to my chagrin, it got so bad near the end of last week that I had trouble sleeping. So, I went to the dentist Saturday morning (yes my dentist is randomly open every other Saturday) and surprise I needed a root canal. So I had the root canal procedure on Tuesday and I have the follow up on Monday, then I leave for London on Wednesday and I'm going to school right after I get home,  literally discovered that just in time. FYI even though there are thousands of rumors around that root canals are the most painful procedure, they don't hurt anymore than getting a cavity filled. I've had a bunch of other random things going on too, but say the least this week as been exhausting. But hey! This time next week I'll be in London! 

Anyways, I always like it when bloggers share interesting links from the past week, so that's what I am going to do today! Enjoy!

Design Darling is celebrating their 3rd birthday with 20% off the whole website! A few things I love are this, this, this, and this.


The Magic of Audrey Hepburn. Also here is an older article where her son shared some more personal details of her life. There's currently an exhibit on her at the National Portrait Gallery in London and I am 110% going.

This might be TMI but I have discovered a new favorite bra this week! It is pricey but I ordered mine during the final days of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, and it is so comfortable. I blame my mom for introducing me to nice bras because I can no longer do Aerie and Victoria's Secret anymore.

This list of "signs" you were raised in Northern Virginia. I always think these lists are funny and weirdly accurate. I can't say the entire list is entirely true (like being used to traffic), but some of these are so spot on. My personal favorite is #12.


This post is love. Not only is Julia's outfit in this post perfect, but also the location and just the pictures in general. *heart eye emoji*

There's now a Warby Parker pop-in shop at Nordstrom!!

Have you stumbled across anything interesting this week?
Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Krass & Co.

So I have meant to post before now for like the past two weeks, but life has just gotten super busy within the last week and a half. From trips to Oklahoma to visit my mom's family, then a family reunions for my dad's family, aka visiting a ton family, last minute beach trips, unexpected root canals, and now I have to get ready to go to London in a week (eep!), life has just been crazy.

Nonetheless, I have exciting news! I am now a brand representative for Krass & Co shorts! I am subscribed to their emails and received an email about applying for a campus representative position. I decided eh, why not, not really expecting anything to come of it and I was accepted!

Krass & Co. is a really cool company that makes the cutest running shorts! The whole idea behind the brand is to make comfortable clothing, that's attractive, and doesn't hold you back from doing whatever you want to do! As someone who is tempted to throw on Nike shorts and a t-shirt just about everyday, these are a way cuter and just as comfortable alternative!

Here are just a few of my favorites:


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Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda