Bites of My Life

Last week was a good one. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Good times at work, with friends and family, good food and good weather! I also have some "bites" of things I'm loving lately!

{Bites of My Life}
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-Easy taco salad made with leftover chicken and cabbage.
-I can't go home without making a stop at Chirps and Cheers. The cutest stationery store in the world, and the scene of my first job!
-A poached egg over oatmeal is becoming my breakfast staple. With a couple dashes of hot sauce, you just can't beat it.
-Summer nights call for a round of bocce ball. My parents won...
-The New Yorkers heading off to a wedding, loved having them home this weekend!
-Happy 55th Pops!

{Bites of what I'm lovin'}
{images via Pinterest}
-Boho braid. Perfect for hot summer days.
-Horizontal stipe walls and a photo gallery for a focal point.
-Need to make this strawberry cake. For your birthday Kathleen?
-My jeanie suit, as my dad called it. My oldest sister brought home this American Apparel romper this weekend. I couldn't take it off, so I had to order my own.
Lastly, if you haven't heard OneRepublic's new song "Counting Stars," take a listen. I can't get it out of my head, but I don't mind one bit!
Enjoy your last week of June!
xo annie

Sold on a Sale

J.Crew is killing it this season in my opinion. I went in the store last week, but had to leave because I didn't have enough time to try on all the things I wanted to. I went back later and found most of my favorite items in the sale area. In addition to their sale items, all women's apparel is 20% off in store and online. If you are a student they even let you double up discounts! Below are some of the things I picked up. 
j.crew purchase history
The tweed top will be perfect with black cropped pants for my internship. 
The stripe popover will also be good for work, but it is also great paired with shorts or white jeans. 
I'm about to wear out this black dress. It is made out of their thick cotton and has an exposed zipper in the back.  It is a great transition piece. I plan to wear it with a cardigan for work or church, or my jean vest for everyday. 
I am a sucker for spring sweaters. I am naturally cold blooded so I can wear sweaters when it is 80 degrees out. The neon is actually more pink in person which I love.
Besides the things I picked up, these are a couple of the other things I tried on. 
I love this maxi but decided to leave without it because I felt like I could get something similar for cheaper. Although, I just discovered it on sale online, so I might be going back for it. 
The neon skirt is absolutely perfect and I want it, but I'm afraid I wouldn't have an occasion to wear it so it got left behind. 
These flared shorts are too cute, but they were unfortunately out of my size. 
Lastly, I originally tried on this dress in navy. I loved it but had to narrow it down between this one and the black dress. The black seemed more practical so I left with it instead.
Don't forget, 20% off all women's apparel. Use the code LOOK20 if you are shopping online. Their Factory store is also offering up to 40% off everything. Who can pass up a good sale? I know I can't.
xo annie