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adulting, by kelly williams brown

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adulting / books / essentials / grown up / life / reading / responsible

If you’ve been around me for more than 30 minutes in the last three weeks, you may have heard me mention my new favorite book… {sorry Conrad, I’m talking about it again!} I picked this up from the library before our mini-moon, and could not put it down the entire trip! As Kelly Williams Brown clarifies early on in the book, adulting does not have anything to do with adultery, but rather, how to adult […]

fall essentials

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clothes / essentials / fall / fashion / lately / lena / life / style

Remember when I mentioned my summer essentials? I can hardly believe it, but it is now time for the fall edition. If there is one thing that makes transitioning from those long, lazy days into cool, crisp weather, it is the fashion (well that and the changing leaves, hard apple cider, pumpkin bread, etc…can you tell I LOVE fall?!). The only thing I don’t like about the fashion right now is how hard it is […]

summer essentials, two ways

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Every season, I pinpoint a few items from my closet as ‘essentials’, and basically structure every outfit around them. This summer, my essentials are denim cutoffs, a crisp button down shirt, a smart white blazer, and a slinky maxi dress. The tricky part is knowing how to transition from day to night without looking the same every day. Below, I’ve outlined eight ways to style my summer essentials, from casual to dressy. For day (weekend […]