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Here’s the situation: Every year, some time around December 19th or 20th, Mitch and I set out for one of our families’ houses. (It’s a big trip, and one that’s unavoidable, as Mitch is from the Midwest and I’m from the East Coast.) And nearly every year, without fail, one of us falls deathly ill with a terrible cold or the flu. And then the other one gets it. And it kind of ruins the holidays for us. (One year, Mitch got it and passed it to me… and then I passed it to about 35 people. So much throwing up and fainting. It’s incredible that our families still like us!)
Woooo! It’s finally Friday. Today, Mitch and I (and Noodle) are embarking on the first leg of our 14-hour drive back to the East Coast for Christmas, and I’m beyond excited. Of course, I have a ton of stuff to do before picking Mitch up at work–finish a couple of blog-related projects, line up posts, edit photos, pack, fold laundry, do a photo shoot, pick up a few last-minute gifts, and clean–but I can totally do this, right?!
Today, I’m teaming up with Shopbop and Social Root to feature a new pair of sunglasses from Wildfox. (And no, I’m not sure I’ve ever switched up my eyewear on the blog, so this is big, haha.) Social Root is this cool new project that helps companies find bloggers who are influential in specific segments like sunglasses, denim and bags. I’m not sure how I was identified as a “digital influencer”–perhaps because I wear the same pair in nearly every post? ;)–but I’m so glad I was found! Because I had a blast with this post. What do you think about my new “Catfarer” shades?! If you haven’t hear of Wildfox yet, it’s an LA-based brand that came about in 2007. You can see the rest of the eyewear here, and how cute is this striped sweatshirt?!
A couple of years ago, my mom and I were shopping at Lilly Pulitzer on the Upper East Side together, looking for outfits for my rehearsal dinner. I was feeling frustrated (and a little upset), as I’d been looking for the perfect dress for months and had come up with zilch. I know; so silly. But my feeling was that I was getting married. It was such a beautiful time in my life, and I wanted to look beautiful, too. How could I not be in love with the dress?